Stoneham Theatre Adds ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY with Rita McKenzie, Loretta Laroche & More to Season 15

July 9
2:22 PM 2014

Stoneham Theatre Adds ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY with Rita McKenzie, Loretta Laroche & More to Season 15

Season 15 at Stoneham Theatre has gotten even more exciting with the addition of several concerts and special events. "There is a little something for everyone in the line-up," said Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes. "We have a little bit of Broadway, some world-class jazz, a family-friendly new play, and the return of two acts that are Stoneham Theatre favorites. We love being able to offer our audiences a chance to experience these fantastic attractions up-close and personal in our intimate, theatrical setting."

From August 21-24, 2014, Stoneham Theatre will present Ethel Merman's Broadway, the Award-Winning, critically acclaimed musical celebration of Broadway's greatest singer: Ethel Merman! Stage and TV star Rita McKenzie recreates the amazing life of "La Merm," with songs from such hit musicals as Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Hello, Dolly!, and more. You'll hear all of Merman's hits-such iconic songs as: "I Got Rhythm"; "I Get a Kick Out of You"; "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries"; "Everything's Coming Up Roses"; and, of course, "There's No Business Like Show Business."

On New Year's Eve, December 31, 2014, Stoneham Theatre welcomes New York Voices for two performances only, at 7:00pm and 10:00pm. It's the perfect way to ring in the new year, as Stoneham Theatre provides the party hats, blowers, and a complimentary glass of champagne. Don't miss this Grammy Award-winning jazz vocal ensemble as they celebrate 25 years of incredible performances. The Boston Herald says "New York Voices lives up to its reputation as the most exciting vocal ensemble in current jazz..."

The incomparable Loretta Laroche returns from January 9-11, 2015 for three shows only. She sells out every year, so get your tickets now for her unique blend of humor, inspiration, and motivation.

From March 12-21, 2015, Stoneham Theatre presents Walking the Tightrope, a new play by Mike Kenney, directed by Caitlin Lowans, and starring Award-winning Boston area actor Johnny Lee Davenport. Every summer, Esme takes a train to visit her grandparents. When she arrives this year, Granddad is there as always, but where is Nanna? Presented in association with Stoneham Theatre's young company, this magical fable is a touching exploration of love, loss, and running off to join the circus. This show is recommended for ages 6-99 and is approximately 60 minutes in length.

Finally, Late Nite Catechism: Summer School wraps up the season from June 18-28, 2015. Sister's back...and this time she's teaching summer school. Don't miss the return of the ever-popular Late Nite Catechism to our stage for two weeks only.

Two more concerts/special events for Season 15 will be announced at a later date.

Single tickets for all concerts and special events are on sale now at Stoneham Theatre's Box Office. Stoneham Theatre members get 10% off all concerts and special events. For more information, call 781-279-2200, or visit

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