Broadway stars will shine bright at the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s (SVAC) Arkell Pavilion this summer at Broadway in Vermont, a Concert Series hosted by TONY AWARD® Winner CHRISTIAN HOFF. The Summer series, running from July to September 2022, is sponsored by BERKSHIRE BANK and will be presented in collaboration with the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Christian Hoﬀ, and Old Mill Road Media.
The celebrity line-up includes:
Broadway’s original “Annie,” TONY AWARD® Nominee ANDREA McARDLE in Confessions of a Broadway Baby on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
EMMY AWARD® Winner and International Star, LUCIE ARNAZ in I Got The Job! Songs From My Musical Past on Thursday, August 18, 2022.
Broadway’s “Rocky,” 3-time TONY AWARD® Nominee ANDY KARL and TONY AWARD® Nominee ORFEH in Legally Bound on Friday, September 2, 2022.
TONY AWARD® Winner DONNA McKECHNIE (A Chorus Line), in Take Me to the World: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim on Saturday, September 17, 2022.
“We are thrilled to bring Broadway’s best, live-in-concert to Southern Vermont with the help of our own resident TONY AWARD® Winner Christian Hoﬀ and Old Mill Road Media, and we’re beyond grateful to our presenting sponsor, Berkshire Bank,” says Anne Corso, Executive Director, SVAC.
“Berkshire Bank is committed to supporting the communities we serve, so we are delighted to contribute to Southern Vermont’s long-standing art and music traditions by sponsoring the Broadway in Vermont series at SVAC,” shared Lori Kiely, Berkshire Bank’s Vermont Regional President.
TONY AWARD® Winner Christian Hoﬀ added, “As a newcomer to Vermont, I wanted to bring my Broadway pals and fellow talents to entertain us here in Southern Vermont. Special thanks to SVAC and our presenting sponsor, Berkshire Bank, and our hospitality sponsors, Church Street Hospitality, Equinox Golf Resort and Spa, and Kimpton Taconic Hotel for making this wonderful series possible.”
All concerts will be held in the Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, SVAC Drive / West Road, Manchester, VT 05254.
ABOUT Andrea McArdle
Andrea McArdle rocketed to stardom as Broadway’s original “Annie,” for which she was the youngest performer ever nominated for the TONY AWARD® for Best Actress in a Musical, winning both the Theatre World and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for her performance. On Broadway, she originated the roles of Ashley in Starlight Express and Margy in State Fair, and she was seen as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and as Fantine in Les Miserables. On tour, she starred in Jerry’s Girls, The Wizard of Oz, and Peter Pan. Andrea has performed in concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the best showrooms in Las Vegas to the Metropolitan Opera House, as well as The White House. On PBS, she appeared in Andrea McArdle on Broadway and The Leading Ladies of Broadway. Get ready for a great evening of song with Andrea and musical director Steve Marzullo.
ABOUT Lucie Arnaz
Celebrating a life on stage, EMMY AWARD® Winner Lucie Arnaz (Lucy & Desi: A Home Movie) returns to her theatre roots, looking back at some of the roles she has had on stages throughout the world. From her ﬁrst role at 14 as “The Cheshire Cat” in Alice in Wonderland to a grandmother hanging upside down on a trapeze while singing about the preciousness of life in Pippin, Lucie and Musical Director Ron Abel oﬀer audiences this brand-new concert, sharing stories and songs that Lucie has long been known for. With anecdotes and fond memories about her co-stars, directors, and musical collaborators, Lucie oﬀers iconic songs and hidden treasures from some of Broadway’s greatest shows and a look at the backstage magic it takes to create them. A not-to-be-missed evening of entertainment celebrating our great American Musical Theatre. luciearnaz.com
ABOUT Andy Karl & Orfeh
Together, Orfeh and Andy Karl have had an impressive run as one of Broadway’s greatest couples, both on and oﬀ the stage. She has a “powerhouse voice” (The New York Times). He is “a theater world heartthrob” (The New York Times). Although they met while doing the Broadway production of Saturday Night Fever, their irrepressible chemistry became the stuﬀ of legend when they co-starred in Legally Blonde, which garnered Orfeh a TONY® nomination. Karl earned his own TONY® nods for Rocky, On the Twentieth Century, and Groundhog Day (for which he received an OLIVIER AWARD®). After appearing in their 3rd Broadway show together, Pretty Woman, as Kit De Luca and Edward Lewis, this power couple is back again with their own show Legally Bound. The sexy, funny, and enormously talented duo tear through an eclectic mix of pop, R&B, and Broadway show tunes that are sure to excite and delight! Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright with music direction by the incomparable Steven Jamail.
ABOUT Donna McKechnie
Donna McKechnie, who received a TONY AWARD® for her performance in the original company of A Chorus Line, is regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost singing and dancing leading ladies. Donna has starred in and choreographed productions in London’s West End, along with theatrical productions in Tokyo and Paris. Some of Ms. McKechnie’s Broadway credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; The Education of Hyman Kaplan; Sondheim, A Musical Tribute (which she also choreographed); Promises, Promises; Company; On the Town; State Fair (Fred Astaire Award); and The Visit. She has starred in and/or choreographed numerous regional plays and musicals, including Follies, Mack and Mabel, Gypsy, The Glass Menagerie, Sweet Charity, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Guys and Dolls, and can be seen in concert and with Symphony Orchestras as well as TV Specials and dramatic series including Fame, Cheers, and Dark Shadows. She was featured in the ﬁlm Every Little Step and played the Rose in the ﬁlm The Little Prince. Donna will be performing her new, one-woman show, Take Me To The World - The Songs of Stephen Sondheim, which celebrates the greatest Broadway composer and lyricist of our time: Stephen Sondheim. In the show, she performs songs from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Anyone Can Whistle, and Sunday in the Park with George and shares stories of her time working with Sondheim and the great inﬂuence he had in her life, both professionally and personally. Ms. McKechnie’s memoir, Time Steps: My Musical Comedy Life, was published by Simon and Schuster. Donna was inducted into the Ameri- can Theatre Hall of Fame in 2019.
ABOUT Berkshire Bank
Berkshire Bank is transforming what it means to bank its neighbors socially, humanly, and digitally to empower the ﬁnancial potential of people, families, and businesses in its communities as it pursues its vision of being the leading socially responsible omni-channel community bank in the markets it serves.
Berkshire provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management, and investment services. The Bank has approximately $12.1 billion in assets and operates 105 branch oﬃces in New England and New York. Headquartered in Boston, Berkshire Hills Ban-Corp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank and is a member of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. To learn more, call 800-773- 5601 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
ABOUT The Southern Vermont Arts Center
The Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) is a multi-disciplinary arts organization in Manchester, VT, with a mission to promote and nurture the arts. SVAC strives to provide opportunities for local and regional artists, to introduce the wider community to artwork and performances of national relevance, and to engage diverse audiences.
ABOUT Christian Hoﬀ
Christian Hoﬀ is a multi-talented entertainer and producer, known for his TONY®-winning role in Jersey Boys and life-spanning career in the arts.
He is the host of Jazz ‘n TÖST on WEQX, 102.7, sponsored by Vermont’s
TÖST Beverages and produced by Old Mill Road Recording.
ABOUT Old Mill Road Media
Old Mill Road Media, based in East Arlington, VT, is the publisher of BERKSHIRE Magazine, VERMONT Magazine, STRATTON Magazine, MANCHESTER LIFE, and The Vermont News Guide. In addition, Old Mill Road Media oﬀers a full range of media services, including Audio and Video Production, Graphic Design services, Website Design services, and Social
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