This is not Ben Folds first time to perform with a live orchestra. In recent years, he has traveled around the world to play with some of the most popular symphonies. Audiences are amazed with his diverse talent, as he transforms pop music into compositions suitable for strings, winds and brass.
Rent became a cult classic when it was first seen on Broadway in 1996. Since then, the musical has toured the country many times. It has received critical acclaim, including the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1996. It also has a special place in my heart, as it was the first Broadway production that I ever saw on-stage. When it debuts at Casa Manana, audiences are sure to be blown away by the amazing songs and deep rooted message of this musical.
Even though Sir Paul will not be there to join in the festivities, this concert is sure to blow the roof off the Bass Hall. Imagine a packed house full of Beatles and McCartney fans reminiscing about times when the Fab Four was still together. Hopefully, it will not be like the Ed Sullivan Show, where music lovers could not hear the band through the screams of love-stricken teenage girls.