The Tony Award-nominated Callaway Sisters return to North Central College Sept. 17 to perform an evening of popular 1960s hits with their show, “Boom!”
Childhood memories come alive when Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway combine musical forces on stage. Through the music of such greats as Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, The Beatles, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder, the sisters share heartwarming and humorous stories of their years growing up in Chicago and New York.
The performance of “Boom!” begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $50 and $45; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
As one of today’s most celebrated sister acts, the Callaway Sisters have put their unmistakable stamp on solos and duets of songs such as “Up, Up and Away,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Downtown,” among other classics.
The New York Times’ review of “Boom!” says the evening features “several near showstoppers. Ann’s expansive ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,’ her gospel rendition of ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ and a slow-burning ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?’ lifted these songs to expressive heights rarely attained by any singer. Liz’s ‘Downtown’ and her fusion of Jimmy Webb’s ‘Didn’t We’ with the middle section of ‘MacArthur Park’ also soared.”
Liz Callaway is an award-winning actress, singer and recording artist who made her Broadway debut in “Merrily We Roll Along.” She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in “Baby” and for five years sang “Memory” as Grizabella in “Cats.”
Off-Broadway, Liz Callaway is also the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s “Aladdin and the King of Thieves” and “The Return of Jafar.” Other film work includes the singing voice of the title character in “The Swan Princess,” as well as “Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride” and “Beauty and the Beast.” She also received an Emmy Award for hosting “Ready to Go,” a daily, live children’s program on WBZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Boston. Visit lizcallaway.com to learn more.
As a champion of the great American Songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway has made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical “Swing!” and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series “The Nanny,” her versatility has made her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television and in film. Visit annhamptoncallaway.com to learn more.
The evening marks the return of the Callaway Sisters to North Central College. They performed their show “Sibling Revelry” at Wentz Concert Hall in 2009.
North Central College’s 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season is supported by a generous grant from the Illinois Arts Council. USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors. This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).