The Augusta Broadway Singers

we are TABS

A Theatrical Ensemble

ABOUT TABS

THE AUGUSTA BROADWAY SINGERS

Our director and founder, Les Reagan, has always been drawn to Broadway and show music.  As a young person, he accompanied many high school theatrical productions and performed onstage in some as well. 

In thinking about the group he would direct, Les kept returning to show music.  As conductor of more than 30 musicals, he realized the thing that kept him coming back to them was the Ensemble music…the choruses. And while TABS doesn’t always perform just the choruses, we do perform choral arrangements of showstoppers like “Children Will Listen” from Into the Woods or “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz.

One of the guiding principles of the music Les chooses is that it must have been performed on stage as part of a theatrical presentation.  That being said, we have glossed over that principle, at times, as a piece of music speaks to him with its theatricality.  

Out of every season, we try to bring our audiences familiar and unfamiliar music…the kind that speaks to us and we hope that speaks to you.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

LES REAGAN

Les Reagan, a resident of Evans, GA, is a multifaceted artist with a lifelong passion for music. As a musician, Les excels as both a pianist and a vocalist, captivating audiences with his exceptional talents. With a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, his dedication to the art of singing and performance is evident. Les is a musician and a dedicated music director with an extensive career in the field.

A true connoisseur of music, Les’s heart beats for musical theater, the golden age of music, and choral compositions. His love for the arts transcends the boundaries of age and genre, making him a versatile and open-minded artist.

Les’s family life is as harmonious as his music. He and his wife, Kitty, have celebrated 40 years of marriage, a testament to their enduring love. Their children, Katie and Patrick, both musical artists, add joy and warmth to their family life.

Les’s journey through the world of arts doesn’t end with his bachelor’s degree. He is currently a graduate student at Shenandoah University, pursuing a Master of Science degree in Performing Arts Leadership and Management. This academic pursuit reflects his commitment to continuous growth and leadership in the arts.

As the founding and artistic director of The Augusta Broadway Singer, a 50+ voice choral ensemble, Les has played a pivotal role in fostering a vibrant musical community in Augusta. His extensive experience in leading and managing nonprofit arts organizations over the past decade has further solidified his reputation as a dedicated advocate for the arts.

Les’s retirement from a 43-year career in hotel management marked a new chapter in his life, enabling him to dedicate more time and energy to his true passion: music and the arts.

Les Reagan is a musician, educator, and arts advocate whose life is a testament to the enduring power of music and the arts. His journey from a hotel manager to a respected figure in the world of choral music and performing arts leadership is a source of inspiration for all who appreciate the transformative nature of the arts.

CURRENT EVENTS

October 25, 2024
Hardin Auditorium, Evans, GA

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