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WICKED DIVAS
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

January, 2012

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra continues the 2011-2012 Pops Series with Wicked Divas, a concert of diva showstoppers from Broadway and opera that includes hit songs from the musical Wicked and more.

The three performances are 8 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18, and 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at Bass Performance Hall. Tickets are $27-$79, on sale now at 817-665-6000 or www.fwsymphony.org.

Conductor Steven Reineke will lead the orchestra as Julia Murney and Alli Mauzey—great singers who have filled Wicked’s star roles on Broadway—celebrate the best-loved divas of stage and screen. In addition to Wicked, the set list includes songs from Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Titanic, My Fair Lady, Ragtime, Carmen and The Wizard of Oz.

Alli Mauzey most recently starred as Glinda in the final San Francisco company of Wicked, and has also played Glinda on Broadway. Her other Broadway credits include Lenora in the new musical Cry Baby, for which she won the Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Drama League Award. She also played Brenda in Hairspray, both on Broadway and on the first national tour. Among many voiceover credits, she can be heard as a series regular on the animated TV show Alpha Teens on Machines.

Julia Murney last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked, after playing the role on the national tour, for which she received an Acclaim Award. Her other New York credits include Lennon, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination), The Vagina Monologues, A Class Act, Saved, Crimes of the Heart, First Lady Suite and Time and Again (Lucille Lortel nomination). Among her TV credits are 30 Rock, Sex and the City, Ed, NYPD Blue, all three Law & Orders and a vast number of voiceovers.

Steven Reineke is one of the nation’s most sought-after pops conductors, composers and arrangers. He is the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center for the Arts and Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. In addition, he serves as Principal Pops Conductor of the Long Beach and Modesto Symphony Orchestras.

These concerts are part of the Star-Telegram Pops Series and are made possible by season sponsors Star-Telegram, American Airlines and Worthington Renaissance Hotel. Promotional support is provided by Star-Telegram and WRR Classical 101.1 FM.

 

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MARILYN BAILEY | Press and Publications Manager

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

330 E. Fourth Street, Suite 200

Fort Worth, Texas 76102

mbailey@fwsymphony.org

office: 817-665-6500, ext. 127

cell: 817-975-5569



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