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226 Star Starred
Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211
323-655-0111
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45 events
34 reviews
21 stars
attended Jun 23 2013

Loved the songs and it was great to see Stephen Schwartz joining the choir.

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39 events
22 reviews
30 stars
attended Jun 23 2013

A nice afternoon of music. The TESTIMONY piece was very special.

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7 reviews
13 stars
attended Jun 22 2013

great show!! the guys in the box office were kind of swamped, though and the show started 39 minutes LATE , even Stephen Schwarz had to comment--he said it was 'kind of weird' very cool and the GMLA is fabulous!

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http://www.gmcla.org/

Description

Wicked. Godspell. Pippin. Modern American musicals like these defy gravity by inspiring musical theater fans all over the world. Composer Stephen Schwartz has produced a remarkable repertoire that spans almost half a century, yet he simply refuses to slow down. With Hugh Jackman set to star in Broadway’s all-new Houdini next season, Stephen’s magical music is once again poised to dazzle an entirely new generation of fans.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles is proud to announce an exhilarating tribute to the man who continues to create some of the most unforgettable music and lyrics of our time. Witness all the sensational singing, the delectable dancing, and the outrageous surprises, as they honor one of America’s most beloved composers. With a special guest appearance by Stephen Schwartz himself, you won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Liz Callaway boasts a phenomenal career spanning singing, acting and recording. Her singing voice has brought to life such classic animated characters as Princess Jasmine and The Swan Princess, while her Broadway career has kept fans riveted with powerful performances in Cats, Baby, Miss Saigon, Merrily We Roll Along and more. The chorus welcomes Ms. Callaway as their special guest performer.

About the Ticket Supplier: Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles

Hailed by the LA Times as "one of the last important links to a glorious tradition in music," Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles has been a notable part of Southern California for almost thirty-five years. Formed in 1979 as a completely volunteer effort of 99 men, GMCLA has doubled in size, gained professional artistic and administrative staff, toured internationally, released fifteen compact discs, and appeared with numerous stage, film, and television celebrities like Lily Tomlin, Melissa Manchester, Jerry Herman, Valarie Pettiford and LeAnn Rimes.

Among the many "firsts" of this dynamic arts organization, GMCLA was the first gay ensemble to perform for a sitting U.S. President (both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama); the first openly gay performers to be broadcast over Russian television in 1999; the first gay chorus to tour central Europe (1991) and South America (2006), created the original musical "It Gets Better"to combat anti-LGBT bullying (currently on a U.S. tour), and recently performed at the Academy Awards.

In addition to their vocal excellence, GMCLA wows audiences with their uniquely theatrical and inventive productions, performing three major concerts each season. They bring their music education program, Alive Music Project, to high school students across Los Angeles to build bridges between all communities by sharing music and their personal stories. GMCLA sings for a future free from homophobia and discrimination of all kinds.