Symphony In The Glen and Nederlander Concerts will host the 3rd Annual EEK! At The Greek!, a symphonic extravaganza on Sunday, October 27, presented by the MERCEDES-BENZ Dealers of Southern California. This family-friendly event featuring the 60-piece Symphony In The Glen Orchestra with Maestro Arthur B. Rubinstein will present a creepy collection of frightening favorites including: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Manuel de Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance, and the West Coast premiere of Wicked: A Fable for Orchestra. Additionally, the program will showcase the return of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-tale Heart” with special guest narrator, critically acclaimed actor Stacy Keach.
Mr. Keach adds the appearance to a confluence of important new activities, led by the October 15 publication by Lyons Press his memoire “All In All: An Actor’s Life On and Off the Stage, summarizing his dramatic personal life story and his acclaimed accomplishment in theatre, film, television and spoken-word recordings. His current performance activity includes crucial role in Paramount’s prominent Oscar-contending film “Nebraska” debuting November 15, starring voice performance in Disney’s “Planes” and a continuing role in NBC’s hit series, “Sean Saves The World.”
Perhaps best known around the world for his portrayal of hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer, Keach is also known for his portrayal of Ken Titus in the Fox sitcom “Titus,” Warden Henry Pope in the hit series “Prison Break” and Robert “Pops” Leary in the FX series “Lights Out.” Keach was also seen on the CBS hit show “Two and a Half Men.” In 2012, he appeared in the HBO hit comedy series “Bored to Death.” Stacy Keach has played to grand success in classic and contemporary theater’s greatest roles, and he is considered a preeminent American interpreter of Shakespeare. Keach has accepted three Helen Hayes Awards for leading actor. He also won the 2011 Audie Award for best original work for the Mike Hammer radio novel “The Little Death,” in which he reprises his role as Mike Hammer and also composed the musical score.
As a special treat for fans of the hit Broadway musical Wicked, the orchestra will present the first performance on the West Coast of Stephen Schwartz’s new symphonic suite, Wicked: A Fable for Orchestra.
Adding to the festivities, The Greek Theatre’s front plaza will be transformed into a “Trick-or-Treat Village,” welcoming families to bring their children for safe trick-or-treating and Halloween activities from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM, including crafts, face painting and a costume contest. The costume contest will begin at 4:00 pm in the front plaza with the finale taking place during intermission on The Greek Theatre’s main stage which will be Emceed by KTLA 5 Morning News feature reporter Allie Mac Kay. Mac Kay calls her segments, “the fluff in between car chases, death and destruction” — and she would have it no other way. She gets to highlight businesses, events and people all over Southern California every morning.
Symphony In The Glen is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with the purpose of cultivating new generations of classical music lovers. The orchestra comprises professional musicians whose talents and skills grace the premier orchestras of Los Angeles.
Tickets are on sale now and available at The Greek Theatre box office, online at Ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. A service charge is added to each ticket price. For more information, visit GreekTheatreLA.com.