Magic to Do: Starry Stephen Schwartz: Making Good Concert Plays L.A.

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Stephen Schwartz: Making Good, a concert featuring Terrence Mann, Michael Arden and Jennifer Leigh Warren, among others, is presented Aug. 23 at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
Terrence Mann and Michael Arden
Terrence Mann and Michael Arden Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Presented as part of Upright Cabaret's "Wicked" Summer Nights at the Ford series, the evening promises highlights from the Schwartz songbook, including premieres from his forthcoming opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon. Showtime is 7:30 PM. Billy Porter directs the evening that features Mann, Arden and Warren, as well as Tracie Thoms, David Burnham, Elizabeth Brackenbury, Barrett Foa, Audra Mae, Michael Marcotte, Katy Mixon, Nicole Parker, Hila Plitmann, Aaron Refvem, Tami Tappan Damiano, Ty Taylor and Brenna Whitaker.

Stephen Schwartz: Making Good has musical direction by Charity Wicks and Chris Bratten.

Composer-lyricist Schwartz penned the scores for the stage musicals Wicked, Godspell, Pippin and The Baker's Wife and Children of Eden, and wrote lyrics to Rags, and contributed to the films "Pocahontas" (lyrics) and "The Prince of Egypt" (music and lyrics).

The Ford Amphitheatre is located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East in Hollywood, CA. For tickets visit www.fordtheatres.com or www.uprightcabaret.com/events or call (323) 461-3673.

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