HART presents 'A Grand night for Singing'

Jun 15, 2014

HART Audiences get another series of favorites this week with Rogers and Hammerstein's “A Grand Night for Singing” opening June 20 for a three week run.

This Tony nominated show features familiar songs with new arrangements. It was conceived by Tony winner Walter Bobbie, who decided to take the songs out of context and reinvent new situations to show how timeless and versatile the works of Rogers and Hammerstein are.

“I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out’a My Hair,” for example is done with Andrews Sisters style harmonies. “Honeybun” is given a Modernaires swing. “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria,” becomes a love song for a young man.

The show received rave reviews when it opened Off-Broadway in 1993, then transferred for a successful run on Broadway and has been a hit with regional theaters ever since.

HART’s production is directed by long time HART choreographer Cord Scott, who sees this as a great dance show as well. His cast includes Alison Young, Brad Mercier, Ricky Sanford, Calintha Briggs and Carson Funk. This is an all professional cast with many new faces to HART’s stage and promises to be an evening of great entertainment.



Featuring the music of Rogers and Hammerstein

Directed by Cord Scott

Music Director: Dr. Bradley Martin

June 20, 21, 27, 28, July 5 at 7:30 p.m. and June 22, 29 and July 6 at 3 p.m.

Tickets; $24 for Adults, $20 for Seniors, Students $10

Special $8 discount tickets for Students  for Thursdays and Sundays

Box Office Hours Monday-Saturday 1-5 p.m.

Call 828-456-6322 for reservations

Tickets available on line at www.harttheatre.org

Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House, 250 Pigeon St. Waynesville, NC 28786