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|A Crowd-Pleasing Look Back at Mickey and Judy’s Hollywood with the North Carolina Symphony|
|Posted: March 26, 2009|
Great songs from the Golden Age of Hollywood live again in “I Got Rhythm! Mickey and Judy’s Hollywood” in the North Carolina Symphony’s final Pops Series concert of the season. Performances are Friday and Saturday, April 17 & 18 at 8pm and Sunday, April 19 at 3pm, at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Assistant Conductor Joan Landry conducts all three performances.
Timeless movie musical icons Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland are the inspiration for this charming and loving tribute to the great Big Band sound that became the hallmark of Hollywood musicals.
As in all the Mickey and Judy films, the orchestra takes center stage as the third star of the show. “I Got Rhythm” takes full advantage of the symphony orchestra with all new orchestrations and newly arranged pieces designed to showcase the conductor and orchestra. Whether or not you’ve seen a Mickey and Judy film, their treasure chest of American standards like “Embraceable You,” “Strike Up the Band” and “Where or When” makes for an evening of charming, heart-warming, old-fashioned “feel good” entertainment.
Broadway veterans Sauna Hicks and Jeff Harner bring out the best in the music. Show Business magazine calls them “two gifted entertainers in a warm and affectionate tribute happily buoyed by can’t-miss material.” The Chicago Sun-Times praises the whole show as “a smart and sophisticated celebration of the MGM music songbook of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.”
For tickets and more information, please visit the North Carolina Symphony website at www.ncsymphony.org or call Audience Services at 919.733.2750, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.
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