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“Will could make a fan out of anyone.”
— Brian Jewell, Bay Windows

I perform one-hour shows with jazz pianist Joe Reid highlighting the music of many different songwriters — including Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Fields, the Gershwin Brothers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and Jule Styne as well as a program of winter holiday songs written or co-written by Jewish songwriters and a new program of songs written for Ethel Merman to sing during her 40-year reign on Broadway. You can scroll the events listed below for program descriptions.

I also perform my own original songs with pianist/composer Doug Hammer.

To hear music and read my blog, please click here.

I have also put together many musical programs with singer Bobbi Carrey featuring songs by Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers as well as programs exploring the topics of Broadway, Academy Award-winning songs, Love, Work, and Harmony. You can click here to find out more about them.

If you'd like to get a taste of a performance, I have many songs on YouTube.

I love doing benefit shows and house concerts; so let me know if you'd like to celebrate someone's birthday, raise money for a worthy cause, or jumpstart some meaningful conversation.

SONGS TO SAVOR WHILE DINING...
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017 | 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
After a successful debut visit in May, jazz pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan return to this delectable restaurant located on the 77, 79 and 350 bus lines (with plenty of parking on nearby side streets, too). While you dine, they will breathe new life into beloved standards by Hoagy Carmichael ("Stardust"), the Gershwin Brothers ("Our Love Is Here to Stay"), Dorothy Fields ("The Way You Look Tonight"), Jerome Kern ("The Song Is You"), Jule Styne ("Make Someone Happy"), Harold Arlen ("It's Only A Paper Moon"), Cole Porter ("I Get A Kick Out Of You"), Oscar Hammerstein ("Some Enchanted Evening"), and Larry Hart ("The Lady Is A Tramp"). Enjoy a drink at the bar, savor some appetizers, or chow down on an entire meal at this terrific new restaurant in East Arlington. And there is a special (and less expensive) prix fixe dinner option available if you order between 5-6pm...
BISTRO DUET
190 Massachusetts Avenue
East Arlington, MA
781-316-8808

“Few singers captivate an audience as quickly and convincingly as McMillan can. He presents his repertoire with a beguilingly intimate approach all his own.”
— Jules Becker, New England Entertainment Digest

MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jule Styne was born in London to Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine who ran a small grocery. When he was eight, his family moved to Chicago, where he performed as a pianist with the Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit Symphonies. By age thirteen he was playing in the pit orchestra of a burlesque house, and by age fifteen he had formed his own dance band. In 1934 he moved to New York City — working as an accompanist for Sophie Tucker — and then to Hollywood, where he found employment as a vocal coach for Shirley Temple, Mary Martin and Alice Faye. A man of enormous energy and personal magnetism, Styne would often work on three or four movie and theater projects simultaneously — partly because he was often in debt due to a lifelong gambling addiction. He co-wrote over 1500 songs with lyricists such as Frank Loesser, Sammy Cahn, Yip Harburg, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Merrill, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. Along with stories about Styne’s extraordinary career, vocalist Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid joyfully share his standards including "Neverland" (from Peter Pan); "People" (from Funny Girl); "Let Me Entertain You," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," and "Together Wherever We Go” (from Gypsy); "The Party's Over” and “Just In Time” (from Bells Are Ringing); "I've Heard That Song Before," "It's Been A Long, Long Time," "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry," "Let It Snow!" "I Don’t Want to Walk Without You," and "Make Someone Happy."
BRIGHTVIEW SENIOR LIVING
Arlington, MA
Private Event

"Once again, the residents loved the performance last night. You guys are the greatest! Let me know when you have another program prepared – we’ll be the first to sign up!”
— Paula Feldman, Activities Director, Maplewood at Weston

OVER THE RAINBOW
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
SPRINGHOUSE
Jamaica Plain, MA
Private Event

“We would love to have you back. The residents LOVED you.”
— Jessie Rodrique, Program Director, Newbury Court

I'M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
You may not recognize her name, but you probably know lots of songs for which Dorothy Fields wrote lyrics such as “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” “On The Sunny Side Of The Street,” “Hey, Big Spender,” and “Pick Yourself Up.” Born into a show business family in 1904, Ms. Fields worked as a lyricist for almost fifty years — starting with hit songs in the 1920s for a Cotton Club revue featuring Duke Ellington right through a triumphant collaboration with Cy Coleman, Neil Simon, Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse on Sweet Charity in the 1960s. She co-wrote songs with over 15 composers, including Jimmy McHugh, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Arthur Schwartz, and Sigmund Romberg — and won an Academy award in 1936 with Kern for “The Way You Look Tonight.” As a librettist, she and her brother Herbert collaborated on many hit shows with Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, including the Broadway classic Annie Get Your Gun. In a business dominated by men, Ms. Fields enjoyed a singularly successful career as a songwriter/librettist while also being a wife and mother. Although she may not have become a household name, she deserves to be one! Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan will share a bouquet of her hits — including “I Won’t Dance,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “It’s Not Where You Start, It’s Where You Finish,” “Remind Me,” “You Couldn’t Be Cuter,” and “I’m In The Mood For Love” — as well as a few stories about how they came to be written.
LASELL VILLAGE
Auburndale, MA
Private Event

“Thank you for a fantastic performance Sunday night! I have gotten a lot of
positive feedback about you and Joe. Do you have other programs?”

— Lisa Ramsey, Program Director, Fuller Village

I'M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
You may not recognize her name, but you probably know lots of songs for which Dorothy Fields wrote lyrics such as “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” “On The Sunny Side Of The Street,” “Hey, Big Spender,” and “Pick Yourself Up.” Born into a show business family in 1904, Ms. Fields worked as a lyricist for almost fifty years — starting with hit songs in the 1920s for a Cotton Club revue featuring Duke Ellington right through a triumphant collaboration with Cy Coleman, Neil Simon, Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse on Sweet Charity in the 1960s. She co-wrote songs with over 15 composers, including Jimmy McHugh, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Arthur Schwartz, and Sigmund Romberg — and won an Academy award in 1936 with Kern for “The Way You Look Tonight.” As a librettist, she and her brother Herbert collaborated on many hit shows with Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, including the Broadway classic Annie Get Your Gun. In a business dominated by men, Ms. Fields enjoyed a singularly successful career as a songwriter/librettist while also being a wife and mother. Although she may not have become a household name, she deserves to be one! Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan will share a bouquet of her hits — including “I Won’t Dance,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “It’s Not Where You Start, It’s Where You Finish,” “Remind Me,” “You Couldn’t Be Cuter,” and “I’m In The Mood For Love” — as well as a few stories about how they came to be written.
THE COMMONS
Lincoln, MA
Private Event

“I cannot say enough in praise of Will and Joe’s performance. Audience and staff alike were swept up in their enthusiasm for Harold Arlen's classic songs. We attracted a turnout on the day they performed that is not often seen in our branch library.”
— Alan Babner, Librarian, Brighton Public Library

MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jule Styne was born in London to Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine who ran a small grocery. When he was eight, his family moved to Chicago, where he performed as a pianist with the Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit Symphonies. By age thirteen he was playing in the pit orchestra of a burlesque house, and by age fifteen he had formed his own dance band. In 1934 he moved to New York City — working as an accompanist for Sophie Tucker — and then to Hollywood, where he found employment as a vocal coach for Shirley Temple, Mary Martin and Alice Faye. A man of enormous energy and personal magnetism, Styne would often work on three or four movie and theater projects simultaneously — partly because he was often in debt due to a lifelong gambling addiction. He co-wrote over 1500 songs with lyricists such as Frank Loesser, Sammy Cahn, Yip Harburg, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Merrill, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. Along with stories about Styne’s extraordinary career, vocalist Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid joyfully share his standards including "Neverland" (from Peter Pan); "People" (from Funny Girl); "Let Me Entertain You," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," and "Together Wherever We Go” (from Gypsy); "The Party's Over” and “Just In Time” (from Bells Are Ringing); "I've Heard That Song Before," "It's Been A Long, Long Time," "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry," "Let It Snow!" "I Don’t Want to Walk Without You," and "Make Someone Happy."
CORNERSTONE
Milford, MA
Private Event

"Will McMillan has a voice of silk, a clear mind, and a poet's heart."
— Amanda McBroom, songwriter ("The Rose")

WE NEED A LITLE CHRISTMAS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Many of America's most beloved winter holiday songs have been written or co-written by Jewish songwriters. This is not such a surprise when one remembers that the majority of what we now call "The Great American Songbook" was created by Jewish songwriters. This show features songs such as "Winter Wonderland," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Waltz," "Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Lullaby," "Count Your Blessings," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas" by songwriters including Irving Berlin, Jason Robert Brown, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Herman, Jay Livingston, Johnny Marks, Mitchell Parish, Jule Styne, Mel Torme, and Bob Wells.
CABOT PARK VILLAGE
NEWTON, MA
Private Event

“Great music. The two of you together are wonderful. I really,
really enjoyed that. Thank you so much."

— Resident, Youville Place

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Many of America's most beloved winter holiday songs have been written or co-written by Jewish songwriters. This is not such a surprise when one remembers that the majority of what we now call "The Great American Songbook" was created by Jewish songwriters. This show features songs such as "Winter Wonderland," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Waltz," "Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Lullaby," "Count Your Blessings," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas" by songwriters including Irving Berlin, Jason Robert Brown, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Herman, Jay Livingston, Johnny Marks, Mitchell Parish, Jule Styne, Mel Torme, and Bob Wells.
BRIGHTVIEW SENIOR LIVING
Arlington, MA
Private Event

“Having Will and Joe with us is always such a treat. Will has an amazing voice, Joe is a real master at the piano, and both are so engaging with residents – we can’t wait to have them again!”
— Annie MacIntyre, Program Director, The Commons in Lincoln

COME FLY WITH ME
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017 | 1:15 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Sammy Cahn was a lyricist who co-wrote an extraordinary number of hit songs for Hollywood, Broadway, and Tin Pan Alley including: "I Fall in Love Too Easily," "I've Heard That Song Before," "It's Magic," "The Tender Trap," "Come Fly with Me," "The Second Time Around," "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry," "The Christmas Waltz," "It's Been a Long, Long Time," "Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week," "Come Dance with Me," "Teach Me Tonight," and "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" He was born Samuel Cohen on the Lower East Side of Manhattan after his parents had emigrated from Galicia in Europe. He and his sisters all studied music, and as a teenager, Cahn joined a Dixieland band which toured in the Catskills. One of his early successes was co-writing songs for short films at Warner Brothers’ studio in Brooklyn, and he also created special material for up-and-coming performers such as Milton Berle, Danny Kaye, and Bob Hope. Cahn enjoyed hit recordings by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Doris Day, the Tommy Dorsey band and many others and won four Academy Awards for Best Song in a Motion Picture: "Three Coins in the Fountain," "All the Way," "Call Me Irresponsible," and "High Hopes." Singer Will McMillan and jazz pianist Joe Reid will share 45 minutes of Cahn’s great songs plus a few stories about the man himself and how he came to write so many hits!
TEMPLE EMANUEL
NEWTON, MA
Free and open to the public

WE NEED A LITLE CHRISTMAS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Many of America's most beloved winter holiday songs have been written or co-written by Jewish songwriters. This is not such a surprise when one remembers that the majority of what we now call "The Great American Songbook" was created by Jewish songwriters. This show features songs such as "Winter Wonderland," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Waltz," "Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Lullaby," "Count Your Blessings," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas" by songwriters including Irving Berlin, Jason Robert Brown, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Herman, Jay Livingston, Johnny Marks, Mitchell Parish, Jule Styne, Mel Torme, and Bob Wells.
WEST END BRANCH OF BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
151 Cambridge Street | Boston, MA 02114
Admission is FREE and refreshments will be served!
617-523-3957.

TO BE DETERMINED
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
We are in the process of deciding which program to share...
CONCORD PARK
Concord, MA
Private Event

THEY SAY IT'S WONDERFUL
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Ethel Merman (January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was a star on Broadway for over four decades — introducing standards such as "I Got Rhythm," "It's De-Lovely," "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "There's No Business Like Show Business," and "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries." Born and raised in Astoria, NY, Merman sang as a child for soldiers during the first World War, and got her big break when the Gershwin brothers cast her in their musical Girl Crazy. During her extraordinarily successful career on Broadway she starred in musicals by Cole Porter (who wrote "Anything Goes," "Down In The Depths on the 90th Floor," "You're The Top," and "Ridin' High" for her), Irving Berlin (who wrote "They Say It's Wonderful," "You're Just In Love," "I Got The Sun In The Morning," and "I Got Lost In His Arms" for her) and Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim (who wrote "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Small World," "Some People," and "You'll Never Get Away From Me" for her). Merman also made many movies and was a regular fixture on radio and television for decades — but her personal life was full of heart-ache and challenges. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan bring her hits to life and share a few stories about her astounding career.
SPRINGHOUSE
Jamaica Plain, MA
Private Event

MY FAVORITE THINGS
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lyricist, librettist, playwright, director, and producer Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II is perhaps best known for his extraordinary work with composer Richard Rodgers on musicals and films such as The Sound Of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, State Fair, and The King and I. Earlier in his career, however, he collaborated with many different composers including Rudolf Friml, Richard Whiting, Vincent Youmans, Sigmund Romberg, and Jerome Kern — with whom he created the ground-breaking musical Show Boat. During the course of Hammerstein’s 40-year career he earned many awards — including two Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzer prizes, and eight Tony awards. Will and Joe are honored to perform such classics as “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” “Getting To Know You,” “Carefully Taught,” “Indian Love Call,” “Surry with the Fringe On Top,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Stouthearted Men” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” “Who?” and “Happy Talk.”
SPRINGHOUSE
Jamaica Plain, MA
Private Event

I'M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
You may not recognize her name, but you probably know lots of songs for which Dorothy Fields wrote lyrics such as “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” “On The Sunny Side Of The Street,” “Hey, Big Spender,” and “Pick Yourself Up.” Born into a show business family in 1904, Ms. Fields worked as a lyricist for almost fifty years — starting with hit songs in the 1920s for a Cotton Club revue featuring Duke Ellington right through a triumphant collaboration with Cy Coleman, Neil Simon, Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse on Sweet Charity in the 1960s. She co-wrote songs with over 15 composers, including Jimmy McHugh, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Arthur Schwartz, and Sigmund Romberg — and won an Academy award in 1936 with Kern for “The Way You Look Tonight.” As a librettist, she and her brother Herbert collaborated on many hit shows with Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, including the Broadway classic Annie Get Your Gun. In a business dominated by men, Ms. Fields enjoyed a singularly successful career as a songwriter/librettist while also being a wife and mother. Although she may not have become a household name, she deserves to be one! Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan will share a bouquet of her hits — including “I Won’t Dance,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “It’s Not Where You Start, It’s Where You Finish,” “Remind Me,” “You Couldn’t Be Cuter,” and “I’m In The Mood For Love” — as well as a few stories about how they came to be written.
SPRINGHOUSE
Jamaica Plain, MA
Private Event

COME FLY WITH ME
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Sammy Cahn was a lyricist who co-wrote an extraordinary number of hit songs for Hollywood, Broadway, and Tin Pan Alley including: "I Fall in Love Too Easily," "I've Heard That Song Before," "It's Magic," "The Tender Trap," "Come Fly with Me," "The Second Time Around," "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry," "The Christmas Waltz," "It's Been a Long, Long Time," "Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week," "Come Dance with Me," "Teach Me Tonight," and "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" He was born Samuel Cohen on the Lower East Side of Manhattan after his parents had emigrated from Galicia in Europe. He and his sisters all studied music, and as a teenager, Cahn joined a Dixieland band which toured in the Catskills. One of his early successes was co-writing songs for short films at Warner Brothers’ studio in Brooklyn, and he also created special material for up-and-coming performers such as Milton Berle, Danny Kaye, and Bob Hope. Cahn enjoyed hit recordings by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Doris Day, the Tommy Dorsey band and many others and won four Academy Awards for Best Song in a Motion Picture: "Three Coins in the Fountain," "All the Way," "Call Me Irresponsible," and "High Hopes." Singer Will McMillan and jazz pianist Joe Reid will share 45 minutes of Cahn’s great songs plus a few stories about the man himself and how he came to write so many hits!
SPRINGHOUSE
Jamaica Plain, MA
Private Event

P A S T *  E V E N T S

SKYLARK TO STARDUST
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Howard Hoagland Carmichael was one of America's most beloved songwriters. He also found fame as a singer-pianist, movie actor and television personality, but never lost his early affinity for jazz. Growing up in a musical household in Bloomington, Indiana, Hoagy often tagged along with his mother when she played the piano in silent movie theaters. Although he earned a law degree, his heart was always in music — and as his songwriting success grew, he moved to NYC and then Hollywood, creating songs which were recorded by Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Ethel Waters, Margaret Whiting, Benny Goodman, Mildred Bailey, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, and Frank Sinatra. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid delight in performing Carmichael classics including "Heart and Soul," "The Nearness of You," "Two Sleepy People," "Georgia On My Mind," "Skylark," "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," “I Get Along Without You Very Well," “Bread and Gravy,” “The Lamplighter's Serenade,” "How Little We Know," and "Stardust."
CORNERSTONE
Milford, MA
Private Event

