Press Release: The Omaha Symphony Presents a Cozy Night of Romantic Broadway
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 9, 2020 — Love is in the air as the Omaha Symphony takes the stage to perform a night of romantic Broadway classics at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Holland Performing Arts Center Peter Kiewit Hall. Maestro Ernest Richardson leads the orchestra, while vocalist Michael McCorry Rose and pianist Joshua Zecher-Ross bring the Broadway sparkle to the stage.
The evening will feature tunes that comfort and delight long-time Broadway fans and introduce younger audiences to the classics. Featured on the program are selections from beloved musicals The King and I, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Carousel, Pippin, Brigadoon, and more. In addition to these tunes, audiences will also enjoy popular songs from George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, and of course, Irving Berlin’s “Cheek to Cheek,” the namesake of the program.
The music, which is often more associated with famous performers than with their composers, will bring audiences a pleasant nostalgia for artists across history: from Fred Astaire to Frank Sinatra, from Nina Simone to Amy Winehouse. McCorry Rose, Zecher-Ross, and the Omaha Symphony will fill the house with warmth and fond musical memories.
Overture from The King and I by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
“Cheek to Cheek” by Irving Berlin
“On the Street Where You Live” from My Fair Lady, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
“Someone to Watch Over Me” by George and Ira Gershwin
“Begin the Beguine” by Cole Porter
Rodgers and Hammerstein Suite:
- “If I Loved You” from Carousel
- “People Will Say We’re in Love” and other selections from Oklahoma
- We Kiss in a Shadow” from The King and I
“Beauty/I Will Paint Her” from Lempicka, by Carson Kreitzer and Matt Gould.
“Corner of the Sky” from Pippin, by Stephen Schwartz
West Side Story Medley from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
“Black is the Color (of my True Love’s Hair)” traditional folk ballad from Scotland
“Out There,” The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tony Jay and Tom Hulce, with Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken
“Almost Like Being in Love” from Brigadoon, by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
“Being Alive” from Company, by George Furth and Stephen Sondheim.
Broadway actor, artistic producer, storyteller, and change-maker Michael McCorry Rose’s recent appearances include the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Wicked, and Anastasia. In New York, McCorry Rose has appeared in concert at Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space, Birdland, and more. He has performed with symphonies across the United States, and recently starred in a symphonic concert of Chess with the Temecula Valley Symphony in California. He regularly appears in concert with his partner Stephen Schwartz, one of which was recently filmed for PBS’s Great American Songbook Concert Series.
Pianist, arranger, electronic music designer, and conductor Joshua Zecher-Ross is thrilled to once again be playing with Maestro Ernest Richardson and Michael McCorry Rose. He has worked on hundreds of productions and performances in New York and around North America in various roles, with recent credits at Barrington Stage Company, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, George Street Playhouse, and more. Zecher-Ross is a musical theatre instructor at the New York Film Academy and at Actor Therapy in New York.
Tickets for Dancing Cheek to Cheek are $35. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.omahasymphony.org, through the Ticket Omaha app, or by calling Ticket Omaha at 402.345.0606. Performance dates are subject to change. In the event of performance changes or cancellations, the Omaha Symphony will email ticket holders to inform them of new dates and ticketing options. Patrons with questions may email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Omaha Symphony also regularly posts performance updates at omahasymphony.org, along with the Omaha Symphony’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. Patrons can sign up for the latest updates at omahasymphony.org.
Performances at the Holland Performing Arts Center feature physically distanced seating and will only be seated at a maximum of 30 percent capacity. Masks are required at indoor Omaha Symphony performances. The following changes have been implemented within the venue:
- Enhanced Cleaning & Sanitation - Electrostatic technology disinfecting large common areas, enhanced sanitizing of high touch surfaces with hospital grade disinfectant and hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue
- Heating and Cooling System – Upgrades to air handling units includes bipolar ionization filtering out viruses through ventilation
- Staff Precautions – Staff and volunteers are required to wear face masks and receive temperature checks. Anyone with a temperature above 100° or experiencing symptoms will not be permitted onsite.
- Touchless Experience - Faster and more efficient entry into the venues with touchless security checks, ticket scanning and cashless transactions
Find the most up to date public health information at omahasymphony.org/public-health.
This performance is sponsored by Omaha Steaks.
The Omaha Symphony is a non-profit organization that presents more than 100 live orchestral performances from September through June. In addition to Masterworks, Symphony Pops, Symphony Rocks, Movies, Symphony Joslyn, and Family series concerts, the Omaha Symphony’s nationally recognized education and community engagement programs touch the lives of more than 40,000 people each year. For tickets or information regarding the Omaha Symphony, call 402-345-0606 or visit omahasymphony.org. Programs, artists, dates, times, prices, and availability are subject to change.