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Classically trained singers, and best friends, Dr. Nicholas Kilkenny and Michael S. Larkin perform a delightful selection of some of Broadway’s most beloved showstoppers at the Lakeside Performing Arts Series at St. James’ at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2019 at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 96 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles.
These musicians have been close friends since their college days at the State University of New York-Buffalo. What they never got the chance to do there was sing any duets together – until now! The program puts these two longtime pals together for the first time performing Broadway tunes and volleying back and forth plenty of witty repartee as they pretend to outwit one another with some of the highest, lowest, fastest, saddest, bravest, and most love-sick songs until an inevitable truce is struck and finally they join their voices together in a long-awaited duet. Listeners will enjoy musical selections from such shows as The Pirates of Penzance (W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan), “Old Man River” (from Showboat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein), Evita (Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice), Jesus Christ Superstar (Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice), Les Miserables (Claude-Michel Schonberg and Herbert Kretzmer), Annie Get Your Gun (Irving Berlin and Dorothy Fields), My Fair Lady (Alan Jay Lerner and Fredrick Loewe), Camelot (Alan Jay Lerner and Fredrick Loewe), Beauty and the Beast (Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice) and more! The duo culminate the performance by bringing “For Good” to life from Wicked, by Stephen Schwartz. “Our friendship began with the idea that our teacher might assign us to sing a duet together, but it never happened. I’ve continued to sing since college. And as a professional opera singer and college professor, Nick certainly has too. So I wanted to get us back together for that long anticipated duet and to do something that really celebrates our friendship…a contest…to determine, once and for all, which of us is the better singer,” Larkin quipped.
All LPAS programming is supported in part by a generous grant from the SKARTS organization (http://skarts.org/about-us/). This concert is $10 per adult and free to children under the age of 18. The Lakeside Performing Arts Series continues providing quality entertainment with the following 2018-19 schedule. Please note, all performances, unless otherwise
Lakeside Performing Arts 2018-2019 Schedule
January 27
Michael Larkin & Dr. Nicholas Kilkenny
February 17
Dick Ward – Folk Guitar and Singer
March 17
Notre Dame High School Choirs from Elmira, New York—Music for St. Patrick’s Day
April 7
Sopranos Janet Brown, Julia Clifford and Katherine Skafidas
May 5
Salt City Harpers – Harp Quartet
All performances are at 4:00pm unless otherwise noted.
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