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Pendragon presents "The Anthony Newley Story"

SARANAC LAKE Pendragon Theatre in will offer a unique evening of musical theatre Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28 at 8 p.m. Seats for this special event are only $2. The Anthony Newley Story is a vibrant musical journey through the life and times of this actor, singer, pop star, composer and cultural icon. The show is presented and performed by Newleys biographer and friend, the International actor and singer Garth Bardsley star of The Phantom of the Opera and The Best of Times. He is joined by five remarkable young jazz musicians from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Newleys award-winning songwriting collaboration with Leslie Bricusse saw the creation of such evergreens as What Kind of Fool Am I?, Who Can I Turn To?, Gonna Build a Mountain, The Joker, Once In A Lifetime, On A Wonderful Day Like Today, Goldfinger, The Candy Man, and Feelin Good. Other songs featured in the show include Why?, Wives & Lovers, That Old Black Magic, and from Dr Dolittle, Talk To The Animals. The Anthony Newley Story has been touring the UK since 2004. Bardsley studied at Chethams School of Music, St Johns College, Cambridge where he was a Choral Scholar and at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester ,UK. He has worked in film, television and theatre. On television he has been seen in Sherlock Holmes, Coronation Street for Granada Television, The Brothers Grimm for BBC and Emmerdale for Yorkshire Television. In Londons West End, he has starred in The Best of Times, played the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera as well as Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance and as Nanki Poo in The Mikado both for the DOyly Carte Opera Company at the Savoy Theatre. Also in London he created the role of Tony in Paul Webbs highly acclaimed one-man play The Lodger. For more information about The Anthony Newley Story or any of Pendragons summer offerings, contact the theatre at 891-1854 or via e-mail at pdragon@northnet.org

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