SSC Presents Beguiled Again: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart

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Lovers of the unforgettable melodies of composer Richard Rodgers and the lyricist Lorenz Hart will enjoy South Shore Conservatory’s Evenings Under the Stars (EUS) presentation of  Beguiled Again: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart on Saturday, July 29, 7 pm at the Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive in Hingham. The final of four concerts, this performance is sponsored by Dorothy Palmer. The performance will take place, rain or shine.

Beguiled Again features past and present SSC voice faculty members and friends, and a large community chorus, crooning favorite tunes from the great duo that include The Lady is a Tramp, Cause we got Cake, Mountain Greenery, Sing for Your Supper, Ten Cents a Dance, My Funny Valentine, My Romance and the eponymous Beguiled Again.

Vocal performers in this semi-staged event include current SSC voice faculty members Holly Jennings, Beth MacLeod Largent and Devon Morin, past SSC vocalist Beth Canterbury, and tenor Neal Harrison.  Also performing are SSC faculty members bassist Chris Rathbun, drummer Ted Sadyjk, and pianist Sarah Troxler.

While there are no costumes or set pieces in this production, audience members will not miss them.  They will be cocooned in the melodious strains, which sound that much more enjoyable in an outdoor amphitheater. Concertgoers are invited to bring a picnic dinner with them, or purchase hot dogs and refreshments at the concession stand.

Evenings Under the Stars is one of two series in the Conservatory’s diverse Summer Spotlight outdoor summer entertainment.  Summer Spotlight also includes fun Wacky Wednesdays family concerts which started on July 5 with Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys. All concerts take place in the Jane Carr Amphitheater at One Conservatory Drive in Hingham, which completely updated its lighting and sound system in 2015, thanks to Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and individuals who generously donated the matching funds required as part of this grant.

The media sponsor for the entire Evenings Under the Stars series is South Shore Living.  Prior to the performance, concertgoers are invited to meet some of the singers at a special preconcert reception and talk. The reception is sponsored by Phyllis P. Godwin.

Tickets for Evenings Under the Stars performances purchased before the day of the concert are $40 for pavilion and $25 for lawn seating. Evenings Under the Stars tickets purchased at the door are $45 for pavilion seating and $30 for the lawn. Preconcert reception tickets are $25 and include an onsite parking pass.  There is no charge for children under three.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.sscmusic.org/evenings_under_the_stars.html. For more information or to order tickets, visit www.sscmusic.org or call 781-749-7565, ext. 22.

For more information about all South Shore Conservatory programs and events, visit www.sscmusic.org or follow us on Facebook.

 About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory, (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for over 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 3500 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play. SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781-749-7565) and 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731). SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit www.sscmusic.org.

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

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