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“Perhaps the most influential lyricist and librettist of the American theater.”—PBS
“Above all, Oscar . . . taught me virtually everything I know about songwriting and a good deal about life.”—Stephen Sondheim
The life and music of legendary lyricist, librettist, and theatrical producer Oscar Hammerstein II take center stage in this intimate retrospective concert starring a quartet of Broadway singers and hosted by grandson Oscar Andy Hammerstein III. Featuring performances from Hammerstein’s most significant creative triumphs — Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music — and lesser-known gems, this performance celebrates the lasting legacy of one of the most impactful writers of the 20th century.
Free pre-performance talk in Ramsey Concert Hall at 6:45 pm by Oscar Andy Hammerstein III (Oscar Hammerstein II’s grandson).
Free shuttle transportation to this performance is available for Clarke County seniors, thanks to a partnership between the Performing Arts Center and the Athens Community Council on Aging. For more information, click here.
Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall (View Seating Chart)
Athens, GA 30605
Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, host
Michelle Liu Coughlin, soprano
Ali Ewoldt, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Rodriguez, tenor
Alan H. Green, baritone
Laura Bergquist, piano
Songs from Carousel, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music, and other 20th century musicals.
Carol and Paul Kurtz