Allan R. Scott - Conductor
Doug LaBrecque - Vocalist
Christiane Noll - Vocalist
HELENA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Michael Marsolek - Announcer
Overture to Gypsy+
“There’s No Business Like Show Business” from Annie Get Your Gun+
“Begin the Beguine” from Jubilee+
LERNER & LOEWE
“I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady+
KERN & HAMMERSTEIN
Highlights from Show Boat+
Overture to West Side Story
“Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” from Annie Get Your Gun+
“Something’s Coming” from West Side Story+
SCHAIMAN & WHITTMAN
“You Can't Stop the Beat” from Hairspray+
KANDER & EBB
“Willkommen” from Chicago+
KANDER & EBB
Overture and “All that Jazz” from Cabaret+
SCHÖNBERG & BOUBILL
“Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables+
“Defying Gravity” from Wicked+
ANDERSSON & ULVAEUS
Highlights from Mamma Mia+
Overture to American in Paris+
“Phantom of the Opera” from Phantom of the Opera+
“Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera+
“Seventy-Six Trombones” from Music Man (with fireworks)+
+ = Premiere performance by Helena Symphony
The use of photographic and recording equipment is strictly prohibited.
Christiane Noll, a New York born, New Jersey raised actress was nominated for both the 2010 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award and won a Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of Mother on Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of "Ragtime". She made her Broadway debut starring in "Jekyll & Hyde", creating the role of Emma. Ms. Noll received an Ovation Award for her comedic turn as Hope Cladwell in the National Tour of "Urinetown", wowed audiences again as Vanna Vane in the new musical "The Mambo Kings", soared as Jane Smart in the American premiere of "The Witches of Eastwick", and most recently received another Drama Desk nomination for her work in "Chaplin".
She has been a member of the national tours of "Grease" as Sandy, "Miss Saigon" as Ellen, and "City of Angels" as Mallory/Avril as well as a tour of Australia and Thailand as Nellie in "South Pacific". Ms. Noll has been living up to her reputation as being "one of the most versatile actresses in the American Musical Theatre" with a varied repertoire in Broadway, Opera, Operetta and Jazz. She is a frequent guest soloist with symphony orchestras around the world, including National Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Jerusalem Symphony, Philadelphia Pops, Boston Pops, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, as well as other international orchestras. She supplied the singing voice of Anna in the Warner Borthers animated feature "The King & I", and starred on Broadway in "It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues". She has released four solo CDs.
Doug LaBrecque thrilled theatre audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of "The Phantom of the Opera". In addition, Mr. LaBrecque has starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of "Showboat", a role he also performed in Canada and Chicago. He was featured in Oscar Hammerstein’s 100th Birthday Celebration on Broadway at The Gershwin Theatre, and toured nationally with "Les Miserables". Regionally, Mr. LaBrecque has performed leading roles in "Candide", "A Chorus Line", "Man of LaMancha", among many others. A graduate of University of Michigan he was also featured in the world premiere of "A Wonderful Life", and starred in the premiere revival of Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner’s "Love Life".
One of the most prolific concert performers of his generation, Mr. LaBrecque has been a soloist with some of the world’s finest symphony orchestras including The National Symphony, The Israel Philharmonic (Tel Aviv), The Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony, The San Francisco Symphony, among many others. In the last few years, Mr. LaBrecque’s U.S. appearances have included Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Houston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, The Utah Symphony and with Marvin Hamlisch both at the Ravinia Festival with The Chicago Symphony, and with The Pittsburgh Symphony.
