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February 2019

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
$35

Love in the Afternoon
February 16 @ 2:00 pm

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Opera Theater of CT presents a medley of arias, duets, and ensembles from classic operas and musicals, all centered around the theme of love, in celebration of Valentine’s Day. An event all music lovers can enjoy, with supertitles and narration by Raconteur/Artistic Director, Alan Mann. Music Director Kyle Swann; Executive Director Kate Ford. Charming and very classical... highly proficient... rich, warmness of sound... a classic production in every detail. — Jeffrey Johnson, Sonic Labyrinth


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March 2019

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Chamber Music: Strings, Pipes, & Voice
March 3 @ 3:00 pm

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A lovely afternoon of music featuring Grace Cloutier–Harp, David Enlow–Pipe Organ, Jessica Meyer -viola/composer and Heather Petrie - Contralto. Clear, affecting, and cradled in enveloping warmth — Aaron Keebaugh, Boston Classical Review Memorable solo contribution with her creamy contralto —Opera News


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Galvanized Jazz Band
March 5 @ 7:30 pm

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And they're back!! The best in traditional New Orleans jazz and a local favorite, this is about the most fun you can have without trying. Galvanized Jazz band boasts years of musical experience, talent and tradition in the form of swing, struts, stomps, spirituals, and a colorful parade of parasols.


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Concert Length: More than an hour of classic Jazz hits!!
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Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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7 Bridges Road: A Tribute to the Eagles

March 8-9, 2019


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7 Bridges Road pays tribute to the acclaimed band, Eagles.The Band features lead singer and frontman Chris “Moose” Mongeau, Michael Stutz, Scott Cole, David Horgan, Bill Ingham, and Chris “CJ” Messier. Their musical talent is exceptional, their harmonies are perfectly blended, but most importantly, their love and devotion to the Eagle’s is infectious. Get ready to sing your heart out on a night you won’t forget! Each selection is lovingly and painstakingly arranged and rehearsed, and the resulting show is a treat both for fans of the Eagles and for fans of good music played exceptionally well. —GigSalad.com Additional performance on 3/9 (Saturday). Select your performance when you purchase tickets below.


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Concert Length: About 90 min. of music. One intermission.
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Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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The Andrews Sisters: Music and Memories

March 21-24, 2019


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Join us in a high-energy nostalgic trip down memory lane featuring the signature sound of the Andrews Sisters! Enjoy “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon”, “Apple Blossom Time” and many more musical arrangements by Raymond Berg. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the chemistry and vocal harmony of singers Aimee Lee, Kathryn Mueller and Lisa Pallen, thoughtfully strung together with stories and anecdotes by emcee/host Bill Arnold. A solid musical nostalgia trip... music still resonates today... when people hear it, they want to move. —Kate Kompas, SCTimes.com Additional performances on Thursday, Saturday & Sunday! Select your performance when you purchase tickets below!


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Cheshire, 06410 United States
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April 2019

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$ 35

Moondance: Music of Van Morrison
April 5 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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Rock and roll doesn’t get any better than Van Morrison, and Moondance captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. You’ll hear classic tunes— “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Moondance,” “Domino,” “It Stoned Me,” “Tupelo Honey,” “Wild Night,” “Into The Mystic,” “Caravan,” and more. The show is packed with one Van Morrison classic after the next. An incredible recreation of the Irish legend. —LA Times A very impressive and realistic portrayal of Van Morrison…a must see. —Hawaii Reporter


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Concert Length: About 90 min.
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Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts
April 6 @ 7:30 pm

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A series of touching portrayals & poignant scenes from everyday life, set to stunning music by Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven, and Copland. Marionettes are engineering marvels, their movement is extraordinary. It is a measure of Cashore’s engrossing artistry that even as we see him pitch and yaw the elaborate apparatus that controls each character, we soon forget about the man and fix our attention instead on the hypnotic, languorous movements of the marionettes. —Tony Farrell, Richmond Times-Dispatch


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Whiffenpoofs of Yale
April 30 @ 7:30 pm

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America's Oldest Collegiate A cappella Group performs at Nelson Hall Theater. Every year, the most talented senior Yale students are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions, with over a century of musical excellence.


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Concert Length: About 1hr in length. No intermission.
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May 2019

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$35

Italian Bred starring Candice Guardino

May 4-5, 2019


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Within this 85-minute Theatrical Comedy, Candice slips in and out of her family impersonations as she cooks up a full meal of growing up Staten Island. The stories in Italian Bred are derived from Candice’s real childhood experiences. She recounts her upbringing by impersonating her family’s unique personalities. Join us for an authentic, home-cooked comedy show! Love it more & more every time I see it! —Actress, Lorraine Bracco Incredibly funny. Real slice of life. —Actor, Vincent Pastore, “The Sopranos” Click for details on Sunday performance!


