December 15th at 7:30pm
Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center
Don’t look now, but year-end Holidays are nearly at hand. Ring them in with a fabulously fun celebration featuring award-winning veterans of Broadway and London’s West End.
Join David Burnham (Wicked, Light in the Piazza) and New Art City Founders Beverly Ward (Anastasia, Epic Proportions) and Kirby Ward (Show Boat, Crazy For You) on December 15th. The trio will bring their special brand of cheer to the Scherr Forum at Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center for a concert that is sure to be the perfect night out!
Get ready to grin and prepare to leave with Three Cheers in your heart!
Want a VIP Experience? When you go to TicketMaster, be sure to reserve a VIP ticket. You’ll enjoy complimentary pre-show bubbly with first look at Silent Auction items. You’ll also have an exclusive post-show onstage pass, where you’ll receive a special New Art City Holiday gift and take advantage of a photo op with David, Bev and Kirby.
And remember, no matter where the season takes you, we hope you’ll be happy, healthy and full of holiday spirit.
DAVID BURNHAM was last seen on Broadway in the musical, Wicked, playing Fiyero, a role that he originated in the workshops of the show. He’s an original Broadway cast member of the musical The Light In The Piazza, performing both on the Tony Awards and the PBS telecast “Live From Lincoln Center.” He is the recipient of the “Helen Hayes Award” for his portrayal of Fabrizio in the national tour of Piazza. Other national tours include playing Joesph in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, and Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar. He has numerous regional theater, film and television credits, and has recorded two solo albums. www.davidburnham.com
KIRBY WARD was the original Bobby Child in the London West End premier of Crazy For You, a performance that garnered him an Olivier Award nomination, a Helen Hayes Award nomination at the Kennedy Center, an album and a chance to meet the Queen. He’s directed and choreographed large and small scale stage productions all over the world, most recently in Inner Mongolia where he guided an original musical about Kublai Khan for the country’s 70th anniversary of independence. Other favorite shows he’s directed and choreographed are Big River, She Loves Me, Grease and Little Shop of Horrors, to name just a few. He’s also written for stage, television and film. His original short film, “Down in the Mouth,” which he wrote, directed and edited, received Best Short Film award at the Kent Film Festival in Connecticut and was featured in four other national and international film festivals around the country, including the Los Angeles International Shorts Film Festival. www.kirbyward.com
Much of BEVERLY WARD‘s professional career has been spent (happily) playing opposite her husband, actor/director/writer Kirby Ward. As a team, they’ve toured the world and have been fortunate enough to perform for royalty and heads of state. At the Hollywood Bowl (in front of 18,000 people) their rendition of “I’ve Got A Crush On You” stopped the show cold. In 2005, they began collaborating as writers and their musical Sunday After Next (an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story “Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime”) has gained them invites to new works festivals across the globe. They’re also in development on Gimme The Desk (a musical version of the screwball classic “His Girl Friday”) and Recipe For Christmas, a musical about a runaway elf/aspiring chef. Bev’s Broadway credits include Epic Proportions and Anastasia. Her National Tour credits include include playing the wisecracking Ellie May Chipley in Hal Prince’s Showboat and the tough as nails Polly Baker in Crazy For You (a portrayal that netted her a Helen Hayes nomination for best actress in a musical while at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC). Regional audiences nationwide have seen her perform countless roles. Bev’s first solo EP, The Noble House of Pancake, was released in early 2016.
This program has been made possible in part through the sponsorship of The Field, with funding provided by the generous donors who support NACT.