Imagine seeing and hearing a century of great songs and dances from Broadway and beyond in one spectacular evening. Composer and lyricist Neil Berg has one such night of entertainment planned for you at the Bushnell’s Center for the Performing Arts. On Sunday, February 19 at 7 p.m., the parade of hits will sparkle down the runway and you don’t want to miss the razzle-dazzle fun.
With personal musical credits that range from “The Prince and the Pauper” to “Grumpy Old Men” to “The Man Who Would Be King” to “Heidi,” Neil Berg is well qualified to take on this daunting showcase project. Hop scotching across the decades of America’s finest hits, five of Broadway’s top stars will perform selections from such shows as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” “Aida,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Jersey Boys,” “Chicago,” “Jekyll and Hyde” and “Mamma Mia.”
This musical feast will be provided by Broadway veterans David Elder (Curtains, 42nd Street, Kiss Me Kate), Ted Louis Levy (Black & Blue, Bring In ‘Da Noise! Bring In ‘Da Funk!), Meredith Patterson (White Christmas, 42nd Street, The Green Bird), Natalie Toro (A Tale of Two Cities, Les Misérables) and Rob Evan (Jekyll & Hyde, Les Misérables, Little Shop of Horrors). For more information visit Neil Berg's website: www.neilberg.com.
“Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway Song and Dance” is an evening you won’t want to miss, a production guaranteed to chase away the winter blahs and blues.
That day at 2 p.m. local Greater Hartford dance studios will present a special Student Showcase competing to appear in the evening performance. Dancers will be from four area studios, including Stage Left Dance, Aprille’s Danceprints, The Dancer’s Image Dance Academy and Dance 10 Studios. The winning troupe will be in the evening’s grand finale.
Tickets to the Student Showcase are $15 or only $10 with the purchase of a ticket to the 7 p.m. performance. Tickets to the Neil Berg Special are $35-45 and may be purchased by calling the Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford at 860-987-5900 or online at www.bushnell.org.
Watch these five Broadway veterans strut their stunning stuff as they journey through a century of memorable song and dance routines and make them come alive all over again.