Ring in 2018 with the New Year’s Eve on Broadway
Sunday, December 31, 2017, at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
*added performance – Saturday, December 30, at 7 p.m.*
Outstanding vocalists Colleen Raye, Debbie O’Keefe, and Katie Gearty will perform some of the all-time great songs of Broadway, including classics from My Fair Lady, Gypsy, Oliver, and West Side Story, as well as newer musicals, such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Wicked, and Rent. The show ranges from powerful ballad showstoppers to high energy tunes from Grease, Mama Mia, Cabaret, and Chicago.
The Girl Singers always brings fun and variety to every performance, so there will be an array of humor and audience involvement. The talented vocalists will be accompanied by a trio of accomplished musicians: music director Norton Lawellin and Dominic Tarullo on keyboards, as well as Greg Schutte on percussion.
The creator of The Girl Singers productions, including this show, Raye has performed as a vocalist/entertainer across the country, from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, in theaters, nightclubs, casinos, and fairs. She has also made several television appearances. She sings in jazz groups; tours with her other shows, Sinatra and Company, That’ll be the Day, and That Holiday Feeling; has a family variety show; sings with big bands; and has a country flair with her Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline.
O’Keefe is a resident of Hudson who has performed at The Phipps in several different ensembles. As a 13-year-old, she had the opportunity to travel with her sister, Raye, performing at various venues throughout the United States. She is a guest soloist with the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band and the female vocalist for the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra, The Century College Jazz Ensemble, and Tim Patrick and The Blues Eyes Band.
Gearty performs in the Minneapolis music scene, singing in venues such as The Dakota and Hell’s Kitchen, or lending her voice to other Minneapolis musicians such as the Vital Organ Trio, The Modd Squad, Bruce Henry, Synergy, The Wolverines, and Tanner Taylor, as well with Mick Sterling Presents and tributes to Prince and David Bowie. She has also been in Collide Theatrical Dance Company’s productions of Lot of Living to Do, The Belmont Hotel, and Dracula.
Tickets are $28 for adults and $21 for students of any age. This show is not available as part of a season ticket package.