Presented by Lissa Noël Wagner with Frances Brown & Midland–Odessa Symphony & Chorale
EXPERIENCE DISNEY MAGIC!
DISNEY IN CONCERT - TALE AS OLD AS TIME
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 7:30PM | Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
Gary Lewis, Music Director & Conductor
Featuring Vocalists: Juliana Hansen, Stephanie Gerson, Kyle Eberlein, Nathan Riley
Experience Disney magic by joining the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale, for a magical journey into storytelling and music as only the timeless tales of Disney can evoke. Brought to life by the talents of four Broadway caliber singers and movie clips from the original films, Disney In Concert Tale As Old As Time explores iconic moments, plot twists and feats of daring heroics from Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and the Frog, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Aladdin. This musical celebration is certain to remind the young and young at heart that through the magical storytelling of Disney, wishes can be made on stars, hope is eternal and love conquers all. (Costumes are welcome!)
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Juliana Hansen is thrilled to be performing her favorite Disney songs with such wonderful orchestras! She has originated roles in Off-Broadway shows, performed as Millie in the 1st National Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie and starred in several productions across the country. Her favorite credits include Les Miserables (Eponine), Beauty and the Beast (Belle) and The Wizard of OZ (Dorothy). Juliana was a finalist on NBC’s T.V show, “Grease- You’re The One That I Want,” on which she worked with Tony-Award winning director Kathleen Marshall, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer Georgia Stitt and performed for Olivia Newton-John. One of her career highlights to date was having the honor to premiere “Happy Working Song” from Disney’s Enchanted, for the incomparable Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz in 2009- prior to the film’s release! Juliana frequently works with the legendary two-time Oscar-winning composer, Richard Sherman and recently was the new voice of Mary Poppins for Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins- the Legacy Collection. Juliana can also be heard as the new voice of Cinderella on Walt Disney Records’ Cinderella- The Lost Chords and Fynsworth Alley’s Sondheim, A Stephen Sondheim Album. She received the Los Angeles Music Center’s Spotlight Award for Best Vocalist and a “Drama-Logue Best Actress” award for The Secret Garden. Juliana has her Masters in Acting from The Guildford School of Acting in England and lives in LA, where she pursues Film and Television. Her favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid. Thanks to Ted Ricketts and love to her family!
Erica Dorfler is ecstatic to return to her Disney roots after playing the role of Nala in the grand opening cast of The Festival of the Lion King at Hong Kong Disneyland. She has most recently been seen in the New York premiereof Here's Hoover, directed by two-time Tony award nominee Alex Timbers; and before that the world premiere of Bull Durham, which had its pre-Broadway run at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. Erica has been seen on Broadway in The Book of Mormon, Memphis and the original casts of Baby It's You and Scandalous. A native of South Florida, Erica has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theater from the University of Miami. Off-Broadway: Avenue Q (Gary Coleman), Forbidden Broadway, Silk Stockings (Sonya). National Tours: Mamma Mia!, Rent. Other credits include The Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York, All Shook Up (Lorraine) at New Theatre, High School Musical (Taylor) at Casa Mañana and Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee".
Kyle Eberlein is thrilled to be part of this amazing cast and project! His stage credits include the National Tour of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. Regional Theater credits include Into The Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Les Miserables (Feuilly and Valjean understudy), The Music Man (Ewart Dunlop), Henry IV Part 1 (Gadshill), Hamlet and Measure for Measure at the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. New York Theatre includes The Underclassman with Prospect Theatre Company and The Time of Your Life with Attic Theatre Company. Recordings include: Murphy’s Law: The Road Trip Musical Comedy. Kyle is extremely excited to return to Disney material. He spent 9 months sailing the Caribbean on the Disney Dream Cruise Ship along with his good friends: Scar, Jafar, Merlin, Shang and Prince Phillip. Kyle holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Otterbein College in Westerville, OH.
NATHAN ANDREW RILEY
Nathan Andrew Riley is a versatile singer and actor who is equally comfortable singing Opera and R&B, though he's admittedly found his home in the world of Musical Theatre. At age 16, Nathan was a Classical Voice Grand-Prizewinner in the nationally broadcast Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards, hosted by Paula Abdul, where he performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, home of the Los Angeles Opera. From there, he continued to purse his career as a singer. Nathan has performed extensively in theaters and cabarets in Southern California, as well as premiering works in New York City. You can also catch him at Disney’s California Adventure in Aladdin: The Musical Spectacular. Favorite credits include: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (Papa Who u/s) at The Old Globe Theatre; The Calico Buffalo (Bufo/Tulingluk) a new musical composed by the Grammy Award-winning Peter Stopschinski, performed for The New York Musical Theatre Festival; Mixtape (Winston), Guys and Dolls (Scranton Slim) at Lambs Player’s Theatre; Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (Smudge) for the New Village Arts Theatre; Man of La Mancha (Muleteer) with the Cygnet Theatre Company; Hairspray! (Seaweed J. Stubbs) at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Nathan has his BA in Music from the University of Redlands.
This concert is supported in part by the Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities, Arts Council of Midland and Texas Commission on the Arts.