School of Arts and Humanities News

Broadway Tune Fest is Back for a 4th Year

The UT Dallas Chamber Singers and students from the Musical Theatre Workshop will take a trip to Broadway this week with a family-friendly concert, Best of Broadway IV.

The performance will feature songs and choruses from the shows ChicagoFiddler on the RoofAnnie Get Your GunState FairA Little Night Music and Legally Blonde.

Kathryn Evans, head of vocal and choral music at UT Dallas, has directed the performance since its inaugural season.

“Five years ago, I did a concert for Halloween that combined classical choruses and ‘creepy’ Broadway show tunes,” said Evans.  “While it was a great success and very well attended, there’s not that much music for chorus that is about Halloween.  So, the next year I decided to feature those wonderful choruses from Broadway shows with Chamber Singers and add some solos and duets for the students in the Musical Theatre Workshop.  It’s remained that way ever since.”

Best of Broadway IV will run from Thursday, Nov. 10, until Saturday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre. The performance is free and open to the public. Donations benefiting The Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Fund will be accepted.

Full story available from the UT Dallas News Center.