22nd Annual Concert

There’s something for everyone in

The Broadway Song Book of 1977

Sat., February 22 (7 pm)
Sun February 23 (2pm)

Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 E 14th Street, Davis

Ticket prices are $35

Start with numbers from great hit shows like Annie “Tomorrow,” “Easy Street”), Chicago (“All That Jazz,” “Razzle-Dazzle”), A Chorus Line (“What I Did for Love,” “One”), Godspell (“Day by Day”), and Pippin (“Extraordinary,” “Love Song,” “No Time at All”).

Then add classic songs from the 1920s - 1960s featured in two hit Broadway revues of 1977-- “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “The Party’s Over,” “New York, New York,” “Make Someone Happy,” “Sophisticated Lady,” “There’ll Be Some Changes Made,” and more.

Capital Public Radio’s Stephen Peithman is back as narrator, as are performers Joe Alkire, Bob Bowen, Gwyneth Bruch, Lisa Derthick, Martha Dickman, Paul Fearn, and Lenore Sebastian.

New this year! 

  A 3-piece jazz combo accompanying the singers—and taking a few solo licks of their own: Joining Musical Director LuAnn Higgs on piano and Jim Nakayama on drums this year is Tom Derthick on bass. Returning audience members will also note changes to the stage layout that add color and excitement to the proceedings.

  Easy access seating available upon request for theatre goers with limited mobility. 

  Easy ticket purchase with telephone credit card ordering (530) 758-3704.

WHY 1977?

1977 was a pivotal year on Broadway,” explains Stephen Peithman, who came up with the concept.  “Shows that year looked both backward and forward—often in surprising ways.  There were hit musicals about the present, like ‘A Chorus Line’ and ‘I Love My Wife,’ while others looked back to the 1920s and 1930s (‘Chicago,’ ‘Annie,’ ‘Bubbling Brown Sugar’).  And some went w-a-a-y back—’Pippin’ tells the story of the wayward son of the medieval emperor Charlemagne, and Godspell is a modern version of the Gospel of St. Matthew.”

In previous concerts, there was also a blend of old and new, with salutes to singers Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee (who had hits from the 1940s well into the 1970s), and the story of the deep friendship between Oscar Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim.  But there’s even more variety in this year’s concert, Stephen points out, again noting it has “something for everyone.”  He’s also excited by the addition of a third musician, making up a full jazz combo.

“Each of our three musicians is a working professional, and that really raises the energy level of our singers—and the enjoyment of our audience,” Stephen adds.

Complete Song List by Show




“You're Never Fully Dressed Without  a Smile”

“Tomorrow” (with “Look for the Silver Lining”)

“Easy Street”

Bubbling Brown Sugar

“Ain't Misbehavin'”

“I Got It Bad (And that Ain't Good) ”

“Some of These Days”

“Honeysuckle Rose”

“Sophisticated Lady”

“There'll be Some Changes Made”



“Mr. Cellophane”

“All That Jazz”

A Chorus Line (Medley)


“At the Ballet”

“I Can Do That”

“What I Did for Love”


Godspell (Medley)

“Day by Day”

“Turn Back, O Man”

“All for the Best”

I Love My Wife (Medley)

“We're Still Friends”

“I Love My Wife”

“Hey There, Good Times”

A Party with Comden & Green

“Make Someone Happy”

“Just in Time”

“The Party's Over”

“Captain Hook's Waltz”

“It's Love”

“New York, New York”

“100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man”

“I Said "Good Morning”


“(In Just) No Time At All”

“Love Song”


ALL Proceeds Support 

Elderly and Caregiver Programs and Services.



Let the community know that your business supports services to the elderly and their caregivers. 

Become a sponsor of CWC’S Annual Concert. 

Call (530) 758-3704 to reserve your sponsorship or to learn more.


  Business Sponsors

The Chorus ($500)

Abbey Road Press
Ellison Schneider & Harris LLP
Swim America-Davis

The Accompaniment ($250)
Atria Covell Gardens
deLuna Jewelers
Kim Eichorn - Lyon Real Estate
Jeff Likes Clean Windows
Larry Snyder Piano ServiceNeighborhood Partners
Bill Ritter & Associates
The Cannery- The New Home Company
Todd & Barbara Photography
University Retirement Community

The Avid Reader

  Individual Sponsors

The Ensemble ($1,000 +)
Robert and Barbara Glauz
Diane and Paul Makley
James Proctor
Hibbard and Sharon Williams

The Chorus ($500)
Judith and Andrew Gabor
Pat Hutchinson
Bill and Carolyn Kopper
John Ott

The Accompaniment ($250)
Charlie and Diane Bamforth
Evelyn Buddenhagen
Grace Chen
Carl and Karen Eilers
Barbara Jackson
Barbara & Clarence Kado (in memory of Yoshie Kyhos & Jim Hutchinson)
Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza
Michael and Sheila Lewis
Hung-Jung & Ming-Mei Lin
Ken & Diane Wagstaff

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Purchase tickets today!

Regular seating only may be purchased below.

To purchase a wheelchair seat or an easy access seat (for those with limited mobility), please charge tickets by calling CWC at (530) 758-3704.

Tickets for your reserved seating will be mailed to you!

7pm concert performance (Sat) 2/22

2 pm concert performance (Sun) 2/23

Call Citizens Who Care for more information or with questions.


Joe Alkire

Bob Bowen

Gwyneth Bruch

Martha Dickman

Paul Ferne

Lisa Derthick

Stephen Peithman

Lenore Sebastian

LuAnn Higgs

Jim Nakayama