Get to know Emily.
Emily Padgett (Side show, Grease, Flashdance) stops by in Pinehurst on her way to start rehearsals for Steve Martin's Bright Star, opening on Broadway next month.
Bright Star recently played at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Fortunate for us, Emily Padgett has just enough time to stop in and perform with the Philharmonic opposite Tony-nominated Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables, Evita, Amazing Grace) before diving into rehearsals back in the Big Apple.
Last seen on Broadway to critical acclaim in Side Show, Emily played Daisy Hilton, conjoined to her twin sister. Check out this video - Emily, left, sings opposite co-star Erin Davie.
I can't wait to begin rehearsals when she arrives on Tuesday for our shows Saturday, Feb..6. On the docket are a handful of solos, including On the Steps of the Palace from Into the Woods and All That Jazz from Chicago. I'm almost more excited to see what sort of sparks fly when she joins with Josh for several duets, including an arrangement I had expressly orchestrated for them for this concert by Fedor Vrtacnic of Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera. We're also doing two other world premiere orchestrations by cutting edge Broadway composer Brian Lowdermilk - gorgeous songs and incredible orchestrations that at the moment only exist inside the heads of me and Brian.... more on that next blog.
You're not going to want to miss getting to know Emily better live on Saturday. She and Josh are sure to make a dynamic duo. See concert info below.
I should really be practicing...!
You might also enjoy hearing Emily sing "Hope":
Pops: A Night on Broadway
Evening show sold out, but 3pm Matinee added!
SAT. FEB. 6, 2016, 3PM & 7PM (EVENING SOLD OUT)
Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College
Two of Broadway's brightest young stars, Tony-nominated Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Les Miserables, Amazing Grace) and Emily Padgett (Legally Blonde, Grease, Flash Dance, Side Show, Bright Star) join forces for an evening of modern and classic Broadway, backed up by David Michael Wolff and The Carolina Philharmonic.
THE EASIEST WAY TO GET TICKETS TO THE PHIL is online.
(there are no online fees, and tax is included.)
You may also get tickets at our Box Office (5 Market Square, Pinehurst, open weekdays 10am-4pm), by calling the ever-friendly Sherry at 910-687-0287.
General admission tickets (seats pre-assigned) – cash or check only – are available by visiting any of our outside vendors around our local communities:
Heavenly Pines Fine Jewelry, 5 Dowd Circle, Pinehurst
Artist League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St, Aberdeen
Arts Council of Moore County, 482 E Connecticut Ave, Southern Pines
Nature’s Own, 95 Bell Avenue, S. Pines
Sandhills Winery, 1057 7 Lakes Dr, West End
The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad St, Southern Pines
The Given Outpost, 95 Cherokee Road, Given Outpost, Pinehurst