Scott Kall, Project Manager
Dr. Thomas Evans, President, Carroll College
Allan R. Scott, Music Director, Helena Symphony
Thomas McCarvel, Vice President for Community Relations, Carroll College
Matthew Dale, President, Helena Symphony
Susan Brookhart, Ph.D., Past-President, Helena Symphony
Butch Biskupiak, Director of Facilities, Carroll College
John Juntunen, Director of Grounds, Carroll College
Teak Schummer, Director of Artistic Planning
Scott Kall, Director of Patron Services; Operations Manager
Scott Black, Orchestra Librarian
June Lee, Staff Accompanist
Deanna Satre, Chorale Manager
Constance Bergum, Featured Artist
Allen Lefohn, Staff Photographer
Tom Rolfe, Artist Driver
Brian Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator
Libby Desch, Assistant to the Project Manager
Jay Straw, Sound Engineer, Hi-Tech Audio
Jay Waller, Stage & Lights, StagePro
Rob Holter, Crew Contractor
Rick Almendinger, Big Sky Fireworks
EDGE Marketing+Design, Graphic Design & Marketing
Allegra Printing, Printing
Stephen Cepeda, Concertmaster
Michael Mleko, Principal Second
Ellie Parker, Associate Principal Second
Katie White Swanson, Principal
Linda Kuhn, Principal
Lucas Poe Kiser
Cortney Bury, Acting Principal
Barbara Berg, Principal
Sandy Rolan, Principal
Jill Miller, Principal
Dana Nehring, Principal
Alan Johnson, Alto
Ron Coons, Alto
Hal Hugg, Tenor
Anne Kittleson, Tenor
Bob Kampfer, Bari
Nancy Roe, Principal
Warren McCullough, Assoc. Principal
Thomas Lee, Principal
Don Stone, Principal
Joe Goodwin - battery
Mat Schaefer - traps
Lauree Wenger - mallets
String players are listed in alphabetical order as the players rotate through the sections.
Limited edition art prints of the original watercolor, signed by the artist Constance R. Bergum, Maestro Allan R. Scott, and Carroll College President Dr. Thomas M. Evans, are now available for purchase at the Helena Symphony tent near the vendors’ area. Additionally, a limited number of t-shirts are available. Posters are available for $25 and t-shirts are $10.
Any remaining stock of prints or t-shirts will be available at the Symphony office at 2 N. Last Chance Gulch or by phone (406) 442-1860. We will also have people selling merchandise (water, t-shirts and glo-stix) in the crowd. Just look for our volunteers in their SUTS t-shirts!
This beautiful photo, taken by Chris McGowan, is available for purchase through the photographer's website. Visit http://chrismcgowan.photoshelter.com and click the Prints for Sale link at the top. The shopping cart to order the prints is in the lower right hand corner of the page when you are viewing the image.
Some helpful information to help you navigate the concert grounds.
Lower Level by Guad: Old Fashioned Kettle Corn,
Helena Hawaiian Ice, Adventure Dogs, Montana Club
Upper Level by Library: Bullman’s Wood Fired Pizza Baskin-Robbins, Pennies On the Go (shaved ice), Great Ape Crepes
If you brought canned goods or non-perishables to keep your blankets down, you can donate them to the Helena Food Share during and after the concert. Donation sites are located in various places on the concert grounds.
Porta-potties can be found behind the stage, against Guad Hall, and at the top of the hill against Old North.
Volunteers, along with Carroll College Athletes, will be soliciting free-will donations from audience members before and after the concert and during intermission. They will be carrying marked buckets to collect money. The audience donations have been quite generous in the past, and we hope that you’ll continue to support us. All monies collected will go directly towards Symphony Under the Stars production costs. Additional collection buckets are located at the program tables and around the concert grounds.
Chaos reigns in the dark after the concert. Please do not rush to leave the concert grounds. Be aware of pedestrians. Drive home safely, please!
We remind you that the Symphony Under the Stars is a tobacco-free event in association with the Lewis & Clark County Health Department. Please respect those around you by not smoking.
Please do not cross the safety barricades around the fireworks zone. The public is not allowed within the safety zone during the day or night of the concert.
Provided by St. Peter’s Ambulance Service, located behind the stage.
Large items (chairs, blankets, coolers) will be piled in the Guad parking lot on Sunday For smaller items (phones, wallets, etc.), contact the Symphony Office, 442-1860, after Monday afternoon.