Campus News Banner


UK Preparing 11th Grand Night for Singing

Contact: Ralph Derickson

Photo of Gregory Turay
Gregory Turay

""

“The songs selected for Grand Night are from a wide array of Broadway shows including “The King and I,” ”Phantom of the Opera,” “Man of La Mancha,” “West Side Story,” “Cabaret,” “Chorus Line,” “The Music Man,” “My Fair Lady,” and the current Broadway hits “Gypsy,” and “Hairspray.”

-- Everett McCorvey,
UK music professor,
Grand Night artistic director

""

 

May 27, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The 11th edition of Grand Night for Singing at the University of Kentucky – a summer must-see event for music lovers – is scheduled for 8 p.m. June 13 and 14 with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee, June 15, in the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

UK music professor Everett McCorvey, Grand Night artistic director, said this year’s musical selections are based on the theme “Broadway Songs and the Stars Who Made Them Famous.” A sampling of the songs includes “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “I Enjoy Being A Girl,” “I'm Always Chasing Rainbows,” “Bye Bye Blackbird,” “Cabaret,” “I Hear Music,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” and “The Impossible Dream.”

“The songs selected for Grand Night are from a wide array of Broadway shows including “The King and I,” ”Phantom of the Opera,” “Man of La Mancha,” “West Side Story,” “Cabaret,” “Chorus Line,” “The Music Man,” “My Fair Lady,” and the current Broadway hits “Gypsy,” and “Hairspray.”

Performers will include UK music students, UK music faculty members, and guest singers from the community. The show will be conducted by Roger Baldwin with choreography by Peggy Stams. Jim Rodgers and Peggy Stamps also serve as stage directors.

A visual treat for Grand Night fans will be the addition this year of a new “cityscape” backdrop for the stage of the Concert Hall in the Singletary Center. “This new look for Grand Night is a fantastic work of art being designed and built by Bob Pickering of Kentucky Educational Television,” McCorvey said.

“Watch for a few additional surprises during this year’s performances,” McCorvey added, “particularly during the Sunday matinee, which is Father’s Day.”

Grand Night tickets are $20 for general admission, $18 for UK faculty and staff members, $12 for students, and $10 for children. A VIP reception which includes tickets, a reception and reserved parking is available for $60. Tickets are available now from the Singletary Ticket Office at (859) 257-4929.


Back to Campus News Homepage