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Bewitching Broadway

Broadway favorites in a Halloween revelry from shows such as Sweeney Todd, Phantom of the Opera, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors, Jekyll & Hyde, Young Frankenstein, and Wicked. Come in costume for an evening of fiendish fun and fabulous frolic!

This performance is sponsored by Oliver’s.




In order to further protect the health, safety and enjoyment of all, we will be implementing a COVID-19 vaccination requirement and a masking policy for all staff, volunteers, performers and audiences at Kleinhans Music Hall. Proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test will no longer be accepted. Details at bpo.org/safety-protocols.


John Morris Russell, conductor
CoCo Smith, vocals
Chris Blem, vocals
Lexie Dorsett, vocals

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER/Custer  Selections from The Phantom of the Opera
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER  All I Ask of You from The Phantom of the Opera
FRANK WILDHORN  A New Life from Jekyll & Hyde
FRANK WILDHORN  This is the Moment from Jekyll & Hyde
DUKE/Osser  Autumn in New York
COLEMAN/Matt Amy  Witchcraft
ALAN MENKEN  Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid
ALAN MENKEN  Poor Unfortunate Souls from The Little Mermaid
ALAN MENKEN  Friend Like Me from Aladdin
RAY PARKER, JR./Kris Dorsey and Bill Holcombe  Ghostbusters
 The Ballad of Sweeney Todd from Sweeney Todd
STEPHEN SONDHEIM  Not While I’m Around from Sweeney Todd
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ  For Good from Wicked
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ  Defying Gravity from Wicked
TEMPERTON/Bill Holcomb  Thriller
KERN  The Way You Look Tonight from Swing Time
BERLIN/Bill Holcomb  Puttin’ On The Ritz
ALAN MENKEN  Suddenly Seymour from The Little Shop of Horrors
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER  Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera

Watch the video below for a special preview from Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell!

About CoCo Smith

CoCo is thrilled to be part of “Bewitching Broadway” having last appeared with the BPO in Spot-On Entertainment’s “RESPECT: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin.” CoCo made their Broadway debut in “The Book of Mormon” and performed the show all over the world (Broadway/ National Tour/International). Since being chosen one of “Broadway’s Rising Stars” in 2015, CoCo has starred in numerous productions including the off-Broadway revival of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and regional productions of “Oklahoma” (Weston Playhouse), “Sideshow” (Near West Theatre), “Children of Eden” (Near West Theatre), and made a return appearance in the 2016 edition of “Broadway’s Rising Stars” at historic Town Hall in the heart of Times Square. CoCo is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. CoCo would like to give special thanks to their vocal coach, Tony James. #99CoCoProblems

About Chris Blem

Chris Blem is one of Disney’s favorite voices and has traveled the globe singing with some of the world’s most prestigious symphony orchestras including The Tokyo Philharmonic, Evergreen Orchestra (Taipei), Metropolitan Orchestra (Singapore), Never-land Orchestra (Tokyo), Buffalo Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Encore Orchestra (Walt Disney World), and the San Diego Symphony.

Chris can be heard on three “Disney on Classic” recordings and seen across Disney Channel Japan in the live broadcast of Disney on Classic featuring the Tokyo Philharmonic. His theatre credits include the Off-Broadway production of A Dog Story and regional productions of Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma, HAIR, Matilda, A Christmas Carol, and Into The Woods, which received the League of Cincinnati Award.

Chris the founder and creative director of The Network, which helps artists amplify their voices through thoughtful curation of their visual and online story. He is a mentor on the faculty of Spot-On Arts Academy (www.spot-onartsacademy.com) and a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. www.chrisblem.com @chrisblem

About Lexie Dorsett

Lexie Dorsett Sharp has appeared on stages throughout the United States and Asia with Broadway National/ International tours such as “Young Frankenstein the Musical” (Elizabeth), “The Addams Family” (Morticia), “Elf the Musical” (Emily), and most recently as leading lady Rosalie in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock the Musical.” In New York City, Lexie frequently performs in prestigious cabaret venues and participates in industry readings. Her voice can be found on several new works recordings, and she has had the pleasure of performing with both the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. She holds a BFA in musical theatre from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is a member of Actors Equity Association. www.LexieDSharp.com


Saturday, October 30, 2021
7:30 pm
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Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
(716) 885-5000

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