Friday, October 27, 2017
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Matt Doyle, Guest Artist
Ali Ewoldt, Guest Artist
To commemorate the orchestra’s 35 th season and the centennial of founder Skitch Henderson’s birth, join us for a celebration of the greatest hits of popular song. Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke leads the orchestra in a festive opening night concert featuring music ranging from Tin Pan Alley to today. Reineke will lead Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie, The Book of Mormon) and Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera, The King and I, Les Misérables) in some of his favorite songs of all time, paired with some Skitch Henderson classics and, as always, a few surprises.
About the Artists
Matt Doyle’s Broadway credits include The Book of Mormon (Elder Price), War Horse (Billy Narracott), Spring Awakening (Hanschen), and Bye Bye Birdie (Hugo Peabody). National tour credits include Spring Awakening (Melchior). Off-Broadway credits include Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Brooklynite (Trey) and Jasper in Deadland (Jasper). Regional credits include West Side Story at Paper Mill Playhouse (Tony), Jasper in Deadland at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle (Jasper), and Giant at Dallas Theater Center (Jordy Jr). Film and TV credits include a recurring role on Gossip Girl (Jonathan) and Private Romeo (Glenn). Recordings include Bare (Peter). Matt's solo EPs, Daylight and Constant (co-written by Will Van Dyke), are available on iTunes. Matt is currently starring in the Off-Broadway production of A Clockwork Orange at New World Stages.
Ali Ewoldt is currently starring as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Her other credits include: Lincoln Center’s Broadway revival of The King and I, the 1st Broadway revival and National Tour of Les Misérables (Cosette), The Fantasticks Off-Broadway (Luisa), West Side Story (Broadway 1st National Tour, PCLO, The MUNY, MTWichita: Maria), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (The MUNY), The King and I (Lyric Opera of Chicago: Tuptim), Carnival (Musicals Tonight: Lili), A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre: Fan), The Secret Garden (FITC: Rose) and concerts at Alice Tully Hall, The Town Hall, and Feinstein's/54 Below. TV and film credits include “The Michael J. Fox Show,” Yield (Leviathan Lab), and DRAMA (webseries). Ali received a BA in Psychology from Yale University. www.aliewoldt.com