21st Century Broadway: A Celebration of Modern Musical Magic

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The Houston Symphony has once again proven its prowess in delivering unforgettable musical experiences with its latest offering, "21st Century Broadway." The program, a celebration of original Broadway music since the turn of the millennium, is captivating audiences with its powerhouse performances and grand-scale symphonic arrangements.

Featuring the exceptional vocal talents of Rodney Ingram, Hailey Kilgore, Derek Klena, and Ali Stroker, all seasoned professionals from the world of Broadway, the stage came alive with a stellar lineup of hits. Kilgore's rendition of "Fabulous Baby!" from Sister Act was a standout moment, showcasing her undeniable commanding stage presence. Stroker's poignant rendition of "Waving through a Window" from Dear Evan Hansen set the stage for an evening of emotional highs as it concluded Act I. Another highlight was the duo performance of "Dear Theodosia" from Hamilton by Klena and Ingram, featuring exquisite harmonies that resonated throughout the auditorium. Similarly, Kilgore and Stroker's rendition of "For Good" from Wicked was a masterclass in vocal artistry, leaving the audience in awe of their powerhouse vocals and seamless harmonies.

The grand finale, "You Will Be Found" from Dear Evan Hansen, brought the entire ensemble together in a breathtaking crescendo of sound and emotion. Joined by eight talented students from Theatre Under the Stars' pre-professional program, the performance was a testament to the power of collaboration and community spirit.

Backing these phenomenal vocalists was the incomparable Houston Symphony, whose epic, larger-than-life sound elevated each song to new heights. Their masterful orchestration added depth and richness to the already dazzling performances, creating an immersive musical experience.

While the absence of some iconic Broadway hits such as "Defying Gravity" and "The Schuyler Sisters" may leave some fans longing for more, "21st Century Broadway" nonetheless offers a rich tapestry of modern musical gems that are not to be missed.

With two performances remaining, Broadway enthusiasts are encouraged to secure their tickets for an unforgettable evening of musical enchantment. Whether attending in person or streaming live from the comfort of home, this is a rare opportunity to witness the magic of Broadway brought to life by the extraordinary talent of the Houston Symphony.

21st Century Broadway remaining performances:

  • Saturday, April 6th at 8 PM
  • Sunday, April 7th at 2:30 PM

Tickets available at: Houston Symphony Tickets

Live stream available for Saturday night's performance: Live Stream Tickets

Don't miss your chance to be part of this unforgettable celebration of modern musical theater. Get your tickets now and prepare to be swept away by the magic of Broadway!