I'M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 | 4:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
You may not recognize her name, but you probably know lots of songs for which Dorothy Fields wrote lyrics such as “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” “On The Sunny Side Of The Street,” “Hey, Big Spender,” and “Pick Yourself Up.” Born into a show business family in 1904, Ms. Fields worked as a lyricist for almost fifty years — starting with hit songs in the 1920s for a Cotton Club revue featuring Duke Ellington right through a triumphant collaboration with Cy Coleman, Neil Simon, Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse on Sweet Charity in the 1960s. She co-wrote songs with over 15 composers, including Jimmy McHugh, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Arthur Schwartz, and Sigmund Romberg — and won an Academy award in 1936 with Kern for “The Way You Look Tonight.” As a librettist, she and her brother Herbert collaborated on many hit shows with Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, including the Broadway classic Annie Get Your Gun. In a business dominated by men, Ms. Fields enjoyed a singularly successful career as a songwriter/librettist while also being a wife and mother. Although she may not have become a household name, she deserves to be one! Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan will share a bouquet of her hits — including “I Won’t Dance,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “It’s Not Where You Start, It’s Where You Finish,” “Remind Me,” “You Couldn’t Be Cuter,” and “I’m In The Mood For Love” — as well as a few stories about how they came to be written.
NEWBURY COURT
Concord, MA
Private Event

MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jule Styne was born in London to Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine who ran a small grocery. When he was eight, his family moved to Chicago, where he performed as a pianist with the Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit Symphonies. By age thirteen he was playing in the pit orchestra of a burlesque house, and by age fifteen he had formed his own dance band. In 1934 he moved to New York City — working as an accompanist for Sophie Tucker — and then to Hollywood, where he found employment as a vocal coach for Shirley Temple, Mary Martin and Alice Faye. A man of enormous energy and personal magnetism, Styne would often work on three or four movie and theater projects simultaneously — partly because he was often in debt due to a lifelong gambling addiction. He co-wrote over 1500 songs with lyricists such as Frank Loesser, Sammy Cahn, Yip Harburg, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Merrill, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. Along with stories about Styne’s extraordinary career, vocalist Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid joyfully share his standards including "Neverland" (from Peter Pan); "People" (from Funny Girl); "Let Me Entertain You," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," and "Together Wherever We Go” (from Gypsy); "The Party's Over” and “Just In Time” (from Bells Are Ringing); "I've Heard That Song Before," "It's Been A Long, Long Time," "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry," "Let It Snow!" "I Don’t Want to Walk Without You," and "Make Someone Happy."
CABOT PARK VILLAGE
NEWTON, MA
Private Event

SKYLARK TO STARDUST
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Howard Hoagland Carmichael was one of America's most beloved songwriters. He also found fame as a singer-pianist, movie actor and television personality, but never lost his early affinity for jazz. Growing up in a musical household in Bloomington, Indiana, Hoagy often tagged along with his mother when she played the piano in silent movie theaters. Although he earned a law degree, his heart was always in music — and as his songwriting success grew, he moved to NYC and then Hollywood, creating songs which were recorded by Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Ethel Waters, Margaret Whiting, Benny Goodman, Mildred Bailey, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, and Frank Sinatra. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid delight in performing Carmichael classics including "Heart and Soul," "The Nearness of You," "Two Sleepy People," "Georgia On My Mind," "Skylark," "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," “I Get Along Without You Very Well," “Bread and Gravy,” “The Lamplighter's Serenade,” "How Little We Know," and "Stardust."
LASELL VILLAGE
Auburndale, MA
Private Event

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
BRIGHTVIEW SENIOR LIVING
Arlington, MA
Private Event

LOVE: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Joe Mulholland on piano
We'll be singing a wide range of songs to illuminate as many different facets of love as we can. Songs include "The Little Things You Do Together" (Stephen Sondheim), "If I Loved You" (Rodgers & Hammerstein), "I'll Be Here With You" (David Friedman), "Blue Moon" (Rodgers & Hart), "The Lies of Handsome Men" (Francesca Blumenthal) and "Easier To Love" (Maltby & Shire). This event often sells out; so we encourage you to buy your tickets in advance if you think you can join us!
FOUR CORNERS ART CENTER
3852 Main Road | Tiverton Four Corners, RI
Tickets can be purchased on line or by calling 401-624-2600.

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
SPRINGHOUSE
Jamaica Plain, MA
Private Event

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017 | 2:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
GOLDA MEIR HOUSE
Auburndale, MA
Private Event

I'M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
You may not recognize her name, but you probably know lots of songs for which Dorothy Fields wrote lyrics such as “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” “On The Sunny Side Of The Street,” “Hey, Big Spender,” and “Pick Yourself Up.” Born into a show business family in 1904, Ms. Fields worked as a lyricist for almost fifty years — starting with hit songs in the 1920s for a Cotton Club revue featuring Duke Ellington right through a triumphant collaboration with Cy Coleman, Neil Simon, Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse on Sweet Charity in the 1960s. She co-wrote songs with over 15 composers, including Jimmy McHugh, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Arthur Schwartz, and Sigmund Romberg — and won an Academy award in 1936 with Kern for “The Way You Look Tonight.” As a librettist, she and her brother Herbert collaborated on many hit shows with Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, including the Broadway classic Annie Get Your Gun. In a business dominated by men, Ms. Fields enjoyed a singularly successful career as a songwriter/librettist while also being a wife and mother. Although she may not have become a household name, she deserves to be one! Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan will share a bouquet of her hits — including “I Won’t Dance,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “It’s Not Where You Start, It’s Where You Finish,” “Remind Me,” “You Couldn’t Be Cuter,” and “I’m In The Mood For Love” — as well as a few stories about how they came to be written.
FULLER VILLAGE
Milton, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
BRIGHTVIEW SENIOR LIVING
Arlington, MA
Private Event

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey
Bobbi and I are excited to be performing with pianist Mark Shilansky as part of a sing-along party to celebrate and honor one family's transition from Jamaica Plain to Santa Fe after living in the Boston area for many, many years...
Cambridge, MA
Private Event

MUSIC TOGETHER BIRTHDAY PARTY
SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017 | 10:30 AM
Will McMillan
I am delighted to be leading 45 minutes of participatory singing and dancing at the home of one of my favorite Music Together families to celebrate someone's third birthday!!!
Arlington, MA
Private Event

MY FAVORITE THINGS
FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017 | 2:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lyricist, librettist, playwright, director, and producer Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II is perhaps best known for his extraordinary work with composer Richard Rodgers on musicals and films such as The Sound Of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, State Fair, and The King and I. Earlier in his career, however, he collaborated with many different composers including Rudolf Friml, Richard Whiting, Vincent Youmans, Sigmund Romberg, and Jerome Kern — with whom he created the ground-breaking musical Show Boat. During the course of Hammerstein’s 40-year career he earned many awards — including two Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzer prizes, and eight Tony awards. Will and Joe are honored to perform such classics as “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” “Getting To Know You,” “Carefully Taught,” “Indian Love Call,” “Surry with the Fringe On Top,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Stouthearted Men” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” “Who?” and “Happy Talk.”
FOX HILL VILLAGE
Westwood, MA
Private Event

MY FAVORITE THINGS
THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lyricist, librettist, playwright, director, and producer Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II is perhaps best known for his extraordinary work with composer Richard Rodgers on musicals and films such as The Sound Of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, State Fair, and The King and I. Earlier in his career, however, he collaborated with many different composers including Rudolf Friml, Richard Whiting, Vincent Youmans, Sigmund Romberg, and Jerome Kern — with whom he created the ground-breaking musical Show Boat. During the course of Hammerstein’s 40-year career he earned many awards — including two Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzer prizes, and eight Tony awards. Will and Joe are honored to perform such classics as “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” “Getting To Know You,” “Carefully Taught,” “Indian Love Call,” “Surry with the Fringe On Top,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Stouthearted Men” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” “Who?” and “Happy Talk.”
SHARON ADULT CENTER
Sharon, MA
Private Event

MY FAVORITE THINGS
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017 | 1:15 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lyricist, librettist, playwright, director, and producer Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II is perhaps best known for his extraordinary work with composer Richard Rodgers on musicals and films such as The Sound Of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, State Fair, and The King and I. Earlier in his career, however, he collaborated with many different composers including Rudolf Friml, Richard Whiting, Vincent Youmans, Sigmund Romberg, and Jerome Kern — with whom he created the ground-breaking musical Show Boat. During the course of Hammerstein’s 40-year career he earned many awards — including two Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzer prizes, and eight Tony awards. Will and Joe are honored to perform such classics as “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” “Getting To Know You,” “Carefully Taught,” “Indian Love Call,” “Surry with the Fringe On Top,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Stouthearted Men” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” “Who?” and “Happy Talk.”
TEMPLE EMANUEL
NEWTON, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
CORNERSTONE
Milford, MA
Private Event

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano and special gues Carolyn Goff
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
THE CAMPION CENTER
Weston, MA
Private Event

MY FAVORITE THINGS
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lyricist, librettist, playwright, director, and producer Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II is perhaps best known for his extraordinary work with composer Richard Rodgers on musicals and films such as The Sound Of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, State Fair, and The King and I. Earlier in his career, however, he collaborated with many different composers including Rudolf Friml, Richard Whiting, Vincent Youmans, Sigmund Romberg, and Jerome Kern — with whom he created the ground-breaking musical Show Boat. During the course of Hammerstein’s 40-year career he earned many awards — including two Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzer prizes, and eight Tony awards. Will and Joe are honored to perform such classics as “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” “Getting To Know You,” “Carefully Taught,” “Indian Love Call,” “Surry with the Fringe On Top,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Stouthearted Men,” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “Who?” “Happy Talk,” and “It’s a Grand Night for Singing!”
BRIGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
40 Academy Hill Road | Brighton, MA
Admission is FREE. 617-782-6032.

SONGS TO SAVOR WHILE DINING...
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017 | 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan will breathe new life into beloved standards by Harold Arlen ("Over The Rainbow"), the Gershwin Brothers ("Our Love Is Here to Stay"), Dorothy Fields ("The Way You Look Tonight"), Jerome Kern ("The Song Is You"), Jule Styne ("Make Someone Happy"), Hoagy Carmichael ("Stardust") and Cole Porter ("I Get A Kick Out Of You"). Enjoy a drink at the bar, savor some appetizers, or chow down on an entire meal at this terrific new restaurant in East Arlington.
BISTRO DUET
190 Massachusetts Avenue
East Arlington, MA
781-316-8808

OVER THE RAINBOW
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
VENTRESS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
15 Library Plaza | Marshfield, MA 02050
Admission is FREE. 781-834-5535

MY FAVORITE THINGS
TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017 | 1:15 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lyricist, librettist, playwright, director, and producer Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II is perhaps best known for his extraordinary work with composer Richard Rodgers on musicals and films such as The Sound Of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, State Fair, and The King and I. Earlier in his career, however, he collaborated with many different composers including Rudolf Friml, Richard Whiting, Vincent Youmans, Sigmund Romberg, and Jerome Kern — with whom he created the ground-breaking musical Show Boat. During the course of Hammerstein’s 40-year career he earned many awards — including two Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzer prizes, and eight Tony awards. Will and Joe are honored to perform such classics as “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” “Getting To Know You,” “Carefully Taught,” “Indian Love Call,” “Surry with the Fringe On Top,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Stouthearted Men” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” “Who?” and “Happy Talk.”
ARLINGTON COUNCIL ON AGING
Arlington, MA
Private Event

A FINE ROMANCE
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017 | 4:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jerome David Kern left a legacy of over seven hundred songs — written for more than one hundred stage productions and Hollywood films. His best-known work,Show Boat, broke new ground in 1927 with its realistic characters, controversial subject matter, and dramatically integrated songs. Never before had issues of miscegenation, wife desertion, alcoholism, and gambling been the subject of a hit musical — one which continues to be revived to this day. Kern collaborated with many great lyricists — including Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, P. G. Wodehouse, E.Y. (“Yip”) Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy McHugh, and Dorothy Fields — and his songs won the Academy Award for Best Song in a Motion Picture twice. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid find great pleasure in performing Kern classics including "Pick Yourself Up," "I Won’t Dance," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "The Song Is You," "All The Things You Are," “The Folks Who Live On The Hill," "Make Believe," “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Bill,” "I’m Old Fashioned," and “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man."
NEWBURY COURT
Concord, MA
Private Event

LOTS OF SONGS FROM THE 30'S AND 40'S
TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017 | 5:30 pm
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
We'll be making music during a community dinner gathering.
JEWISH COMMUNITY HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY
Brighton, MA
Private Event

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
CABOT PARK VILLAGE
NEWTON, MA
Private Event

MY FAVORITE THINGS
FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 | 4:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lyricist, librettist, playwright, director, and producer Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II is perhaps best known for his extraordinary work with composer Richard Rodgers on musicals and films such as The Sound Of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, State Fair, and The King and I. Earlier in his career, however, he collaborated with many different composers including Rudolf Friml, Richard Whiting, Vincent Youmans, Sigmund Romberg, and Jerome Kern — with whom he created the ground-breaking musical Show Boat. During the course of Hammerstein’s 40-year career he earned many awards — including two Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzer prizes, and eight Tony awards. Will and Joe are honored to perform such classics as “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” “Getting To Know You,” “Carefully Taught,” “Indian Love Call,” “Surry with the Fringe On Top,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Stouthearted Men” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” “Who?” and “Happy Talk.”
RIVERMEAD
Peterborough, NH
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
BRIGHTVIEW SENIOR LIVING
Arlington, MA
Private Event

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO OSCAR (Hammerstein II)
SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017 | 10:30 AM
Will McMillan with Judy Cobble on piano
WIll McMillan will be leading a service at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Braintree, MA, which will focus on the life and lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein, II. There will be lots of singing and opportunities to sing-along, too. We hope you can join us at this lovely, welcoming, relaxed congregation.
ALL SOULS CHURCH
196 Elm Street
Braintree, MA
All are welcome.

MY FAVORITE THINGS
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lyricist, librettist, playwright, director, and producer Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II is perhaps best known for his extraordinary work with composer Richard Rodgers on musicals and films such as The Sound Of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, State Fair, and The King and I. Earlier in his career, however, he collaborated with many different composers including Rudolf Friml, Richard Whiting, Vincent Youmans, Sigmund Romberg, and Jerome Kern — with whom he created the ground-breaking musical Show Boat. During the course of Hammerstein’s 40-year career he earned many awards — including two Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzer prizes, and eight Tony awards. Will and Joe are honored to perform such classics as “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” “Getting To Know You,” “Carefully Taught,” “Indian Love Call,” “Surry with the Fringe On Top,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Stouthearted Men” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” “Who?” and “Happy Talk.”
THE CAMPION CENTER
Weston, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
SHARON MEMORY CAFE
Sharon, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
CORNERSTONE
Milford, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017 | 10:30 AM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
MEMORY CAFE AT CAMBRIDGE FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICE
Cambridge, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW...
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
PROVIDENCE HOUSE
Brighton, MA
Private Event

THEY SAY IT'S WONDERFUL
SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Ethel Merman (January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was a star on Broadway for over four decades — introducing standards such as "I Got Rhythm," "It's De-Lovely," "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "There's No Business Like Show Business," and "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries." Born and raised in Astoria, NY, Merman sang as a child for soldiers during the first World War, and got her big break when the Gershwin brothers cast her in their musical Girl Crazy. During her extraordinarily successful career on Broadway she starred in musicals by Cole Porter (who wrote "Anything Goes," "Down In The Depths on the 90th Floor," "You're The Top," and "Ridin' High" for her), Irving Berlin (who wrote "They Say It's Wonderful," "You're Just In Love," "I Got The Sun In The Morning," and "I Got Lost In His Arms" for her) and Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim (who wrote "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Small World," "Some People," and "You'll Never Get Away From Me" for her). Merman also made many movies and was a regular fixture on radio and television for decades — but her personal life was full of heart-ache and challenges. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan bring her hits to life and share a few stories about her astounding career.
FULLER VILLAGE
Milton, MA
Private Event

ART/Word
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Gay Sheldon, Jinny Sagorin, Will McMillan, and Stephen Fischer
Every year a dedicated cohort of graphic designers and fine artists create new works of art to illuminate a shared theme. Jinny, Gay, Stephen, and Will (also playing the ukulele!) will lead 30 minutes of sing-along songs as part of the public reception for this inspiring exhibition.
LASELL COLLEGE
Auburndale, MA
Free and open to the public!

