Houston Symphony: Luck be a Lady

You might not know her name, but you likely recognize Megan Hilty. She starred as Galinda in the musical Wicked both on Broadway and on tour. Later, she played the perky blond foil to Katharine McPhee’s stormy brunette in the highly acclaimed but relatively short-lived musical television series Smash. In her latest TV role, NBC’s comedy Sean Saves the World, she plays Sean’s best friend and co-worker, Liz. This weekend Hilty shares the stage with the Houston Symphony in Luck Be A Lady. Co-starring actor/singer Aaron Lazar, Luck features recognizable melodies by Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and other American Songbook tunes made famous by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Dolly Parton. Hilty should be especially comfortable with the Parton tunes included here: in the 2008 Los Angeles run of the stage show 9 to 5: The Musical, she played Doralee Rhodes, Parton’s character in the popular film.

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. $29 to $126.
Nov. 15-16, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2013

 
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