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Set your watch back 100 years to the time of dimly lit cabarets and speakeasies of New York, Paris, Berlin, London, Chicago, Atlantic City, and Buffalo! Experience the roaring 1920s in all its decadence, with vintage imagery and jazzy favorites from Irving Berlin, Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, and more.
On Friday morning, join us before the concert for complimentary coffee and doughnuts in the Mary Seaton Room. On Saturday evening, the party continues after the concert with our own speakeasy cabaret!
Bradley Thachuk, conductor
Bronson Norris Murphy, vocals
Madison Claire Parks, vocals
Myra Maud, vocals
arr. Jeff Tyzik
My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes
Put A Tax On Love
What’ll I Do
La Vie En Rose
De Temps En Temps
La Conga Blicoti
Twilight In Turkey
Mack The Knife
Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
Black Bottom Stomp
Doin’ The Uptown Lowdown
St. Louis Blues
Sweet Georgia Brown
At An Arabian House Party
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime
We’re In The Money
Dream A Little Dream of Me
Midnight, The Stars and You
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Shout For Happiness
Puttin’ On The Ritz (Irving Berlin)
About Bronson Norris Murphy
Recognized for his “prodigious acting abilities” and a voice that has been acclaimed as “masterful, passionate and soaringly beautiful,” Bronson Norris Murphy is best known for premiering the role of The Phantom in the first North American production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns. Other notable performances include Raoul in the long-running production of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, the world premiere of UNMASKED: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Paper Mill Playhouse, the 2019 New York City Center revival of Evita, the 30th Anniversary National Tour of CATS as Gus, Growltiger and Bustopher Jones and multiple US productions of West Side Story as Tony. In just over a decade of performances, some of his other credits include New York City developmental productions of: Faustus, the Musical (MTM’s Best Actor Award), I Hate Holmes, Joan of Arc, Catch the Wind, Alan Menken & Tim Rice’s King David and Maybe One Day: A Fable for the York Theatre. His work in regional theatres include Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, New York City Center, North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre By The Sea, The Skirball Center, Players’ Theatre, John W. Engeman Theatre, The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, West Virginia Public Theatre and two seasons as Stephen Foster in The Stephen Foster Story in the US and Japan. Concert work includes I Am Harvey Milk at The Avery Fisher Hall, Music City Christmas with The Nashville Symphony, West Side Story in Concert with Norwalk Symphony, The Music Man in Concert with Orchestra Kentucky, The Ocean City Pops Tribute to the American Songbook, and as a soloist for Bach’s Cantata No. 140, Ramirez’s Misa Criolla, Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ. In addition to his work onstage, Mr. Murphy is an advocate for music literacy, maintaining regular classroom hours as an active voice and acting teacher in NYC while hosting workshops on vocal production, song interpretation, music theory, and musical theatre audition techniques at New York University, The New York Film Academy, The Joffrey School of Ballet, Broadway Classroom, and The Institute for American Musical Theatre. Please follow @BronsonBiz for the latest information!
About Madison Claire Parks
Madison Claire Parks is a Musical Theatre actress and singer most well-known for starring as Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS Off-Broadway at the Jerry Orbach Theatre in New York, for over 400 performances. Madison most recently completed her run as Laurey Williams in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! with North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts. Prior to that Madison was back Off-Broadway starring as Katherine Talbot in Lerner and Loewe’s rarely done musical: THE DAY BEFORE SPRING with The York Theatre Company. This was the first time the complete piece was done in New York since its original run on Broadway in 1943. Madison also recently starred as Nellie Forbush in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC, opposite Broadway’s Ben Davis as Emile de Becque, at The Rubicon Theatre Company. Prior to that, Madison gained critical acclaim for her portrayal of Sarah Brown in GUYS & DOLLS with both Musical Theatre West at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach, California, and with Theatre Under The Stars at the Hobby Center in Houston, Texas. Other favorite roles include Cosette in LES MISÉRABLES, Hedy LaRue in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUISNESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Lady Larken in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, Marsinah in KISMET, Precious in STEEL PIER, and Daisy Mae in the Los Angeles revival of LI’L ABNER. Madison has appeared as a soloist for numerous concerts throughout the country. Madison is a third generation performer. Her mother is Broadway actress, Karen Culliver, and her father is composer, Garrett Parks, son of Madison’s grandmother; famous Broadway actress and MGM film star Betty Garrett, to whom she dedicates all her work and performances.
About Myra Maud
Spreading her “Joie De Vivre” with charm and generosity, Myra’s voice touches the soul and the world is amazed. Her intriguing personality and captivating artistry are as diverse as her origins. Living between New York City and Hamburg (Germany), born and raised in Paris (France), with roots in Madagascar and Martinique, Myra is a real citizen of the world.
The multi-award singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and producer started her career in Paris where she studied piano, saxophone, and dance at the Conservatory. Like many singers, Myra developed her singing and musical craft in church. After several shows as a singer and Master of Ceremony in Disneyland Paris, she was invited to travel the world as a soloist with the Claude Bolling Jazz Big Band and the Orchestre National Symphonique De France.
Throughout the years, Myra shared the stage with superstars such as Mireille Matthieu, Johnny Hallyday, Céline Dion. or Enrique Iglesias and performed in the presence of Quincy Jones in Davos (Switzerland) with her own choir Gospel Sans Frontières. She starred as the great Josephine Baker in the French movie “Les Enfants Du Pays” with Michel Serrault. In 2001 she left Paris to play the lead role of “Nala” in the Lion King Musical in Hamburg (Germany).
In addition to her success as a performer, Myra is a highly sought-after musical and vocal coach and workshop facilitator. She has led team-building workshops for large multinational corporations and smaller companies. In addition, she regularly donates and invests her time by singing in hospitals and prisons.
In 2010 Myra received her first platinum record in South Africa, for the album “Afri-Frans”, a project which presents traditional South African folk songs in French. The 2nd album reached Gold Status. Myra’s international acclaim tremendously grew when she was invited to be the lead singer of the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup in Frankfurt, an event which had in excess of 130,000 spectators.
In 2014, she released her first jazz album entitled “Salt – La Solution”, a project in collaboration with acclaimed producer, Lutz Krajenski. Another major expansion of her international footprint took place when she was invited to be the headliner of the Eleuthera Jazz Festival (Bahamas) in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
In 2015, Paris welcomed her back. Myra played the lead role “Rosa L’Amour” in the musical Gospel Sur La Colline 50 performances at Les Folies Bergère (Paris, France). From 2016 to 2019 Myra starred in a series of tribute performances honoring the life and legacy of the legendary Whitney Houston. She was accompanied by the Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra. (Germany) In May 2019, one of her biggest dreams came true when the Greenberg Artists and Schirmer Theatrical selected her in NYC to perform as a soloist for their new big production PROHIBITION.
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