Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of an American icon–Leonard Bernstein. Hear your favorite musical treasures from Bernstein’s Candide, On the Town and West Side Story, plus music that influenced Bernstein from Copland, Sondheim and Jerome Kern. With two star vocalists direct from Broadway, “Tonight, won’t be just any night!”
Bernstein Centennial Celebration
Bernstein Centennial Celebration
Alli Mauzey last appeared on Broadway as Glinda in the 10th anniversary company of Wicked, a role she also performed to critical acclaim on the First National Tour and the San Francisco company. Other Broadway credits include Lenora in the musical Cry-Baby, for which she won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Drama League Award, and Brenda in Hairspray (both on Broadway and in the original company of the first national tour). Mauzey also originated the role of Lenora in the pre-Broadway production of Cry-Baby at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego (Theatre Critics Circle Award). Mauzey made her New York City Center Encores! debut in the role of Sydney in It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman and recently starred in the Off-Broadway production of Red Eye of Love. Regionally, she has appeared as Mallory in City of Angels for Reprise!, Snookie in 110 in the Shade at the Pasadena Playhouse and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at The Muny, for which she was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award.
Mauzey also has had the pleasure of doing several concerts with symphony orchestras across the country including playing Ellie in Show Boat with the New York Philharmonic and the title role in Cinderella alongside the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, benefiting the charity Show Hope. Recent and upcoming engagements include Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, Pacific Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Maui Orchestra, Corpus Christi Symphony, Sarasota Symphony, Tuscan Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Desert Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Missouri Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Idaho State Civic Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Akron Symphony, Houston Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Allentown Symphony, Lincoln Symphony and Calgary Symphony. Among many voiceover credits, her voice can be heard as a series regular on the animated television series Alpha Teens on Machines. She has a B.F.A. from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in drama and a minor in music.
Hugh Panaro is perhaps best known for having played the coveted role of the Phantom in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera more than 2,000 times, including the 25th anniversary production. In fact, Panaro is one of the few actors to be cast by Harold Prince as both The Phantom and Raoul in the show's Broadway production.
Panaro made his Broadway debut in the original production of Les Misérables as Marius, the role he originated in the First National Company. He also created the roles of Buddy in the original Side Show (Sony cast recording); Julian Craster in Jule Styne's last musical, The Red Shoes; and the title role in the American premiere of Cameron Mackintosh's Martin Guerre. Panaro was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in the title role of Elton John's Lestat, based on Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles.
He made his West End debut in the original London company of Harold Prince's Show Boat as Gaylord Ravenal, the role he previously played in the Broadway and Toronto productions.
At the prestigious 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle, Panaro played George Seurat in Sam Buntrock's Tony Award-winning production of Sunday in the Park with George, and Robert in Stephen Sondheim's Company. Panaro’s performance as Jean Valjean in the Walnut Street Theater's production of Les Misérables earned him the prestigious Barrymore Award, for which he was again nominated after a turn as Fagin in Oliver! In 2012, Panaro was honored with the Edwin Forrest Award for his long-term contribution to the theater.
An active concert artist, Panaro has performed with numerous symphony orchestras including Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, Seattle and Utah Symphonies, and the London Sinfonietta, among many others. He had the privilege of performing in the world premiere of Penderecki’s Te Deum at Carnegie Hall and was a guest soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch. His recordings include Jerome Kern Treasury, the original cast recording of Side Show, Tap Your Troubles Away (Herman), The Centennial (Weil) and Life on the Wicked Stage (Kern). His first solo CD, recorded with Sony/BMG, was released in summer 2007. In addition, he toured throughout Europe with the legendary Barbra Streisand.
A native of Philadelphia, Panaro graduated from Temple University and was awarded the Boyer College of Music Certificate of Honor.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale is composed of high school and collegiate singers from the greater Pittsburgh Area. The Student Chorale was created by the late Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Music Director Emeritus Robert Page.
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS AND DIRECTORS
Belle Vernon Area High School – Michael W. Rozell
Blackhawk High School – Maura Underwood
California University of Pennsylvania – Dr. Yugo Ikach
Chatham University - Stacey Brett Conner
Monessen High School - Matt Shorraw
Pitt Greensburg - Chris Bartley
Point Park University – Rochelle Z. Klein
Quaker Valley High School – Austin Wolford
South Fayette High School – Christine Elek
University of Pittsburgh – Lorraine Milovac
2017 PARTICIPATING STUDENTS
Mei Lu Barnum