Pop and theatre chanteuse Linda Eder took her first stage bow in Houston and now returns to take another, this time with the Houston Symphony Orchestra in a Sept. 26 concert at Jones Hall.
The evening is a co-production with the Alley Theatre, where Eder has taken three lead roles in musicals written by her husband, composer Frank Wildhorn. She starred on Broadway as Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde and sang star turns in Svengali and The Civil War. She has since moved on to record four solo albums ("Linda Eder," "And So Much More," "It's Time" and "It's No Secret Anymore"), three of her husband's musical score concept albums (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War) and several of his songs, including selections from his upcoming musical, Havana, written expressly with her in mind for the lead. That show is projected for the 2001-02 Broadway season.
Eder made her Carnegie Hall debut Feb. 2, 2000 five months after giving birth to her first child, Jake.
Tickets are $60-$20. For reservations, call the Houston Symphony at (713) 224-7575 or the Alley Theatre box office at (713) 228-8421. The Houston Symphony Orchestra is on the web at http://www.houstonsymphony.org.
-- By Christine Ehren