If you go
What: "Music of the Night"
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Clay Center
Tickets: $15 to $67
Info: www.theclaycenter.org or 304-561-3570
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Norman Large could produce any number of resumes that highlight his career and skills: Opera and Broadway singer and voice for Disney animations.
His acting credits include well-known TV shows such as "JAG," "NYPD Blue," "Seinfeld," LA Law," and, get this, "Star Trek: The Next Generation," where he portrayed the ruler of the Romulan Empire, among other roles that required lots of makeup and prosthetics.
And if that isn't enough, Large also is a cabinetmaker.
"I also was a New York City taxi driver and a commercial fisherman in New England," Large said, adding that those last two were most fortunately short-lived jobs early in his career.
These days, he lives with his family in California, where he primarily sings - and makes cabinets on the side.
This weekend, he joins longtime friend and performing partner Christine Saffran for an evening of Broadway music with the West Virginia Symphony. The concerts close out the symphony's Pops series.
"It's a great thing for a symphony," he said of a Broadway-themed Pops show, because the well-recognized music can be a draw for folks who might normally be reluctant to attend a symphony concert.