"My Musical Comedy Life"
Sat., Mar. 16, 2013 / 8pm
Sitnik Theater of the
McKechnie still embodies the musical-theater ‘triple threat’ ideal:
“With her bright, friendly voice, frisky body language
and arsenal of
Audiences will not want to miss this one-woman theatre extravaganza from legendary Broadway star, Donna McKechnie. Centenary Stage Company is proud to welcome this true triple threat performer to present her one woman cabaret show, My Musical Comedy Life on Saturday March 16th at 8 p.m. It is an autobiographical musical celebration of song, dance, and storytelling, with music by some of Broadway’s most celebrated composers, including Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, Cy Coleman, and Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as more contemporary composers, like Ann Hampton Callaway.
The Tony Award-winning star of A Chorus Line is regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost dancing
and singing leading ladies. McKechnie has performed extensively on the concert stage, in cabaret, with symphony orchestras,
and now brings her talents to the Centenary Stage.
McKechnie talks and sings about her life and career which began when Bob Fosse put her in the chorus of the 1960 production
of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. In between were several legendary collaborations with Michael
Bennett which included the 1976 classic A Chorus Line, in which she drew on her own experience to play an aging
dancer desperate for a comeback. In this autobiographical one-woman show, the red-haired, apple-cheeked McKechnie interweaves
memories of her career with selections from a vast repertoire including "The Music and the Mirror," her signature
routine from A Chorus Line.
About the David and Carol Lackland Center
The Centenary Stage Company moved to the Carol and David Lackland Center (located at 715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown) in August, 2010. With a 22,000-square-foot performance space, the facility is the most sophisticated performing arts venues in northwest New Jersey. The center includes a new state-of-the-art 500-seat theatre (Sitnik Theater), a black box theater (The Edith Bolte Kutz ’42 Theater), a dance studio, scene shop, a costume shop, green room and dressing rooms. In addition to housing the theatre, the 68K square foot Lackland Center is home to a variety of cultural activity, and including WNTI, the College's listener-supported public radio station, CCTV, Centenary's Comcast-licensed television studio, and gallery space for visual artists.
Named in honor of Carol Burgess Lackland, A Centenary graduate (Class of 1954), and her husband, David A. Lackland, a Centenary College Trustee, The David and Carol Lackland Center, has been designed to enrich student life and bring new cultural opportunities to northwest New Jersey. ...more (including photos, progress reports, and 'Tour Lackland with Carl')
Donna McKechnie tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online using our Secure Online Ticketing, by calling (908)979-0900 or in person at the Lackland Center. See full details on our 'How To Order' page.
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