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Broadway Songs of a Summer Night

Saturday, September 16 at 8:00 pm

Tickets $20. Members $10.

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Come savor the last nights of summer with us in this special concert… Close your eyes, and picture the paper lanterns swaying in the breeze, the fragrance of the season’s last sweet blossoms, and a table set for a feast of summer-inspired songs from Broadway and the American Songbook. Mid-Ohio Valley singers Su Voycik-Meredith, David Rexroad, Amanda DeBarr Stevens, and R.J. Lowe will provide a delightful menu of melodies, including Moondance, Shenandoah, Under the Boardwalk, Walkin’ After Midnight, Those Lazy, Crazy Days of Summer, as well as selections from Wicked, Cinderella, Porgy and Bess, and Follies.

Before the concert, join us for a reception and art showing by artist Beth Nash, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. An instructor in the art department at Marietta College, Beth shows her work in art shows and galleries throughout the United States. Previous to her work as a fine artist, Beth spent 25 years as a fabric and clothing designer. Her work can be found on Facebook and Instagram.

Blue in the Face, by Beth Nash

 

Su Voycik-Meredith, a lifetime Mariettan, has been making the stage at the Peoples Bank Theatre her new home, having recently portrayed Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, as part of the Hipp Stage/Marietta College Summer Stock, and also last year as Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! Having over 40 years of experience in professional, regional and community theatre, some of her favorite roles have included, Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd), Eva Peron (Evita), Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors) and Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady). Su remains grateful for the many opportunities she receives to share her talents with the Mid-Ohio Valley.

David Rexroad, a Parkersburg native, thrilled audiences in the off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks and called Manhattan his home for 40 years. He did perform in many fund raising efforts in Wood County for the Blennerhassett Drama Association and the YMCA, FRIENDS OF YOUTH musical revues at the Smoot Theatre and is an instructor at Camp Vaudeville teaching local youth performers all he knows about performance. He now resides in Parkersburg and is an actor and director at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg. David is passionate about theatre and about being a mountaineer.

Amanda DeBarr Stevens is a graduate of PHS, and WVU-P and the proud mother of two daughters. Mandy began entertaining audiences very young as a charter member of Young Artists International, and continues to perform in local theater at the Actors Guild. In addition to her Administrative work at Artsbridge, she is also a catalog artist for them. With her rich theatre background, she brings characters to life through her joy for singing and honesty. She is a member of the singing group, “ ShhhBang” and performs with the dance band, MIXX.

R.J. Lowe began his life in theater 31 years ago in “The King & I” at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg. Since then he has performed in over 50 shows at the Guild, as well as and professionally (“Nunsense A-Men!,” “Two By Two,” “Grease!,” “Lend Me a Tenor,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum,” and more) R.J. He is the proud recipient of the AACT Best Actor Award and several OCTA Outstanding awards for his portrayal of Alvin Kelby in “The Story of My Life.” He has also won many other OCTA awards and three MOVP Khalil Awards (actor/director – “Nunsense A-Men!” and actor – “…Charlie Brown”).  A Vienna native, R.J. is a 1998 graduate of NYC’s The American Musical and Dramatic Academy.