Helen Welch

Helen Welch will appear in “Superstar: The Songs. The Stories. The Carpenters” on stage at the Robert M. and Janet L. Archer Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m.

ASHLAND -- There’s a reason why Richard Carpenter himself gave Helen his blessing to bring Superstar to life. The show is not a tribute act. Rather, it is a one-of-a-kind docu-musical featuring world-class musicians, fresh arrangements and fascinating and rare back-stage stories about the number one selling act of the 1970’s – The Carpenters.

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Helen Welch

Superstar, now on tour, is quickly becoming one of the most popular stage celebrations of the brother/sister duo. Audiences are raving about internationally acclaimed vocalist, actress, and Grammy nominee, Helen Welch. Helen’s distinctive alto voice settles in perfectly amidst her precise, lush arrangements as she brings to life the timeless music of the Carpenters.

“For the second time this year, Superstar was a sold-out success for us. Helen and her band of true professionals sounded great and, again, left our audience mesmerized and wanting more," said Colleen Miller, President and Program Director of the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland.

”The first time I heard Superstar I knew that I had to find a way to bring the show to Ashland," said Martha Buckner, Executive Director of Ashland Symphony Orchestra. "I’ve seen it twice and I can’t wait to experience it again."

Tickets are $24 for adults, $21 for seniors, and $5 for children and students and may be purchased at the ASO office 419-289-5115 or the AU Box Office 419-289-5125, both located at 331 College Ave, or online at ashlandsymphony.org.

“Superstar” is sponsored by a donor family at the Ashland County Community Foundation who wish to remain anonymous. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Ashland Symphony Orchestra’s Podium Endowment Fund in honor of Maestro Arie Lipsky. Please note that the orchestra is not performing at this concert.

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