Musical Theatre Training Academy:
The Gershwins
Half Past Four - Half Past Eight
Sat, Mar 14
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
Wells Fargo Bank
  • Description
  • Director's Note
  • Personnel
The Shedd Institute’s Musical Theatre Training Academy presents its 2nd semi-annual revue, this edition being dedicated to the fabulous songs of George and Ira Gershwin. Look for classics like "Fascinating Rhythm", "Clap Yo' Hands", "The Man I Love", "Embraceable You", "Summertime", and, of course, "Little Jazz Bird"! The 2 performances are similar with variations.
Two shows (at 4:30 and 8:30 pm), cabaret seating, bar open throughout each performance in the Tykeson Lobby.
Welcome to the Musical Theatre Training Academy's Winter Revue, The Gershwins. What a pleasure and honor it has been these last 10 weeks to work with such a talented and dedicated group of musical theatre students. The concept of creating a "cabaret" revue came to mind as I recalled popular dinner theater productions in the earlier years of my career, notably the Treehouse restaurant where I had the opportunity to work with one of Eugene's legendary producers, Ed Ragozzino. The cabaret setting allows the performers to have a more personal connection with the listener, and it seemed to me that this was an important element to be teaching young artists. In their schools, and other community opportunities, they might learn a role in a full length musical, but to learn a great song and sing it where there was no barrier with the audience is very different sort of presentation. And we could imagine no richer source of material than the classics of the American Songbook, the music and lyrics of George & Ira Gershwin. With the allure of tuxes, evening gowns, and performing in the grand space of the beautiful Jaqua Concert Hall, it was not difficult to find 14 of the top highs school performers across the city. Thank you for your support and encouragement- "who could ask for anything more?" -- Vicki Brabham
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Vicki Brabham, Artistic director
Jim Ballard, choreographer
Erin Empey-Hickman, choreographer
Jamie Parker, costumer
Cosmo Cole, sound, light & tech
Company
Rafael Batya, Roosevelt Middle School
Ananda Burke, South Eugene High School
Elena Freck, South Eugene High School
Carson Frost, North Eugene High School
Bryn Garland, Marist High School
Abigail Howell, South Eugene High School
Amy Miller, North Eugene High School
Souvagini Paul, South Eugene High School
Jeremiah Price, Academy of Arts & Academics
Meghan Ramirez, Springfield High School
Cameron Redi, South Eugene High School
Leah Reiss, Willamette High School
Sage Siepert, South Eugene High School
Hayden Swanson, Thurston High School
Performances
Ticket/Venue Info
The Gershwins! Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
        
Adult10.00  -   -   -   -  
Youth5.00  -   -   -   -  
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor