Special Event: NYC's Rising Stars

May 10, 2014, 8pm - $35- Buy Now

Finish the season off right by showing your appreciation to QPAC at its annual fundraiser (now in its 2nd year)! This special musical presentation features exceptional, next-generation artists. You won't believe the expertise of these emerging superstars who are sure to explode onto the performing arts scene in a matter of mere months! Do you enjoy programs like American Idol, The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance? Leave the TV (and commercials) behind and judge for yourself the featured young talent hand-picked from New York's most prestigious performing arts schools, including Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, American Musical & Dramatic Academy, Mannes School of Music, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and many more. Directed and Hosted by Broadway choral director/arranger Chapman Roberts. $35 all seats. (This Special Event may be included as part of your subscription).

Chapman Roberts, Director/Musical Arranger/Host:
Chapman Roberts debuted in the original Broadway cast of Hair. His subsequent stage appearances included feature roles, on and off Broadway, in Salvation, Hello Dolly (Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway), Jesus Christ Superstar (Ben Vereen), and as El Gallo in The Fantasticks. He has recorded with Gregory Hines, Horace Silver, Weather Report, and B.B. King (Grammy). His critically acclaimed vocal arrangements can be heard on eight original Broadway- and West End- cast albums of shows that garnered 25 Tony nominations. Roberts' vocal arrangements and musical direction have been pivotal in a string of Broadway and West End successes, including, Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, the original productions of Eubie, Bubbling Brown Sugar (two Oliviers, Grammy), Your Arm's too Short to Box with God (Tony), Blues in the Nite, Five Guys Named Moe (two Oliviers), and Playwrights Horizons' Avenue X.

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