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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 23,2016 1 ~r #mt~Sm I MUSIC UPTOWN Back by popular demand, Fanc /None# take the Boston , th Children Theatre tags from 8ep bmber:2; to 0ct0ber g See THEATER SECTION .for more deta 8. FANEUIL HALL I Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 6:00 PM -- VlP Meet & Greet/ Reception, 7:00 PM -- Premiere Screening of Brlciole Sul Mare. Concert to follow the screening. BRICIOLE SUL MARE, October 9, 2016. In celebration of Italian-American Heritage Month in the U.S., the criti- cally acclaimed Italian comedy-drama film Briciole Sul Mare will make its North American debut The movie pre- miere is pan of a larger event, dubbed :;LYNN ITORIUM 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA T81-S99-SHOW www.Lyz~Auditorium,com JACK HANNA'8 INTO TIDE WILD LIVBI -- October 15, 2016. America's beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his two-time Emmy Award win- ning television series to the live stage with Jack Hahna's.into the 14~Id Live/ In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world's most spectacular animals. Jack will also Share humorous stories and amazmg exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. You~,e seen him appear on David Letterrnan, Good Morning Amer- ica, and many others -- now you can THEATER Rocambolesco-Spec~acularelAn Evening., er~ey-,Jaak'a~tious energy ashe takes Celebration of Joy, Family and Traditionl, you~"into the wildl" to see some of the which also features world-class perfor- most fascinating animals, livd mancas from recording artists such as The Plattere and culinary treats from TD GARDmN celebrity chefb and TV personalitias 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA ~rhe Princess of Prince Street" Dana 617-$24-IOS0 Gallo 8trayton and Mike Fuoci. Briciole Sul Mare tells the story of a fisherman 2016 KELLOg'8 TOUR OF GYM- living in the south of Italy whose regular NASTIC8 CHAMPIONS -- November fishing trip takes an unexpected turn 13, 2016. Three-time World all-around when he falls asleep. During his slumber, champion Simone Bales of Spring, Texas; he drifts south to the waters of beaut[- 2012 Olympic team and all-around ful, sunny Sicily. There, he meets many champion Gabby Douglas of Virginia new people, including Salvo, a young Beach, VA; 2012 Olympic team and man who finds himself in a whirlwind floor exercise champion Aly Raisman of romance, family drama, and legal of Needham, MA; 2008 Olympic all- trouble -- all of which could completely around champion Nastia Liukin; and alter his future. The Rim is full of dra- 2012 Olympic team gcld-meds]ist Jor- rustic and comical waves that any avid dyn Wieber headline the 2016 Kellogg's roller coaster rider would be envious. Tour of Gymnastics Champions cast that The Hatters will highlight the musical also includes members of the both the gala following the premiere screening of 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnas- Briciole Sul Mare. In addition to perfor- tics Teams. The 2016 Kellogg's Tour of mances by The Platters, Italian record- Gymnastics Champions will visit 36 cities ing artist and Briciole film star Walter across the nation before wrapping up Nestola and Paola Gruppuso fromItaly's in Boston. "Gymnastics fans across the RAI-TV's The Voice will perform their nation will get to see the biggest names songs from the official motion picture in the sport," said Steve Penny, president soundtrack. North America will also get of USA Gymnastics. "The Keliogg's Tour a taste of Italy's hottest new musical is always a lot of fun and a great way recording artists, including rising star for Americans to celebrate the athletes' Amato Scarpellino. performances at the Olympic Games." ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Comer" -- every Friday 10:00 am to Noon with hosts Tom Zappaia and Mike Lomazzo and "The Best in ItaLian Music" with Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 9:00 am to Noon. Go to www.11 "Italia Oggi" -- Sundays 11:00 am to Noon with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM. "Dolce Vita Radio" -- Sundays DJ Rocco Mesiti 11:00 am-l:00 pro; 90.7 FM or online "The Nick Franciosa Show" -- Sundays from Noon to 3:00 pm on WLYN 1360 AM. "Guido Clays Italian Hour" -- Sundays 8:00 am-9:00 am on WSRO 650 AM and online at "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 -- Sundays 7:00 pro-2:00 am on MusicAmerica. Host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Race. Visit "L'Italla Chlamo Italian Radio 8how" heated by 8tefano Marehase and Eliss Mea~ini --- Thursdays 3:00 pro-4:15 pro, Visit; email: litaliachiamoshow( Tel. 857-334-0868. "Intervaflo Muicale" --- Sundays 10:00-10:30 am; Host Carmine Guarino on WUNR 1600 AM and online at www,wunr, com. dec.tee, it's little wonder that the voting " populace are confusedl Slate.corn and Second City's scathing new comedy - show tears up the electoral process TD GARDEN with sketches, music, improv, and in- I00 Lejonds Way, Boston, MA ~= teractive media to lampoon the biggest S17-$24-1050 contest In world of politics. Instead of m,TDOardsn,~m ~/crying, Why not laugh instead? The show BLAKE SHELTON -- October 1, skewers both candidates in an unbiased 2016. Fans can 10ok forward to new breakdown of each of their, campaign songs from his forthcoming album Ifl'm promises,legacy and screw-ups, as well Honest, including the Top 10 "Came as examining the America.n. psyche, and Here to Forget," plus many of his 21 ju~twhywe seem to be suckers forpttn- number one singles, from his debut ishment. Does the farcical progress of single "Austin," to his most recent #I, the campaign show that the candidates "Oonna." Shelton received strong re- are the problem, or does the real issue views from critics while on the road this . lie with tm? winter. The Louisville Courier-Journal JIMMY ~ & BILL SIMMONS noted: "When you hear his body ofwork -- October 1S, 2016, The late night in the context of a two-hour show, it'8 _comedy show host ancEsporm gtl~u-,-m- also evident why Shelton has struck - cidentally best friends, too-- are headed platinum, He ienl about pyrotechnics, to Boston this raft for a very special opting for a sincere, likable approach -: benefit gala evening! Their An Evening demonstrations (ranging from bee- keeping to miniature trains), a Grange Museum, pumpkin weigh-offs, the 4-H Agricultural/Art8 and Crafts exhibits and 80 much more. Beekeep- ing; Cattle; Farmyard; Goats; Green pavilion; Midway; Parades; Pig Barn; (Poultry; Rabbit and Cavy; Sheep; & Sand Sculpture; plus great games and all of your favorite fair food. Free grandstand entertainment include: Axe Women Loggers of Maine, The Reminisants North Sea Gas, Grand *Funk Railroad. The Flying Wallen- "dos, North Sea Gas, and the Brothers Osborne. Featured events include: Monster Ti-uck Shows, Imagination Mov- ers, and KC and The Sunshine Band at an additional cost. that he pulls off with astonislm~ ease," of Conversation, Laughter and Romance And The Boot said of his show in Buffalo, i comedy .show :is in sup~brt Harv~'Q N.Y.: "Thanks to Shelton's 10seasons- ~:celebrated Scholars:~t Riik;~am/ HANOVI~THEATRE FOR THE Iongroleon awards show hosting gigs which is now in its15th ysar. Combining PImaI RMINO ARTS ... it can be easy to forget what got thelr joint wealth, of genel~1 kn0wl~e, B84 Main 8t~et, Worcester, MA: ' him there in the first place: good, solid o comedic observations, and #porting S44-S92.TS66 ~;: "o -~ - country music ... and a ton of charisma, b at~er, this joint evening ~s a-m~t~-see ~ ~.~..,=.......~..~_ ... for xans ox me two en~tmers~ana aa ~r~v~r: wlwxt=mn mav.v.m,e,n on di lay o.this for a cause, * D -c' G two-hour set." ERIC CHURCH--January 28, 2017, and social mediq maven, the ma~ be .... ~ ..... :," ...+ .: -:-.~-~ ; .+ Burned into'~e public payche over Eric Church brin~ the Holdin' My Own nma ,]mlmy ~vnme~1~el nas oesn gomg " " " "- "" =- ~ ~" : " "a from str'''*$" to str"*t'*$" a*'~late ~ me past L~J years, tn~z.l.~r..pSu~ Tour to TD Garden. There will be no ~,,~,,, ,.~,~ ........... ~. _ . _ .. . ..... _ . ,t f opening acts on the Holdin' My Own " ............... ,.~ ~:.-, ..... ~-A .. evolves areas :ann norror, out mos o ~t network snow.p~ Ir~t~,~',~ -- :~- . - :."- ~ . ..... " .... e... :,. ,t..-- ~.....,. ..,~-- aii, lascmanon. A legeno, a classlc nove4 Tour. Instead, Church will headline Infamuu= ,u. ,~. ,v,=u. , w=~= ~uu. arid T-O~E M tt D ........ the subject of countless movies since two full sets each night. "It's just u~'~ ; : ~......" a / ~ ~Or~/~ .~.~0~ -~e earliest days of celluloid :Dractfla Church said Of his upcoming tour. .roa~vvmeos .atmme~ s sf~.w ~ a ........ ~.. ~..~ ,. :..~. .... , !~ m b~ught to life once egam With.M~rk i'm going to do an intermission in the co mvme auamnces ~Wnust ~ng .... , ~...., . middle so people can get beer, which a solid f~ase '.. ~ .... ~- , . Godden ~ anv~nt~ve choreography, m not really done in country shows. I ' " r :.-.~ .-'%~.~, .--,.~ .', / . ,~DracUla~marked the first time that it's a neat way for fans to interact, and it g~ves us a breather, and it gives " them a breather. You can talk about" what's been played and how the show is so far." In addition, Church said the ), split show with two se~s gives him the op- .~: portunity to have two different opening songs, two closing songs and two sops- 235 Main Street, Carver~ MA rate themes and looks if he so chooses. : 808-866-5391~ " ,.~ - ANDREA BOCELLI -- December 17, KING RICHARD'S FAIRE -- Now 2016, Legend~u-'y tenor Andrea Bocelli through October 23, 2016. -- Enter- will be appearing in Boston for the first tainment, exciting rides and skilled time in more than six years. The unique games abound on the Faire's enchanting performances will feature a new popular 80-acre wooded site. You'll be dazzled repertoire from Bocelli's latest album, by acrobats, aerialists, and jugglers] C/no.a, along with BoceUi's beloved rep- Captivated with minstrels, dancers and puppeteers and instantly en- ertoire of Arias, love songs, and cross- , over hits. C/nema highlights a collection thralled by fire eaters, and exotic iS- of movie songs etched in the culture and gets. Hundreds of talented performers hearts of severs] generafigns, includ- perform non-stop for you throughout ing epic tile.s songs featured hl films the day when visiting any one of our such as Doctor Zhi~ago, Love Story, The eight vibrant stages. The King's ha~d~ Godfather, Life is Beautiful, Gladiator, some knights battle on horseback as and many more. Thrilling audiences for bawdy beggars compete in mud, Wacky over 20 years, Andrea BoceUi exploded wenches will leave you m stitches while happy villagers engage you in onto the world s stage with his hit, Con the laneS. Frolicking faeries can be te Partiro~ (and later it's arrangement as a duet with Sarah with seen dancing through the forest, where the tiffs ~Time To Say Goodbye'}, and you car# try your sldll i~ l~is .~ajesty's has since sold 80 million records and Gaming Glen. Epicurean pleasures, performed countless worldwide tours, suited for royalty, will tantalize your taste buds with the Faire s unbelievable Today, Bocelli is known for being one - of the greatest sInging talents in the choices of truly scrumptious treats. world, You'll discover beautiful handspun pottery, fabulous jewelry, and incredible WARe THEATER face painting. Delight in period cloth- CIU Pcrfotmlng Arts Center ing, leather, armor, and moccasins, Be amazed with sword making, glass 270 Tremont Street Boston, MA 800-982-2'/98 blowing and portrait painting. Revel in www.CIUCenter.ot~ scented oils, perfumes and fantastic IL DIVO --October 5, 2016. 11 D/co psychic readings asyou make memories -- the record-breaking classical cross- to last a lifetimel over group that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide -- will bring their Amor & Pasion Tour to Boston in support of their upcoming album of the same name. Amor & Fasion is 11 Divo's seventh studio album and their most ambitious yet. Working with Columbian producer and multiple Latin Award@-winner Julio Reyes CopeUo, II Divo have recorded 12 songs spanning a century of traditional tangos, smoldering boleros and classic mambas. The flavors and sultry rhythms of Spain and Cuba, Argentina and Mexico promise to set the stage for a very different II Divo tour. Ure Buhler says: "Everybody get ready to see and hear a new II Divo with even more passion, fire and, for the first time, with rhythm[ Get rsady to move to the Latin beats of Amor & Pasion. Our new show will take you on a journey through the greatest melodies from Central and South America plus new treatments on your favorite II Divo hits." COME )Y HANOVER THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 554 Main Street, Worcester, MA 844-892-7866 UNELECTABLE YOU -- October 2, 2016. The Race to the White House -- skeweredl Election season is now upon us, and two of the country's most unpopular politicians are going head- to-head for the presidency. With almost daily gaffes made by a certain Repub- lican candidate, and accusations of corruption towards the Democratic 875 Memorial Ave., W. 8pri~q~fleld www.TheBil0~.oom THE BIG E -- Now through October 2, 2016. Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of the fall season in New England at The Big E. This extravaganza has free top-name enterUdmnent, n~or exhibits, The Big E Super Circus, the Avenue of States, dazzling thrill shows, New Eng- land history and agriculture, animals, rides, shopping, crafts, a daffy parade and a Mardi Oras parade, and foods from around the world. At the core is the engaging Avenue of States, featuring replicas of all New England state houses. This inventive feature allows guests to take a walking tour of New England without leaving the fairgrounds, indulg- ing in sights~ sounds and tastes ranging from tart New Hampshire cider to sharp Vermont cheddar. Complementing this regional immersion course are satel- lite attractions like the Harvest New England Demonstration Kitchen, where celebrity chefs wiU preside over a full schedule of cooking demonstrations, food samplings and recipe contests. For those whose loyalties lie further south, the expo offers daily Mardi Gras parades, transporting contemporary Pu- ritans to the Big Easy through exposure to seven extravagant floats. Route 1, Topsfleld, MA 978-887-5000 TOPSFIELD FAIR -- September 30 through October 10, 2016. The Tops- field Fair, America's oldest and finest agricultural fair, has run every fall since 1818. The fair features Fiesta Shows' carnival midway, The Grand Parade, Godden created a full-length ballet. .~ ~omplet~ with' flying bat~s~da~i~g - gargoyleS# and mysterio, us~ ~ans~for- motions, Mark Oodden'SDracu~a is contemporary .ballet at its atmospheric finest. Presented in partnership with Music Worcester. " " ' : I~ r NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 978-232-7200 8PAMAI~T -- September 27 through October 9, 2016. Monty Python's Spa- malot is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped.~ff from the film classic Monty Python.and the Holy Grail. Flying cows. killer rabbits, taunting French- men, and show-stopping musical num- bers are just a few of the reasons you'll be eating up Spamalot. BOSTON CHILDREN'S THEATRE The Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Art8 539 Trcmont SUrest, Boston, MA 617-933-5600 FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL -- September 24 - October 9, 2016. Fol- lowing a sold-out run at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Fancy Nancy is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND[ This spectacular (that's fancy for awesome) musical is based on the wildly popu- lar books by Jane O'Connor. In this high-spirited production, Nancy and her friends are performing in their very first stage show and Nancy is abso- lutely positive {that's fancy for 100% sure) that she and her best friend Bree will be cast as mermaids. What hap- pens when Nancy is given the part of a dttU, brown tree? How will Nancy bring her fancy flair to the role? With life lessons to learn in a fun, creative way. HANOVER THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ART8 884 Main Street, Worcester, MA 844-892-7886 www.TheHanoverTheatre.o~ KINKY BOOTS -- November 30 through December 4, 2016. Kinky Boots is Brcadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hitl With songs by Gram,y and Tony@ winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlle Price is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory's future hang- ing in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With directlon and choreogra~phy by two-time Tony Award- winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray} and a book by Broadway leg- end and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles}, Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Beat Musical, Beat Score and Best Choreography.