Spend an Evening with Broadway Composers – Elmhurst Toyota Dealer

January 10th, 2022 by

York Drama has announced a special night of music and performance at An Evening with Broadway Composers: Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor. This performance will feature renowned Broadway musicians Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor, as well as students and alumni from Elmhurst’s own York Drama program. The show will take place at York Community High School on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. At Elmhurst Toyota, we believe this will be an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn from two exemplary composers while celebrating the incredible talent within our own community. Everyone interested in the theater is encouraged to attend.

Richard Oberacker and Robert TaylorIn the first act of An Evening with Broadway Composers, Oberacker and York Drama alumni Darcy Kummerow, Emily Landreth, Tatum Langley, and Julie Peterson will perform works from “Bruce” and “Angel of Arkansas,” two of Oberacker and Taylor’s latest pieces. “Bruce,” a musical about making the film “Jaws,” is currently being prepped for its pre-Broadway premiere. In the second act, the cast of York’s upcoming musical, “Ace,” will present a concert preview of the show. Oberacker and Taylor first premiered “Ace” in 2006 at St. Louis Repertory Theatre. After several reimaginations, York has been chosen as one of the pilot productions of this musical.

Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor are highly accomplished lyricists and successful musical collaborators. The pair are perhaps best known for their 2017 Tony-nominated musical, “Bandstand.” Oberacker currently conducts Cirque du Soleil’s “Kà” in Las Vegas. At the same time, Taylor is a highly regarded violinist and violist on Broadway and on national tours.

Date and Time:
An Evening with Broadway Composers will take place on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

York Community High School
355 West St. Charles Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Tickets are $20 each and are available on the York Drama website: www.yorkdrama.org.

For More Information:
Contact [email protected].

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