Murney, Blickenstaff, Lewis and More Will Sing Kander & Ebb in Arlington

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Signature Theatre's First You Dream: The Kander & Ebb Concert Sept. 10-27 in Arlington, VA, will feature Broadway stars Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, James Clow, Heidi Blickenstaff and more.
Heidi Blickenstaff
Heidi Blickenstaff

The concert at the 2009 Tony Award-winning regional theatre will also boast new orchestrations by Tony Award winner William David Brohn (Wicked, Miss Saigon, Ragtime).

The cast, directed by Signature artistic director Eric Schaeffer, includes Blickenstaff (The Little Mermaid, [title of show] and DC's Meet John Doe), Clow (Assassins, Company), Lewis (The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, and the title role in Signature's Sweeney Todd), Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Matthew Scott (Jersey Boys, A Catered Affair and the title role in Signature's Ace) and Signature favorite Eleasha Gamble (Into the Woods, Urinetown, and the Sondheim Award Gala).

David Loud (Curtains, Steel Pier, And the World Goes 'Round) will provide musical supervision and vocal arrangements.

Signature's resident musical director Jon Kalbfleisch will conduct, with lighting designs by Mark Lanks, costume coordination by Kathleen Geldard and choreography by Karma Camp.

According to Signature, "With First You Dream Signature continues its intimate relationship with the works of the great Broadway songwriting team of Fred Ebb and John Kander which received national attention during Signature's acclaimed 2008 'Kander & Ebb Celebration.' This world premiere theatre event will feature music from 15 of Kander and Ebb's musicals and movies, starting from their 1965 musical Flora, the Red Menace through hits like Cabaret and Chicago to their most recent shows, Curtains and The Visit." The theatrical concert will play Signature's MAX Theatre; a 19-piece orchestra is expected.

First You Dream: The Kander & Ebb Concert is sponsored by the Bernard Family Foundation.

The first performance of First You Dream: The Kander & Ebb Concert on Sept. 10 is Signature's Third Annual American Musical Concert Benefit with a special reception honoring John Kander. For more information, contact Emily Hill at (571) 527-1828 or

Performances of First You Dream continue through Sept. 27. Show times are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 PM, Thursday and Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM and 7 PM. The press performance is Sept. 12 at 8 PM.

Tickets for First You Dream are $60 and $65 and are available by calling Ticketmaster at (703) 573-SEAT (7328) or visiting

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