In the symphony’s two previous concerts at the Borgata Music Box, things have gone decidedly classical—as symphony concerts usually do. The concerts featured world-renowned soloists, including international superstar pianist Yuja Wang, the symphony’s principal clarinetist Christopher Di Santo, and acclaimed violinist Amy Beth Horman.
But for the final show, the symphony is going all Great White Way.
This concert is dubbed Broadway A-Z, ABBA to Les Miz, and is the Bay-Atlantic Symphony’s Seventh Annual Gala Concert featuring the music that has defined the magic of Broadway for generations.
Broadway A-Z, ABBA to Les Miz features some of Broadway’s greatest all-time hits—from Jerome Kern to Comden and Green—performed by Broadway stars Teri Dale Hansen and Jeremiah James accompanied by the Symphony conducted by Music Director Jed Gaylin.
Songs from “Show Boat,” “Les Misèrables,” “Guys and Dolls,” “The King and I,” “Peter Pan,” “Rent,” “West Side Story,” “La Cage aux Folles,” “Cabaret” and “The Music Man,” will be featured. If that doesn’t cover the full gamut of Broadway history, we don’t know what does.
And our two main performers have pretty impressive musical theater backgrounds.
Teri Dale Hansen starred as Magnolia on London’s West End in Harold Prince’s Tony Award winning production of “Show Boat” and on the Broadway debut in “The Boys from Syracuse.” She spent years concertizing with Marvin Hamlisch worldwide and has sung in leading roles with the Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Orlando Opera, Florida Grand Opera and the Opera De Toulon.
Dale Hansen was also a Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Award nominee as a leading Actor for her performance in Bertolt Brecht’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” and toured as Marian Paroo in “The Music Man” as well as starring as Guenevere in the National Tour of “Camelot”. Her debut CD is Into Your Arms…Love Songs Of Richard Rodgers.
Jeremiah James is a West End star and international recording artist. He has over 60 professional theatre credits, including the latest West End Revival of “Carousel” as Billy Bigelow and the first national tour of Trevor Nunn’s revival of “Oklahoma!” as Curly. Off Broadway, he starred in “The Fantasticks” as El Gallo, and in “Crazy for You” as Bobby Child for which he received a Los Angeles Ovation.
As a recording artist, he has performed worldwide with his group Teatro, including performing before HRH Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Show, with over one million records sold worldwide, two #1 albums, a Gold Record in the United Kingdom and a Platinum Record in South America. James has performed with symphony orchestras across the United States and abroad. As a solo recording artist, he most recently released Tupelo to worldwide critical acclaim.
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