Hollywood is coming East|Cast recreates moments from movies’ history

Published 11:49 pm Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lifestyles & Features Editor

“Red Hot Hollywood,” an offering by the Beaufort County Concert Association, is coming to the area this week.
The musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Washington High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is limited to those who hold season tickets to this year’s BCCA performances; however, those tickets may be purchased now and will include admission to the season’s four remaining presentations.
An adult, main-seating membership is $35 a person, or $45 for reserved seating. There is no charge for students in kindergarten through 12th grade when accompanied by an adult ticket-holder; however, students’ names should be provided at the time the membership is purchased.
Tuesday’s show, staged by Matt Davenport Productions Inc., features what is billed as a “red-carpet review” of Hollywood’s greatest music memories.
A cast of 11 performers will sing, dance and recreate movie moments by such famous Hollywood stars as Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Donald O’Connor, Judy Garland and Julie Andrews.
Among the movies represented will be “Singin’ In The Rain,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Grease,” “Chicago” and “Fame.” Musical selections will include “All I Do is Dream of You,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Summer Nights,” “All That Jazz” and “My Heart Will Go On.”
The 2009-2010 Beaufort County Concert Association series of performances began last month with a concert by Daniel Rodriguez, the “Singing Policeman” from New York City.
Still ahead, in addition to Tuesday’s “Red Hot Hollywood,” are the following concerts: pianist Rudolf Budginas on Jan. 21; Butch Thompson Trio on Feb. 23; and Chapter 6 on April 29.
For more information about purchasing season tickets to the series, visit gobcca.org or call BCAC President Eleanor Rollins at 252-975-7524.
This article includes information compiled from several sources and information supplied to the Washington Daily News.