Music Scene: Birth of the Beat and other area shows for March 3–9
The fully-staged theatrical production celebrating the blues, Broadway, jazz and movie musicals is next up on the 2016–17 schedule for Community Concerts of the Grand Valley.
Birth of the Beat will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St.
The show “takes you on a musical journey of song and dance that showcases the sounds that made American music what it is today,” according to the production description at liveonstage.biz/birth-of-the-beat.
“Produced for the stage by Matt Davenport Productions, the producers of ‘American Rhapsody,’ ‘The Tennessee Waltz’ and ‘Ropin’ the West,’ ‘Birth of the Beat’ follows the ‘routes’ of American Music, from New York City to Hollywood, from the turn of the century to the beginning of the next millennium.”
The production features a company of singers and dancers and a nine-piece show band performing music styles from Broadway, Motown, country honky-tonk, Dixieland and Chi-town jazz, sizzling tunes from south Florida, blues from St. Louis, and show hits from Las Vegas and Hollywood.
Individual tickets cost $25 for adults, and $15 for students. (Community Concerts of the Grand Valley offers subscriptions for its six concerts each season.)
Go to communityconcertsgrandvalley.org or call 243-1979 for information.