Kevin Kiley & Friends around the piano
The wizard-in-the-booth, the man-behind-the-curtain, the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor’s technical director, Kevin Kiley, has many talents. During most performances he is tucked in the lighting booth above the audience, but on Thursday, July 27, he returns to his beloved stage with a troupe of talented vocalists for an evening of Broadway hits, lesser known favorites and American standards.
Kiley has toured nationally and played piano in the region for more than 30 years at the Boothbay Harbor Inn, and worked for many seasons with the parade of talents at The Carousel Theatre. These days he works behind the scenes and helps to keep the Opera House running and transforms the Opera House into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. One night each summer, however, he takes command of the Opera House stage, joined by regional and national talents.
This year Kevin will accompany vocalists Phil Zipkin Day, Lynne Mcghee, Jennifer McLeod and John Adams.
“I love when good friends come over to belt out old Broadway favorite, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, or when a singer says ‘Oh Kevin, I just found a new song and you have to hear it!’ And after they sing it for me it becomes my new favorite song,” shared Kiley. “This year Phil Zipkin Day will even sing a song that he wrote and it has won my heart. This night combines several of my joys of gathering around the piano for night of show tunes with great friends and we hope that we help bring some memories back to audience members.”
Thanks to sponsorship support from Jill Tupper, Esq. and an anonymous fan, specially priced advance purchase tickets for this concert are available for $20 through the Opera House box office at 86 Townsend Avenue. Tickets and information are also available at boothbayoperahouse.com. Tickets purchased on the day of the performance are $25. There is a $2 ticket handling fee on purchases.
All seats are general admission and doors for seating open at 7 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30. Refreshments available for sale.