PORTLAND – Music Director Toshiyuki Shimada and the Portland Symphony Pops will pay tribute to two generations of Broadway legends, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, in Merrill Auditorium.

Directed by Brian P. Allen, the show features Broadway star Nancy Opel, with local guests Lynne McGhee, Timothy Bate, Anthony Correia and Paul Stickney. The program includes music from the musicals “Anything Goes,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Into the Woods” and “Sweeney Todd.”

Opel most recently appeared in “Barbara’s Wedding” opposite John Pankow at the Westside Arts Theatre in New York City. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Penelope Pennywise in “Urinetown.” In 2003, she received Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations for her work in the “Polish Joke” at Manhattan Theatre Club.

Her other Broadway credits include “Triumph of Love,” “Anything Goes,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Teddy and Alice” and “Evita.”

On television and in films, she has been seen in “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law and Order,” “Marci X,” “The Ice Storm” and “Second Skin.”

Tickets: $49, $42, $34, $25 and $15. They may be purchased at the PortTix box office (noon to 6 p.m., Monday-Saturday); by phone at 840-0800; or at www. portlandsymphony.com.

Discounted tickets for students and seniors are available.


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