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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

NACO, Feb. 14-16: Jack Everly presents "A Cole Porter Valentine" with Broadway stars including Louise Pitre

National Arts Centre Orchestra / News Release

February 6, 2008

For immediate release

Jack Everly brings A Cole Porter Valentine to the NAC Orchestra Feb. 14-16 with Broadway stars including Louise Pitre and Mark Nadler

Ottawa, Canada Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly returns to the National Arts Centre Orchestra to bring the wit, romance and sophistication of Cole Porters music to CTV Pops audiences just in time for Valentines Day. A Cole Porter Valentine stars Canadian Broadway diva Louise Pitre and five other Broadway stars Ted Keegan, Mark Nadler, Andr McRae, David Krohn and Sarah Hagstrom together with the Ewashko Singers in Southam Hall from Thursday, February 14 to Saturday, February 16 at 20:00.

In addition, concert-goers have the option of continuing the love affair with Cole Porter cabaret-style in the NAC Salon following each concert. Singer-pianist Mark Nadler presents Caf Cole in the intimate 120-seat venue. The $15 ticket for this post-concert cabaret includes a glass of champagne.

A Cole Porter Valentine looks at the many sides of love through the stylish words and clever music of this American music icon. Youll enjoy ballads like True Love and Ive Got You Under my Skin, urbane classics like My Heart Belongs to Daddy, and I Get a Kick Out of You, and just plain fun tunes like Youre the Top, Always True to You in My Fashion, Lets Do It and Blow Gabriel Blow.

Louise Pitre is best known for her Tony-nominated performance singing the songs of ABBA in the wildly popular hit musical Mamma Mia which she performed on Broadway, in Toronto and on tour across the U.S. She has also played leading roles in Les Misrables, Annie Get Your Gun, Piaf and many other musicals. Her TV roles include Taff Baron in the new series MVP and Celines mother in the upcoming mini-series on Celine Dion.

Mark Nadler, who will also perform at the piano in the post-concert Caf Cole, is a multi-award winning entertainer, arranger and director. Aside from appearing regularly at New Yorks famed Algonquin Hotel, he has played principal roles on Broadway and TV. He has a new one-man show, Russian on the Side, opening on Broadway in the 2008-09 season.

Ted Keegan, who starred in The Phantom of the Opera on its National Tour and on television, has the distinction of being the actor who has sung the role of the Phantom in front of the largest audience ever. He made his debut with the NAC performing in Broadway goes British.

Andre McRae has toured Europe and Japan in Porgy and Bess and performed in New York in Encores Kismet. He is currently singing with the Soldiers Chorus and US Army Field Band.

David Krohn joined Jack Everly last October at the NAC in the hit On The Air! Music of the Fabulous 40s. He has recently performed the roles of Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro and Carl-Magnus Malcom in A Little Night Music.

Sarah Hagstrom has received enthusiastic praise for recent performances as Emily Webb in the world premiere of Ned Rorems Our Town, Micala in Carmen, and as Abigail and Mary Warren Robert Wards The Crucible.

Patrons attending A Cole Porter Valentine will have the opportunity to win a trip for two to Paris, compliments of CAA Travel a holiday package valued at up to $5,000 CDN.

Tickets for A Cole Porter Valentine with the NAC Orchestra February 14 to 16 at 20:00 are on sale now at $29.00, $34.00, $39.00, $49.00, $59.00, $69.00 with box seats at $86.00 (GST and Facility Fee included) at the NAC Box Office (Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00), and through Ticketmaster (with surcharges) at 613-755-1111. Ticketmaster may also be accessed through the NACs website at www.nac-cna.ca. Subscriptions for the season are also still available by calling the Subscription Office at 613-947-7000, ext. 620.

Half-price tickets for students in all sections of the hall are on sale in person at the NAC Box Office upon presentation of a valid student ID card. Same-day Live Rush tickets (subject to availability) for full-time students (aged 13 to 29) are $10 at the NAC Box Office between 14:00 and 18:00 on the day of performance only, upon presentation of a valid Live Rush card.

Groups of 10 and more save 15% to 20% off the regular price of tickets to NAC Music, Theatre and Dance performances. To reserve your seats call 613-947-7000 ext. 384 or email grp@nac-cna.ca.

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Jane Morris

Communications Officer/Agente de communication

National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre national des Arts

Telephone/Tlphone: 613-947-7000 x 335

Fax: 613-996-2828

www.nac-cna.ca

www.artsalive.ca

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