SIDNEY — Music from the Beatles to the comedy of The Second City, Gateway Arts Council is continuing its tradition of bringing professional entertainment to Shelby County. The 2016-17 Presents Series was announced Sunday night during the final performance of the 2015-16 season.
Under the Street Lamp will open the season on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, with a performance at 7 p.m. at Sidney High School auditorium.
Under the Streetlamp is America’s hottest new vocal group, delivering an evening of classic hits. Often referred to as the modern day “Rat Pack,” the voices of the four lead singers deliver an evening of unforgettable entertainment. The show includes classic hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s with a balance of tender ballads and up-tempo classics. The audience will hear Doo-Wop, Motown, old time Rock ‘n’ Roll and favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Four Seasons and many others. All the songs are delivered in the matchless Under the Streetlamp style, with tight harmonies and slick dance moves that will take the crowd back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers.
Under the Streetlamp has been featured on Broadway, in film and television, and showcased on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Emmy Awards, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Accompanied by a band of elite musicians, the four former cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” provide an electrifying concert. “Retro never sounded so now.”
The Second City will be performing Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Sidney High School auditorium at 7 p.m.
Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater, The Second City, brings their ever original, daring and hilarious comedy to the stage in “The Best of The Second City.” The show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City. Fresh, fast and always funny, The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.
Their alumni list is a veritable “Who’s Who” of comedy including Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, John and Jim Belushi, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, George Wendt, Ryan Stiles, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Horatio Sanz, Tim Meadows, Joan Rivers, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Jack McBrayer, Jason Sudeikis and so many more.
Liverpool Legends concludes the season on April 23, 2017, with a 7 p.m. performance at the Sidney High School auditorium.
Liverpool Legends is the perfect way to experience the magic and music of The Beatles. The songs featured during the show will give you the chance to hear such popular Beatles hits as “Love Me Do,” “Yesterday,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Liverpool Legends explores all of the sounds of The Beatles in a truly magical, memorable way.
Liverpool Legends call themselves “The Complete Beatles Experience” as they are the only Beatles Tribute Band to have a family connection with the original fab four. The members were all handpicked by George Harrison’s sister. They are also the only Beatles tribute band to be showcased in Branson and were voted the Best Band Show in Branson. Liverpool Legends, along with Louise Harrison, were nominated for a Grammy Award for their work on “Fab Fan Memories” – a Beatles Bond.
Season tickets are $57, which is for all three shows.
Individual shows tickets prices are:
• Under the Street Lamp, general seating, $24; AAA members, $23
• Second City, general seating, $21; AAA members, $20
• Liverpool Legends, general seating, $21; AAA members, $20
Current season tickets holders will have until the second week of June to purchase their tickets. Individual tickets will go on sale the second week of June.
For more information on any of these programs, call the Arts Council 937-498-2787 or visit www.gatewayartscouncil.org.