Long ago and oh so far away . . . the world fell in love with the Carpenters and their era-defining repertoire of songs.
We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered is the definitive concert show celebrating the music of one of the most successful recording acts of all time. The Carpenters sold over a hundred million records in just over a decade and still hold the record for most consecutive top-ten singles. The dynamic combination of Karen’s voice and Richard’s compositions and arrangements created Grammy winning magic and won them a worldwide legion of loyal fans.
Accomplished vocalist Michelle Berting Brett takes center stage accompanied by her 7-piece band of Nashville musicians directed by Harry Sharpe. Sharpe and the band have worked with popular music icons including: Donna Summer, Wynonna Judd, Collin Raye, Bobby Caldwell, Tanya Tucker, John Michael Montgomery, Sammy Kershaw, and Michael McDonald. The show re-creates the Carpenters’ arrangements and sound and Berting Brett shares stories culled from extensive research and interviews with those who knew Karen and Richard personally and professionally.
The show debuted in Toronto, Canada in April of 2009 as Close to You: The Songs of the Carpenters before relaunching as We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered on Valentine's weekend of 2013. From Washington State to New York City to SOLD OUT engagements in Las Vegas, and Downey, California, hometown of the Carpenters, We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered has been met with enthusiasm from Carpenters’ fans and reviewers alike.
Experience an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of the pop music phenomenon that defined an era, and sing along with hits that include “Close to You”, “Yesterday Once More”, “Rainy Days & Mondays”, and many more!