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CRT to present concerts; open new season this summer

Clackamas Repertory Theatre will present two special musical concert this summer.

SUBMITTED PHOTOS:  - Susannah Mars

“A Happening at Clackamas Rep: Irving Berlin, Barbra Streisand and Songs of New York” will feature Susannah Mars in concert with Bill Wells at 7 p.m. July 17. Mars is considered Portland’s reigning musical theater diva, and this will be her CRT debut. She has appeared in more than 100 productions and concerts around the country, including shows with Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, Broadway Rose, Portland Opera and Portland Playhouse.

Merideth Kaye Clark

Merideth Kaye Clark will appear with Mont Chris Hubbard in “Timeless Musical Favorites” at 7 p.m. Aug. 21. Clark is back for her fourth special appearance in concert at CRT. Fans may recall her tribute to Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” or her lead performance in CRT’s “Kiss Me Kate.” She played Elphaba in the first national tour of “Wicked” and also held roles in two off-Broadway musicals. She has appeared with numerous theaters throughout the country and locally has had leading roles at Portland Center Stage and Portland Playhouse, among others.

Tickets are $20 each or enjoy both concerts for $30. Order tickets online at clackamasrep.org or call 503-594-6047.

CRT’s new season opens July 1. The lineup includes “One Slight Hitch” running June 30-July 24, followed by “The Music Man” Aug. 4-28 and concluding with “Steel Magnolias” Sept. 8-Oct. 2.

Adult three-show season tickets are $75; seniors are $72. Bring your kids and grandkids ages 25 and younger to “The Music Man” for just $15.

Purchase season tickets online at clackamasrep.org or call 503-594-6047.

— Barb Randall