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Fred Miller’s series of Lectures-In-Song covers virtually every major songwriter from the Golden era of popular music between the World Wars. Broadway-Hollywood giants Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin are among the most celebrated names of twentieth century American culture >>






The Copper Penny Players come from all walks of life. They range in age from 18 to 80 and may travel from as far away as Princeton and Philadelphia to be together. What they all have in common is a desire to sing and have a good time, regardless of musical experience. The Copper Penny Players have been led by Fred Miller since 1981 >>
 
 

Tue
Jul
29 2014
1:30 PM
Lecture-in-Song:Heartland Troubadors
HOAGY CARMICHAEL
MEREDITH WILLSON

Monroe Township Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Road
Monroe Township NJ
609-448-7140

Wed
Jul
30 2014
7:45 PM
Lecture-in-Song: FRED ASTAIRE
Winchester Gardens
Maplewood NJ

Fri
Aug
01 2014
7:00 PM
Lecture-in-Song: OSCAR SNUBS, Part I(1934-39)
Crestwood Manor
Whiting NJ

For a full Schedule Listing, click here.






A native of Albuquerque, Fred studied piano as a boy with Ralph Berkowitz, former dean of Tanglewood and accompanist for 20 years to the great cellist Piatagorsky. In New York, he studied acting for two years with stage and film legend Geraldine Page and vocal performance with Tony award winner Helen Gallagher.

As a commerical actor, Fred has been the homeowner harrassed by a 5'10" blade of grass on the national Lawn Doctor commercials, wrote and broadcast his own radio program on WDVR, 89.7-FM, and for 25 years has run the Copper Penny Players >>
 
 



"Miller is something of a one man show himself, producing, directing, leading the musical ensemble and co-designing the sets. Often doing everything means that some things are not professionally accomplished, but Miller is evidently able to do it all" >>





"It is apparent he not only loves, but better, understands the music that he's chosen to present here. His piano work is flawless and would surely stand on its own as an evening’s entertainment. Enthusisam is a highly overused word, but in this case it’s appropriate. Each song is presented simply, directly, honestly and with great elan" >>
 

 
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