Superstar: The Carpenters Reimagined Featuring Helen Welch

Sunday
07
Nov

"Helen's sophisticated vocals & humor leave audiences breezily enchanted" - Broadway World

An original, fresh perspective of song and story that finally captures the true quality and essence of The Carpenters

Heads up! ALL ticket holders will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test (time stamped, and no older than 72 hours), to attend this concert.

 

Why you should see this show…

The early 70s were The Carpenters’ best years and in 1976 they had 16 consecutive Top 20 hits.
With their light, airy melodies and meticulously crafted, clean arrangements, the Carpenters stood in direct contrast with the excessive, gaudy pop/rock of the ’70s; yet they became one of the most popular artists of the decade. Join Helen Welch as she celebrates the sublime music of the Carpenters. Helen’s distinctive alto voice settles in perfectly amidst the precise, lush arrangements provided by her quartet of Carpenters songs such as; “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “I Won’t Last a Day Without You,” “Yesterday Once More” and “Close To You.” Not forgetting popular favorites including; “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “Goodbye to Love,” “Hurting Each Other” and “On Top of the World.” This show honors the timeless music of the Carpenters, so come and join Helen and her wonderful musicians on this nostalgic musical journey. We dare you not to sing along!
 

 

Helen Welch Bio
Helen Welch is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, entertainer, producer and bandleader. Her unique talent for arranging songs to make them her own, coupled with her ability to intimately engage her audience, has quickly earned her a large and devoted following around the globe. A native of England, Helen began her career on television’s Romper Room. Since her early success she has headlined with world-class organizations such as the BBC Big Band, Glen Miller Europe, Opus One and others at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including: The Ritz, The Savoy, Blenheim Palace, The Grosvenor House Great Room, Claridges and many theatres in London’s West End. Additionally, she held starring roles in a variety of popular musicals including: Hello Dolly, Barnum, Carousel, 42nd Street, Calamity Jane and Oliver Twist.

After a very successful run in the U.K., Helen relocated to the United States to guest star in the Broadway musical Smokey Joe’s Café. Her success awarded her opportunities to sing with the Blossom Festival Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra (Chicago), the Florida Symphony, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and more. Since that time Helen has been producing and starring in a number of her own shows for Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, the Akron Civic Theatre, the Chautauqua Institution, E.J.Thomas Hall, Breckenridge Summer Festival and a whole host of other venues across the country. She is repeatedly asked to return to venues in which she has performed.

In 2006 Helen produced her big band CD One Dream using the nationally renowned Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Rosemary Riddle, daughter of famed arranger Nelson Riddle, gave Helen the original Nelson Riddle arrangement of Zing Went the Strings of my Heart for her to perform and record on this CD. Apart from Judy Garland, Helen is the only other vocalist to have used and performed this arrangement on a recording and she still uses it today in her big band performances.

Helen also performs three of her other shows with orchestras using her world-class symphony arrangements and has performed with many different symphony orchestras throughout the U.S. and in England. Helen was invited twice to perform with the Blossom Festival Orchestra, which is part of the Cleveland Orchestra. For these particular concerts the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation gave Helen permission to go to the Library of Congress in Washington to go through Ella’s collection of music which she then used for these special symphony orchestra concerts.

In 2016 Helen’s CD, Spellbound, her fourth album, was considered for a Grammy nomination. More recently her new album; Superstar. The Carpenters Reimagined was launched to a sold out theatre in Playhouse Square, the 2nd biggest theatre district after Broadway.

Helen recently sang the anthem for NBC’s Sunday Night Football and her talents were mentioned on American Idol.

She is currently touring with SUPERSTAR: The Songs, The Stories, The Carpenters. This is the show for which Richard Carpenter gave Helen his blessing to produce.

 

Dining Option

Purchase of a ticket to a show in the Supper Club ensures you will have a seat for the concert. However, if you intend to dine before or during the performance, you also need to make a dining reservation. To make a dining reservation, click here or call our Box Office at (216) 242-1250. Click here to see the menu.

If you are attending a concert in the Supper Club with a party of two or more, please have one person make a reservation for the whole group to ensure you are seated together. If you are attending with a party of eight or more, you must call the Box Office to make your reservation at (216) 242-1250.

To better serve all our customers, we require that you arrive on time for your dining reservation. Arriving more than 15 minutes after your reserved time will result in the cancellation of your reservation. You will be seated for the concert, but you may be put on a waiting list for dining.

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