With love from Broadway

February 12, 2004|by MIN SHEPHERD

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs. Whether they have or not is yet to be determined, but Chambersburg's Capitol Theatre obviously doesn't think so. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, the theater will welcome a performance of "Bright Lights! Broadway in Love," from Michael Herzlin Productions. The show will feature love songs from Broadway shows past and present.

"My Funny Valentine," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," "Old Fashioned Wedding" and "Heart" are a few songs that have been performed as part of the show and may be on the program this Valentine's Day.

Broadway veterans Jane Brockman, Timothy Shew and Joseph Kolinski will be performing to piano accompaniment by music director Andrew Gerle.

Brockman's acting credits include a recurring role in "A Christmas Carol," a national tour of "The Sound of Music" and "The King and I." She will be adding to the amorous tone Saturday as she performs alongside her husband Shew.


Shew has been featured in numerous, award-winning Broadway shows, such as "Guys and Dolls," "Sunset Boulevard" and "The Scarlet Pimpernel." He has starred as Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" for the past two years. In addition to his Broadway experience, Shew has performed concerts nationwide and internationally.

Kolinski has spent the past 20 years on the Broadway stage, appearing in acclaimed shows, including "Titanic" and "Les Miserables." Some of his other roles include lead parts in "The Three Musketeers" and "The Human Comedy."

Gerle, a graduate of Yale University, returns to the Capitol Theatre stage after appearing as piano soloist with the National Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony. He is a two-time winner of the Richard Rodgers Award and has held past positions at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Conference.

Love will be in Chambersburg this Valentine's Day. And what's wrong with that?

Min Shepherd is a correspondent for The Herald-Mail.

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