Pops at the Pier: Broadway Our Way

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Pops at the Pier: Broadway Our Way

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Thursday, June 20, 2024
Eldean Boat Shed #3

Lisa Vroman & Doug LaBrecque, soloists

6:00 p.m.
Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra

Program announced from the stage

7:00 p.m.
Holland Symphony Orchestra

Broadway Fantasy Overture
Trolley Song/I Could Have Danced All Night 
I Want to Go Back to Michigan 
76 Trombones
Till There Was You
I Got Rhythm
West Side Story Overture 
Begin the Beguine
In The Still of The Night
Jesus Christ Superstar Overture 
Art is Calling Me 
All I Ask of You 

Thursday, June 20, 2024 Eldean Boatshed #3, Macatawa

Online ticket sales for Pops at the Pier: Back to Broadway have ended.  We have plenty of tickets available for sale at the door, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Click below to see a video from last year's Pops at the Pier concert!

6:00pm Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra
7:00pm Holland Symphony Orchestra with Lisa Vroman and Doug LaBrecque

Pops at the Pier on Thursday, June 20, rain or shine! Two Broadway favorites join your symphony in an extraordinary evening revisiting classic songs from Broadway’s Golden Age and beyond. The most popular tunes from Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Hamlisch, Lloyd Webber and more are sung by Phantom of the Opera stars Lisa Vroman and Doug LaBrecque.  With unforgettable melodies and beautiful lyrics, their incredible vocal talents make this an elegant and memorable evening of beloved songs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I park?

Parking is first come, first served.

What can I eat?

Food trucks from Da Kidd Bar-B-Que, Kitchen 55, and Mezkla will open at 5:30. Beer, wine, and other beverages will also be available for sale.

What time does everything happen?

5:30: Doors open!  Food will be ready!

6:00: Holland Jazz Orchestra performs

7:00: Holland Symphony Orchestra begins, joined by Broadway Stars Lisa Vroman and Doug LaBrecque

Do I need to bring a chair?

We encourage you to bring a chair.  Many people like to bring their own chairs, so they can sit close to the action, on the sides, or sit in the back of the shed or by the open windows to catch the breeze.  We have 700 chairs available on a first come, first served basis. 

What happens if it rains?

Everything at this concert is inside the boat shed except the food trucks.  The concert will happen rain or shine.  Bring an umbrella to get your food.

What about the heat?

HSO will have all possible doors and windows open to encourage airflow.  Keep hydrated and dress lightly!  Beverages will be available.   Bring a chair so you can sit somewhere with the most breeze!

Where are my tickets?

If you selected “Will Call” tickets when you placed your order, your tickets will be available to pick up at the “Will Call” table in the lobby.  All your tickets for the whole season will be stapled together.  Keep your tickets for future concerts.  HSO will not print your tickets again unless you request it.

If you selected “Print at Home” tickets when you placed your order, click on the blue box that says “Print Tickets.”  Bring these tickets to the concert.

If you selected “Mobile Tickets” when you placed your order, click on the blue box that says “View Mobile Tickets.”  Take ascreen shot of each of your tickets. 

If you know you bought tickets but don’t have them, email adykhouse@hollandsymphony.org or call the office (616-796-6780) and we will take care of you.

If you have any questions regarding your order, please contact the HSO office at hso@hollandsymphony.org or 616-796-6780.

Some patrons are sensitive to perfumes, colognes, and other scented products.  Please consider minimizing your use of these products.

Thank you for your continued support of HSO!

This concert is sponsored by University of Michigan Health – West.  Special thanks for the in-kind support of Eldean Shipyard, Waterfront Film Festival and Anchorage Marina Yacht Club.

Doug LaBrecque thrilled theatre audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera. In addition, Mr. LaBrecque has starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of ShowBoat, a role he also performed in Toronto and Chicago. He was featured in Oscar Hammerstein’s 100th Birthday Celebration Something Wonderful on Broadway at The Gershwin Theatre, and toured nationally with Les Miserables. Regionally, Mr. LaBrecque has performed leading roles in CandideA Chorus Line, and Man of LaMancha among many others. A graduate of University of Michigan he was also featured in the world premiere of A Wonderful Life, written by Sheldon Harnick and Joe Raposo, and starred in the premiere revival of Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner’s Love Life. 

