Last night, Schimmel Center presented the first of two Salon Songbook concerts this season, Feeling Wicked: The Magical Side of the American Songbook.
The concert, created and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer-formerly the artistic director of the acclaimed 92Y series Lyrics and Lyricists-explored the mysterious, magical, and miraculous side of the American Songbook with songs by Harold Arlen, Lerner and Loewe, Cy Coleman, Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Disney classics, and more.
Songs were performed by
Broadway’s Shuffle Along, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, and Rent
(Broadway’s School of Rock, Disney’s Tarzan, and All Shook Up)
(Broadway’s An American in Paris, Jersey Boys, and Sondheim on Sondheim) plus a four piece band.
Feeling Wicked featured music direction and arrangements by John Oddo, and direction by Mark Waldrop.