Kiss Me! Sweeney Todd's Sarah Rice Sings of Love, With Paul Jackel, Feb. 14

News   Kiss Me! Sweeney Todd's Sarah Rice Sings of Love, With Paul Jackel, Feb. 14 Sarah Rice, Broadway's original Johanna of Sweeney Todd, will sing a Valentine's Day concert of songs from the operetta, classical and musical theatre repertoire, with Paul Jackel, in upstate New York, Feb. 14.
Sarah Rice in Sweeney Todd
Sarah Rice in Sweeney Todd (Photo by Martha Swope)

The "musical celebration of love and romance" is at UnCommon Grounds, the coffee house and cabaret venue in tiny Wurtsboro, NY, in Sullivan County. Broadway musical director Sue Anderson is at the piano. Jackel (A Christmas Carol, The Secret Garden) is a last-minute replacement for fluish Edmound Fitzpatrick. Art songs, show tunes and opera selections will be heard, Rice told Playbill On-Line. Among other songs, expect"My White Knight" and "Goodnight, My Someone" from The Music Man, and more. A guest artist from Broadway's original run of Sweeney Todd will make surprise appearance, Rice said.

Rice and Fitzpatrick performed a concert at the Firebird in Manhattan in 2001. UnCommon Grounds' cover charge is $10 with a $10 food/drink minimum.

UnCommon Grounds is at 108 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro, in Sullivan County. For reservations, call (845) 888-2121 or click here for more information.

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Over the past several years, Rice and producer-husband John Hiller, along with Paul Jackel, have been developing a revival of the musical, Little Mary Sunshine, in workshops that they hope will lead to a Broadway staging. Roundabout Theatre Company is currently exploring the property for a production, as well.