The series, presented by Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel, will kick off June 11 at 8:30 PM with Shoshana Bean: A Happening at the Ford. The first half of the evening will find the former Hairspray star singing the hits of Barbra Streisand in "Shoshana Sings Streisand"; the second half, entitled "My Name Is Shoshana," will include songs from Bean's debut recording, "Superhero." On July 24 at 8:30 PM, Brooklyn's Eden Espinosa will present her critically acclaimed solo show, ME. Singer-songwriter Audra Mae will be Espinosa's special guest. The concert will feature arrangements and musical direction by James Sampliner.
The summer series will conclude Aug. 23 at 7:30 PM with Stephen Schwartz: Making Good. The award-winning composer will present a sneak peak of his new opera, Seance on a Wet Afternoon during the show's first act. The second act will boast a mix of performers interpreting some of Schwartz's biggest hits.
John Anson Ford Theatre is located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East in Hollywood, CA. For tickets visit www.fordtheatres.com or www.uprightcabaret.com/events or call (323) 461-3673.