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“Gone with the Wind,” “Charade,” “Moon River”...The Great Songs of Some of the Greatest Movies Ever Will Have Dayton Wishing They “Could Have Danced All Night” When the DPO Presents Lights, Camera…the Oscars!

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DAYTON, OH (December 22, 2016) – On Friday, January 20, 2017 and Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 8 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Patrick Reynolds, will present the third concert in the 2016–2017 Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series, Lights, Camera… the Oscars! Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes to the stage guest vocalists Sean MacLaughlin, Marie Danvers, and Alicia Hall Moran for this star-studded performance of the greatest songs from Academy Award-winning movies throughout the years.  Leadership Sponsor for this concert is Gosiger, Inc. 

It’s the Oscar-winning movie music and lyrics that we carry in our hearts. Even if you’ve never seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s, you know “Moon River.” And although you don’t own a pair of ruby slippers, you can sing along with “Over the Rainbow.” Those are only two of the many songs that Academy Award–winning movies have etched into American culture.  The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to present these musical masterpieces for a night of red carpet motion-picture tributes.  

The musical lineup from the greatest movies begins with the sweeping “Tara's Theme” from Gone with the Wind and continues with songs from the era of big studio blockbusters, including “The Trolley Song” from Meet Me in St. Louis; “The Way You Look Tonight” from Swing Time; the theme songs from Blues in the Night; “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz, and a few favorites from Swing Time.  

The 1950s and 1960s saw even more Oscar-winning movies with musical standouts, including the theme songs from Gigi, Charades, and The Days of Wine and Roses; “I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady, and the dreamy “Moon River” from the smash hit Breakfast at Tiffany's. 

More modern musical marvels from movie megahits include highlights from Victor Victoria and Rocky; the motivational theme song from Chariots of Fire; the romantic “Unchained Melody” from Ghost, a touch of Disney with “A Whole New World” from the animated Oscar-winner Aladdin, and Celine Dion’s chart-topper “My Heart Will Go On” from the 1997 production of Titanic. 

Lending their vocal expertise to the evening are three very talented Broadway stars who join the DPO for this cinematic celebration: 

Sean MacLaughlin recently garnered much praise across the U.S. performing the role of Juan Perón in the successful revival of Evita. Broadway credits include Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, Elton John’s Lestat, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White and Bombay Dreams. Other select New York and regional credits include Transport Groups Productions of The Audience, Requiem for William, and Baby:In Concert; South Pacific: In Concert at Carnegie Hall; Grand Hotel, Follies and More at Signature Theatre in DC; The Sondheim Celebration: Merrily We Roll Along at the Kennedy Center; and the New York readings of Frank Wildhorn’s Excalibur and Webber’s Sunset Boulevard. His film work includes HBO’s Something the Lord Made and Walking Shadows. 

Marie Danvers is best known for her starring turn as Christine in the Broadway and national touring production of The Phantom of the Opera. She has sung all over the world as Maria in West Side Story and appeared in the national and international tour of The Fantasticks with Robert Goulet. In concert she has sung with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, the Broadway by the Year Series in New York, and the City Center Encores. She acted Off-Broadway with the Manhattan Theater Club and on Television on As The World Turns. Across the country she has played leading roles in A Chorus Line, Company, The Mikado, Brigadoon, and Lend Me a Tenor and has starred as Christine in the Yeston/Kopit Phantom at Paper Mill Playhouse. Most recently she played Sister Robert Ann in Nunsense at the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport and was a guest performer with the Long Island Philharmonic. 

Alicia Hall Moran starred as Bess on the national tour of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. She also portrayed Bess on Broadway, as understudy and then as alternate, in the Tony Award–winning Broadway production. Ms. Moran is in demand as an interpreter of Gershwin: Jazz@Lincoln Center’s Gershwin & Beyond, National Symphony Orchestra Pops’ Forever Gershwin (2016), and Gershwin Medley with fellow BPI Artist Joseph Joubert for Museum of Modern Art and The Rainbow Room. Recent jazz engagements include the legendary Stone, the Village Vanguard, and festivals abroad (Norway, Japan, Belgium) with pianist husband Jason Moran. Ms. Moran has performed critically acclaimed shows for the 2015 Venice Biennale, the Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art, Boston’s Gardner Museum, and ArtPublic for Miami Art Basel. 

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to spend an evening with them at the Schuster Center as they feature the best of the best in cinematic music!

Tickets for Lights, Camera… the Oscars! range from $29 to $79 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at  Senior, teacher and student discounts are available at the box office. For more information or to order subscriptions, including flexible subscription types that include performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit

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About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.
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