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Richard Rodgers celebrated in tribute with Judi Dench

  • Judi Dench is part of an all-star cast to celebrate master musical composer Richard Rodgers. Courtesy

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:2AM

Judi Dench and Gillian Anderson are part of the all-star cast that came together at the Theatre Royal in London to celebrate the master musical composer Richard Rodgers.

Some Enchanted Evening: Richard Rodgers Tribute Gala will be screened at the River Street Theatre in downtown Jaffrey on Saturday at 7 p.m. and again on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m.

This tribute gala celebrates the centenary of the birth of legendary Broadway composer Richard Rodgers. The performance includes songs, dance, staged numbers and anecdotes featuring leading stars from both Broadway and London’s West End.

The cast comprises of luminaries drawn from Oklahoma!, Kiss Me, Kate! Chicago, The King and I as well as other productions from television and the London stage, including Judi Dench, Sally Burgess, Kim Criswell, Gillian Anderson, Lesley Garrett, Maureen Lipman and Ruthie Henshall.

The concert features many of Rodgers’ best loved classics: “Manhattan,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Johnny One-Note,” “Getting to Know You,” “Kansas City” from Oklahoma!, “I Have Confidence,” “My Funny Valentine,” “To Keep My Love Alive,” “If I Loved You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “Oklahoma!” One of many great highlights is the sight of a somewhat mature in years Judi Dench wearing pigtails and performing the most knowing and hilarious version of “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” ever seen on stage.

Tickets for Some Enchanted Evening: A Richard Rodgers Tribute Gala are $15 each. A discounted ticket of $13 is available for seniors, active military, students, and teachers. Group sales and private screening parties are also available.

More program and schedule information, as well as ticket purchases, can be found at RiverSt.org or by calling the RST Box Office (603) 532-8888.

The after hours box office can be reached by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.

The River Street Theatre is located in downtown Jaffrey at 6 River St.