Tcca Hosts ‘The Belle Of Broadway'


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.


The Tonto Community Concert Association's second guest artist of its 27th season is singer Susan Egan, known as The Belle of Broadway. Egan performs Oct. 14.

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

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.

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