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Center for the Arts Presents an Evening with Melora Hardin
Melora Hardin, star of NBC's The Office, Broadway's Chicago, and multiple No. 1 box office movie hits, will bring her formidable talents to Raitt Recital Hall, Malibu, Thursday, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m.
Attendees will be treated to an evocative, intimate, fun evening laced with sultry humor and song standards, Broadway favorites, and original numbers.
"Though the era of cork-tipped cigarettes and hi-fallutin' highballs may have come and gone, we can still experience a part of it merely by enjoying and partaking in the equal parts sonorous, succulent sensuality and brassy broadsiness presented by Miss Hardin as we join her on a hard-to-top rocket ride from Broadway to jazz clubs...and beyond," says Broadway World.
Among her many other credits, Hardin starred in back-to-back No. 1 weekend theatrical box-office winners: Hanna Montana: The Movie, as the adult female lead and love interest of Billy Ray Cyrus, and 17 Again, opposite Zac Efron. Her other feature film successes include Thank You for Smoking with Aaron Eckhart, Absolute Power opposite Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman, and 27 Dresses with Katherine Heigl. In 2009 she made her directorial debut with the independent feature titled You.
Hardin has been acting, singing, and dancing since childhood, appearing in numerous hit shows like Friends and Little House on the Prairie. She has sung in many productions, including Disney's The Rocketeer and Tower of Terror. While in production on Knucklehead in New Orleans, she simultaneously recorded her third album, All the Way to Mars.
She played the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway from late December 2008 to mid-February 2009. Prior to that, she played the role of Fantine in the Hollywood Bowl concert rendition of Les Miserables for a one-weekend performance to sold-out audiences.
Hardin created her first singing act, "At the Water Cooler," in 2008 with director Richard Jay-Alexander and musical director Ben Toth. The show played for three nights to rave reviews at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.
For more information about "An Evening with Melora Hardin" and to purchase tickets, visit the Center for the Arts Web site.