Mary Poppins Star Brown Performs in Concert Feb. 9

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Ashley Brown, who stars in the title role of the Broadway production of Mary Poppins, returns to her hometown Feb. 9 to perform with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.
Ashley Brown
Ashley Brown Photo by Aubrey Reuben

An Evening with Ashley Brown will be presented at the Olive Baptist Church at 8 PM. Brown will be joined onstage by the Pensacola Children's Chorus. Brown is expected to perform a mix of Disney hits as well as tunes from Maury Yeston's December Songs, a jazz medley of Rodgers and Hart songs and works penned by Frank Loesser, Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.

Mary Poppins conductor Brad Haak is the evening's musical director. Haak, Andy Grobengieser, Greg Anthony and Larry Moore penned the orchestrations. Peter Rubardt conducts the orchestra.

Prior to Mary Poppins, Ashley Brown played Belle in the Broadway company of Beauty and the Beast and was also part of the cast of the tour of Disney's On the Record. Brown received her BFA in musical theatre from Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. She has appeared in productions of Candide, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Violet, Sweeney Todd, Meet Me in St. Louis, Guys and Dolls, Side by Side by Sondheim and Crazy for You. Brown is also the recipient of the Laurie Beechman Award.

The Olive Baptist Church is located at 1836 East Olive Road in Pensacola, FL. For tickets, which begin at $35, call (850) 435-2533.

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