MY FAVORITE THINGS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lyricist, librettist, playwright, director, and producer Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II is perhaps best known for his extraordinary work with composer Richard Rodgers on musicals and films such as The Sound Of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, State Fair, and The King and I. Earlier in his career, however, he collaborated with many different composers including Rudolf Friml, Richard Whiting, Vincent Youmans, Sigmund Romberg, and Jerome Kern — with whom he created the ground-breaking musical Show Boat. During the course of Hammerstein’s 40-year career he earned many awards — including two Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzer prizes, and eight Tony awards. Will and Joe are honored to perform such classics as “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” “Getting To Know You,” “Carefully Taught,” “Indian Love Call,” “Surrey with the Fringe On Top,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Stouthearted Men” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” “Who?” and “Happy Talk.”
LASELL VILLAGE
Auburndale, MA
Private Event

MY FAVORITE THINGS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lyricist, librettist, playwright, director, and producer Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II is perhaps best known for his extraordinary work with composer Richard Rodgers on musicals and films such as The Sound Of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, State Fair, and The King and I. Earlier in his career, however, he collaborated with many different composers including Rudolf Friml, Richard Whiting, Vincent Youmans, Sigmund Romberg, and Jerome Kern — with whom he created the ground-breaking musical Show Boat. During the course of Hammerstein’s 40-year career he earned many awards — including two Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzer prizes, and eight Tony awards. Will and Joe are honored to perform such classics as “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” “Getting To Know You,” “Carefully Taught,” “Indian Love Call,” “Surrey with the Fringe On Top,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Stouthearted Men” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” “Who?” and “Happy Talk.”
BRIGHTVIEW SENIOR LIVING
Arlington, MA
Private Event

FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017 | 4:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Mulholland on piano
Lorenz Milton Hart was one of the greatest lyricists of the twentieth century. A child of German Jewish immigrants who grew up in New York City, Larry Hart and composer Richard Rodgers wrote some of the most enduring popular songs of all time — including "My Funny Valentine," "Blue Moon," "Manhattan," "Where or When," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Dancing On the Ceiling," "Glad To Be Unhappy," "Isn't It Romantic," "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," "Johnny One Note," and "This Can't Be Love" — for more than 26 Broadway musicals and several movies. A life-long bachelor (and closeted gay man) who lived with his widowed mother, Hart suffered from alcoholism and later in his life would disappear for weeks at a time on binges, which created stress in his collaboration with Rodgers. According to Stephen Holden of The New York Times, "Many of Hart's lyrics were the confessional outpourings of a hopeless romantic who...stood just under five feet tall, wreathed himself in cigar smoke, (and) saw himself as an undesirable freak." Singer Will McMillan and jazz pianist Joe Mulholland will lovingly and respectfully perform many of Hart's best songs and share stories about how they came to be written.
THE COMMONS
Lincoln, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and luxury of Porter's life — including his many connections to Massachusetts — and perform gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
SPRINGHOUSE
Jamaica Plain, MA
Private Event

MY FAVORITE THINGS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2017 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lyricist, librettist, playwright, director, and producer Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II is perhaps best known for his extraordinary work with composer Richard Rodgers on musicals and films such as The Sound Of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, State Fair, and The King and I. Earlier in his career, however, he collaborated with many different composers including Rudolf Friml, Richard Whiting, Vincent Youmans, Sigmund Romberg, and Jerome Kern — with whom he created the ground-breaking musical Show Boat. During the course of Hammerstein’s 40-year career he earned many awards — including two Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzer prizes, and eight Tony awards. Will and Joe are honored to perform such classics as “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” “Getting To Know You,” “Carefully Taught,” “Indian Love Call,” “Surry with the Fringe On Top,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Stouthearted Men,” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “Who?” “Happy Talk,” and “It’s a Grand Night for Singing!”
CORNERSTONE
Milford, MA
Private Event

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2016 | 1:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Many of America's most beloved winter holiday songs have been written or co-written by Jewish songwriters. This is not such a surprise when one remembers that the majority of what we now call "The Great American Songbook" was created by Jewish songwriters. This show features songs such as "Winter Wonderland," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Waltz," "Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Lullaby," "Count Your Blessings," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas" by songwriters including Irving Berlin, Jason Robert Brown, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Herman, Jay Livingston, Johnny Marks, Mitchell Parish, Jule Styne, Mel Torme, and Bob Wells.
BOYLSTON PLACE
Chestnut Hill, MA
Private Event

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Many of America's most beloved winter holiday songs have been written or co-written by Jewish songwriters. This is not such a surprise when one remembers that the majority of what we now call "The Great American Songbook" was created by Jewish songwriters. We'll perform two sets of music (with many opportunities to sing along!) including "Winter Wonderland," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Waltz," "Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Lullaby," "Count Your Blessings," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas" by songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Jason Robert Brown, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Herman, Jay Livingston, Johnny Marks, Mitchell Parish, Jule Styne, Mel Torme, and Bob Wells.
STONE REHABILITATION & SENIOR LIVING
NEWTON, MA
Private Event

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Joe and I are excited to returning to "Not Just Another Coffeehouse" in Sharon, MA. Many of America's most beloved winter holiday songs have been written or co-written by Jewish songwriters. This is not such a surprise when one remembers that the majority of what we now call "The Great American Songbook" was created by Jewish songwriters. We'll perform two sets of music (with many opportunities to sing along!) including "Winter Wonderland," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Waltz," "Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Lullaby," "Count Your Blessings," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas" by songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Jason Robert Brown, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Herman, Jay Livingston, Johnny Marks, Mitchell Parish, Jule Styne, Mel Torme, and Bob Wells. We'll be doing two sets of music with many opportunities to sing along, and we hope you can join us!
NOT JUST ANOTHER COFFEEHOUSE
Four North Main Street
$15 (or whatever you can afford) | Sharon, MA
7:00 pm

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Many of America's most beloved winter holiday songs have been written or co-written by Jewish songwriters. This is not such a surprise when one remembers that the majority of what we now call "The Great American Songbook" was created by Jewish songwriters. We'll perform two sets of music (with many opportunities to sing along!) including "Winter Wonderland," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Waltz," "Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Lullaby," "Count Your Blessings," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas" by songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Jason Robert Brown, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Herman, Jay Livingston, Johnny Marks, Mitchell Parish, Jule Styne, Mel Torme, and Bob Wells.
CONCORD PARK
Concord, MA
Private Event

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Many of America's most beloved winter holiday songs have been written or co-written by Jewish songwriters. This is not such a surprise when one remembers that the majority of what we now call "The Great American Songbook" was created by Jewish songwriters. This show features songs such as "Winter Wonderland," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Waltz," "Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Lullaby," "Count Your Blessings," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas" by songwriters including Irving Berlin, Jason Robert Brown, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Herman, Jay Livingston, Johnny Marks, Mitchell Parish, Jule Styne, Mel Torme, and Bob Wells.
VNA SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY
259 Lowell Street | Somerville, MA 02144
Private Event

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Many of America's most beloved winter holiday songs have been written or co-written by Jewish songwriters. This is not such a surprise when one remembers that the majority of what we now call "The Great American Songbook" was created by Jewish songwriters. This show features songs such as "Winter Wonderland," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Waltz," "Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Lullaby," "Count Your Blessings," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas" by songwriters including Irving Berlin, Jason Robert Brown, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Herman, Jay Livingston, Johnny Marks, Mitchell Parish, Jule Styne, Mel Torme, and Bob Wells.
FULLER VILLAGE
Milton, MA
Private Event

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 | 4:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Many of America's most beloved winter holiday songs have been written or co-written by Jewish songwriters. This is not such a surprise when one remembers that the majority of what we now call "The Great American Songbook" was created by Jewish songwriters. This show features songs such as "Winter Wonderland," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Waltz," "Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Lullaby," "Count Your Blessings," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas" by songwriters including Irving Berlin, Jason Robert Brown, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Herman, Jay Livingston, Johnny Marks, Mitchell Parish, Jule Styne, Mel Torme, and Bob Wells.
NEWBURY COURT
Concord, MA
Private Event

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Many of America's most beloved winter holiday songs have been written or co-written by Jewish songwriters. This is not such a surprise when one remembers that the majority of what we now call "The Great American Songbook" was created by Jewish songwriters. This show features songs such as "Winter Wonderland," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Waltz," "Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Lullaby," "Count Your Blessings," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas" by songwriters including Irving Berlin, Jason Robert Brown, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Herman, Jay Livingston, Johnny Marks, Mitchell Parish, Jule Styne, Mel Torme, and Bob Wells.
VNA SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY
405 Alewife Brook Parkway | Somerville, MA 02144
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016 | 1:15 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
TEMPLE EMANUEL
NEWTON, MA
Private Event

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Many of America's most beloved winter holiday songs have been written or co-written by Jewish songwriters. This is not such a surprise when one remembers that the majority of what we now call "The Great American Songbook" was created by Jewish songwriters. This show features songs such as "Winter Wonderland," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Waltz," "Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Lullaby," "Count Your Blessings," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas" by songwriters including Irving Berlin, Jason Robert Brown, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Herman, Jay Livingston, Johnny Marks, Mitchell Parish, Jule Styne, Mel Torme, and Bob Wells.
ROWLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
141 Main Street | Rowley, MA 01969
Admission: FREE and open to the public
Info: (978) 948-2850

A FINE ROMANCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jerome David Kern left a legacy of over seven hundred songs — written for more than one hundred stage productions and Hollywood films. His best-known work,Show Boat, broke new ground in 1927 with its realistic characters, controversial subject matter, and dramatically integrated songs. Never before had issues of miscegenation, wife desertion, alcoholism, and gambling been the subject of a hit musical — one which continues to be revived to this day. Kern collaborated with many great lyricists — including Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, P. G. Wodehouse, E.Y. (“Yip”) Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy McHugh, and Dorothy Fields — and his songs won the Academy Award for Best Song in a Motion Picture twice. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid find great pleasure in performing Kern classics including "Pick Yourself Up," "I Won’t Dance," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "The Song Is You," "All The Things You Are," “The Folks Who Live On The Hill," "Make Believe," “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Bill,” "I’m Old Fashioned," and “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man."
SPRINGHOUSE
Jamaica Plain, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
NORTH HILL
Needham, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016 | 1:15 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
COLEMAN HOUSE
Newton, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
CABOT PARK VILLAGE
NEWTON, MA
Private Event

THE BEAUTY ALL AROUND: SONGS BY WILL MCMILLAN
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan (voice), Doug Hammer (piano) and Jinny Sagorin (voice)

"It was sublime!"

"The duets by Will and Jinny were gorgeous."

"I loved your singing, songs and performance."

"Doug's piano mastery is truly out of this world!"

Doug, Jinny, and Will perform a 45-minute set of original songs written or co-written by Will — followed by a 45-minute set of original songs by Dennis Livingston (with guest vocalists Brian De Lorenzo and Will McMillan). Will began creating songs using GarageBand software and his laptop computer after taking a class called “Ukulele for the Almost Musical” in 2010. With help from gifted pianist/composer Doug Hammer, McMillan has translated his ukulele-driven GarageBand renditions into playful piano + vocal arrangements which they will perform with Jinny as part of a Boston Association of Cabaret Artists songwriter showcase in Framingham.
AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER
160 Hollis Street | Framingham, MA 01702
$18 via BACA's web site ($15 for BACA and Amazing Things members)

A FINE ROMANCE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jerome David Kern left a legacy of over seven hundred songs — written for more than one hundred stage productions and Hollywood films. His best-known work,Show Boat, broke new ground in 1927 with its realistic characters, controversial subject matter, and dramatically integrated songs. Never before had issues of miscegenation, wife desertion, alcoholism, and gambling been the subject of a hit musical — one which continues to be revived to this day. Kern collaborated with many great lyricists — including Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, P. G. Wodehouse, E.Y. (“Yip”) Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy McHugh, and Dorothy Fields — and his songs won the Academy Award for Best Song in a Motion Picture twice. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid find great pleasure in performing Kern classics including "Pick Yourself Up," "I Won’t Dance," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "The Song Is You," "All The Things You Are," “The Folks Who Live On The Hill," "Make Believe," “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Bill,” "I’m Old Fashioned," and “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man."
LONGWOOD TOWERS
Brookline, MA
Private Event

MY FAVORITE THINGS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lyricist, librettist, playwright, director, and producer Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II is perhaps best known for his extraordinary work with composer Richard Rodgers on musicals and films such as The Sound Of Music, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, State Fair, and The King and I. Earlier in his career, however, he collaborated with many different composers including Rudolf Friml, Richard Whiting, Vincent Youmans, Sigmund Romberg, and Jerome Kern — with whom he created the ground-breaking musical Show Boat. During the course of Hammerstein’s 40-year career he earned many awards — including two Oscars, two Grammys, two Pulitzer prizes, and eight Tony awards. Will and Joe are honored to perform such classics as “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” “Getting To Know You,” “Carefully Taught,” “Indian Love Call,” “Surry with the Fringe On Top,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Stouthearted Men” “Cockeyed Optimist,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Hello, Young Lovers,” “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” “Who?” and “Happy Talk.”
FULLER VILLAGE
Milton, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
BOYLSTON PLACE
Chestnut Hill, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 | 12:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
ARLINGTON COUNCIL ON AGING
Arlington, MA
Private Event

SKYLARK TO STARDUST
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Howard Hoagland Carmichael was one of America's most beloved songwriters. He also found fame as a singer-pianist, movie actor and television personality, but never lost his early affinity for jazz. Growing up in a musical household in Bloomington, Indiana, Hoagy often tagged along with his mother when she played the piano in silent movie theaters. Although he earned a law degree, his heart was always in music — and as his songwriting success grew, he moved to NYC and then Hollywood, creating songs which were recorded by Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Ethel Waters, Margaret Whiting, Benny Goodman, Mildred Bailey, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, and Frank Sinatra. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid delight in performing Carmichael classics including "Heart and Soul," "The Nearness of You," "Two Sleepy People," "Georgia On My Mind," "Skylark," "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," “I Get Along Without You Very Well," “Bread and Gravy,” “Small Fry,” "How Little We Know," and "Stardust."
THE COMMONS
Lincoln, MA
Private Event

SKYLARK TO STARDUST
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Howard Hoagland Carmichael was one of America's most beloved songwriters. He also found fame as a singer-pianist, movie actor and television personality, but never lost his early affinity for jazz. Growing up in a musical household in Bloomington, Indiana, Hoagy often tagged along with his mother when she played the piano in silent movie theaters. Although he earned a law degree, his heart was always in music — and as his songwriting success grew, he moved to NYC and then Hollywood, creating songs which were recorded by Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Ethel Waters, Margaret Whiting, Benny Goodman, Mildred Bailey, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, and Frank Sinatra. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid delight in performing Carmichael classics including "Heart and Soul," "The Nearness of You," "Two Sleepy People," "Georgia On My Mind," "Skylark," "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," “I Get Along Without You Very Well," “Bread and Gravy,” “Small Fry,” "How Little We Know," and "Stardust."
SPRINGHOUSE
Jamaica Plain, MA
Private Event

A FINE ROMANCE
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jerome David Kern left a legacy of over seven hundred songs — written for more than one hundred stage productions and Hollywood films. His best-known work,Show Boat, broke new ground in 1927 with its realistic characters, controversial subject matter, and dramatically integrated songs. Never before had issues of miscegenation, wife desertion, alcoholism, and gambling been the subject of a hit musical — one which continues to be revived to this day. Kern collaborated with many great lyricists — including Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, P. G. Wodehouse, E.Y. (“Yip”) Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy McHugh, and Dorothy Fields — and his songs won the Academy Award for Best Song in a Motion Picture twice. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid find great pleasure in performing Kern classics including "Pick Yourself Up," "I Won’t Dance," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "The Song Is You," "All The Things You Are," “The Folks Who Live On The Hill," "Make Believe," “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Bill,” "I’m Old Fashioned," and “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man."
CABOT PARK VILLAGE
NEWTON, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
LASELL VILLAGE
Auburndale, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
GODDARD HOUSE
Brookline, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
THE CAMBRIDGE HOMES
Cambridge, MA
Private Event

A FINE ROMANCE
TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016 | 1:15 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jerome David Kern left a legacy of over seven hundred songs — written for more than one hundred stage productions and Hollywood films. His best-known work,Show Boat, broke new ground in 1927 with its realistic characters, controversial subject matter, and dramatically integrated songs. Never before had issues of miscegenation, wife desertion, alcoholism, and gambling been the subject of a hit musical — one which continues to be revived to this day. Kern collaborated with many great lyricists — including Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, P. G. Wodehouse, E.Y. (“Yip”) Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy McHugh, and Dorothy Fields — and his songs won the Academy Award for Best Song in a Motion Picture twice. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid find great pleasure in performing Kern classics including "Pick Yourself Up," "I Won’t Dance," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "The Song Is You," "All The Things You Are," “The Folks Who Live On The Hill," "Make Believe," “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Bill,” "I’m Old Fashioned," and “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man."
TEMPLE EMANUEL
NEWTON, MA
Private Event

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
THE GABLES
Winchester, MA
Private Event

A MUSICAL MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION
SATURDAY, May 7, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Will and Joe perform selections from all seven of their shows — featuring the songs of Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, the Gershwin Borothers, Hoagy Carmichael, Larry Hart, Jule Styne, and Jerome Kern — with a focus on how these wonderful songwriters' mothers contributed to their musical development.
CARLETON-WILLARD VILLAGE
Bedford, MA
Private Event

THE BEAUTY ALL AROUND: SONGS BY WILL MCMILLAN
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan (voice), Doug Hammer (piano) and Jinny Sagorin (voice)
Their debut performance in December 2015 sold out in advance and earned some delightful feedback: "It was sublime!" "I loved your singing, songs and performance." "The duets by Will and Jinny were gorgeous." "Doug's piano mastery is truly out of this world!" So, in response to popular demand, Doug, Jinny, and Will are reprising this program of original songs written or co-written by Will — and adding a few new songs, too! Will began creating songs using GarageBand software and his trusty laptop computer after taking a class called “Ukulele for the Almost Musical” in 2010. With help from gifted pianist/composer Doug Hammer, McMillan has translated his ukulele-driven GarageBand renditions into playful piano + vocal arrangements which they will perform with guest vocalist Jinny Sagorin at one of their favorite venues — Third Life Studio. There will be two sets of music, light refreshments, and many opportunities to sing-along. This program was originally — and very gratefully — presented with support from the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust.
THIRD LIFE STUDIO
33 Union Square | Somerville, MA 02143
$20 in advance via Brown Paper Tickets or $25 at the door (cash only)

FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lorenz Milton Hart was one of the greatest lyricists of the twentieth century. A child of German Jewish immigrants who grew up in New York City, Larry Hart and composer Richard Rodgers wrote some of the most enduring popular songs of all time — including "My Funny Valentine," "Blue Moon," "Manhattan," "Where or When," "Mountain Greenery," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Dancing On the Ceiling," "Glad To Be Unhappy." "Isn't It Romantic," "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," "Johnny One Note," "Little Girl Blue," and "This Can't Be Love" — for more than 26 Broadway musicals and several movies. A life-long bachelor who lived with his widowed mother, Hart suffered from alcoholism and later in his life would disappear for weeks at a time on binges, which created stress in his collaboration with Rodgers. According to Stephen Holden of The New York Times, "Many of Hart's lyrics were the confessional outpourings of a hopeless romantic who loathed his own body… Hart, who stood just under five feet tall and wreathed himself in cigar smoke, saw himself as an undesirable freak. Homosexual in the era of the closet, he pursued a tormented erotic life of which only hints appear in his songs." Singer Will McMillan and jazz pianist Joe Reid will perform many of Hart's best songs and share stories about how they came to be written.
SPRINGHOUSE
Jamaica Plain, MA
Private Event

A FINE ROMANCE
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jerome David Kern left a legacy of over seven hundred songs — written for more than one hundred stage productions and Hollywood films. His best-known work,Show Boat, broke new ground in 1927 with its realistic characters, controversial subject matter, and dramatically integrated songs. Never before had issues of miscegenation, wife desertion, alcoholism, and gambling been the subject of a hit musical — one which continues to be revived to this day. Kern collaborated with many great lyricists — including Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, P. G. Wodehouse, E.Y. (“Yip”) Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy McHugh, and Dorothy Fields — and his songs won the Academy Award for Best Song in a Motion Picture twice. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid find great pleasure in performing Kern classics including "Pick Yourself Up," "I Won’t Dance," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "The Song Is You," "All The Things You Are," “The Folks Who Live On The Hill," "Make Believe," “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Bill,” "I’m Old Fashioned," and “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man."
BRIGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
40 Academy Hill Road | Brighton, MA
Admission is FREE. 617-782-6032.

FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lorenz Milton Hart was one of the greatest lyricists of the twentieth century. A child of German Jewish immigrants who grew up in New York City, Larry Hart and composer Richard Rodgers wrote some of the most enduring popular songs of all time — including "My Funny Valentine," "Blue Moon," "Manhattan," "Where or When," "Mountain Greenery," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Dancing On the Ceiling," "Glad To Be Unhappy." "Isn't It Romantic," "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," "Johnny One Note," "Little Girl Blue," and "This Can't Be Love" — for more than 26 Broadway musicals and several movies. A life-long bachelor who lived with his widowed mother, Hart suffered from alcoholism and later in his life would disappear for weeks at a time on binges, which created stress in his collaboration with Rodgers. According to Stephen Holden of The New York Times, "Many of Hart's lyrics were the confessional outpourings of a hopeless romantic who loathed his own body… Hart, who stood just under five feet tall and wreathed himself in cigar smoke, saw himself as an undesirable freak. Homosexual in the era of the closet, he pursued a tormented erotic life of which only hints appear in his songs." Singer Will McMillan and jazz pianist Joe Reid will perform many of Hart's best songs and share stories about how they came to be written.
NEWBURY COURT
Concord, MA
Private Event

FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lorenz Milton Hart was one of the greatest lyricists of the twentieth century. A child of German Jewish immigrants who grew up in New York City, Larry Hart and composer Richard Rodgers wrote some of the most enduring popular songs of all time — including "My Funny Valentine," "Blue Moon," "Manhattan," "Where or When," "Mountain Greenery," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Dancing On the Ceiling," "Glad To Be Unhappy." "Isn't It Romantic," "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," "Johnny One Note," "Little Girl Blue," and "This Can't Be Love" — for more than 26 Broadway musicals and several movies. A life-long bachelor who lived with his widowed mother, Hart suffered from alcoholism and later in his life would disappear for weeks at a time on binges, which created stress in his collaboration with Rodgers. According to Stephen Holden of The New York Times, "Many of Hart's lyrics were the confessional outpourings of a hopeless romantic who loathed his own body… Hart, who stood just under five feet tall and wreathed himself in cigar smoke, saw himself as an undesirable freak. Homosexual in the era of the closet, he pursued a tormented erotic life of which only hints appear in his songs." Singer Will McMillan and jazz pianist Joe Reid will perform many of Hart's best songs and share stories about how they came to be written.
MAPLEWOOD AT WESTON
Weston, MA
Private Event

FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan (singing) and JOE REID (playing piano)
Lorenz Milton Hart was one of the greatest lyricists of the twentieth century. A child of German Jewish immigrants who grew up in New York City, Larry Hart wrote some of the most enduring popular songs of all time with composer Richard Rodgers — including "My Funny Valentine," "Blue Moon," "Manhattan," "Where or When," "Mountain Greenery," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Dancing On the Ceiling," "Glad To Be Unhappy." "Isn't It Romantic," "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," "Johnny One Note," "Little Girl Blue," and "This Can't Be Love" — for more than 26 Broadway musicals and several movies. A life-long bachelor who lived with his widowed mother, Hart suffered from alcoholism and later in his life would disappear for weeks at a time on binges, which created stress in his collaboration with Rodgers. According to Stephen Holden of The New York Times, "Many of Hart's lyrics were the confessional outpourings of a hopeless romantic who loathed his own body… Hart, who stood just under five feet tall and wreathed himself in cigar smoke, saw himself as an undesirable freak. Homosexual in the era of the closet, he pursued a tormented erotic life of which only hints appear in his songs." Singer Will McMillan and jazz pianist Joe Reid will perform many of Hart's best songs and share stories about how they came to be written. Third Life Studio features a great Steinway grand piano, and refreshments — with an emphasis on chocolate — will be served during intermission. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED TO SELL THIS SHOW OUT A WEEK IN ADVANCE!
THIRD LIFE STUDIO
33 Union Square | Somerville, MA 02143
You can buy $21.69 tickets in advance by clicking here. | Tickets are $25 at the door (cash only).

FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Lorenz Milton Hart was one of the greatest lyricists of the twentieth century. A child of German Jewish immigrants who grew up in New York City, Larry Hart and composer Richard Rodgers wrote some of the most enduring popular songs of all time — including "My Funny Valentine," "Blue Moon," "Manhattan," "Where or When," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Dancing On the Ceiling," "Glad To Be Unhappy." "Isn't It Romantic," "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," "Johnny One Note," and "This Can't Be Love" — for more than 26 Broadway musicals and several movies. A life-long bachelor who lived with his widowed mother, Hart suffered from alcoholism and later in his life would disappear for weeks at a time on binges, which created stress in his collaboration with Rodgers. According to Stephen Holden of The New York Times, "Many of Hart's lyrics were the confessional outpourings of a hopeless romantic who loathed his own body… Hart, who stood just under five feet tall and wreathed himself in cigar smoke, saw himself as an undesirable freak. Homosexual in the era of the closet, he pursued a tormented erotic life of which only hints appear in his songs." Singer Will McMillan and jazz pianist Joe Reid will perform many of Hart's best songs and share stories about how they came to be written.
FULLER VILLAGE
Milton, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW:
A BENEFIT CONCERT TO RAISE MONEY FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
The Zonis Auditorium has a great Steinway grand piano, and refreshments will be served by the temple. 100% of the proceeds from this performance will be given to a Syrian refugee organization.
BETH EL TEMPLE CENTER
2 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA 02478
Suggested donation: $15-25

A QUILTING CABARET
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016 | 1:00 PM
Will performs a selection of songs reflecting on the creative process and color as part of the Cornerstone Quilters Guild annual brunch.
OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE
Sturbridge, MA
Private event.

HOLIDAY PARTY
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Will will share a short program of music including holiday favorites such as "Winter Wonderland," "White Christmas," and "We Need A Little Christmas," + songs about process such as "Putting It Together" and "Open A New Window."
THE TRANSITION NETWORK
Winchester, MA
Private Event

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Megan Henderson on piano
Many of America's most beloved winter holiday songs have been written or co-written by Jewish songwriters. This is not such a surprise when one remembers that the majority of what we now call "The Great American Songbook" was created by Jewish songwriters. This show features songs such as "Winter Wonderland," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Silver Bells," "The Christmas Waltz," "Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Lullaby," "Count Your Blessings," "Happy Holiday," and "White Christmas" by songwriters including Irving Berlin, Jason Robert Brown, Sammy Cahn, Ray Evans, Jerry Herman, Jay Livingston, Johnny Marks, Mitchell Parish, Jule Styne, Mel Torme, and Bob Wells.
SPRINGHOUSE
Jamaica Plain, MA
Private Event

THE BEAUTY ALL AROUND: SONGS BY WILL MCMILLAN
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan (singing) and Doug Hammer (playing piano)
After taking a class called “Ukulele for the Almost Musical” in 2010, Will began writing songs using GarageBand software and his trusty laptop computer. With help from gifted pianist/composer Doug Hammer, McMillan has translated his GarageBand renditions into playful piano + vocal arrangements which they will perform at one of their favorite venues — Third Life Studio. There will be two sets of music, light refreshments, and many opportunities to sing-along.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED SELL THIS SHOW OUT A MONTH IN ADVANCE!
This program is gratefully presented with support from the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust.
THIRD LIFE STUDIO
33 Union Square | Somerville, MA 02143
THIS SHOW HAS SOLD OUT...

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015 | 1:15 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
TEMPLE EMANUEL
NEWTON, MA
Private Event

SKYLARK TO STARDUST
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Howard Hoagland Carmichael was one of America's most beloved songwriters. He also found fame as a singer-pianist, movie actor and television personality, but never lost his early affinity for jazz. Growing up in a musical household in Bloomington, Indiana, Hoagy often tagged along with his mother when she played the piano in silent movie theaters. Although he earned a law degree, his heart was always in music — and as his songwriting success grew, he moved to NYC and then Hollywood, creating songs which were recorded by Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Ethel Waters, Margaret Whiting, Benny Goodman, Mildred Bailey, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, and Frank Sinatra. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid delight in performing Carmichael classics including "Heart and Soul," "The Nearness of You," "Two Sleepy People," "Georgia On My Mind," "Skylark," "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," “I Get Along Without You Very Well," “Bread and Gravy,” “Small Fry,” "How Little We Know," and "Stardust."
ALLERTON HOUSE
Weymouth, MA
Private Event

A FINE ROMANCE
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jerome David Kern left a legacy of over seven hundred songs — written for more than one hundred stage productions and Hollywood films. His best-known work,Show Boat, broke new ground in 1927 with its realistic characters, controversial subject matter, and dramatically integrated songs. Never before had issues of miscegenation, wife desertion, alcoholism, and gambling been the subject of a hit musical — one which continues to be revived to this day. Kern collaborated with many great lyricists — including Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, P. G. Wodehouse, E.Y. (“Yip”) Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy McHugh, and Dorothy Fields — and his songs won the Academy Award for Best Song in a Motion Picture twice. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid find great pleasure in performing Kern classics including "Pick Yourself Up," "I Won’t Dance," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "The Song Is You," "All The Things You Are," “The Folks Who Live On The Hill," "Make Believe," “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Bill,” "I’m Old Fashioned," and “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man."
BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Commonwealth Salon | 700 Boylston Street | Boston, MA 02116
FREE ADMISSION as part of the BPL's "Never Too Late" program series

A FINE ROMANCE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jerome David Kern left a legacy of over seven hundred songs — written for more than one hundred stage productions and Hollywood films. His best-known work,Show Boat, broke new ground in 1927 with its realistic characters, controversial subject matter, and dramatically integrated songs. Never before had issues of miscegenation, wife desertion, alcoholism, and gambling been the subject of a hit musical — one which continues to be revived to this day. Kern collaborated with many great lyricists — including Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, P. G. Wodehouse, E.Y. (“Yip”) Harburg, Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy McHugh, and Dorothy Fields — and his songs won the Academy Award for Best Song in a Motion Picture twice. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid find great pleasure in performing Kern classics including "Pick Yourself Up," "I Won’t Dance," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "The Song Is You," "All The Things You Are," “The Folks Who Live On The Hill," "Make Believe," “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Bill,” "I’m Old Fashioned," and “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man."
FULLER VILLAGE
Milton, MA
Private Event

BLAME THOSE GERSHWINS
THE SONGS OF STEVE SWEETING

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Steve Sweeting (playing piano) and Will McMillan (singing)
Steve Sweeting is a New York-based jazz pianist, composer and songwriter who has recently published a series of eight songbooks. This concert celebrates the release of his newest CD — Blame Those Gershwins — which features nine songs written or co-written by Sweeting. Steve has lived all over the world, exploring different musical traditions. He was also a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop in New York where he worked as a music director for many cabarets and musicals. Consequently, his songs contain a mix of musical styles — from ballad to swing, from funky to theatrical — and are tremendously fun to sing. Sweeting opened the Jazz Club Dizzy Gillespie in Dakar, Senegal, where he also studied djembe for four months. He has toured with a jazz band in Salvador, Brazil, where he studied in a samba group. And he has played a USIS tour in Asia and studied tabla in Bangladesh for six months. In 2006, Sweeting moved to Shanghai, where he lived for eight years. While in China, he founded a collaborative monthly series with Chinese jazz vocalists at an art gallery in Shanghai, exploring the intersection of Chinese musical traditions and jazz. He was a regular on the jazz scene in Shanghai and performed all over China including solo concerts in Guangzhou, Beijing, and Hangzhou. For more information about Steve's music, please visit his web site by clicking here.
THIRD LIFE STUDIO
33 Union Square | Somerville, MA 02143
You can buy $15 tickets in advance by clicking here. | Tickets are $20 at the door (cash only).

OVER THE RAINBOW
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
ALLERTON HOUSE
Weymouth, MA
Private Event

BLAME THOSE GERSHWINS
THE SONGS OF STEVE SWEETING

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 | 3:00 PM
Steve Sweeting (piano), Chris Farlow (saxophone) and Will McMillan (singing)
Steve Sweeting is a New York-based jazz pianist, composer and songwriter who has recently published a series of eight songbooks. This concert celebrates the release of his newest CD — Blame Those Gershwins — which features nine songs written or co-written by Sweeting.
HOUSE CONCERT
MANHATTAN, NY
Private event

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 | 4:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
NEWBURY COURT
Concord, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 | 12:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
ARLINGTON COUNCIL ON AGING
Arlington, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
LONGWOOD TOWERS
Brookline, MA
Private Event

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
SPRINGHOUSE
Jamaica Plain, MA
Private Event

SKYLARK TO STARDUST
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Howard Hoagland Carmichael was one of America's most beloved songwriters. He also found fame as a singer-pianist, movie actor and television personality, but never lost his early affinity for jazz. Growing up in a musical household in Bloomington, Indiana, Hoagy often tagged along with his mother when she played the piano in silent movie theaters. Although he earned a law degree, his heart was always in music — and as his songwriting success grew, he moved to NYC and then Hollywood, creating songs which were recorded by Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Ethel Waters, Margaret Whiting, Benny Goodman, Mildred Bailey, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, and Frank Sinatra. Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid delight in performing Carmichael classics including "Heart and Soul," "The Nearness of You," "Two Sleepy People," "Georgia On My Mind," "Skylark," "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," “I Get Along Without You Very Well," “Bread and Gravy,” “Small Fry,” "How Little We Know," and "Stardust."
CABOT PARK VILLAGE
NEWTON, MA
Private Event

BETWEEN THE WARS
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Between The Wars features songs from the 1920s through the 1940s, including "I Got Rhythm," "As Time Goes By," "Sentimental Journey," "Blue Skies," "Pennies From Heaven," "Lullaby Of Broadway," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Begin the Beguine," and "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?" This event often sells out; so we encourage you to buy your tickets in advance if you think you can join us!
FOUR CORNERS ART CENTER
3852 Main Road | Tiverton Four Corners, RI
Tickets can be purchased on line or by calling 401-624-2600.

