When he isn't composing hits like "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" (the second longest-running Off-Broadway show), Jimmy Roberts is enchanting audiences with Beethoven, Beatles and Bach, Gershwin, Sondheim, Vivaldi and more in his virtuoso blend of humor, pathos and classical and popular music. As our featured "Legend" at the Theater Guild's season-opening party in Palm Beach, Jimmy will also share stories and insights about how hits are made, including the shows he's working on now in New York. His performance will start at 8:15 and run till 9:15, following hors d'oeuvres and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. and dinner with a glass of wine at 7:00 ($100 per person).
To complete this night of fun and intriguing exploration of musical traditions and hits, the Palm Beach Theater Guild is proud to co-host this opening party and performance with Legends Radio, the station at 100.3 FM founded by Palm Beach's Dick Robinson to showcase the Great American Songbook and artists including Sinatra, Rod Stewart, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Harry Connick, Jr. and more. After Jimmy Roberts' show, the evening will continue with a mix of hits put together for us by Legends Radio. Don't hesitate to break away from talk and your table of old and new friends and dance to these classics. (We'll also sneak in a brief update on news and the 2014-15 plans of the Theater Guild, following on the five shows and two theater parties we presented last season.)
For tickets to our Nov. 5th opening party and performance, call (561) 818-0170, visit our website at pbtheaterguild.org or send checks payable to the Palm Beach Theater Guild to our P.O. Box 667, Palm Beach, Florida 33480. The tickets ($100 per person) will be held at the door, not mailed.
"Rhythmically perceptive voice. Jimmy Roberts showed how such songs should be done." "Mr. Roberts has listened carefully and learned from his forebears, from Rodgers to Sondheim." New York Times
"An unexpectedly refreshing experience. He made the well known melodies sound new and different by ingenious variations and unusual harmonies." Review by Rolf Kaltenborn in The Palm Beach Daily News
For information on Legends Radio, go to http://LegendsRadio.com