BCPAC's new season 2019
BCPAC presents Chris Rich
Her performing career started, however, as a theatrical “triple-threat”: an actress, singer, and dancer in an endless stream of drama, opera, improvisational theater, and musicals: “I did ‘Oklahoma’ so many times I qualified for Farm Aid.” Those years of study and training led to becoming part of a resident company at The Walnut Street Theatre, The Trenton Civic Opera, Bucks County Playhouse, and productions at The Actors’ Playhouse in NYC.
All that acting experience turned out to be a perfect foundation for stand-up, leading a reviewer of her one-woman show to rave: “Chris Rich is unbelievably good. From the minute she took the stage she could do no wrong. Not just a stand-up, she’s a versatile cabaret performer who incorporates character sketches and improv into an act that’s a pure joy.”
Because of this professional discipline and ability to connect with and to “read” an audience, Chris has performed in countless clubs and theaters, from the “tough crowds” in intimate NYC clubs who like aggressive, no-holds-barred comedy to the beautiful stages in Las Vegas Casinos and the vast theaters on the biggest cruiseships. Since she prefers to work clean and has such a wealth of material, Chris has been welcomed to perform for such diverse entities as The Department of Defense and Amnesty International, National Political Party Fundraisers, iconic institutions like Princeton, Notre Dame, Villanova, and Cornell Universities, and the Military Academies at West Point and Valley Forge. She’s spent almost a decade working on several cruise ship lines, both American and European, from Alaska to Antarctica and all the warmer spots in between. She also teaches courses in Comedy, Professional Speech Improvement and Presentation, and most recently has branched off into being a staff writer and warm-up comic for live TV shows.
BCPAC Fall Fundraiser
Special guests Harry Allen tenor sax
Jon Erik Kellso trumpet
Bob Himmelberger piano
Don Moyer bass
Lew Leabman drums
Yardley's own vocalist Lynn Randall has performed at clubs and casinos all over the world. She has assembled an all star group for this concert.
arranged a jazz concert to support Bucks County Performing Arts Center.
The concert was performed on Friday, November 23.
The jazz band included,
Don Moyer, bass and his lovely wife, Lynn Randall, vocalist,
Trumpet, Jon Erik Kelso
Tenor Sax, Harry Allen
Guitar, Jerry Topinka
Drums, Lew Leabman
Piano, Bob Himmelberger
The audience loved the concert, as it included standard songs that everyone loved.
The musicians were excellent.
There was a great sense of community as we listened,
talked at intermission and after the concert.
We are grateful to Don and Lynn and the band members for their performance, passion for music and the arts.
Don Moyer, owner of Proline Music, has been a long time supporter of BCPAC. We can always depend on him to lend equipment, help us to hire sound and tech personnel for concerts.
We are very grateful to Don and Lynn in their efforts to support the BCPAC organization.
When you support BCPAC, you are building community through the arts.
BCPAC has presented 39 years of concert series throughout the community and in schools.
We are also building arts education, with after school programs, summer programs, and
assemblies ( including music, dance and theatre.). Your support helps us to continue