Crescent, Cresline, Wabash Plastics Foundation is proud to sponsor “The Envelope Please” with two performances at the Victory Theatre on Saturday, April 4, at 7:00 PM and Sunday, April 5, at 2:00 PM. The Saturday evening concert concludes with the long-awaited announcement of the name of the next Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director!
The Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Alfred Savia, is joined on stage by two of Broadway’s best – Susan Egan from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Doug LaBrecque of Phantom of The Opera. Also, hear the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus accompany several pieces. Experience an evening of Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winning songs including “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, “Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” and “King of Pride” from Lion King, “Defying Gravity” from Wicked, “Cabaret,” “Music of the Night” from the Phantom of the Opera and a Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch with “A Chorus Line Overture,” “What I Did For Love,” and “Ordinary Miracles.”
Susan Egan has made powerful impressions in theatre, film, television and music. On Broadway, she headlined as Thoroughly Modern Millie, won critical acclaim as “Sally Bowles” in Cabaret, starred in Triumph of Love and State Fair, and most notably, received Tony Award® and Drama Desk® nominations for “Best Actress” as the original “Belle” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. She spent two seasons on television with the WB’s Nikki, and has appeared on Modern Family, HOUSE, NUMB3RS, NYPD Blue, Arli$$, Drew Carey, Party of Five, Great Performances, movies for ABC, CBS, and Disney Channel. Susan is an accomplished master teacher in music performance, obsessive gardener, and happy wife and mom of two daughters.
Doug LaBrecque is one of the most celebrated concert singers of his generation. He has been a soloist with some of the world’s finest orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Cleveland Orchestra. He has appeared with more than 125 orchestras worldwide and every major Pops orchestras in America including the Philly Pops, The Boston Pops and The NY Pops at Carnegie Hall. Mr. LaBrecque thrilled theater audiences as The Phantom and Raoul, in The Phantom of the Opera. He starred in the original cast of the Harold Prince Broadway revival of Showboat, and toured nationally with Les Misérables. Mr. LaBrecque serves a director of Broadway Pops Programming for Greenberg Artists and he was recently appointed Artistic Director of The Oconee Performing Arts Society in beautiful Lake Oconee Georgia.
The schedule will be as follows:
Rehearsal: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:30 AM -1:30 PM Concert: Saturday, April 4, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Concert: Sunday, April 5, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Adult tickets start at $41 and can be purchased by calling the Evansville Philharmonic Ticket Office at 812.425.5050 or ordering online at www.evansvillephilharmonic.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, two hours prior to the concert. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, military, and age 18-39 attendees by calling the Ticket Office. $10 Student Rush tickets are available at the door, one hour prior to concert.
Concert Sponsor is Crescent, Cresline, Wabash Plastics Foundation.
”The Envelope Please” Public After Party
Immediately following the 7 PM concert, there will be an after party held at Tropicana Riverfront Event Center. Enjoy appetizers and cash bar as you mingle with patrons and meet our Guest Artists and Broadway stars, Doug LaBrecque of Phantom of the Opera and Susan Egan, the original Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at 812.425.5050, online at https://sforce.co/2TuXrJp or at the EPO office located at 20 NW 3rd Street, Suite 500, Evansville, IN 47708. RSVP must be received by Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by 3:00 PM.