The evening of songs by the husband-and-wife composers will feature the talents of Ty Taylor (Songs for a New World), Allie Trimm (13), Lara Pulver (Parade), Amy Ryder (Damn Yankees), Tracy Nicole Chapman (Caroline, or Change) and Dan Callaway (Phantom of the Opera) as well as a 30-voice choir. Show time for the benefit concert for the church is 7:30 PM. "We'll be doing 20 songs, many of which we've never done in concert in Los Angeles before, and those of you who don't already know Georgia's work will get to hear some incredible songs performed by an extraordinary cast," Tony winner Brown said in an e-mail.
Brown won a Tony Award for his score to Parade. He was most recently represented on Broadway with the new musical 13.
A composer, lyricist, musical director, conductor, arranger and pianist, Georgia Stitt's musicals include The Water, Big Red Sun and Sing Me a Happy Song, a revue she is writing with David Kirshenbaum. Stitt was the assistant conductor for the Broadway bow of Little Shop of Horrors and the associate conductor for Encores! mounting of Can-Can. A recipient of the ASCAP Frederick Loewe Fellowship and the Sue Brewer Award for excellence in music composition, Stitt is married to Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. Her CD is titled "This Ordinary Thursday"; she also recently collaborated with lyricist Marcy Heisler on "Alphabet City Cycle," a five-song cycle for soprano.
Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at 585 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, CA. For tickets, priced $35, call (626) 793-2191 or visit www.ppc.net.