Milton, Delaware – On Saturday, September 12 (at 8pm) and Sunday, September 13 (at 2pm), the MiltonTheatre proudly welcomes back “by popular demand,” “A Tribute To Gershwin,” produced by Wilmington native, David Zipse. This year’s reprise of last year’s sold-out one night performance includes original arrangements of popular Gershwin titles in a musical review that includes song and dance, and chronicles one of America’s most popular composer’s life.
“A Tribute to Gershwin,” will feature tunes from David Zipse’s CD of the same name including excerpts from “Porgy & Bess” and the entire fourteen-minute “Rhapsody In Blue”‘ that concludes the first act of the two act show.
According to the show’s producer, “The Gershwins wrote songs with beautiful melodies and clever lyrics. Many people remember George as a great composer, but few remember he was an incredible pianist and very flashy.” Zipse continued, “Always a show stopper, performing Rhapsody In Blue makes me realize this. He plays the piano in every way imaginable, even crossing his hands in several spots.”
According to Larry Pennington & David Lasher, of RehobothBeach, “David Zipse’s “A Tribute to Gershwin” is an absolute delight. We saw it last year and enjoyed the evening thoroughly. His rendition of “Rhapsody in Blue” brought the piece to life. It was as if he was channeling Gershwin.” Read more.
Advance ticket purchases are suggested for both performances at the MiltonTheatre, located at110 Union Street in downtown Milton, Delaware. For information and tickets ($18 each), call (800) 838-3006 or (302) 684-3400, or visit www.miltontheatre.org. For more information on David Zipse’s “A Tribute To Gershwin” CD, visit www.davidzipse.com.