Malcolm Gets, Nancy Dussault and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles will celebrate the work of legendary musical theatre composer Jerry Herman (Mame, Hello, Dolly!, La Cage aux Folles) July 12-14 at the Alex Theatre. Herman will attend and also perform during the evening (entitled Jerry's Boys), which will revisit his greatest hits, along with a taste from his latest work, Miss Spectacular.
Gets, while he obtained fame on "Caroline and the City," is a solid musical theatre performer, having played in Off-Broadway's Hello Again, Merrily We Roll Along, A New Brain and with plans to star in the upcoming Broadway production of Michel Legrand's Amour. Nanay Dussault was Tony-nominated for Do Re Me and performed in Broadway's Bajour, The Sound of Music, Side by Side by Sondheim and Into the Woods. She also starred for six season on TV's "Too Close for Comfort."
Jerry's Boys will feature more than a dozen Herman songs including "Mame," "Bosom Buddies," "If He Walked Into My Life," "Before the Parade Passes By," "It Only Takes a Moment," "Time Heals Everything," "A Little More Mascara," "I Am What I Am," "I'll Be Here Tomorrow," "Shalom" and "I Don't Want to Know." The song "Where in the World Is My Prince?" from Miss Spectacular will get a special preview performance.
Tickets are $15-$45. The Alex Theatre is located at 216 North Brand Boulevard in Glendale. For reservations, call (800) MEN-SING. The Gay Men's Chorus is on the web at http://www.gmcla.org.
— By Christine Ehren