Farmers Alley presents ‘A Swinging Christmas: The Vacation Music of Tony Bennett’

KALAMAZOO, MI — Farmers Alley Theatre is swinging into the vacation season with a world premiere efficiency of “A Swinging Christmas: The Vacation Music of Tony Bennett.”

On the heels of sold-out, prolonged runs of current productions, “Shiny Star” and “A Gentleman’s Information to Love and Homicide,” the Kalamazoo theatre firm is reworking its theatrical house right into a swinging nightclub to have fun the vacations with opening evening slated for Friday, Nov. 18.

“A Swinging Christmas: The Vacation Music of Tony Bennett” guarantees to be an unforgettable night of tune and dance that options 18 traditional vacation tunes, plus the requirements that made Bennett well-known like “Fly Me To The Moon,” “I Wanna Be Round,” “The Good Life,” “Rags To Riches” and naturally, Bennett’s signature tune, “I Left My Coronary heart In San Francisco,” a information launch from Farmers Alley Theatre states.

The tribute to Bennett encompasses a jamming jazz trio on stage led by musical director Nicholas Mueller on piano and options Neal Lensenmayer on bass and Jude Fleischman on drums.

The efficiency will star 4 Farmers Alley favorites, together with Paul Castree (The Andrews Brothers), Tony Perry (Parade), Missy Karle (The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On) and Michelle Duffy (Shiny Star).

The manufacturing was conceived and created by David Grapes and Todd Olson with preparations by Vince di Mura. It is going to be directed by Grapes, whereas choreography is being dealt with by Jeremy Blair (Shiny Star).

Grapes, who beforehand directed 30 productions within the Kalamazoo space from 1982-1990 for the Kalamazoo Civic Gamers, Kindleberger Summer time Theatre Competition, Kalamazoo School’s Competition Playhouse, Loy Norrix Theatre and the Purple Barn Theatre of Saugatuck, mentioned he’s wanting ahead to his return to the realm.

“I really like the Kalamazoo theatrical group and its devoted audiences,” Grapes mentioned in an announcement. “I at all times dreamed of coming again to the realm to direct one other present right here.”

Farmers Alley Theatre’s Managing Inventive Director Jeremy Koch added: “It’s a really thrilling time on the theatre as all of us work to create a brand new and entertaining manufacturing for the Kalamazoo group.

We’re so excited to maintain our fifteenth anniversary season celebration going with this particular manufacturing that options the music of legendary American music icon, Tony Bennett. For this monumental present, we have now assembled an amazing group of artists to ensure every thing appears and sounds wonderful and we’re collaborating with the creators of the present to convey it to vivid life. World premieres are uncommon and our audiences will likely be part of one. How cool is that?”

Farmers Alley Theatre, situated at 221 Farmers Alley in downtown Kalamazoo, options cabaret-style seating and can have desserts and drinks accessible for this family-friendly manufacturing.

A preview evening of the efficiency is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17, with opening evening occurring the next evening. The vacation manufacturing will run for 4 weekends by means of Dec. 11.

Tickets for Thursday reveals are $40, whereas Friday, Saturday and Sunday reveals are $45. Scholar ticket pricing is $15 for all reveals.

For extra data or tickets, go to farmersalleytheatre.com. Tickets may also be bought by calling the field workplace at 269-343-2727. Per Farmers Alley Theatre’s COVID-19 Security plan, all artists, designers and workers are totally vaccinated.

Patrons of Farmers Alley Theatre are required to point out proof of vaccination when attending a efficiency. Masks are extremely beneficial for all attendees.

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