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Nat Chandler to appear in concert in Greenwood
February 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$37.50
Singer and Broadway star Nat Chandler will entertain a hometown crowd when he takes the stage at Lander University on Friday, Feb. 27, in a concert presented by Greenwood Performing Arts. Executive director Cecily Ferguson said ticket sales are brisk and the show is approaching a sell out.
“Broadway, Fly Me to the Moon” is the name of the show starring Chandler and award-winning conductor, musical director, piano accompanist and longtime friend Joseph Thalkin, and sponsored by Davis & Floyd, of Greenwood.
Chandler is a Greenwood native. His mother and father, Barbara and Tom Chandler, still live here. His musical career spans many years, stretching from Las Vegas to Broadway and beyond. Most recently, he appeared in concerts paying tribute to The Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin, on the occasion of Sinatra’s 100th birthday year and 50th anniversary of the trio. Chandler plays Martin as the group recreates Rat Pack routines of the mid 1960s.
He said his GPA concert at Lander will feature selections from that era, including songs like, “Come Fly With Me” and “Fly Me to the Moon” among many others. Joining him on stage will be a traditional appearance with his father, Tom, in a duet from the Broadway hit “Spamalot,” in which Nat starred as King Arthur.
Mary Evan Giles, of Greenwood, a senior music major at Lander, will appear with Chandler, and his niece, Carley Bishop, and nephew, Hobie Chandler, will back him up on a number from the current Broadway hit “On the Town” by Leonard Bernstein.
On Chandler’s upcoming schedule is appearing in the principle role in a new musical called “Lord Tom,” which is based on the Harriet Beecher Stowe novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” It is scheduled to open Off Broadway in late March.
Chandler’s concert at Lander will be in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $37.50 and may be obtained online at www.greenwoodperformingarts.org or by calling the GPA office at 864-227-8744.