Escape into the world of classic Hollywood movies and Broadway legends; enjoy celebrated songs from musicals such as "Shall We Dance," "Top Hat," "West Side Story," "Babes in Arms" and "Music in the Air"Artists: Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Scott O’Neil, resident conductor
Joan Hess and Kirby Ward
Performance: Friday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: On sale now
On a night that would make Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers proud, the Colorado Symphony Pops Series presents Steppin' Out, a salute to the music that made Hollywood and Broadway legends. On Friday, February 24, Steppin' Out takes concertgoers on a journey back in time to the Golden Age of the Hollywood musical, then forward in time to the Great White Way and the Big Band Era as dancers and singers accompany the Colorado Symphony. Led by resident conductor Scott O'Neil and featuring Broadway's Joan Hess (Mamma Mia) and Olivier Award nominee Kirby Ward (Crazy For You), Steppin' Out showcases music by legendary composers and songwriters such as George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, Leonard Bernstein, and Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II.
Highlights of this fabulous evening include "Mambo" from West Side Story, "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and "Slap that Bass" from the 1937 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film Shall We Dance, and the jazz standard "I Got Rhythm" from the 1934 musical Girl Crazy (which film buffs may remember from the 1943 film starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland). Audiences will adore Colorado Symphony performances of "Cheek to Cheek" from the 1935 screwball comedy Top Hat (another Astaire/Rogers smash hit), "Someone to Watch Over Me" from the 1926 musical Oh, Kay!, and "The Song Is You" from the 1932 musical Music is in the Air. Plus, concertgoers will experience a proper Big Band live orchestra experience with Glenn Miller hits including "In the Mood," "A String of Pearls" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Tickets are on sale now.
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now at www.coloradosymphony.org, the Colorado Symphony Box Office: (303) 623-7876 or (877) 292-7979 or in-person in the lobby of Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.