Broadway Rose & Oregon Renaissance Band
July 27, 2023: Guest host Warren Black welcomes Broadway Rose Theatre Company and the Oregon Renaissance Band to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio.
Broadway Rose will share a preview of their upcoming production of Cinderella, starring Jennifer Davies as Ella, Leah Yorkston as Marie, her Fairy Godmother, and featuring pianist Colin Shepard. The Oregon Renaissance Band will perform music by William Byrd, featuring viols, recorders, voices, dulcian, krummhorns and rackett, as well as special guest Phil Gottling from Hawaii, on the dulcian.
Whimsical, lavish, and romantic, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the 2013 Broadway adaptation of the classic 1957 musical. The score features beloved songs from the original, such as “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” sprinkled with additional works from the Rodgers and Hammerstein canon, while new characters and an updated book help usher the story into the 21st century. Filled with breathtaking special effects, sparkling costumes, and gorgeous music, this modern fairy tale will sweep you off your feet and let you believe in the power of possibilities. Runs August 3 – 20, 2023. Tickets and more at broadwayrose.org.
Broadway Rose Theatre Company is Oregon’s premier musical theatre company. Under the artistic direction of Sharon Maroney, Broadway Rose has been producing professional musical theatre in the Portland area since 1992 and has earned national recognition for its commitment to artistic excellence and new work development. Working to enrich the region’s cultural life and increase opportunities for Oregonians to participate in the arts, the company presents a variety of mainstage productions throughout the year as well as summer children’s musicals, educational camps for children and teens, and a technical internship program for developing theatre professionals. Learn more at broadwayrose.org.
The Oregon Renaissance Band, directed by Phil and Gayle Neuman, is an ensemble of 10 members that performs on a wide variety of historical instruments including early violin, recorders, sackbutts, serpent, violas da gamba, cornamusen, krummhorns, racketts, tartold, shawms, schreierpfeiffen, bagpipes, cittern, spinettino, tabor and other percussion. The group, formed in 1991, has performed for numerous concert series in the U.S. and Germany. Various configurations within the band include 4 singers, 4 sackbutts, 8 recorders, 4 bowed strings, 4 racketts, 4 cornamusen, 3 shawms, and many more.
Learn more at philandgayleneuman.com.