Irving Berlin's Music Shines At Winter Park Playhouse

Irving Berlin's Music Shines At Winter Park Playhouse

The Winter Park Playhouse continues it's series of professional musicals with their Fall production of I Love A Piano featuring a score of Irving Berlin favorites! The production runs September 21 through October 14, 2018.Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Saturday matinee performances at 2 p.m. and select Friday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

This highly entertaining musical, conceived by Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley, looks at America through the perspective and hopeful eyes of legendary composer, Irving Berlin. The audience follows the journey of a piano from its first days in Tin Pan Alley, all the way to the 1950's. The story comes to life with a score of over 60 of Berlin's most beloved songs including "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Cheek To Cheek," and "God Bless America."

The cracker jack cast includes Broadway veterans Roy Alan and Larry Alexander as well as four newcomers to the Playhouse stage - Lauren Culver, Nick Drivas, Meredith Pughe, and Kari Ringer.

Award-winning Equity veteran Lourelene Snedeker will direct, Playhouse Artistic Director Roy Alan will choreograph, and resident Playhouse Music Director Christopher Leavy will music direct. The Playhouse trio will accompany the production with Christopher Leavy on piano, Sam Forrest on percussion, Ned Wilkinson on multiple instruments.

The Boston Globe writes, "Roderick and Berkeley have captured both the astonishing range of Berlin's musical styles and the cleverness ... which makes it easy to understand why the songwriter is a national treasure."

And... "If you're looking for a shot of vibrant good spirits set to Berlin's jazzy masterpieces, I Love A Piano is a powerhouse of delights!" claims EDGE Boston.

"Come enjoy the best of Irving Berlin in this delightful musical! Tickets sell fast so call the box office or go online soon!" says Playhouse Executive Director, Heather Alexander.

Ticket prices are $42 evenings, $39 senior evenings, $32 matinees, $20 preview, $15 student and theatrical industry professionals. Student rush "$10@10" offers $10 tickets (for students 25 years and younger) 10 minutes prior to a performance when seats are available.

For more tickets and information call the box office at 407-645-0145 or visit online at www.winterparkplayhouse.org.

Photo: (clockwise from bottom right) Meredith Pughe, Nick Drivas, Kari Ringer, Roy Alan, Larry Alexander, and Lauren Culver

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Winter Park Playhouse


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