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A Friday In Benaroya Hall With Bernadette Peters


But, you have to wait until October!

Yes, that adorable belting pixie waif known as Bernadette Peters is heading to Benaroya Hall on Friday, October 25, 2013 for a very special show with the Seattle Symphony. The three time Tony winner will perform standards and many hits from her 40 year career (she started VERY young) that include star turns in the original casts of Mack & Mabel, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, The Goodbye Girl, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance. (But, you have to also remember she’s starred in revivals such as Annie Get Your Gun, Follies, A Little Night Music, and On The Town, too…)

She’s a treasure. But, you can only get tickets to the show as part of a Season Package with the Symphony. Individual ticket sales don’t happen until August 3…Mark those calendars.

Personally, our favorite Bernadette Peters memories come from her frequent appearances on the old Carol Burnett Show in the Seventies. She was VERY young but VERY adorable and a terrific comedienne…we in particular cherish her in a spoof of The Exorcist playing the possessed Linda Blair character, Regan.

Bernadette Peters on The Carol Burnett Show.

Bernadette Peters on The Carol Burnett Show.

Here’s more skinny on the concert:

A shining star of American musical theater, film and television, Bernadette Peters will perform standards and hits from her impressive career with the Seattle Symphony on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 8 p.m. The three-time Tony Award–winner will perform a selection of Broadway songs with the Orchestra, including music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and more. The performance will take place in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium in Benaroya Hall. Tickets starting at $52 are currently available to 2013–2014 Seattle Symphony subscribers. All remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, August 3, at 10 a.m.

One of Broadway’s biggest names, Bernadette Peters recently starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Follies, after a highly successful run at the Kennedy Center. Prior to that, she starred in the Tony Award–winning masterpiece A Little Night Music opposite Elaine Stritch. This year, Peters received her third Tony, the Isabelle Stevenson Award, which acknowledges an individual from the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations

Peters received both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her critically acclaimed performance in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Song and Dance. In June 1999 Peters earned her second Tony Award, her third Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of Annie Oakley in one of Broadway’s most popular musicals, the smash-hit Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun. Peters also received Tony nominations for her work in the 1992 musical The Goodbye Girl; Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize–winning musical Sunday in the Park with George; the Jerry Herman / Gower Champion ode to the movies, Mack and Mabel; and the Leonard Bernstein / Comden and Green musical On the Town. In addition to these honors, Peters earned a Drama Desk nomination for her memorable portrayal of the Witch in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

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