Sept. 25, 2012
-- Legendary Broadway Music Director Darren Cohen signs on as Vocal Harmony Specialist and Music Director for The Youth Orchestra of the Low Country’s 40th anniversary concert series kickoff performance "Absolutely Andrew".
Mr. Cohen is known in theater circles and beyond acting as Music Director on the original Chorus Line, Chicago, The Fantastiks, and more. He has worked with notable actors and entertainers such as Roslyn Kind, Michael Feinstein, Christine Ebersole, Tom Wopat, Donna Mckechnie and Debby Boone.
He will be serving as Vocal Harmony Specialist and Music Director under Ruben Camacho, the Music Director and Conductor of the Youth Orchestra Of the Lowcountry.
“Absolutely Andrew” is a musical tribute to legendary Broadway composer, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, that will feature pieces from each of his Broadway hits including "Evita”, "Cats”, and "Phantom of the Opera”.
The show will partner Broadway performers, Omar Lopez Cepero (“American Idiot” and “Evita”), David Raimo (“Mama Mia”, “Cats”), Natalie Douglas (7 time MAC award winner), and founding member of Village People; Randy Jones, with The Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry. The actors and music directors will work closely with the YOLOW musicians during rehearsals and performances and are offering workshops to local schools and arts organization that include: auditioning, vocal warm ups, and dance.
“Absolutely Andrew”; originally arranged by Taras Kovayl (Music Director of “Blood Sweat and Tears” and Liza Minelli) for an 11 piece ensemble, has been specially rearranged for a full 60+ symphony orchestra.
Tickets to this unique and family friendly concert can be purchased athttp://www.absolutelyandrew.brownpapertickets.com
and will be priced from $15 to $40. “Absolutely Andrew” will be performed at The Sottile Theater, located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, on Friday Nov. 9 and Saturday Nov. 10.