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2013-2014 Season

2013-2014 Season
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Broadway Boys

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Having captured the attention of audiences in New York City, the Broadway Boys are taking their show across the country. Broadway Boys is a collection of six of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage. Representing shows such as Wicked, Mary Poppins, Spiderman, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, The Book of Mormon, Hair, In the Heights, Memphis, Motown and many more, the Broadway Boys are able to explore harmonies rarely presented by Broadway singers. Through their dynamic vocal prowess and redefining arrangements, the Boys add elements of Pop, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, and Folk to showtunes and classic pop songs. With an explosive evening of entertainment complete with choreography, sets, and lighting design, the possibilities for the Broadway Boys are endless.  CLICK HERE to read a recent review of the Broadway Boys.

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:30 PMscannhez5

The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world, was established in 1951. It aims to collect and play authentic folk music and preserve the folk dances and traditional costumes of Hungary by performing them on stage for the public. During the more than four and a half decades of its existence, the Ensemble has revitalized the culture of the Hungarian people with their rich and colorful repertoire. The choreographies are all based on authentic dances, some of them collected in isolated villages with dance elements dating back hundreds of years. The Ensemble is accompanied on stage by the Folk Orchestra and the world famous Gypsy Orchestra.

Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show

Friday, November 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Celebrating 50 years of The Rat Pack, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show has been hailed as the next best thing to seeing the Rat Pack themselves. Produced by Sandy Hackett, son of Buddy Hackett, this tribute show portrays the incomparable musical team of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, and Joey Bishop. Chosen personally by Joey Bishop to pay tribute to the Rat Pack, only Sandy Hackett can bring to life the nonstop party that everyone wanted access to. If you think you have seen the Rat Pack, it’s not until you indulge in the real Rat Pack experience with Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show that you begin to realize why Sandy Hackett’s own personal connection to these iconic legends has allowed him to tell this story unlike any other producer or performer.

 

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:30 PMRing of Fire 4

Touching on the life and times of one of the world’s most legendary musical artists, Johnny Cash, the musical revue Ring of Fire is considered one of the best jukebox musicals of our time. Ring of Fire features a company of performers that will guide you on a journey through Cash’s storied life and celebrated music, from the cotton fields of Arkansas to the Grand Ole Opry. Ring of Fire features more than 35 hit songs from his long career including “I Walk the Line,” “Jackson,” “If I Were a Carpenter,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Daddy Sang Bass,” and the title track “Ring of Fire.” With smashing medleys and high energy, this show will have you stompin’ your feet and asking for more.

Flipside: The Patti Page Story

Flipside-121Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Flipside: The Patti Page Story, winner of 18 National Awards at the Kennedy Center Honors, is a musical celebration of her rise to stardom. Featuring stunning costumes, Flipside takes audiences on a well-conceived journey to 1965 in a place that used to be the KTUL Radio Station. Written from interviews with Miss Page, Flipside: The Patti Page Story features 28 of her greatest hits, including “Tennessee Waltz,” “(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window,” and “Mockingbird Hill.”

An Evening with Groucho

Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced, hilarious performance. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding,” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.” The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way through the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, and MGM’s Louis B. Mayer. A show perfect for all ages!

Moscow Festival Ballet presents Cinderella

Cinderella 5 - CroppedFriday, February 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Since its inception in 1989, the Moscow Festival Ballet has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. Under the direction of Sergei Radchenko, the Moscow Festival Ballet presents the timeless classic of Cinderella featuring leading Russian dancers, colorful costumes, and rich comedic moments. This full length ballet, performed in two acts, tells the story of the kind-hearted Cinderella and her triumph over her wicked step-sisters and step-mother. Audiences will enjoy marvelous scenes of raucous comedy between the step-sisters and sweet romance between Cinderella and her prince.

Liza & Judy: Together Again!

Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, well known especially for The Wizard of Oz and Cabaret, are certainly the most famous mother and daughter entertainers that the world of show business has ever seen. Both of them were awarded Oscars, Emmys and Grammys for their immense talent, which you can watch one more time in Liza & Judy: Together Again! Unlike the usual tribute show, this spectacular theatrical piece has amazing sound-alike/look-alike artists Suzanne Goulet and Denise Rose bringing Liza and Judy back to life on stage accompanied by four male dancers. Not only do they recreate the looks, the voices and the dance steps of the legends but they also portray the concept of mother and daughter being reunited to do one more show together, transmitting their wonderful energy and love they had for each other.

Hot on Broadway

Hot on Broadway 10Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Produced by three-time Tony Award nominee and 2013 Robert Whitehead Award winner, Jeffrey Finn, HOT ON BROADWAY productions have dazzled audiences around the globe for over 20 years with show-stopping entertainment direct from Broadway. Working with current Broadway performers, this show delivers the excitement and thrill of a Broadway Opening Night. HOT ON BROADWAY is the only show that brings together a cast of Broadway’s best and brightest stars – direct from current Broadway shows including Wicked, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Chicago and many more – to create a show-stopping spectacular with songs from your favorite Broadway hits. This production will have you singing and dancing in the aisles with joy!

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