STOLEN SHAKESPEARE GUILD
CLASSICAL THEATER COMPANY
Directed by Lauren and Jason Morgan with choreography by Karen Matheny
July 7 - July 23rd 2017
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Based on an Idea by Jerome Robbins
ON THE TOWN
is presented by arrangement with
TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022
Performances are at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St., Ft Worth TX 76107 in the Sander's Theater
About The Composer
Leonard Bernstein August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world's leading orchestras, and from his music for West Side Story, Peter Pan, Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Town, On the Waterfront, his Mass, and a range of other compositions, including three symphonies and many shorter chamber and solo works. Bernstein was the first conductor to give a series of television lectures on classical music, starting in 1954 and continuing until his death. He was a skilled pianist, often conducting piano concertos from the keyboard. As a composer he wrote in many styles encompassing symphonic and orchestral music, ballet, film and theatre music, choral works, opera, chamber music and pieces for the piano. Many of his works are regularly performed around the world, although none has matched the tremendous popular and critical success of West Side Story.
About the Show
ON THE TOWN is the tale of three sailors on a 24-hour leave from their ship docked in New York City. This is a classic musical from the composer of "West Side Story". Memorable musical numbers include Come Up to My Place, Lucky to Be Me, Some Other Time and New York, New York. It’s a comedy with gorgeous, dancing, energy, and verve.