Concert Association announces 2014-2015 concert season

Good Company

Let's Hang Out

Live from Nashville

Alex DePue with Miguel Dehoyos

Simply Sinatra

Susan Egan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Community Concert Association of Morgan City is launching its season-ticket campaign with the announcement of artists to appear during the 2014-15 concert season.
Organization President Floyd Cloutier said, “We are committed to bringing high-quality family entertainment to the community. This new roster of artists is an exceptional example of our unique contribution to the arts and entertainment scene in the area.”
The 2014-15 line-up features an homage to “Old Blue Eyes” in “Simply Sinatra, with Steve Lippia”; a “Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons” tribute, “Let’s Hang On”; the fiery violin and guitar duo Alex DePue with Miguel DeHoyos; an eight-piece, multi-genre retrospective of great American music, “Good Company”; country music song and dance spectacular, “Live From Nashville”; and season finale, the Belle of Broadway and star of stage and screen, Susan Egan.
Season tickets to the Community Concert Association of Morgan City 2014-2015 series are now available. Subscriptions for the six-concert lineup are $45 (adults), $10 for students (K-12). Patron plans are also available: Bronze, four tickets, $150; Silver, 10 tickets, $350; and Gold, 20 tickets, $600.
All concerts in the series will be presented in the Schreier Theatre of the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium in Morgan City.
For more information, or to purchase season tickets, call 985-385-2307.
The Community Concert Association of Morgan City Inc. is an all-volunteer concert organization, presenting an annual performance series in Morgan City.

The artists
Simply Sinatra, featuring Steve Lippia: Sept. 29
Steve Lippia’s “considerable vocal skills” (Wall Street Journal) have established his widespread notoriety at corporate events and with symphony orchestras, casinos and performing arts centers across the country. Originally moonlighting with local bands in Florida, the undeniable likeness to Sinatra’s style steered Lippia into a new, unexpected career. Localized fame spread to the national scene when he landed the vocalist spot with the Woody Herman Band, a position once occupied by his mother. He has recorded an album for Warner Brothers’ Studios, and two live CDs: “Steve Lippia Live,” and Grammy-nominated “Steve Lippia in Concert.” Television appearances include “Extra” (WBTV), “Good Day New York” (Fox) and “Showbiz Today” (CNN).

Let’s Hang On: Oct. 13
Let’s Hang On! is a dual tribute to “Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons” and Broadway sensation, “The Jersey Boys.” The show is as much about preserving the original style and flair of the legendary vocal group as it is delivering musical theatre thrills. Established in 2007, the eight-piece ensemble has built their national reputation as “the #1 Frankie Valli Tribute” on impeccable vocal harmonies and energized live performances. Cast members Joshua Eleazer, Richard Bresenhan, Christopher Barletta, Dustin Fisher, Bill Norman and Bob Schubert pursue careers as performers, composers, musicians, producers and choral conductors, with credits in regional theatre and national tours; industry staples including Walt Disney Company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and SeaWorld; and major media such as HBO and The Travel Channel.
Good Company: Feb. 3, 2015
Good Company is a collective of performers and writers. This project was formed from a professional network of colleagues, based a shared love of the history and future of American music. The band consciously operates on high ideals, that music can be the common bond that brings individuals together in grace, understanding and appreciation. Fronted by Jason Eskridge, Noah Collins and founder Mike Willis, Good Company is an eight-piece musical unit composed of music industry veterans. Members have performed and recorded with a wide range of well-known artists, including Lyle Lovett, Marc Broussard, John Mayer, Vince Gill, Bela-Fleck, Ronnie Milsap, Johnny Lang, Kenny Loggins, Sugarland and Derek Trucks.
Alex DePue with Miguel
DeHoyos: Jan. 9, 2015
Alex DePue is the youngest sibling of the famed “DePue Brothers,” who have built their fame as bluegrass musicians on conspicuously successful classical music careers. Precocious as a youth, DePue achieved top honors in youth violin competitions and national fiddles contests. He is making his own genre-bending mark on the family’s legacy appearing with Steve Vai, Nashville recording artist Chris Cagle, and his duo project with Mexican guitarist Miguel DeHoyos. This unique international pairing is a wildly eclectic and virtuosic tour of classical and popular repertoire. Performances feature original arrangements of a material from Bach to the Eagles.
Live from Nashville:
March 12, 2015
The continued rise of “Nashville” in popular culture has prompted Matt Davenport Productions (“MDP”) to create a new touring production celebrating the many faces of “Music City” in the last century. Executive Producer Matt Davenport began his career at the famed Nashville attraction “Opryland USA.” His senior staff not only represents alumni from the storied theme park, but ongoing connection to television, touring, recording and songwriting. Acclaim for MDP’s ability to combine Broadway sensibility with Nashville fashion and music trends has established the company as a leader in the genre, including “Best Show in the Smokies” (Country Tonite, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) and “Best of the Beach” (American Pride Show, Myrtle Beach, S.C.). The firm also achieved international notoriety for their production of “Wild Country” at Hersheypark (Penn.), which was twice honored as a finalist for “Show of the Year” by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. MDP has previously toured a variety of successful tours, including “American Rhapsody,” “American Big Band,” and “Back on Broadway.”
Susan Egan: March 24, 2015
Susan Egan has earned acclaim in theatre, film, television and music. Most notably her performance as Belle in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” earned both Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for “Best Actress.” Her success on Broadway is legendary, starring in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and receiving acclaim as the longest-running Sally Bowles in “Cabaret.” Egan has appeared with Carol Burnett (“Putting It Together”) and Tommy Tune (“Bye, Bye Birdie”). Film credits include the voice of Meg in Disney’s “Hercules” and television appearances span from “House” and “NUMB3RS,” to “All My Children” and PBS “Great Performances.” She is in concert regularly, in intimate vocal/piano duo performances, with symphony orchestras, including the Los Angeles and Hong Kong, and for special event at prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. Egan has over 40 recording credits for Disney, and six solo CDs; her 2004 album “Coffee House” was awarded “Best Vocalist” by www.TalkingBroadway.com.

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