A NIGHT AT THE TONYS announced at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, July 23

The Gulf Coast Symphony presents A Night at the Tonys. Enjoy music from your favorite musicals of today and yesterday!

The program includes songs from the shows Evita, Sound of Music, West Side Story, Cabaret and Guys & Dolls and more. Dress to walk our red carpet and enjoy a magical night of winning songs with Broadway guest stars Mark Sanders and Gulf Coast Symphony debut Heather Ivy.

Heather Ivy, an internationally acclaimed modern classical soprano, has made a career navigating effortlessly through Broadway, opera and pop favorites. From Bocceli to Broadway, Heather’s versatility and genuine warmth shine through in everything she does. Her professional career began with the international Broadway tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, followed by sold-out cabaret shows around New York. Other favorite productions include: The Producers, The Music Man, Urinetown, Little Women, Guys and Dolls, Don Giovanni and Elisir d’Amore.

Mark Sanders has appeared in numerous productions and concerts around the world, including regular performances with the Gulf Coast Symphony. Mark was seen as Perchik on the national Broadway tour of Fiddler on the Roof with Theodore Bikel and recently performed Harry Bright in Mamma Mia at the Actors’ Playhouse in Miami. Mark has performed at such prestigious theaters as Lincoln Center, Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh CLO, North Shore Music Theater and Sacramento Music Circus.

The show will take place Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW (13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers). Tickets for A Night at the Tony’s cost between $29 and $59 and can be purchased online at GulfCoastSymphony.org or by calling the box office at (239) 481-4849.

Founded in late 1995 by its current Music Director and CEO, Dr. Andrew Kurtz, the Gulf Coast Symphony (GCS) is today the second largest nonprofit performing arts organization in Lee County. The Gulf Coast Symphony (GCS) strives to defy convention – with its rich tradition of unique and innovative collaborations across multiple genres and disciplines, dynamic high-quality musical performances, active community engagement, and our commitment to social change. through art education. Our ultimate goal is to use music and the arts as a vehicle to unite and strengthen our community. The Gulf Coast Symphony is one of Southwest Florida’s cultural gems and one of the most dynamic orchestras in the United States. The GCS includes the Gulf Coast Symphony, the Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra, the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective and the Music & Arts Community Center (MACC) which opened in January 2021. The GCS features over 100 programs that showcase the best of classical music, jazz, world music, dance, opera, cinema and musical theatre. The Symphony Orchestra performs at both the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and its more intimate 300-seat theater at MACC. For more information www.GulfCoastSymphony.org

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