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Festival 56 will present ‘A Night with Dexter Brigham: Songs and Stories’

PRINCETON — Festival 56 will present “A Night with Dexter Brigham: Songs and Stories” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St., Princeton. Brigham, the Festival 56 artistic director, will be performing his favorite songs from Broadway and the popular music repertoire.

“In 10 years, Dexter has played many roles, directed many plays and sung many songs for us,” said Maureen Droessler, president of the Princeton Theatre Board, “but he has never presented a concert of his favorite music from Broadway and popular music. This will indeed be a very special evening for people who love musical theatre.”

Brigham will mix stories about the places he has been and the people he has met. Among the songs the audience can expect to hear are: “They Call the Wind Maria,” “If I Can’t Love Her” and “Edelweiss.”

Brigham, a Princeton native, had established a career in musical theatre before he returned home and co-founded Festival 56 in 2003.

At Festival 56, Brigham’s performances have included starring in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” playing Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun and playing the Pharaoh in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” He also directed the Festival productions of “Oklahoma” and “The Sound of Music.”

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by calling 815-879-5656, ext. 11, visiting www.festival 56.com or the Festival 56 Box Office at the Grace Theatre from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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