Broadway performers, orchestra collaborate for production

By Ian Currie

The Waco Symphony Orchestra will be performing a production of ‘Bravo Broadway’ tonight at Baylor University’s Waco Hall.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Student tickets are still available for $10 and are situated in the upper gallery. The box office at Waco Hall will be open and selling tickets until 8 p.m.

The Waco Symphony Orchestra will be collaborating with current Broadway stars Christiane Noll, Anne Runolfsson and Doug LeBrecque as they perform selections from hit broadway shows ‘Cabaret,’ ‘Chicago,’ ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Mamma Mia’ and other world-renowned musical acts. The Waco Symphony Orchestra performs six times a season. Upcoming performances will occur from March.

Waco Hall is located on Seventh Street and Speight Avenue.

Noll has been nominated for a ‘Tony Award’ for best actress in a musical for her role as Mother in the Broadway Musical ‘Ragtime’. She has toured both nationally and internationally and has released four solo albums.

Runolfsson is a veteran Broadway performer with over 20 years experience. She has performed in ‘The Phantom of The Opera’ and ‘Les Miserables,’ amongst others.

LaBrecque has played starring roles such as the Phantom and Raoul in ‘The Phantom of The Opera’. He has toured nationally and internationally, performing with various symphony orchestras across the globe. He recently made his Carnegie Hall debut as a solo artist.

Dr. Stephen Hyde, Baylor’s Mary Franks Thompson professor of orchestral studies, conductor-in-residence and director of orchestral studies, conducts the Waco Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted symphony orchestras across the globe and sits on the board of supervisors at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary.