Popular songs highlight of 'Back to Bacharach and David'

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Actors' Summit, Akron's professional theater, announces the production of "Back To Bacharach And David," a musical review featuring the most popular songs by the most popular composers of the 70's and 80's.

"Back To Bacharach And David" features over two dozen of the team's top 40 hits, many of them recorded originally by Dionne Warwick. The production features a cast of 4 actor/singers plus a back-up ensemble.

Burt Bacharach is a six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner. Many of his hits featured lyrics written by Hal David as part of the duo Bacharach and David. Hal David's work with other composers includes Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias's "To All the Girls I've Loved Before", with Albert Hammond; Sarah Vaughan's "Broken Hearted Melody", with Sherman Edwards; the 1962 Joanie Sommers hit "Johnny Get Angry" also with Edwards. With Paul Hampton, David co-wrote the country standard "Sea of Heartbreak", a hit for Don Gibson and others.

The duo's film work includes the Oscar-nominated title songs for "What's New Pussycat?" and "Alfie", "The Look of Love", from Casino Royale; and the Oscar-winning "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In addition, "Don't Make Me Over", "(They Long to Be) Close to You", and "Walk On By" have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The s­­­how will have a preview performance on June 12 with the official opening on June 13. The show will run through July 20. There will be no performances on June 20 and July 4. Performances are given Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., and take place at Greystone Hall in downtown Akron. The show is appropriate for all ages. A free dessert reception with the cast follows the opening night performance on June 13.

Tickets for "Back To Bacharach And David" are on sale now through the box office at 330-374-7568 and online at www.actorssummit.org. Preview tickets for the June 12 show are $20. Tickets for all other performances: $33 for adults, $28 for seniors over 65; and $10 for all full time students under 30.

The theater is on the sixth floor of historic Greystone Hall in downtown Akron. The facility features barrier free access, free parking, and full bar service.

More information is available at the Actors' Summit website at www.actorssummit.org.

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