The Great American Songbook: Berklee on Broadway

Sunday / February 24, 2008 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
United States

The Great American Songbook: Berklee On Broadway features songs from some of the best-known musicals staged at the most famous theatre halls in America. A few of the college’s finest faculty, alumni, and students will make classics shine from award–winning shows like Carousel, West Side Story, Ain't Misbehavin', Phantom of the Opera, and many more. And though the line-up comes from the Broadway catalog, the audience can expect to hear pop, r&b, jazz, cabaret, and blues, from “When You’re Good to Mama” (Chicago) and “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” (Oklahoma) to “Home” (The Wiz) and “Aquarius” (Hair). Just like the song says “The Joint [will be] Jumpin’” (one of several songs from Ain't Misbehavin' to be featured that night) as a stellar band of Berklee faculty and student musicians—including vocalists Donna McElroy, Gabrielle Goodman, and Darcel Wilson—perform a playbill of select masterpieces. There’s sure to be something that appeals to many types of music fans with award–winning, genre-blending a capella group Vox One and internationally known vocal group Syncopation delivering a few special arrangements for a new twist to some of the most popular and acclaimed hits in American musical theatre.