Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Check Out May Events at the Palace

Spring into fun this May at the Palace Theater, where the shows are in fullbloom. Tickets and gift certificates can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org,or in person at the Palace Box Office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury. Groups of 20 or more qualify fordiscounted rates and should call the Group Sales hotline at 203-346-2002.

Junie B. Jones (Best for grades K-5)
Tuesday, May 3 – 9:30 am &11:30 am
Based onBarbara Park’s popular children’s book series, this new musicalstars the precocious Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced playabout new friends, new glasses, the annual kickball tournament, and othervarious first-grade angst-ridden situations.

CONNECTICUT STUDENT FILM FESTIVALFriday, May 13 – 4:00pm – 8:00pm
An “Oscars-like” event, celebrating theyearlong work of middle and high school students, who were engaged in a varietyof innovative, cutting-edge film programs in Connecticut. A panel of judges comprised ofindustry professionals and college faculty will review the student submissionsand present awards in the categories of “Outstanding PSA,”“News Report,” “Animated Short,” “Middle SchoolShort,” “Historical Short,” “Documentary Short,”and “Fictional Short.  Admission is free.

OH WHAT A NIGHT OF DOO-WOP & ROCK 'N' ROLLSaturday, May 14 – 8:00pm
Take a stroll down memory lane with Kenny Vance & The Planotones, as they share the stagewith a variety of doo-wop and rock n’ roll acts from the 50s and 60s,including The Heartbeats, Harold Winley’s Clovers, The Passions, andoriginal lead singer of the Angels, Linda Jansen. Sponsored by Naugatuck Savings Bank and WATR Radio 1320AM.
Connecticut Virtuosi presents Giacomo Puccini’s TOSCA
Friday, May 20 – 8:00pm
A fully staged co-production of Puccini’s operaticmasterpiece performed by the Connecticut Lyric Opera in original Italianwith English sub-titles. Puccini’s music soars to match the drama andemotion of this opera, which is a tale of passion, betrayal, and love.

KEYS TO OUR FUTURE: VEGAS STYLESaturday, May 21 – 8:00pm
A Palace Theater year-end fundraiser featuring duelingpianists New Haven'spopular Keys to the City. Talentedartists provide interactive entertainment while taking musical requests andperforming songs by Elton John, Billy Joel, the Beatles and more!

Premier Concerts presents RAY LAMONTAGNE & THE PARIAH DOGSWednesday, May 25 – 8:00pm
Fresh off their Grammy win for “Best ContemporaryFolk Album,” Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs kick off their 2011tour with special guests Brandi Carlile and the talented Secret Sisters assupport.

Premier Concerts presents CHICAGOThursday, May 26 – 7:30pm
The first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums infive decades, the Grammy Award-winning Chicago perform their hits  "You're the Inspiration," "IDon't Want to Live Without Your Love," "Once in a Lifetime," andmany more.

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