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February 2020

Connecticut Transit Authority
February 22 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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Connecticut Transit Authority faithfully recreates the music of one of the greatest American bands ever— Chicago. CTA focuses on the early years of Chicago, better known as the “Terry Kath Era”, when the band was raw with emotion, heart and soul.


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March 2020

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Benny Meets Artie
March 7 @ 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times), Grammy-winning identical twins and Juilliard grads Peter and Will Anderson hail from Bethesda, Maryland. They've performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, and can be heard on the 2014 Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks. They’ve headlined at The Blue Note, Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, and live on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion Radio Program. On Saturday, March 7th, the Andersons will present "Benny Meets Artie" at Nelson Hall. They will explore the lives and music of two American cultural icons, clarinetists Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw, with their jazz sextet featuring vocalist Molly Ryan, as well as an informative narrative and entertaining video presentation. Songs will include swing era hits “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Begin the Beguine,” “Stardust,” and “Moonglow.” Raised in poverty in Chicago, Benny Goodman was a classical clarinet prodigy who soon sparked an international swing craze in the 1930s, and premiered the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Artie Shaw was a composer, author, and master clarinetist, pushing musical boundaries by blending American swing with European and Latin…


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Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Sounds of Ireland
March 14 @ 7:30 pm

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NHT one again welcomes Charlie Zahm, Tad Marks and Steve Hobbs to the stage, for the Sounds of Ireland. A great combination of voice, fiddle and guitar is the perfect combination to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a host of traditional Irish tunes!


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Concert Length: About 1hr and 15 min in length. No intermission.
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Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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The Linda Ronstadt Experience
March 20 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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The Linda Ronstadt Experience is "The Premier Touring Tribute" showcasing the songs that Linda Ronstadt made famous. The show takes you on a musical journey of smash hits "You're No Good', "When will I Be Loved", "That'll Be The Day", "Blue Bayou" and many more. This repertoire spans from Linda's early days with The Stone Poneys, the 1970's where she helped forge the "Country-Rock Sound" with classic renditions of songs by The Eagles, Jackson Brown, Warren Zevon, and into the '80s where she bridged the "New Wave Sound" into huge hits with her chart-topping tenth album "Mad Love". Linda's explosive live shows also included material by The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Little Feet, and other contemporaries of the day. Come out and revel in the songs Linda Ronstadt brought to life so beautifully performed by the Linda Ronstadt Experience. Tristan McIntosh (2016 American Idol finalist) takes you on an emotional ride of purity, power, and heartbreak as she is soaring through these songs as though they live inside her. Be part of the experience, and follow Tristan McIntosh and The Linda Ronstadt Experience as they bring Linda Ronstadt's music into the 21st century! ​


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Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Running on Empty
March 27 @ 7:30 pm

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Running On Empty Band sings the songs of Jackson Browne and the Laurel Canyon Sound like no other band. With hit tunes and signature harmonies by Jackson Browne, The Eagles, The Byrds, CSN, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell and more, you will be transported to the hills and winding canyons, the endless road and the Sunset Strip, while rocking to blasts from your past— and ours!


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April 2020

Tapestry
April 3 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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‘Tapestry’, the Carole King Songbook, staring 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. During the 70’s & 80’s, Carole played solo, with acoustic musicians, and a full band with horns during this period. Tapestry not only presents the record-breaking, Grammy winning album of the same name, but is a retrospective of the iconic songwriting team of Goffin and King, and her hits that continued into the 70’s. This prolific team wrote chart-topping hits for artists such as Aretha Franklin, Bobby Vee, The Beatles, James Taylor, the Drifters, Donny Osmond…and the list goes on. You will feel the Earth Move under your feet with this show.


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Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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The Jersey Tenors
April 17 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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The Jersey Tenors is the newest Opera/Rock Mash-up sensation that creates an explosive blend of the most iconic Opera classics alongside such Rock ‘N Roll industry greats as Queen, Journey, Elton John, and Billy Joel to name but a few. But we are also “Jersey Proud” and we do not forget where we came from as we highlight some of Jersey’s finest like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Sinatra, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Kool and The Gang, and even Whitney Houston (Jersey Girl)! Whether it’s a theatrical production, corporate entertainment event, private event, party entertainment, or an outdoor concert…These four charming wise guys will raise the roof with their powerful voices, and they will have you singing along before yous guys know it.From Frank Sinatra to Frankie Valli to Figaro…Forgettaboutit!!!


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Rob Surette Hero Art
April 30 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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Rob Surette is a popular artist, public speaker / performer, speed-painter, Disney & Star Wars Official artist. His quest is to inspire the world. Rob has been profiled on The TODAY Show, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, The TONIGHT Show, and The OPRAH WINFREY Show! Rob has set two Official Guinness World Records. Rob's masterpieces can be found in 6 different museums.


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May 2020

The Music of John Denver
May 7 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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Join Jim Curry and his band as we celebrate the music of John Denver. Jim sings, in his own natural voice, a tribute to Denver in a way that has to be seen and heard to understand the pure honesty of his amazing performance. HIs looks and his voice are simply a pleasant coincidence that captures the true essence of John Denver's music. Curry's heartfelt delivery rolls out multi-platinum hits like Rocky Mountain High and Annie's Song.


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Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Travis LeDoyt | A Tribute to the King
May 15 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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Travis LeDoyt is not an Elvis impersonator - he's a seasoned entertainer with an authentic tribute to the early music of Elvis, between 1954-1970. With his sly southern drawl and his charming demeanor, Travis and his live band will knock your bobby socks off! Experience this truly incredible concert.


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Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
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Lovers, Divas and Demons of Operas & Music Theater
May 30 @ 2:00 pm

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The world of opera and music theater is rich with lovable players, characters you love to hate, and the villains who manipulate, enrage, and inevitably cause chaos. Faust and Mephistopheles, Othello and Iago, Carmen, Violetta, and the lovers of La Bohème, are catalysts for marvelous music and dramatic excitement. Presented by Opera Theater of Connecticut.


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