Remember, if you can, a time before cell phones and the internet...a time when "Madmen" roamed the earth
and expected their telephone answering girls to make sure they didn't miss any important messages. Meet Ella and the whole crew from Susanswerphone along with their, shall we say, interesting...no, a better
word might be zany, clientele, and you have BCCM's 2015 concert musical--the delightful BELLS ARE RINGING!
In February 2016 (3 performances-specific dates to be announced),
BCCM will present HEART AND SOUL: THE MUSIC OF HOAGY CARMICHAEL.
Carmichael's winning personality made him popular on the screen
and later on television, but it was music that was at his core. His legacy includes such timeless hits as "Stardust", "Georgia On My Mind",
"The Nearness of You", "I Get Along Without You Very Well",
"Skylark", and "Heart and Soul."
In May 2016 (3 performances-specific dates to be announced), BCCM will return to the music of George Gershwin. EMBRACEABLE YOU will focus on the songs Gershwin wrote in the 1930s before his death from a brain tumor at
the tragically-young age of only 39. The catalogue he left behind can only make one long for more and
imagine the magnificence of the music he would have written had he lived. Among the songs he wrote in his
last years were "But Not for Me", "Bidin' My Time", "I Got Rhythm", "Of Thee I Sing", "Who Could Ask for Anything More",
"You Can't Take That Away from Me", "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "Our Love is Here to Stay", and of course, "Embraceable You."