Dallas Institute Spring Celebration

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The Dallas Institute Spring Celebration celebrates the Broadway era with an evening of Cabaret. The Broadway musical is the focus for the Dallas Institute’s annual Spring celebration, which will include performers Marlene Bigley, Karen Fry Weisbrick, Jacquellyn Lengfelder, Justin Lott, David Griffin and Brad Reid. They will spotlight the great composers and lyricists of the “Broadway Era” during an evening of cabaret, under the musical direction of David Haskins on the piano. There will be solos, duets, and medleys from musicals and films spanning 70 years including:

  • “Glad To Be Unhappy” from the Broadway Musical ‘On Your Toes’. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart, Music by Richard Rodgers (1936)
  • “Strange Music” from the Broadway Musical ‘Song Of Norway’. Music and Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest (1951)
  • “Tonight” from the Broadway Musical ‘West Side Story’. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein (1967)
  • “Too Many Mornings” from the Broadway Musical ‘Follies’. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (1971)
  • “The Colors Of My Life” from the Broadway musical ‘Barnum’. Lyrics by Cy Coleman, music by Michael Stewart (1980)
  • "The Oldest Profession" from the Broadway Musical "The Life." Lyrics by Ira Gasman, music by Cy Coleman (1996)
  • “God Give Me Strength” song. Lyrics and music by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach (1998)
  • “Run Away With Me” from the musical ‘The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown’. Lyrics by Kait Kerrigan, Music by Brian Lowdermilk (2003)
  • “Better With A Man” from the current Tony Award winning Best Musical of 2014 ‘A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder’. Lyrics by Kait Kerrigan, Music by Brian Lowdermilk (2014)

Interspersed with the music will be discussions on how and why the Broadway musical is an original and enduring part of America’s character, and how more recent composers have extended the tradition while breaking new ground.



The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
2719 Routh St.
Dallas, TX 75201


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