The Garner Performing Arts Center announced the 2013-14 season of Broadway Voices, which will again feature well-treaded performers including a pair of Tony Award nominees.
Ciaran Sheehan, Norm Lewis and ChristianeNoll will perform solo shows next year, on Dec. 14, Feb. 8 and March 15 respectively in the fourth season of the series.
The Garner Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event.
“Broadway Voices is a unique collaboration among the Town of Garner, the Garner Chamber of Commerce and our business community,” Chamber President Neal Padgett said in a press release. “We are bringing some of the best performers in the world to GPAC.”
GPAC will offer a $65 season ticket granting access to all three shows until Sept. 30 when the cost rises to $75. The series sold out last season.
“These guys sell out Carnegie Hall and such venues at a much higher ticket price,” Padgett said.
Sheehan starts things off 11 days before Christmas with a show titled “From Galway to Broadway,” which he has performed for PBS as well. The Irishman has starred as The Phantom in “The Phantom of The Opera” more than 1,000 times among other roles. He has also played Babet and Marius in “Les Miserables” and sold out prominent venues on both sides of the Atlantic (including Carnegie Hall) with solo acts.
Lewis garnered a 2012 Tony nomination in “The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. He may be more familiar to some as a recurring character (Senator Edison Davis) in ABC’s political thriller “Scandal”. But his television resume is dwarfed by an extensive list of stage performances including a run as Javert in “Les Miserables.”
Noll’s Tony nomination came in 2010 for her starring role as Mother in “Ragtime.” Her many Broadway credits include parts in “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Grease,” and “Miss Saigon.” She also performs as an international concert singer.
The Broadway Voices series won a state award in its first season for its innovation and effectiveness in getting top talent to perform in a small town.
“When I was growing up in Garner, I could never imagine something like Broadway Voices in our community,” Mayor Ronnie Williams said in the news release.
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