The cast is composed of three BRT favorites — Barrymore Award nominee Demetria Joyce Bailey, PS Classics co-founder and recording artist Philip Chaffin, and Keith Spencer (Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music of the Night with Betty Buckley and Melissa Manchester) — plus one BRT newcomer, Erin Mosher. Songs include such Arlen favorites as "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Blues in the Night," "Paper Moon," "The Man That Got Away," "One for My Baby," "For Every Man There's a Woman," "Sleepin' Bee" and "I Never Has Seen Snow."
Arlen's Broadway musicals include Jamaica, St. Louis Woman, House of Flowers, Saratoga and more. With lyricist Yip Harburg he wrote the score to the film "The Wizard of Oz," which is probably his best-known work. The plots to the Depression-era shows that featured his songs are largely forgotten, but the songs (such as "Get Happy," "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues," "Let's Take a Walk Around the Block," "I've Got the World on a String," "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "It's Only a Paper Moon" and more) live on.
The concert is directed by Keith Baker, artistic director of Bristol Riverside Theatre.
Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe Street. Individual tickets for all "musicales" are $29 for adults, $25 for BRT members and $10 for students.
Individual tickets are available by calling the BRT box office at (215) 785-0100 or by visiting www.BRTstage.org. *
Since 1986, BRT has brought professional theatre to Bucks County and maintained a long-term commitment to finding and developing new plays. The theatre is the recipient of over 50 Barrymore Award nominations for Excellence in Theatre, given annually by the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. In addition to its mainstage productions, the theatre serves as a cultural hub for the community, with such programs as children's theatre, community concerts and exhibitions of local visual arts.