St. John’s Community Players present Swinging on a Star (The Johnny Burke Musical)

By | September 3, 2017

Starring Pamela Bradley, David Craig, Gordon Graham, Georgi Hicks, Tara Martino, Anita Sharpenstein & Brian Vaughan

The fabulous songs of Johnny Burke are here perfectly woven into various settings and scenes as if they always belonged there. We move from a 1920s Chicago Speakeasy, where we hear such songs as “Dr. Rhythm” and “What’s New” to the Bowery for the classic “Pennies from Heaven” and others. The ever popular “Your Hit Parade” takes us into the 1930s, segueing into a World War II USO show for several songs including “Personality” and culminating with the Academy Award winning “Swinging on a Star.” The journey continues to a ballroom for the immortal “Imagination” and then takes us into the world of Paramount’s Hope/Crosby/Lamour “Road Movies” and the songs they made famous. The evening ends in the Starlight Supperclub, high atop Manhattan, with a celebration of Burke’s genius. Other favorite songs included are “Misty,” “You’re Not the Only Oyster in the Stew,” “Ain’t It a Shame About Mame,” “Scatterbrain,” “One, Two, Button Your Shoe,” “An Apple for the Teacher,” “There’s Always the Blues,” “Apalachicola,” “But, Beautiful,” “Like Someone in Love,” “If Love Ain’t There (It Ain’t There),” “Sunday, Monday, or Always,” and “Here’s That Rainy Day.”

October 13, 14, 20, 27 & 28 @ 8:00 pm

October 15 & 22 @ 3 pm

Tickets: $10 Adults $8.00 Students

Saturday, October 21 Dinner Theatre @ 6:30 pm $22

Advanced Payment Required For Dinner

Dinner Reservations Must Be Placed By Wednesday, October 18

Seating for all shows will be cabaret style with a limit of 64 seats per performance. Tickets will be available at the door. Reservations are recommended to guaranty your seat.

Box Office: 762-4870

On-line Reservations/Payment: http://stjohnsrichmond.org/st-johns-community-players/

The Theater is located at 503 Stuart Circle (Corner of Monument & Lombardy) Richmond, VA 23220 in the Fellowship Hall of St. john’s United Church of Christ. 804-358-9291

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