Broadway in the Tabernacle: Performing the songs of Rodgers and Hart

Photo credit Daniel Bozza

PARSIPPANY —  Seasoned Broadway performers give their voices up for youth theater on Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. in The Tabernacle.

Performing the songs of Rodgers and Hart, this team of professionals will gift show tune classics to the audience and to the non-profit the concert supports.  Tickets are $25.00 and support The Mount Tabor Arts Collaborative Youth Summer Camp.

Photo credit Daniel Bozza

The Lion King will also be performed on July 21 at 7:00 p.m. on the same stage.

You can purchase tickets here at Mt. Tabor Arts Collaborative, by clicking here.

Stanley Wayne Mathis, from Broadways’ Book of Mormon, Kiss Me Kate, and Lion King is currently a principal on NBC’s hit show Rise.  Michelle Mcconnell wears the crown of the longest running Carlotta from Phantom of the Opera where she shared the stage with Marni Raab, known for her role as Christine.

Dawn Ward-Lau recently brought her colleagues from the International Tour of HAIR: The Musical together in Mount Tabor Hair: a 50th reunion celebration  together in Mount Tabor and currently directing the Mount Tabor Arts Collaborative with her husband, Jim Lau. These performers, and a half dozen others, will power pack the octagon-shaped theater from the late 1800’s- a venue quoted to ‘play like a vintage guitar’ and a classic in its own right.

Rodgers & Hammerstein built an incredible legacy and Rodgers & Hart wrote tunes for the ages.  This concert featuring Rodgers & Hart’s brightest and best are the classics that keep you tapping and swaying for days.  You won’t be able to stop fallin in love with love at the Tabernacle.  Prepare to be bewitched, bewildered, and not a bit bothered and hey, maybe there’ll even be a blue moon.

As director Dawn Ward Lau points out of Rodgers  and Hart, “anyone that can rhymne coney with bologna is a lyricist guru in my book.  They rhyme patricide with mattress side and I can’t get enough.”

The Tabernacle is located at 26 Simpson Avenue, Mt. Tabor.