The Big Band Sound: 25 Piece Jazz Orchestra
“Broadway’s Best, Big Band Style”: The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra, including six vocalists and swing dance performers, present an evening of smash hits from Broadway, to benefit the Sparrow’s Nest local charity. Fri. 7/13 at 8 p.m., Sat. 7/14 at 8 p.m. and Sun. 7/15 at 2 p.m. Cunneen-Hackett Theater, 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie. General Admission: $20. Tickets: thebigbandsound.com.
“BROADWAY’S BEST, BIG BAND STYLE” AT CUNNEEN-HACKETT ARTS CENTER JULY 13-15
The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie will be the venue for a swinging “Broadway’s Best, Big Band Style” show presented by The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra to benefit the Sparrow’s Nest local charity. Performances are Friday, July 13th at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 14th at 8 p.m., and Sunday, July 15th at 2 p.m. General Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased in advance at thebigbandsound.com.
“Broadway’s Best, Big Band Style” will feature The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra, including six vocalists and swing dance performers, in a show spotlighting smash hits from Broadway. At the core of the Great American Songbook are timeless songs that originated on the Broadway stage or later made their way onto Broadway. In this show, songs will be performed from all of the greatest Broadway composers and lyricists, including Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein, George and Ira Gershwin, Fats Waller, and Jerome Kern. Plus, classic standards will be presented ranging from Broadway’s Golden Age, including “South Pacific”, “My Fair Lady”, and “West Side Story”, to more modern shows, including “Chicago”, “Cats”, and “Beauty and the Beast”.
What better way to enjoy a journey through Broadway favorites than in the most exciting setting of a live big band. Many of the selections to be presented in “Broadway’s Best, Big Band Style” were popularized by big bands and big band singers, including Bobby Darin’s “Mack the Knife”, Frank Sinatra’s “Hello Dolly” with the Count Basie band, Ella Fitzgerald’s “Pick Yourself Up”, and Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing”, which has been featured in many Broadway dance shows. Also included will be the Andrew Sisters’ showstopper “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and the rousing anthem “Lullaby of Broadway”.
The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra has performed throughout the Hudson Valley for over 40 years and this “Broadway’s Best, Big Band Style” show will continue in the series of “Sinatra Sounds, Big Band Style”, “All-American, Big Band Style”, and “Hollywood, Big Band Style” shows they presented the past three summers to great acclaim.
General Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased in advance at thebigbandsound.com. Proceeds from this show will benefit the Sparrow’s Nest local charity. At last year’s show, $3000 was raised for the charity. Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley provides meals to the families of caregivers diagnosed with cancer. More information about Sparrow’s Nest can be found at sparrowsnestcharity.org.
Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie is at 12 Vassar Street and is a 501c3 not for profit Arts organization. Directions are available at cunneen-hackett.org/directions. For more information, visit thebigbandsound.com, email email@example.com or call 845-226-6072.
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Murder Mystery Masquerade Dinner
Murder Mystery Masquerade Dinner
September 15, 2018
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center presents its annual Fall fundraiser- A Murder Mystery Masquerade Dinner. A sumptuous dinner in the Grand Parlor is the scene for murder and the guests must figure out “Who dun it” before another falls victim. The mysterious guests behind masks find themselves in an intriguing suspense and if they can deduce the motive, then perhaps from the suspects, the killer will be revealed.
Prizes will be given for the best masks and for solving the mystery. Grand Prize is an overnight stay with breakfast at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Admission is limited. Tickets are $75 per person.