THE BEsT Of
RODGERs & HAMMERsTEiN:
BROADWAy iN CONCERT
DAviD LEsLiE CHRisTiANE
BuRNHAM KRiTzER NOLL
Violin Bass Drums
DEANN GEOff MARK
LETOuRNEAu NEuMAN PARDy
Music Director / Pianist
Saturday, January 30, 2010 • 8 p.m.
Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall
Although unanticipated, programs and artists are subject to change without notice.
TonighT’s Program selecTions
“Some Enchanted Evening” (All) .............................................. South Pacific
“Surry with a Fringe on Top” (David) ........................................Oklahoma!
“Cockeyed Optimist/Wonderful Guy” (Christiane).................. South Pacific
“Sixteen Going on Seventeen” (David, Leslie) ................ The Sound of Music
“Mister Snow” (Christiane) .............................................................Carousel
“We Kiss in a Shadow” (Leslie, David) ..................................The King and I
“I Can’t Say No”(Christiane)........................................................Oklahoma!
“Love Look Away” (David) .............................................. Flower Drum Song
“The Gentleman Is a Dope” (Leslie) .................................................. Allegro
“How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” (David) .... The Sound of Music
“Stepsisters’ Lament” (Leslie, Christiane) ..................................... Cinderella
“This Nearly Was Mine”(David) ............................................... South Pacific
“Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” (Leslie, Christiane)..... South Pacific
“My Favorite Things” (David, Leslie, Christiane)............ The Sound of Music
“Edelweiss” (Leslie) ......................................................... The Sound of Music
“Ten Minutes Ago” (Christiane) ................................................... Cinderella
“What’s the Use of Wond’rin” (Leslie) .............................................Carousel
“I Have Dreamed” (David) ....................................................The King and I
“Grand Night for Singing” (David, Leslie, Christiane) ..................State Fair
The selection list is provided for information purposes only. The order or performance may be changed and
songs may be added or deleted at the discretion of the performers.
abouT TonighT’s Performers
David Burnham played Fiyero in the and the Metropolitan Room.
Broadway production of Wicked having David first gained critical acclaim
created the role in the original Los Angeles when, after a two year search, he was chosen
workshop productions. David was a to replace Donny Osmond in the national
member of the original Broadway cast of tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph
the 6-time Tony Award winning musical and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
The Light In The Piazza, performing (Dramalogue Award) a role which he
on both the Tony Awards and the PBS has subsequently played 4 more times in
telecast Live From Lincoln Center. David productions all over the country.
was the 2007 recipient of the prestigious At Boston’s North Shore Music
Helen Hayes Award for best actor as well Theatre he created the role of Tom in the
as the 2007 best actor Garland Award for new musical, Tom Jones, as well as the role
his portrayal of Fabrizio Nacarelli in the of Billy (opposite Maureen McGovern) in
national tour of The Light In The Piazza. the new musical Letters from ‘Nam, a role
In New York City he lent his talent which he reprised at The Kennedy Center
to the Actor’s Fund production of On the and Seattle’s Village Theatre. In Chicago he
Twentieth Century at The New Amsterdam originated the role of Charlie in the world
Theatre and performed his solo concert at premiere of Peggy Sue Got Married, after
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touring the country as Peter in the national She received a 2006 Drama Desk
tour of Jesus Christ Superstar (opposite Ted nomination for Outstanding Featured
Neeley). Actress in a Musical for The Great American
Other stage productions include the Trailer Park Musical, followed by a 2007
Los Angeles premiere of The Road Theatre Special Achievement MAC Award for her
production of The Woman In Black (the show “Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les
Actor) directed by Ken Sawyer, Assassins Mouches,” and a 2007 Clarence Derwent
(John Hinckley) at Reprise with members Award for her performance as Serena in
of the original Broadway cast, Children of Legally Blonde.
Eden (Caine - Robby Award) at Musical Kritzer recently starred in A Catered
Theatre West, Godspell (Jesus) at the St. Affair, portraying Janey Hurley, the
Louis MUNY, and Pirates of Penzance character played by Debbie Reynolds in
(Fredrick) at The Sacramento Music the 1956 feature film of the same name
Circus. and starred in the Encores! staged concert
On film, David was the voice of presentation of On the Town in November
the Prince in the Warner Bros. animated 2008, as Hildy, the amorous and aggressive
feature The King & I, and can also be heard taxi driver.
as Willy in Disney’s Home On The Range. In May of 2009, Kritzer performed in
Recordings include the soundtracks to the musical Cabaret at the Theatre Under
Ghepetto, The King & I, and Home on the The Stars, portraying the lead role of Sally
Range, and the recordings Strouse, Schwartz, Bowles.
