PBS to Film LaChanze, Spencer and Boston Pops in Handel's Messiah Rocks | Playbill

News PBS to Film LaChanze, Spencer and Boston Pops in Handel's Messiah Rocks
Color Purple Tony Award winner LaChanze, original Jersey Boys star J. Robert Spencer and Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops will take part in Handel's Messiah Rocks Sept. 21 at Emerson College's Cutler Majestic Theatre in Massachusetts.

Produced by A Joyful Noise Production, the 7 PM performance — featuring rock renditions of one of Handel's most popular oratorios — will also boast the talents of MiG Ayesa and the University Choir of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell under the direction of Murray Kidd. Dani Davis will direct. PBS will film the evening for a television special to be aired at a later date.

Handel's Messiah Rocks features music adapted by Little Women's Jason Howland and libretto adapted by Dani Davis. It is based on the original oratorio by George Frederick Handel with libretto by Charles Jennens.

The evening is produced by NETworks Presentations, LLC.

Tickets, priced $55, are available by calling (800) 233-3123 or by going to Telecharge.com. Visit http://www.maj.org/P2009/netw_messiah.html for more information.

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