Oakland East Bay Symphony Presents the Concert Version of Street Scene
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Grand and uplifting, Les Misérables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. Woodminster Amphitheater hosts an outdoor production of this tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France, which won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was made into an Oscar-nominated film. Cozy up under a blanket and watch ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption and the young, innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette and the student Marius are set against the tumultuous backdrop of the French Revolution. It's a celebration of the human struggle for love, justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "One day More," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. Learn More
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(Concert Version) Music by Kurt Weill;
Lyrics by Langston Hughes
Book by Elmer Rice
Julie Adams – Jenny, Rose
Angela Cadelago – Mrs. Fiorentino
Milissa Carey – Mrs. Jones, Intern
Kristen Clayton – Mrs. Maurrant
Tami Dahbura – Mrs. Olsen, Mrs. Hildebrand, Mae
Kirk Eichelberger – Mr. Maurrant
Adam Flowers – Kaplan, Sankey, Dick
Thomas Glenn – Sam
Zachary Gordin – Mr. Jones
Ryan Marcell Houston – Henry
J. Raymond Meyers – Buchanan, Lippo
Nikolas Nackley – Mr. Olsen, Easter
with Oakland Symphony Chorus
(Lynne Morrow, Music Director)
and members of Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir
(Robert Geary, Artistic Director)
Best-known for his collaboration with Bertolt Brecht on The Threepenny Opera, Kurt Weill is one of the most innovative and influential theater composers of the twentieth century. In Street Scene, he mixes show tunes, jazz, arias, folk songs and spirituals to portray the passions and frustrations of a multi-ethnic New York City tenement block during two brutally hot days in the Depression era. With lyrics by the great Harlem Renaissance poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes, and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, Street Scene is an important, vital work that builds to an explosive conclusion.
(Suitable for children 10 and over.)