100th Anniversary Celebration of Irving Berlin’s Watch Your Step
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by Harry B. Smith.
Directed by David Frieze
Music Director Bradford Conner
Pianists Steve Sussman and Margaret Ulmer.
Featuring the brilliant opera parody ”Opera in Modern Time”
It was Irving Berlin’s debut musical. “Play a Simple Melody” and “They Always Follow Me Around” as well as “When I Discovered You” and “The Syncopated Walk” were all introduced by this musical. The original Broadway production, produced by Charles Dillingham, opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on December 8, 1914. It ran for 175 performances and featured in the cast Vernon and Irene Castle, Frank Tinney, Elizabeth Murray, Harry Kelly and Justine Johnstone.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Willie Steele (Brian De Lorenzo), Estelle (Stephanie Yoder), Deacon Ebenezer Hardacre (Benjamin Sears), Howe Strange (Bradford Conner), Silas Flint (Stanley Wilson), Birdie O’Brien (Cynthia Mork), Ernesta Hardacre (Caroline Musica), Joseph Lilyburn (Ethan Sagin), Algy Cuffs (Eric Bronner), Stella Sparks (Valerie Anastasio), Spaghetini (Davron S. Monroe) and Impresario of the Metropolitan Opera, A Pullman Porter, A Police Officer (Nathan Reich).
Friday November 14 at Follen Church in Lexington
Sunday November 16 at the Longy School in Cambridge
Valerie Anastasio & Tim Harbold
In the Mood – A Time Capsule of Classics From 1939
Songs from The Wizard of Oz plus In the Mood, All the Things You Are, Good Morning, And the Angels Sing, Lydia the tattooed Lady, and more!
Friday February 27 at 7:30PM Follen Church in Lexington.
Sunday March 1 at 3:00PM Longy School of Music in Cambridge
Tin Pan Opera
Tin Pan Alley goes to the Opera House!
Popular songs based on opera, about opera and opera singers.
Songs by Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and others.
Friday April 24 at 7:30pm performances at Follen Church in Lexington
Sunday April 26 at 3pm performances at the Longy School in Cambridge
All concert halls are wheelchair accessible