Ravinia concert schedule released – partial listing

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Ravinia has announced its complete lineup for 2010 featuring 117 events and more new faces than ever before. BUY TICKETS NOW by supporting* the not-for-profit festival. Public sales begins April 22 exclusively at www.ravinia.org

Here’s a partial listing of (possible) concerts/performances that theatre-goers might be interested in.  Entire schedule here.

 

JUNE Performances

6/4
Chicago Children’s Choir

6/6
Earth, Wind & Fire

6/10 and 6/11
Concert Dance, Inc./World Premieres

6/12
Steve Martin Performing With The Steep Canyon Rangers

6/17
Backstreet Boys

6/27
Bobby Mcferrin

 

JULY Performances

7/3
A Prairie Home Companion/Garrison Keillor

7/10
Cheap Trick/Squeeze

7/11
CSO/Gershwin Concerto In F/Copland
Appalachian Spring/Bernstein Symphony No. 2

7/14
The Swell Season from the Oscar-Winner Film Once

7/17 and  7/18
Sting / Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

7/20
Peter And Paul Pay Tribute To Mary

7/21
The B-52s

7/23
CSO/Eschenbach Plays Mozart/Hits From Bernstein’s Candide

7/30
The Music Of Abba (Lawn Screen)

7/31
CSO/Sondheim Hits/Patti Lupone, Audra Mcdonald, George Hearn, Michael Cerveris/Gala Concert

 

AUGUST Performances

8/2
Chanticleer

8/4
Broadway Star Kelli O’Hara, One-Woman Show

8/7
CSO/Così Fan Tutte, Matinee

8/8
CSO/The Marriage Of Figaro, Matinee

8/13
CSO/Annie Get Your Gun

8/14 – 8/15  (3 separate shows)
Patti Lupone/Brian Stokes Mitchell

8/22
Crosby, Stills & Nash

8/25
Swingin Balladeer Tony Andriacchi

8/29
Carrie Underwood

9/1
An Evening With The Beach Boys

9/6
Labor Day Spectacular/"1812" with Cannons

9/7
Hershey Felder In Maestro: The Art And Music Of Leonard Bernstein

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Sunday Night Sondheim: “Johanna” quartet from Sweeney Todd

Here’s a clip from my favorite Stephen Sondheim musical, Sweeney Todd.

 

Notes from YouTube posting:

This clip is from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 1982 Tour Cast, starring Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Lovett and George Hearn as Sweeney Todd, "Johanna (Quartet)", which is the "Johanna" in this recording. It begins with Anthony (Cris Groenendaal) reprising his "Johanna" from Act I before Sweeney (George Hearn) joins in. He sings a very sweet song about his lost daughter as he slits throat after throat. The contrast between his words and his actions is at once funny and sad.
Out comes the Beggar Woman (Sara Woods), who screeches and shouts about the stink and smoke from Mrs. Lovett’s (Angela Lansbury) chimney. She entreats passers-by to tell the Beadle and the police about the "unholy smell", but is mostly ignored.  Meanwhile, Johanna (Betsy Joslyn) is trapped in Fogg’s Asylum, still singing of her marriage to Anthony.

See all Sweeney Todd recordings and books here.

Sunday Night Sondheim: John Barrowman sings “Marry Me A Little”

Wow, I love this guy’s voice.  Here is John Barrowman singing “Marry Me A Little” from the Stephen Sondheim review Putting It Together. Including the talented cast of Carol Burnett, George Hearn, John McCook, Ruthie Henshall, Susan Egan, and Bronson Pinchot, this production ran at the Mark Taper Forum (in LA) from October 22, 1998 to December 6, 1998.

Sunday Night Sondheim: ‘Old Friends’

“Old Friends” from “Merrily We Roll Along” – sung by George Hearn and Carol Burnett, with John Barrowman, Ruthie Henshall and Bronson Pinchot.

Here is the finale from the Sondheim revue “Putting It Together”.  (One comment however – what’s up with that god-awful set?  Looks like George’s ‘Chromolume #13″!!)