WOLFEBORO — On Saturday, July 18 Great Waters Music festival will present The Best of Broadway at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingswood Arts Center in Wolfeboro. Under the direction of conductor Christopher Shepard, the Great Waters Chorus and Orchestra will perform hits from Broadway shows Mame, 42nd Street, Oliver, Anything Goes, Titanic and West Side Story. This year, the chorus will feature soloist Lauren Jelencovich.
Jelencovich has already garnered great acclaim for her portrayals of opera and musical theatre roles throughout the United States and abroad. She is currently on tour with Yanni as his featured vocalist and can be seen and heard on his DVDs, CDs, and PBS Specials, including Yanni: Live at El Morro! Lauren is featured on his latest album, Inspirato, singing the song Usignolo (Nightingale) alongside other artists such as Plácido Domingo and Renèe Fleming. She made her Off-Broadway debut in The Music Teacher and at Opera Theatre of St. Louis in A Little Night Music, directed by Isaac Mizrahi. She has performed at venues such as Radio City Music Hall, the Burj Khalifa, the Kremlin, Carnegie Hall, Nokia Theatre Live in Los Angeles, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and the Santa Barbara Bowl. Lauren has won competitions such as Ed McMahon's Star Search and Andrea Bocelli's World Scholarship. She was featured in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People and Teen Magazine. Lauren is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Her solo album, Wildest Dreams, can be bought on iTunes or through her website www.laurenjelencovich.com
This Great Waters performance is being sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Great Waters Music Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing outstanding musical performances to people living in and visiting the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Thanks to all who have contributed to this organization, it is able to provide high quality musical performances at reasonable prices with tickets for this event ranging from $20 to $50. Information and tickets for all performances are available at the office at 15 Varney Road in Wolfeboro, by calling 603-569-7710, or online at www.greatwaters.org.