Woodbine productions proudly announces its 2016-2017 concert series, bringing Broadway and Brass to Brookings. A project of the SDSU Foundation, the Woodbine Productions concert series is fully underwritten by an anonymous benefactor allowing every dollar of every ticket sold to a Woodbine concert to go directly to the SDSU music scholarship fund. Over the past nine years, the series has presented some of the world’s most talented artists to Brookings, including Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, The Kings Singers, Doc Severinsen, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Frankie Avalon, Aaron Neville, The Tenors, The Dukes of Dixieland, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Mark O'Connor, Home Free, The Five Browns, Canadian Brass, Gavin Lee and Emily Harvey, Rhythmic Circus, The Peking Acrobats, Sir James Galway, and John Tesh.
Concert ticketing information will be announced through local media outlets. For more information, contact the SDSU Music Department at 605.688.5188.
This sensational production reunites Four Stars from the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the '60s. These talented entertainers shared the Broadway stage for over a thousand performances in the mega-hit Jersey Boys. Now, as The Midtown Men, they have thrilled crowds on concert stages and symphony halls across the continent, and have delighted television audiences with performances on "Good Morning America," "Access Hollywood," "Katie," and "The Chew." Additionally, the Men collaborated with rock and roll icon Stevie Van Zandt on their first radio single, "All Alone On Christmas," featuring Van Zandt and members of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. The group had the distinct honor of opening the National Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House. Don't miss this electrifying and soulful new production with its top-shelf choreography, incredible vocal performances and legendary onstage chemistry.
Formed in 2007 by Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, tenThing is rapidly establishing themselves on the international scene. The ensemble works closely with Norwegian guitarist and arranger Jarle Storløkken, who arranges much of their music and enables them to play the music they enjoy, regardless of the original instrumentation.
Since first forming, the group has performed all over their native Norway, and delighted a huge audience by opening the 2011 Norwegian Grammy Awards. Elsewhere in Europe, they have performed at the Rheingau and Bad Kissingen festivals in Germany, the Chester Festival in the UK, La Foce in Tuscany, and at the NCPA Beijing May Festival. During the 2012-2013 season, tenThing made return trips to Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Germany for festival and concert performances, including the Lieksa Brass Week in Finland, where they performed at the closing concert; and they made their BBC Chamber Proms debut at Cadogan Hall in London. More recent highlights include their debut at Moscow’s renowned International House of Music; and a summer tour of prestigious festivals including the MDR Musiksommer, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau and Schleswig-Holstein festivals. In 2016, tenThing toured in Germany and Luxembourg, and will kick off their 2017 tour of the United States in Brookings!
In an exclusive engagement, Woodbine Productions is pleased to bring Kristin Chenoweth for her first South Dakota performance. After receiving an undergraduate degree in musical theater, she earned a Masters degree in opera performance in 1992. Since then, Chenoweth has become a Broadway legend, as well as a film and television star. Her theatre credits include a Tony Award-winning performance in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a Drama Desk Award-winning performance in the revival of On the Twentieth Century, and stellar performances in Promises, Promises, Steel Pier, and many others. However, Kristin is probably best known by theater lovers for her iconic performance in the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the spectacular Broadway production of Wicked.
Chenoweth’s television credits are many and varied, including the role of April Rhodes on Glee, and the role of press secretary Annabeth Schott on The West Wing, as well as roles on the Good Wife, Hot in Cleveland, Six Feet Under, and television adaptations of The Music Man and Annie. Her film credits include The Boy Next Door, A Bet’s a Bet, Descendants, and a voice-over role in The Peanuts Movie.