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An Evening with Billy Stritch

LIVE & IN CONCERT!

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
@Sugar Land Auditorium

Join us after the concert for a Cocktail Reception from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
@Houston Museum of Natural Science – Sugar Land Campus

Concert & VIP Reception $100

General Admission Tickets Only: $26 / Student tickets: $10 (sold at the door)
[To purchase tickets by credit card, CLICK HERE.]

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Concert at Historic Sugar Land Auditorium

An intimate evening with Sugar Land’s own, Billy Stritch! The Grammy winning talent of stage and screen will perform a special selection of music that has shaped, inspired and illustrated his story and life on stage. Similar in concept to VH1 Storytellers, this unique concert event will mix in discussions of his life and career – from Sugar Land to Carnegie Hall…

VIP Reception at Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

Following the performance, we hope that you will join us at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land for a catered VIP Reception with BillyMayor Jimmy Thompson, and many of the who’s who of Sugar Land and Fort Bend.  Drinks and food will be served from 7:00 to 9:30 PM.

The VIP Reception is a ticketed event, which you may purchase together with your concert ticket by clicking “Register Now!” [from the Registration Page, select "Ticket Release A2: Preferred Seating & VIP Reception at Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land", and proceed with checkout.]

Register Now!

About Billy

Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and national jazz and cabaret scene. His most recent solo show, a tribute to Cy Coleman garnered rave reviews in New York and London, prompting Jarieth O’Connell of The American Online in London to write “His ease, his craft, his way with an audience and his sheer good taste make this an object lesson in what good Cabaret should be about.”

Billy hails from Sugar Land, Texas but has made New York City his home for over twenty years. His most recent Broadway credit was as musical supervisor and pianist for Liza’s Tony Award winning show “Liza’s At The Palace” for which he also reconceived the vocal arrangements of the legendary Kay Thompson and The Williams Brothers. In addition to his twenty-three year association with Liza, Billy also accompanies and arranges for Linda Lavin, Marilyn Maye, Lillias White and Paulo Szot. On stage, he originated the role of Oscar the rehearsal pianist in the 2001 Broadway revival of “42nd Street”, performing the role for 488 performances. He also performed in and created the arrangements for “The Best Is Yet To Come – The Music of Cy Coleman” at New York’s 59E59 Theater off-Broadway in 2011. His latest solo CD release is “Billy Stritch Sings Mel Torm”, a salute to one of his musical heroes. He served as co-producer on Liza’s recordings “Gently” and “Confessions” and is featured on numerous albums including Linda Lavin’s “Possibilities”, “Sunday In New York” with Christine Ebersole, and “Dreaming of a Song – the Music of Hoagy Carmichael” with Klea Blackhurst. The readers of Broadway World named him NYC’s top musical director of 2012 for his work on the acclaimed show “Marilyn Maye by Request”. Other awards include BMI Song of the Year, Grammy nomination (“Does He Love You” recorded by Reba McEntire), four Backstage Bistro awards and six MAC awards. Billy also is the resident pianist for “Jim Caruso’s Cast Party”, the long-running open mic night that happens every Monday night at New York’s legendary Birdland Jazz Club.

The VIP Reception is a ticketed event, which you may purchase together with your concert ticket by clicking “Register Now!” [from the Registration Page, select "Ticket Release A2: Preferred Seating & VIP Reception at Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land", and proceed with checkout.]

To purchase tickets by cash or check, please contact:
Nancy Potter
SLCAF Administrative Assistant
Nancy@slcaf.org

Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF) is the leading voice for the cultural arts community in Sugar Land. We enable artists and arts organizations to thrive by effectively connecting the nonprofit cultural arts to the larger creative industry, the community, government and business; and support tourism through arts marketing and special initiatives.

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