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  • Acclaimed Broadway actress takes center stage for Smyrna Opera House's 10th anniversary

  • Linda Eder, of “Jekyll & Hyde” fame, will show off her gorgeous voice in a concert featuring American standards and Broadway tunes at the Smyrna Opera House on April 6.
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  • Linda Eder, of "Jekyll & Hyde" fame, will show off her gorgeous voice in a concert featuring American standards and Broadway tunes at the Smyrna Opera House on April 6.
    The concert doubles as a celebration for the historic theater's 10th anniversary, in which a ceremony will be held before the concert.
    Edner has been highly recognized for her debut as Lucy in the Broadway musical "Jekyll & Hyde," which anchored her a Drama Desk nomination. But she's no one-trick pony. Since 1991, she's been performing as a singer-songwriter, of which she's dropped 14 solo albums and 12 musical recordings.
    Eder crowned her two-decade record career with her latest album "Now," released in 2011, which reunited her with Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn, who composed "Jekyll & Hyde." Eder'stranscendent voice is the perfect complement to Wildhorn's lush, imaginative music on the project.
    Prior to "Now," 2010 saw the release of "Soundtrack," produced by Peter Collins. The album finds Eder going to the movies and adding new dimensions to an eclectic mix of themes from the silver screen. The 12 tracks span the last 50 years in cinema, from Henry Mancini's "Charade," the title tune of the 1963 movie starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, to "Falling Slowly," the Best Original Song Academy Award-winner from the film "Once."
    Also in 2010, Linda and Clay Aiken covered Roy Orbison's "Crying" as a duet on his new album "Tried & True."
    The concert stage remains the mainstay of Eder's career. She has performed for sold-out crowds and venues across the country and throughout Europe. Prestigious venues she's graced includes Carnegie Hall, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Radio City Music Hall.
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT Linda Eder concert/Smyrna Opera House 10th anniversary commemoration ceremony
    WHEN 5:30 p.m. (champagne reception); 6:30 p.m. (10th anniversary commemoration ceremony); 7:30 p.m. (Linda Eder concert); all events held on Saturday, April 6
    WHERE Smyrna Opera House, 7 W. South St., Smyrna
    COST $100 each (includes champagne reception, reserved front seating, commemoration ceremony, Linda Eder concert, and meet-and-greet with Eder after show); $55 each (includes champagne reception, reserved seating, commemoration ceremony and Linda Eder concert)
    INFO smyrnaoperahouse.org or 653-4236

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