Citizens Who Care Winter Annual Concert

"On the Sunny Side of the Street"

The Great Lyrics of Dorothy Fields

Was Performed on February 17 and 18, 2007

Veterans' Memorial Theater, 203 E 14th Street, Davis

The daughter of a famous vaudevillian and successful theatrical producer, Dorothy Fields made it to the top of the songwriting heap as a woman surrounded by men, including such peers as Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. This year's Winter Concert cast sang her wonderful and familiar songs.

With composer Jimmy McHugh, Fields wrote "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," and "I'm in the Mood for Love." With Jerome Kern she wrote "Lovely to Look At," "The Way You Look Tonight," and "Pick Yourself Up." With Sigmund Romberg she wrote "Close as Pages in a Book," and with Arthur Schwartz, songs like the achingly beautiful "Make the Man Love Me."

Amazingly, Fields' career spanned five decades, as prolific as it was long and successful. With composer Cy Coleman, she penned songs for Sweet Charity in 1966, including "Big Spender" and "If My Friends Could See Me Now."

Dorothy Fields died in 1974 after attending a rehearsal for her final show, Seesaw, whose rousing anthem was "It's Not Where You Start (It's Where You Finish)." She was 69 years old and still on top.

This musical entertainment was created by
Martha Dickman & Stephen Peithman
(host of Capital Public Radio's Musical Stages)

Photo at the right by Todd and Barbara Hammond Photography

Performers clockwise from the top: , Stephen Peithman, Jim Croghan, Martha Dickman, Rebecca Plack, Gwyneth Bruch, Peter Shack, Bob Bowen, Center: Joe Alkire (not shown Lenore Sebastian)

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CWC thanks all of the people who made this concert a success - the performers, the technical crew, the greeters, the ushers, the refreshments people, the planners, the ticket sellers, the program editor, the concert committee, and all the many individual and corporate sponsors listed below.

Business Sponsors

Davis Waste Removal
Union Bank of California
Woodland HealthCare -
      Yolo Adult Day Health Center
Abbey Road Press Printing & Design      
Coldwell Banker -
      Doug Arnold Real Estate
Delta Hearing Aid Center
Nugget Market
All-Cal Insurance Agency
Atria-Covell Gardens

Comfort Keepers
Davis ACE Hardware
Davis Funeral Chapel
De Luna Jewelers
Design House
Ellison, Schneider & Harris, LLP      
First Northern Bank
Gerber and Read
Neighborhood Partners -
      Eleanor Roosevelt Circle

University Retirement Community
Wells Fargo Bank
Action Signs
Courtyard Health Care
The Davis Enterprise
R.H. Phillips Winery
Safeway - Marketplace
Larry Snyder Piano Service
Todd & Barbara Photography

Individual Sponsors
Robert & Barbara Glauz
Starr & Jeff Barrow
Steve Bick & Jill Slater
Judith & Andrew Gabor
Jim & Pat Hutchinson
Bill & Carolyn Kopper
Susan Mann & William Skinner      

John Ott
Debra Taylor & Paul Meyerhoff      
Mary Ellen & Lee Baldwin
Evelyn & Ivan Buddenhagen
Ann & Bob Edmondson
Suzanne & Bill Hall
Mary Ann & Victor Jung
Michael & Sheila Lewis
Hung-Jung & Ming-Mei Lin
Peter & Kathryn Shack
John & Lynda Wagstaff
Ken & Diane Wagstaff
Kathryn Wagstaff
Nancy & Hale Prather