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Take the 'A Train' with MOXIE - SOLD OUT
Jump on board with MOXIE for a light quartet program of voices and swingin' rhythm, bringing toe-tapping favorites mostly from the 30s, 40s and 50s with a distinctive MOXIE twist. The group's three singers/violinists and keyboard will bring some of its 'greatest hits' to Nelson Hall for an evening for all ages to enjoy.


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FIRE AND RAIN: An Evening of James Taylor
Featuring Dave Binder

October 26, 2013
2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Cover artist Dave Binder will take you on a musical sojourn through 20 years of James Taylor’s most memorable music, including the hit songs Gone To Carolina, Shower The People, Mexico, Up On The Roof, Sweet Baby James, Copper Line, Country Road, Everyday, You’ve Got a Friend, and of course, Fire & Rain, plus many more.
The “Fire & Rain” program will shed new light on the words and music of this timeless performer. TICKETS: $20/$17

 

TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty
A new play by Eric H. Weinberger with ELAINE BROMKA
November 2, 2013 – 7:30 pm & November 3, 2013 – 2:00 pm

What would three former first ladies reveal if they could?
Tea For Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty” is a fresh and intimate look at a unique American sorority: three formidable women of the White House. A delicately layered gallery of portraits, the play draws the audience in with humorous and poignant insights into each lady’s life.

Emmy-award winning actress Elaine Bromka takes on the personae of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford to create an unforgettable play about the personal cost of what Pat Nixon called “the hardest unpaid job in the world.” TICKETS: $30/$26


SNAP, SIZZLE, POP!
Steve Marche-Torme

November 9, 2013
7:30 PM

Steve performs a musically mixed set of mostly smooth jazz with beautifully arranged medleys – some of which were put together by his pianist Steve Rawlins, others by Mel Torme himself. Backed by a sizzling quartet, Steve’s brand of pop-jazz is served up with wit, charm, and a warmth that will leave your heart singing.

“… <Steve> shares his father’s taste for nimble swing… possesses a supple voice…a hint of that old hipster Bob Dorough.” - London Times

The evening also includes some of Steve’s own compositions, many of which are gentle, thoughtful ballads. TICKETS: $32/$27

 

THANKS, SINATRA
A Musical Review by Vince Forti

November 22, 2013
7:30 pm

A live tribute show to spotlight five decades of Sinatra’s music, created by Vince Forti, also featuring Pete Caldera, Luanne Miranti and Steve Kaslauskas. TICKETS: $25/$21

 

A Broadway Holiday – Will & Anthony
December 14, 2013
2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

The Broadway, Our Way brothers are coming back – in this classic Christmas special with a contemporary flair. A nostalgic holiday celebration, with live music, incredible voices, and a special appearance by a local youth choir. TICKETS: $30/$26

 

LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON: Opera Theater of Connecticut
February 15, 2014
2:00 PM

Back for the third annual “Love In The Afternoon” event, Opera Theater of CT returns to Nelson Hall after sold out performances the past two years.
Join us for this Valentine’s Day tribute—a full concert presenting professional opera singers performing favorite arias, duets and ensembles from your favorite classic operas, all focused on the theme of Love. Opera Theater of Connecticut Artistic Director Alan Mann will again serve as MC and Chief Raconteur and supertitles will once more enhance audience appreciation.

Alan Mann, Artistic Director
Kyle Swann, Music Director

TICKETS: $25/$21

 

GALVANIZED JAZZ BAND
March 4, 2014
7:30 pm

For decades the Galvanized Jazz Band has been performing their unique blend of New Orleans jazz, hot Dixieland, stomps, struts, rags, and spirituals. With their dedicated entourage of fans, colorful parasols, and upbeat music, the house is always hopping when the Galvanized Jazz Band is here! TICKETS: $20/$15

 

L’INVITATION AU VOYAGE
Jose Garcia-Leon with Coralie Gallet

March 15, 2014
7:30 PM

“L'Invitation Au Voyage" is a musical journey featuring pianist José García León and soprano Coralie Gallet, with piano music and songs by Debussy, Duparc, Liszt and favorite arias by Puccini, Verdi and Dvořák

Dr. García-León has performed extensively as a solo recitalist, most notably at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York, the Great Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, and the Saint Petersburg Music Festival, among others.

Lyric soprano Coralie Gallet has appeared in leading operatic roles in The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, Susannah, Hansel and Gretel, Dido and Aeneas, and other classic operas. She is a graduate of the University of Nantes, France, and holds a Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music. TICKETS: $20/$17

Katie Deal in
TODAY, TOMORROW & FOREVER: A Tribute to Patsy Cline

March 28, 2014
7:30 PM

Having sold out two national tours of “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” Katie Deal takes the stage with her own story of how the music and style of Patsy Cline have changed her life forever.

With a new take on nostalgia, Katie’s one-woman show features a live band and a powerhouse singer. In this tribute, you’ll learn a little bit about Katie, a little bit about Miss Patsy and a lot about why Patsy’s music is loved by so many.

Katie truly captures the essence of Patsy with her energy, emotion and devotion to the subtle details in Patsy’s tremendous voice, all the while spinning a tale of her own.

TICKETS: $32/$27

 

DREAM LOVERS
Bobby Darin and Connie Francis in Concert
Starring Jimmy Mazz and Eva Tereso
April 26, 2014
2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

One of the most charismatic performers to ever grace our stage, Jimmy Mazz, returns to Nelson Hall with Eva Tereso and a fresh new program featuring the hits of iconic artists Bobby Darin and Connie Francis.

You’ll flip for Jimmy’s rendition of Darin hits Splish, Splash, Beyond the Sea, Dream Lover, and Mack the Knife, and Eva will melt your heart when you hear her portray Connie Francis singing Lipstick on Your Collar, Stupid Cupid, Vacation, Where The Boys Are, and Who’s Sorry Now, to name a few.

Together, Jimmy and Eva recapture the magic with several stunning duets including You Make Me Feel So Young and Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On.

TICKETS: $25/$21

 

THE ANDREWS SISTERS (More) Music & Memories!
An Extended Encore Presentation

May 14, 2014 – 2:00 pm
May 15, 2014 – 2:00 pm
May 16, 2014 – 7:30 pm
May 17, 2014 – 2:00 pm
May 17, 2014 – 7:30 pm
May 18, 2014 – 2:00 pm

So many fans loved our Andrews Sisters tribute show the first (and second) time around, that we are bringing them back for an extended version of the original hit show with MORE incredible renditions of the great Andrews Sisters songs, and MORE heartwarming stories and fun facts about the sisters and life during the war years in America.

Raymond Berg masterfully recreates original scores and classic songs, while Kathryn Mueller, Lisa Pallen, and Aimee Lee bring them to life again with stunning vocals and air-tight harmonies. Bill Arnold, author/star of Triple Espresso, adds another dimension to the show, threading the sets together with stories, humor and a sentimental heart.

Musical Director: Raymond Berg
Starring: Kathryn Mueller, Lisa Pallen, Aimee (Fischer) Lee, & Bill Arnold TICKETS: $32/$27