EASY TO LOVE
TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
ALLERTON HOUSE
Weymouth, MA
Private Event

SKYLARK TO STARDUST
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015 | 4:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Howard Hoagland Carmichael was one of America's most beloved songwriters. He also found fame as a singer-pianist, movie actor and television personality, but never lost his early affinity for jazz. Growing up in a musical household in Bloomington, Indiana, Hoagy often tagged along with his mother when she played the piano in silent movie theaters. Although he earned a law degree, his heart was always in music — and as his songwriting success grew, he moved to NYC and then Hollywood, creating songs which were recorded by Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Ethel Waters, Margaret Whiting, Benny Goodman, Mildred Bailey, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, and Frank Sinatra.
Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid delight in performing Carmichael classics including "Heart and Soul," "The Nearness of You," "Two Sleepy People," "Georgia On My Mind," "Skylark," "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," “I Get Along Without You Very Well," “Bread and Gravy,” “Small Fry,” "How Little We Know," and "Stardust."
NEWBURY COURT
Concord, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015 | 3:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
GODDARD HOUSE
Brookline, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW & EASY TO LOVE
SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Joe and I are excited to be performing at "Not Just Another Coffeehouse" in Sharon, MA. We will present two sets of music — songs co-written by Harold Arlen and songs written by Cole Porter — starting at 7:00 pm. We hope you can join us and maybe even sing along with some of the most beloved songs from The Great American Songbook, including “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow," “Night and Day,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
NOT JUST ANOTHER COFFEEHOUSE
Four North Main Street
$15 (or whatever you can afford) | Sharon, MA
7:00 pm

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
THE COMMONS
Lincoln, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
BROOKHAVEN
Lexington, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
CORNERSTONE
Milford, MA
Private Event

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
BRIGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
40 Academy Hill Road | Brighton, MA
Admission is FREE. 617-782-6032.

BETWEEN THE WARS
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Between The Wars features songs from the 1920s - the 1940s. Admission is free, and there will be light refreshments, too!
VENTRESS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
15 Library Plaza | Marshfield, MA 02050
Admission is FREE. 781-834-5535

LOVE IN THE AGE OF TINDER
FRIDAY, MAY 1 & SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Five wonderful dancers + Will McMillan
Will recites two poems by Nikki Giovanni, reads some scientific text, and sings a small chunk of a Cole Porter song as part of a new dance performance choreographed by Cathy Young, who is head of the dance department at Boston Conservatory. The Second Annual DanceNow Boston dance/cabaret series features new dances by The Bang Group, Peter DiMuro, Courtney Peix, Cathy Young, Kelli Edwards, and Deborah Lohse playing in 4 different, rotating shows at Oberon in Harvard Square.
OBERON
Two Arrow Street | Cambridge MA, 02138
$15-20 | 617-547-8300

SKYLARK TO STARDUST
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Howard Hoagland Carmichael was one of America's most beloved songwriters. He also found fame as a singer-pianist, movie actor and television personality, but never lost his early affinity for jazz. Growing up in a musical household in Bloomington, Indiana, Hoagy often tagged along with his mother when she played the piano in silent movie theaters. Although he earned a law degree, his heart was always in music — and as his songwriting success grew, he moved to NYC and then Hollywood, creating songs which were recorded by Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Ethel Waters, Margaret Whiting, Benny Goodman, Mildred Bailey, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, and Frank Sinatra.
Singer Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid delight in performing Carmichael classics including "Heart and Soul," "The Nearness of You," "Two Sleepy People," "Georgia On My Mind," "Skylark," "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," “I Get Along Without You Very Well," “Bread and Gravy,” “Small Fry,” "How Little We Know," and "Stardust."
FULLER VILLAGE
Milton, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
CABOT PARK VILLAGE
NEWTON, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015 | 1:15 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
TEMPLE EMANUEL
NEWTON, MA
Private Event

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2015 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
NEVILLE PLACE
Cambridge, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015 | 1:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
ROWLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
141 Main Street | Rowley, MA 01969
Admission: FREE and open to the public
Info: (978) 948-2850

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
NEWBRIDGE ON THE CHARLES
Dedham, MA
Private Event

WALKING THE BRIDGE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015 | 3:00 PM
Briony Glassco and Will McMillan with Doug Hammer on piano
A musical tribute to songwriter Lee Kneerim
STONINGTON HARBOR YACHT CLUB
Stonington, CT
Private Event

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015 , 2015 | 2:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
FOX HILL VILLAGE
Westwood, MA
Private Event

MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jule Styne was born in London to Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine who ran a small grocery. When he was eight, his family moved to Chicago, where he performed as a pianist with the Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit Symphonies. By age thirteen he was playing in the pit orchestra of a burlesque house, and by age fifteen he had formed his own dance band. In 1934 he moved to New York City — working as an accompanist for Sophie Tucker — and then to Hollywood, where he found employment as a vocal coach for Shirley Temple, Mary Martin and Alice Faye.
A man of enormous energy and personal magnetism, Styne would often work on three or four movie and theater projects simultaneously — partly because he was often in debt due to a lifelong gambling addiction. He co-wrote over 1500 songs with lyricists such as Frank Loesser, Sammy Cahn, Yip Harburg, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Merrill, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. Along with stories about Styne’s extraordinary career, vocalist Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid joyfully share his standards including "Neverland" (from Peter Pan); "People" (from Funny Girl); "Let Me Entertain You," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," and "Together Wherever We Go” (from Gypsy); "The Party's Over” and “Just In Time” (from Bells Are Ringing); "I've Heard That Song Before," "It's Been A Long, Long Time," "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry," "Let It Snow!" "I Don’t Want to Walk Without You," and "Make Someone Happy."
SPRINGHOUSE
Jamaica Plain, MA
Private Event

MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jule Styne was born in London to Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine who ran a small grocery. When he was eight, his family moved to Chicago, where he performed as a pianist with the Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit Symphonies. By age thirteen he was playing in the pit orchestra of a burlesque house, and by age fifteen he had formed his own dance band. In 1934 he moved to New York City — working as an accompanist for Sophie Tucker — and then to Hollywood, where he found employment as a vocal coach for Shirley Temple, Mary Martin and Alice Faye.
A man of enormous energy and personal magnetism, Styne would often work on three or four movie and theater projects simultaneously — partly because he was often in debt due to a lifelong gambling addiction. He co-wrote over 1500 songs with lyricists such as Frank Loesser, Sammy Cahn, Yip Harburg, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Merrill, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green.
Along with stories about Styne’s extraordinary career, vocalist Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid joyfully share his standards including "Neverland" (from Peter Pan); "People" (from Funny Girl); "Let Me Entertain You," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," and "Together Wherever We Go” (from Gypsy); "The Party's Over” and “Just In Time” (from Bells Are Ringing); "I've Heard That Song Before," "It's Been A Long, Long Time," "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry," "Let It Snow!" "I Don’t Want to Walk Without You," and "Make Someone Happy."
FULLER VILLAGE
Milton, MA
Private Event

MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Jule Styne was born in London to Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine who ran a small grocery. When he was eight, his family moved to Chicago, where he performed as a pianist with the Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit Symphonies. By age thirteen he was playing in the pit orchestra of a burlesque house, and by age fifteen he had formed his own dance band. In 1934 he moved to New York City — working as an accompanist for Sophie Tucker — and then to Hollywood, where he found employment as a vocal coach for Shirley Temple, Mary Martin and Alice Faye.
A man of enormous energy and personal magnetism, Styne would often work on three or four movie and theater projects simultaneously — partly because he was often in debt due to a lifelong gambling addiction. He co-wrote over 1500 songs with lyricists such as Frank Loesser, Sammy Cahn, Yip Harburg, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Merrill, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green.
Along with stories about Styne’s extraordinary career, vocalist Will McMillan and pianist Joe Reid joyfully share his standards including "Neverland" (from Peter Pan); "People" (from Funny Girl); "Let Me Entertain You," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," and "Together Wherever We Go” (from Gypsy); "The Party's Over” and “Just In Time” (from Bells Are Ringing); "I've Heard That Song Before," "It's Been A Long, Long Time," "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry," "Let It Snow!" "I Don’t Want to Walk Without You," and "Make Someone Happy."
MAPLEWOOD
Weston, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
THE COMMONS
Lincoln, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
CORNERSTONE
Milford, MA
Private Event

SONGS ABOUT PARENTS AND CHILDREN
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, October 17 & 18, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan with Doug Hammer on piano
A joyful mosaic of songs and stories about being a parent...and being a child.
Will McMillan and Doug Hammer breathe new life into a wide variety of songs including "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (from The Blackbirds of 1928), "William Wants a Doll" (from Free To Be You And Me), "Plant A Radish" (from The Fantasticks), "Carefully Taught" (from South Pacific), "Easier to Love" (from Baby), and "Not While I’m Around" (from Sweeney Todd) as well as pop songs such as “That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Would Be” by Carly Simon and “The Circle Game” by Joni Mitchell.
THIRD LIFE STUDIO
33 Union Square | Somerville, MA 02143
Tickets: $16.52 in advance or $20 (cash only) at the door
You are welcome to click here to buy tickets for 10/17/14.
And you can click here to buy tickets for 10/18/14.

OVER THE RAINBOW
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 | 2:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
HANCOCK PARK
Quincy, MA
Private Event

THE KID INSIDE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan with Doug Hammer on piano
Join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner and entertainment at "Come Out MetroWest!" This fundraising gala will help support a new non-profit organization — the West Suburban Alliance of Gay, Lesbian,Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning Youth (WAGLY) and their straight allies. WAGLY provides weekly social and support opportunities for youth across metrowest Boston. Honorary chairs are Governor Deval L. Patrick, First Lady Diane B. Patrick, and their daughter Katherine Patrick; the honored guest is former Congressman Barney Frank; and I will perform a 40-minute version of a show Doug and I originally created to share with the 10th grade class at my old highschool. Songs include "What Is This thing Called Love?" by Cole Porter, "Changes" by David Bowie, "Catch Me" by David Friedman, and "The Kid Inside" by Craig Carnelia.
WAGLY
6:30 p.m. Cocktails | 7:30 p.m. Dinner & Program
Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Wellesley College
106 Central Street | Wellesley, MA 02481
Tickets: $85 per person | Table for eight is $680
You can click here to buy tickets.
Free parking in the Davis Parking Facility across from the Campus Center.

OVER THE RAINBOW
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
THE COMMONS IN LINCOLN
Lincoln, MA
Private Event

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
FULLER VILLAGE
Milton, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
NEWBRIDGE ON THE CHARLES
Dedham, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014 | 4:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
NEWBURY COURT
Concord, MA
Private Event

THREE SONG MINI-SET
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014 | 8:15 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid (piano), Dan Fox (bass) and Miki Matsuki(drums)
Will performs three Gershwin standards as part of a fun open mic in Inman Square, Cambridge.
RYLES JAZZ CLUB
212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Admission: $7 | 617-876-9330
There are many delicious, Cajun-influenced items on their menu.
Come early and eat dinner!

OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
George and Ira Gershwin were brothers whose playful, witty songs — brimming with rhythm and harmony —epitomized the jazz age. Born to Russian parents who emigrated to New York City to escape persecution under Czar Alexander III, Ira and George initially pursued parallel paths as lyricist and composer, officially teaming up in 1924 to co-create the musical comedy Lady Be Good. This was followed by a string of hit Broadway shows — with stars such as Ethel Merman, Fred and Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gertrude Lawrence — including Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Strike Up The Band, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing, which was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Gershwins also spent time in Hollywood, writing songs for movies such as Delicious, A Damsel In Distress, and The Goldwyn Follies — and collaborated with novelist DuBose Heyward on a ground-breaking opera, Porgy and Bess. Along with stories about the brothers’ collaborative process, Will and Joe bring Gershwin standards to life including “S Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They All Laughed,” “Love Is Sweeping The Country,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “He Loves and She Loves” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “A Foggy Day,” and “Summertime.”
NORUMBEGA POINT
Weston, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
NEVILLE PLACE
Cambridge, MA
Private Event

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
The Academy Awards are not only a part of America’s history, they are also a mirror of the times. Beginning in 1934, a new category was added – Best Song From a Motion Picture – and for the next eight decades, Oscar winners and nominees for best song have reflected the pulse of America. The roster includes some of the most timeless love songs ever written, such as “Cheek to Cheek” and “The Days of Wine and Roses.” Some reflect a universal quest for happiness and contentment as in “Accentuate the Positive” and “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.” Others capture the yearning for a simpler, more innocent time: “In the Cool, Cool, Cool, of the Evening” and “When You Wish Upon A Star.” The list of best song winners and nominees includes most of the leading songwriters of the 20th century – Irving Berlin, Sammy Cahn, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini, Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael and Randy Newman, to name a few. Join Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey for a history and appreciation of Academy Award nominees and winners during its first 80 years.
FOUR CORNERS ART CENTER
3852 Main Road | Tiverton Four Corners, RI
Tickets can be purchased on line or by calling 401-624-2600.

EASY TO LOVE
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014 | 2:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
FOX HILL VILLAGE
Westwood, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
YOUVILLE HOUSE
Cambridge, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
YOUVILLE PLACE
Lexington, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
BILLERICA PUBLIC LIBRARY
15 Concord ROAD | Billerica, MA 01821
Admission: FREE and open to the public
Info: (978) 671-0948

IN PERFECT HARMONY
SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
In Perfect Harmony, is a celebration of musical partnerships – not only the twelve-year collaboration between Bobbi and Will, but also some of the great musical songwriting teams including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Mercer & Arlen, and Jones & Schmidt. VENTRESS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
15 Library Plaza | Marshfield, MA 02050
Admission: FREE and open to the public
Info: 781-834-5535

WILL MCMILLAN IN CONCERT
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 | 8:00 PM

“What a voice. What a delivery. Will owns the stage even when he’s still as a whisper.”
— Beverly Creasey, Theater Mirror

Singer-songwriter Will McMillan has soloed with a cappella groups, pops orchestras, rock bands, and jazz combos. For many years he hosted Will & Company — a series highlighting local singers and songwriters — at the Blacksmith House in Harvard Square, earning a 2002 IRNE award from the Independent Reviewers of New England for Best Cabaret Show in a small venue. After taking a “Ukulele for the Almost Musical” class, Will began writing songs using GarageBand software and his trusty Apple laptop. On May 3rd he’ll perform a mix of standards and originals — including a healthy number of sing-alongs — accompanied by himself (ukulele) and by pre-recorded Doug Hammer (piano).
THIRD LIFE STUDIO
33 Union Square | Somerville, MA 02143
To reserve seats, please email Will by clicking here with name and number of seats.
Your name will be at the door. $10 (cash only).

OVER THE RAINBOW
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014 | 4:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
NEWBURY COURT
Concord, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
BRIGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
40 Academy Hill Road | Brighton, MA
Admission is FREE. (617) 782-6032.

BACA PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE
SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 | 6:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
The Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA) has invited Will and Bobbi and Doug to headline their new, early Sunday night performance series in Framingham. Will and Doug will start the evening with a 40 minute set of highlights from their past 15 years of collaboration — including selections by Stevie Wonder (“Love’s In Need Of Love Today”) to Stephen Sondheim (“Everybody’s Got The Right”) to the Beatles (“All My Loving”) to the Gershwin Brothers (“Love Walked in”). After a brief intermission, Bobbi and Will and Doug will perform songs from their latest show, In Perfect Harmony, which recently debuted to a sold out crowd at Scullers Jazz Club. AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER
160 Hollis Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Admission: $15 ($12 BACA and Amazing Things members)
Buy tickets at Amazing Things or call (508) 405-2787
More information: www.bostoncabaret.org

EASY TO LOVE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
BROOKLINE SENIOR CENTER
Brookline, MA
Private Event

EASY TO LOVE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter lived an amazing life, writing hundreds of songs for Broadway and Hollywood. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan explore some of the joys, sorrows, and secrecy of Porter's life — performing gems such as “Night and Day,” “Begin The Beguine,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Do I Love You, Do I?” “Ev'ry TIme We Say Goodbye,” “I've Got You Under My Skin,” “Don't Fence Me In,” and “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
NORUMBEGA POINT
Weston, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
YOUVILLE
Lexington, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
YOUVILLE
Cambridge, MA
Private Event

MOSTLY MERCER
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Johnny Mercer wrote songs for 90 motion pictures, won four Academy Awards, wrote six Broadway musicals, founded Capitol Records, and created the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His career spanned the Swing era through the early 1970s. For five decades he collaborated with America’s greatest composers, including Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini, Barry Manilow and many others. Will, Bobbi and Doug will perform songs including "Skylark," "Something's Gotta Give," "Too Marvelous for Words," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "When October Goes," "I Remember You," "I'm Old-Fashioned," and "Moon River."

This is a private event on SPRING ISLAND off the coast of South Carolina.

IN PERFECT HARMONY
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Their newest show, In Perfect Harmony, is a celebration of musical partnerships – not only the ten-year collaboration between Bobbi and Will, but also some of the great musical songwriting teams including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Mercer & Arlen, Comden & Green, Jones & Schmidt, and Kander & Ebb.
SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB
400 Soldiers Field Road | Boston, MA
Admission: $22 Show only; $64 Dinner/Show package
Buy tickets at TICKETWEB or 617-562-4111
Information: www.scullersjazz.com or 617-783-0090

THREE SONG MINI-SET
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan and his blue ukulele
Will performs three original songs at a lovely open mic in Lexington, MA.
NOURISH RESTAURANT
1727 Massachusetts Ave Lexington, MA 02421
Admission: Free (although a hat is passed for the featured performers...)
There are many delicious, nutritious items on their menu.
Come early and eat dinner!

OVER THE RAINBOW
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
FULLER VILLAGE
Milton, MA
Private Event

OVER THE RAINBOW
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
BRIGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
40 Academy Hill Road | Brighton, MA
Admission is FREE. (617) 782-6032.

