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The Royal Music & Arts Center

You've Got a Friend in Me | Celebrating the Music of Randy Newman

with performances by Paul Mamalou and Ron Schaumburg

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You've Got a Friend in Me | Celebrating the Music of Randy Newman
You've Got a Friend in Me | Celebrating the Music of Randy Newman

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2024, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Royal Music & Arts Center, 1 S Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

About the event


“You’ve Got a Friend in Me: Celebrating the Music of Randy Newman,” a concert featuring more than two dozen songs by the Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer, will be presented Saturday, March 9 2024, 8 to 11 pm, at The Royal Music and Arts Center, 1 S Easton Rd, Glenside, Pennsylvania.

The songs reflect Newman’s wide range of musical styles, from heartbreaking ballads to raucous ragtime, from New Orleans shuffle to witty satires. Newman has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

The program includes tunes from Newman’s movie scores including “Toy Story” and “Ragtime,” his radio hits “Short People” and “I Love L.A.,”  the enduring smash “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)”, and other pieces that earned Newman the title “America’s foremost musical satirist” from The Atlantic magazine.

Performers Paul Mamolou (vocals) and Ron Schaumburg (keyboards) will present tunes from all eras of Newman’s career, which spans more than half a century.  For many years Mamolou has been a familiar face on the Philadelphia music scene as singer and guitarist with local favorites The Edge Hill Rounders (among other bands). Schaumburg is known to local audiences for his open mic performances and his work with the Beatles cover band Mother Nature’s Suns and Drunkard’s Dream.

The highlight of this one-night-only concert will be a complete performance of Newman’s 1972 masterpiece album, Sail Away, including the classic title track, along with the whimsical “Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear,” the haunting “Old Man,” and the raunchy “You Can Leave Your Hat On.”

Audiences who may not know Newman’s own recordings will certainly recognize the many chart-topping cover versions by artists ranging from Ray Charles, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Cocker to Linda Ronstadt, Art Garfunkel, and Three Dog Night.


Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door (cash or card).  Advanced tickets are recommended! Visit for more information.

Doors Open at 7:30pm | Show begins at 8pm

The Royal's Health & Safety protocols can be found at:

DRINK: Our neighbors at The Ways Restaurant and Brewery have a bar set-up in the back of the venue and will be selling their delicious beer. BYO-Wine is allowed with a $5 corkage fee per person. No Hard Liquor or outside beer permitted.

FOOD: We sell small snacks at each event, but we are not a restaurant and do not have table service. We strongly recommend having dinner at The Ways Restaurant and Brewery beforehand and we do allow outside food in the venue if you wish to bring it in.

PARKING: Guests of The Royal are permitted to park in the parking lot of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Enter the lot on Mt. Carmel Avenue, on the other side of Easton Road. Parking is available at the Glenside Train Station, but at your own risk as we are not associated or contracted with SEPTA. Street parking is also available.

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