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SRO Series Announces Annual Valentine's Concert

Annual Valentine's Day concert presented by Standing Room Only Series at UU Church in downtown Wakefield.

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Wakefield’s Standing Room Only Concert Series reports that its annual Valentine’s concert will take place on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th at 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “100 Years of Broadway.”

The concert will feature songs from The Great American Songbook and will be held at its usual location at the Unitarian Universalist Church on 326 Main Street in downtown Wakefield.

Returning will be Mark Morgan, artistic director of New England Light Opera, joined by singers, Jean Danton, Brian De Lorenzo and Laura K. Smith, accompanied by pianist Doug Hammer.  

Early 20th Century selections will include “So In Love” by Cole Porter, “How Deep is the Ocean” by Irving Berlin, and “I’ve Got Rhythm” by George and Ira Gershwin. Later favorites include “I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight” from Camelot, “Love Makes the World Go Round” from Carnival, and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat from Guys and Dolls.” A selection of Stephen Sondheim songs will be performed as well, including “It Would Have Been Wonderful” from A Little Night Music, “No One is Alone” from Into the Woods, and “Not While I’m Around” from Sweeney Todd.

Contemporary musical selections include “As Long As You’re Mine” from Wicked and “Feels Like Home” from Randy Newman’s Faust.

Tickets are $25 and $30 and can be purchased at www.sroconcerts.org, at Parker Florist (9 Lincoln Street) or by calling 339-203-9366. 

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