Lobby Lounge Cabaret Series: Life in the Pits starring Angie Rose
May 22nd, 2019
Show Time: 7:00pm
The show must go on! Join veteran Broadway Conductor and Pianist Angie Rose as she sings and plays her way through over twenty years of professional orchestra pit antics. See a side of Angie you've never seen and hear hilarious true stories and mishaps from her expansive career of over 10,000 performances on Broadway National Tours and in Equity Theatres across the country. Angie will let you in on the secrets of just what happens behind the scenes and down in the orchestra pit, as she performs the songs that highlighted her own career! Songs from Cats, A Chorus Line, Grease, My Fair Lady, The Color Purple, Evita and so many more! Angie Rose (piano/vocals) and special guests Sean Pollock (piano) and Ryan Loeckel (violin).
A veteran of the orchestra pit and stage, Angie Rose has been directing, conducting, and performing for over twenty years with Broadway National Tours and at professional Actors' Equity theatres throughout the country. Her vocal talents as a singer and WVLG radio host have complimented local venues in The Villages for the past five years, but she was also heard making debuts at Carnegie Hall and St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican during 2017 and 2018 performance tours. Angie can be found weekly leading worship at New Covenant United Methodist Church.
For over a decade Angie was Resident Music Director at Carousel Dinner Theatre (OH), America's largest professional dinner theatre, conducting and playing eight shows per week year-round with an array of Tony-winning directors and performers. There she had the pleasure of amassing a repertoire of over forty productions including CATS, MISS SAIGON, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, PHANTOM, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, FOOTLOOSE, and EVITA along with most of the standard musical theatre genre. She also worked closely with directors Donna Drake, Marc Robin, Joey Patton, musical director Ron Lord, and Broadway conductor Dale Rieling.
Voyaging throughout the country for several years, Angie traveled as assistant conductor/keyboardist with the national tours of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE and THE COLOR PURPLE with Broadway conductors Nick Williams and Joey Joseph. Regionally, she has played at Riverside Theatre (FL) with the band for SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE and conducted at the Arvada Center (CO) for MISS SAIGON, both with acclaimed composer David Nehls (THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL; MOMMIE DEAREST THE MUSICAL). In 2010, Rose conducted the world premiere run of A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL as protégé of prolific Tony and Oscar nominated stage and screen composer/orchestrator Larry Blank..
Sean Pollock is an accomplished collaborative pianist specializing in vocal literature, performing with world-class singers such as Stuart Neill, Sandra Lopez, Viola Dacus, and Horace English. He has studied with notable teachers including J.D. Kelly, Carey Lewis, Walter Huff, and Joan Gilbert earning both a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with emphasis in Vocal Performance from The University of Memphis and the Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Arkansas State University. Sean has accompanied All State and Region choruses in Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and Arkansas as well as The New Orleans Children’s Chorus and numerous opera productions with The Mississippi Opera, Opera Memphis, The University of Memphis, Georgia State University, and Arkansas State University. He directed the Men’s and Women’s Choruses at Arkansas State University for 2013-14 season while performing recitals as the main collaborative pianist for student and faculty programs for several years. His vocal students have placed as finalists and winners at state, regional, and national auditions of The National Association of Teachers of Singing. Sean is completing the Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano with a minor in vocal coaching and lyric diction at the University of Memphis where he studies Dr. Cathal Breslin, Dr. Victor Asuncion, and Mark Ensley. He is the Director of Worship at New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages, FL where he accompanies the acclaimed community chorus, The Village Voices, and performs with the Trio Classique.
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