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Bill Carmichael and Fred Barnes

 

Saturday, December 19th at 7:30pm

Broadway performer Bill Carmichael and favorite local pianist Fred Barnes team up for an evening of American standards and show-tunes. The duo will present some holiday songs along with simply beautiful renditions of popular songs like Cole Porter's ‘So in Love', ‘Isn't it a Pity?' by George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers' ‘My Romance'. Take a step back in time with striking melodies and lyrics from the American song book. 

Bill Carmichael was last seen on Broadway in Mamma Mia . Other Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Cats, and Peter Pan. Bill was in the original production of Forbidden Broadway and can be heard on the original cast recording. In Los Angeles he was in the original US premiere of Ragtime, Forever Plaid and Sweeney Todd with Kelsey Grammer, Neil Patrick Harris and Christine Baranski. Bill's local productions include Other Desert Cities at Vermont Stage, Northern Stage's production of the Crucible , Sight Unseen at the Flynn Space, Pippin at the Depot Theater, A Little Night Music with the Middlebury Opera and 14 productions at Saint Michaels Playhouse, including Rumors, Young Frankenstein, Arsenic and Old Lace and Pirates of Penzance. He lives in Vergennes where he owns and operates the Emerson House B&B with his wife Sue.

“Fred Barnes is a master. He commands a seemingly endless repertoire of standards, all served up with breath-taking technique. I'd say that no one plays piano like this anymore, except that there's nothing old-fashioned about his playing. In Fred's hands, even the oldest standard becomes as fresh as the day it was written.” (Douglas Anderson, Executive Director, Middlebury Town Hall Theater) Fred has been a pianist and vocalist on cruise ships, was the house pianist at the Sheraton Russell Hotel on Park Avenue in New York City for four years and has performed extensively in New York, New Jersey and Vermont. He has also instructed students in jazz piano for over 25 years. Fred is a regular performer at Brandon Music where the audience always eagerly awaits his next visit.

Tickets are $20 with a pre-concert dinner also available for $20. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.

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