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March 28 – April 28, 2019

Many of the most beloved, uplifting, and romantic songs in musical theatre history have one thing in common: The incomparable writing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. A Grand Night For Singing collects over 30 treasured works from Rodgers and Hammerstein hits such as Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Carousel, The King and I, and Cinderella; as well as lesser-known shows like Allegro, Flower Drum Song, and Pipe Dream. Audiences are invited to experience these classics anew through artful arrangements and clever interpretations – it’s “something wonderful” for any lover of classic musical theatre!

Directed by SHARON MARONEY

Music by RICHARD RODGERS • Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II • Musical Arrangements by FRED WELLS
Orchestration by MICHAEL GIBSON and JONATHAN TUNICK • Conceived by WALTER BOBBIE
Originally produced by Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City, in 1993.

2019 Content Advisories

Performances held at the Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Avenue, Tigard, OR

A Grand Night for Singing is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

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Directions

Mon. - Fri., noon - 6:00 p.m. and 90 minutes before curtain on performance dates.

Show Dates

Thursday, March 28, 7:30 PM PREVIEWLimited Availability
Friday, March 29, 7:30 PM OPENING NIGHTLimited Availability
Saturday, March 30, 7:30 PMLimited Availability
Sunday, March 31, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 PMLimited Availability
Friday, April 5, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Saturday, April 6, 2:00 PM—Post-show talk-back*—SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 6, 7:30 PMLimited Availability
Sunday, April 7, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT

Thursday, April 11, 7:30 PMLimited Availability
Friday, April 12, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Saturday, April 13, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT
Saturday, April 13, 7:30 PMLimited Availability
Sunday, April 14, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT

Thursday, April 18, 7:30 PMSOLD OUT
Friday, April 19, 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2:00 PM—Audio description available—Limited Availability
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 PMLimited Availability

Thursday, April 25, 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 25, 7:30 PM
Friday, April 26, 7:30 PMLimited Availability
Saturday, April 27, 2:00 PMLimited Availability
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 28, 2:00 PMSOLD OUT

*Talk-backs are free and open to the public. They begin immediately following the first Saturday matinee performance of the mainstage production and are held in the theater. You do not have to attend the Broadway Rose production in order to attend the talk-back.

Creative

Directed by Sharon Maroney
Music Direction by Jeffrey Childs
Choreography by Dan Murphy
Set Design by Braden Graves
Light Design by Gene Dent
Prop Design by Jeff Duncan
Costume Design by Darrin J. Pufall
Sound Design by Brian K. Moen
Stage Manager Jessica Junor

Director's Note

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR: SHARON MARONEY

In reading about Rodgers and Hammerstein in the book Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution by Todd S. Purdum, I was struck by the persistence that led to their now undeniable success: “As failure piled on top of failure Oscar Hammerstein grew more depressed but did not lose his sense of humor. In 1938 he wrote an old friend, ‘Forgive me for not writing sooner. I have been so busy producing flops that I haven’t had time for anything else.’” Hammerstein had hit a dry patch that would last for eleven years. Ouch.

When Richard Rodgers suggested collaborating with Hammerstein on a musical based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs (resulting in Oklahoma!), the new partnership was sealed with a handshake and neither man’s life would ever be the same. The result was musical theatre magic, with shows like The Sound of Music, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song, and State Fair.

This revue is a celebration of their work, and I chose to make the production simple and elegant to keep the focus where it should be, on the music. These singers are exceptional, and the song list is everything that attracted me to musical theatre in the first place: songs that are funny, tragic, and moving.

I’m writing these notes just one week into rehearsals, and last night as I was watching the cast, I found myself getting lost in the beauty of the show. When that happens, I know that we’ve got something special.

Enjoy the show.

Musicians

Jefferey Childs Piano/Conductor
Mieke Bruggeman-Smith Reeds
Alex Geffel Percussion
Hannah Hillebrand Cello
Amy Roesler Bass

News, Reviews, and Buzz


GOLDEN ERA OF MUSICALS
by Janae Easlon
Hillsboro Tribune, Apr. 10, 2018
 “My thought when putting this together was like a jewel box in that the performers are like gemstones singing. We have outstanding singers, but they are also wonderful storytellers. That is what makes the show sparkle.”Read more.


BWW Review: At Broadway Rose, It’s A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Indeed
by Krista Garver
BroadwayWorld.com, Apr. 3, 2019
They all have gorgeous voices individually, and when they all sing together, it’s divine… If you like musicals, you’ll love it…. Read more.

Oklahoma! through The Sound of Music
by Judy Nedry
JudyNedry.com, Apr. 3, 2019
As musical reviews go, this is as good as it gets. Each song has its own special charmRead more.


One Enchanted Evening
by Tina Arth
Westside Theatre Reviews, Apr. 2, 2019
The vocal work is exquisite – lush harmonies, powerful solos, witty and original arrangements all conspire to keep the audience fully engagedRead more.

A Grand Night For Singing @ Broadway Rose
by Kristopher Haines
The Crippled Critic, Apr. 2, 2019
These songs are a lot to have on a single person’s shoulders, but the vocalists at Broadway Rose never disappointRead more.


Sketch to Stage: with Braden Graves

Mar. 29, 2019
Go behind the scenes with “A Grand Night For Singing” Scenic Designer Braden GravesWatch now.

Production Photos
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Caitlin Brooke, Deborah Mae Hill, Kelly Sina, and Joey Côté in "A Grand Night For Singing" at Broadway Rose Theatre Company, March 28- April 28, 2019. Photo by Sam Ortega.