One of the most prolific concert performers of his generation, Mr. LaBrecque has been a soloist with some of the world’s finest symphony orchestras including The National Symphony, The Israel Philharmonic (Tel Aviv), The Cleveland Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony, The Detroit Symphony among many others. In the last few years, Mr. LaBrecque’s U.S. appearances have included The Fort Worth Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Houston Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Dallas Symphony, and numerous engagements with The Minnesota Orchestra. 

A frequent guest artist with Marvin Hamlisch, he appeared with Hamlisch at the Ravinia Festival with The Chicago Symphony and with the symphonies of Pittsburgh, San Diego, Baltimore, and numerous others.

In a tribute to Richard Rodgers, Mr. LaBrecque made his Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist with the New York Pops and during that same season he debuted with The Boston Pops. Alongside frequent collaborator Jeff Tyzik, he appeared with both the St. Louis and Seattle Symphony for their Holiday Celebrations as well as numerous performances with the Oregon Symphony, Toronto Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic. Other special engagements have included starring in Cole Porter’s Ambassador Revue with the Opera de Rennes in France, singing with Carole Bayer-Sager at Feinsteins’s in Manhattan and the Cinegrill in Los Angeles, performing alongside Broadway legend Jerry Herman with the Naples Philharmonic, and appearing onstage with Senators Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch (singing together!) at Hickory Hill, the legendary home of Ethel Kennedy. 

International engagements have included The Korean National Symphony in Seoul, Korea, The Shanghai Radio Orchestra in China, The Hong Kong Philharmonic, The Brazilian Symphony Orchestra in Rio De Janeiro, The Jerusalem Symphony, The Moscow Philharmonic, The Malaysian Philharmonic, The Reutlingen Symphony in Germany and numerous return engagements with the Israel Philharmonic and the International Music Festival in The Czech Republic. In 2011 he appeared alongside piano sensation Lang Lang in a concert with The Beijing Symphony broadcast on Chinese Television. In 2017 he sang with the BBC orchestra in Sunday Night is Music Night recorded live on the BBC and featuring the music of George Gershwin.

He has appeared in Alba, Italy as a guest soloist in a tribute to Leonard Bernstein. Mr. LaBrecque has sung the role of Tony in West Side Story(Grant Park Music Festival), Candide (West Virginia Symphony) and Maximillian in Candide (Michigan Opera Theatre and Dayton Opera) and appeared with Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota orchestra in a tribute to Mr. Bernstein. 

Doug’s numerous recordings include Holiday at Peace, a live recording alongside Russian conductor Edvard Tchivzhel and The Greenville Symphony, Broadway Showstoppers, a live recording with Peter Nero and The Philly Pops, Play it Again, Marvin live with The Kalamazoo Symphony and Opening Doors a solo studio recording with The National Symphony of London on Jay Records. He appears on numerous Jay Record albums: I Believe My Heart, My Personal Property, Simply Musicals, A Little Bit in Love, and Showstoppers from Broadway. 

As the Director of Broadway Pops Programming for Greenberg Artists, Doug maintains a busy schedule creating and co-producing original symphonic programs and directing numerous musicals in concert. Mr. LaBrecque is also the Artistic Director of the Oconee Performing Arts Society(OPAS), 80 miles east of Atlanta in Greensboro, GA. 

For upcoming engagements or additional CD information log onto www.DougLaBrecque.com 

From Broadway to Classics, on stage and in concert, Lisa Vroman has established herself as one of America’s most versatile voices.  She has been regarded as a “musical and theatrical marvel” by the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as “one of American Musical Theater’s most beautiful voices” by acclaimed Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh.

