Sounds of Broadway Kick off Hershey Symphony Orchestra’s 45th Season

Join the 80-piece Hershey Symphony Orchestra and three of Broadway’s brightest stars for a concert celebrating the newest shows and latest revivals gracing the Great White Way at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013 at The Hershey Theatre.

“Broadway Today,” presented in association with Monica Robinson Ltd., features the vocal talents of Craig Schulman, Rita Harvey and Gary Mauer. The performers will share songs from musicals including WickedPhantom of the OperaJekyll & HydeMama MiaChicago and others.

Invited to represent the U.S. at the 10th Anniversary of Les Misérables in London, Craig Schulman is the only actor in the world to have portrayed three of the greatest musical theatre roles: the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of The Opera; Jean Valjean in Les Misérables; and the title roles in Jekyll & Hyde.  He has portrayed Jean Valjean in four different companies in three countries for a total of nearly 2,000 performances.  Widely recognized from the PBS broadcast of The 10th Anniversary: Les Misérables In Concert; he has also played Che in Evita, Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof, Archibald in The Secret Garden, and Father in Children Of Eden.

Rita Harvey made her Broadway debut performing the role of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera after two years performing the role with the second national tour. She starred as Hodel in the recent Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof and as Lady Edith in the new Off-Broadway musical The Prince and the Pauper at the Lamb’s Theater. 

Gary Mauer was most recently seen on Broadway as the Phantom in the Hal Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera, a role he previously performed on the National tour.  Previously he starred in the Broadway production of Phantom, performing the romantic leading role of Raoul.  In addition, Mr. Mauer performed in the Broadway production of Les Misérables in the role of Enjolras, the revolutionary leader, a role he also performed with the National Tour in the US and Singapore. In addition, he performed the leading role of Gaylord Ravenal in the National Tour of Show Boat, opposite his wife, Elizabeth Southard. 

Tickets are $29 and $39 and can be purchased by visit the Hershey Theatre box office or by calling 717-534-3405. For more information about the Hershey Symphony Orchestra and to purchase tickets for the rest of the 45th Hershey Symphony Orchestra season, please visit www.HersheySymphony.org.