Two nights of jazz clubstyle music will fill the house at Norris Center
Johnny Rogers Gulfshore Playhouse and the Norris Center present "Singing Down the House!" featuring Brian Lane Green, Johnny Rodgers and The Johnny Rodgers Band in two jazz club-style performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16 and 17.
A Tony-nominated actor, Mr. Green has starred in musicals on Broadway and on tour. Daytime TV audiences will know him from his turns on "Days of Our Lives," "Another World" and "All My Children."
Mr. Rodgers, a Billboard award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist, comes to Naples directly from the Palace Theatre on Broadway, where he performed with Liza Minnelli.
As composers, Mr. Green and Mr. Rodgers have penned several songs for their individual albums and have collaborated on songs that are currently being performed by Ms. Minnelli and various other artists. Ms. Minelli chose the duo's "I Would Never Leave You" as the only new song she would perform in her return to Broadway at the Palace Theatre.
"Singing Down the House!" marks the first co-production between Gulfshore Playhouse and the Norris Center. The repertoire includes Broadway classics, Rat-Pack standards, Memphis soul, New Orleans jazz and even Mendocino Pop. Audiences will enjoy provided drinks and snacks in a hip, New York-style atmosphere.
Brian Lane Green Tickets are $40 ($20 for students). For more information or tickets, call the Norris Center at 213-3058.