Bright Lights, Big Stars: It’s Broadway Voices!

Collectively, they have starred in many of Broadway’s biggest shows over the past two decades: Les Miserables, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray and more.

Now, Broadway stars are coming to Garner once again for the third annual Broadway Voices concert series. World-class vocalists and award-winning stars David Burnham and Alli Mauzey , along with returning Broadway Voices alum Craig Schulman , will be in Garner performing favorite songs from their most popular roles.

Broadway Voices is an award-winning collaborative effort among the Garner Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Garner and local businesses to bring three of Broadway’s best to the Garner Performing Arts Center for a series of one-night-only full-length concert performances.

Performance dates include: Dec. 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m. – David Burnham As one of the top young performers on Broadway today, Burham has starred in multiple Tony Award-winning productions such as Wicked, The Light in the Piazza and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

March 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m. – Craig Schulman

Schulman is the only actor to have performed three of Broadway’s most demanding lead roles: Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and the dual leads in Jekyll and Hyde. Equally adept at singing opera, Schulman has also performed in Carmen, Die Fledermaus and Madama Butterfly, among others. His solo concerts have played before sold-out audiences throughout the country.

May 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m. – Alli Mauzey

Currently starring on Broadway as Glinda in Wicked, Mauzey made her Broadway debut as Brenda in Hairspray in 2003. She later starred as Lenora in the Broadway musical Cry Baby, for which she won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Drama League Award. She first starred as Glinda in the Broadway production of Wicked in 2008-2009. Mauzey also played the title character in a concert version of Cinderella with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

Broadway Voices series tickets are currently on sale at $75, for attendance at all three performances. Tickets are available via the Garner Chamber of Commerce.

“Over the past couple of years, Garner has been in the national spotlight after producing an American Idol, a Miss North Carolina, multiple new business announcements and more,” said Neal Padgett, president of the Garner Chamber. “It is so wonderful to be able to bring in these esteemed Broadway veterans to our thriving community and continue to build upon the growth and recognition of our town.”

For tickets or more information about the Broadway Voices concert series, contact the Garner Chamber of Commerce at (919) 772-6440.

Veterans Day Observances

This Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m., a Veterans Day observance will be held at the Garner Performing Arts Center. Reuben Young, secretary of the N.C. Department of Public Safety, will be keynote speaker, and the Garner Magnet High School symphonic band will perform patriotic music.

Next Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m., a groundbreaking will take place for the Garner Veterans Memorial, at the memorial site at Lake Benson Park. The memorial will honor all veterans, particularly those Garner residents who died during a military conflict. For more information or to purchase memorial bricks or benches at the site, contact Faye Gardner at (919) 772-6440 or

Lake Benson Park is located at 921 Buffaloe Road in Garner.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *