- 2018 Season
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Below, find our full list of events, along with a brief description.
The Marcy & Zina Show
Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Evergreen Ballroom, Skytop Lodge
Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich make up one of NYC’s most successful and popular composing teams — and they are phenomenal performers as well. The Marcy & Zina Show celebrates their witty, sophisticated, hilarious and touching songbook including hits “Taylor, the Latte Boy” and “Alto’s Lament” as well as favorites from their musicals Ever After, Dear Edwina, and Junie B. Jones.
You’ve Got a Friend: The Music of the Brill Building
Friday, June 15, 2018 | 7:30 PM | The Cooperage Project
In the middle of New York City, in the heart of Times Square, sits The Brill Building, home to songwriters Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Lieber & Stoller, Neil Diamond, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill, among others. The songs they wrote changed the sound of popular music and became some of the most iconic songs of all time. Multi-award winning vocalist Scott Coulter takes you on a journey into the music —and the stories—of the singers and the songs that defined a generation.
A Century of Song: A Centennial Celebration
Friday, July 27, 2018 | 7:30pm | Smith-McFarland Theater at East Stroudsburg University
It’s been almost 100 years since the birth of Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Desi Arnaz and Dean Martin. To celebrate the lasting influence these legendary artists had on American music, the Pocono Mountains Music Festival is proud to present an electrifying evening honoring their incredible legacy. A cast of New York City’s top vocalists will be joined by current and former residents of the Pocono Mountains in a concert that will bring together world-class talent from around the world and our own backyard.
Southern Comfort: A Down-Home Country Music Jamboree
Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 4:00pm & 7:30pm | Smith-McFarland Theater at East Stroudsburg University
Rosin up your bow and get ready for a toe-tapping evening filled with thrilling 3-part harmony as we celebrate the glory of country music! Join “The Honky-Tonk Tenors” (NY Daily News) as they perform classic country tunes going from the 1940s all the way up to the hottest contemporary hits.
Love Letters: A Play by A.R. Gurney
Starring Barbara Andres & Tony Roberts
Sunday, July 29, 2018 | 4:00pm | Smith-McFarland Theater at East Stroudsburg University
A special presentation of A.R. Gurney’s classic, Pulitzer Prize-nominated play “Love Letters.” The epistolary two-character play centers on Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III over their fifty-year life story. A favorite of audiences all over the world, we are pleased to bring it to the festival starring Drama Desk nominee Barbara Andres and film and stage star Tony Roberts.
Cabaret Night with Broadway’s Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 6:00pm & 8:30pm| Tennis Tea at Buck Hill Falls
New York fun and sophistication come to the Tennis Tea with a performance by Broadway fan favorite, Andrew Keenan-Bolger. You’ve seen him on Broadway (Newsies, Tuck Everlasting, Mary Poppins), film (Newsies), television (Nurse Jackie, MTV’s FNMTV) and on the hit web-series about life in the Broadway spotlight, Submissions Only where he wore the hats of creator, producer, writer, director, editor AND actor. Now experience his soaring voice and captivating storytelling in our intimate cabaret setting.
Performing Arts Camp Showcase: The Room Where It Happens
Friday, August 3, 2018 | 7:30pm | Pocono Mountain East High School
At the end of a two week intensive program for aspiring artists, the Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Camp students will present their newly honed talents in a showcase directed and produced by industry professionals.
Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert
Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 7:30pm | Pocono Mountain East High School
Jerry Herman is a legendary composer/lyricist of the American Musical Theater and one of Broadway’s most beloved icons. A cast of top Broadway and concert stars, together with students from the Festival’s Performing Arts Camp will celebrate the songs and stories of one of the true giants of the theatre. This concert marks the debut of our own orchestra, the POCONO POPS!