MGM IN CONCERT
MGM in Concert is a musical tribute to the wonderful musicals produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Other studios were producing musicals but none could compare to MGM.
New songs and standards from legendary original musicals: Singing in the Rain – American in Paris – Gigi – Easter Parade – Meet Me in St. Louis – The Bandwagon – Harvey Girls – Love Me or Leave Me. Wonderful Broadway shows brought intact to the screen: Annie Get Your Gun – Showboat – Brigadoon – Girl Crazy – Unsinkable Molly Brown – Kiss Me Kate – Kismet – Silk Stockings and many, many more. It was said MGM had more stars working for them than you could find in the heavens!
Conceived, directed by, and starring Tony Santamauro. Also starring Jon Peterson and Christy Mauro-Cohen. Musical direction and accompaniment provided by David Cohen.
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Proceeds from MGM in Concert will be used to help fund P3 Educates+, a one-of-a-kind educational experience that caters to all children – young and old. Designed for individuals, children, and families that are part of the underserved population, P3 Educates+ ventures into the local community having prepared a creative and unique artistic experience that is fine-tuned to meet the specific needs of each group.
Christopher Showerman grew up in rural Michigan and studied music composition at Michigan State University. After teaching music for several years, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. In the past few decades, he has racked up a pocket full of stage and TV credits but is still best known for portraying George in Disney’s George of the Jungle 2. His directorial debut, Radio America, is a music drama that he also wrote the script and songs for. He is delighted to be in a show that combines his love for live theater with his fondness for classic movie musicals!
For a span of more than 3 decades, Jon Peterson has performed professionally in National Broadway Tours, Cruise Ships, Regional Theaters, Children’s Theater, and as a chorister in 14 operas at Opera Pacific including La Boheme at the Hollywood Bowl. As a true triple threat, Jon has worked in the theater as a Producer, Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, Singer, Dancer, and Actor. He currently serves as Executive Artistic Director and Founder of P3 Theatre Company. Some of his favorite theatrical roles include Juan Peron in Evita, Al in A Chorus Line, John Utterson in Jekyll and Hyde, Cornelius Hackl in Hello Dolly, Curly in Oklahoma, and the Governor in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. As an original cast member of MGM in Concert alongside Christy Mauro-Cohen and show creator Tony Santamouro which premiered in Florida in 1996, Jon is thrilled to be producing (and still starring in) this amazing show!
Christy Mauro-Cohen was destined for a career in show business. Under the direction and nurturing of her father, Tony Santamauro, Christy has established a stunning vocal career with performances in such prestigious venues as the Fontainebleau, the Diplomat, and the Newport Resort Hotels; cruise ship appearances aboard the Cunard, Norwegian, and Premiere lines; and recordings of volume sets of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, jazz standards and pop hits. She has opened for Eddie Fischer, Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Klein, Jennifer Holliday, and Jackie Mason and performed for Clint Eastwood at his swearing-in for mayor of Carmel, CA. For the past 15 years she and her husband and pianist, David Cohen, have been the house duo at the famed Derby restaurant in Arcadia. With her one-woman show, she headlined at Merv Griffin’s Resorts International in Atlantic City. She was most recently seen as Eva Peron in Evita for P3 at the Ernest Borgnine theater in Long Beach – some of her other regional credits include Always Patsy Cline in Las Vegas co-starring with Ms. Sally Struthers, Maria in Sound of Music, Daisy Gamble in On a Clear Day…, Guenevere in Camelot, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha. Mabel in Mack and Mabel, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, and has given over 300 performances as Eva Peron in Evita on both coasts. She currently performs her one-woman cabaret show for cruise ships, country clubs, condos, and hotels in Los Angeles, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and Miami.
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