Press Information and contact:
Tamara Meneghini – firstname.lastname@example.org / 720-315-8071/Goddess Here Productions
Additional press contact information:
Brandi Numedahl, Dairy Arts Center,
Denver/Boulder Premiere Dairy Arts Center, Carsen Theatre
April 19 and 20, at 7:30 pm and April 20 at 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes (no intermission)
A Rock and Roll Cabaret Performance.
A new sixties experience! The music of Galt MacDermot, composer of HAIR and beyond!
Let the Sunshine In is a celebration of the vast musical contributions of Galt MacDermot. Originally created by Eric Svejcar (New York-based Music Director and Composer) and Tamara Meneghini under the support and guidance of MacDermot himself, Svejcar and Meneghini weave together a journey of Galt MacDermot’s unique place in music history. In the words of MacDermot: “Eric and Tammy perform with the vigor and enthusiasm that music from the sixties need but with an expertise and insight that is unique and gives the songs new life.”
Best known for composing the rock musical, HAIR, Galt MacDermot’s career spanned more than 50 years, beginning with a Grammy award in 1960 for his song, “African Waltz”. He moved to New York in 1964, beginning his legendary Broadway career with HAIR. He wrote numerous other musicals including Isabel’s a Jezebel, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Tony Award and Drama Desk Award), Dude, Via Galactica and The Human Comedy, to name a few. He contributed to numerous film scores and also performed regularly with the band he formed, New Pulse Jazz Band, which performed and recorded his original music. With MacDermot’s passing in December 2018, Svejcar and Meneghini have revived a tribute to the master composer and celebration of songs that embody the
joy, energy and “funk” that is truly his style.
The newly formed “Sunshine Funk Band”, includes locally based master musicians, Rick Pruitt on guitar, Pete Hennig on bass) and Paul Smiddy on drums. Eric Svejcar, will lead the group as the music director, arranger, keyboard and vocals. For the past 20 years, Svejcar has been the “go-to” guy in New York when it comes to MacDermot’s lesser known work. Together with Meneghini, they crafted this celebration of a true original composer and hero – Galt MacDermot.
Tickets available at Dairy Arts Center: 303-444-7328 / https://tickets.thedairy.org/online/
$20 general admission / $15 students & seniors
Group rate tickets available for groups of 10 or more: $15 each
Thursday, April 17, “Let the Sunshine In” – Featured PEEK fundraiser performances
*See Dairy website for specific PEEK ticket prices and information