George M! In Concert is a Song and Dance-Filled Celebration
The Wick Theatre is kicking off July with a firecracker of a celebration! The stage will be bursting with talent as a cast of 20 brings to life the remarkable story of one of greatest showmen of all time, George M. Cohan. This fully-costumed concert version will be narrated by Susan Powell, Miss America 1981, and will feature toe-tapping tunes including You’re a Grand Old Flag, Yankee Doodle and Give My Regards to Broadway. Previews begin July 2nd; the show runs through July 19th. Tickets are $55, with matinees on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and evening performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On July 4th there will be a gala dinner, show and fireworks from Washington, DC event for $100. The restaurant, Tavern at the Wick, is now open to the public. For more details www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. “We are kicking off our first summer season with the story of the biggest Broadway star of his day,” said Marilynn A. Wick, Managing Executive Producer. “George M. Cohan, who was known as ‘The Man Who Owned Broadway,’ left us with an incredible legacy of hit songs, and we will bring all those treasures to life with a thrilling production featuring an all-star cast including one of the most beloved Miss Americas, Susan Powell.” Susan Powell has performed for audiences in theatres, opera houses and on concert stages all over the world. She also hosted her own one-hour television series on the Discovery Channel called HOME MATTERS which ran for 12 seasons. A student at Oklahoma City University, Susan was named Miss Oklahoma 1980 and Miss America 1981. After completing that exciting tour, she moved to New York City and began pursuing her career. Susan made her operatic debut as Adele in Die Fledermaus with the Seattle Opera and returned the following season as Micaela in Carmen. New York audiences have seen Susan as Johanna in Harold Prince’s production of Sweeney Todd at the New York City Opera and as Alcamene in the off-Broadway jewel, Olympus on My Mind at the Lamb’s Theatre. The cast also stars: Scott Leiendecker (George), a St. Louis native, is thrilled to make his Wick debut in George M! Broadway/National Tours: Fiddler on the Roof w/Topol, Harvey Fierstein (Fruma Sarah, Bottle Dancer), Camelot w/ Michael York (Castor of Cornwall), Jesus Christ Superstar (Apostle), and Dr. Doolittle w/ Tommy Tune and 42nd Street (thief). He has also toured Florida extensively with Tommy Tune in his autobiographical “Steps in Time” with the Manhattan Rhythm Kings. Regional credits: Paper Mill Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Walnut Street Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and Pittsburgh CLO. Over the past year, Scott has toured the country with Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Flotsam), which began at the Paper Mill Playhouse. He returns under the sea again in August. The cast also includes James Young, who appeared as Ali Hakim in Oklahoma; 2013 Carbonell Award-winner Ann Marie Olson; Aaron Bower who starred as Dorothy Brock in the Wick’s production of 42nd Street and as M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias and Ryan Sell, the adorable Patrick in last year’s production of Mame.