Lisa starred for over eight years on Broadway, in San Francisco and in Los Angeles as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. Ms. Vroman starred as Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, making her New York City Opera debut with Paul Sorvino playing the title role.  She starred as Lili Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate with Glimmerglass Opera and the MUNY Theater of St. Louis, Anna Leonowens in The King and I with Lyric Opera of Virginia, and played Marian Paroo in The Music Man with Shirley Jones (Mrs. Paroo) and Patrick Cassidy (Harold Hill) at The Bushnell Theatre in Hartford CT.  Lisa sang the role of Birdie in Regina with Utah Opera, conducted by Keith Lockhart, made her New Jersey Opera debut as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus (directed by Ira Siff), and premiered and recorded two Comic Operas by composers John Musto (Bastianello)and William Bolcom (Lucrezia) with the New York Festival of Song.

Her many performances have included a multi-city concert tour in China, concerts of Cole Porter’s  1928 La Revue des Ambassadeurs with L’Opera de Rennes in France, and playing the role of Maria Callas in Terence McNally’s award winning play, Master Class.

Lisa’s Broadway debut was in Aspects of Love. She was the first to play both Fantine and Cosette in Les Miserables. For PBS she was featured with Colm Wilkinson and Michael Ball in Cameron Mackintosh’s Hey, Mr. Producer! at a Royal Gala at the Lyceum Theatre in London. She sang the role of Johanna in the San Francisco Symphony’s Emmy Award winning PBS production of Sweeney Todd in Concert, with Patti Lupone and George Hearn.  Both are available on DVD. Lisa starred as Laurey in Oklahoma, filmed live in concert for the BBC Proms Festival at Royal Albert Hall in London, played Mary Turner in Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing/Let ’em Eat Cake in concert with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, and played Lucy Brown in Threepenny Opera at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco with Bebe Neuwirth, Nancy Dussault, and Anika Noni Rose. Other roles have included Laurie in The Tender Land, Maria in The Sound of Music,  Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, and Anna 1 in The Seven Deadly Sins. She has sung Maria in West Side Story, Guenevere in Camelot, Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, and Amalia Balash in She Loves Me, as well as many other well-known musical roles.

Lisa is a George London Competition Grant recipient and a 1999 Minerva Award recipient from the State University of New York at Potsdam. She received an Undergraduate degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, a Masters degree in Fine Arts, Opera Performance from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music from SUNY Potsdam. Ms. Vroman has become an active mentor and sought-after clinician with many colleges and universities across the country and around the world.  She has acted as a judge in both the Lotte Lenya Competition for the Kurt Weill Foundation and UCLA’s Walter Jurmann Competition.  In the fall of 2019 Lisa joined the voice faculty of AMDA Los Angeles as part their Bachelor of Fine Arts program.

With a repertoire that ranges from Stravinsky to Weill to Broadway, Lisa is a frequent guest soloist with theater and opera companies, and orchestras including San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, the National, Malaysia, Seattle, Hong Kong, Cleveland, Nashville, Pacific, Utah, Dallas, the Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart, the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and the Philly Pops with Peter Nero. She made her debut at The Hollywood Bowl in Disney’s 75th celebration, singing and dancing with legend Dick Van Dyke in a medley from Mary Poppins. Lisa has sung in concert with composer Stephen Schwartz, organist David Higgs, and the Empire Brass Quintet. Her solo CD, Broadway Classic, features Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and 47 of San Francisco’s finest orchestral players. Lisa had the honor of singing at the Profiles in Courage Award dinner in Boston at the JFK Library, as a guest of the Kennedy family. She has also sung on separate occasions for Queen Elizabeth, former presidents Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, and the Library of Congress.

Lisa is part of an ongoing multimedia symphony project produced by Music Unwound and the Kurt Weill Foundation which features the work of Kurt Weill, Berthold Brecht and Marc Blitzstein. Upcoming engagements include celebrations of Broadway and the music of George Gershwin.

Lisa lives in Pasadena, CA with husband Patrick O’Neil and their beautiful dog Barber.

HSO thanks these business partners for their support of this concert!

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June 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Eldean’s Boat Shed
2150 S. Shore Drive
Holland, 49423 United States
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Holland Symphony Orchestra