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Under the Streetlamp is coming to the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center for a live performance at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12. Featuring four leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including “Jersey Boys,” Under the Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s featuring tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. A flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs.
Tickets for Under the Streetlamp start at $40 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at www.kent.edu/tusc/pac or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Classic hits first performed by Frankie Valli, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Bobby Darin and more are reborn for today’s audiences in this evening of great music and hilarious behind-the-scenes tales, complete with an exceptional band composed of world-class musicians. With irresistible charm and rapport, Under the Streetlamp offers audiences the opportunity to get to know four critically acclaimed stars of stage and screen, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell and Shonn Wiley. While each performer gets his moment in the spotlight, their synergy and charisma as a group has drawn an extremely devoted nationwide following.
Each performer carries with him an impressive list of credits. Between them, they have appeared on Broadway, in feature films and on television – including special appearances during the New Year ’s Eve celebration in Times Square, on “The Tonight Show,” the “Primetime Emmy Awards,” the “Tony Awards” and the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”
“We think of ourselves as hosts to a party and we’ve invited people of all ages,” says Ingersoll. “They can sing along. They can dance in the aisles. We of course show respect for these great songs and we want everyone to leave the party smiling.”
The production’s original performers met onstage as the lead characters in “Jersey Boys” and have since formed a concert sensation of their very own. After achieving initial success performing in and around Chicago, Under the Streetlamp aired its first PBS special in 2011 and the second in 2014. The four gifted singers then set off on the national tour that continues today, thrilling sold-out houses throughout the country.
The Performing Arts Center’s 2016-2017 Season is sponsored by Michael Taylor Insurance and Financial Incorporated, an Allstate Agency.
Free parking is available for all shows. Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.