This year marks Burns’s 60th year in show business. He started as a child actor in the mid-1950s, a teen actor, singer, director and producer in the 1960s. Then, he added composer and lyricist to his resume, churning out one new show every other year in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. He gained experience performing for 2 decades at the Bonfils and was a founding member of the Third Eye Theatre.
Burns’s new show opens January 17th at the state-of-the-art Elaine Wolf Theatre of the Denver Jewish Community Center, a 400 seat art deco jewel near Cherry Creek mall. This new theatre is fully handicap accessible and offers easy, free parking.
The production plays Saturdays and Sundays, with 2 performances each date. Dates are January 17, 18, 24. 25.
To Broadway with Love! is a classic musical revue. Revues are rare currently, as most Broadway shows have plot.
Burns has always cast classically trained young singers and dancers. The current international cast of 11 singers and dancers consist of prize winners of the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, principal Artists of Opera Colorado and Central City Opera, a winner of the regional Metropolitan Opera Auditions, an international concert artist who recently released her 10th CD and a multi-talented Grammy nominated singer/violinist. Cast members include a prominent young Mexican operatic tenor and a London’s West End singer and dancer.
Joining Burns is pianist, conductor, composer and arranger Jeremy Kurn. A Boulder resident, he has written musicals and orchestral works. He leads a 5 piece musical ensemble, writing new arrangements and conducting from the piano.
Kathy Cole, a highly skilled dancer who trained at the Martha Graham Dance Company, is choreographer.
To Broadway With Love! is a family show that is appropriate for all ages. Prior to a tour in 2016, special ticket prices are being offered with excellent seating starting at $9.90. Seating is available for all performances. Contact the Box Office at 720-545-4607 for information and to secure tickets.