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Marblehead Little Theatre Presents Irving Berlin Loves America
Irving Berlin Loves America
New Biographical Review of Berlin’s Life and Music
Written and Directed by Anne Lucas for The Marblehead Little Theatre
Musical Director, Betty Kent Lautner, Choreographer, Kelliann Nave
Performances July 27-29, August 2-5 The first two shows are already sold out! Tickets on sale now!
MLT’s summer production is a musical review of Berlin’s life. It includes all of America’s favorite songs, GOD BLESS AMERICA, EASTER PARADE, WHITE CHRISTMAS, BLUE SKIES, THERE’S NO BUSNIESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS and many great songs from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and the golden age of Hollywood musicals. You won’t be able to stop tapping your toes as we revisit Fred Astaire dance numbers like TOP HAT WHITE TIE AND TAILS.
He has long been praised as America’s musical chronicler. Jerome Kern said of Berlin’s music, “He honestly absorbs the vibrations from the people, manners and life of his time, and in turn, gives these impressions back to the world simplified-clarified-glorified. Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music”
A poor Russian immigrant at the turn of the last century he rose to prominence in America, the only country where a child of poverty could become a leader of society. His gratitude to this country was expressed in many of his songs and a commitment to support the Armed Services in both World Wars. His is an amazing life story of 101 years of vibrant love in the “American Century”
Berlin said of himself, ”I’ve always thought of myself as a songwriter. What else would I want to be? Do you want big words like composer? ...whether the songs are good or bad, I’ll continue to write them, because songwriting is not alone a business or a hobby with me. It’s everything!”
Performances to take place at the Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street, Marblehead, MA. All seating is general admission. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For tickets or more information please visit our website www.mltlive.org Tickets also are available at the Spirit of 76 Bookstore.
The talented cast includes: Ron Amon, Jon Archer, Loretta Attardo, Karin Anderson, Alison Brookes & Dr. Antony Zietman, Henry Dembowski, Tom Edmonds, Lynda Fairbanks-Adkins, Nora Falk, Doug Ford, Hazel Grenham, Betty Lautner, Anne Lucas, Mary Mcclory, Dayle Persons, Ted Merritt, Jim Robinson, David Scannell and Jim Wrynn.
Each performance will feature a special guest that include, Rabbi David Meyer, Will Rousmaniere, Bobby Kerrigan, Greg Mancuso-Ungaro, Bruce Whear, Paige Vigneron and Ari Conte. Please check website for exact dates for dates the guests will be performing.
More About Marblehead Little Theatre
Marblehead Little Theatre is a non-profit volunteer community theatre organization that hosts its own company performances as well as a myriad of shows from local theatre companies like Salem and Swampscott. Childrens shows, Friday night movies, and local performers are just some of the offerings of the quaint theatre.
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