OVER THE RAINBOW
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
NORUMBEGA POINT
Weston, MA
Private Event

IN PERFECT HARMONY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Their newest show, In Perfect Harmony, is a celebration of musical partnerships – not only the ten-year collaboration between Bobbi and Will, but also some of the great musical songwriting teams including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Mercer & Arlen, Comden & Green, Jones & Schmidt, and Kander & Ebb.
FOUR CORNERS ART CENTER
3852 Main Road | Tiverton Four Corners, RI
Tickets can be purchased on line or by calling 401-624-2600.

OVER THE RAINBOW
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Will McMillan with Joe Reid on piano
Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
BROOKHAVEN
Lexington, MA
Private Event

IN PERFECT HARMONY
SATURDAY, April 27, 2013 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Come and bear witness to the debut of a new show about musical partnerships — not only the ten year collaboration between Will, Bobbi and Doug, but also some of the great musical teams, including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Mercer & Arlen, Comden & Green, Jones & Schmidt, and Maltby & Shire.
VENTRESS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
15 Library Plaza | Marshfield, MA 02050
Admission: FREE and open to the public
Info: 781-834-5535

MOSTLY MERCER
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Johnny Mercer wrote songs for 90 motion pictures, won four Academy Awards, wrote six Broadway musicals, founded Capitol Records, and created the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His career spanned the Swing era through the early 1970s. For five decades he collaborated with America’s greatest composers, including Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini, Barry Manilow and many others. Will, Bobbi and Doug will perform songs including "Skylark," "Something's Gotta Give," "Too Marvelous for Words," "Dream," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "When October Goes," "I Remember You," "I'm Old-Fashioned," and "Moon River."
SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB
400 Soldiers Field Road | Boston, MA
Admission: $20 Show only; $65 Dinner/Show package
Buy tickets at TICKETWEB or 617-562-4111
Information: www.scullersjazz.com or 617-783-0090

MOSTLY MERCER
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Johnny Mercer wrote songs for 90 motion pictures, won four Academy Awards, wrote six Broadway musicals, founded Capitol Records and created the Songwriters Hall of Fame. For five decades he collaborated with America’s greatest composers, including Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Andre Previn, Henry Mancini and many others.
FOUR CORNERS ART CENTER
3852 Main Road | Tiverton Four Corners, RI
Tickets can be purchased on line or by calling 401-624-2600

MOSTLY MERCER
MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Johnny Mercer wrote songs for 90 motion pictures, won four Academy Awards, wrote six Broadway musicals, founded Capitol Records and created the Songwriters Hall of Fame. For five decades he collaborated with America’s greatest composers, including Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Andre Previn, Henry Mancini and many others.
PEMBROKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
142 Center Street | Pembroke, MA 02359
Admission: FREE and open to the public
Info: 781-293-6771

MOSTLY MERCER
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Johnny Mercer wrote songs for 90 motion pictures, won four Academy Awards, wrote six Broadway musicals, founded Capitol Records and created the Songwriters Hall of Fame. For five decades he collaborated with America’s greatest composers, including Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Andre Previn, Henry Mancini and many others.
VENTRESS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
15 Library Plaza | Marshfield, MA 02050
Admission: FREE and open to the public
Info: 781-834-5535

SING A RAINBOW
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 | 8:30 PM
Will McMillan with Doug Hammer on piano
As part of the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists' annual Cabaret Fesival, I performed a 20-minute set of songs about color and light. Other featured performers included Wayne Fritsche, Nancy Gair, Kevin Luey, Sara Curry, & Louise van Aarsen. Springstep is a lovely arts venue in Medford — where there are a bunch of great restaurants to eat at before or after the show. This was a wonderful chance to hear a variety of performers while supporting a terrific organization (BACA) which has been an ongoing labor of love by Boston-area singers for over a decade.
BACA CABARET FEST
Springstep
98 George P. Hassett Drive | Medford, MA 02155
Admission: $15
Phone: 781-395-0402
Click here to buy tickets.

NEVER NEVER LAND: SONGS FROM ON AND OFF BROADWAY
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
THOMAS CRANE PUBLIC LIBRARY
40 Washington Street in Quincy, MA 02169
Admission: FREE and open to the public
Info: 617-376-1301

IF I LOVED YOU
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012 | 2:00 PM
POSTPONED due to Super Bowl!
If I Loved You is a musical celebration of love — passionate to parental, romantic to raunchy, sacred to sarcastic — with beloved standards by the Gershwin Brothers and Irving Berlin as well as contemporary gems by Stephen Sondheim, Maltby & Shire, David Friedman and Carole King.
THE DUXBURY FREE LIBRARY
77 Alden Street | Duxbury, MA 02332
Admission: FREE and open to the public
Info: 781-934-2721

NEVER NEVER LAND: SONGS FROM ON AND OFF BROADWAY
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano “MUSIC AT THE GAZEBO," a free outdoor concert series at Veterans Memorial Park in Hull on Sundays in September, is sponsored by the Keohane Funeral Home.
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
Corner of Nantasket and Samoset Avenues,
across from the beach and Hull Donut House, Hull, MA
Admission: FREE and open to the public
(audience brings own seating)

IN GOOD COMPANY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011 | 8:00 PM
Anthropologists, business people, politicians, and of course composers and lyricists have all wrestled with the complex subject of business – its leaders, its workers, its practices and its relationship to society. In Good Company takes you on a musical journey from the 1930s to the beginning of the 21st century. Songs by composers such as Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields, Stephen Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, Jason Robert Brown and James Taylor reflect the role of business and its practices in society – ethical, unethical, greedy, inspiring, compromised and forward thinking…
FOUR CORNERS ART CENTER

3852 Main Road | Tiverton Four Corners, RI
Tickets can be purchased on line or by calling 401-624-2600

NEVER NEVER LAND: SONGS FROM ON AND OFF BROADWAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011 | 7:30 PM
HARVARD PUBLIC LIBRARY
4 Pond Road in Harvard, MA 01451
Admission: Sponsored by the Friends of the Arts,
FREE but seat reservations required. Doors open at 7:00 PM
Reservations: 978-456-4114

NEVER NEVER LAND: SONGS FROM ON AND OFF BROADWAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011 | 2:00 PM
Will and Bobbi, with pianist Doug Hammer, perform terrific songs by Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Oscar Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern, Jonathan Larson, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Stephen Sondheim, among others.
VENTRESS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA
FREE | Information: 781-834-5535 or www.ventresslibrary.org

NEVER NEVER LAND: SONGS FROM ON AND OFF BROADWAY
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey travel to South Carolina to perform with Doug Hammer on piano.

ART/Word
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011 | 8:00 PM
Will performs 45 minutes of music inspired by color and art with Doug Hammer on the piano. Songs by Stephen Sondheim, Don Maclean and others.
This performance is part of the opening reception for an exhibit of artwork inspired by song lyrics.
YAMAWAKI ART AND CULTURAL CENTER
47 Myrtle Avenue | Newton, MA 02466
Admission is free.
Click here for directions.

LIVING ROOM BENEFIT CONCERT
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010 | 7:00 PM
Private potluck salon in Arlington, MA to raise money for The Food Project.

NEVER NEVER LAND: SONGS FROM ON AND OFF BROADWAY
SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010 | 7:00 PM
Will and Bobbi are delighted to be performing terrific songs by Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, the Gershwin Brothers, Oscar Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern, Jonathan Larson, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Stephen Sondheim, among others.
FOUR CORNERS ART CENTER

3852 Main Road | Tiverton Four Corners, RI
Admission: $20 ($21 online)
Tickets can be purchased on line or by calling 401-624-2600

NEVER NEVER LAND: SONGS FROM ON AND OFF BROADWAY
SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey, with pianist Doug Hammer, present a program of beloved songs from on and off Broadway. Songs include Irving Berlin's "There's No Business Like Show Business," Stephen Sondheim's "Children Will Listen," and Jonathan Larson's "I'll Cover You."
THAYER PUBLIC LIBRARY
798 Washington Street | Braintree, MA | 02184
Admission: FREE
Information: 781-848-0405

IF I LOVED YOU: Love at the Whistler House
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2010 | 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010 | 2:00 PM

Treat your special Valentine to an extraordinary night of music and romance at the Whistler House Museum of Art. Bobbi and Will are excited to present their show If I Loved You as part of this co-production with Lowell's Image Theater. If I Loved You is a musical celebration of love — passionate to parental, romantic to raunchy, sacred to sarcastic — with beloved standards by the Gershwin Brothers and Irving Berlin as well as contemporary gems by Stephen Sondheim, Maltby & Shire, David Friedman and Carole King. The admission price — $59 a couple, $30 for single tickets — includes one hour of appetizers, white wine, champagne and cheese in the historic house before the show which runs about 90 minutes. Coffee and dessert will be available after the performance.
WHISTLER HOUSE MUSEUM OF ART
243 Worthen Street | Lowell, MA
Admission: $59 a couple, $30 for single tickets
Reservations and tickets: 978-452-7641

IRVING BERLIN: THE VOICE OF EVERYMAN
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2009 | 7:00 PM
From "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1911 to "Count Your Blessings" in 1954, Irving Berlin was the voice of everyman, putting into words and music what everyone felt to be true about their lives. Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey, with pianist Doug Hammer, breathe new life into Berlin's wonderful music.
HARVARD PUBLIC LIBRARY
4 Pond Road in Harvard, MA 01451
Admission: Free
Information: 978-456-4114

PRIVATE MEMORIAL SERVICE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM
The Memorial Church, Harvard University

A CONVERSATIONAL CABARET
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2009 | 7:00 PM
Private salon with Jennie Mulqueen in Wayland, MA.

PRIVATE MEMORIAL SERVICE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2009 | 11:00 AM
Mount Auburn Cemetery | Cambridge, MA

IF I LOVED YOU
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009 | 8:00 PM
It's been five years since Bobbi and Will released their CD, If I Loved You, to a sold-out crowd at Scullers Jazz Club. They have updated this musical celebration of love — passionate to parental, romantic to raunchy, sacred to sarcastic — with beloved standards by the Gershwin Brothers and Irving Berlin as well as contemporary gems by Stephen Sondheim, Maltby & Shire, and Carole King. The show also includes songs by Amanda McBroom, Rodgers, Hart & Hammerstein, Johnny Mercer, Michel Legrand, and Jonathan Larson, among others.
FOUR CORNERS ART CENTER

3852 Main Road | Tiverton Four Corners, RI
Admission: $20 ($21 online)
Tickets can be purchased on line or by calling 401-624-2600

EVERY STORY: A BENEFIT CONCERT
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009 | 8:00 PM
I will be doing the first half of this benefit concert (using piano tracks by Doug Hammer splendidly pre-recorded at his studio in Lynn). Internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award winning blues pianist David Maxwell will be performing the second half of this event to raise scholarship funds for our friend, theater major Haley Watson, to attend a semester long program at the London Dramatic Academy this fall. David has played with many music legends including Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Bonnie Raitt. Check his website at http://www.davidmaxwell.com/ for full details of his stellar career.
YAMAWAKI AUDITORIUM, LASELL COLLEGE
47 Myrtle Avenue | Newton, MA 02466
Admission: $45 | Directions

RODGERS, HART & HAMMERSTEIN
SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2009 | 7:30 PM
Private performance with Bobbi Carrey plus Doug Hammer on piano
at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA.

RODGERS, HART & HAMMERSTEIN
SATURDAY,
Private birthday event with Bobbi Carrey plus Doug Hammer on piano
at FOUR CORNERS ART CENTER in Tiverton, RI .

RODGERS, HART & HAMMERSTEIN
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009 | 3:00 PM
Private event with Bobbi Carrey plus Doug Hammer on piano
at Boylston Place in Chestnut Hill, MA.

THE KID INSIDE: A BENEFIT CONCERT
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2009 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan and pianist Doug Hammer travel back to high school in this benefit concert to help pay for recent renovations to CCAE's Steinert grand piano. "The Kid Inside" was originally performed at Will's 25th high school reunion and features music by Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Stephen Sondheim, Heisler & Goldrich, Lennon & McCartney and Craig Carnelia.
CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION
56 Brattle Street | Cambridge, MA 02138
Admission: $15 | $13 for BACA members
Tickets can be purchased on line or by calling 617-547-6789 x1

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2009 | 8:00 PM
The Academy Awards are not only a part of America’s history, they are also a mirror of the times. Beginning in 1934, a new category was added – Best Song From a Motion Picture – and for the next seven decades, Oscar winners and nominees for best song have reflected the pulse of America. The roster includes some of the most timeless love songs ever written, such as “Cheek to Cheek” and “The Days of Wine and Roses.” Some reflect a universal quest for happiness and contentment as in “Accentuate the Positive” and “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.” Others capture the yearning for a simpler, more innocent time: “In the Cool, Cool, Cool, of the Evening” and “When You Wish Upon A Star.” The list of best song winners and nominees includes most of the leading songwriters of the 20th century – Irving Berlin, Sammy Cahn, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini, Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael and Randy Newman, to name a few. Join Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey for a history and appreciation of Academy Award nominees and winners during its first 75 years. Any history that includes both “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” and “The Tender Trap” is bound to be colorful.
FOUR CORNERS ART CENTER
3852 Main Road | Tiverton Four Corners, RI
Admission: $15 in advance | $20 at the door
Tickets can be purchased on line or by calling 401-624-2600

BACA OPEN MIC AT CCAE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009 | 7:30 PM
Will McMillan hosts an open mic sponsored by the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA) with Doug Hammer at the piano. BACA open mics always provide a fun, no pressure atmosphere. Will and Doug are experts at making you feel totally at ease when you step up to sing, and the audience is loudly appreciative of your efforts. Come on in and sharpen those singing skills; the best way to become a better performer is to perform! Please bring legible sheet music in your key. "Up tempos" are appreciated even more during the gray days of winter.
Sign up begins at 7:00. The show starts at 7:30.
Discounted parking is available at the Charles Hotel ($5.00) and the University Place Garage ($8.00). Please remember to bring your parking tickets with you to the Blacksmith House and check at the desk for validation / payment.
CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION
56 Brattle Street | Cambridge, MA 02138
Admission: $12 | $10 for BACA members
Tickets can be purchased on line or by calling 617-547-6789 x1.
Tickets are always available at the door, too.

IF I LOVED YOU
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009 | 8:00 PM
It's been five years since Bobbi and Will released their CD, If I Loved You, to a sold-out crowd at Scullers Jazz Club. They have updated this musical celebration of love — passionate to parental, romantic to raunchy, sacred to sarcastic — with beloved standards by the Gershwin Brothers and Irving Berlin as well as contemporary gems by Stephen Sondheim, Maltby & Shire, David Friedman and Carole King.
SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB
400 Soldiers Field Road | Boston, MA
Admission: $20 Show only; $65 Dinner/Show package
Reservations and tickets at TICKETWEB or 617-562-4111
Information: www.scullersjazz.com or 617-783-0090

BROADWAY AND BEYOND
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2009 | 8:00 PM
Benefit auction for the Concord Chorus with Pamela Enders and Doug Hammer on piano. We each get to sing a 30 minute set followed by a shared set at the end of the evening. Bidding starts at 7:00 pm.
$30 | 51 Walden Street | Concord, MA | 978-443-8407
www.concordchorus.org 

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2008  4:00 PM
Private event with Bobbi Carrey plus Doug Hammer on piano
at Boylston Place in Chestnut Hill, MA.
(Postponed due to Doug's flu.)

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2008  7:30 PM
Private event with Bobbi Carrey plus Doug Hammer on piano
at Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA.
(Postponed due to Bobbi's laryngitis.)

SONGS FOR COCO
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2008 | 9:00 PM
Private birthday party in Belmont, MA.

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2008 | 8:00 PM
Private event with Bobbi Carrey plus Doug Hammer on piano
at the College Club, Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008  8:00 PM
Private event with Bobbi Carrey plus Doug Hammer on piano
at Linden Ponds in Hingham, MA.

SONGS FOR A WEDDING
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 | 4:00 PM
Private event with Doug Hammer on piano plus family and friends of the bride and groom at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, Waltham, MA.

IN GOOD COMPANY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2008 | 9:00 PM
Private event with Bobbi Carrey at Babson College, Wellesley, MA.

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2008 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
“MUSIC AT THE GAZEBO," a free outdoor concert series at Veterans Memorial Park in Hull on Sundays in September, is sponsored by the Keohane Funeral Home.
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
Corner of Nantasket and Samoset Avenues,
across from the beach and Hull Donut House, Hull, MA
Admission: FREE and Open to the public
(audience brings own seating)

RODGERS, HART AND HAMMERSTEIN
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2008 | 8:00 PM
Private party with Bobbi Carrey at the Bay Club in Mattapoisett, MA.

IRVING BERLIN: THE VOICE OF EVERYMAN
SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2008 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
From “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” in 1911 to “Count Your Blessings” in 1954, Irving Berlin was the Voice of Everyman, putting into words and music what everyone felt to be true about their lives. He wrote tender love songs, waltzes, novelty songs, and show-stoppers — and by doing so managed to stay current and relevant long after others had fallen by the wayside. In appreciation of Berlin’s genius, this show offers songs by, and stories about, Irving Berlin.
FOUR CORNERS ART CENTER
3852 Main Road | Tiverton Four Corners, RI
401-624-2600

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2008 | 8:00 PM
Sold out performance with Bobbi Carrey of Academy Award winning and nominated songs with Doug Hammer on piano.
SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB
Double Tree Guest Suites Hotel
400 Soldiers Field Road | Boston, MA
Admission: $20 Show only; $60 Dinner/Show package
Reservations and tickets at TICKETWEB or 617-562-4111
Information: www.scullersjazz.com or 617-783-0090

IRVING BERLIN
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2007 | 7:00 PM
Private event with Bobbi Carrey at The College Club
Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

RODGERS, HART AND HAMMERSTEIN
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2007 | 8:00 PM
Private party with Bobbi Carrey at the Four Corners Art Center in Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island.

