Duck Dynasty Meets Carnegie Hall!
The Lyric Theatre welcomes back the 3 Redneck Tenors in their latest show, Shut Up and Sing. Described as “Duck Dynasty meets Carnegie Hall,” the three classically trained tenors bring comedic relief to traditional opera. 3 Redneck Tenors features Matthew Lord, Blake Davidson, and Jonathan Fruge, with music arranged by the award-winning composer Craig Bohmler. Featuring music ranging from country, to gospel, Broadway, and classical, 3 Redneck Tenors: Shut Up and Sing is written by the tenor Matthew Lord whose repertoire ranges from 18 th century works to contemporary composers and has performed in nearly every major opera house in America. Tenor Blake Davidson won the American Repertoire Award at the Bellini Competition in Sicily and received a nomination for the Leon Rabin Best Actor in a Musical Award. Finally, Jonathan Fruge has performed over 20 leading roles, including the role of Col. Hugh Pickering in My Fair Lady. 3 Redneck Tenors: Shut Up and Sing comes to The Lyric for two nights on February 24 th at 7:00pm and February 25 th at 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are available online at LyricTheatre.com or through The Lyric Box Office at (772) 286-7827.
This Joint is Jumpin Celebrates Fats Waller
Perfect for Broadway music lovers and new comers to the world of musical theatre, The Lyric Theatre presents Hello Jerry: The Music of Jerry Herman. Celebrating the extensive career of Broadway composer Jerry Herman, the multi-Tony- award-winning composer and lyricist of the classic Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage Aux Folles, Dear World, Mack & Mabel, The Grand Tour, Milk and Honey and much more. Hello Jerry stars a cast of celebrated Broadway and cabaret performers: Billy Stritch, Klea Blackhurst, Carole Bufford, and Marissa Mulder. The revue features many of Jerry’s biggest hits, such as Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles. Raised in Jersey City by Jewish parents in the 1930s, Jerry Herman learned to play piano as a child. After becoming involved in theatrical productions at camp, Herman focused on writing music. In 1964, Hello, Dolly! premiered, becoming the longest running musical for its time. In 1983, Herman wrote La Cage aux Folles, which became the only musical to win the Tony Award for Best Revival twice. In 2009, Herman received the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre. Hello Jerry: The Music of Jerry Herman will feature his greatest hits, including “I Am What I Am” and “If He Walked into My Life.” The revue comes to The Lyric Theatre on February 27th at 6:00pm and 8:30pm. Tickets are available online at LyricTheatre.com or through The Lyric Box Office
at (772) 286-7827.