SUNRISE ON SUNSET

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Sunset Boulevard is the birthplace of the music, the stars, the stories, and the history of Los Angeles. Stroll north one mile from The Wallis and you’ll find yourself on Sunset where Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents sat poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel dreaming up the Jets and the Sharks, and Pearl Bailey and Louis Bellson wowed the crowds at Ciro’s. With rocking performances from "Hotel California" to West Side Story and classics from The Beach Boys to Frank Sinatra and much more, Sunrise on Sunset sets the stage for a season-long party in the streets where the L.A. sound was made. Music comes to life along the gritty and glitzy 22-mile stretch called Sunset Boulevard and inspires us all!

 
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Brandon victor dixon, vocals

We are thrilled to welcome superstar of the stage, Brandon Victor Dixon! Brandon Victor Dixon is a two-time Tony and GRAMMY-nominated performer, with credits including Hamilton, Shuffle Along, The Color Purple, Motown: The Musical, NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar, and RENT on FOX. 

 

ABOUT OUR ARTISTS

kecia lewis, vocals

We welcome back to the MUSE/IQUE stage, Kecia Lewis! Kecia Lewis raised the roof in our performance Etta At Last this past September. On Broadway, she originated the roles of Asaka, Trix, and Ida Mae in Once on This Island, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Leap of Faith, respectively.

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The dc 6 singers, vocals

The DC6 Singers are a collective of dynamic a cappella, gospel, and Motown singers. The DC6 Singers have brought their shared performances to audiences across the country via film, national television, and countless times on the MUSE/IQUE stage.

KAVEH RASTEGAR, bass

Kaveh Rastegar is a founding member of the GRAMMY-nominated quintet Kneebody. He's also toured with superstars like John Legend (and also appeared as his fictional counterpart in La La Land), and served as musical director for singer/hitmaker Sia. As a songwriter, he’s penned songs with and for heavy-hitters like Bruno Mars and  Cee Lo Green, among others. 

alan steinberger, piano

Alan Steinberger is a first-call concert and studio musician. In addition to performing with MUSE/IQUE since its inception, Alan serves as principal pianist/keyboardist for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and Los Angeles Ballet Orchestra, is a frequent sub or extra with the L.A. Philharmonic and a featured guest artist with the Pacific Symphony.

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jamey tate, drums

Jamey Tate is a drummer, and, since moving to Los Angeles, has become one of the most sought-after musicians on the national touring and studio scenes. He has performed and created arrangements for some of MUSE/IQUE's stellar performances, most recently in last year's L.A. Composed. 

ERROL COONEY, guitar

Errol Cooney is a professional musical director, producer, touring and session guitarist. Errol is currently Janet Jackson's guitar player and has spent several years working with Stevie Wonder. He has worked on a variety of national television broadcasts, including The Tonight Show, The GRAMMYs, and The Kennedy Center Honors.

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adrienne woods, cello

Adrienne Woods is a cellist and performer who has played studio work, orchestral works, television shows and toured with many star artists. Adrienne has been featured on The Voice, American Idol, The Tonight Show, and the GRAMMYs. She has toured with the Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Arianna Grande, Hans Zimmer, and Adele. 

PAUL CARTWRIGHT, violin

Paul Cartwright is a violinist who has been a soloist for both the Los Angeles Philarmonic & Chicago Symphony. Paul is a first-call studio player, a respected jazz artist, and the "signature sound" of such television hits as "Battlestar Galactica," "Caprica," "The Walking Dead," and now the pirate adventure series "Black Sails" on Starz.

 

Thank you to our generous season sponsors:

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The Havner Family Foundation, The Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation, Anonymous, Alyce de Roulet Williamson, Ellen and Harvey Knell, Donna Gibson, and Michael Casey.

A special thank you to Gale Kohl, our champagne welcome sponsor!