Wake Up to Broadway: A Morning of “Kander” with Fred Ebb
Doug Coblens and Jay Berman
We’ve all heard of Lerner and Lowe and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Steven Sondheim? Of course. But Kander and Ebb? Many people say they’ve never heard of them, yet they wrote Cabaret, one of the most produced musicals of all time. Doug Coblens has written a show that hopes to help Fred Ebb’s name rise from obscurity. He will perform his show, accompanied on the piano and in song by Osher’s own Jay Berman. Join them for a tour through the life and music of lyricist Fred Ebb and his partner, John Kander.
Instructor: Performers: Doug Coblens is an attorney in the entertainment industry with clients including HGTV and the Travel Channel. He saw his first Broadway musical when he was nine years old and has been hooked ever since. He has performed in regional theaters in New York, Chicago, Boston, Sedona, and Banff, Canada. Writing A Morning of “Kander” with Fred Ebb was a passion project, and he is thrilled to perform the show at Osher.
Jay Berman is a classically trained pianist who finally quit his day job as an ophthalmologic and ocular surgeon to concentrate strictly on musical pursuits. He is currently the pianist and vocalist with High Society Jazz Band and plays a key role in virtually every Osher Theater World production in which music is involved. One of his recent projects was founding a Carole King Beautiful tribute duo with his musical partner, vocalist Janet Hammer, which he performed at Osher last year.
Coordinator: Eileen Coblens
Course Number: OSHR-70019 Credit: 0 units
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Day and Time:
Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.