The music of Stephen Schwartz will kick off the Arts for the Community at Thomas University (ACTU) season.
Arts for the Community at Thomas University presents the music of Stephen Schwartz on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Thomasville Center for the Arts, 600 E. Washington St. as the opening concert of the Sundays at Four series.
The program will also feature the performers Lisa Mitchell, Jake Armstrong, Neal Ford, Cara Mason, Karl Barton and Rebecca Fadell with pianist Jim Amend.
Schwartz started his career by writing music and new lyrics for “Godspell.” Next, he wrote music and lyrics for “Pippin and The Magic Show.” When “Godspell” moved from off-Broadway to Broadway in 1976, Schwartz then had three successful shows running on Broadway at the same time.
His songs on the cast albums for “The Baker’s Wife” helped him keep the show in motion ever since it failed to reached Broadway in 1976. “Children of Eden” is his second most popular show for regional theaters. He co-adapted Working and wrote lyrics for Rags before transferring some of his creative energy to Hollywood.
Schwartz wrote lyrics for the film scores for “Pocahontas and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and songs for “The Prince of Egypt.” He won two Oscars for his work on “Pocahontas,” including Best Song “Colors of the Wind” and his contributions of lyrics and score, and one for “The Prince of Egypt” song “When You Believe.”
See Thursday's edition for more details.