An Evening with MARC SHAIMAN and his Music


Sleepless in Seattle, Hairspray, Beaches, Sister Act, Smash and more!


Marc Shaiman, pianist, performer, composer, lyricist, orchestrator and musician
Steven Reineke, conductor
Rory Donovan, vocalist
Elizabeth Stanley, vocalist
Shayna Steele, vocalist
and Special Guest Appearances by Marissa Jaret Winokur and Jenifer Lewis
Musical theatre and vocal arts majors from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts-(SDSCPA)
Coronado School of the Arts Musical Theatre and Drama Conservatory
Jeff Atmajian & Samuel Hoad, music supervisors
Lou Mirabal, executive producer
Allen J. Sviridoff, concert producer
San Diego Symphony Orchestra

About the Concert

Award-winning composer, lyricist, orchestrator and musician Marc Shaiman brings his genius to the stage with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in the World Premiere of an evening celebrating his beloved music from TV, film and theater. This variety show-style concert will include stories about his work with such superstars as Martin Short, Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan LaneBette Midler, Billy Crystal and more! Exciting award-winning songs include: "You Can't Stop the Beat" (from his Tony Award-winning show Hairspray), "It Had to be You," "Some Like it Hot," "Let Me be Your Star," "A Wink and a Smile," "I Will Follow Him," "Wind Beneath My Wings" and (from South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut) "Blame Canada". You'll also hear excerpts from some of Shaiman's famous scores from motion pictures:  Mary Poppins Returns, City Slickers, The American President, The First Wives Club and Patch Adams.

About Marc Shaiman

Marc Shaiman has been Oscar-nominated seven times (for Mary Poppins Returns [2 noms], Sleepless in Seattle, Patch Adams, The First Wives Club, The American President and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut). He has received three Tony Award nominations (winning one for writing the music to Hairspray and lyrics with co-lyricist Scott Wittman), five Grammy® Awards nominations (winning two for The Original Cast Recordings of Hairspray and for Some Like it Hot), twelve Emmy Award nominations (winning one for his work on one of Billy Crystal’s Academy Award hosting appearances), four Golden Globe nominations (including The Star, song co-written with Mariah Carey) and two BAFTA nominations (Sleepless In Seattle and Mary Poppins Returns).

Shaiman's film work includes Beaches, When Harry Met Sally, Misery, City Slickers, The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, A Few Good Men, Sister Act (1 & 2), George of the Jungle, In and Out, Hocus Pocus, The Bucket ListParental Guidance and dozens more. He also served as an Executive Producer of the successful film adaptation of his Broadway musical Hairspray.

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Time 7:30 p.m.
Venue The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
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