Once Upon a Melody
April 17, 2018
After her sold out Feinstein’s/54 Below solo show A Rodgers & Hammerstein Valentine last year, Jenn Gambatese couldn’t wait to create another love letter to her all time favorite composing team, and extend her adoration to the classics in the Disney on Broadway canon! In her new show Once Upon a Melody, Ms. Gambatese expertly weaves together the lush melodies of Richard Rodgers and pure poetry of Oscar Hammerstein II with writers like Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, George Stiles and Anthony Drew, and the legendary Phil Collins …. composers and lyricists who carry the R&H torch of character driven storytelling and who have created legendary Disney songs. Enjoy these beloved songs while also getting to know Jenn and her warm, witty, unabashedly nerdy, and romantic ways.
Jenn most recently starred on Broadway in School of Rock, and is best known for creating the leading ladies of All Shook Up and Tarzan on Broadway, touring the country as Glinda in Wicked, and her performances with the esteemed Lyric Opera of Chicago. Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal wrote: “Ms. Gambatese has a platinum-plated voice and a smile warm enough to sell tickets all by itself.” Smiles and moxie remain her preferred method of promotion.
Come join Jenn for a practically perfect evening of magical melodies!