JIM BRICKMAN, THE GRAMMY NOMINATED PIANIST/SONGWRITER HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE MOST MALE ARTIST APPEARANCES ON BILLBOARDS LIST. HE WILL MAKE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN SAN FRANCISCO AT THE FANTASTIC VENETIAN ROOM AND LUCKY US, HE WILL BE JOINED ON THE VENETIAN ROOM STAGE WITH BROADWAYS David BURNHAM (Light on the Piazza, Wicked.) You won't want to miss this terrific evening of music and song in the gorgeous evening of music and song.
JIM BRICKMAN IS ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING ENTERTAINERS THAT I HAVE EVERY HEARD. I am always amazed when he flawlessly gives us that nice and easy music. Brickman has world recognition wherever he is on stage. There are the Love songs, the Tears and the beautiful melodies that keep me humming all evening. Heck - I just can't get that music out of my head. Don't know what he will bring us this Sunday Evening -- but I can't wait to be at the Fairmont. Perhaps he might brings us "By Heart", "Angel Eyes", or "Simple Things". Hey -- no matter what he brings to the piano -- I will have my ears perked up. I also hope that he brings "Love of My Life" -- It's irresistible.
Brickman is a great Songwriter and pianist and one of the most interesting composers around. Of Course, seeing and hearing him live at the Classic and Glamorous Venetian room will thrill you. I know I will be overly thrilled.
Brickman is a man of all talents. He has hosted his own Radio Show - and he has also released many PBS specials. And if you want to travel with him, you can hop on a PBS special with Brickman hosting an annual fan cruise.
He is known for his solo piano compositions, pop-albums and vocals. Here is some of the music that we may get to hear: "No Word", (Gold) "By Heart" (Gold), "Picture This" (Gold), and "Destiny" (Gold). But no matter what he brings to the stage -- It will be intoxicating! His Star Power is formidable! Love it!
ALSO ON THE STAGE WILL BE BROADWAY'S DAVID BURNHAM
DAVID BURNHAM takes us from up-lifting 'Pop' to reflective. If I have the chance, I listen to his music daily. He arranges his music as a true entertainer should. We are lucky that we get to hear him this evening at the Fairmont.
There is no doubt that Burnham is one of the greats. He has a marvelous voice. He sings the fabulous music -- and the songs that he composed are extraordinary.
Burnham knows how to bring phrasing and emotion to the edge of the stage. Yes -- it mesmerizes us. It's not only the stories that are elegantly arranged, it is also the beautiful stories that are brought out the for the live performances.
You won't be disappointed when you go to this show. He is a fantastic performer that fills the room with an abundance of love. The only thing that I can add is that Burnham keeps us fascinated with passion and powerful vocals.
From Broadway Stage - to the Fairmont Venetian Room. David Burnham is going to take us on a journey that we won't forget.
THEATRE BUFFS WILL LOVE THISMUSICAL AT THE EUREKA THEATRE
The Angel gets married. It's just wonderful -- and 'surprise' Angel has wings on her back. No matter Angel and her Husband elope to Paris. He says "Now, I can take a bath without my wife flying out the Window." You see, Angel is without her wings. They fell off of her. Angel (Kari Yancy*) is so very much in love with the handsome Sean Thompson* (Count willy Palaffi) - and Count Willy doesn't mind that her Angels wings fell off her back. He prefers it.
This thirties musical is just full of wonderful harmony and sweet rhythms. Richard Rodger's and Lorenz Hart seemed to love the chorus. The songs all have that wonderful infectious glimpses. Well -- heck, if you had wings and danced all night with a 'Count' wouldn't you just be delirious? Yes, you would.
Kris Vecere* (The Stage Manager) has brought even more energy to this production. Ruth Raser Timbrell (Costume Designer). Zack Thomas Wilde (Choreographer) for this production - but he also choreographed and directed 42nd Moon Hits like 'Joey' and 'Strike Up the Band". And of course there is the strong presence of Dave Dobrusky (Music Director). He has more awards than I can imagine -- but you will love them all. And Director Greg MacKellan, turned up one of the best Entertainments that I have ever seen. It's Rich and Impressive!
All in all this musical "I Married and Angel" is just extremely entertaining! It's addictive -- and its a must go to see it at 42nd Street Moon (Eureka Theatre). The humor is razor sharp. It pulls you in. The principal roles are perfectly performed with authentic 30's style and charm. Here is a couple of great songs, 'Spring is Here' and 'The Roxie Music Hall.' The handsome set makes the stage look twice as large. Everything is perfection.
THE EXCEPTIONAL CAST: Bill Fahrner* (Harry Sziigetti), Justin Gillman (Anton/Janos), Allison F. Rich* (Countess Peggy Palaffi), Nathaniel Rothrock (Peter Mueller), Elena Ruggiero (Duchess/Seronella), Abby Sammons (Olga/Arabella , Megan Stetson (Magda/Modiste/Clarinda), Victoria Steward-Davis (Ilona/Vendeuse/Lucinda), Sean Thompson* (Count Willy Palaffi), Halsey Varady* (Anna Murphy), Stephen Vaught (General Lukash), Kari Yancy* (Angel -[Brigitta]
Music by Richard Rodgers - Lyrics by Lorenz Hart - Book by Rodgers & Hart
RUNS FROM OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 17, 2013 at 42ND STREET MOON (Eureka Theatre)
(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook and he has also produced and hosted a long running Arts Segment of PBS KQED)))
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