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December 2018

Cheshire Community Band: Holiday Concert

December 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Enjoy some festive holiday tunes as performed by the Cheshire Community Band! This group of experienced amateur musicians is ready to bring you another evening of toe-tapping tunes. Free of charge, no tickets required.

Will and Anthony: Christmas Special

December 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$35
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Beloved brother-brother singing act, Will and Anthony Nunziata, bring a stellar repertoire from their world travels straight to Nelson Hall for a Broadway-style Christmas celebration. Accompanied by their Broadway pianist, Eugene Gwozdz, plenty of good humor and brotherly banter, this show is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. A nearly impossible pairing of talent, stage presence, and charisma... They’re as different as they are alike, allowing them to not only stand out as a duet, but also showcase their talents as individual artists. — Steve Schonberg, Huffington Post

Cheshire Symphony: Holiday Concert

December 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

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Enjoy classic holiday pieces performed by the Cheshire Symphony Orchestra. Tickets available at the door.

Waterbury Chorale

December 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Join the Waterbury Choral for an inspiration evening of festive holiday tunes. The Waterbury Chorale is its 52nd season of bringing quality choral music to the Greater Waterbury Community. Under Director Joseph J. Jacovino Jr., the Chorale, which currently boasts 100 accomplished singers, performs four part works of medium to advanced difficulty, ranging in style from  established masterworks to varied programs of contemporary music and music from other cultures.

Two on Tap: Happy Holidays!

December 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$35
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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 show that has entertained tens of thousands worldwide! Their Holiday performance is sure to please even old Ebenezer Scrooge. We were truly wowed, beguiled, and bewitched by these two talented, adorable, and charismatic performers. —Club Concordia, Monroe Township NJ

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About 2 hours of fun!

Bennett Family Christmas Concert

December 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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The festive sounds of Christmas fill Nelson Hall as the Bennett Family takes the stage. During a busy season of the year, take a moment to pause and be reminded of the wonderful birth of Jesus Christ. You'll enjoy a family-style celebration with handbell, accordion, ensemble, vocal and piano/organ renditions of many familiar Christmas classics. A free-will donation at the door is suggested.  Concert times are 12/22 (Saturday evening  at 7PM) and 12/23 (Sunday afternoon at 2PM) . (Sold Out)

About 75 min in length. No intermission.

Bennett Family Christmas Concert

December 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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The festive sounds of Christmas fill Nelson Hall as the Bennett Family takes the stage. During a busy season of the year, take a moment to pause and be reminded of the wonderful birth of Jesus Christ. You'll enjoy a family-style celebration with handbell, accordion, ensemble, vocal and piano/organ renditions of many familiar Christmas classics. A free-will donation at the door is suggested.  Concert times are 12/22 (Saturday evening  at 7PM) and 12/23 (Sunday afternoon at 2PM)

About 75 min in length. No intermission.

Grace Cloutier: Harp Solo

December 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$30
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Brighten up your holiday season with this relaxed, informal harp concert featuring beautiful seasonal and holiday melodies by virtuoso harpist, Grace Cloutier. Grace trained at The Juilliard School, Yale University, and in France, and has performed for audiences across North America, Europe, and the Middle East, for the World Harp Congress, and the Ukrainian National Music Festival. An accomplished, poised, self-assured performer. —New York Concert Review Breadth of expression and remarkable tone. —Choral Journal

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February 2019

Love in the Afternoon

February 16 @ 2:00 pm

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

Chamber Music: Strings, Pipes, & Voice

March 3 @ 3:00 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$30
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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

Galvanized Jazz Band

March 5 @ 7:30 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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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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More than an hour of classic Jazz hits!!

7 Bridges Road: A Tribute to the Eagles

March 8-9, 2019

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

About 90 min. of music. One intermission.

7 Bridges Road: A Tribute to the Eagles (Sat)

March 9 @ 7:30 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$35
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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 3/8 (Friday). Select your performance when you purchase tickets below.

The Andrews Sisters: Music and Memories

March 21 @ 2:00 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$35
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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 Friday, Saturday & Sunday! Select your performance when you purchase tickets below!

The Andrews Sisters: Music and Memories

March 21-24, 2019

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

The Andrews Sisters: Music and Memories

March 23 @ 7:30 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$35
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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, Friday & Sunday! Select your performance when you purchase tickets below!

The Andrews Sisters: Music and Memories

March 24 @ 2:00 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$35
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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, Friday & Saturday! Select your performance when you purchase tickets below!

United Girls Choir

March 25 @ 6:00 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Free
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Enjoy the beautiful sounds of this local Chapter of the United Girls Choir! About an hour in length. Free and open to the public, no tickets required.

April 2019

Moondance: Music of Van Morrison

April 5 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$ 35
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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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About 90 min.

Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts

April 6 @ 7:30 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$30
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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

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.

About 1hr in length. No intermission.

May 2019

Italian Bred starring Candice Guardino

May 4-5, 2019

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$35
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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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85-minute Theatrical Comedy

Italian Bred starring Candice Guardino

May 5 @ 3:00 pm

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

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Shades of Bublé

May 17 @ 7:30 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$37
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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)

About 90 min in length. One intermission.

FREE concert by the Shoreline Bell Ringers

May 18 @ 3:00 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Free
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Shoreline Ringers, a Community Handbell Ensemble based in southeastern Connecticut, awes and inspires audiences with their ringing. Under the direction of Jane Nolan, this dynamic and energetic handbell choir is dedicated to musical excellence and handbell education through their exciting and uplifting performances. The repertoire performed by this inspirational group is secular and popular in nature, and includes varying techniques and rhythms that promise pleasure and fun for all.

Center Stage Motown Revue

May 23 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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

About 90 min in length. One intermission.

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.

About 2 hours of fun!

June 2019

SFO: Tribute to Journey

June 7 @ 7:30 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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$ 37
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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.

Cheshire Community Band | FREE Concert

June 12 @ 7:00 pm

Nelson Hall Theater, 150 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, 06410 United States
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Join some toe-tapping music as the Cheshire Community Band takes the stage. From oldies, to patriotic tunes, you'll enjoy the home-town style concert. FREE, no tickets required.

Good Acoustics: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel, and James Taylor

June 21 @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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

About 90 min in length. One intermission.
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