Singing with five Broadway stars can become one singer's reality at "Neil Berg's '100 Years of Broadway.'" As part of Luther College's Center Stage Series, the show will celebrate Broadway with a live music production of great moments from the finest Broadway shows of the century at 7:30 Friday, Sept. 18, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.
Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18, and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected], open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
The "100 Years of Broadway" performance is sponsored by Gundersen Health System in Decorah.
Neil Berg, award-winning composer, lyricist and producer, presents a night to honor 100 years of legendary Broadway shows. Songs from Broadway hits such as Les Misérables, Chicago, Wicked, Rent and Phantom of the Opera will be performed by Broadway stars accompanied by a five-piece band with Berg on piano.
Vocalists 13 years and older are invited to audition to sing on stage with the stars of "100 Years of Broadway." Two winners and up to 10 runners-up will be selected by a panel, comprised of the producers and singers of the show, and Neil Berg himself, for a chance to sing on stage with the Broadway and receive complimentary tickets to a performance in the 2015-16 Center Stage season.
Anyone who submits a video to sing with the Broadway stars by Sept. 14 will receive discounted tickets to the performance; age 19 and older can purchase a ticket at the discounted rate of $15 and those age 18 and younger can order a complimentary ticket. Discounts are available by calling the Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357.
Best known for his compositions and lyrics, Berg made his mark with the off-Broadway production of the musical "The Prince and the Pauper." He has also composed for the musicals "Threads," "Percy Penguin," "Heidi," "Hexed in the City," "Tim and Scrooge," "The Man Who Would Be King" and "Grumpy Old Men."
Owner of Leftfield Productions, Inc., an entertainment company, Berg also co-owns SJR Theatre Workshop, a theater camp that instructs more than 200 student actors and singers each year.
Berg is currently working as the composer and co-lyrist with Robert Schenkkan, Pulitzer Prize and TONY winning playwright, on the new rock musical "The Twelve." Debuted in the spring of 2015, "The Twelve" won the 2015 HENRY Award for best new play or musical.
Upcoming Center Stage Series performances include: pianist-composer Danilo Pérez with his quintet will perform Panama 500, an evening of jazz and Pan-American folk music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, and "The Queue" a theatre/dance piece with equal parts slapstick, vaudeville and live modern soul music by Lucky Plush Productions at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. For more information on upcoming performances and to purchase tickets go to: http://tickets.luther.edu.
A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,400, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.