SONGS OF CELEBRATION
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007 | 12:00 PM
MassHighway LGBT luncheon and awards program.

MOSTLY MERCER
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2007 | 8:00 PM
Will is the special guest of Bobbi Carrey, in her new show of songs by Johnny Mercer at Scullers. Selections include "In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening," "Hit the Road to Dreamland," and a Mercer/Mancini medley. Doug Hammer will be at the piano, Billy Novick on sax/clarinet and Andy Blickenderfer on cello/bass.
SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB
400 Soldiers Field Road | Boston, MA
Admission: $18 Show only; $58 Dinner/Show package
Reservations and tickets at TICKETWEB or 617-562-4111
Information: www.scullersjazz.com or 617-783-0090

MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT
SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2007 | 3:00 PM
Will has been leading song exploration sessions off and on for many years in "The Living Room Lab". Performers include Greg Curtis, Joyce Friedman, Wayne Fritsche, Miss Mary Mac, Erin McKenna, Will McMillan, Jennie Mulqueen and B. Iris Tanner.
CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION
56 Brattle Street | Cambridge, MA 02138
Admission: $10 | $8 for BACA members
Tickets can be purchased at the door.

TIMBERLANE POPS CONCERT
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2007 | 2:00 PM
Will is the featured vocalist at a fun Pops concert in a beautiful new auditorium in Plaistow, New Hampshire — a 50 minute drive from Boston (directions.) Selections included "The Song is You" (Kern/Hammerstein), "If I Sing" (Maltby/Shire), "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" (James Hanley), "Everything's Coming Up Roses" (Styne/Sondheim) and "The Rainbow Connection" (Williams/Ascher) with arrangements by Michael Callahan.
TIMBERLANE REGIONAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
40 Greenough Road | Plaistow, NH 03865
Admission: $15 | $10 students & seniors
Tickets can be purchased via the Timberlane web site
or by calling 603-382-6541 x 243
www.timberlanepac.org/events.html

RODGERS, HART AND HAMMERSTEIN
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2007 | 8:00 PM
Private event with Bobbi Carrey at the College Club
Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

WILL LOVES STEVE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2007 | 8:00 PM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2007 | 3:00 PM
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 & 10, 2007 | 8:00 PM

Will reprises this new show featuring the songs of Stephen Sondheim, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Flaherty, Stephen Foster, Stephen Schwartz, Steve Schalchlin and Steve Sweeting — with Doug Hammer on piano.
CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION
56 Brattle Street in Harvard Square
Admission: $15 ($12 BACA)
Tickets on sale now.
617-547-6789 x1
www.ccae.org

AMAZING THINGS OPEN MIC FEATURE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2007 | 8:00 PM
Will performs a half hour set of songs which didn't make it into his "Will Loves Steve" show. The evening starts at 7:30 with a great open mic, Will sings somewhere in the middle, and the open mic continues afterwards. Michael Larson will be at the piano. Bring a song and sign up to sing!
AMAZING THINGS ARTS CENTER
55 Nicholas Road, Framingham (Saxonville)
Admission: $8 ($7 BACA)
Tickets available at the door.
508-405-ARTS
www.amazingthings.org

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2007 | 1:00 PM
Will and Bobbi Carrey perform their show of Oscar winning and nominated songs from the first 25 years of the Academy Awards with Doug Hammer on piano for the OLLI New Year Party at UMASS Boston (private function.)

I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS:
THE MUSIC OF IRVING BERLIN
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2006 7:30 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey
with Doug Hammer on piano
CHARLESTOWN BRANCH LIBRARY
179 Main Street, Charlestown, MA
Admission: Free with a reception following the performance.
Information: 617-242-1248 or www.bpl.org/branches/charlestown.htm
From "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1911 to "Count Your Blessings" in 1954, Irving Berlin was the voice of Everyman, putting into words and music what everyone felt to be true about their lives. Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey, with pianist Doug Hammer, breathe new life into Berlin's wonderful music.

THE MEDICINE WHEEL
FRIDAY DECEMBER 1, 2006 | 8:00 AM
Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston | 617.268.6700 | Free
www.medicinewheelproductions.org and www.bcaonline.org
Michael Dowling's annual Medicine Wheel art installation honors World AIDS Day. A 24-hour vigil of dance, song, ritual and prayer begins with a procession into the Cyclorama at midnight on Nov. 30. An offering of song, poetry, and dance (under 30 minutes) will mark every hour of the vigil. Some people attend the entire 24 hours. Others come for a few minutes. A range of spiritual and faith traditions will be represented in Medicine Wheel's vigil. As in years past, all are invited to leave personal mementos such as jewelry, letters, poems, photos and other items in Medicine Wheel.

REMEMBERING KATRINA
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2006 | 4:00 PM
$15 donation
Will McMillan and Jinny Sagorin perform in Waban with Doug Hammer on piano as part of the "Live in the Living Room" concert series at Joyce & Lev Friedman's home. Our theme is gratitude, and all money raised will be donated to the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund. These are lovely, intimate events that the Friedmans (who are themselves wonderful musicians) started hosting last year. The performance is followed by a pre-Thanksgiving potluck. Your response reserves a seat in the Friedman's Newton home.

IRVING BERLIN: THE VOICE OF EVERYMAN
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2006 | 3:00 PM

Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey
with Doug Hammer on piano
THAYER PUBLIC LIBRARY
798 Washington Street, Braintree, MA
Admission: Free and Open to the public
Information: 781-848-0405 or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org

SONGS FOR A FRIEND
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2006 | 7:00 PM
Music to inspire a healing heart in Truro, MA.
Private event.

WILL LOVES STEVE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2006 | 8:00 PM
Will presented his first solo show at Scullers in February 2000. After many sold out performances with Bobbi Carrey and "At The Movies" -- plus guest appearances with Jinny Sagorin and the Boston Cabaret Festival -- Will returns with a new solo show featuring the songs of Stephen Sondheim, Steve Sweeting, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Flaherty, Steve Schalchlin, Steve Winwood, Stephen Foster and Stephen Schwartz. Advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended..
SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB
Double Tree Guest Suites Hotel
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA
Admission: $18 ($16 BACA) Show only; $58 Dinner/Show package
Reservations and tickets available soon at TICKETWEB or 617-562-4111
Information: www.scullersjazz.com or 617-783-0090

IN GOOD COMPANY
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2006 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
VENTRESS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA
FREE | Information: 781-834-5535 or www.ventresslibrary.org

IN GOOD COMPANY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2006 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Throughout time, composers and lyricists have wrestled with the complex relationships between business and society, business and communities, and business and individuals. After a sold out debut in December, Will and Bobbi reprise their newest show IN GOOD COMPANY, which includes songs by Janis Joplin, Stephen Sondheim, James Taylor, Craig Carnelia, Tracy Chapman, Jason Robert Brown and others in a musical journey about business: ethical, unethical, greedy, inspiring, compromised and forward thinking.
Their debut performance of this show sold out a month in advance.
Early purchase of tickets is strongly recommended.
.
SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB
Double Tree Guest Suites Hotel
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA
Admission: $18 ($16 BACA) Show only; $58 Dinner/Show package
Reservations and tickets available soon at TICKETWEB or 617-562-4111
Information: www.scullersjazz.com or 617-783-0090

IF I LOVED YOU
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2006 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Musical performance followed by coffee, dessert and conversation with the performers.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GLOVERSVILLE, NY
28 E. Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY
$10 | Information: Marylou Shepard, Director at 518-725-3161

LOVE SONGS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2006 | 5:30 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Valentine's Day party to celebrate love and a recent engagement!
Private event.

IF I LOVED YOU
(Postponed due to snow storm!)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2006 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Thayer Public Library | 798 Washington Street | Braintree
FREE, 781-848-0405 or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org

IF I LOVED YOU
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2006 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Center for Arts in Natick | 31 Main Street | Natick
BENEFIT for Bacon Free Library
$30, 508-653-6730 (library) or 508-647-0097 (TCAN) www.natickarts.org

IN GOOD COMPANY
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2005  8:00 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Throughout time, composers and lyricists have wrestled with the complex relationships between business and society, business and communities, and business and individuals. IN GOOD COMPANY includes songs by Janis Joplin, Stephen Sondheim, James Taylor, Craig Carnelia, Tracy Chapman, Jason Robert Brown and others in a musical journey about business: ethical, unethical, greedy, inspiring, compromised and forward thinking.
SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB
Double Tree Guest Suites Hotel
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA
Admission: $18 ($16 BACA) Show only; $58 Dinner/Show package
Reservations and tickets available August 1 at TICKETWEB or 617-562-4111
Information: www.scullersjazz.com or 617-783-0090

2005 BOSTON CABARET FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2005 | 7:30PM - 10:30PM
Thanks/Giving: An American Songbook Benefit For Hunger Relief
Vocalists: Sophia Bilides, Jack Donahue, Will McMillan, Krisanthi Pappas, Jim Porcella,
Jinny Sagorin, Dane Vannatter and Ida Zecco accompanied on piano by
Bill Duffy • Doug Hammer • Jim Rice
hosted by
Sophia Bilides, Artistic Director
REGATTTABAR JAZZ CLUB
Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA
(validated garage parking)
Light food / bar menu items & CDs available for purchase
Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door (general seating)
Regattabar Box Office: 617-395-7757 or online: www.RegattabarJazz.com
Ticket proceeds to benefit America's Second Harvest,
dedicated to creating a hunger-free America

HERE'S TO LIFE!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2005 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan and Doug Hammer present a benefit concert to help Katrina survivors. They will perform songs by Stevie Wonder, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jerry Herman, John Bucchino, Dennis, Livingston, Stephen Schwartz and Jason Robert Brown, among others.
CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION
56 Brattle Street in Harvard Square. Tickets are $25.
Call 617-547-6789 x1 or log onto
www.CCAE.org

RODGERS, HART & HAMMERSTEIN
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2005 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
“MUSIC AT THE GAZEBO” CONCERT SERIES launches the season with Rodgers, Hart & Hammerstein, a show that illuminates the very rich and prolific collaboration of Richard Rodgers with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. The series, which offers free outdoor concerts at Veterans Memorial Park in Hull, is held on three consecutive Sundays in September (11th, 18th, and 25th), and is sponsored by the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home of Hingham.
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
Corner of Nantasket and Samoset Avenues,
across from the beach and Hull Donut House, Hull, MA
Admission: Free and Open to the public
Information: Audience brings own seating
Cohen Communications at 617-964-0824 or info@cohenpr.com



"IF I LOVED YOU" CD RELEASE CONCERT
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2004 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey return to Scullers with Doug Hammer on piano to celebrate a new CD of songs about love. Their debut in Februay sold out five days in advance; so consider buying tickets for this show sooner rather than later! Everyone seems to have something to say about love - artists, scientists, inventors, cartoon characters, and of course composers and lyricists. Regardless of the time or the place, love songs seem to range from passionate to parental, romantic to raunchy, sacred to sarcastic. IF I LOVED YOU includes songs by Rodgers, Hart & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Amanda McBroom, Irving Berlin, Michel Legrand, Jonathan Larson, Johnny Mercer, and others in a musical celebration of love: unrequited, requited, and not-so-requited. Join Bobbi Carrey and Will McMillan to hear what songwriters from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood have to say on the controversial, universal, andubiquitous topic of love.
Scullers Jazz Club
Double Tree Guest Suites Hotel
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA
Admission: $18 ($16 BACA) Show only; $53 Dinner/Show package
Reservations and tickets available at TICKETWEB or 617-562-4111
Information: http://www.scullersjazz.com or 617-783-0090

IRVING BERLIN: THE VOICE OF EVERYMAN
SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2004 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Henry Schniewind on piano
The North River Arts Society’s 28th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS is a two-day event held on Memorial Day weekend (May 29-30) in Marshfield Hills Village from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. In addition to the entertainment tent, there is a crafters' area, juried arts exhibit, food tent, and children’s activity tent.
Parking on Main Street and behind the Fire Station
Admission: Free and Open to the public
Information: 781-837-8091 or http://www.northriverarts.org


The 3rd Annual BOSTON CABARET FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2004 | 7:00 to 10:00 pm
A celebration of the NEW Great American Songbook with a gala concert of songs from the past 20 years at the Radission Hotel in Boston
featuring Sophia Bilides, Brian De Lorenzo, Kent French, Belle Linda Halpern, Erica Leopold, Will McMillan, John O'Neil, Carol O'Shaughnessy and Jan Peters—accompanied on piano by Doug Hammer, Tom LaMark and Ron Roy—and hosted by Sophia Bilides, Artistic Director
Carver Ballroom, Radisson Hotel Boston, 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA
Cash bar and CDs for sale, before the show & during intermission
Arlington Street T stop, Validated parking in the Radisson garage
Tickets: $30 in advance @ 508-652-9834 (VISA/MC)
$40 day of show (at the door only)
Information: 508-652-9834, Info@BostonCabaretFestival.com
Visit www.BostonCabaretFestival.com

CABARET LOUNGE @ MEN’S EVENT
SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2004 | 10:00 - 11:00 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Henry Schniewind on piano
The Fenway Community Health Center hosts the 11th annual Men’s Event benefit at the Westin Copley Place.
10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
Admission: $150 per ticket for the Men’s Event
Information: 617-927-6350 or http://www.fenwayhealth.org/giving/mensevent
.htm

YALE CABARET CONFERENCE REUNION CONCERT
SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2004 | 8:00 PM
Eric Bronner, Bobbi Carrey, Pamela Enders, Joanna Gaughan, Sylvia Greenberg, Manny Lim, Will McMillan, Jinny Sagorin and Annie Sharkey join forces for a Cabaret Conference at Yale reunion concert. This group of local singers was selected to attend the first Cabaret Conference at Yale University in August 2003. This special performance on the eve of auditions for next year’s conference will take you on a journey through the highs and lows experienced by the cabaret fellows, who will be sharing some of the lessons learned in New Haven.
Doug Hammer will be at the piano.
The Cambridge Center for Adult Education
56 Brattle Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
Admission: $15 ($12 BACA)
Information: 617-547-6789 #1 or http://www.ccae.org

IF I LOVED YOU
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2004 | 8:00 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Everyone seems to have something to say about love - artists, scientists, inventors, cartoon characters, and of course composers and lyricists. Regardless of the time or the place, love songs seem to range from passionate to parental, romantic to raunchy, sacred to sarcastic. IF I LOVED YOU includes songs by Rodgers, Hart & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Amanda McBroom, Irving Berlin, Michel Legrand, Jonathan Larson, Johnny Mercer, and others in a musical celebration of love: unrequited, requited, and not-so-requited. Join Bobbi Carrey and Will McMillan to hear what songwriters from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood have to say on the controversial, universal, and ubiquitous topic of love.
SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB
Double Tree Guest Suites Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA
Admission: $18 ($16 BACA) Show only; $53 Dinner/Show package
Reservations and tickets available at TICKETWEB or 617-562-4111
Information: http://www.scullersjazz.com or 617-783-0090

IF I LOVED YOU
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2004 2:00 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Doug Hammer on piano
Ventress Memorial Library
15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA
Admission: Free and Open to the public. For show description, see above...
Information: 781-834-5535 or http://www.ventresslibrary.org

THE WILL & LIL SHOW: FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2003 | 8:00 PM and
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2003 | 3:00 PM

Three-time IRNE award winner Will McMillan returns to the stage with Lillian Rozin, a gifted singer, actress and comedienne, in their acclaimed potluck cabaret. During the show Will and Lil digest everything from canapés to cannibalism while performing songs by Cole Porter, William Finn, Gilbert & Sullivan, Stephen Sondheim, and Lionel Bart among others.
CCAE at 56 Brattle Street in Harvard Square (wheelchair accessible)
$15 ($13 BACA) | 617/547-6789 x1
www.ccae.org

""The Will & Lil Show could give Cecil B. DeMille a run for his money... Just when you've giggled yourself into oxygen deprivation, they grab your heart and rip it inside out." - New England Entertainment Digest

RODGERS, HART & HAMMERSTEIN
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2003 | 3:00 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Henry Schniewind on piano present an afternoon of performance and musical history. Richard Rodgers was one of the most eminent theatre composers of the 20th century — writing music for over forty musicals, including Babes In Arms, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Bobbi, Will & Henry will illuminate musical gems from the Richard Rodgers catalog.

