WABASH — The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra presenting “Broadway Divas” will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. This concert is part of the Wabash Valley Music Association and presented by Wellbrooke of Wabash with seasonal support from F.C. Tucker/Wabash Realty, Oxford Financial Group, Ltd., RK Auction Services, LLC and Wabash Valley Abstract Company of Wabash.
Is there room on stage for more than one diva? You’ll find out when Jack Everly and the ISO are joined by Broadway’s best leading ladies Christina Bianco, Mandy Gonzalez, N’Kenge and Kristen Plumley. The performance will include selections from blockbuster hits such as, “Les Misérables,” “Frozen,” “West Side Story,” “Peter Pan” and much more.
Two time Drama Desk Award nominated actress, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco has become a YouTube sensation with her diva impression videos. Christina is best known for her renditions of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Let It Go,” leading to performances on major television programs such as The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show and The Today Show.
Mandy Gonzales possesses one of the most powerful and versatile contemporary voices of our time. She received an OBIE Award and performs concerts in prestigious venues across the U.S. and around the world and has started working on her first solo album.
Described as “electrifying,” N’Kenge’s vocal talent spans a wide range of styles from Broadway to Pop Soul to Opera. She starred in the Michael Jackson Tribute Show World Tour and has also been seen as a soloist at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony. N’Kenge also had the honor to perform for President Obama at the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball.
Connecticut native Kristen Plumley has performed with many opera companies throughout the country, including the New York City Opera, the Virginia Opera, the Chautauqua Opera and the Lyric Opera of Cleveland to name a few.
Jack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa). He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and appears regularly with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. Maestro Everly will conduct over 90 performances in more than 20 North American cities this season.
Tickets for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra concert are $25, $35 and $45, and may be purchased at the Honeywell Center box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling (260) 563-1102 or visiting www.honeywellcenter.org.
The Honeywell Foundation seeks to provide artistic, social, cultural and recreational opportunities for all. The Foundation operates the Honeywell Center, Honeywell House, Eagles Theatre, Charley Creek Gardens, the Dr. James Ford Historic Home, and the 13-24 Drive In. All programs and activities are supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.