Theater spotlight: Ordway Songbook Series: Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart

  • Article by: ROHAN PRESTON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 15, 2012 - 4:21 PM

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ORDWAY SONGBOOK SERIES: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN & HART

Opening Friday: Over his productive lifetime, composer Richard Rodgers teamed up with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II to create some of the most enduring songs and musicals in the canon. The tunes written with Columbia University classmate Hart include "Blue Moon" and "My Funny Valentine." The shows done with Hammerstein include "Oklahoma!" "South Pacific" and "The Sound of Music." Selections from Rodgers' oeuvre will be delivered by a roster of sweet-voiced singers (including Jennifer Eckes, Connie Kunkle, Joel Liestman and Joshua James Campbell) as part of the Ordway Center's Broadway Songbook series. (7:30 p.m. Fri., 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. next Sun. $26. Ends Sept. 30. Ordway Center, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul. 651-224-4222 or www.ordway.org.)

 

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