Countdown to the Nelson Hall Theater Gala!
Don’t Miss Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns in Concert!
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.
Become a Friend of Nelson Hall today and be eligible to attend our elegant Gala Event as a sponsor of our performing arts series. Your $100 gift entitles you to one (1) complimentary ticket to our gala featuring a concert by Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns.
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
Franc D’Ambrosio has joined the ranks of the famed Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman as only a handful of Phantom alumni to successfully crossover to solo careers. Franc is best known for his role as the “Phantom” (Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera). With over 2,300 performances, he held the title “World’s Longest Running Phantom” for a decade.
Franc is also known for his role as “Anthony Corleone” in the Academy Award nominated film The Godfather III. Franc sang the Academy Award winning theme song from the film trilogy and his performance has garnered over one million hits on YouTube. Get tickets.
Lets Hang On!, the nation’s premier Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Tribute Show, is a full blown stage production complete with that Four Season’s sound, crisp choreography, and a 7-piece live band. You’ll see four great looking guys and two beautiful girls sing and dance their way through some of the best songs of all time. The guys of Let’s Hang On! cover all of the great Four Seasons Hits complete with that awesome falsetto supported by superb harmonies. Buy tickets to a Performance
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!
Tapestry, the Carole King Songbook, featuring Suzanne O’Davis, is the Premier musical tribute to Carole King. This show recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970’s Carole King concert experience following her legendary album, Tapestry. You will be transported back to the iconic image of her multi-million selling album of 1971.
Impeccable attention to detail is taken in recreating a respectful and accurate musical presentation of piano and vocals, just as they were. Suzanne’s performance will take you on a journey back to those great recordings. Buy tickets to a performance.
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!
Opera Theater of Connecticut has been presenting successful, sold out performances at Nelson Hall since 2012. While many venues are presenting broadcasts of live opera, we have the opportunity to offer our audience a unique and intimate live opera experience with professional opera singers, music director, raconteur, and supertitles. With a variety of song selections from a myriad of classic operas, this program appeals to everyone from cantata connoisseurs to first-time opera goers. Get tickets.
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.