This is a Celebrity Series at Home Digital Performance
Digital performance tickets are sold individually or as an add-on to a subscription that originates with a live, in-person performance. A subscription must include at least one in-person performance, and digital performance tickets are not eligible for exchanges, even for qualified subscribers. This performance streams live on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm from GBH Calderwood Studio, Boston and available on demand until Thursday, January 27 at 7:00 pm.
Rob Kapilow gives his one-of-a-kind What Makes it Great? treatment to the music of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, a duo “virtually synonymous with the blockbuster Broadway musical” (PBS). It’s a must-see event for anyone who enjoys Broadway or Hollywood musicals, but the truth is, with Rob Kapilow at the helm, you’ll end up becoming a fan of whatever subject he’s presenting.
In this equally entertaining and educational series, Kapilow doesn’t just perform great music and provide the facts about it; he equips audiences to hear it like they might otherwise never have, "opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear,” as stated in his bio. He’s the rare kind of teacher whose insightfulness matches his sincere enthusiasm, and the even rarer kind of teacher whose one-size-fits-all approach engrosses novices and experts alike. Come find out why shows like My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, and Gigi became such enduring smash hits—and have a good time doing it!
Acclaimed singers Emily Albrink and Ben Jones join Kapilow to perform the songs going under the What Makes it Great? microscope.
“Not since the late Leonard Bernstein has classical music had a combination salesman-teacher as irresistible as Kapilow… He’s as lively as a top-flight sports announcer and as entertaining as a stand-up comedian. But he’s also got substance in spades.”Kansas City Star
“Successful presenters guide listeners into treacherous scores. They offer essential information and then supervise listeners as they attempt to hear the music in a new way—hopefully with a new sense of wonder. If they do their job, their newbies leave better able to listen. Musical tour guide Rob Kapilow and his What Makes It So Great? presentations fit this mold well.”New York City Sun
This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series' LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Innovation Funds.