The Missoula Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Julia Tai, presents “My Fair Broadway, Broadway’s Best Hits in Concert” June 4-5 for their final performance of the 2021-2022 season. This celebratory concert is brought to Missoula in partnership with Black Tie Broadway Presentations and features some of Broadway’s most treasured music from “Oklahoma!,” “Ragtime,” “Sound of Music,” “Music Man,” “Wicked,” “Guys & Dolls,” “Les Miserables,” “Phantom of the Opera,” and more.
In addition to Missoula’s beloved symphony, “My Fair Broadway” will feature gifted Broadway soloists Susan Derry and Michael Gillis, who are ready to take audiences on a journey through some of the greatest moments of musical theatre.
Derry is lauded as an accomplished and versatile actor and singer, with a “soaring soprano” and “striking theatricality” by The New York Times. Gillis, an acclaimed singer and actor, has been seen in leading roles around the world, most recently covering the title role in the World Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera,” which remained the only production in the world to continue during the first year of the pandemic.
Local favorite Arielle Nachtigal will also join Derry and Gillis as guest artists with the MSO. A true Montana girl at heart, Nachtigal has traveled far and wide to pursue her passion for opera, operetta, and musical theater. She earned her undergraduate from UM School of Music and a master’s from the Eastman School of Music in vocal performance and literature. She’s performed in Europe and performed and served as music director closer to home with Missoula Community Theatre and Bigfork Summer Playhouse.
This concert is sponsored by the Tremper children in memory of their parents, Barbara and William Tremper, who dearly loved Broadway and the Missoula Symphony Orchestra. The Good Food Store is the 2021-2022 season sponsor for the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale.
Concertgoers may see “My Fair Broadway” at 7:30 p.m. June 4 and 3 p.m. June 5 at the UM Dennison Theatre.
Tickets may be purchased online at missoulasymphony.org or by calling 406-721-3194.
Prior to Saturday’s performance, the Missoula Symphony Orchestra is hosting “Some Enchanted Evening,” a special celebration with dinner, cocktails, jazz and a live auction at the UM Phyllis J. Washington Education Building from 55-7 p.m. Tickets are also available online or by calling 406-721-3194.