Broadway Magic - Then & Now
Give My Regards to Broadway! Join us for an afternoon of Broadway hits with Francine Evans and Joel Zelnick. Enjoy some of the classic songs from musicals such as Annie, Cabaret, Beautiful, Beauty & the Beast, The Producers, Mama Mia and more.
Francine Evans is a singer, pianist, guitarist, songwriter and theatrical producer with a lifetime of experience in all styles of music. Having taught herself piano in two hands at the age of 3, Francine has produced over 100 shows including NYC’s, ‘DESTINATION: Las Vegas”. Leonard Bernstein was a fan of her eclectic musical style as was Peter Schikele (PDQ Bach). She has performed with her big band in just about every major hotel ballroom in NYC and has appeared in cabaret clubs and folk venues on both the east and west coasts. She holds an M.A. from Montclair State University, and has performed in New York, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Japan and Greece.
Jazz great Dr. Billy Taylor, was the first to give air play to Joel’s first jazz album, “MOVE”, which was reissued in Japan. A contemporary of Bill Evans, Joel has entertained 5 presidents, is a pianist/bandleader for thousands of events, and has performed at concert venues in New York, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Japan and Greece. NYC venues include: Windows On The World and The Rainbow Room. He has recorded four CD’s and holds a B.A. from New Jersey City University and an M.A. from Rutgers University. His latest recording, “Live At Steinway Piano Gallery” was released in Japan and the U.S.
Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at email@example.com or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.
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