Rodgers & Hammerstein on Stage and Screen coming to the Emerald Coast
Sinfonia Gulf Coast, led by Music and Artistic Director Demetrius Fuller, presents “Rodgers & Hammerstein on Stage and Screen,” the final main stage offering of its 12th season that celebrates the “classics” with a twist. The gala event is set for Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, located at 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Sinfonia Gulf Coast maintains the tradition of “symphony redefined” by bringing this regional premiere to the Emerald Coast.
“Rodgers & Hammerstein on Stage and Screen” celebrates some of America’s most beloved movie musicals. Iconic film clips, including “The King & I,” “South Pacific,” “Oklahoma!,” “Carousel” and “The Sound of Music” on the screen, and showcases sensational live performances on stage — all accompanied by Sinfonia’s full symphony orchestra with special guest vocalists Kristin Clayton, a sensational operatic soprano, and Bojan Knezevic, a critically acclaimed bass-baritone. Conducting the lush selections is George Daugherty, one of the classical music world’s most diverse artists who returns to Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s gala event, having conducted “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II” last spring. Rodgers and Hammerstein refers to composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist-dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II, who together were an influential, innovative and one of the most successful American musical theater writing teams. “We are thrilled to present an exciting evening that celebrates the canon of the world’s most beloved movie musicals, said Demetrius Fuller, Music and Artistic Director for Sinfonia Gulf Coast. “If you love musicals, great films and appreciate live music, you won’t want to miss this marvelous evening that promises to deliver pure magic.”
Gala table seating, single seating, corporate sponsor tables and full tables of 10 are available and tickets range from $45-$150. Proceeds benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast and its music education program. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to SinfoniaGulfCoast.org and call (850) 460-8800.