FALMOUTH — Broadway veteran Jonathan Miele will bring his latest production, “A Night of Broadway,” to the Maine State Ballet Theater later this month.

“The show is a dynamic collection of show-stopping songs and dance numbers, almost all of which are from Broadway musicals,” he said. “I was inspired to create an opportunity for some of the area’s finest vocalists to come perform at Maine State Ballet and then intermix some tap and jazz. The program is fun and uplifting.”

Songs in the program are from “Camelot,” “Crazy for You,” “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Little Mermaid,” “Swing,” and “Wicked.”
Guest artists are a collection of people Miele has known for decades through local theater: Jaye Churchill, David Coombs, Ellen Lefevre and Newton Curtis; Stephen Filieo, known for his annual production of “The Best of Broadway” fundraiser and appearances at the Portland Players; soloists Karen Stickney, Beth Ann Renaud and Suzy Cropper; and Jim Gaddis, an accomplished vocalist and one of Miele’s former dance students.

As a director and teacher at Maine State Ballet’s School for the Performing Arts, Miele works with teenagers and young adults, many of whom will join the cast. For many years, Miele was drama director at Windham High School and has produced musicals at many area schools.

During his professional career in New York, he appeared in many off-Broadway and Broadway shows with such stars as Carol Channing, Robert Preston and Bernadette Peters.

“A Night of Broadway” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17 and Oct. 23-24.

Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and children 12 and under. Call 781-7672. The Maine State Ballet Theater is at 348 U.S. Route 1. For more details, visit www.mainestateballet.org.


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