Broadway at Good Theater Concerts Set for December 2-6 with Kenita R. Miller, Nicolas Callaway Foster & More
This year's edition of Broadway at Good Theater is a tribute to the 1930s and the amazing shows to open on Broadway during that decade. Shows like Anything Goes, They Boys From Syracuse, On Your Toes, Roberta, Babes in Arms, The Gay Divorce will be featured with songs from such songwriters as Rodgers & Hart, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter. Well-known hits featured in the concerts include: "The Lady is a Tramp," "There's a Small Hotel," "Heatwave," "September Song," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Winter Wonderland," "Just One of Those Things" and many more.
Broadway star Kenita R. Miller is making her third appearance at Good Theater. She starred on Broadway and the national tour of The Color Purple as Miss Celie. Kenita was also featured in Xanadu on Broadway and has been seen in productions of Ragtime and Once on This Island. She won a Drama Desk Award for her performance in the off-Broadway show Working and received a Barrymore Award for her appearance in Parade. She will be singing two Ethel Waters tunes from As Thousands Cheer, "Harlem on My Mind" and "Suppertime." In addition she will perform Irving Berlin's "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" and the Gershwins' "My Cousin From Milwaukee."
Joining Kenita will be young up and coming singing sensation Nicholas Callaway Foster. He will perform "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Night and Day," and a duet of "All the Things You Are." Nicholas comes from a musical family. His mother is Broadway actress/singer Liz Callaway and his aunt is the award-winning singer Ann Hampton Callaway. This is his Good Theater debut.
Good Theater favorites performing include: Glenn Anderson, Kelly Caufield, Jim Gaddis, Laura Houck, Jennifer Manzi MacLeod, Conor Martin, Lynne McGhee, Jen Means, Halim Moldavor, Amy Roche, Benjamin Row, and Marissa Sheltra.
Good Theater's Artistic Director, Brian P. Allen, has devised the concerts and serves as director. Victoria Stubbs is the musical director and will be joined by Bill Manning on percussion and John Lawson on bass. Justin Cote is the set decorator and the production stage manager. Iain Odlin is the lighting designer.
Good Theater has announced the annual presentation of its Broadway at Good Theater concerts December 2-6. These fundraising events feature two special guests, Broadway star Kenita R. Miller, singing sensation Nicolas Callaway Foster and a dozen Good Theater performers. Performances take place at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. Show times are Wednesday 12/2 at 7:00 ($27), Thursday 12/3 at 7:00 ($27), Friday 12/4 at 7:30 ($30), Saturday 12/5 at 3:00 ($30) and 7:30 ($40) and Sunday 12/6 at 2:00 ($40). For information and tickets call 207-885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website www.goodtheater.com .