Entitled A Broadway Romance, the 8 PM concert, according to press notes, "explores the universal theme of American musical theatre: two people meet and fall in love. The evening weaves together dozens of showtunes that tell the story of a tangled romance, performed by two brilliant stars of Broadway." Matthew Inge produces and directs.
Concertgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Somebody, Somewhere," "My Romance," "Simple Little Things," "Coffee In a Cardboard Cup," "Unexpected Song," "I Am Loved," "The Impossible Dream," "My White Knight" and "Love Can't Happen," among others.
Brent Barrett, who recently completed a two-year stint in the title role of Phantom – the Las Vegas Spectacular, received an Olivier Award nomination for his role in the London company of Kiss Me, Kate, and his other theatrical credits include the Broadway productions of Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago, Grand Hotel, Dance a Little Closer, West Side Story and Candide. Barrett received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for his work in the L.A. production of Chicago and has been seen Off-Broadway in Closer Than Ever, March of the Falsettos, The Death of Von Richtofen, The Time of the Cuckoo and Portrait of Jenny. His television and film appearances include "Hercules," "Longtime Companion," "All My Children," "Another World" and "Guiding Light."
Patty Goble has been seen on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera; Ragtime; Kiss Me, Kate; La Cage aux Folles; The Woman in White; and Curtains. For tickets, priced $35-44 (student tix are $10), visit www.annapolissymphony.org or call (410) 263-0907. The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra plays the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, located at 801 Chase Street in Annapolis, MD.