Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hill Hosting Free Concert by Broadway Composer

Jason Robert Brown
Blogger's Note: The following was provided by The Hill School.

The public is invited to a concert by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 in The Hill School’s Center For The Arts, 760 Beech St., Pottstown.

“Broadway at The Hill, Jason Robert Brown Live in Concert!” is offered free of charge through special arrangement by Chris McGriff, The Hill’s Director of the Center For The Arts and Instructor of Theater. Theater and music-lovers are warmly invited to this exciting and intimate event.

Guests will join Brown for an up-close and personal look into his career on Broadway, from his humble beginnings to his creation of Tony Award-winning hits such as “Songs for a New World” (recently staged by Hill’s student Ellis Theatre Guild), “The Last Five Years,” and Tony Award-winning “Parade” – not to mention his Tony-Award winning score for “The Bridges of Madison County,” among other triumphs.

The internationally renowned Brown will sing some of his iconic songs, as well as works from his new album, “How We React and How We Recover,” and possibly some new works in development.

McGriff, whose career as a director and producer has included work in theater in several Broadway and off-Broadway houses, has directed many singers chosen by Brown for various cabaret concerts and staged readings.

“Jason and I have a lot of mutual friends,” McGriff said regarding this unique performance event here in Pottstown. “The Broadway community is very small and tight, so we all know each other if only through others in the Broadway family; it’s always two degrees of separation.

“We’re thrilled that Jason will so generously share this musical and educational opportunity not only with Hill students and families, but with anyone from the region who wants to meet him and enjoy his amazing musical genius,” McGriff said. “This will be the opportunity of a lifetime, and well worth the trip to Pottstown!”

Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

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