An intimate evening of music from legendary musicals by today's leading stars
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 6:00 PM Concert.
The Pond at Moose Meadow Lodge
Back for another magical evening, some of Broadway's leading stars are heading up
to the Green Mountains for a special outdoor concert event. Vermonter Merritt David Janes who performs
regularly on Broadway and in national tours will bring his friends for
“Broadway In Vermont” on Tuesday, July 12th at 6:00 PM on the
grounds at Moose Meadow Lodge in Duxbury.
Enjoy your favorite songs from unforgettable shows. The singers, accompanied by a live band, will perform songs intermingled with stories about their professional journeys. The event
will be an intimate look at some of the most legendary musicals and life as a
Gates open at 5:00
PM for picnicking. Bring your own chair and picnic. Food will also be available for purchase from vendors: JDK BBQ Food Truck (see menu below) and The Udder Guys Ice Cream Tricycle.
Parking is limited. Carpooling is highly encouraged.
Tickets are $35 general admission, $25
students and children. Buy tickets in advance. If tickets are available at the event, only CASH will be accepted.
Merritt David Janes
Originally from Colchester Vermont, Merritt is a graduate of the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City, and is an alumnus from the University of Maine (Class of '04 and 2012 recipient of the Spirit of Maine Alumni Achievement Award.)
Janes' professional career began playing the title role in the first Broadway National Tour of the Wedding Singer as Robbie Hart. He would then move immediately into his second Broadway National Tour in his second consecutive title role as the youngest actor ever to tour the part of the murderous barber Sweeney Todd. Moving next into the role of the magical French candelabra, Lumiere as an original cast member of Disney's newest creative version of the Beauty and the Beast Broadway National Tour served as great contrast to both of his previous productions, as did the role of Lord Farquaad in the Broadway tour of Shrek which became an around the world adventure with an international run in Asia. He then played the role of Carl Hanratty chasing Frank Abagnale all over the country in the first Broadway Tour of Catch Me If You Can. He was an original cast member in the 25th Anniversary Broadway Tour of Phantom of the Opera and has most recently finished the 1st National Tour and Broadway run of School of Rock as Dewey Finn. "As a Vermont native and former resident of the Mad River Valley, I couldn't be more thrilled to bring my dear friends, who represent the very best of Broadway, back home to perform with me at the beautiful Moose Meadow Lodge!"
KATIE TRAVIS is an award winning singer/actor who played Christine Daae over 700 times in The Phantom of The Opera throughout North America. Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera Regional: Cosette in Les Miserables at The MUNY, Fireside Theater, Liederkrantz Opera Theater. NYC Reading: Edme in Cheri with Natalie Dessay and Vanessa Williams. Katie has recently performed concerts with the Saginaw, Midland, El Paso and Mt Rainier Symphonies. She is a winner of the Lys Symonette award in the Lotte Lenya Competition and is currently an Adjunct Voice Professor in the School of Theater at Penn State University.
Elysia opened the First National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK The Musical (Mrs Hathaway, u/s Rosalie Mullins and Sheinkopf). Regional credits/concerts include: The Ogunquit Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, 54 Below, Lincoln Center Songbook Series, Feinstein's at The Nikko, MGM Grand Las Vegas. She graduated from Ithaca College (BFA Musical Theatre) and teaches kids around the world via Musical Theatre College Auditions (MTCA). Elysia's especially thrilled to be performing in VT, as she met her husband in Burlington, and got married here. Follow her at www.elysiajordan.com and on Instagram @LysieJordan.
Andy is an award-winning New York-based composer, musical director, arranger and orchestrator originally hailing from the Land Down Under. He holds a Bachelor of Music (Composition) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. This year, he was most recently in China setting up shows for the opening of Universal Studios Beijing. Selected Musical Director/Arranger/Orchestrator credits: BROADWAY: Tootsie (Assoc. MD), My One And Only (Rehearsal Pianist - Roundabout) OFF-BROADWAY: Red Roses, Green Gold (Minetta Lane Theatre), Atomic (Theatre Row). NEW YORK/REGIONAL: More Than All The World (Theatre for the New City), Night Tide (NYMF), Shaken, Not Stirred (The Django), Thrill Me (Luna Stage), Grindr: The Opera (CMTF), Baby Fat (La Mama). INTERNATIONAL: Sinbad: The Musical (arranger/orchestrator for the Malaysian Tour), Kiss Me, Kate (conductor for the Chinese Tour), Bare (Sydney), Pippin (Sydney). Composer credits: Razorhurst (Sydney, New Jersey), Stalker: The Musical (New York, Chicago, Sydney), Make America Safe (won the Best Original Music award at the World X Short Film Festival in Rome). Check out my musical audio series: https://www.theworldtocomemusical.com
Matt Cusack is a Broadway musician and actor, songwriter, arranger and producer. You can see him regularly perform with the Broadway bluegrass band known as The Playbillies of which he is a founding member. His bass playing can be seen and heard on the show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He regularly works as a producer and arranger for theatre, podcasts, and audio books. Broadway: One Man Two Guvnors; Bandstand. Off-Broadway: The Robber Bridegroom; Desperate Measures. National Tours and Regional: Sweeney Todd, Million Dollar Quartet, Buddy Holly Story, Beauty and the Beast. See and hear more at mattcusackmusic.com.
Peter Schmeeckle is very active on the Vermont music scene, playing regularly with Vermont Jazz Ensemble, Vermont Jazz Trio, and theater productions with Stowe Theater Guild. Peter holds a Masters in Music, Percussion Performance from University of Washington and is endorsed by Bosphorus Cymbals.
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WHAT TO KNOW
COVID Protocols: Help us reduce the risks of transmission. Even though this is an outdoor event, we require mask-wearing by unvaccinated attendees. Masks are optional for those who are vaccinated. Please maintain at least 6 feet from other groups or persons outside your group.
Location: The Pond at Moose Meadow Lodge. 607 Crossett Hill, Duxbury, VT 05676.
Time: Gates open at 5:00 PM. Do not come earlier than 5:00 pm. Concert begins at 6:00 PM and will last until approximately 8:00 PM. There will be a brief intermission.
Parking: Parking is extremely limited. Carpooling is highly encouraged.
What to bring: Lawn chair, flash light, bug spray, hand sanitizer. You may bring your own food and beverages. No pets allowed.
Facilities: Portable restrooms will be available, including a wheelchair accessible toilet.
Trash: Take everything you came with, including trash. There will be no public receptacles.
Assistance: If you require mobility assistance, notify the parking volunteers. A golf cart may be used to transport you to the event site.
The B&B: Please respect the privacy and safety of the B&B guests. The main Lodge and Treehouse are closed to the general public. Do not attempt to enter the buildings.
Rain Location: We will provide more information prior to the concert.
JDK BBQ will have food available for purchase: Main items
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Pinchos de Pollo (marinated and grilled chicken skewers)
Smoked Mac and Cheese
Vegetable Kebabs (local)
Fried Dill Pickles
and either grilled corn on the cob or potato salad
Plus ice cream from The Udder Guys.
Please inform the volunteer parking attendants if you need assistance due to mobility issues. You will be directed to the handicap parking zone. A golf cart and driver will be available to transport anyone who needs assistance.