The Tonto Community Concert Association's 27th season's second performance is by singer Susan Egan, known as The Belle of Broadway.
Egan will perform at 7 tonight (Oct. 14) in the Payson High School auditorium. Her concert will mark the professional debut of the new community piano, a 7.5-foot Yamaha concert grand. The piano arrived last week, culminating three years of fund-raising efforts by the TCCA, which brought in $35,000 in contributions.
Egan has appeared in a wide range of roles on Broadway and in Disney animation. She has made numerous recordings and lent her musical talents to television and feature films.
Season tickets are $60. The TCCA has a variety of contribution plans in which to participate and provide additional financial support for its programs. The cost for a single performance ticket is $20.
For further information about season or individual tickets, call Marilyn Wolfe, (928) 474-6115 or Eloise Jones, (928) 478-4363 or check out their Web site at www.tccarim.org.
Future guests will be guitarist Edgar Cruz, Nov. 3; pianist Cristiana Pegoraro, Nov. 22; the review, Country Tonight, Jan. 28; singers Nathan Granner and Lisa Williamson, who present both opera and musical theater pieces, Feb. 11; The Coats vocal band, March 6; and the Manhattan Rhythm Kings, who will have the joint jumping with popular music from the '20s, '30s and '40s, April 3.
- Cruz appears at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. This "Guitarist Extraordinaire" will present The Greatest Hits of the Guitar with precision, speed and complexity.
- Pegoraro performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. A pianist, Pegoraro is acclaimed as one of the most gifted musicians of her generation. The Italian-born artist has performed at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, in Europe, South America and Australia.
- Country Tonight comes to Payson at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Expect the PHS auditorium to buzz with this exciting country music review. The group includes 21 entertainers presenting songs, comedy, dance and instrumental music.
- Granner and Williamson are the TCCA's treat for Rim Country hearts with a performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. The couple will bring beautiful music and comedy to Payson through both opera and show tunes.
- The Coats bring more variety of music and comedy to the TCCA at 7 p.m. Monday, March 6. The group presents a high-energy stage show with both improvisational comedy and a multiple range of vocal stylings.
- Manhattan Rhythm Kings bring musical memories alive at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3. The group sings the American popular music of the '20s, '30s and '40s in lush, three-part harmony, play an impressive array of instruments and top it off with their own Broadway-inspired tap dancing.