THE BEEHIVE STARS SINGING THEIR 60'S SONGS AT SEVEN ANGELS
If your hair is shellacked to an inch of an Egyptian pyramid and piled high like a Dairy Queen ice cream cone, you are clearly sporting a beehive hairdo. No need to visit your stylist because Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury is offering a grand musical tour of the 1960’s, with historical commentary, until Sunday, August 19, “Beehive The 60’s Musical."
Come swing and sing with Amy Bentley, Brittany Mulcahy, Chelsea Dacey, Samantha Rae Bass, Erin West Reed and Patricia Paganucci as they play teenyboppers in a swirl of pastel prettiness. All your favorites from the past, like Brenda Lee to Petula to Connie Francis and Tina Turner, the beat goes merrily along. These gals move with enthusiasm and energy as they deliver tunes like an exploding jukebox for your listening pleasure.
Favorites such as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Respect,” “It’s My Party,” “Where the Boys Are,” and “You Don’t Own Me “ are vocally energized as the platters spin. With almost three dozen tunes in all, you are sure to hear all the ones you treasure from the past and maybe learn a new line or three. As they sing, Erin keeps up a running monologue about current events, from JFK’s assassination to the civil rights movement to the invasion by the Beatles and women advancing their cause.
For tickets ($30) to this creation by Larry Gallagher, directed and choreographed by Foster Reese, call the Seven Angels Theatre, Plank Road, Hamilton Park, Waterbury at (203)757-4676 (off I-84). Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Come rock one fine day and discover where the boys are downtown when you make your own kind of music
If you are into the 60’s scene, then Seven Angels has another special night for you as “The Sixties Show” comes to the stage on Saturday, August 25 at 8 p.m.. Billed as the Greatest 1960’s Re Creation Show in the World,” it is sure to transport you on a magical journey back in time to the hottest hits of the era, complete with narration and film clips. The members of the band are all rock ’n roll royalty and have played with all the greatest like Sir Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, The Bee Gees, Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen, to name drop just a few. Tickets are $47.50. Don’t miss it!
If you are still ready to groove, bop on over to Ivoryton Playhouse for a few great dance lessons as that singular sensation “A Chorus Line” struts its fancy footwork, revealing true stories of dancers as they audition for a new Broadway musical and perfect their talents. Michael Bennett gets full credit for the original idea, direction and choreography, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. “A Chorus Line” takes you into the hearts, minds and bodies of Broadway wannabes who are at a cattle call to find eight dancers for a brand new musical. The hopefuls are soon pared down to seventeen in number, all praying “I Hope I Get It.”
You will feel their angst and anxiety, their trepidation and terror, their enthusiasm and energy, their joy and jubilation as they open up their inner soul to convince the director that they deserve a chance. Dancing is their life and they cannot conceive of a world without it. This production showcases Schuyler Beeman, Grant Benedict, Ronnie Bowman Jr., Andee Buccheri, Cory Candelet, James Falcon, Stephanie Genito, Sam Given, Joey Lucherini, Amanda Lupacchino, Natalie Madlon, Alexa Racioppi, Jared Starkey, Max Weinstein, Kayla Starr Bryan, Matthew Carp, Dakota Hoar, Liv Kurtz, Lina Lee, Jennifer Roberts, Edward Stanley, Cassidy Terracciano, Lili Thomas, Sarah Warrick and Carl Zurhorst.
The production is directed and choreographed by Todd L. Underwood and musical directed by Michael Morris, with set design by Martin Scott Marchitto, lighting design by Marcus Abbott and costume design by Kate Bunce. On August 20, Sam Given will show off his alter ego in a cabaret special as Millie Grams: “Don’t Make Me Over.” Tickets are $25, 7:30 p.m., for ages 18 and over.
"A Chorus Line" runs through September 2. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Additional matinee performances are on Saturday, August 18 and Saturday, September 1.
Tickets are $55 for adults; $50 for seniors; $25 for students and $20 for children and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or by visiting our website atwww.ivorytonplayhouse.com.
Stand in a line next to each hopeful as they try to prove they deserve their chance in the spotlight and explain poignantly or humorously what each did for love..