School of Communication

The Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project

Part of the All-Inclusive Festival Package!

Aug. 6 - 7, 2010

Celebrate Johnny Mercer and the Great American Songbook — past, present and future! Featuring some of America’s celebrated and emerging songwriters and singers, this week-long project will conclude with three special events, which are offered as part of the 2010 All-Inclusive season subscription!

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SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE
FREE TO ALL-INCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBERS!
Friday, August 6, 8 p.m.
Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive (directions)

For the fifth year, emerging songwriters from all over the country will treat audiences to an evening of original music, representing the worlds of pop, music theatre, hip hop, folk, Latin and country. A Festival favorite, this annual event is free to our All-Inclusive subscribers! Seating is limited to the first 300 All-Inclusive subscribers and reservations are required.

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
FREE TO ALL-INCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBERS!
Saturday, August 7, 7 p.m.
Pick Staiger Concert Hall

Our 2010 All-Inclusive Subscribers are invited to join us for a complimentary private discussion with Stephen Schwartz prior to this year’s A Celebration of Stephen Schwartz concert! Hosted by ASCAP Director of Musical Theatre Michael Kerker and AMTP Executive Director Dominic Missimi, Mr. Schwartz will share stories from his successful career on Broadway and beyond, as well as a very special song or two! Reservations are required for this exclusive event.

THE JOHNNY MERCER SONGWRITERS PROJECT:
A CELEBRATION OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

Saturday, August 7, 8 p.m.
Pick Staiger Concert Hall

A perfect end to a perfect summer, this star-studded evening honors the legacy of Johnny Mercer by celebrating Tony Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippen, Godspell) for his mentorship of young songwriters. The evening will feature performances from Mr. Schwartz's landmark shows by Broadway star Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Tony-nominated composer/lyricist Craig Carnelia, Grammy Award-nominated composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa, Grammy Award-winning Nashville singer/songwriter Lari White and talented young songwriters from the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project. Mr. Schwartz will be on hand to share a few songs himself, and to honor the legacy of Johnny Mercer and the Great American Songbook – past, present and future!

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Songwriters Showcase
This event is free to All-Inclusive subscribers. Seating is limited to the first 300 and reservations are required. Call 847-491-7282 to reserve with your subscription order.

Behind the Scenes with Stephen Schwartz
This event is free to All-Inclusive subscribers. Reservations are required. Call 847-491-7282 to reserve with your subscription order.

Tickets
For ticket information to Songwriters Showcase and Behind the Scenes with Stephen Schwartz, please contact the TIC Box Office at 847-491-7282.  Tickets to A Celebration of Stephen Schwartz may be purchased online.
Buy Tickets Buy Tickets:
$40 General Public
$35 Seniors (over 65), NU Faculty/Staff, Area Educators/Administrators
$10 Full-time Students

Group discounts are not available for these events.