Wednesday, December 16, 2015

SPEND NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH THE NJ FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA IN WESTFIELD



New Year's Eve
DANCING THE BLUES AWAY
featuring  Jennifer Sheehan, Leah Horowitz, Ian Patrick Gibb, and Michael Maliakel

WHEN: Thursday, December 31st, at 7PM
WHERE: Westfield High School Auditorium, 550 Dorian Road, Westfield, NJ 07090
TICKETS: $40 $55 $70
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Ring in the New Year with NJFO! One of New Jersey's most popular New Year's Eve musical festivities, this year's cabaret-style celebration promises a superb revue of Broadway classics and more, presented in glorious symphonic splendor.


Jennifer Sheehan
" At the head of her class... enthralling" (NY Times)

Multi award winning vocalist and dancer Jennifer Sheehan is the first performer to star in the new WNET-PBS TV series, "66th and Broadway." She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Caramoor, Savannah Music Festival, Feinstein's, Guild Hall, 54 Below, and many more venues around the United States and in Europe. A Julliard graduate, Jennifer recently appeared as a vocalist in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and regionally as Betty Haynes in White Christmas.

Ian Patrick Gibb
" A rich, beautiful and melodic voice at times haunting and always stunning." (Broadway World)
 
Tenor Ian Patrick Gibb is a New York based actor most notably known for touring with the critically acclaimed 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables where he played Jean Prouvaire and Marius. Most recently Ian played Lt. Frederic Charlus and understudied the role of Quasimodo in the American premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Paper Mill Playhouse and La Jolla Playhouse. Ian has performed for audiences from coast to coast and has recently released two albums, Fill in the Words and The Time of Year for Miracles.



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Leah Horowitz


" Tender acting....fine singing" (Houston Chronicle)

Soprano Leah Horowitz recently appeared on Broadway as Young Heidi in the acclaimed revival of Follies and as Cosette in Les Miserables. Other Broadway credits include roles in White Christmas; Woman in White; Fiddler on the Roof; La Cage Aux Folles. Leah has performed leading roles regionally and was a part of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new musical Bright Star at the Old Globe in San Diego and has been recently seen on TV as a sassy nun in NBC's The Sound of Music Live.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Maliakel
"Exceptional..dramatically and musically convincing" (American Theatre)

Baritone Michael Maliakel enjoys a diverse career in musical theatre, opera, and sacred music. A recent First Prize winner in the National Musical Theater Competition, this New Jersey native's recent musical theater credits include Roger in A New Brain and Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls. On operatic stage, Michael's appearances include the title role in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Raimondo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Michael also performs regularly with several NYC ensembles including Musica Viva of NY and Musica Sacra.
 
 
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