Bayou City Concert Musicals continues its popular cabaret series with One Kiss: The Music of Sigmund Romberg.
Sigmund Romberg was born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1889 and immigrated to the United States in 1909. He worked as a pianist and eventually started his own orchestra, which brought him to the attention of the Shubert Brothers. In 1914, they hired him to write his first Broadway show, The Whirl of the Wind. Throughout the 1920s, he continued to write hits like Blossom Time (1921), The Student Prince (1924), The Desert Song (1926) and The New Moon (1928). He collaborated with George Gershwin on Rosalie (1928).
Though he wrote primarily in the operetta style popular when he began his career, many of his songs transcended the genre and have become jazz and pop standards, thanks to memorable interpretations by the likes of Billie Holliday, Barbra Streisand and Bobby Darin.
BCCM's cabaret evening will feature Romberg's music sung in a wide variety of styles, with commentary by director Paul Hope about the life of the composer.
Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
The Performance Centre at The Ensemble Theatre 3535 Main St. Houston, TX 77004