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Let Me Sing

A Musical Evolution

An evening of songs by
great composers, including
Irving Berlin, George Cohan,
and George Gershwin

Created by Michael Bush,
Michael Aman, and Joel Silberman

"My whole point is that the songs from the
American musical theatre defined us as Americans
to the rest of the world in a time period
when the definition of Americans was cloudy."

Director Michael Bush, Playbill.com


Stephanie Block
as Molly

Gretha Boston
as Ethel

Andre de Shields
as Bill

Danny Gurwin
as George

Marla Schaffel
as Irene

Randy Skinner
as Buddy

Venues and dates

Let Me Sing at Charlotte Repertory Theatre

(Logo courtesy of
Charlotte Repertory Theatre)

January 11–February 9, 2003

Charlotte Repertory Theatre
Booth Playhouse
Charlotte, North Carolina

129 West Trade Street, Suite 401
Charlotte, NC 28202
Driving directions
Parking information

$24 to $31
Buy online or call (704) 372-1000.

Tuesday–Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m.
(plus a 7:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, February 2)

Opening night is Thursday, January 16, 2003.

(Logo courtesy of
George Street Playhouse)

December 4, 2002–January 4, 2003

George Street Playhouse
New Brunswick, New Jersey

9 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Opening night is Friday, December 6, 2002.


"I Hear America Singing: A Conversation with Michael Bush"
George Street Playhouse website
Charlotte Repertory Theatre website
"Let Me Sing Cast Has Schaffel, Gurwin, de Shields, Skinner, Boston and Block" (Playbill.com)

About the show

Cast member Randy Skinner:

"The six of us represent, throughout the history of the musical theatre, different famous characters at the time, and what was going on in their personal lives. There was a lot of heartache. People were singing their guts out and dancing their guts out, but behind the scenes there was a lot going on because of the Depression and the times and the politics and the black-white issue."

Source: Playbill.com

Director Michael Bush:

"I have been teaching History of the American Musical Theatre for the last eight years at Brooklyn College in New York City. In those eight years I began to realize how this most American of theatrical forms, the musical, and its songs actually defined us to the rest of the world during the early years of the 20th century, before talking pictures and television. I contemplated writing a book, but decided to create a show instead, and the result is Let Me Sing. With choreography by Randy Skinner (Broadway’s Tony Award-winning 42nd Street) and under my direction, Let Me Sing features more than 30 classic songs such as 'Alexander’s Ragtime Band,' 'Look for the Silver Lining,' and 'A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody.' The show not only traces the history of the art form but also explores how it defined the American character and spirit."

Source: Charlotte Repertory Theatre

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Other spotlight pages:
My Fair Lady (2005)
The Sound of Music
My Fair Lady (2002)
They All Laughed!

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