Get ready to ROCK because the Palace Theater’s 2013-2014 Broadway Series is paying tribute to some of the most iconic songs and biggest names in Rock and Roll history! The season-long music fest kicks-off in October and features the following five national tours making their Waterbury debuts:
ELF THE MUSICAL
ROCK OF AGES
March 21 & 22
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
The season-long music fest kicks-off in October (9-13) with Jersey Boys, the Tony Award-winning blockbuster musical about the rise of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
The buzz on this show is that it is not to be missed. Several theater friends have assured me that I will love it; I am looking forward to seeing it at the nearby Palace.
How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history? Find out at the runaway smash-hit, Jersey Boys. Winner of the Best Musical Award on Broadway, in London and Australia, this blockbuster phenomenon takes you up the charts, across the country and behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Experience electrifying performances of the golden greats that took these guys all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Dawn," "My Eyes Adored You," and more. Don't miss the international sensation that's a Broadway triumph, was named the number one show in Las Vegas and continues to break records in cities across America - bringing countless audiences to their feet.
In November (19-21), subscribers will be rockin’ around the Christmas tree with the new holiday classic Elf The Musical.
Connor Barth just finished touring with Elf the Musical. Now we will be able to see this great family show close to home.
Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
Next up is the world-wide party musical Rock of Ages in March (21-22), featuring 28 classic 80’s songs by artists like Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Journey and more.
In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker in LA's most famous rock club and they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80's. It's five time Tony Award nominated smash-hit musical comedy Rock of Ages, a hilarious, feel-good, rock-n-roll love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time where big hair meets big dreams and the result totally wails!
Who doesn't love 80's music? I can't wait to hear the Journey pieces.
The series continues in May (2-4) with HAIR, a poignant musical journey through the tumultuous 1960s.
This exuberant musical about a group of teenagers searching for truth, peace and love in a Vietnam War era America has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. HAIR features an extraordinary and multi-cultural cast singing a long list of chart topping hit songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” "Good Morning, Starshine" and “Easy To Be Hard.” The themes and struggles in HAIR, although from another era, seem vital and relevant to the times we live in today in more ways than you realize until you experience the show first hand.
The Broadway series wraps up in June (6-8) with Million Dollar Quartet, the musical that united four of the world’s greatest rock and roll icons Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.
This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. Don't miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!
As with any V.I.P. experience, subscribing has its benefits! Not only will you reserve the same great seats for all five national touring Broadway productions, but you’ll save 10% on tickets and automatically receive complimentary E-PASS privileges (advance email notice of new Palace events with the opportunity to buy presale tickets before the general public)!
Subscribe today and get ready to rock with us all season long!