Performers set to take the concert stage include Tony Award winners Mandy Patinkin and Savion Glover and Tony nominees Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway. An evening with Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim is also on the schedule.
Jake Ehrenreich will be one of the first performers to appear at the Strathmore's Music Center in the upcoming season. Ehrenreich will present his nostalgic, autobiographical show, A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, Sept. 26 at 3 and 7 PM. Ehrenreich has been touring the country with the show after a successful Off-Broadway run at Lamb's Theatre.
Singing sisters Liz (Baby) and Ann Hampton Callaway (Swing!) will kick off an Oct. 8 at 8 PM evening that also features the Dave Brubeck Quartet. The sisters will perform "the soundtrack of their childhood with songs from the 60s and 70s, including 'Both Sides Now,' 'Up, Up and Away' and 'Downtown,' among others," before jazz legend Brubeck and his group take the stage to perform "Blue Rondo a la Turk" and other favorites from Brubeck's career.
"Sunday at Strathmore with Stephen Sondheim" (Nov. 14, 2 PM) will feature Sondheim (Sondheim on Sondheim, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George) in conversation with Washington Post theatre critic Peter Marks.
Glover (Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk) will perform an evening of dance Feb. 16, 2011, at 8 PM. "Backed by his company of musicians and dancers, Glover returns to Strathmore with his newest show, blending the sensuous, sinuous style of flamenco with the explosive, percussive force of his own style of tap." Patinkin (Evita, Sunday…) will perform his "Dress Casual" concert June 9 and 10, 2011 at 8 PM. Sondheim songs are on the bill, and so are the works of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Harry Chapin and others. Paul Ford will accompany Patinkin on piano.
Julia Nixon, a popular Washington, D.C.-area jazz/R&B vocalist who won a Helen Hayes Award for her work in the Studio Theatre's Caroline, or Change, will perform at the Mansion Jan. 6, 2011, at 7:30 PM, as part of the "Signature at the Strathmore" series, presented in collaboration with the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre.
Other headliners scheduled for the Music Center include Patti LaBelle (Feb. 5, 8 PM), Johnny Mathis (April 16, 9 PM), Kris Kristofferson (Nov. 13, 8 PM), and the Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires in Tango Inferno (Jan. 25 8 PM).
Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. For more information and tickets, visit strathmore.org.