(Friday) 9:00 am - 11:30 am
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Join renowned song and dance
Join renowned song and dance team, Michael Kessler and Melinda Jackson with Broadway conductor, arranger and composer, Keith Thompson in M&M’s YOUNG PEOPLE’S GUIDE TO BROADWAY,” a theatrical, entertaining and educational show celebrating the art of musical theatre from “Showboat” to “Hamilton.”
This show is recommended for grades 6-10 and is open to both school groups and the public. School groups should contact the Box Office directly to reserve tickets. Call 561.243.7922, ext. 1
Friday, March 9th with performances at 9 am and 11:30 am
Public tickets are $25 for reserved balcony seating.
Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s young people’s concert series, Kessler, Jackson and Thompson present a fun and entertaining show to inspire and educate the next generation of dancers, singers and actors. They will offer a glimpse into the history of Broadway, and share the beauty and value of musical theatre.
Some of the popular musicals to be highlighted include “Oklahoma,” “West Side Story,” “Showboat,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Chicago,” “Cabaret,” “The Lion King”, “Beauty and the Beast,“ and others. Their mesmerizing live performance will be complemented by a group of talented, pre-professional, young performers who are mentored by M&M.
Michael Kessler and Melinda Jackson are known for their charismatic, critically-acclaimed performances spanning three decades and ranging from Broadway to ballet. Their love ignited an international career together performing on stages from Broadway to the Las Vegas Strip, to theaters and opera houses worldwide. They were also the starring song and dance team in “The Great Radio City Music Hall Spectacular,” touring in over 80 U.S. cities and playing an extended run at the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas. Native New Yorkers, their careers have included producing, directing, writing, choreographing and performing internationally and a lifetime living, working, dancing, singing, and laughing together.
Keith Thompson is a renowned musical director and composer. He was Musical Director for “Jersey Boys,” co-writer of “IDAHO, The Comedy Musical” and co-creator/host of “The Composers Showcase” at The Smith Center in Las Vegas.
The Crest Theatre Children and Family Series is graciously sponsored by Young Dentistry PA and Young Family Foundation, Inc.