Welcome to the 2016-2017 Season at
Nelson Hall Theater!
This season, we are thrilled to bring you three full series of entertainment, ranging from a dramatic one-man play to concert events and solo performances, to full stage variety productions.
Special thanks to our corporate and community sponsors, whose generous support makes these amazing productions possible. Our intimate box-style theater is conveniently located on the beautiful campus of Elim Park retirement community in Cheshire, Connecticut.
We look forward to your visit!
Nelson Hall Theater Manager
Two On Tap brings audiences back in time to an era when couples like Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the silver screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony, and precision tap dancing. Gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography, and unique musical arrangements all take center stage in a two-act show that has entertained tens of thousands worldwide.Two On Tap is a high-energy song and dance act, featuring Broadway’s Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano, accompanied by a live jazz ensemble. Get your tickets to the high-energy show!
Virtuoso harpist Grace Cloutier trained at The Juilliard School, Yale University, and in France. She gave her solo Carnegie Hall debut recital in 2006, an encore solo recital in 2008, and a “Grace and Friends” concert there in 2014. Grace has performed for audiences across North America, Europe, and the Middle East. She has performed on Broadway, has given solo concerts for celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump, and was honored to perform for President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. On television, Grace has appeared on NBC, CNN, and CBS, and the national television networks of Germany, France, and Ukraine. Get tickets.
Mike Smith, Dave Fazio, and Bill Desanty, have been performing professionally in numerous bands all over the east coast for over three decades. This acoustic-rock trio is well known in the Western Massachusetts area for their emphasis on strong vocals, with all three members contributing as lead singers and each contributing to the three-part harmonies found in most songs they perform.
An acoustic throwback to the folk rock songs of James Taylor and Simon & Garfunkel, audiences of all ages will enjoy these classic songs we all know and love. Get tickets.
The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS- TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.
Jim sings, in his own natural voice, a tribute to Denver’s music in a way that has to be seen and heard to understand the pure honesty of his amazing performance. Jim will perform a full length concert with live band, guitar, flute, mandolin and bass. Get tickets.
7 Bridges Road is a tribute to the music of the Eagles, made up of six singers and instrumentalists. Unlike some tribute bands, they don’t play the individual members of the Eagles. Instead, they perform the music as it was meant to be performed; with passion, expertise, and a lot of attention to detail. The result is an astoundingly great sounding live band, recreating the vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements that comprise the Eagles’ body of work.
7 Bridges Road presents an all-acoustic show, utilizing acoustic guitars, piano, and a mix of hand drums and percussion. The soft atmosphere of acoustic music allows the band to perform a less formal, more intimate show. Don’t miss this encore performance by 7 Bridges Road at Nelson Hall Theater!