The Y Chromotones is an all-male a cappella group, singing pop covers and medleys that range from Lady Gaga to Queen. Luke McGinnis founded the group at Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2010. Back then, it was eight guys practicing in a vestibule in a corner of school, but now the group has expanded to a much larger size. They perform at various concerts, galas, and other events all around Boston and sing all styles, anything from pop to classical (pop-sical, if you will). They will perform a concert that promises to entertain a cappella lovers and everyone else.
Brand New Headings will feature a varied repertoire of musical theater numbers and explore Cheeyang Ng's journey in musical theater in the United States. Having done six musicals in the short span of less than two years, he will share some of his favorite numbers with the audience and include some original repertoire he wrote. Ng will be accompanied by a rhythm section from Singapore, as well as a horns and strings section made up of talented Berklee musicians. The show will also feature a vocal ensemble with theater song and dance.
The fourth annual Curtain Up theatrical concert showcases the winning songs of a campus-wide musical theater songwriting contest, with new arrangements by students in Musical Theater Arranging and Orchestration. Curtain Up fosters relationships between songwriters and arrangers, mirroring the standard theater industry collaboration. It's also an incredibly entertaining show with dazzling singing actors, a fabulous pit band, and overflow crowds. This year's show is sponsored by the Harmony Department.
Trouble Man is a play with music and dance about the artistry of Marvin Gaye. Scripted by Berklee students, the production features guest songwriting legend Valerie Simpson (Ashford & Simpson), who will sing her anthem "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" as part of the two performances.
One of Motown's leading male singers who went on to create his unforgettable What's Going On album, Gaye had it all: looks, smarts, and an irresistible voice. Yet, his life was filled with struggle and turmoil. Marvin Gaye sang honestly about his life and the world around him. Trouble Man is directed by Rebecca Perricone. Music ensemble direction is by Terri Lyne Carrington.
Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman, and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. In 1962, Baltimore, Maryland plump teenage Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on the Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Turnblad wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.
Can't make it to the show? The event will stream live on Concert Window.
$8, $16 in advance (discount applied at checkout); $12, $20 day of show, reserved seating
Berklee’s Musical Theater Ensemble and Musical Theater Orchestra present a fully-staged production of the Broadway musicalHair. Inspired by the peace movement and the social revolution of the 1960s, Hair's songs, including “Aquarius,” “Easy to be Heard,” and “Let the Sunshine In,” became anthems of the anti-Vietnam war movement and opened Broadway theater to rock music.
Hair is directed by voice instructor Rene Pfister with musical director Peter Cokkinias, professor of music education.
Berklee’s Musical Theater Ensemble and the Musical Theater Orchestra present a fully staged production of the Broadway musical Hair. Inspired by the peace movement and the social revolution of the 1960s, Hair's songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement and opened Broadway theater to rock music.
Directed by voice instructor Rene Pfister with musical director Peter Cokkinias, professor of music education.