Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Eric Shaw Returns to the Soo Theatre for An Evening of Gershwin Sept 3

Once again, international tenor Eric Shaw, native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, returns home for a benefit for the Soo Theatre Project in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Now based in Toronto, Mr. Shaw will appear Thursday night, September 3, in a production that features the music of George and Ira Gershwin.

Shaw said of the show in a recent interview with the Sault (Ontario) Star:

"I enjoy this music for the cleverness of the lyrics and unfailingly tuneful music. Both the accompaniment and music are quite sophisticated, but come across as fun and breezy. These are real entertainment pieces that have staying power due to their timeless themes and hummable melodies."
See more of the article from the Sault Star website.

The curtain rises on An Evening of Gershwin on Thursday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m. Mike Dempsey, originally from Sault, Michigan, arranged the music and will play piano and sing in the production. In addition to Mr. Shaw, Mike's friends for the Soo Theatre performance will feature: soprano Karen Hughes Beacom, resident opera singer, voice teacher and music director at Soo Theatre Project and STARS; baritone John Young who often sings in Mike Dempsey's productions; and soprano Maureen Delaney-Lehman and mezzo-soprano Trisha Wells, both of Sault, Michigan. Tom Ewing and Tom Lehman, also of Sault, Michigan, will narrate.

Tickets are available at the Soo Theatre Box Office at 534 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Stop by or call (906) 632-1930. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, $5 for kids 12 and under. Group discounts are available. Event poster      More about the show...

Please join us for an evening of delightful music and support the Soo Theatre Project!

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