FREE and open to the public.
Thayer Public Library,
798 Washington Street, Braintree, MA.
781-848-0405 or www.thayerpubliclibrary.org

AT THE MOVIES
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2003 | 7:00 PM
Will McMillan, Brian Patton, Michael Ricca & Nina Vansuch present their 2003 IRNE award-winning revue of songs from animated films & TV shows. The Hi-Hat Club is a beautiful venue with a brand new nine foot Kawai grand piano on the ground floor of a renovated factory building in Providence, RI. Ida Zecco has booked a cabaret series there this fall. The food is delicious and reasonably priced; the club is spacious with a great sound system; and there is plenty of parking. The first performance by Carol O'Shughnessy sold out; so make your reservations early if you are planning to attend...
Hi-Hat Club
3 Davol Square in Providence, RI
Cover: $15.00 For reservations and directions call: 401-453-6500

HARVARD POPS: AT THE OSCARS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2003 | 8:00 PM
The Harvard Pops Orchestra presents their Fall Concert with guest vocalists Will McMillan '84 and Bobbi Carrey. The Harvard Pops has been providing Harvard with fun, witty, and improbable concerts since its inception in 1998. Under the direction of Allen Feinstein '86, the orchestra performs three major concerts each year. This fall's theme is "The Oscars," which includes Oscar award-winning songs, songwriters named Oscar, Oscar Wilde, Oscar the Grouch and even Oscar Mayer meat products. Michael Callahan '04 has arranged several songs for Carrey and McMillan, including "True Love," "Love is the Tender Trap," "Lullabye of Broadway" and "Pennies From Heaven."
Lowell Hall, Harvard University
17 Kirkland Street (the corner of Oxford and Kirkland Streets)
$8 ($6 students) | Tickets are available from the Harvard Box Office
and by phone: 617-496-2222

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2003 | 10:30 AM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Henry Schniewind on piano present songs from the first three decades of Oscar nominations.
The Cambridge Center for Adult Education,
56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. 10:30 AM.
$2 ($1 Seniors). 617-547-6789 x1 or http://www.ccae.org

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2003 | 2:00 PM
40 Academy Hill Road, Brighton, MA. 7:00 PM.
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Henry Schniewind on piano present songs from the first three decades of Oscar nominations.
FREE and open to the public.
Brighton Public Library

617-782-6032 or http://www.bpl.org/branches/brighton

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2003 | 2:00 PM
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey with Henry Schneiwind on piano present songs from the first three decades of Oscar nominations.
Free and Open to the public.
Ventress Memorial Library,
15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA.
781-834-5535 or http://www.ventresslibrary.org

Irving Berlin: The Voice of Everyman
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 at Veteran's Memorial Park, Hull, MA
as part of the "Music at the Gazebo" Concert Series. 3-4:30 PM.
Will McMillan & Bobbi Carrey present songs by and stories about Irving Berlin
Free and open to the public. Audience brings own seating. Doug Hammer on the piano.

At The Movies: Reel One
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 & 11 at Raffael's Restaurant ~ Quincy, MA
.Matinee and evening performances with delicious food starting at 12:00 and 6:30 PM
IRNE award winners Will McMillan, Brian Patton, Michael Ricca and Nina Vansuch present
music from their first two revues, "Songs from the 50s & 60s" and "Fully Animated" plus some new surprises.
According to Cabaret Scenes Magazine, "At the Movies set a new standard of excellence for ensemble cabaret shows with the recent CD release concert for their debut CD Reel One."
All matinees begin at 1 pm with lunch starting at 12 noon sharp. Evening performances begin at 8 pm with the dinner starting at 6:30 sharp. Tickets are $35.00 for matinees and $45.00 for evening performances. The ticket price includes dinner, tax, gratuity & show.
For tickets or additional information call (617) 328-1600 or visit www.jmproductionspresents.com

At The Movies: Reel One
Saturday, August 23 at the The Inn on Newfound Lake, Bridgewater, NH
Will McMillan, Brian Patton, Michael Ricca & Nina Vansuch present their 2003 IRNE award-winning revue
of songs from animated films & TV shows.
$25 for show only (plus two drink mininum) or $50 for a dinner/show
(includes show, dinner, tax and gratuities).
Reservations can be made at 603-744-9111.
Route 3A Bridgewater, NH
Take 93 North to exit 23.
Take a left at the end of the ramp (Route 104)
Follow to 3A bear right onto 3A continue 5 miles to Inn on right.
See www.newfoundlake.com for more details or
Contact Will.

Private Concert
Friday, July 18 at the Belmont Country Club in Belmont, MA
Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey perform their new show of Broadway standards.

Private Party
Wednesday, July 16, in Provincetown, MA
Will McMillan performs a custom program of songs for a 40th birthday dinner..

At The Movies: Reel One
Sunday, May 18 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Provincetown, MA
Will McMillan, Brian Patton, Michael Ricca & Nina Vansuch present their award-winning
revue of songs from animated films & TV shows. This performance is part of the 4th annual Cabaret Fest,
a wonderful weekend of performances and workshops produced by John O'Neil.
236 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA | 5:00 PM
See www.cabaretfest.com for more details or
Contact Will.

Harvard Pops Concert
Friday, April 18, 2003 at Paine Hall, Harvard University
The Harvard Pops Orchestra presents their Spring Concert
with guest pianist Wei Jen Yuan '06 and guest vocalist Will McMillan '84.
The Harvard Pops has been providing Harvard with fun, witty, and improbable concerts since its inception in 1998. Under the direction of Arlington resident Allen Feinstein '86, the orchestra performs three major concerts each year. "Usually in the spring we just program music we like to play, but this year we discovered a Rhapsodic theme" says Feinstein. Highlights will include Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' along with his second Piano Concerto, "a rarely heard work nicknamed 'Rhapsody in Rivets' which started life as a film score," plus Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' which is being arranged and conducted by Harvard undergrad Hugh Daigle '04. Wei Jen Yuan '06 will be playing the challenging music at the heart of the Gershwin Concertos, and Michael Callahan '04 has arranged several songs for guest vocalist Will McMillan to perform with the orchestra, including Kern/Hammerstein's 'The Song is You'
and James Hanley's "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart." McMillan is delighted to be invited by Feinstein
to sing with the Harvard Pops Orchestra. "My favorite undergraduate experience was singing with the
Din & Tonics, which at that time was an upstart young a cappella group on campus" explains McMillan.
3 Kirkland Street in Harv ard Square | 8:00 PM | $8 ($6 students)
Tickets are available from the Harvard Box Office and by phone: 617-496-2222
Web: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~pops/about.html

Contact Will for more details

Will & Company, with special guest B. Iris Tanner
Friday,March 28 and Saturday, April , 2003 at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Will McMillan won the 2002 IRNE award for Best Cabaret Performance with his
Will & Company with special guests Valerie Sneade and Barbara Baig.
This spring the series continues on March 28 as part of the Boston Cabaret Festival's Boston Traditions.
Singer/host Will McMillan perfoms with guest songwriter Iris Tanner, plus songs by Barbara Baig, Ernie LiJoi,
Dennis Livingston, Krisanthi Pappas, Barry Rosenberg, and David Stern. Doug Hammer at the piano.
56 Brattle Street in Harv ard Square | 8:00 PM | $12 ($10 BACA)
56 Brattle Street is wheelchair accessible.
617-547-6789 ext 1 or www.ccae.org

Contact Will for more details

At The Movies CD Release Concert: Reel One
Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Scullers Jazz Club in Allston, MA
Will McMillan, Brian Patton, Michael Ricca & Nina Vansuch celebrate the release of their first CD
with an evening of music featuring songs from their first two revues, "Songs from the 50s & 60s"
and "Fully Animated" plus some new surprises.
DoubleTree Guest Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Allston, MA | 8:00 pm | $20 | 617-562-4111
Contact Will for more details

Try to Remember
Saturday, March 1 at the Arlington Street Church in Boston
A Cabaret Benefit for Afghanistan Relief Work and the Arlington Street Church Music Program,
with Doug Hammer on piano, In cluded are standards such as "Try To Remember," "Downtown,"
"On the Street Where You Live," "Cockeyed Optimist," "My Favorite Year," and "The Gun Song."
351 Boylston St, Boston, MA | 8:00 pm, $12 door only | 617-536-7050 (directions only)
Contact Will for more details

Rogers, Hart & Hammerstein
Friday, February 21, 2003 at the The Center for Arts in Natick
An Evening Of Performance And Musical History
featuring Bobbi Carrey and Will McMillan with Henry Schniewind on piano
Richard Rodgers was one of the most eminent theatre composers of the 20th century — writing music for over
forty musicals, including Babes In Arms, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I
and The Sound of Music. Using live performance and lecture, singers Bobbi Carrey and
Will McMillan will illuminate musical gems from the Richard Rodgers catalog.
Main Street, Natick | 8:00 PM | $12 ($10 Advance and Seniors $1 off)
TCAN is wheelchair accessible.
http://www.natickarts.org/calendar.html

Contact Will for more details

Will & Company, with special guest Stephen McCole
Saturday, October 26 and Saturday, November 23, 2002 at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Will McMillan won the 2002 IRNE award for Best Cabaret Performance with his Will & Company
with special guests Valerie Sneade and Barbara Baig. This fall the series continues with songwriter
Stephen McCole as a featured guest and Doug Hammer at the piano.
56 Brattle Street in Harv ard Square | 8:00 PM | $12 ($10 BACA)
56 Brattle Street is wheelchair accessible.
617-547-6789 ext 1 or www.ccae.org

Contact Will for more details

Rodgers & Hart/Hammerstein Performance/Lecture
Thursday, October 17, 2002 at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Will McMillan and Bobbi Carrey with pianist Henry Schniewind
56 Brattle Street in Harv ard Square | 10:30 AM | $2
56 Brattle Street is wheelchair accessible.
617-547-6789 ext 1 or www.ccae.org

Contact Will for more details

Benefit Concert with Doug Hammer
Saturday, September 14, 2002 at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Will and Doug respond to the events of 9/11/01 with an evening of music
to raise money for women and children in Afghanistan
. They will
perform songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Craig Carnelia, Burt Bachrach,
Annie Dinerman, Stephen Sondheim, David Friedman, Alec Wilder, and Harold Arlen.
All proceeds will go to the American Friends Service Committee's work in Afghanistan.
56 Brattle Street in Harv ard Square | 8:00 PM | $15
56 Brattle Street is wheelchair accessible.
617-547-6789 ext 1 or www.ccae.org

Contact Will for more details

Mini-Concert with Michael Larson
Saturday, September 7, 2002 at the Yamawaki Cultural Center
I have been invited to perform for 15 minutes at the opening reception of an art show called MY MOTHER'S CLOSET. Thirteen visual artists are exploring personal experiences of their mothers's voices in relationship to
their appearance. I have chosen songs by Stephen Schwartz, Maltby & Shire and Jerry Herman.
Lasell College, Grove Street, Newton | 7:00 PM | Free
The Yamawaki Center is wheelchair accessible.
617-243-2365 or
www.yamawakiculturalcenter.com
for directions
Contact Will for more details

At The Movies @ CabaretFest in New Hampshire
Friday, July 5 at the Inn on Newfound Lake
Will McMillan, Brian Patton, Michael Ricca & Nina Vansuch
perform
Songs from Movies of the 50's and 60's.
Contact Will for more details

At The Movies in Hartford
The Woodland Concert Series presents a Cabaret with a Light Buffet
At The Movies performs their show of songs from movies of the '50s and 60's.
22 Woodland Street in Hartford | 7:15 and 9:00 PM | $25
for details visit
www.iccucc.org/WCS.htm

First Annual Boston Cabaret Festival
Sunday, April 7, 2002 at Scullers Jazz Club
Sophia Bilides, Brian De Lorenzo, Belle Linda Halpern, Erica Leopold, Will McMillan,
John O'Neil, Carol O'Shaughnessy, Jan Peters, Ben Sears and Ida Zecco.
Doug Hammer, Tom LaMark, Brad Conner and Ron Roy on piano
400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston | 8:00 PM | $30 ($25 BACA members)
617-562-4111 or www.scullersjazz.com

for Festival details visit
www.BostonCabaretFestival.com

At The Movies: Fully Animated
Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at Scullers Jazz Club

Will McMillan, Brian Patton, Michael Ricca & Nina Vansuch present
a new revue of songs from animated films & TV shows.
400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston | 8:00 PM | $15
617-562-4111 or www.scullersjazz.com

Contact Will for more details

Irving Berlin Performance/Lecture
Thursday, March 7, 2002 at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Will McMillan with special guest Bobbi Carrey and pianist Henry Schniewind
56 Brattle Street in Harv ard Square | 10:30 AM | $2
617-547-6789 ext 1 or www.ccae.org

Contact Will for more details

Celebrate Cabaret!
March is Cabaret Month: Kickoff Showcase Concert

Monday, February 25 (doors open at 6:30 pm for hors d'oeuvres!)
Hosted by Mary Callanan with special guest Scott Wahle
Featuring five minute performances by
At The Movies, Barbara Baig, Sophia Bilides, Will McMillan,
John O'Neil, Carol O'Shaughnessy, Jan Peters, Ben Sears & Brad Conner,
Valerie Sneade, Elizabeth Young and Maryann Zschau
Stuart Street Playhouse Lobby in the Radisson Hotel, 200 Stuart Street, Boston
$15 ($10 BACA members) | 7:00 PM
617-598-1046 x 7689

At The Movies
May 4-6, 2001 in Provincetown, MA
This is part of the 2nd annual Cabaret Fest — a wonderful weekend of performances
and workshops produced by John O'Neil. More details to be announced.
Contact Will for more details

Will & Company
Saturday, April 21, 2001
New Songs! New Singers! New song-writers! This series at the
Cambridge Center for Adult Education

highlights a local songwriter and singer each month.
In April songwriter Melinda Stanford and singer David Foley are the featured guests.
Past performances have all sold out — so advance purchase
of tickets is strongly recommended.
Doug Hammer will be at the piano.
56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, at 8:00 PM
Tickets are $12 ($10 for BACA members.)
617/547-678

At The Movies
Friday, March 23, 2001
Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA
This is part of Cabaret Fest — an entire weekend of performances and workshops
produced by John O'Neil. More details to be announced.9 ext.1

Will & Company
Saturday, March 3, 2001
New Songs! New Singers! New song-writers! This series at the
Cambridge Center for Adult Education

highlights a local songwriter and singer each month.
In March (which is indeed CABARET MONTH)
songwriter Barbara Baig and singer Valerie Sneade are the featured guests.
Past performances have all sold out — so advance purchase
of tickets is strongly recommended.
Doug Hammer will be at the piano.
56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, at 8:00 PM
Tickets are $12 ($10 for BACA members.)
617/547-6789 ext.1

At The Movies
Saturday, January 20, 2001
Arci's Place in New York City
This is part of the O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret Symposium Winter Festival
of performances to raise money for their Scholarship Fund.
450 Park Avenue South at 11:00 PM
Tickets are $35 plus a $15 minimum for food/drinks.
1-800-8-BISTRO or 212/ 532-4370

Will & Company
(sold out)
Friday, November 10, 2000 — 8:00 PM
Cambridge Center for Adult Education

This series highlights a local songwriter and singer each month.
In November songwriter Ernie LiJoi and singer Pamela Enders took the stage.
Doug Hammer was at the piano.
56 Brattle Street, Cambridge,
617/547-6789 ext.1

Will & Company
(sold out)
Friday, October 14, 2000 — 8:00 PM
Cambridge Center for Adult Education

This new series highlights a local songwriter and singer each month.
Songwriter Eleanora Ophir and singer Brenda Walsh kicked off this series
in October 2000 with Doug Hammer at the piano.
56 Brattle Street, Cambridge,
617/547-6789 ext.1

Open Mike hosted by Will McMillan
Friday, October 6, 2000 — 8:00 PM
Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Our open mikes have earned a reputation for safety and fun.
Bill Duffy on piano.
56 Brattle Street, Cambridge
617/547-6789 ext.1

At The Movies
(sold out)
Wednesday, September 27, 2000 — 8:00 PM
Updated and expanded version of the CCAE shows — with bass and drums.
Scullers Jazz Club
400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston
617/562-4111

Cabaret at the Covenant
Sunday, June 11, 2000 - 3:00 PM
Church of the Covenant at the corner of Berkeley and Newbury Streets
Will and Doug Hammer (on piano) weave together jazz standards, songs from
Broadway/Tin Pan Alley and original compositions
to illuminate how our lives on this wonderful planet are interdependent.
Composers include the Gershwins, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin, and Joe Raposo.
Admission is free (donations to repair the churches historic pipe organ will be gratefully accepted.)
This church has not-to-be-missed Tiffany stained glass windows —through which
we are hoping the sun will stream.

Life is Still a Cabaret
Sunday, May 21, 2000 — 7:00-10:30 PM
at the Lyric Stage
140 Clarendon Street, Boston
Benefit performance with
Kandi Kane, Mark Hetherington, Mary Scarlata and Valerie Sneade
to raise money for the AIDS Care Project.
617/859-3036 ext. 27

Friday Night at the Movies
(updated version of March show which again sold out)
Friday, May 19, 2000
at Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Will together with Nina Vansuch, Brian Patton and Michael Ricca
in a cabaret review of songs from movies of the '50s and '60s.
56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, at 8:00 PM
Tickets are $12. 617/547-6789 ext.1

Friday Night at the Movies
(sold out a week in advance)
Friday, March 31, 2000 — 8:00 PM
at Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Old Love, New Love
Will McMillan and jazz pianist/composer Steve Sweeting present a sold out performance of jazz standards and original songs.
February 9, 2000 — 8:00 PM
Scullers Jazz Club
400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston
617/562-4111



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