“Broadway Marches On” was the title of the Music Club of Baton Rouge’s program presented by the Music Club Chorus on March 12 at the Woman’s Club.
The group, conducted by Marty Stone, gave a short history of key moments in Broadway musical history, singing songs from vaudeville and George M. Cohan to Stephen Sondheim.
Early 20th-century tunes were “Carolina in the Morning” and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Cohan pieces included “Give My Regards to Broadway” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Leonard Bernstein’s “Tonight”, “America” and “I Feel Pretty” and others from “West Side Story” introduced jazz and dance rhythms to the theater.
Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” and “Comedy Tonight” completed the performance.
Les Leblanc was sound technician. Kim Sands, cello, and Maria