Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents Mostly Rodgers & Hammerstein (with a little Hart and a little Sondheim) The Songs of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lorenz Hart & Stephen Sondheim. Hosted by Bruce Kimmel, the concert is set for tonight, November 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm.
Starring (in alphabetical order):
Stuart Ambrose (Camelot, U. S. Tour; 110 in the Shade, Pasadena Playhouse; A New Brain, Musical Theatre Guild)
Dennis Kyle (Reprise's They're Playing Our Song; Rooster in Annie, Theater Aspen, Colorado)
Lisa Livesay (Nat'l Tour, Wicked, Glinda; Monteen, Parade, Center Theatre Group; Tribute to Alan Menken, NY)
Jane Noseworthy (Reprise: Carrie, Carousel; Rosanna,Serrano; Hope, Urinetown; Disney,The Princess & The Frog)
Shannon Warne (Maria, Sound of Music; Nat'l Tour, Camelot; NoHo Arts, Having It All; 3rd St.,The Full Monty)
Music Director: Lloyd Cooper
Special Guest: Alvin Ing
Alvin Ing (Broadway & U.S. Tour: Chin, Flower Drum Song; original Broadway production, Pacific Overtures)
The 27th Kritzerland show is a tribute to the music of the great Richard Rodgers, mostly with lyrics by Hammerstein, but a few by Hart and by Sondheim. Back in 2001, Bruce Kimmel began working on The Richard Rodgers Album, a long-planned CD. But, for various reasons, the album didn't happen, so it's pleasing to be able to present what- was-to-be live at The Federal.
Richard Rodgers is, simply put, one of the greatest musical theatre composers who ever lived, and his music has thrilled and touched millions of people, first with the scintillating collaboration with Lorenz Hart, and then his amazing collaboration with Oscar Hammerstein, which resulted in some of the most beloved musicals ever written – Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I, Flower Drum Song, The Sound of Music as well as the less successful but equally as tuneful Allegro and Pipe Dream, along with their original musical for TV, Cinderella. One could fill a book with the Rodgers songs that have become standards - our show will be our usual mix of the well-known and the less well-known. In the case of Richard Rodgers the unknown isn't really the unknown, but Kritzerland has a few surprises.
It's truly a treat to have Alvin Ing with us, who appeared in the recent Broadway revival of Flower Drum Song.
The last few shows have been jam-packed, so early reservations are recommended. Call 818 754-8700. Your phone reservation will be confirmed. Dinner reservations: From 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Reservations have already started coming in, and are highly recommended. Cover charge $15 + $10 food minimum + $3 facility charge.
Sterling's at The Federal 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif. The Federal Bar is adjacent to the El Portal Theatre. The North Hollywood Stations for the Metrolink Red Line and Orange Line are directly across the street, north of Chandler on Lankershim. Parking is available – entrance for Federal lot is on Weddington Street (directly behind the building) at $3.50. There is also available street parking.
For more information about Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, click HERE.