Broadway Stars Join Utah Symphony at Deer Valley® Music Festival for Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration & Sing-Along Featured

PARK CITY, Utah (July 6, 2016) – On Friday July 22 at 7:30 p.m., experience a night of classic American musical theatre with a Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration & Sing-along at Utah Symphony’s 2016 Deer Valley Music Festival. This event will feature guest conductor Jerry Steichen and renowned Broadway vocalists Christiane Noll, William Michals, and John Cudia, and will include hits from The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Showboat, and many more. Sing-along selections will include songs such as “Edelweiss,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Shall We Dance,” and “Oh What A Beautiful Morning.” Tickets start at $37 for general admission and $15 for youth (ages 8-18), and can be purchased at https://artsaltlake.org/production/rodgers-hammerstein/

Vocalist Christiane Noll debuted on Broadway with standout performances in Jekyll and Hyde, and has since then worked extensively in the musical theatre world. Nominated for a Tony and Drama Desk Award and winning a Helen Hayes award, Ms. Noll earned significant critical acclaim for her role as Mother in the Kennedy Center revival of Ragtime. Ms. Noll has also starred in productions such as Elf, Miss Saigon, andGrease! Outside of Broadway, Ms. Noll has garnered a reputation of great versatility, performing a varied repertoire in operetta and jazz across America and around the world. She has been a frequent guest soloist with symphony orchestras in every state of the U.S.A. and has released five solo CD’s.

Since his Broadway debut as “The Beast” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Broadway and concert star William Michals has played many roles that actors dream of performing. From his role as Javert in Les Miserables, to Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, to the titular Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, Mr. Michals has garnered substantial renown in the world of musical theatre. In 2001, Mr. Michals was personally called upon by Mayor Rudy Giuliani for a solo a cappella rendition of “Let There Be Peace On Earth” at the December 11 memorial service at Ground Zero. Dubbed as “America’s Baritone,” Mr. Michals has also sung the national anthem for major league sporting events from coast to coast, and enjoys the rare distinction of performing for the joint leadership of the House and Senate inside the United States Capitol.

A Joseph Jefferson Award-winner for Best Actor in a Musical, Broadway tenor John Cudia has grown to be one of the most distinguished voices in national musical theatre. A native to Toms River, New Jersey, Mr. Cudia achieved national recognition while touring with the U.S. Broadway company as the title role in the The Phantom of the Opera. Mr. Cudia proudly holds the distinct honor of the first and only singer to have performed as both the Phantom and Jean Valjean on Broadway, and has performed at some of the most prestigious regional theatres in the United States, such as the Sacramento Music Circus and the Pioneer Theater. Today, Mr. Cudia appears regularly in concert with The Broadway Tenors and orchestras across the country.

Guest conductor Jerry Steichen was Utah Symphony’s first Principal Pops Conductor from 2009 to 2015. Prior to becoming Principal Pops Conductor, Mr. Steichen regularly led Utah Symphony and has conducted at the Deer Valley® Music Festival every year since the festival’s inception in 2003. He has also led Utah Opera’s production of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre in January 2016, and recently conducted 75 Years of Bravo Broadway at Abravanel Hall in February 2016.

This concert is one of many headline acts during Utah Symphony and Utah Opera’s 13th season of the Deer Valley® Music Festival, which comprises 17 concerts over a six-week period throughout the months of July and August. Twelve of these 17 concerts will be held on the main stage at the Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, featuring great music such as that of DreamWorks Animation, including songs from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon, and the music of David Bowie, including hits like “Space Oddity” and “Under Pressure.” Popular guest artists will also play a part in this season of the Deer Valley® Music Festival, including the multi-platinum American rock band The B-52s. Additionally, on Wednesdays, the Festival hosts five mid-week chamber concerts at St. Mary’s Church, where the best modern musicians will perform classical masterpieces such as Haydn's "Oxford" Symphony and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9.

PROGRAM

The Deer Valley® Music Festival Presents
A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration & Sing-Along

Friday, July 22th | 7:30PM
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, Utah

Jerry Steichen, Conductor
Christiane Noll, Vocalist
William Michals, Vocalist
John Cudia, Vocalist
Utah Symphony

SPONSORS
Production Sponsor: Hal and Diane Brierley
Conductor Sponsor: Ben and Peggy Schapiro

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for events can be purchased by calling 801-355-2787, in person at any ArtTix outlet or online at deervalleymusicfestival.org. Group Rates are available for groups of ten or more by calling 801-869-9038. A discounted Design-A-Series subscription package (four or more concerts) is available by calling 801-533-6683 or visiting deervalleymusicfestival.org/das/  

VIP Events and Packages
VIP packages for both Friday and Saturday performances will continue at this year’s festival and include VIP parking, pre-concert gourmet dinner at the resort, premium reserved seating, and access to the intermission reception. VIP package pricing includes a charitable contribution built into the various package options. Salon events will also continue, featuring intimate performances in luxurious private residences by festival artists. Cost for the salons will be $125 per person. For more information regarding VIP packages and our salon events schedule, please call (801) 869-9011 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

VENUE INFORMATION
Maximum chair height at Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater is nine inches from the ground. Gates will open to all ticket holders approximately two hours before the performance begins. Patrons must be present to save a spot in line. Unattended items will be removed. Valid picture ID is required to pick up tickets at will call. No ticket reprinting is available for general admission seating. Outside food and drinks are allowed at the venue, and there are a variety of concession services at the venue offered by Deer Valley Resort.

About Deer Valley® Music Festival
The Deer Valley® Music Festival (DVMF) is Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s (USUO) summer home in the mountain resort town of Park City, Utah. The 2016 festival marks the 13th season of providing chamber music, classical, and pops offerings in several venues: the Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary’s Church, and salon events in private homes in the Park City area. The goal of the Deer Valley® Music Festival is to consistently deliver a high quality and musically diverse experience in casual settings of unparalleled natural beauty. For more information, visit www.deervalleymusicfestival.org.

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The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation is the Summer Symphony Sponsor and Zions Bank is the Summer Entertainment Series Sponsor for the 2016 Deer Valley® Music Festival.

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