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Academia Hernando: Performer Brings Broadway to Spring Hill

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A sparkling Broadway extravaganza will complete the spring series of Academia Hernando, when Nathan Daugherty performs hits from classic musicals from 10 am to noon on Friday, March 11. Daugherty is a singer, actor, and the concert musical director and marketing manager for Clearwater’s Francis Wilson Playhouse. The concert will be located at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., in Spring Hill.

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A press release by Nathan Daugherty and Academia Hernando states, “Join Nathan Daugherty and friends as we spend a lovely morning together enjoying hit songs from Broadway! You may hear songs from “The King and I,” “The Sound of Music,” “Carousel,” “My Fair Lady,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Guys and Dolls,” and many more classics! All performers have worked extensively in theaters all over Tampa Bay and beyond. You are in for a one-of-a-kind treat!”

This concert will make a one-of-a-kind culmination to the Academia season, as it replaces the bus excursion that typically ends each season. Due to budgetary and global health concerns, the trip was replaced with a concert. One open to both Academia members and walk-in guests. Sharon Printz, board member of Academia Hernando, stated, “Nathan says that he’s going to bring five singing friends for this show. They are going to sing some songs from Broadway.”

According to his website, Nathan Daugherty is a self-trained director with 20 years of vocal, musical direction, piano, and burlesque bandleading experience. He has coordinated concerts at many venues in the Southeast, working with hundreds of artists across the nation. Daugherty shared that, “Singing Broadway tunes with my talented friends fulfills me. I love being able to take some of the best songs ever written for the stage and watch our cast of professionals blow them all away. This inspires me to keep producing shows and bringing these talented performers to many venues in the Tampa Bay area.”

Daugherty has appeared on stage at Tarpon Springs PAC, West Coast Players, Bay City Ballet, Tarpon Arts, and the Palladium Theater. He has appeared in “Lil Abner,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “The Nutcracker,” “Singing with Sondheim,” “MAME,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Broadway Babies,” “The Odd Couple,” “Carousel,” “Into the Woods,” and “The Best of Broadway.” He is also a seasoned musical director and director who has helmed productions such as “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Carousel.” Sharon Printz assures, “This is going to be an amazing concert!”

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For more information, visit www.academiahernando.org or call (352) 515-0300 or (352) 686-4035.

Drawing its origins more than a decade ago from the popular Mondays in Brooksville program, Academia Hernando is a not-for-profit lifelong learning organization providing quality instruction and learning experiences for adult students throughout Hernando County and beyond. The program is sponsored by The Hernando Sun, Kenjo’s Tree Service and The Residence at Timber Pines.

Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey is a features journalist and author who is the winner of Florida Press Association honors and a certificate of appreciation from LINCS (Family Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force) and Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center for her newspaper coverage of these issues. She graduated cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., with a journalism major and English/sociology minor, and previously wrote for publications that include the Pasco editions of The Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. A native of Indiana, she lives in Florida.
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