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Broadway Star Craig Shulman Coming to the CIA

Hyde Park, NY – Craig Schulman, widely recognized as one of the premier talents from the world of Broadway, is the only actor in the world to have portrayed The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, and the title roles in Jekyll & Hyde. The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and this celebrated performer will take their audience on a tour of some of Broadway’s tour de force roles in “Heroes, Monsters and Madmen” on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. in the Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America.

To complement this evening of stirring music, the CIA will open the Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici for a special $39 pre-performance dining experience. The menu will include family-style Caesar salad and antipasti, a selection of five gourmet pastas served table side, and a dessert. Reservations for this pre-performance dinner are available from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The $39 excludes beverages, service charge, and tax. To book your table, call 845-905-4533 or e-mail This special dining event will sell out, so please make reservations early.

Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $5 for students. To buy tickets and get more information about the concert, go to or call 845-635-0877.

The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra was formed in 2006 to bring live orchestral music to northern Dutchess County and the surrounding Hudson Valley area. Now in its eleventh season, the orchestra offers the best possible live performances of classical music at family-affordable prices. Since the beginning, the orchestra has been conducted by Kathleen Beckmann who also serves as artistic director.

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Broadway actor Craig Schulman has portrayed Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and the title roles in The Phantom of the Opera and Jekyll & Hyde. On February 4 at The Culinary Institute of America, Schulman will join the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra to reprise those roles in “Heroes, Monsters and Madmen.” (Photo courtesy: Craig Schulman)
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