Under the Streetlamp to Return to Columbus, 10/4
With the mantra "Retro never sounded so now," Under the Streetlamp harmoniously blends the diverse talents of Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, and Shonn Wiley to perform classic hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s with the perfect balance of tender ballads and uptempo classics, all done with the same signature harmonies and slick dance moves that have made them irresistible.
CAPA presents Under the Streetlamp with special guest Gentleman's Rule at the Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.) on Saturday, October 4, at 8 pm. Tickets are $20-$49.50 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.
Backed by an outstanding 10-piece band, these four extremely talented and charismatic former cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys have filmed two PBS specials, recorded three albums, performed to packed houses throughout the US, and appeared as musical guest on TV's "Access Hollywood" and "Extra."
Michael Cunio, when not touring with Under the Streetlamp, can be found performing at the "wonderfully eccentric" New York supper club Duane Park where he hosts "The Plume Revue." He also performers regularly with members of the vintage jazz quintet The Candy Shop Boys. Prior to Streetlamp, Cunio appeared as Tommy DeVito of The Four Seasons in the Chicago run of Jersey Boys and was co-founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Reckless Place.
Michael Ingersoll is a Dayton, Ohio-born artist whose grounded musical style exudes the sincerity, warmth, and generosity of the Rockabilly/R&B greats. Before rocking the American Radio Songbook classics, Ingersoll worked as an actor on stage and screen. The multi-talented musician and actor has a diverse array of critically acclaimed and award-nominated Chicago and regional theatre credits from Frost/Nixon to A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline to Beauty & the Beast to Cincinnati Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. He made his film debut in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line and enjoyed a three-year run as Nick Massi of The Four Seasons in Jersey Boys, originating the role for the first national tour. Ingersoll holds a BFA in acting from Miami University (Ohio) as well as a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Christopher Kale Jones has been acting professionally since he was a student at Northwestern University, including with Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Steppenwolf Theatre. Jones' big break came in 2006, when he was cast in Jersey Boys as Frankie Valli for the first national tour. Other career highlights include Mercury in Olympus on My Mind (Bristol Riverside Theatre), for which he received a Barrymore Award Nomination, and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Ford's Theatre, DC) opposite his wife, Jenna Coker-Jones.
Shonn Wiley is the consummate song and dance man and a gifted choreographer. He made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning revival of 42nd Street. He was then asked to star in a groundbreaking production of 42nd Street in Moscow, making Wiley the first American actor to perform in an English-speaking musical in Russia. Wiley later returned to the Broadway stage in Dracula the Musical during which time he also made his television debut on "Guiding Light." He received a Lucille Lortel Award and Drama Desk Award nomination for outstanding choreography for My Vaudeville Man and was featured in the Chicago cast of Jersey Boys as Bob Gaudio. Additional highlights include his debut as the title character in Candide at New York City Opera, co-starring opposite Kristen Chenoweth in Stairway to Paradise for City Center "Encores!" and performing "Sweeney Todd" for Steven Sondheim. He holds a BFA in drama from Carnegie Mellon University.
Photo credit: Paul Natkin