For most people, the word “Broadway” conjures up images of a bustling New York Street, iconic posters illuminated by bright lights, and an endless queue of people waiting outside the hallowed theater doors.

What lies beyond those doors is a world populated by colorful characters, memorable music, and stories that stay with the audience long after they have left the Great White Way.

One song can encapsulate the deepest emotions of the human experience, from the highest highs to the lowest lows.

When the curtain falls, the audience leaves the theater with inspiration and a greater understanding of their fellow man. What a gift this experience provides us with.

Yet, due to the high cost of tickets and travel, this experience is not one that is accessible to all.

Luckily for Broadway fans in the Sandhills, the Moore Philharmonic Orchestra will host an admission-free evening of highlights from iconic musicals at Pinecrest High School’s Robert E. Lee Auditorium on Friday, May 24, starting at 7 p.m.

Tunes from both classic and contemporary shows will be sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Selections from “Wicked,” “The King and I,” “The Music Man,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” and more will grace the stage, as well as an original arrangement of the “West Side Story” score by world-renowned pianists Paul Chandley and Sophia Pavlenko.

Additionally, the winners of our annual Moore Philharmonic Orchestra scholarship competition will be announced during the performance.

After enjoying our variety of show-stopping musical numbers, be sure to check out our array of Broadway-inspired concert posters in the lobby.

We hope you enjoy listening to our show as much as we have enjoyed preparing for it.

Our orchestra is comprised of student musicians and mentors from various backgrounds. Some of our performers have graced the stages of Broadway themselves. What we all have in common is a love of music and the desire to see the performing arts flourish in Moore County.

Through our free concert series and scholarship programs, we hope to inspire new generations of musicians for years to come. Let us entertain you with an evening of free music.

Whether you have seen all that Broadway has to offer, or have yet to take home your first Playbill, our spring concert will have something you will enjoy. We hope you leave our performance with a song in your head and joy in your heart.

The Moore Philharmonic Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit our website at

Written by by Kaylie Morgan.

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