With spring finally around the corner there is no better time to break the cabin fever and get out to one of the outstanding local theaters and take in a performance. From the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night's Dream to the chidren's favorite Winnie The Pooh, and many more in between.
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America's Got Downton
Direct from London's West End comes AMERICA'S GOT DOWNTON. Actor, impressionist and YouTube sensation, Luke Kempner, creates more than 30 characters in this tour-de-force one-man parody that blends celebrity visitors with well-known characters from the PBS hit television series "Downton Abbey." Cultures clash and eras hilariously collide to help the cast save the estate from financial ruin - again!
One of the biggest stars of R&B, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz, Gerald Albright has earned his reputation as a “musician’s musician.” Born in Los Angeles, he began piano lessons at an early age. Albright’s love of music picked up considerably when he was given a saxophone that had belonged to his piano teacher. By the time he enrolled at the University of Redlands, he was already a polished saxophonist. Albright decided to switch to bass guitar after he saw Louis Johnson in concert. A few months after graduating from college, he joined jazz pianist/R&B singer Patrice Rushen, who was in the process of forming her own band. Later, when the bass player left in the middle of a tour, Albright replaced him and finished the tour on bass guitar.
Singin' In The Rain
You remember the plot. You love the characters. You know the song. This is the stage adaptation of one of the most celebrated and beloved films of all time! 1920s Hollywood is the setting for this zany, lighthearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star.
Say Goodnight Gracie
George Burns, who spanned one hundred years of American entertainment history, is now miraculously alive and kicking in a stunning tour de force. Say Goodnight Gracie was Broadway's third longest running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for BEST PLAY and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for BEST PLAY.
KINKY BOOTS is Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.
Beauty Queen of Leenane
Set in the mountains of Connemara in the West of Ireland, this eerily gothic comedy tells the story of Maureen Folan, a lonely spinster in early middle age, and her domineering mother, who desperately tries to destroy her daughter’s one chance for love and happiness. The tempestuous struggle sets in motion a chain of events that lead to the play’s shocking final scene. Mc Donagh brings his exceptional gifts of uncanny observation and savage humor to this brilliant work.
She Loves Me
Set in a 1930's European perfumery, we meet shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Discover with Amalia and Georg the identity of their true loves and all the twists and turns along the way!
Winnie The Pooh
Christopher Robin has decided to run away with his friends Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest. Probably they'll go to the North Pole or to the South Pole. For there is a dark, mysterious threat that he's to be sent away to Education. Nobody knows exactly what or where that is, and if he's sent to such a distant place, what can his friends possibly do without him? So it's generally agreed that they'll run away. As the situation becomes clearer, Christopher Robin isn't quite so sure that running away is the answer.
Witness For The Prosecution
In this classic by the “Mistress of Mystery,” Leonard Vole stands in the dock, accused of murder. His wife can prove his innocence, but when she takes the stand, she denies his alibi. Can he escape the hangman’s noose?
JOHN MELLENCAMP: Plain Spoken 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
"The Voice of the Heartland" will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more. The special guest is Carlene Carter. The tour, produced by AEG Live, will kick off on January 21st in South Bend, Indiana at the Morris Performing Arts Center. A portion of the ticket proceeds from the final performance held in Indianapolis at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on August 4th will be donated to the Riley Children's Foundation, which supports Riley Hospital for Children (rileykids.org).
In The Mood
Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to “Tuxedo Junction" and get "In the Mood" to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and six singer-dancers with some hot boogie woogie! In The Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the '40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America's greatest generation who listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the jazzy, brassy, sentimental and patriotic music of the World War II era.
Book Of Mormon
Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." Entertainment Weekly says it's "the funniest musical of all time." From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it's The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Contains explicit language.
Legally Blonde The Musical
Sorority sister Elle Woods gets dumped by her boyfriend, so she follows him to Harvard to win him back in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. Based on the popular movie, this musical stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. OMIGOD, you guys, like, don’t miss it!
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
Adapted for stage by Constance Cox from Wilde’s 1890’s short story, Lord Arthur, a well-intentioned but slightly dim-witted member of the English peerage, is told by a mysterious palm-reader that he is destined to commit a murder. Eager to marry, he decides he must do the deed immediately; and with the aid of his trusty butler and an anarchist named Winkelkopf, he sets out to execute the perfect crime. “Wilde-ly” entertaining, witty and clever, this is Oscar Wilde at his very best.
So multitalented you’ll think he has multiple personalities—see the winner of season two ofAmerica’s Got Talent, Terry Fator! The incredible ventriloquist, impersonator, comedian and singer is coming to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino for two nights of unsurpassed entertainment. Capable of doing more than 100 impersonations and using more than a dozen different puppets in his act, he’ll leave you rolling with his sidesplitting split personality act.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare’s most magical and beloved play receives a characteristically fresh, ensemble- driven interpretation by the director behind the New Phoenix’s hit production of MACBETH.