A music series consisting of four concerts featuring sounds and performers of yesteryear will begin in September at Edmond Town Hall Theatre. The series, sponsored by Newtown Savings Bank, is the first in an effort to consistently bring live shows to the beloved historic theater. The series will provide a touch of nostalgia by bringing favorite acts and songs from decades past.
Elvis tribute artist Todd Malinosky will kick things off on Saturday, September 21 as he performs with Jukebox 45, a band featuring favorites from the 1950’s Doo Wop era and 1960s oldies. Jukebox 45 will open the show for 45 minutes and Malinosky will perform for one hour with a recreation of the 1972 Vegas Hilton show performed by the legendary king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley. You Belong to Me, Up on the Roof, and Good Night My Love, along with Are You Lonesome Tonight, Suspicious Minds and Little Sister are among the songs that will be performed. The show starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.
Elvis will be followed on Saturday, October 19, by Echoes of Sinatra and Dean Martin featuring songs from Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra and his fellow Rat Pack member Dean Martin. Steve Kazlauskas and Jack Lynn along with the Tony T Trio will perform the iconic songs of the crooners and swingers. The concert will start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30.
November will bring the classic vocals of Yale’s The Whiffenpoofs. This original collegiate acapella group has been performing since 1909 and famous song writer Cole Porter was a member. The “Whiffs” as they are affectionately called, is a favorite with Edmond Town Hall audiences and they are returning for the third year in a row. The concert will take place Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30.
Stella Blue’s Band (SBB), will finish off the series on February 1, 2020. The band specializes in recreating the experience of being in a concert of the legendary band The Grateful Dead. The band features dynamic jams and improvisation and plays music from all stages of The Grateful Dead’s 30 year run. The musicians strive to recreate the sense of community present in a Grateful Dead show. SBB was the first band chosen for residency at the Garcia’s bar at the Capitol Theater in Portchester, N.Y. Doors open at 7 p.m. Curtain is 8 p.m. Tickets are $30.
Beer and wine as well as concession will be available for sale at all concerts. Tickets are available online at www.edmondtownhall.org or at www.ticketleap.com. Questions may be directed to Edmond Town Hall at (203) 270-4285.
The Edmond Town Hall Theatre, a historic proscenium theater known and loved for its subsequent run movies, is working to provide more live entertainment, based on feedback from the community and as a way to increase revenue and attract new audiences to this iconic venue.
The Board of Managers, electors who oversee the building, has recently completed a renovation of much of the theater’s infrastructure to enhance live shows as part of its focus on improving the foundation of Edmond Town Hall.
“We’re grateful for the support of Newtown Savings Bank and our supporting sponsors in bringing these shows to the community and helping us in our mission to improve the foundation of Edmond Town Hall,” said Margot Hall, chairman of the Board of Managers.
The Edmond Town Hall, completed in 1931 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was a gift from Newtown benefactor Mary Elizabeth Hawley. It has served as the center of the community and the heart of Newtown since its inception by providing generations of residents and neighbors with governmental services space; affordable family entertainment through its theater; sports opportunities in its gymnasium; and, elegant space for gatherings, fundraisers, civic events or to celebrate life events. Visit our web site edmondtownhall.org for additional information or find us on Facebook or at (203) 270-4285.