Broadway Performers The Doo Wop Project at Camden Opera House Brenda Bonneville, editor March 30, 2017 (Camden, ME) The Doo Wop Project features five super talented stars from Broadway’s Jersey Boys and Motown the Musical who will take the audience on a musical journey starting with the early “street corner symphony” days to doo wop’s influence on rock and roll and Motown, to “doowopified” versions of contemporary pop hits by artists Amy Winehouse and Jason Mraz. “I saw them at an artist showcase in NYC and they blew us all out of the house,” said Kerry Hadley, Camden Opera House Manager. “The level of talent is off the charts – the energy and magic had EVERYONE lifted from their seats by the power and charisma of these gifted young performers. We chose their act as the best performance of the showcase.” Harmonies and classic 60s hits and many more will be featured, as well as doo-wop inspired renditions of contemporary songs Performers include Charl Brown, Dominic Scaglione Jr., and Dwayne Cooper who each have an impressive list of musical credits and awards. Charl Brown was nominated for a Tony award for his appearance as Smokey Robinson in Motown: The Musical, and his voice is also on the original Broadway cast recording which was nominated for a Grammy award. Brown has appeared in Las Vegas, the Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, and on America’s Got Talent. Dominic Scaglione Jr. is currently playing role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway. Prior to that he toured with Christina Aguilera and Destiny’s Child. Dwayne Cooper—often referred to as a modern day Sammy Davis Jr.-meets-Barry White—performed on Broadway in Motown: The Musical and Hairspray. He has had his music played on the CBS show Mike and Molly and his original music has charted on top ten Billboard. Music director Sonny Paladino has worked with Alicia Keys, KeSha, and also alongside Sting for his original Broadway musical The Last Ship. Paladino was also associate conductor of the Tony award winner for best revival of a musical on Broadway: Pippin. Performance and Ticket Information There will be only one performance of The Doo Wop Project on Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 pm. Tickets ($29 and $26) are selling briskly and may be purchased online at www.camdenoperahouse.com, by calling 207-536-5850 or at the door one hour prior to showtime. Pre-theater and intermission concessions including gourmet pizza, craft beers and fine wines will be provided by Fireside Restaurant and Lounge of Camden beginning at 2:00 pm. Event sponsor Point Lookout Resort offers beautiful cabins on 387 acres of picturesque mountainside overlooking Penobscot Bay just minutes drive from Camden. Packages that include overnight accommodations, breakfast, and special VIP seating tickets to see The Doo Wop Project are available. For more information, please call Point Lookout at 207-789-2000. The media sponsor for The Doo Wop Project is Maine Magazine.