Singer-actress Maureen McGovern, now celebrating her 30th anniversary in show business, will perform a special concert to benefit the Sundance Theatre Youth Outreach Programs on June 15.
McGovern, who will star in the Sundance Theatre's upcoming production of Dear World (June 27-Aug. 17), will offer an evening of Richard Rodgers tunes at the June benefit. The unique double-bill celebration, entitled "Starry Summer Nights," includes a ticket to McGovern's Rodgers concert as well as a ticket to a subsequent performance of Dear World. All proceeds from the celebration will help support the theatre's youth programs, which are designed to introduce live theatre to Utah's youth.
Maureen McGovern's performing credits are numerous and varied. She appeared on Broadway in Nine, The Pirates of Penzance and The Threepenny Opera, and her many recordings include the Grammy nominated "The Pleasure of His Company" and the Academy Award-winning song "The Morning After." She was also seen in the films "The Towering Inferno," "Airplane!" and "The Cure for Boredom," and she last appeared at the Sundance Theatre in 1999 as Mme. Emery in the stage version of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. The concert will be held in the intimate Jeanné Wagner Theatre, 138 West Broadway in Salt Lake City, UT. Show time is 8 PM. Tickets to "Starry Summer Nights" are priced at $75 and $100 are now available by calling 355 ARTS (2787) or 1-888-451-ARTS (2787).
The Sundance Theatre is a not-for-profit arts organization founded by Robert Redford; for more information go to www.sundance.org.
—By Andrew Gans