An incredible journey through the history of American music, The Great American Songbook is a thrilling and high-energy experience showcasing the most enduring hits of the past century. Each chapter of the songbook is brought to life through show-stopping performances by a dazzling cast, creative sets, colorful costumes and clever choreography.
Matt Davenport Productions Inc. has been presenting and producing energetic dance and entertainment shows since its creation in 1992. Through the years, they’ve toured a wide-range of family-friendly shows featuring the best in tap dancing, holiday specials, and more, establishing themselves as leaders in the traveling entertainment industry. Following the smashing and successful 2009 national tour of performing art centers across the country, Matt Davenport Productions Inc. is proud to debut to the Lyric audience "The Great American Songbook,"
This innovative, potpourri of popular music showcases many scenes: a 1940s-style "live radio show," a look back to the '50s most popular hits and a salute to Motown's Temptations and The Supremes. Classics from great American masters like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Harold Arlen and the Gershwins are revamped into dazzling production numbers and spine-tingling tap dance routines. Plus, our newest chapter features songs from today's hit-makers, including Michael Bublé, Ray Charles and Billy Joel. With lush musical arrangements of award-winning songs, from "Route 66" to "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," culminating with a patriotic finale, you'll be proud to be an American. There's a memorable musical moment for every family member in "The Great American Songbook!"