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The Virginia Arts Festival presents Chicago the Musical - in Concert

Broadway conductor & pianist Rob Fisher
Virginia Arts Festival
Broadway conductor & pianist Rob Fisher

The Virginia Arts Festival is presenting Chicago the Musical - in Concert this Saturday evening (May 6th) at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk. Broadway conductor Rob Fisher is the Artistic Advisor for Musical Theatre and American Songbook for the festival, and he's a Norfolk native!

Rob has made a wonderful career for himself in the theatre world, founding the New York City Center Encores! series in 1994 and serving as its musical director for over a decade. He's had a long relationship with the show "Chicago," dating back to the 1996 revival which is still running on Broadway today!

I was thrilled to have a long chat with Rob about his musical background and the concert presentation that you can hear in Norfolk on Saturday. I've included a good portion of that talk here, as well as some excerpts from the 1996 cast recording of Chicago. Enjoy!

Excerpts from "Chicago" (1996 cast recording) Rob Fisher, Musical Director
1. Overture (the band) 2. All That Jazz (Bebe Neuwirth) 3. Razzle Dazzle (James Naughton)

Yours in good music,
Mike Goldberg
Classical (and musical theatre) Host, VPM Music