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TPAC & Studio Tenn present Ken Page

by Cass Teague
Ken Page

TPAC & Studio Tenn will present Ken Page in Cabaret on Stage, Saturday, August 19, at 8:00 p.m. on the James K. Polk Theater Stage. Ken Page is widely known as the voice of “Mr. Oogie Boogie” in Tim Burton’s classic animated film, The Nightmare Before Christmas. His numerous television and film credits include Dreamgirls, Torch Song Trilogy, and All Dogs Go to Heaven. Ken made his Broadway debut as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the all-black revival of Guys and Dolls, and his other Broadway credits include Cats (Old Deuteronomy), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Original Broadway Cast; Drama Desk Award), The Wiz (Lion), and It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues.

In London’s West End, Ken starred in the original cast of Children of Eden (Father) and the concert performance of My One and Only. Ken has performed in cabaret and concert since 1976, most recently at the Eugene O’Neil Cabaret Conference and in the Jazz at Lincoln Center / Mabel Mercer Foundation’s tribute to Nat King Cole. In 2022, Ken appeared in a sold out, critically acclaimed engagement at 54 Below. He is the 2023 recipient of The Mac Awards Lifetime Achievement Honor in cabaret. His solo concert, Page by Page, was recorded live and released on LML Music.

Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performing Arts Center are co-presenting their unique Cabaret On Stage series for a third exciting year this summer and fall. The 2023 Cabaret On Stage series features three intimate evenings on the stage in TPAC’s Polk Theater with legendary Broadway performers. The seriesh began in July with Jason Danieley (The Full Monty, Pretty Woman: The Musical); and now continues with Ken Page (Cats, The Wiz) and concludes September 30, with Emily Skinner (Side Show; Billy Elliot; New York, New York).

Studio Tenn is a professional regional theatre company based in Franklin, Tennessee. Its programming centers around innovative, custom-designed presentations of classic plays and musicals as well as an original “Legacy” series of theatrical concerts celebrating the work of legendary performers and musicians. For more information about its 2022-23 season, visit StudioTenn.org.

Emily Skinner: Broadway, My Way takes the James K. Polk Theater Stage on September 30 at 8:00 p.m. Tony Award® nominee Emily Skinner has captivated audiences around the world with her rich, expressive singing voice and vivacious, magnetic stage presence. Her special solo concert celebration is a dazzling evening filled with glorious music by landmark composers such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe, Kander and Ebb, Stephen Sondheim, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Irving Berlin as well as the theater’s hottest up-and-comers.

Studio Tenn’s landmark 23/24 season brings iconic people and stories to their iconic new venue — The Turner Theater in the Factory at Franklin. Experience Million Dollar Quartet, October 19 – 29, 2023; It’s A Wonderful Life, December 7 – 17, 2023; Driving Miss Daisy, March 7 – 17, 2024; and Cabaret, May 9 – 19, 2024, which will feature a uniquely modified layout with cabaret tables.

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