2016 – 2017 National Touring Season
September 9, 2016 • 7:30pm
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.
The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.
In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.
Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including ObamaMia!, Fiscal Shades Of Gray, How To Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying, and their latest album, Mock The Vote. They’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.
October 23, 2016 – 2:00pm
From Old Blue Eyes to blue-eyed soul, multi-talented Michael B. Levin does it all! His amazing voice, along with his swinging live band take you on a memorable journey through some of the greatest music of all time. From the classic crooners, including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, to the R&B greats like Luther Vandross and Brian McKnight, Michael B. does them all…and many more. He is currently featured on Nickelodeon’s “Hey Arnold!” and has shared the stage with superstars like Donna Summer, Jeff Foxworthy and Paul Rodriguez. Michael B. Levin will bring back a taste of the golden age of music in a way you won’t want to miss.
November 11, 2016 – 7:30pm
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway? have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy.
Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes…. Just like a live version of ‘Whose Line’! Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. Their high-profile presentations have played to sold-out venues all over the country.
Jim Brickman – Comfort and Joy Holiday Tour – With special guests Kris Allen, Anne Cochran and Tracy Silverman
December 2, 2016 – 7:30pm
JIM BRICKMAN has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star studded vocal collaborations.
Since the release of his debut album, No Words, in 1994, Brickman’s romantic piano sound has made him the best selling solo piano artist of our time. His signature style has also brought him two Grammy nods, four certified Gold albums and 30 charted adult radio hits. Brickman received top honors with two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” awards, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association.
Brickman’s best-known compositions include the chart-toppers “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Love of My Life,” “Simple Things” and “Peace.” He has established a reputation for his collaborations with many gifted musical artists that include: Martina McBride, Kenny Rogers, Lady Antebellum, Johnny Mathis, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, Michael Bolton, Sara Evans, Donny Osmond, and Olivia Newton-John.
Brickman has received worldwide acclaim as a performer. His concerts have been enjoyed internationally and in over 125 cities across the U.S, including shows at Carnegie Hall and the White House. He is performing on his eighth Jim Brickman Cruise in October 2015. Brickman is host of The Jim Brickman Show, a weekly radio show heard in over 80 cities across North America. He has authored three best-selling books, Soothe: How to find calm amid the chaos, Simple Things and Love Notes.
A strong supporter of PBS, Brickman has taped five concert specials presented on the network, which include Celebration of the 70’s (2013) Beautiful World (2009), Jim Brickman at the Magic Kingdom—The Disney Songbook (2005), My Romance, An Evening with Jim Brickman (2000) and Love Songs and Lullabies(2002).
February 4, 2017 – 7:30pm
Molly Ringwald acts, writes books, and sings jazz. She tours a crowd pleasing concert act “An Evening with Molly Ringwald” with her quartet to venues Worldwide. Since her debut Jazz album on Concord Records was released in April 2013, Ringwald and her band have performed over 200 concerts in seven countries since its release.
An actress of stage and screen, Ringwald earned a Golden Globe nomination at age thirteen, and went on to star in numerous films, including the iconic films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. On stage, Ringwald starred in Broadway productions of the Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive; the revival of Cabaret; Tony-nominated Enchanted April and the West End production of When Harry Met Sally. Ms. Ringwald is now touring her concert act celebrating her first jazz album called “Except Sometimes”.
March 10, 2017 – 7:30pm
The excitement of watching a team of artists painting at electric speed right before your eyes is an experience you will never forget. Have it accompanied by amazing vocals, creative choreography, high energy live music and unforgettable audience interaction and you will have enjoyed the journey of a life-time.
This is Artrageous.
Giant artworks jump to life with amazing speed unveiling larger than life icons and masterpieces in just moments, all the while there is constant activity on stage, attracting your attention and delighting your senses with energy, spirit and action. A show for the entire family!
June 23, 2017 – 7:30pm
Join us for an evening with your favorite Bandstand music that will leave you dancing just as you did when Classic Rock and Roll first hit the air waves. In 1957 THE DIAMONDS released an instant million selling hit called “Little Darlin’.” The song continues to sell worldwide and has been dubbed “the National Anthem of Rock and Roll”. To date it has sold approximately 20 million copies.
Through the years since the release of “Little Darlin’” THE DIAMONDS have learned one important lesson—the durability of this classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. As a result, THE DIAMONDS continue to expand their audience to this day, performing in a variety of venues and settings worldwide. “We’ve been pleased to find a growing audience among all age groups. They love songs they can understand, remember and actually sing the words to—today, tomorrow, or even 20 years from now.”
The standing ovations are the proof; THE DIAMONDS have taken the Classic Rock and Roll genre to a whole new level. THE DIAMONDS truly are – a cut above! Don’t miss this stroll through the best Bandstand has to offer!
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