The snow outside did not stop them. As the audience filled for the arts, the seats of the Staller Center on Saturday night, they gazed upon a black grand piano reflecting the blue lights above it. Some were Broadway enthusiasts and others had seen the performer at other locales. As the lights dimmed, the audience clapped softly while her pianist, drummer and cellist walked on to the stage. Then, Audra McDonald took the stage in a black floor-length, sleeveless dress and the soft clap elevated to a roar of applause.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this fall season, Staller Center for the Arts featured a seasonally festive, spooky and whimsical performance of the Broadway musical comedy The Addams Family this past Sunday evening. The Staller Center was fortunate enough to house the production on its tour of North America just in time for the week of Halloween.
The Staller Center for the Arts transformed into a Broadway stage on Saturday as two Tony award winners performed in the annual Gala. The evening was appropriately titled A Broadway Evening with Brian Stokes Mitchell and Laura Benanti.