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Cape Symphony presents The Tonys Broadway's Best in February 2020

Experience The Tony Awards “Symphony-Style” in a Tribute to Broadway’s Best

Concert features powerhouse line-up of vocal talent in musical showstopper

HYANNIS, MA—January 30, 2020

The Tony Awards celebrate excellence on Broadway, and the Cape Symphony’s The Tonys: Broadway’s Best on February 22 & 23 will highlight the most notable award winners through the decades.

“When I hear the word “Tony,” I think of show-stopping, unforgettable songs that are forever part of Broadway history,” said Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director & Conductor. “This show is a tour through time, from the classics to all of today’s hits. We’ve got eight incredible professional singers that will present a dazzling array of famous characters and stories. Best of all, we have an expert conductor, Peter Mansfield. What an evening!”

Mansfield is no stranger to the Cape Symphony stage having made his guest conducting debut with “Broadway Rocks,” and conducting “The Very Best of Rodgers & Hammerstein” last June. Native Bostonian has served the Boston Pops Orchestra as arranger, orchestrator, pianist, and music coordinator in Symphony Hall and on tour for more than three decades. As a lifelong summer resident of the Cape, Mansfield is especially delighted to be back on the podium with the Cape Symphony.

The Tonys: Broadway’s Best features eight amazing vocalists singing hits like “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat” from Guys and Dolls and “Seventy-Six Trombones” from The Music Man as well as contemporary numbers like “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray, directed by Russell Garrett, a Boston-based director and choreographer. He has staged extensively in New England including Hairspray and The Full Monty at Theatre by the Sea in Rhode Island and in Boston with Camelot and Little Shop of Horrors at New Repertory Theatre.

“The Cape Symphony prides itself on incorporating details into each presentation that help the music burst off the stage,” explains Pak. “Russell is going to help us present these experienced musical theatre performers, and these famous hits, in the most impactful and entertaining way. I’m certain this will be a terrific experience for everyone who loves Broadway,” said Pak.

Vocalists for the show include:

Massachusetts native Jonathan Acorn has had the good fortune to perform on many of New England’s most beloved stages. Most recently, he played the Emerson Colonial Theatre in the world premiere production of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol. Jonathan has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College.

Darren Bunch has performed Off-Broadway in Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical and City of Light. Other favorite roles include Benny in In The Heights, Paul in Kiss Me, Kate and Andy in The Scottsboro Boys. Darren is a Boston native and graduate of The Boston Conservatory of Music.

Aimee Doherty has performed with the Boston Pops and appeared at the Huntington Theatre and Lyric Stage Company. She is a two-time recipient of the Elliot Norton Award and of the IRNE Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.

A Massachusetts native, Mark Linehan has starred as Tony in West Side Story, Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man, Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at many professional theaters across the Northeast. Mark also played the title role in the U.S. premiere of a new musical adaptation of Onegin last year.

Allsun O’Malley has spent many summers on the Cape and is thrilled to be back. She’s a native of Massachusetts. Alison has performed at Paper Mill Playhouse, the North Shore Music Theatre, and Theatre by the Sea, and has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State.

Originally from Rhode Island, Brad Foster Reinking is an award-winning actor, director, choreographer, and theatre educator. Recently, he won the 2019 Indiana Harlan Award for Best Leading Actor as Frank ‘N’ Furter in The Rocky Horror Show at Wagon Wheel Theatre, starred as Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast at both Wheelock Family Theatre and Cape Cod Theatre Company, and celebrated his fourth season in A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre.

Caitlin Rose is honored to be returning to the Cape Symphony stage! She appeared in 2019’s “The Very Best of Rogers and Hammerstein.” Caitlin is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory where she appeared in mainstage productions of Cabaret, The Cradle Will Rock and Hair. Caitlin now lives in New York City and most recently appeared in the Lincoln Center’s 2019 Gala.

Lisa Yuen appeared on Broadway in the original company of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and in Miss Saigon. She performed in the national tours of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Flower Drum Song, The King and I and The Pirates of Penzance. In addition to performing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Lisa also has local credits at Massachusetts theaters including Lyric Stage Company and the North Shore Music Theatre.

The Cape Symphony is proud to present The Tonys: Broadway’s Best on Saturday, February 22 at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM and Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 PM at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis. Tickets range from $32 - $72.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit capesymphony.org or call 508.362.1111.

 

 

 

 

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About Cape Symphony & Conservatory
Cape Cod’s very own orchestra, Cape Symphony, performs at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis. From popular hits to magnificent classics, highlighting hidden gems and putting a new twist on standards, the emphasis is always on fun, surprises, and beautiful music. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak, the Cape Symphony provides an experience like no other. Cape Conservatory’s commitment to arts education for all ages includes musical instruction as well as classes in dance and visual art at campuses in Barnstable and Falmouth. Its Preschool program is known for blending traditional academics with the arts. Through MusicWorks! Everyday and other community outreach programs, Cape Conservatory brings an array of engaging programs to thousands of students on the Cape and Islands. Visit www.capesymphony.org and www.capeconservatory.org for more information.

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