Bobby Conte is Back at Live At the Orinda! Concert Series

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(Courtesy of Bobby Conte)
Live At the Orinda! concert series returns with Broadway star, Bobby Conte, performing at the Orinda Theatre, Sunday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m., located at 4 Orinda Theatre Square.

    Dec. 4 brings Broadway star Bobby Conte to the stage at the Orinda Theatre as part of the Live At the Orinda! concert series. The show begins at 5 p.m.   
    Conte recently played PJ, co-starring Patti LuPone, in the Broadway, Tony Award winning, gender-bent revival of Company.
    A San Francisco native, Conte said he’s happy to be back in home territory. He entitles his concert Along the Way, also the name of his album, which revolves around a young man slowly ridding himself of his ignorance as he strives to carve his own path in this terrifying world.
    The singer made his Broadway debut originating the role of Calogero in A Bronx Tale, directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks. Other New York stage credits include My Fair Lady, directed by Michael Arden and Starting Here, Starting Now, directed by its lyricist, Richard Maltby, Jr.
    Conte said he likes singing before a live audience.  
    “It’s like I’m doing something bigger than myself, and I get lost in the story telling,” he said. “I feel very present with my audience and react to how they respond to what they are hearing.”
    He grew up listening to Frank Sinatra.  
    “I was with my grandparents a lot and he was their star,” said Conte. “It’s special to perform some of his songs thinking of them. Family is very important to me.”
    A graduate of the University of Michigan, which has one of the top music programs in the country, Conte began his concert career right after finishing college. He also starred as Danny Zuko in Grease at the Paper Mill Playhouse and Enjolras in Les Miserables at the Muny, while pursuing his BFA.
    “I also had the opportunity to sing at the Fairmont in San Francisco, which was a real privilege for me,” said Conte.
    For more information and tickets, visit www.orindamovies.com.

Bobbie Dodson can be reached at bobbiedodson109@gmail.com.

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