Butler County Symphony presents: “Bravo Broadway!”

October 1: BRAVO BROADWAY!: “Bravo Broadway!” is an exciting and wildly popular program of Broadway favorites performed by two stars from the Broadway stage. Join us for this unique and entertaining evening of familiar Broadway classics featuring your Butler County Symphony. Hugh Panaro and Scarlett Strallen will be the guest performers.
Hugh Panaro is perhaps best known for having played the coveted role of the Phantom in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera over 2,000 times, including the 25th Anniversary production. In fact, Hugh is one of the few actors to be cast by Harold Prince as both The Phantom and Raoul in the show's Broadway

production and is currently starring as the titular role in the immersive Off-Broadway production of Sweeney Todd. Hugh made his Broadway debut in the original production of Les Misérables as Marius, the role he originated in the First National Company. He also created the roles of Buddy in the original Side Show (Sony cast recording); Julian Craster in Jule Styne's last musical, The Red Shoes; and the title role in the American premiere of Cameron Mackintosh's Martin Guerre. Hugh was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in the title role of Elton John's Lestat, based on Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. Scarlett Strallen performs with symphonies all over the world and has been requested by her Majesty the Queen on three separate occasions to sing for her.

Scarlett has starred in productions on Broadway, London’s West End, including Singin’ in the Rain at Chichester Festival Theatre and The Palace Theatre London, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She most recently starred on Broadway as Gwendolyn in Travesties and has appeared in the title role of Mary Poppins, a role she also played in the West End, and as Sibella Hallward in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Additional theater credits include the title role in Nell Gwynn at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Pirates of Penzance at Barrington Stage Company, Macbeth at the Armory in New York, Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory, A Chorus Line at The London Palladium, She Loves Me at the Chocolate Factory, and Passion at Donmar Warehouse. In 2014, Scarlett received the ‘Whatsonstage’ awards for best actress in a musical for A Chorus Line at the London Palladium and Candide at the Menier.

Concert begins at 7:30pm at the Butler Intermediate School Auditorium, 551 Fairground Hill Rd, Butler, PA 16001. Free lecture by Maestro Kraemer begins at 6:30pm.

Season subscriptions are available now: $150 - Adults, $50 – Children or Students. Individual concert tickets purchased in advance of October 1st are Adults $30, Children or Students $10. At the door; Adults $35,
Children or Students $12. Group rates are available. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to the Butler County Symphony Association website (www.butlersymphony.org) or call 724-283-1402. Proceeds from ticket sales help to cover the costs associated with maintaining a professional symphony orchestra.

About Butler County Symphony Association The Butler County Symphony Association was established in 1949. The Butler County Symphony Orchestra is a quality orchestra performing within a community framework, generating pride among Butler County residents while enriching their cultural lives. The Association presents six concerts per season, which showcase pieces chosen from all periods and brings
educational programs to school students. Local musicians and students have the opportunity to partake in solo performances with the orchestra. Matthew Kraemer, music director and conductor, is quickly making his mark among young American conductors for his inspired performances and versatility.

Oct 1 2022 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Butler Intermediate School Auditorium,
551 Fairground Hill Rd,
Butler, PA 16001