• El Capitan Theatre to proudly host A TRIBUTE TO RICHARD M. SHERMAN

    On Sunday January 8 at 7:00 pm, the El Capitan Theatre presents a very special concert -- A TRIBUTE TO RICHARD M. SHERMAN, with international concert and recording artist Rob Richards, the theatre’s own house organist, performing on the world famous El Capitan Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

    The program is a musical multi-media showcase saluting the legendary composer/lyricist Richard Sherman, who will make a special appearance, along with some rare film clips of his work. The concert also features special musical guests -- Nashville Pianist Alex Zsolt and Hollywood Maestro Richard Allen, along with many special surprises.

    Sherman is no stranger to the El Capitan Theater. In 2007, he appeared as part of a special panel during a limited Sing-Along Engagement of Mary Poppins in the historic Hollywood Theater.



    Here's the full press release...

    A wonderful musical celebration!
    Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre Presents

    A TRIBUTE TO RICHARD M. SHERMAN
    OF THE AWARD-WINNING SHERMAN BROTHERS


    with El Capitan's own house organist,
    international concert and recording artist ROB RICHARDS
    at the world famous El Capitan Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ

    A musical multimedia showcase of the Disney Legend's Life and Music,
    plus rare film clips and a special performance by Mr. Sherman, himself


    Sunday January 8 at 7:00 pm


    Hollywood (December 22) – On Sunday January 8 at 7:00 pm, the El Capitan Theatre presents a very special concert -- A TRIBUTE TO RICHARD M. SHERMAN, with international concert and recording artist Rob Richards, the theatre’s own house organist, performing on the world famous El Capitan Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

    The program is a musical multi-media showcase saluting the legendary composer/lyricist Richard Sherman, who will make a special appearance, along with some rare film clips of his work. The concert also features special musical guests -- Nashville Pianist Alex Zsolt and Hollywood Maestro Richard Allen, along with many special surprises.

    Tickets are available now at the El Capitan box office, at 1-800-Disney6 and online at www.elcapitantickets.com

    Richard M. Sherman and his brother Robert are probably best known for their songs from Mary Poppins, winning two Oscars® for best score and best song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee"), while "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" became a pop hit entering the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1965. The stage adaptation of Mary Poppins continues on Broadway and on tour in North America, Australia, and Europe. The Shermans composed "It's a Small World" for the 1964 World's Fair, and it later became a mainstay at the Disney theme parks.

    During the Sherman Brothers' 13-year career at Disney (1960-73), they received four Academy Award® nominations for more than 200 songs they wrote for 27 films and two-dozen television productions. They also wrote music for a number of theme park attractions, including the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland. In 1951, the Sherman Brothers' first song, "Gold Can Buy You Anything But Love" was recorded by cowboy crooner Gene Autry and played daily on his radio show.

    Their big break came in 1958, when Mouseketeer Annette Funicello recorded their song "Tall Paul," which shot up to number seven on the charts and sold 700,000 singles. The Sherman Brothers continued to write a string of top ten hits for Annette, including "Pineapple Princess," when Walt Disney took notice and soon hired them as staff composers. Over the years, they contributed to such films as The Parent Trap, The Jungle Book, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and the entire Winnie the Pooh series, including Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, as well as television shows, such as Zorro and Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.

    Among their last projects before leaving Disney were songs for EPCOT Center and Tokyo Disneyland. In 1998, the brothers returned to Disney to compose music for The Tigger Movie. They also penned their autobiography, Walt's Time: From Before to Beyond. Outside of their work for Disney, The Sherman Brothers composed the score for the film musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which was later adapted for the stage, among many others, as well as the original musicals Over Here and Busker Alley. Recently, Richard Sherman contributed a new song to the hit film, “Iron Man 2,” had a CD of original compositions entitled “Forbidden Dreams” released, and collaborated with Milt Larsen on the book and score for the stage musical PAZZAZZ!
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