Take the journey through a century of American music
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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK — The second show of the Cleveland-Bradley Concert season is Tuesday. After the smashing and successful 2009 national tour of performing art centers across the country, Matt Davenport Productions Inc. is proud to debut “The Great American Songbook,” a stunning journey through a century of American music. Each chapter of the songbook is brought to life through show-stopping performances by a cast of eight performers and a jazz trio.
GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK — The second show of the Cleveland-Bradley Concert season is Tuesday. After the smashing and successful 2009 national tour of performing art centers across the country, Matt Davenport Productions Inc. is proud to debut “The Great American Songbook,” a stunning journey through a century of American music. Each chapter of the songbook is brought to life through show-stopping performances by a cast of eight performers and a jazz trio.
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The Cleveland-Bradley Concert Association will present the Matt Davenport Production of “The Great American Songbook” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Conn Center.

This is a high energy show featuring eight singers and dancers and a sizzling jazz trio.

“The Great American Songbook” is a stunning journey through a century of American music. Each chapter of the songbook is brought to life through show-stopping performances by a dazzling cast, creative sets, colorful costumes and clever choreography.

The innovative potpourri of popular music is showcased among many scenes including a 1940s’ radio show, “The Wizard of Oz,” which is recreated in seven minutes.

There is a salute to Motown’s The Temptations and The Supremes. Classics from Rogers and Hammerstein and the Gershwins are revamped into spine-tingling tap dance routines, plus songs from more modern hit makers like Michael Buble, Ray Charles and Billy Joel.

There are musical arrangements of award-wining songs from “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to “Route 66” to “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” that makes this a memorable musical moment for every family member.

A membership will also admit you to the two remaining concerts: “Legacy of Floyd Cramer” featuring Jason Coleman, Cramer’s grandson, and the “Dallas Brass,” a group of six gentlemen who play various brass and percussion instruments.

They will perform their patriotic medley with members of the Walker Valley High School band.

Season memberships may still be purchased at the door. An adult membership ticket price is only $45. For more information, call 473-1114.