& Schwartz; Lerner, Loewe, & Lane; and At the 2009 New York Musical Theatre
Lee Lessack’s In Good Company. Festival (NYMF), Kritzer performed
David’s debut solo CD, David in Judas and Me in the role of the angel
Burnham, for LML Music, was released in Gabriel.
2007 and is available online at Amazon.
com, iTunes, Barnes and Noble Bookstores, Christiane Noll is a New York-
and other fine retailers. born, New Jersey-raised actress made
her Broadway debut starring in Jekyll &
Leslie Kritzer is an award-winning Hyde, creating the role of Emma. Ms.
Broadway actress. She recently played Noll received an Ovation Award for her
Monica in the Off-Broadway musical comedic turn as Hope Cladwell in the
Rooms: A Rock Romance and is from National Tour of Urinetown and wowed
Livingston, New Jersey. audiences again as Vanna Vane in the new
Kritzer, a 1999 graduate of the musical The Mambo Kings. Most recently,
University of Cincinnati College- she soared as Jane Smart in the American
Conservatory of Music, has also appeared premier of The Witches of Eastwick.
on Broadway in Hairspray and was the Ms. Noll has been living up to her
character Serena in Legally Blonde: The reputation as being “one of the most
Musical. Off-Broadway she has been seen versatile actresses in the American Musical
in The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Theatre” with a varied repertoire in
Bat Boy and Godspell, and her regional Broadway, opera, operetta and jazz. She
credits include Vanities (Kathy), Babes in has been a frequent guest soloist as part of
Arms (Baby Rose), and both Grease (Rizzo) Bravo Broadway with symphony orchestras
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around the world, including the National her opera debut with Plácido Domingo
Symphony and Marvin Hamlisch, the and the Washington National Opera in
Cincinnati Pops and Eric Kunzel, the The Merry Widow as Valencienne at The
Jerusalem Symphony and Don Pippin, Kennedy Center and her Carnegie Hall
the Philadelphia Pops and Peter Nero, as debut with Skitch Henderson, in his last
well as appearances with The Cleveland pops performance, as one of the three
Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, The San Broadway Divas with The New York Pops.
Francisco Symphony, and the Sinfonica Christiane has performed her solo
Brasileira in Rio. She has released three show in cabaret at The Plush Room, The
solo CD’s: Christiane Noll - A Broadway Duplex, Arci’s Place, The China Club,
Love Story and The Ira Gershwin Album, Peaches, B. Smith’s and The West Bank
both on Fynsworth Alley, as well as Live Café as well as being a featured member of
at the Westbank Café on 2Die4 Records. the Broadway Inspirational Voices/Gospel
She supplied the singing-voice of Anna in Choir.
the Warner Brothers animated feature The Other recordings: The King & I (Sony
King and I, and starred on Broadway in It Classic); Jekyll & Hyde (Atlantic); Little by
Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues. Little, Sondheim at the Movies, Primetime
Ms. Noll was critically acclaimed for Musicals, Cinderella, The Burt Bacharach
her operetta performances as Marianne in Album, The Paul Simon Album, The Stephen
City Center ENCORES! The New Moon Schwartz Album, The Sondheim Collection
and Kathie in The Student Prince. Other (all with Varese Sarabande); The Stephen
favorite roles include the baker’s wife in Sondheim Album (Fynsworth Alley); A
Into the Woods, Mabel in Mack & Mabel, Christmas Survival Guide, What’s a Nice
working with Jerry Herman and winning Girl Like You..., Z - The Masked Musical (all
a Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Lizzie with Car-Jam Records); Bravo Broadway
in Lizzie Borden, Genevieve in The Baker’s 2 and The Three Broadway Divas (Jay
Wife, Carrie in Carousel and Mabel in Records).
The Pirates of Penzance. She starred in the Christiane is a graduate of Carnegie
premieres of Frankenstein (37 Arts), The Mellon University and has established
Piper (NY Music Theatre Festival), Kept the Charlotte Black Memorial Fund as
(Krieger/Russell), Take Flight (Maltby/ an endowed award and off stage, don’t be
Shire), Call the Children Home (Primary surprised if you see her falling from a sky
Stages), Little by Little and A Fine and near you, as Christiane has been known
Private Place (York Theater). to jump from planes or hanglide on more
She has been a member of the national than one occasion. Other daring interests
tours of Grease! as Sandy, Miss Saigon as she has in the outdoors include; hiking,
Ellen, and City of Angels as Mallory/Avril rock climbing, scuba diving, training for
as well as a tour of Australia and Thailand the NYC Marathon, and quite possibly the
as Nellie in South Pacific. Ms. Noll made most dangerous . . . golfing.
p u r e . p o w e r f u l . a r t s .
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PrinciPals circle Ms. Toby Sulenski
$300 - $599
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Ms. Sharon Gustowski
Dr. & Mrs. Leon & Faye Steinberg
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