The Philly POPS: POPS Rocks! Queen, Stones, Zeppelin and more

POPS Rocks: Queen, Stones, Zeppelin and More

Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Apr 27-29, 2018
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Bryce Ryness, vocalist

The Philly POPS Festival Chorus

Get ready to belt out your favorite classic rock with the POPS! Sing along with Broadway’s Bryce Ryness and the Philly POPS Festival Chorus to the most memorable songs of the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, and more. We’ll rock the hits that get you on your feet, including “Satisfaction”, “Stairway to Heaven”, and “Bohemian Rhapsody” with chart-toppers from The Beatles, Journey, ELO, Peter Gabriel, Styx, and more. Ryness most recently delighted Philly POPS audiences in 2016’s The Carole King Songbook and has starred in Matilda, Hair, and Legally Blonde on Broadway.

Helpful Information

This program, including intermission, is approximately two hours in length. Artists and program are subject to change without notice.

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Guest Artists

Bryce Ryness, vocalist


Bryce Ryness was last seen on Broadway in Matilda after originating the role of ‘Miss Trunchbull’ on the first national tour. He thrilled audiences and garnered critical praise for his unique interpretation of an extraordinary character.

Originally from California, Bryce Ryness traded coasts in 2006 to pursue his Broadway dreams. Since making "the move," he's appeared on The Great White Way in First Date, Leap of Faith, the 2009 Tony Award-winning revival of Hair at the Hirschfeld Theater (where he received a Drama Desk nomination for 'Best Featured Actor in a Musical') and Legally Blonde at the Palace. 

Off-Broadway, he’s premiered/originated roles in Milburn/Vigoda’s Long Story Short with Prospect Theater Company, Fly By Night, See Rock City & Other Destinations, Around The World in 80 Days and Crossing Brooklyn. Outside of New York, he's originated roles in the compelling Sleeping Beauty Wakes (McCarter Theater & La Jolla Playhouse), Floyd Collins (Los Angeles premiere) and Cabaret (Reprise Theater Co., LA). He also led the national touring company of Rent in 2006, playing ‘Roger’. 

With his band, Ryness, he's written and recorded two albums, available on iTunes. On Film: Tangled. On TV: Law & Order: SVU, Peter Pan Live!, It Could Be Worse, Political Animals, Just For Kicks, Late Show, and Tonight Show. Finally, Bryce has sung backup for international recording artists Josh Groban, Roger Daltrey and Sarah Brightman.

The Philly POPS Festival Chorus


The Philly POPS Festival Chorus is a 180-voice ensemble that performs with the Philly POPS under the direction of Jeff Kern, Head of the Vocal Division for University of the Arts.

The Philly POPS Festival Chorus began performing in 2002 and performs with the POPS orchestra during the annual Christmas concert series and Broadway series. The chorus has performed with many professional artists including Faith Prince, Capathia Jenkins, Ashley Brown, Lisa Howard, Lauren Kennedy, Rachel York, Alice Ripley, Ann Hampton Callaway, and The von Trapp Family Children.

The Festival Chorus is an auditioned, volunteer organization composed of singers ranging from high school students to retired professionals.

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