Friday, March 7, 2014
From the moment that movies learned how to talk, Hollywood has had a love affair with the Broadway Musical. Starring a company of extraordinary singing talents, and hosted by Martin Charnin, who gave us last year’s enchanting look at the life and career of Richard Rodgers, the Emelin will examine songs from the stage (Real) and how they eventually wound up bring recreated on celluloid (to Reel). You’ll be treated to live musical performances from, among others, Oliver, Funny Girl, 42nd Street, Gigi, Camelot, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, Rent, Chicago, and of course, Annie. The list is long, and the melodies linger on!
Shelly Burch is back on the east coast, after a self-imposed 20 year exile in Orlando,and Seattle. She just performed her new one-woman-entertainment at New York’s newest bistro, 54 Below, returning to the cabaret scene in a blaze of glory. Shelly catapulted to fame in the original company of Tommy Tune’s production of the celebrated musical Nine, where she was hailed as “a Modigliani goddess with a strong voice and an almost unearthly presence” by Frank Rich, the then theatre critic of the New York Times.( She received a Drama Desk nomination.) She was also seen on Broadway in Stop The World and in Annie. During her Nine engagement she was tapped by ABC-TV to play the role of the devilish Delila on One Life To Live, and she stayed on TV for 8 seasons in that part. She also starred as Julie in Show Boat, which was filmed for Great Performances on PBS, and sang the National Anthem over 30 times at national political and professional sporting events. Subsequently moving south and then west, she continued her acting and singing career in Man of La Mancha, and A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, as well as portraying leading roles in 42nd Street, Later Life, Shadowlands, Love is Love, the new version of Robin Hood, Annie Warbucks, and Rodgers &…(a tribute to the life and work of Richard Rodgers), which she reprised in New York, and again last October here at The Emelin Theatre. Many of those productions were written and directed by her husband, Martin Charnin, who is currently preparing a new one-woman-evening for her, which will debut in 2014.
ARTIST’S SITE: www.shellyburch.com
An actor, singer, dancer, and director, not to mention playwright and composer, Christian Duhamel is not only a double threat several times over; he’s also that rare thing: a true Renaissance man. Following his first appearance onstage at the age of four, when he tread the boards of a dance school in Kellogg, Idaho, he began playing piano and oboe, and singing in and eventually arranging for jazz choirs, as well as playing club soccer. After college, he quickly became a figure in the Seattle theatre scene.
As a performer, he has starred in Twelfth Night, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Little Women, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Damn Yankees; his choreography credits include Ring of Fire, Into the Woods, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Thoroughly Modern Millie; and his writing and composing have been honored by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Awards. He was also a finalist for the David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award and the National Playwriting Award and was the inaugural recipient of Music Theatre Venture’s Young Creator’s Award. He has also worked as a mentor for the Village Theatre Company Originals Program, helping young writers create their own original musicals. He previously worked with Martin Charnin on Rodgers and…
ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.christianduhamel.org/
John Treacy Egan
A local favorite and a Westchester original, John Treacy Egan has gone from attending Rye Country Day and SUNY Purchase to hitting the big time onstage and onscreen. Whether he’s on HBO in Boardwalk Empire, alongside Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington in the acclaimed film Last Night, starring in three different lead roles in The Producers, or creating the role of Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid on Broadway, JT is one of the most arresting and thrilling performers around. You’ve seen him in the beloved film adaptation of The Producers and he’s made you laugh on 30 Rock.
He has also appeared in the Roundabout Theater’s recent revival of Bye Bye Birdie as well as Jekyll & Hyde, Kiss Me Kate, and Cats. He can be heard on the definitive theatrical recordings of many of Broadway’s great musicals and his solo CDs Count the Stars and On Christmas Morning. He previously appeared at the Emelin with Martin Charnin in Rodgers and…
ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.christycat.com/JohnEgan/
Event Location and Ticket Information
153 Library Lane
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Times: 8:00 pm