Simply titled A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein!, the 2 PM Sept. 21 performance at the Waltham, MA, venue will honor dancer, choreographer and teacher, Gemze de Lappe. Scott Wahle will narrate the performance, which will boast performances by Pfisterer and guest artists from New York and Boston, who will be accompanied by a full orchestra. Attendees will hear selections from five Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals: The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, Carousel and South Pacific.
De Lappe will also be presented with The Golden Eagle, an award celebrating her work and contributions to the Reagle Players throughout the years.
De Lappe, according to Reagle Players, is a "chief acolyte and interpreter of the works of Agnes de Mille. . . As an Agnes de Mille protégé, Ms. de Lappe was handpicked by the master choreographer to interpret or restage her work. Throughout the years, Ms. de Lappe has worked in close association with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization in New York. De Lappe ensures that the intentions, creative detail and style in Agnes de Mille's choreography inform all of the restaging of the dance designs created for the original Rodgers and Hammerstein shows."
De Lappe, who danced in the original production of Carousel, received a 2007 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre.
For tickets call (781) 891-5600 or visit www.reagleplayers.com.