NEWPORT, R.I. – A one-night holiday concert celebrating the cultural heritage of America’s Gilded Age will be presented by Theatre Street Productions on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. at a playhouse designed by one of that era’s most celebrated architects.
“Glitter & Gold, A Gilded Age Holiday Concert” is an 1890’s living history benefit concert to be performed at the newly renovated Casino Theatre, located on the grounds of the International Tennis Hall of Fame at 9 Freebody St.
Tickets are $30 for general admission and are available at www.tinyurl.com/salvecasino or by calling (401) 341-2250. Proceeds will benefit Salve Regina University’s theatre arts program. Salve Regina manages the Casino Theatre.
The show will feature the talents of soprano Andrea Gregori, tenor Steven Nanni, bass-baritone Alexander Scopino, mezzo-soprano Kasey Stewart and pianist Margaret Reitz in excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Gounod’s Faust, Verdi’s La Traviata, Bizet’s Carmen and more.
The concert will also feature local Newport actors Patrick Grimes as Ward McAllister and Charles Kehres as John Jacob Astor IV. For more information on the show, visit www.theatrestreetproductions.com.
Theatre Street Productions is devoted to presenting staged operatic and musical theatre concerts with highly accomplished artists for the enrichment, education and enjoyment of diverse audiences throughout the northeastern United States. The group specializes in the musical history of America’s Gilded Age.
Their concerts are frequently presented in historically significant venues, including Ventfort Hall in Lenox, Mass., the Jane Pickens Theatre, Astors’ Beechwood and now, the Casino Theatre. The company was founded by artistic director, Andrea Gregori in 2007.