Under the Streetlamp to Play Byham Theater, 9/24
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces UNDER THE STREETLAMP with special guest GENTLEMAN'S RULE, from the creator of Straight No Chaser, will play the Byham Theater, for one performance only on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. This event is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.
Ticket prices start at $27.25 and are available at TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. Groups of 10 or more, call 412-471-6930 or online at TrustArts.org.
Composed of four leading cast members of the hit Broadway musical "JERSEY BOYS" (now a major motion picture), UNDER THE STREETLAMP performs classic hits from the American Radio Songbook with tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers - a time when on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing.
Classic hits come to life in an evening of great music and hilarious behind-the-scenes tales, complete with an exceptional band comprised of world-class musicians. With irresistible rapport, Under the Streetlamp offers audiences the rare opportunity to get to know four stars of stage and screen, Michael Ingersoll, Michael Cunio, Christopher Kale Jones and Shonn Wiley. While their individual talent is highlighted on stage, their synergy and charisma as a group has drawn an extremely devoted nationwide following. Each carries with him an impressive list of credits. Between them, they have appeared on Broadway, in feature films and on television - including special appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Primetime Emmy Awards" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
As Cunio relates, "We think of ourselves as hosts to a party - and we've invited people of all ages. They can sing along. They can dance in the aisles. We of course show respect for these great songs and we want everyone to leave the party smiling."
These talented performers met onstage as the lead characters in "Jersey Boys" and have since formed a concert sensation of their very own. After achieving initial success performing in and around Chicago, UNDER THE STREETLAMP aired its first PBS special in 2011 and the second in 2014, with more than 3,000 broadcasts combined that reached an estimated audience of more than 300 million people. The four gifted singers then set off on the national tour that continues today, thrilling sold-out houses throughout the country. A second European tour is scheduled for Winter/Spring 2015.