Weston’s Emmanuel Church continues their Summer Concert Series with “Make‘Em Laugh: An Evening of Comedic Songs from the Broadway Stage,” on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 pm. The evening features a family-friendly, eclectic musical program with acclaimed area musician, Dr. Joe Utterback, and Broadway performer and producer, Kristin Huffman. The concert will be followed by an ice cream social. Admission is free (though donations are welcomed) and the event is open to the public. Emmanuel Church is located at 285 Lyons Plain Road, Weston.
The Utterback-Huffman duo will deliver an entertaining set, drawing from Broadway comedies that will appeal to show tunes enthusiasts and beyond. Dr. Joe Utterback has been a compelling artist on the American jazz scene for more than 50 years, marked by long term “gigs” at the jazz centers of Kansas City, St. Louis, San Francisco and currently, New York City. Utterback has also taken part in extensive European and American Tours and has nearly 400 published compositions. Pianoforte London said “Utterback brings...what might best be described as a composite of the greatest American and jazz piano styles of the century...”
Crowd favorite, Kristin Huffman, has teamed up with Dr. Utterback for prior shows and Emmanuel’s concert will, no doubt, also showcase her vocal and comedic talents. Huffman appeared as “Sarah” in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Company, and her two-decade career is marked by professional performances with operas, theaters, and symphonies throughout the United States. Huffman also played “Christine” in the European tour of Phantom of the Opera, and is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of The New Paradigm Theater (NPT). Additionally, she’s a professor at the University of Hartford.
“At Emmanuel, we celebrate the spirit of community, and are thrilled to bring events that celebrate culture. Our Summer Concert Series has proven to be a local favorite and this upcoming evening of show tunes will surely deliver,” said Steve Lewis, Musical Director, Emmanuel Church.
For more information on “Make ‘Em Laugh: An Evening of Comedic Songs from the Broadway Stage,” visit www.emmanuelweston.org or call the parish office at (203) 227-8565.
PHOTO CAPTION: From left, Broadway performer and producer, Kristin Huffman, teams up with acclaimed jazz musician, Dr. Joe Utterback, at Emmanuel Church, 285 Lyons Plain Rd., Weston, on Wednesday, July 13 for the musical program, “Make ‘Em Laugh: An Evening of Comedic Songs from the Browadway Stage.” Admission is free, all invited, ice cream social to follow. For details, visit www.emmanuelweston.org.