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Keokuk Concert Association show set

May 07, 2013

KEOKUK — The Keokuk Concert Association concludes its 2012-13 series by presenting “Two-On-Tap; A Tribute to Song and Dance” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Grand Theater in Keokuk.

Those holding season memberships to concert associations in the cities of Fairfield and Washington, Iowa, Pekin and Quincy, Ill., and Hannibal, Mo., will be admitted free of charge.

In addition to season memberships, single tickets, at $15 for an adult and $5 for a student, will be available at the door prior to the concert.

The association also will have its 2013-14 season memberships on sale at the door. “Two-On-Tap” is being offered free of charge to those purchasing 2013-14 season memberships.

“Two-On-Tap” takes audiences back in time to the era when couples like Fred and Ginger and Mickey and Judy filled the silver screen with tight vocal harmony and precision tap choreography. Included in the program are standards like “I Got Rhythm,” “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “L-O-V-E”, as well as many other audience favorites.

Melissa Giattino, featured in the program, began her professional performing career at the age of 17 in the National Tour of “A Chorus Line.” While appearing in the all-Gershwin musical “Crazy For You” at the Walnut St. Theater in Philadelphia, she auditioned for the Hal Prince/Susan Stroman production of “Show Boat” and soon found herself singing and dancing alongside an all-star cast on London’s West End. She returned to her home state of New York, where she made her Broadway debut as an original revival cast member of the tap-dancing spectacular, ”42nd Street.”

Ron DeStefano, also featured in the program, has garnered rave reviews and awards for his performances around the world, from the hottest cabaret venues of New York City to the lavish opera houses of Europe. Originally from South Florida, De Stefano spent his college years balancing classical vocal performance studies at Florida State University with professional musical theater roles at Seaside Music Theater in Daytona Beach. Following graduation, he made his way to Manhattan, began auditioning for the Broadway stage, and only months later found himself making his international debut with the Tony-Award winning musical “Evita.”

For additional information concerning the 2012-13 series and “Two-On-Tap,” log on to the Keokuk Concert Association website: www.keokukconcertassociation.org.

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