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Irvine Barclay Theatre

The Classic Hits of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber All Sung on One Stage.

A thrilling musical celebration of three of Britain’s most legendary songwriters—Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney—presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre.


Music of the Knights: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8pm

Tickets: $40, $48, $55, $100


Irvine Barclay Theatre - 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine CA

www.thebarclay.org | 949.854.4646


Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney are not only knights — they also happen to be three of the most successful songwriters of all time with careers that span decades. Music of the Knights honors their lasting musical influence with songs like "Memory," "I Don’t Know How to Love Him," "Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Circle of Life," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "Your Song," "Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me," "Yesterday," "Hey Jude" and many more, performed by a cast of New York's top Broadway/cabaret vocalists.

 

The concert is designed by vocalist Scott Coulter and backed by a 10-piece band.


Part of Broadway Cabaret series @theBarclay

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

 

Lorinda Lisitza (Vocalist) is an award-winning New York City singer-actress originally from Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan, who has been part of Music of the Knights since its’ world premiere with the Calgary Philharmonic. In New York, she has performed Off-Broadway as a member of the Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, where she starred as Mother Courage to rave reviews. She has appeared in several installments of The York Theatre's Musicals in Mufti series. As a vocalist, she has been a part of The Town Hall's historic Broadway by the Year series and is a founding member of the Joe Iconis Family with whom she regularly performs in cabarets and nightclubs throughout New York City for a devoted cult following. She has won three MAC Awards, a Bistro Award and a Nightlife Award for her work in cabaret and has received the prestigious Patrick Lee Independent Theater Blogger Award for her one woman show, Triumphant Baby! written by Joe Iconis and Robert Maddock. As a singer-songwriter, she is half of the award-winning duo in The Ted and Lo Show, with Ted Stafford. Lorinda has appeared on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, plays a mean harmonica and is an avid Texas Hold'em player.

 

Kelli Rabke (Vocalist) got her “big break” playing the role of Dorothy in Paper Mill Playhouse’s acclaimed production of The Wizard of Oz. Shortly thereafter, she was handpicked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to play the lead role of the Narrator in the Broadway revival of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (U.S. Cast Recording). Following that, she played her dream role: Eponine in Les Misérables on Broadway. She went on to perform in regional theaters across the country in such roles as Mabel in Mack And Mabel, Christine in Phantom, and back to Paper Mill Playhouse in Stephen Schwartz’s Children Of Eden as Yonah (American Premiere Recording). She is the only Broadway star to originate a role in both a Stephen Schwartz and an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical—a distinction for which she is incredibly honored. She has been seen and heard in tons of TV commercials and voice-overs, and was the voice of several animated characters, including Kat in the Discovery Kids series Kenny The Shark. She also played the recurring role of Bernadette on The Young and The Restless.

 

After leaving the bright lights of the stage to start a family, Kelli is now a staple in the New York City cabaret world. Her first solo cabaret show debuted to a sold-out crowd at Feinstein’s/54 Below and since then, she’s been featured in shows ranging from Sondheim to Streisand to Bernstein. She now performs regularly with symphony orchestras, stretching from Calgary to Mazatlan and all across the country in Blockbuster Broadway, Music of the Knights and The Wonderful Music of Oz. Recent highlights include debuting an original song written by David Friedman and Kathie Lee Gifford on The Today Show and recording the PBS American Songbook segment, “Stephen Schwartz & Friends,” featuring the composer himself at the piano and Kelli singing one of his signature songs from Wicked, “The Wizard and I.”

 

She is most proud of her biggest “productions” to date: her son, Joseph, and daughter, Abigale!

 

 

Scott Coulter (Vocalist) is one of New York's most honored vocalists. For his work in cabaret, he has received five MAC Awards, five Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards for Outstanding Vocalist. He has performed at most of New York City’s top rooms, including Birdland, 54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein’s at The Regency, where he spent a record-setting eight months performing the revue 11 O’clock Numbers At 11 O’clock, which he also co-created, directed and musically arranged. His self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by TheatreMania and Cabaret Scenes magazines. Scott was the director and star of A Christmas Carol: The Symphonic Concert in its world premiere with the Baltimore Symphony and reprised his performance in the Emmy-nominated PBS production, which premiered in December 2013. He was an Emmy nominee for his performance in American Song at NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center). Scott regularly performs in concert both as a solo artist and with a variety of legendary performers, including Stephen Schwartz, Tony winner Ben Vereen and Grammy winner Sheena Easton. He has performed with symphonies all over the world, including San Francisco, Baltimore, Seattle, Phoenix, Detroit, Winnipeg, St. Louis and Calgary.

 

Since 1997, Scott has performed with the award-winning songwriting duo of Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich in their many award-winning revues. While singing with Goldrich and Heisler, he was discovered by Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, who then invited him to join the revue Stephen Schwartz & Friends. That revue (starring Schwartz and Coulter along with Liz Callaway and Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte), has been performing all over the world since 1999. Schwartz has said, “One of the greatest things that can happen to a composer is to have his music interpreted by Scott Coulter.”

 

Scott is a creator, arranger and director of several touring shows (symphonic and non-symphonic), including Music of the Knights, The Wonderful Music Of Oz, Blockbuster Broadway! and, for The ASCAP Foundation, Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert. As a director, his credits include many shows for The Town Hall in New York City, The Berkshire Theatre Festival and Broadway by the Bay. Along with Michael Kerker and ASCAP, he's a regular producer/director of Michael Feinstein's Standard Time at Carnegie Hall. Scott recently wrote the book for the new musical Got to Be There, which celebrates the life and music of songwriter Elliot Willensky. 

 

Scott is the founder and owner of SPOT-ON Entertainment and is a resident director of programming at 54 Below in New York City. He is the artistic director of the Pocono Mountains Music Festival and a proud graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

 

 

Interview with Scott Coulter 

 

John Boswell (Piano, Vocalist). Pianist John Boswell has served as musical director for Judy CollinsAndy Williams, Bob Newhart, Scott Coulter, Maude Maggart, Faith Prince, Carmen Cusack, Babbie Green, Jason Graae and a host of other fine talents. John played the role of Moose in the national tour of Crazy for You and has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Regis And Kathie Lee, General Hospital and was the piano playing hands of Nancy McKeon on the sit-com The Facts of Life. Recent concerts with symphonies have included Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert; Blockbuster Broadway!; The Spy Who Loved Me with Sheena Easton and Scott Coulter; and Music of the Knights. John has been heard singing in the shows Three Men and a Baby...Grand; Cinema Toast; Broadway Today; Wiseguys; and the New York cult hit CASHINO. Broadway/Off Broadway credits include: Crazy for You; The Secret Garden; LIZA!; Steppin' Out at Radio City Music Hall; Back to Bacharach and David; and The Kathy and Mo Show: Parallel Lives. His monthly concerts in 2017 at The Gardenia in Los Angeles have been crowd pleasers. John has eight CDs of original piano music and a ninth on the way. While a student at UCLA, John received the Frank Sinatra Award for popular instrumentalists. 

 

 

Irvine Barclay Theatre 2019-2020 Season sponsor: UCI Health

About Irvine Barclay Theatre

Since opening its doors in 1990, Irvine Barclay Theatre has emerged as one of California's most imaginative performing arts showcases. A unique collaborative venture among the City of Irvine, the University of California, Irvine, and the private sector, the theatre has a reputation for wide-ranging programming in the fields of contemporary dance, music, and theater arts. Performances take place in the 750-seat "jewel box" theatre which is renowned for its intimate atmosphere and superb acoustics. Visit www.thebarclay.org to learn about our exciting new season!