The Songs of Skip Kennon
February 12, 2018
We’ll Do It Again: The Songs of Skip Kennon
Skip Kennon and his fabulous group of theater performers & friends are excited to bring to Feinstein’s/54 Below their celebration of Skip’s theater & film songs. The evening will span from his work for Disney to his songs from musicals that have been produced from New York to California.
Directed by Evan Pappas, with Producer Julie Miller, We’ll Do It Again features Skip at the piano, with his Broadway, theater and film friends belting out an evening of Skip’s songs from Time and Again, Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame Part II, The Last Starfighter, Herringbone, Don Juan DeMarco, Plaisir d’Amour, Viva Max!, and Skip’s work with collaborators ranging from Ellen Fitzhugh and Amanda Green to Terrence McNally and Jack Viertel. We’ll Do It Again is like a great playlist come to vibrant life for one wonderful evening of entertainment.
Jenn Colella (Tony Award nominee for Come From Away, If/Then, High Fidelity)
Gerard Canonico (Groundhog Day, American Idiot, Spring Awakening)
Savannah Frazier (Amazing Grace)
Howard McGillin (Tony Award nominee for Anything Goes and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Phantom of the Opera)
Jessica Molaskey (Sunday in the Park with George, Parade, The Who’s Tommy)
Cass Morgan (The Bridges of Madison County, Memphis, Ring of Fire)
Nancy Opel (Tony Award nominee for Urinetown, Beautiful, Honeymoon in Vegas)
William Parry (Groundhog Day, Road Show, Camelot)
Leenya Rideout (War Horse, Company, Cabaret)
Scott Robertson (Living on Love, Cabaret, Damn Yankees)
Caesar Samayoa (Come From Away, Sister Act, Hot Feet)
Maureen Silliman (I Remember Mama, Shenandoah, Blue Window)
BD Wong (Tony Award winner for M. Butterfly, Pacific Overtures, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
And enhancing the evening with their vocal support will be Jane Smulyan, Michael Cone, Dewey Caddell, Gregg Kapuscinski, Brandon Schraml and John Zupan. Also featuring Bill Hayes on percussion.
[Kennon’s musical The Last Starfighter is] an evocative, exciting and emotionally moving score that’s certain to add to his already well-deserved stature as an original and powerful voice in the American Musical Theater.
Alan Menken, Oscar and Tony winning film and theater composer
An aching and beautifully understated score by Kennon.
L.A. Times on Skip’s musical Time and Again
One of the top ten cast albums of 2014.
Sound Advice at Talkin’ Broadway on Skip’s musical Herringbone
Amazing synchronization of all its disparate elements. Such a treat.
Variety on Skip’s musical Plaisir D'amour