TheatreZone announces its Season 17 concert series
TheatreZone’s concert series for the 2021-2022 season includes the return of the hugely popular Mersey Beatles, who have sold shows to its stage over the past four seasons, as well as a world premiere and three terrific new concerts: Simon & Garfunkel: Live in Central Park, revisited (January 17, 2022); The Feud: Sinatra & Rosselli, Two Guys from Hoboken (January 29, 2022); The Mersey Beatles: Favorites of Naples (February 22, 2022); Mack is Back: The Music of Bobby Darin (February 24, 2022) and Larry Alexander: Broadway and Back (March 14, 2022).
“We are very happy to plan a season of live performances at full capacity of the audience,” said Founding Artistic Director of TheatreZone, Mark Danni. “Not only are we following all national and local reopening guidelines, but we will open the box office half an hour before the show, and concessions will be available during intermission. We encourage potential customers to purchase tickets as early as possible if you want to secure the best seats. “
TheatreZone’s first concert event of the season, Simon & Garfunkel: Live in Central Park, revisited, will perform at 4 and 7:30 p.m. on January 17, 2022. In September 1981, this iconic folk-rock duo’s free benefit concert drew 500,000 people and became the seventh largest concert to date in the history of the United States. Produced with profits for the redevelopment and maintenance of Central Park, the set list of this tribute concert includes hits such as “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs. Robinson ”,“ The Boxer ”and“ Late in the Evening ”.
On January 29, 2022 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., TheatreZone will host the world premiere of The Feud: Sinatra & Roselli: Two Guys from Hoboken, The Story and The Music. The Feud is based on the more than 40-year professional and personal relationship between Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Roselli, two great singers who lived on the same block in Hoboken, New Jersey. Once Sinatra was hired by Harry James, his career exploded and he became a film and music legend. Roselli, on the other hand, was a true saloon singer, working in small nightclubs and breweries for years until he began to find success in his early thirties.
“The Feud is a compelling story with a unique premise, and it features songs that everyone will know and enjoy,” said Danni. “It’s a piece of memory from Dennis DelleFave, Jimmy Roselli’s former road manager, and it illustrates so many different stories and events that he lived through.
The Feud has it all: Sinatra’s great songbook, Italian songs Roselli made famous, and crowd-pleasing stories about great nightclubs from the 1940s to the 1970s. It’s the “Raging Bull” of the stage world.
The Beatles of the Mersey will be back on stage at TheaterZone on February 22, 2022 (4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) to present his brand new show “Favorites of Naples”. These fan-favorite concerts feature beautifully designed costumes, along with replica guitars, amplifiers and drums, creating an authentic Beatles look and sound.
Like the original Fab Four, the Mersey Beatles are a band from the great city of Liverpool. These childhood friends share a love of Beatles music and will perform hits spanning over 40 years, with a special focus on songs that TheatreZone’s Naples audience will marry.
“The real success is the way the Beatles of the Mersey so naturally perform about 40 of the greatest Beatles songs,” said Danni. “There is no script, just great music and a desire to share the spirit of The Beatles.”
Mack is back: the music of Bobby Darin will premiere on February 24, 2022 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film and television actor – there’s not much but the talented Bobby Darin couldn’t do. Born Walden Robert Cassotto, the self-taught Darin could play several instruments, including piano, drums, and guitar, as a teenager, later adding harmonica and xylophone. Enjoy this special journey through his iconic career, with music spanning genres and generations.
Fun fact: Bobby Darin’s hit song “Mack the Knife” had a strange connection to number “59”: it was the 59th number one single of the rock era, it entered the Billboard charts at # 59, and it was the second best-selling record of 1959. This special pays homage to Darin’s career legacy, which spans genres and generations, with popular songs like “Splish Splash,” “Mack The Knife”, “Dream Lover”, “Beyond the Sea,” “Artificial Flowers”, “Clementine”, “That’s it”, and more.
On March 14 at 7:30 p.m., fan favorite Larry Alexander (Madison County Bridges) returns to TheatreZone for a performance of Larry Alexander: Broadway and back…, the story of how a boy from Tampa arrives in New York and ends up in one of the greatest musicals in Broadway history. The show will feature some of the audience’s favorite Broadway songs as well as stories about the people – some famous and some not – that he has met along the way. Audiences will also enjoy songs from some of the 25 shows Larry has performed at TheaterZone.
Tickets range from $ 50 to $ 65 with premium seats available at $ 85. For more information, visit www.theatre.zone or call 888-966-3352, ext. 1.
TheatreZone is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) professional equity theater located in residence at the 250-seat G&L Theater on the campus of the Naples Community School, 13275 Livingston Rd., Naples. Online at: theater.zone/. ¦