The Chappaqua Library Salutes Broadway in October
The Chappaqua Library Salutes Broadway in October: The Chappaqua Library salutes Broadway in October with a month-long series of events including concerts, lectures, films, book discussions, art exhibits, kids and teen events and a road trip to the city for a tour of the fabulous Broadway theater district. It all kicks off with a star-studded musical review on Sunday, October 8.
Here’s the lineup:
Broadway Musical Revue, Chappaqua Library – Sun, 10/8: 3pm: The Library’s salute to Broadway month kicks off with this musical revue starring Soprano Erin Stewart (A Little Night Music) and David Dewitt (Phantom of the Opera). The West Point Quinette 7 Ensemble along with the Chappaqua Orchestra strings, conducted by Michael Shapiro, will accompany them.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – Tues, 10/10: 7pm: Chappaqua Librarian, film historian and adjunct professor at St. Francis College, Phillip Harwood screens Stephen Sondheim’s 1962 screwball musical set in ancient Rome that includes the classic song “Comedy Tonight”.
Creating a Character with Makeup Designer Joe Dulude II – Wed 10/11: 7pm: Joe discusses his career creating designs for characters in Wicked, Beautiful, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and the upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants. Watch him create a character improv-style from audience suggestions.
Teens On Broadway, Fri, 10/13: 7pm: The Chappaqua Library teens sing, dance and perform music from Broadway shows.
Concert Salute to Broadway’s Female Composers – Sat, 10/14: 2pm: Susan King and Steven Wright celebrate the works of women who made a huge impact on American musical theater. Including Carole King, Betty Comden and The Andrew Sisters and works like Annie Get Your Gun and Sweet Charity.
Costume Design on Broadway Lecture – Sun, 10/15: 3pm: With costume designer Lisa Renee Jordan.
Annie Sing Along – Wed, 10/18: 4pm: Broadway comes to the Children’s Room for kids in this afternoon sing- along and film screening.
Hirschfeld’s Broadway, Lecture – Wed, 10/18: 7pm: Hirschfeld archivist David Leopold leads a eight decade tour of Broadway through the artwork of Broadway’s court stenographer for more than 75 years, Al Hirschfeld.
The Fabulous Broadway Theaters Tour – Thurs, 10/19: 10am: Tour the Great White Way with Anthony Robins, a 20-year veteran of New York’s Landmark Commission. This 2-3 hour walk traces the history and external architecture of Broadway Theaters from the 1890s to the 1990s.
Broadway’s Seven Best Musicals, Lecture – Fri, 10/20: 7pm: Sean Hartley, Musical Theater Director of the Kaufman Music Center, outlines the elements that distinguish a truly great musical from an also-ran. Hartley curates, produces and hosts the lecture series Broadway Close Up at Lincoln Center.
Little Shop of Horrors – Sat, 10/21: 3pm: Chappaqua Librarian, film historian and adjunct professor at St. Francis College, Phillip Harwood screens the 1986 film adaptation of the long-running Off-Broadway musical about a florist shop owner and a talking Venus fly trap. The film stars Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia and Steve Martin. The stage production from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman was based on the 1960 cult film by Roger Corman.
Heather Mieko sings Broadway – Sun, 10/22: 3pm: Heather Mieko (Cats) concludes the concert portion of the library’s Salute to Broadway with this performance.
Jerome Robbins Broadway, Lecture – Mon, 10/23: 2pm: Westchester lecturer and dancer, Edith Glass show videos of Jerome Robbins choreography for West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, and On the Town.
Bob Fosse’s Broadway, Lecture – Tues, 10/24: 7pm: Kevin Winkler, author of the forthcoming book Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical explores the roots of Fosse’s iconic choreography. The lectures touches on the highlights of his stage career and his continuing influence on Broadway Dance. Fosse’s blend of jazz and vaudevillian dance motifs is reviewed through his work on The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, Chicago, Sweet Charity and Pippin.
Grease, Teen Film – Fri, 10/27: 3pm: Dress up as a Pink Lady or a T-Bird and celebrate Broadway at this movie and pizza party at the library.
Chicago, Film – Sat, 10/28: 3pm: The Chappaqua Librarian, film historian and adjunct professor at St. Francis College, Phillip Harwood concludes the library’s Salute to Broadway with a screening of the 2002 film of the Broadway musical, Chicago, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere.
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