Seattle Theatre Group (STG) presents SHOWTUNES The Music of Irving Berlin at The Moore Theatre on Saturday, February 5th at 8pm and Sunday, February 6th at 2pm.
Irving Berlin was the first songwriter to pen distinctly modern American music for the Broadway Theatre. Over a period of five decades, Berlin's outpouring of ballads, dance numbers, novelty tunes and love songs defines American popular music. Among those hits includes "White Christmas," (arguably the single best selling song in history), "Cheek to Cheek," "Always," and "Blue Skies."
Nine extraordinary musical theatre talent perform a concert of Berlin songs. Cast members include Shelly Burch (Nine original Broadway cast, ABC's "One Life to Live," leading roles at The 5th Ave and Village Tehatre), and Puyallup, Washington's Louis Hobson (original cast of Broadway's next to normal, leading roles at The 5th Ave and Village Theatre). Also featured are Jeff Church, Connie Corrick, Jon Lutyens, Aaron Shanks, Jenny Shotwell, Jessica Skerritt, and Matt Wolfe.
The evening length performance highlights the following Berlin songs: Alexander's Ragtime Band, What'll I Do?, I Love A Piano, Everybody's Doin' It, Now The Girl On The Magazine Cover, Snookey Ookums, When I Lost You, Play A Simple Melody, Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning, You'd Be Surprised, A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody, When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam', Puttin' On The Ritz, Remember, How Deep Is The Ocean, Always, Blue Skies, Shaking The Blues Away, Marie, Say It Isn't So, Heat Wave, Supper Time, Easter Parade, Cheek to Cheek, Change Partners, Steppin' Out With My Baby, Let's Face The Music and Dance, Let Yourself Go, Let Me Sing And I'm Happy, All Alone, Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep, White Christmas, This Is The Army, Mr. Jones, I'm Getting Tired, So I Can Sleep, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, God Bless America, It's A Lovely Day Today, You Can't Get A Man With A Gun, The Girl That I Marry, I Got The Sun In The Morning, They Say It's Wonderful, There's No Business Like Show Business, The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lengers On).
SHOWTUNES: The Music of Irving Berlin is directed by Marin Charnin, and musical director is Mark Rabe. Dialogue taken from the book "Irving Berlin: A Daughter's Memoir," by Mary Ellin Barrett, script continuity by Tom Briggs, orchestrations and vocal arrangements by Donald Johnston and conceived by Karen Baker.
Tickets: Tickets are $24.00, not including fees and are on sale now. Purchase tickets online through www.STGpresents.org, by phone at (877) 784-4849, in person at The Paramount Theatre box office, Monday through Friday 10am - 6pm, and The Paramount and Moore Theatre venue kiosks, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, powered by Tickets.com. Group sales discounts are available through STG's Group Sales Hotline at (206) 315-8054. The Moore Theatre is located at 1932 Second Ave in downtown Seattle.
About SHOWTUNES THEATRE COMPANY
Based in Seattle, WA, SHOWTUNES produces concert versions of rarely-seen musical theatre productions and performs at The Moore Theatre in downtown Seattle. SHOWTUNES produces in association with STG and BAA (Broadway Across America). SHOWTUNES is dedicated to the appreciation, preservation and advancement of musical theater and is led by Martin Charnin, Artistic Director, and Maggie Stenson Pehrson, Executive Producer. The company celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2010.
STG is the 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization that operates the historic Paramount and Moore Theatres in Seattle, Washington. Our mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of our region's cultural identity while keeping these two landmark venues alive and vibrant. STG presents a range of performances from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance and jazz to comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows - at both historic theatres in Seattle and venues throughout the Puget Sound and Portland, Oregon.