In 1987, Maguire received every major Broadway award for his portrayal of Enjolras in the original long-running musical "Les Miserables," for which he was also featured on the cover of Newsweek. He previously performed with the California Symphony at the Concord Pavilion.
For the April 21 concert, Maguire will perform two medleys of famous Broadway songs, including Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Music of the Night" from "Phantom of the Opera" and "Bring Him Home" from "Les Miserables." The concert will also include such enduring American standards as George and Ira Gershwin's "Strike Up The Band," Stephen Sondheim's "Barcelona" from "Company" and Burt Bacharach's
This will be the first time that the California Symphony has appeared in East County.
"We are extremely grateful to the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation, the city of Antioch and other sponsors such as Comcast for making this possible," said California Symphony Executive Director Stacey Street. "It has long been our goal to bring high-quality musical performances to communities throughout the Bay Area, and we hope this concert will be the first of many over the years."
Admission is $28 for adults; $25 for seniors 62 and older; and $10 for children under 18. Tickets may be ordered online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com, by calling 757-9500, or by visiting the theater box office at Second and G streets in downtown Antioch between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For more information on the California Symphony, call 280-2490 or visit www.californiasymphony.org.