Allan R. Scott - Conductor
Doug LaBrecque - Vocalist
Christiane Noll - Vocalist

Michael Marsolek - Announcer

Overture to Gypsy+

“There’s No Business Like Show Business” from Kiss Me Kate+

“Begin the Beguine” from Jubilee+

“I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady+

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+

“You Can't Stop the Beat” from Hairspray+

*** Intermission***

“Willkommen” from Cabaret+

Overture and “All that Jazz” from Chicago+

“Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables+

“Defying Gravity” from Wicked+

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
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2016 Symphony Under the Stars



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.



Event Merchandise

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.


This beautiful photo, taken by Chris McGowan, is available for purchase through the photographer's website. Visit 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.

Event Sponsors

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Platinum ($5,000-$9,999)
City of Helena
Helena Community Credit Union
Mary Munger

Silver ($1,000-$2,999)
AARP Montana
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CTA Architects
D.A. Davidson & Co.
First Interstate Bank
Golden Eagle Construction
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Lewis & Clark County
Nancy & Alan Nicholson
NorthWestern Energy
Radisson Colonial Hotel
Rocky Mountain Credit Union
St. Peter’s Hospital
The Boeing Company
Treacy Foundation
Valley Bank of Helena

Wipfli LLP

Bronze ($500-$999)
Bruce Desonia
Diana & Tom Dowling
Lisa & Dr. Thomas M. Evans
Tori Hunthausen
Kanter/Kallman Foundation
Morrison-Maierle, Inc.
Dianne Nickman
Opportunity Bank
Robert Peccia & Associates
Stockman Bank
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Power Townsend
Julie & Tim Reardon
Seese Family Trust
Peter Sullivan
Scottie & Tom Trebon


In Kind Contributions
A-1 Rentals
AARP Montana
Connie Bergum
Bill Roberts Golf Course
The Brewhouse Pub & Grill
City of Helena
Darcie Conquergood
Downtown Helena, Inc.
EDGE Marketing + Design
Ghost Art Gallery
Green Meadow Country Club
Gruber Masonry
Helena Great Northern Hotel
K&J Convention Services
Litt’l John’s Septic Service
Qwik Signs $ Classic Creations
St. Peter’s Hospital
Staggering Ox
State of Montana, Dept. of Administration
Van’s Thriftway
Xylem, Inc.

Additional Thanks
All the Vendors
All the Volunteers
Boy Scouts of America
Capital HS Band
Carroll College Athletics
Helena Fire Department
Helena Food Share
Helena Music Teachers Association
Helena Police Department
Montana Rail Link
Piccolo Music
Placer Motors

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