Sal Viviano and Jodi Benson Spend A Night at the Oscars Sept. 29
By Andrew Gans
Peter Nero and The Philly Pops return to the Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial Sept. 29 for a benefit concert for the patients and residents of the St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center and Morris Hall.
The evening, which is entitled A Night at the Oscars, features songs from the movies. Special guest vocalists are Broadway's Sal Viviano and Jodi Benson.
Viviano, who is currently starring in Off-Broadway's Closer Than Ever, will sing "The Days Of Wine And Roses," "The Prayer," "All The Way," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Under The Sea," "Beauty And The Beast" and "The Trolley Song." Benson will sing "Colors Of The Wind," "When You Wish Upon A Star" and her signature song "Part Of Your World," which she introduced as the voice of Ariel in Disney's "The Little Mermaid."
Peter Nero, a two-time Grammy Award winner, will play "The Summer Of '42," "Moon River," "Rhapsody in Blue" at his piano; while also taking the podium to conduct The Philly Pops Orchestra in the themes from "Star Wars," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Mission Impossible" and more.
Sal Viviano has appeared on Broadway in The Full Monty, The Life, Falsettos, City of Angels, Romance/Romance and The Three Musketeers. Off-Broadway he was seen in Beau Jest, Cather County, Weird Romance, Catch Me If I Fall, Broadway Jukebox, Hamlet and The Opera. His film credits include "Black Roses," "The Jitters," "Spike of Bensonhurst" and "Life With Mikey."
A Tony Award nominee for her performance in Crazy for You, Jodi Benson also appeared on Broadway in Smile, Welcome to the Club and Marilyn: An American Fable. She created the voice of Ariel in Disney's animated feature "The Little Mermaid," and her voice has also been heard in "Toy Story II," "Flubber" and "Thumbelina."
Tickets are $35-85 and can be purchased online at www.thewarmemorial.com or by calling (609) 791-9451. For more information visit www.phillypops.com.
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