Come to the cabaret! Celebrate Valentine's Day with us as we sing and play the love songs of the two legends who have shaped the whole history of the Broadway musical--Oscar Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim. Starring soprano Jean Danton, baritone Mark Morgan, and pianist Sarah Troxler, this cabaret will trace the course of relationships from romance to marriage to kids to break ups with unforgettable music. You'll hear hits from such shows as The King and I, West Side Story, Into the Woods, Showboat, and many more. Enjoy a drink from the cash bar. Reserve a couple of seats or your own table! Click here to purchase
Jean Danton, soprano
Soprano Jean Danton’s artistry has led to acclaimed performances throughout the United States and Europe in opera, oratorio, recitals, and as a soloist with symphony orchestras. She has appeared with the Handel and Haydn Society under Christopher Hogwood and John Finney, Oregon Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling, Boston Baroque with Martin Pearlman and the Boston Pops Orchestra with Keith Lockhart and Bruce Hangen. Ms. Danton has performed at many prestigious festivals including the Carmel Bach Festival, Winter Park Bach Festival, Breckenridge Music Festival, N.Y. Bach Aria Festival and Associazione Culturale in Italy. Ms. Danton made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Masterwork Chorus and her Lincoln Center debut at Avery Fisher Hall with the National Chorale, in both instances performing Handel's Messiah. Her numerous concert appearances include the Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Nashua Symphony Orchestra, Heritage Chorale, North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus North Shore, Masterworks Chorale, Brockton Symphony, R.I. Civic Chorale and Orchestra, and the North Carolina Symphony. She has appeared with Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Opera Theatre and the Boston Early Music Festival. She is a favorite soloist for Pops concerts and musical theatre appearing with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Hillyer Festival Orchestra, North Shore Music Theatre, American Classics, and New England Light Opera. Her versatility also extends to jazz including concerts with the Orchestra at Indian Hill and with the Rusty Scott Quartet at the historic Mishler Theatre, in PA. An acclaimed recitalist, Ms. Danton has performed on the N.Y. Trinity Church Concert Series in N.Y.C. and the Twentieth Century Music Series at the N.Y. Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. She has performed at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Martha'sVineyard Chamber Music Festival, Yale Center for British Art, Meeting House Chamber Music Festival, Firebrand Chamber Music Series, and the Mount Auburn Concert Series. Ms. Danton has several solo recordings on Albany Records and Newport Classic and on New England Light Opera’s world premiere recording of Yes, Yes Jeanette! Television credits include documentaries for PBS and Lifetime.
Mark Morgan, baritone
Mark Morgan (performer and producer) has been singing professionally for nearly 30 years, and has been producing shows in Massachusetts since 2003. As the founder and Artistic Director of New England Light Opera, he oversaw an organization that performed operetta, musical theater, art song, and cabaret in hundreds of performances, with hundreds of professional artists, in over 25 towns around Massachusetts. NELO debuted in 2003 with the first performance in 30 years in Boston of Lehar's The Merry Widow (with full orchestra.) It continued on with major shows by Gilbert and Sullivan, Romberg, and Offenbach; original revues (created by Morgan) of the music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and more; and two original shows, Yes Yes, Jeanette! and Smooth Sailing. As a singer and actor, he was featured in the award winning Boston professional premieres of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins and Sunday in the Park With George (Lyric Stage Company.) He has also had principal roles with Ocean State Lyrics Opera, Seacoast Repertory Theater, Ohio Light Opera, and the Colorado Lyric Theater Festival. He has also appeared extensively throughout eastern Massachusetts as a soloist for various choruses and ensembles including Capella Clausura, A Joyful Noyse Early Music, The Bostonians, Boston Academy of Music, and many more. He is the Director of Music at Hancock Church in Lexington, and has served on the voice faculties of Boston College and Eastern Nazarene College. He holds Master's degrees in both vocal performance and choral conducting from the Eastman School of Music.
Sarah Troxler, piano
Sarah Troxler (piano) is an active musical collaborator throughout the greater Boston area, having earned her Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. She earned her B.A. in Piano Performance at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA, where she is currently an adjunct music professor. Ms. Troxler is active in community music programs, serving on staff with the Quincy-based South Shore Performing Artists’ Concert Series and Quincy Summer Singers. She serves as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at Longy School of Music of Bard College, Brandeis University, and with Cambridge Summer Opera Company, as well as serving as Minister of Worship at North Street Community Church in Hingham. Her instrumental arrangements of favorite Christmas tunes can be heard on North Street’s Advent album Coming Home