Robyn Spangler to make her debut with her one woman orchestra show “Ronstadt, Riddle & Robyn”
“…Spangler delivers a truly stunning tribute to Linda Ronstadt. Robyn is a vibrant singer who fully engages the audience. I had such a good time that when the show was over, I wanted to cry out for more. Leaving an audience wanting more is a sign of a truly great artist. And Robyn Spangler fills the bill!” – Don Grigware, Broadway World
The San Diego Fringe Festival will welcome Broadway World Winner Robyn Spangler for her debut with her one woman orchestra show “Ronstadt, Riddle & Robyn” accompanied by the San Diego Ballet Orchestra with musical direction from fellow Broadway World Winner and San Diego favorite Todd Schroeder at The Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza July 3-6 and July 8. Those who have heard Spangler sing know that crossing genres is what drew her to showcase Linda Ronstadt’s career.
Ronstadt is best known as the queen of the rock ballad with her string of hits in the late 60s and early 70s in a career that has spanned decades including almost every genre. This concert celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Nelson Riddle/Linda Ronstadt album collaboration of the “Great American Songbook” and features selections from the three platinum certified albums: “What’s New,” “Lush Life” and “For Sentimental Reasons.” This concert will be performed with the original Riddle/Ronstadt charts.
As Spangler, she has hosted the TV show “Your State Fair” and has been in over 150 commercials. She appeared in the movie, “The Fortune Theory”and as Chloe Rodgers in the new web series “The Prodigal Daughter.” On stage she was most recently seen in “All I Really Needed To Know I Learned in Kindergarten” at LA’s Whiteﬁre Theatre and a staged reading of ”INSIDE OUT” at the NoHo Arts Center. Other regional theater credits include “Guys N Dolls, ” “Best Little Whorehouse In Texas,” “My Fair Lady,” “Chicago” and “Anne Get Your Gun.”
Spangler is quickly becoming a familiar face in concert and cabaret venues across the United States including The Gardenia Room in Los Angeles, Davenports in Chicago, The Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Springs and The Metropolitan Room in New York. Spangler recently appeared on the Summer Nights Cabaret Series at Yale University, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, the Grand Old Opry in Nashville and Carnegie Hall in New York.
Schroeder, musical director, singer/songwriter, producer/arranger and pianist, has performed at Carnegie Hall, the White House, with the Boston Pops, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and has appeared on numerous television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show. Along with writing and producing, Schroeder has conducted and arranged for Angela Lansbury, (the late) Nell Carter, Jason Alexander, Rita Coolidge and Sam Harris to name a few. Now living in Los Angeles, Todd serves as musical director for Disney’s “Aladdin,” Sea World’s “Madagascar Adventure” and Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan where he is musical director for “Wicked.” Schroeder also teaches two master classes: Auditioning For Today’s Musical Theater and The Complete Cabaret Workshop.
The show will be held at the Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. For more information, visit www.robynspangler.com