MasterVoices | American Symphony Orchestra | Ted Sperling, Director | James Bagwell, Conductor
Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson teamed up for the first time to create this delightful romantic comedy. First performed in 1938, with Walter Huston in the role of Peter Stuyvesant, the work is one of Weil’s deft hybrid theater pieces which lie somewhere between operetta and musical theater. Anderson, one of the most important playwrights of the early 20th century, adds bits of political satire that contribute a spicy note to this charmer of a show. The famous pop standard, September Song, first appeared in Knickerbocker Holiday.
This performance by The Collegiate Chorale will feature theater/tv/film star, Victor Garber as Peter Stuyvesant and 2010 Drama Desk Award winner Christopher Fitzgerald as the faithful sidekick, Tenpin. Broadway’s multi-talented Ted Sperling, winner of both Tony and Drama Desk awards, will direct and The Chorale’s Music Director, James Bagwell, will conduct.
Coordinating Producing by Edward Barnes, Lighting Design by Frances Aronson, Sound Design by Scott Lehrer