--The Washington Post
"Delightful! Energetic and sure-footed"
"A glittering showcase of much of the best of the songwriting team's work"
Come hear the music play in First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb, a celebration of the songwriting team who created Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Zorba, and many more hits. Directed by Eric Schaeffer and featuring a 23-piece orchestra conducted by Jon Kalbfleisch and a cast of bright Broadway stars--Heidi Blickenstaff (The Little Mermaid), James Clow (Assassins), Alan H. Green (Sister Act), Leslie Kritzer (A Catered Affair), Patina Miller (Sister Act), and Matthew Scott (Jersey Boys)--the musical revue covers the five-decade partnership of legendary songwriting duo John Kander and Fred Ebb. This "sure-footed and silky-throated" (The Washington Post) showcase includes "The Cell Block Tango," "Maybe This Time," "Ring Them Bells," "Sing Happy," "Razzle Dazzle," and other memorable songs.
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Conceived by David Loud and Eric Schaeffer
Scenic Design by James Kronzer
Costume Design by Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Design by Howell Binkley
Sound Design by Kai Harada
Orchestrations by William David Brohn
Vocal Arranger/Music Supervisor David Loud
Musical Staging by Karma Camp
- First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb Washington Post Washington DC (6/8/12)
- First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb DC Theatre Scene Washington DC (6/15/12)
- To sing, perchance to ‘Dream,’ of two of Broadway’s greats, Kander and Ebb The Washington Post Washington DC (6/13/12)
- About Theater at the Kennedy Center
Watch and Listen
"First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb" In Rehearsal
"First You Dream" Meet the Cast: Alan H. Green
"First You Dream" Meet the Cast: Heidi Blickenstaff
"First You Dream" Meet the Cast: James Clow
"First You Dream" Meet the Cast: Leslie Kritzer
"First You Dream" Meet the Cast: Matthew Scott
"First You Dream" Meet the Cast: Patina Miller
Highlights from “First You Dream”
Musical Theater at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Adrienne Arsht Musical Theater Fund.
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