May 4, 2016
Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas returns to lead the San Francisco Symphony in Leonard Bernstein’s musical comedy On the Town on May 25, 26, 28 and 29.
The semi-staged performance at Davies Symphony Hall spotlights narrators Tyne Daly and David Garrison. The cast of singers from the most recent Broadway production of On the Town at the Lyric Theatre includes Clyde Alves as Ozzie, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Chip, Tony Yazbeck as Gabey, Megan Fairchild as Ivy and Alysha Umphress as Hildy. Also joining the cast is Isabel Leonard as Claire, Sheri Greenawald as Madame Dilly and Shuler Hensley – returning to perform with MTT following his appearance as Boris in The Thomashefskys – as Pitkin.
MTT and the orchestra are joined by the San Francisco Symphony Chorus under the direction of Ragnar Bohlin.