Jay Leno, Cyrille Aimee, Sid the Science Kid and More Set for Stamford's Palace Theatre in 2014-15
Stamford's Palace Theatre announces its 2014-2015 season, featuring artists from all genres. The season serves up an exceptional lineup of comedy, music, children's programming and holiday shows, suitable for patrons from 3 to 93.
This season's selection includes superstars such as Jay Leno, beloved favorites such as Bill Cosby and Mannheim Steamroller, fresh-faced kids' shows such as "Sid the Science Kid" and "Dinosaur Train Live!" and shows the entire family can enjoy such as Amy Grant and "Haunted Illusions."
"There is already an incredibly rich history of world-class artists performing at The Palace," said Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl. "And this season will certainly add to that legacy. We continue to expand our programming with new series like 'Laughtrax,' which will bring the best up-and-coming comedians from across the country, presented in the cozy, club-like UpStage space for an up-close-and-personal audience experience.
"Michael Feinstein, the undisputed 'Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,' will perform on the HARMAN Stage in October, kicking off our popular Songbook Cabaret Series, offering the very best in jazz and cabaret performers direct from New York City in the intimate UpStage space. We also have great date night shows like 'Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus' and the hilarious improv group Chicago City Limits. It's such an exciting time at the Palace! "
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m. There is also a special "Early Bird Discount" through Sept. 10, providing $30 off for those who buy six tickets, plus an additional $5 off each additional ticket.
FULL LIST OF 2014-2015 EVENTS:
Comedy on the HARMAN Stage
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $165, $125, $75, $65
Acclaimed ventriloquist Jeff Dunham scores with his signature characters, including Walter, Bubba J, Peanut and Achmed the Dead Terrorist.
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $80, $65, $40
Gabriel Iglesias - a.k.a "Fluffy" - wows the crowd with stand-up comedy that is guaranteed to entertain fans of all ages.
Nobodies of Comedy
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $40, $30, $25
The funniest comics you've never heard of! Hand-picked as the nation's best up-and-coming comedians, they're about to hit the big time - say you saw them at The Palace first!
Jay Leno - The Palace Theatre's Annual Gala
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8p.m.; tickets: $165, $125, $75, $65; Gala tickets: TBD
On sale to members Jan. 15, 2015; to the General Public Jan. 22, 2015
After a triumphant run on The Tonight Show, where do you go? The Palace! Master comedian Jay Leno will make history on our stage at our annual Gala!
Saturday June 20, 2015 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $85, $70, $60, $45
Laughtrax - UpStage @ The Palace
Bring a date and the whole gang to our cozy, relaxed UpStage space; get a table, have a drink and laugh out loud!
Chicago City Limits
All shows Fridays at 8 p.m.; Sept. 5 and 26; Oct. 17; Nov. 14; Dec. 12, 2014 ? tickets: $15.50
The world-class masters of improv - direct from New York City! The cast of Chicago City Limits takes your ideas and puts them on stage! You'll marvel at their quick wit and spontaneous, outrageous sketch comedy!
Ladies of Laughter
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $28
It's Ladies' Night - for Laughs! This funny and fabulous show features national winners in women's stand-up competitions, including Greenwich's Jane Condon.
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; tickets: $25
Ventriloquist David Pendleton's flawless technique makes you believe anything can talk, and his razor-sharp comedy brings you right into the act!
NYC Comedy Night
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $15.50
Current, hip, and straight from the city's smartest clubs! You're on the cutting edge of comedy with these about-to-break-out stand-ups.
Music on the HARMAN Stage
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 - 8p.m. PM; tickets: $75, $55, $45, $35
Amy Grant's musical gifts have transcended genre boundaries, making her one of the most successful crossover sensations in music history.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $75, $65, $55, $45
Love the classic standards of the Golden Age? Internationally acclaimed entertainer Michael Feinstein, considered the premier interpreter of the American Songbook, brings his smooth, singular style to The Palace.
On Sale July 25!
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $115, $85, $75, $50
The number-one Christmas music artist in history creates a new holiday tradition you'll want to bring the whole family to enjoy - Mannheim Steamroller!
The Hit Men
Featuring the former stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons!
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $55, 35, $25
Oh What a Night it will be! The glory days of rock & roll will have you on your feet when these former members of mega-star acts share fascinating stories from their days on the road and perform your favorite songs!
Songbook Cabaret Series - UpStage @ The Palace
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $50, $40
With their combination of warmth, wit, swing, and romance, these multi-award winners are the New York nightclub world's most celebrated duo.
The Four Freshmen
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $65, 55
Today's Four Freshmen preserve the original Freshmen sound but also enhance it with their youth, vitality, and talent.
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $65, $55
A "Rising Star" Male Vocalist and the talk of the cabaret world in New York, Tony DeSare brings his fresh take on old-school style to the intimate UpStage club-like venue at The Palace. A crooner for the new century!
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $65, $55
Thrill to the glorious voice of Cyrille Aimée, an unforgettable artist whose musical outlook is reflected in her love of the guitar, an instrument that displays the diverse influences on her music.
Family on the HARMAN Stage
Group rates are available - please contact Carol Bryan at 203-517-3431.
Sid the Science Kid
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 - 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; tickets: $35, $25, $15
Join Sid and his friends from the hit PBS KIDS television series as they explore interactive moments with the audience that will bring out the curious scientist in your kid.
Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy's Big Adventure
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; tickets: $35, $25, $15
Jim Henson's hit TV show comes to life in this dynamic show that embraces and celebrates the fascination that children have with both dinosaurs and trains, taking them on a grand adventure!
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11 p.m.; tickets: $10
The musical stage adaption of Jeff Brown's beloved children's book is a fun, Broadway-style musical comedy about the value of being different and the importance of family.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 - 3 p.m.; tickets: $45, $35, $25, $15
Halloween tricks have never been such a treat! A hysterical family show that combines mind-blowing magic and comedy that gets the whole audience into the act.
Young Choreographers Festival Performance
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014; tickets: Adults - $25; Seniors and Children 12 and Under - $15
On sale TBD
This festival performance will feature original pieces from almost every genre created by young choreographers (ages 13-18 years) from dance schools throughout the region.
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
UpStage @ The Palace
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 - 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; tickets: $27.50
1940s radio-style adaptation of Frank Capra's film classic is a guaranteed holiday winner!
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 - 8 p.m.; tickets: $50, $40
Just in time for Valentine's Day, this hysterical show will have husbands and wives elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Based on the sensational best-seller that started it all!
About the Palace Theatre: The Palace Theatre has been a vital force in developing the arts, cultural entertainment and education and a community pulse for the City of Stamford since it was built in 1927. The vision of the Palace Theatre is to be the regional arts center for exciting entertainment that enhances and enriches the cultural, educational, economic, and social life of the community. The Palace strives to achieve this vision by demonstrating integrity in all work and relationships, providing service and quality in all activities, fostering and promoting diversity of thought, ideas and culture, providing stewardship for the Stamford Arts community, emphasizing outreach in our community, and offering creativity in all endeavors. Major funding is provided by the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development and the Office of the Arts.