Best of Broadway

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE STRIKE BY STAFF AT LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY, THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO GLAD TIDINGS.

Mélanie Léonard and the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra take you on a tour of Broadway from golden age classics to today’s hits. This not-to-be-missed performance will feature works by Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Weber and more!

PROGRAM

SELECTIONS FROM THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
A. LLOYD WEBER (B. 1948)

LES MISÉRABLES SELECTIONS
A. BUBIL (ARR. LOWDEN) (B. 1941)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM WICKED
S. SHWARTZ (ARR. RICKETTS) (B.1948)

SELECTIONS FROM MAN OF LA MANCHA
M. LEIGH (ARR. LANG) (1928-2004)

INTERMISSION

OVERTURE FROM CANDIDE
L. Bernstein (1918-1990)

OVERTURE FROM WEST SIDE STORY
L. Bernstein (1918-1990)

SELECTIONS FROM AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
G. Gershwin (arr. Whitney) (1898-1937)

SELECTIONS FROM PORGY AND BESS
G. Gershwin (arr. Whitney) (1898-1937)

SELECTIONS FROM CHICAGO
(arr. Ricketts)

CAN CAN DANCE
J. Offenbach (1819-1880)

BROADWAY POPS

The last century of American music has been defined by the Broadway Musical. Indeed, few genres have had such universal appeal, or been able to thrive in so many different social, political and economic climates as Musical Theatre. From Gershwin to Sondheim, Lloyd Weber to Schwartz, musicals have inspired artists across genres and kept audiences humming along to their tunes since the early 20th century. Perhaps this is because, regardless of plot or musical style, these works all strive for the same goal; pure entertainment. Tonight’s performance is an exploration of music that has made millions of people happy. It’s diverse, inspiring and above all? FUN! We hope you enjoy this orchestral look at some of our Broadway favourites, and that your toes keep tapping long after the lights come back on.