Wilmington Symphony Presents
On Saturday, March 15th at 8:00 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium, Broadway veterans Amy & Ben Wright will take the stage with The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra for Symphony Pops! Broadway Then & Now. The evening promises to feature Broadway hits such as "On my Own" from Les Miserables, "Memory" from CATS!, "For Good" from Wicked, and many others!
Amy Wright made her Broadway debut in 1996 in the Tony-nominated Rodgers and Hammerstein musical State Fair. She can also be heard on the original cast album, and was a featured dancer on the 1996 Tony Awards. She has also appeared in numerous national television commercials and print advertisements for Chevrolet, Hardees, Vidal Sasson and Nikon. In 2002, Amy released her album, Begin To Believe, a collection of music that she wrote, recorded and produced for children of all ages.
Amy says of her preparations for the concert, "I'm especially excited to hear the Symphony, The Wilmington Girl's Choir and Ben collaborate and perform my song, "It Starts WIth A Voice."
Ben Wright originated the role of "Jack" on Broadway in the Grammy Award winning musical Into the Woods. Ben's film and TV credits include Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July, NBC's Movie of the Week Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes with Max Von Sydow, and the ABC drama series Capital News. He also appeared in Penny Marshall's Renaissance Man with Danny Devito, the Ford's Theatre production of Hot Mikado and originated the role of "Wayne Frake" on Broadway in State Fair.
Ben comments about working with conductor, Steven Errante, "Steve is a local treasure. Wilmington is lucky to have him here and we're looking forward to performing under his baton."