Spotlight the Arts Presents “Fascinating Rhythm: The Music of George and Ira Gershwin”

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This delightful show will feature a collage of Gershwin songs from movie and Broadway classics such as Strike Up The Band, An American in Paris, and Shall We Dance including dynamic presentations of “I’ve Got Rhythm”, “Someone to Watch Over Me”, and “Nice Work, If You Can Get It”.

Spotlight the Arts presents their fourth annual summer cabaret: “Fascinating Rhythm: The Music of George and Ira Gershwin.” For Two Nights Only, Friday July 27th and Saturday July 28th at 8 pm.

This delightful show will feature a collage of Gershwin songs from movie and Broadway classics such as Strike Up The Band, An American in Paris, and Shall We Dance including dynamic presentations of “I’ve Got Rhythm”, “Someone to Watch Over Me”, and “Nice Work, If You Can Get It”.

George Gershwin, with his brother Ira, was among the most successful musical talents of the 1930's, with their songs transcending their time, sounding as fresh and exciting now as it was then. George died at the peak of his career, at the age of 38, but the brilliance of his compositions lives on, inspiring generation after generation. This Cabaret will showcase his best songs.

All of the talented local performers of the Cabaret attend prestigious conservatories and universities. Director/performer Taylor Shubert and performers Paige Berkovitz and Rachel Hirschfield are students at Boston Conservatory, while performer Jenny Lester attends Point Park University. Also performing in the show will be Dylan Shubert,"who studies at the world renowned College-Conservatory of Music"

Neil Douglas Reilly will be directing the select group of musicians and providing piano accompaniment. Mr. Reilly’s credits include orchestrating the Broadway revival of “Porgy and Bess” as an assistant to William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke. His orchestrations were heard at the New York Pops Birthday Gala in April of this year.

The venue is The Calabasas Amphitheater, located behind the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA 91302.

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SPOTLIGHT THE ARTS FOUNDATION; A 501 (C) (3) California Nonprofit Organization. Dedicated to promoting the arts in Calabasas and the surrounding communities. For information (818) 436-0530 or visit http://www.spotlightthearts.org

Photographs provided by Jim Brummer

Media Contact: Dylan Busse, Publicity Director Spotlight the Arts Foundation
Busse.dylan(at)gmail(dot)com

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