June 14 – 24, 2018 Unforgettable brings you the best songs from pop culture, musicals, and movies. You’ll hear songs like “Night & Day”, “Summertime”, and “The Pink Panther Theme”.
Featuring Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Derrick Cobey, Elyse Langley, Rebecca Robbins, and Keith Spencer with Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band
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Sneak peek at rehearsal for Unforgettable
Meet the Cast
Demetria Joyce Bailey It’s great to be back on the BRT stage and I look forward to the next show Time in a Bottle. July 25th at 7pm I will be at 1867 Sanctuary in Trenton, September 15th thru the 19th starring in The F Word (Philadelphia Fringe) at the Asian Arts Initiative and playing the role of Mrs. Phelps in Matilda The Musical at the Walnut Street Theatre in the Fall. TV: Regional Commercial Take it Easy-AmeriHealth (Lead), California Rep. in Netflix House of Cards, Pearlene Scott in HBO’s The Wire, The Nurse in CBS’ Hack. Stage: Working: a Musical, Mama Morton in Chicago starring Justin Guarini, Electra in Gypsy starring Tovah Feldshuh and Robert Newman, Billie Holiday in Comes Love, Mom in Passing Strange, Sis Leo in Nunsense, Charlene Woodard in Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Ethel Waters in Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On The Sparrow (Barrymore Nominated – Best Actress). If you want to take home more than just memories, pick up a copy of Let The Good Times Roll CD and my debut CD Takin’ a Chance… in the lobby. For the latest; www.demetriabailey.com. ~~ Phil 4:13
Philip Chaffin was honored with a Grammy nomination in 2016 for producing the cast recording of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical Fun Home. This was his third nomination, following nods for Sondheim on Sondheim in 2011 and Follies in 2013. Philip is thrilled to be celebrating his 19th season at Bristol Riverside Theatre, after making his debut with the company way back in 1999 in Brigadoon. He made his Broadway debut in 1997 in the world premiere of Alan Menken and Tim Rice’s King David, and since then has worked steadily in and around New York. His most recent solo album, Somethin’ Real Special (The Songs of Dorothy Fields), featuring such standards as “The Way You Look Tonight,” “I’m in the Mood for Love” and “Don’t Blame Me,” was released in the fall of 2014, graced several “year’s best” lists, and prompted write-ups in The Huffington Post and USA Today. When he’s not performing, Philip runs the record label PS Classics, which is devoted to preserving the legacy of Broadway and the Great American Songbook; the label has received nine Grammy nominations.
Derrick Cobey is excited to be back at Bristol Riverside Theatre. He was recently seen in Andrew Lippa’s world premiere of I Am Anne Hutchinson/I am Harvey Milk and a workshop of Adam Guetell’s Millions. Prior to that he performed the role of Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Bristol Riverside Theatre’s production of Ragtime (for which he received a Barrymore nomination) Broadway: Andy Wright in the Scottsboro Boys (Lyceum Theater). Off-Broadway: Scottsboro Boys (Vineyard Theater); Ragtime in Concert (Lincoln Center); The Tin Pan Alley Rag (Roundabout); National tours: Rent, Forever Swing. Regional: Parade at the Arden Theatre (for which he received a Barrymore) A Little Night Music (Arden Theatre), The Civil War (The Eagle Theatre); Scottsboro Boys (The Guthrie/Philadelphia Theatre Company); Crowns, Big River, Ragtime (Lyric of Oklahoma); Hunchback of Notre Dame, Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, and Macbeth (Great Lakes/ Idaho Shakespeare Festival); Abyssinia, Jesus Christ Superstar (North Shore); Abyssinia (Goodspeed); Ragtime (Paper Mill); Hair (Hangar Theater); Side Show (Cleveland Playhouse); The Buddy Holly Story (Westchester Broadway); Pacific Overtures (Arden Theatre); numerous shows at Sacramento Music Circus; concerts of Andrew Lippa’s A Little Princess and workshops of Flaherty and Ahrens’ Rocky. He has also taught musical theatre at The New York Film Academy.
Elyse Langley is thrilled to be back at BRT! She most recently performed the music of Rosemary Clooney and has participated in many other seasonal concerts on the BRT stage. Regional Credits: 1776 (Abigail Adams, Media Theatre), Man of La Mancha (TUTS), Kiss Me, Kate (Kate, NJPAC), Sweeney Todd (NJPAC). Elyse holds a Bachelors of Music degree from Westminster Choir College. Other favorite credits include Legally Blonde (Vivienne, MacHaydn), Ragtime (Emma Goldman, Princeton Univ.), Midnight Madness (Titania, NYMF). Proud member of AEA. Special thanks to my family and friends who would never miss a show! All my love always to James. www.elyselangley.com
Rebecca Robbins is happy to be returning to BRT after her debut earlier this season as Corine in Triumph of Love. Prior to that: Grace Farrell in Annie and Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir at Walnut Street Theatre. Broadway: The Phantom of The Opera, the original Broadway company of Jill Santoriello’s A Tale of Two Cities, and the North American tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of The Phantom of The Opera where she frequently played opera diva Carlotta Giudicelli. Off Broadway: Wallace Shawn’s The Music Teacher (The New Group), My Fair Lady (NY Philharmonic), Fiorello!, Fanny, Music In The Air, The New Moon, and The Pajama Game (NY City Center Encores!). Regional: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Baltimore Center Stage, Maine State Music Theatre, Fulton Theatre, Media Theatre, and 16 shows at Walnut Street Theatre. Rebecca attended the Curtis Institute of Music and received a BA in music from the University of Charleston. She is a proud cancer survivor and an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. Next up: The Great Waters Music Festival in Wolfeboro, NH, where Rebecca will be performing her cabaret I Am What I Am. Special thanks to Keith for this opportunity. Love to MFK. www.rebeccarobbins.com
Keith Spencer is thrilled to be back for this summer tribute to some of America’s most-beloved songs! Keith has performed in many professional companies ranging from BRT to Philadelphia’s Prince Theater to the Broadway tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Music of the Night, starring Betty Buckley and Melissa Manchester. Favorite roles: Coalhouse Walker, Jr. (Ragtime); Joe (Show Boat); The Abolitionist (For the Glory: The Civil War Musical); Audrey II (Little Shop of Horrors); Leading Player (Pippin); Billy (Carousel). Keith’s concert performances and back-up vocals include appearances with artists such as Roberta Flack, Rosemary Clooney, and Sandi Patty. Recently, Keith was invited by the Paul Robeson House of Princeton to present a concert of Negro spirituals as part of Paul Robeson’s 120th Birthday Celebration. Keith frequently performs cabaret, jazz, classical, and Broadway concert showings for corporate events and private engagements. Thanks to Amy, Penelope, and wonder twins, Zachary and Vivian, for their love and support. God is so good! www.keithspencer.com
Summer Music Fest Sponsor: William J. Salerno, Esq.