Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed “100 Years of Broadway,” a sprawling musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows, returns to the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 3 PM. The show is part of the Vilar Performing Arts Center’s Winter Holiday Series — fives shows taking place Dec. 23-Dec. 30. Tickets for “100 Years of Broadway” are $78 for adults and $38 for children and are available now at the VPAC box office (970-845-8497; www.vilarpac.org). The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village (68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado).
The long-running show features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. Together they recreate the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” “CATS,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Jekyll & Hyde.”
“This revue features some of the best songs from the best Broadway shows, all sung by some of the most talented performers working today singing many of the hit songs that they have sung on Broadway,” said San Francisco’s KABC radio theater critic, Jerry Friedman.
These amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows. The evenings program is slated to feature songs from “Jersey Boys,” “Chicago,” “Jekyll & Hyde,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” “Man of La Mancha,” “My Fair Lady,” “Funny Girl,” “The Color Purple,” “Funny Face,” “Les Miserables,” “Motown,” “Piano Men,” “CATS,” “Beauty & the Beast,” “Dreamgirls” and more.
Along with Berg, who serves as musical director and pianist, the production will include Jeannette Bayardelle, Carter Calvert, Rita Harvey, Chuck Wagner and Danny Zolli. Joining Berg is Roger Cohen on drums/percussion and Abraham Saenz on bass.