BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES 11TH ANNUAL GALA CONCERT
AN EVENING WITH JASON ALEXANDER

Saturday, September 29, 2018 ∙ 7 p.m. at Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (June xx, 2018) — Long before he became “Seinfeld’s” George Costanza, the vastly talented Jason Alexander was a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical star. This fall, he brings his Broadway tribute stage show to Atlantic City for an evening of song and comedy with the Bay Atlantic Symphony. The gala concert takes place Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa. 

“There’s a huge amount of excitement in the air regarding this year’s gala concert,” said Bay Atlantic Symphony Music Director Jed Gaylin. Backed by the Symphony, Alexander, an award-winning Broadway song-and-dance man will bring a hilarious re-telling of his journey to and on the Broadway stage, featuring a concert program of great music from the theater along with comedy and audience interaction

Alexander first hit Broadway in 1981 with “Merrily We Roll Along” and continued to work on the stage while taking roles in movies like “The Mosquito Coast,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Pretty Woman.” In 1989, Alexander won the Lead Actor in a Musical Tony for his role in “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.”

And then came “Seinfeld.” For almost a decade, from 1989 to 1998, Alexander starred on the ground-breaking comedy, sharing an Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy with his castmates in 1992 and garnering multiple nominations as Outstanding Supporting Actor. 

Soon after the show’s run, the Boston Pops invited Alexander to perform with the orchestra for a PBS special. The show went so well that Alexander and the Pops performed together again at Carnegie Hall. The experience showed Alexander that a symphony concert doesn’t have to be stuffy. He’s been touring the country on and off ever since. 

Alexander has won praise for his orchestral performances. The Star-Telegram writes: “Alexander not only has an exceptional voice and a thoroughly honed gift for selling a song, but he can also be surprisingly light on his feet and work a room with an ease that any standup comedian would envy.”

The entertainer doesn’t want to reveal too much about the show so as not to spoil it, but he confirms that the show will be an irreverent evening of music, laughter and fun. He sings. He dances. He tells stories. At one point, he brings seven audience members on stage to perform along with him.

Now in its eleventh year, the Symphony’s Gala concert event serves as a critical annual fundraiser in support of Bay Atlantic’s dynamic music education programs and community outreach initiatives.  

“The Bay Atlantic Symphony believes music plays a vital role in lifelong learning. Our mission is to nurture a passion for orchestral music through diverse educational programming and excellent instruction,” said Meg Sippey, Executive Director. “Your support of the annual gala directly supports this mission and makes a lasting difference in so many lives.”

Concert tickets are $79 per person. VIP tickets that include a pre-concert (black-tie optional) dinner at Borgata, preferred theater seating, and a post-concert cocktail and dessert reception are $199 per person. VIP Plus tickets are $349 each and include all VIP benefits plus an exclusive meet-and-greet with Jason Alexander after the performance. 

To purchase a $79 concert ticket, please call Borgata’s Box Office at 866-900-4849. For VIP, VIP Plus or discounted group sale tickets of 10 or more, please call the Bay Atlantic Symphony directly at 609-449-8780 or visit www.bayatlanticsymphony.org. Gala concert tickets are subsidized by a generous grant provided through sponsorships from the PNC Arts Alive Foundation and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Additional sponsorships benefitting the Bay Atlantic Symphony’s education and outreach initiatives with extensive marketing recognition are available at www.bayatlanticsymphony.org or by calling 609-449-8780.  

About the Bay Atlantic Symphony
The Bay Atlantic Symphony performs symphonic and chamber concerts and educates adults, young people, and special populations throughout southern New Jersey in the beauty and power of classical music. Since its founding as the Bridgeton Symphony in 1983, the orchestra has been recognized for its world-class performers, diverse programs and outstanding community services. Under the talented baton of passionate Music Director Jed Gaylin, the Bay Atlantic Symphony is the only professional orchestra to serve the five southern-most counties of New Jersey. The Orchestra makes great music accessible through live concerts with low ticket prices at the Stockton Performing Arts Center (PAC), the historic Landis Theater in Vineland, the Avalon Symphony by the Sea Series, the Cape May Music Festival, and Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. 

The Symphony’s value to the community goes far beyond performing great music. As a cultural centerpiece, the BAS is a treasured music education resource.  By creating meaningful, interactive music experiences for children, adults, the visually-impaired, veterans, and seniors with limited mobility, the BAS strives to create vibrant communities rooted in the love of music.  The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has honored Bay Atlantic Symphony with a 2017 Citation of Excellence, which denotes arts programs and projects that receive the Council’s highest possible assessment. To learn more, visit www.BayAtlanticSymphony.org, call (609) 449-8780, or visit them on Facebook.

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