A Grand Night for Singing

June 20, 2016

Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Over three decades after the duo’s final collaboration, The Sound of Music, took the Great White Way by storm, this new R&H musical opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II may never have imagined “Shall We Dance?” as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, “How do you solve a problem like Maria?” But that’s precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this new revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” a swingin’ “Honeybun” worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy “Kansas City,” which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.

Music by Richard Rodgers  | Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II  |  Music Arrangements by Fred Wells | Conceived By Walter Bobbie


Curt Dale Clark Director/Choreographer
Raymond Marc Dumont Tap Choreographer
Patrick Fanning Music Director
Ben McNaboe Assistant Music Director
Travis M. Grant Costume Designer
Nathan Dickson  Sound Designer
Heather Reynolds Lighting Designer
Christine J. Colonna Stage Manager
Nick Voight Assistant Stage Manager


Hugh Cipparone
Giovanni DiGabriele
Molly Keane-Dreyer
Alex Drost
Megan Flynn
Rachel Grindle
Berkley Jones

Jennifer Kennedy
Matt LaBerge
Kyle Laing
Marty Lauter
Haley Ostir
Eric Berry Sandelin
Ali Sarnacchiaro
Katie Whittemore
Cameron Wright