March 28, 2023

JCCA: Young & Padgett conclude 2021-22 concert series May 16

Husband-and-wife singing duo to perform at NHS auditorium

Young & Padgett will perform the last show in the Jasper County Concert Association's 2021-22 concert series at 7 p.m. on May 16 in the auditorium of Newton High School.

The husband-and-wife singing duo Josh Young and Emily Padgett will perform 7 p.m. May 16 inside the auditorium of Newton High School as the final act of the Jasper County Concert Association’s 2021-22 season.

As Tony nominees and Broadway stars, Young and Padgett have put together a phenomenal show featuring stage classics and contemporary favorites from the stages in New York City’s famed Theater District. Solos and duets are all performances in the Broadway concert style.

Audiences will be offered a unique and intimate evening with piano by these two veteran performers. Program highlights include “Oh What A Beautiful Morning,” “West Side Story Medley,” “All I Ask of You,” “Can’t Help Loving Dat Man,” “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.”

Young is an American actor best known for his role as Judas in the Broadway revival of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

Padgett is an American actress, singer and dancer known for her work on Broadway as Daisy Hilton in “Side Show” and Sherrie Christian in “Rock of Ages,” as well as originating the roles of Lucy Grant in “Bright Star.”

Tickets will be available at the door to non-members of the Jasper County Concert Association for $20. New and renewal memberships for the 2022-2023 season will also be sold at the door. Individual memberships are $40, family memberships are $90 and student memberships are $15.

Those interested in joining the association may attend this final concert of the season at no charge if they purchase a membership for next season.

Members of the association are entitled to attend four concerts in Newton, five concerts in Marshalltown and four concerts in Indianola. Organizers say a great lineup of artists will be coming next year starting in September.

The new season will open with “How Sweet It Is,” a heartwarming tribute to James Taylor. Other concerts include an American-Irish folk fest, a tribute to Simon & Garfunkel and the singing duo of Jim Witter and Ian Tanner playing hits of musical “brothers” like John Lennon and Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys, Hall and Oates and more.

Questions about memberships may be directed to Nancy Schwickerath at 641-521-7046.

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Christopher Braunschweig

Christopher Braunschweig

Christopher Braunschweig has a strong passion for community journalism and covers city council, school board, politics and general news in Newton, Iowa and Jasper County.