The Lake Dillon Theatre Company presents Broadway Now
Ryan Summerlin March 29, 2013
The Lake Dillon Theatre Company Cabaret Series presents its annual spring cabaret, “Broadway Now,” an evening celebrating contemporary musical theater.
The Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s “Broadway Now” and “Broadway Then” are dual cabaret events that together celebrate the spectrum and diversity of Broadway. Each fall, “Broadway Then” pays tribute to the great musical classics and Broadway standards of the Golden Age of Broadway. Lake Dillon Executive Director Josh Blanchard looks forward each fall to honoring the great musical composers from the early to mid-20th century.
“Musical theatre is a distinctly American art form,” Blanchard said. “The creators of the Golden Era shows laid the foundation for today’s emerging songwriters. And there is a sense of
nostalgia as we remember these classics.”
To contrast “Broadway Then,” “Broadway Now” showcases the newest musicals and most successful revivals playing to Broadway audiences each spring season.
“All the best new shows open in New York each spring, which is
the theater award voting season,” said Chris Alleman, Lake Dillon producing artistic director. “This spring cabaret concert introduces our community to the innovative and exciting new works on Broadway each year.”
“Broadway Now” is a one-weekend-only event with performances Thursday through April 7. Performers include Brittany Jeffery and Andrew Tebo, both currently starring in the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s production of “The Sunshine Boys.” Joining Jeffery and Tebo are company favorites Kelly Renoux (“Lend Me a Tenor”) and Selah Grace (“Kiss of the Spider Woman”). Music director Jonathan Parks (“Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “Tommy,” “Hair”) rounds out the company with music direction and accompaniment.
“‘Broadway Now’ is one of the things that makes the Lake Dillon Theatre Company special because it connects us with our audiences in an intimate way,” said Director of Development Mari Geasair. “It is a great chance for friends and neighbors to relax together after a busy ski season. It’s an exciting and special evening at the theater.”