Reading Symphony Orchestra to perform classic Broadway hits on April 29th

Music Director Andrew Constantine will lead an extraordinary evening revisiting classic songs from Broadway’s Golden Age and beyond. The most popular tunes from Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Hamlisch, Lloyd Webber and more are sung by Phantom of the Opera stars Lisa Vroman and Doug LaBrecque. With unforgettable melodies and beautiful lyrics, their incredible vocal talents make this an elegant evening of beloved songs you will always remember.

“It’s an honor to host Doug LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman in Reading for the April 29th Classic Broadway concert.” Shared David Gross, Reading Symphony Orchestra’s Executive Director. “They are both stars in their own right and our audience love hearing classics like the I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady and Music from the Night from Phantom of the Opera. There’s something for everyone.”

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Doug LaBrecque has astounded audiences with his performances as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera. He has also starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of Showboat, and has been a soloist with some of the world’s finest symphony orchestras including The National Symphony, The Isreal Philharmonic (Tel Aviv), The Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony, The San Francisco Symphony, and many others. He was featured in Oscar Hammerstein’s 100th Birthday Celebration Something Wonderful on Broadway at The Gershwin Theatre, and toured nationally with Les Miserables. Regionally, Mr. LaBrecque has performed leading roles in Candide, A Chorus Line, and Man of LaMancha among many others. A graduate of University of Michigan he was also featured in the world premiere of A Wonderful Life, written by Sheldon Harnick and Joe Raposo, and starred in the premiere revival of Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner’s Love Life.

Lisa Vroman performed for many years as the iconic Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera, as well as both Fantine and Cosette in Les Miserables. She has also starred as Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella in her New York City opera debut. Lisa has held title roles in other hit productions such as Charlotte in A Little Night Music, Lili Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate, and Marian Paroo in The Music Man, to name a few. Lisa sang the role of Birdie in Regina with Utah Opera, conducted by Keith Lockhart; made her New Jersey Opera debut as Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus (directed by Ira Siff); and premiered and recorded two Comic Operas by composers John Musto (Bastianello) and William Bolcom (Lucrezia) with the New York Festival of Song. Lisa lives in Pasadena, CA with husband Patrick O’Neil and their beautiful dog Barber.

Transport yourself to Broadway with songs such as Trolley Song from Meet Me in St. Louis, I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady, S’Wonderful from Funny Face, Seventy Six Trombones from The Music Man, Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz, and All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera.

Conducted by Reading Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director, Andrew Constantine, the April 29, 2023 performance will begin at 7:30 pm at the Santander Performing Arts Center. Tickets available at readingsymphony.org.

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