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Concert Length: 85-minute Theatrical Comedy
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Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Shades of Bublé
May 17 @ 7:30 pm

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A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé stars three incredible New York City-based gents in a one-of-a-kind headliner show perfect for audiences of all ages! Delivering a setlist comprised only of songs recorded or performed live by Michael Bublé, this worldclass tribute act honors (but doesn’t imitate) the sophistication, retro style, and high-energy fun that Bublé himself brings to his concerts while engaging diehard fans with thrilling new three-part vocal arrangements. Features hits “Feeling Good,” “Fever,” “Haven’t Met You Yet,” and “Come Fly With Me.” I can’t say enough positive about this show...The artists came across as ‘real people’...You can tell they love what they do...and we loved having them!!! —Presenter, Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)


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Concert Length: About 90 min in length. One intermission.
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Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$35

Center Stage Motown Revue
May 23 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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Center Stage will bring you back to the Motown era with music of The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Spinners, Smokey Robinson and more. Performances feature a magical vocal blend and original choreographed dance routines, combined with a live, funky band. The three front men—Darryl Carter, Donald McCall and Irving Lewis—have toured the country for 30 years with their 9-piece Motown show band, entertaining audiences as large as 30,000. The set had people grooving in their seats and singing along...the show certainly made me feel like I was back in time. — Nick Cellucci, BUNow.com


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Cheshire Community Theater: Arsenic and Old Lace

May 31 - June 1, 2019


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May 31 - June 1, 2019 | Cheshire Community Theater  exists to  provide good theatre to the public through amateur performances, by amateurs who contribute their time, effort, and talents to the good of the group. We invite you to come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway.


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Concert Length: About 2 hours of fun!
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June 2019

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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SFO: Tribute to Journey
June 7 @ 7:30 pm

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SFO’s lead singer, Gabe Jacobs, has a stunning ability to emulate the incredible vocals of Steve Perry, delivering a powerful performance from the first note to the final encore. With a band of talented musicians who have recorded with some of the biggest names in the industry, SFO lets you relive the days of Journey, with songs from Foreigner and Kansas added to the repertoire as well. The show was nothing short of amazing. Each individual musician in this band brings their own unique talent and showmanship.


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Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Good Acoustics: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel, and James Taylor
June 21 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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JUST ADDED 2:00PM PERFORMANCE!! It’s been nearly 45 years since Simon & Garfunkel split at the height of their fame, a fact that continues to motivate Mike Smith and Dave Fazio’s passionate tribute to this incredible duo. Singer and drummer Bill DeSanty is the featured vocalist in the James Taylor tribute set, which is comprised of live and studio versions of James Taylor classics. Good Acoustics and their spot-on renditions of these classic hits will keep you mesmerized and singing along throughout the entire performance. Hands down one of the best harmonizing and moving shows I have ever seen...Almost better than the real thing.


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Concert Length: About 90 min in length. One intermission.
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A Tribute to America| Bennett Family Patriotic Concert
June 30 @ 2:00 pm

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Join the Bennett Family as they present a stirring musical tribute that honors our heritage as free Americans and the source of that freedom - Almighty God. They will be performing arrangements of many familiar tunes on a variety of musical instruments including: handbells, piano, accordion, banjo, strings and brass. Don't miss this flag-waving, red, white and blue concert! Reserve your seat. A free-will, love offering (donation) is suggested. 


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Concert Length: About 1hr and 15 min in length. No intermission.
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July 2019

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Bye Bye Birdie by St. Peter’s Players and Drama Camp

July 19-20, 2019


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St. Peter’s Players and Drama Camp is an intergenerational theater group for teens and adults with a theater camp for ages 9-14. The cast is composed of members of St. Peter’s Church, Cheshire and members of the surrounding communities. Set in in the 1960’s, Conrad Birdie, America’s rock-n-roll heartthrob, is drafted in the U.S. Army, heads to small town America where he will publicly kiss teen fan Kim McAffee. A publicity stunt hatched by Birdie’s manager, Albert Peterson, to ensure he survives his only client’s departure. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score with favorites including, “Put on a Happy Face”, “One Last Kiss”, and “A Lot of Livin’ to Do”.


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Concert Length: About 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission.
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