Quality Hill Playhouse has announced the cast and musicians for the company’s first show of its 24th season, BROADWAY AND ALL THAT JAZZ: SONGBOOK OF THE 20S AND 30S.
Conceived and directed by J. Kent Barnhart, the production will feature vocalists Christina Burton, LaTeesha McDonald Jackson, and LeShea Wright, with Barnhart as pianist and emcee, Ken Remmert on drums, and Ben Tervort on bass.
BROADWAY AND ALL THAT JAZZ will chronicle the evolution of the Great American Songbook and feature songs written from 1920 to 1939, including “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing”), songs from SHOWBOAT, and more. The production will also examine the importance of African American songwriters, bandleaders, and vocalists in the founding of the Songbook, through songs like “Strange Fruit” and pieces from PORGY AND BESS, among others.
BROADWAY AND ALL THAT JAZZ: SONGBOOK OF THE 20S AND 30S runs through October 28 at Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo. For more information visit QualityHillPlayhouse.com.
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