Constantine Conducts Classic Broadway
Andrew Constantine, conductor
Lisa Vroman, vocalist
Doug LaBrecque, vocalist
Music Director Andrew Constantine concludes the Pops season with an extraordinary evening revisiting classic songs from Broadway’s Golden Age and beyond. The most popular tunes from Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Hamlisch, Lloyd Webber and more are sung by Phantom of the Opera stars Lisa Vroman and Doug LaBrecque. With unforgettable melodies and beautiful lyrics, their incredible vocal talents make this an elegant evening of beloved songs you will always remember
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PORTER Wunderbar from Kiss Me, Kate
BERLIN I Want to Go Back to Michigan
MARTIN & BLAINE Trolley Song from Meet Me in St. Louis
LERNER & LOEWE I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady
PORTER You’ve Got That Thing
BERLIN Alexander’s Ragtime Band
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN Tribute to Rodgers & Hammerstein
Love, Look Away from Flower Drum Song
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ from Oklahoma!
The Lonely Goatherd from The Sound of Music
GERSHWIN S’Wonderful from Funny Face
GERSHWIN I Got Rhythm
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WILLSON Seventy Six Trombones from The Music Man
WILLSON Till There Was You from The Music Man
LOESSER Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat from Guys and Dolls
HAMLISCH A Chorus Line Overture
BOUBLIL & SCHOENBERG Bring Him Home from Les Misérables
WEBBER Selections from Phantom of the Opera
Think of Me
All I Ask of You
Music of the Night
Doug LaBrecque thrilled theatre audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera. In addition, Mr. LaBrecque has starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of ShowBoat, a role he also per- formed in Toronto and Chicago. He was featured in Oscar Hammerstein’s 100th Birthday Celebration Something Wonderful on Broadway at The Gershwin Theatre, and toured nationally with Les Miserables. Regionally, Mr. LaBrecque has performed leading roles in Candide, A Chorus Line, and Man of LaMancha among many others. A graduate of University of Michigan he was also featured in the world premiere of A Wonderful Life, written by Sheldon Harnick and Joe Raposo, and starred in the premiere revival of Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner’s Love Life.
Lisa starred for several years on Broadway as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. As Christine, she garnered Theatre Critics' awards for the role in a record breaking run in San Francisco and did a return engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Ms. Vroman starred as Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, making her New York City Opera debut with Paul Sorvino playing the title role. She played the role of Charlotte in A Little Night Music with Michigan Opera Theatre, starring Leslie Uggams and Ron Raines. Lisa sang the role of Birdie in Regina with Utah Opera, conducted by Keith Lockhart; made her New Jersey Opera debut as Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus (directed by Ira Siff); and premiered and recorded two Comic Operas by composers John Musto (Bastianello) and William Bolcom (Lucrezia) with the New York Festival of Song. Lisa lives in Pasadena, CA with husband Patrick O'Neil and their beautiful dog Barber.
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