The evening will feature the talents of Emily Skinner and Julia Murney; Jim Caruso will host. Show time is 8 PM. Expect to hear such tunes as "Come Up and See Me Sometime," "Ring them Bells" and "Defying Gravity."
Emily Skinner, who is currently starring in the Chicago production of Billy Elliot, earned a Tony nomination for portraying Daisy Hilton in the Broadway production of Side Show. She has also appeared in the original Broadway productions of Jekyll & Hyde, James Joyce's The Dead, The Full Monty and Dinner at Eight. In addition to her cast albums, Skinner has released albums with her Side Show co-star Alice Ripley, including "Duets," "Unsuspecting Hearts" and "Skinner/Ripley Raw at Town Hall," as well as her own solo recording, "Emily Skinner."
Julia Murney made her Broadway debut in Lennon and played a lengthy run as Elphaba in the New York company of Wicked. She received a Drama Desk nomination for her work in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, and her other theatrical credits include Saved, Crimes of the Heart, Time and Again, A Class Act, Cloud 9, Snapshots, Mata Hari and the national tour of Wicked. Murney also portrayed Florence in the Chess benefit concert for The Actors' Fund of America and was part of the all-star Children of Eden concert as well. Her solo CD is titled "I'm Not Waiting."
The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, MD. For more information call (301) 581-5100.