ARVADA, CO – Grammy and Oscar-Award winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, creator of Godspell, performs on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. on the indoor theater stage at the Arvada Center.
Schwartz will present a magical evening of music featuring his own original compositions. Whether it’s a showtune or a song penned about his own life, Schwartz definitely has a flair for words and music.
His popularity soared in the ’70s with musical scores for such Broadway mega-hits as Godspell, Pippin and The Magic Show. Recently, Schwartz won Academy Awards for his collaborations with Disney on the musical score for Pocahontas and for “When You Believe” from The Prince of Egypt. His latest work for the theater, Children of Eden, comes to the Arvada Center stage in December. Schwartz sees all of his work as addressing the same thing: learning to live in the world. He advises, “You have to accept the nature of things but not give up dreams or goals.”
Joining Schwartz will be Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte who has been called “one of the best voices on Broadway” and the luminous talent of cabaret singer Scott Coulter.
Tickets for the Stephen Schwartz and Friends performance are $28. For tickets call 720-898-7200 or visit the Center’s website at www.arvadacenter.org.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is the metro area’s 12th largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on Wadsworth, the Arvada Center is just a short 20-minute drive from downtown Denver. For more information call the Arvada Center box office at 720.898.7200 or visit the Center’s website at www.arvadacenter.org. For media requests, contact Kristin Stork, director of media relations, at 720.898.7272 or email@example.com.
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