Friday, July 28, 7:30PM
Pocono Mountain East High School
General admission $25; Premium $59
The Pocono Mountains Music Festival is thrilled to present The Music Man in Concert. A full Broadway orchestra joins guest artists to perform a concert version of this Broadway classic musical, with Broadway stars Santino Fontana (Hans from Frozen the Movie, Cinderella), Jessica Fontana (Baby It’s You, Cinderella), and narrated by a special guest. The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.
Following multiple sold out collaborations in New York City, this concert will be directed by The Transport Group’s Artistic Director, Jack Cummings III (2017 Obie Award Winner), produced by Transport Group’s Hannah Oren, with Musical Direction by Pocono Mountains Music Festival Artistic Director, Joey Chancey.
Join us starting at 5:30 for a pre-concert dinner with local food trucks.
We asked Broadway stars Jessica Fontana and Santino Fontana questions about their favorites roles, advice they have for aspiring performers, plus more!
About Santino Fontana
One of Broadways foremost leading men, Santino Fontana has cemented himself as a formidable screen talent with his numerous and recognizable roles in film and television. Film and television credits include: Prince Hans in Disney’s Academy Award winning animated feature Frozen, Universal Studio’s Sisters, starring opposite Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, the CW’s critically acclaimed Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and NBC’s Shades of Blue, opposite Jennifer Lopez. Theater credits include: God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, and 1776, as part of the New York City Centers ‘Encores’ series, Prince Charming in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, (Tony nomination), and Sons of the Prophet. As a concert artist, he has performed with such groups as the New York Philharmonic, NY Pops, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Sesame Street Muppets. Santino plans to release a full-length big band album soon. Learn more about him here.
About Jessica Fontana
Jessica Fontana has starred on Broadway in the title role of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Baby It’s You, and Pipe Dream in New York City Center’s ‘Encores’ series. Off-Broadway credits include: Once Upon a Mattress, 59E59’s One Act Festival, and the York Theatre’s production of Milk and Honey. On screen she’s been seen in the hit web series Submissions Only as well as the upcoming film Galileo. She has starred in world-premiere productions at Paper Mill Playhouse, Signature Theater, The Smith Center, Denver Theater Center, Goodspeed Opera House, and George Street Playhouse, as well as starring in revivals of The Most Happy Fella and 110 in the Shade at Palm Beach Drama Works. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, Birdland, Caramoor, 54 Below, and others. This past December Jessica sang with the Houston Symphony Orchestra led by New York Pops music director, Steven Reineke. Learn more about her here.
About Jack Cummings, III
Jack Cummings, III (Director) is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Transport Group Theatre Company, and was recently awarded a 2017 Obie Award for Directing Picnic. TG credits include: Queen of the Mist, (world premiere), See Rocky City & Other Destinations, (New York premiere), The Audience (conceiver, world premiere). Other New York credits include: And Away We Go for The Pearl Theatre Company, 1,000 Words Come To Mind (Inner Voices, world premiere), and Arlington (Inner Voices, world premiere). He received his B.A. in International Relations from The College of William and Mary and his M.F.A. in Directing from The University of Virginia. He is married to actress Barbara Walsh. Learn more about Transport Group Theatre Company here.