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Songs You Forgot You Remembered 2009 Last Modified: Sunday, February 28, 2010
A Pocket Extra!
Songs You Forgot You Remembered
Featuring Ruth and Ray Liebau
With Booker “Crutch” Crutchfield on bass and Jay Payette on drums
September 2009

Program Description:

The Pocket Theater announces another “extra” program to be presented on Sunday, September 6, at 3:00 pm. Ruth and Ray Liebau will present Songs You Forgot You Remembered. They are best known to Pocket Theater attendees for their roles in the success of Fiddler On The Roof. Ruth played the role of Golde, and Ray was the musical director. They met at Florida State in 1956, and Ruth says they are going to leep making music together until they get it right. They currently perform each Wednesday at The Caring Place in Hot Springs.

Ruth has been singing since her teen years, majored in voice, and has had a number of lead roles in musical theater and opera. She is a recitalist and has sung with combos and big bands, and was the soprano soloist in Verdi’s requiem with the Mississippi Symphony. She did two summers of theater in the round at Hyannis, Massachusetts.

Ray has been playing the piano since he was four, and retired from his teaching career after thirty years at Ole Miss. Over his lifetime he has accumulated numerous honors and accolades, but none greater than being chosen the outstanding teacher at Ole Miss in 1993. Some of his compositions and arrangements have been performed in Carnegie Hall and in Europe. One of his arrangements was placed on YouTube, and since has been been performed in New Zealand.

Adding greatly to the program will be Booker “Crutch” Crutchfield on bass and Jay Payette on drums. Crutch is familiar to folks who visit the Arlington Hotel Lounge on the weekends. Jay is a sought- after percussionist who has his own group, The Real Thing.

PERFORMERS
Keyboard: Ray Liebau
Vocals: Ruth Liebau
Bass: Booker Crutchfield
Drums: Jay Payette
SONGS
Someone To Watch Over Me George and Ira Gershwin
As Time Goes By Herman Hupfield
It's Only A Paper Moon Harold Arlen with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Billy Rose
It Might As Well Be Spring Rogers and Hammerstein
The Way We Were Marvin Hamlish
New York, New York Ebb and Kander
Over The Rainbow Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
CREW
Program Director: Ray and Ruth Liebau
Webmaster: John Lukas