For its 2012 concert musical, Bayou City Concert Musicals will stage the Houston Premiere of ONE TOUCH OF VENUS, the 1943 Broadway hit that made Mary Martin a star. With music by Kurt Weill and lyrics by Ogden Nash, ONE TOUCH OF VENUS is the story of a priceless statue of the goddess Venus that comes to life and falls in love with Rodney, a barber. Alas, Venus must return to marble, but not before Nash and S.J. Perelman, who collaborated on the book, weave a hilarious satire of suburban values, art fads and, oh yes, love. Danica Dawn Johnston and Rob Flebbe will star as Venus and Rodney.
ONE TOUCH OF VENUS is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com
Bayou City Concert Musicals will round out its 2012-13 season with two cabaret productions at the Performance Centre at the Ensemble Theatre. The first, JEROME KERN IN HOLLYWOOD, will follow Kern’s music as he made his way west to become one of Hollywood’s most popular songwriters. JEROME KERN IN HOLLYWOOD is scheduled for four Mondays in February (February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2013).
The second cabaret will feature the music of Arthur Schwartz. Though not as well known as Jerome Kern, Schwartz’ work is worthy of a full chapter in the Great American Songbook. Among his most popular songs are By Myself, Dancing in the Dark, I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan, and That’s Entertainment. ALONE TOGETHER: THE SONGS OF ARTHUR SCHWARTZ is scheduled for three Mondays in May (May 6, 13, and 20, 2013).
BCCM is partially funded by a grant
from the City of Houston through
the Houston Arts Alliance.