Uptown Music Collective Brings Tribute To The Rolling Stones To The Millbrook Playhouse

Uptown Music Collective Brings Tribute To The Rolling Stones To The Millbrook PlayhouseMillbrook Playhouse (David E. Leidholdt-Producing Artistic Director, and the Board of Directors) is thrilled to announce that on Friday May 4th at 7pm and Saturday, May 5th at 4pm and 7pm, the Uptown Music Collective (a nonprofit school of music, based in Williamsport, PA) will take the Playhouse stage to perform the music of the group frequently called "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World," The Rolling Stones. The performance, Gimme Shelter: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones, will feature Uptown Music Collective students that will bring some of the groups greatest hits to life on the MPH stage, with all of the passion, skill, and intensity that they are known for.

The Rolling Stones were formed in London, England in 1962. They first made a huge noise in the United States as part of the 1964 British Invasion, and have continued on to become an international sensation that has sold over 240 million albums worldwide. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, The Rolling Stones have a seemingly endless number of classic rock hits, including Satisfaction, Ruby Tuesday, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Some Girls, Start Me Up, Honky Tonk Women, Get Off My Cloud, and many more. In the 55 years since their founding, there have been many other musicians who have joined and left the lineup. Today the core group still consists of the songwriting team of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, along with guitarist Ronnie Wood who joined the group in 1975.

"While fashions have come and gone, and musical styles have risen and disappeared, the Rolling Stones have stayed true to their blues and rock & roll roots," said Dave Brumbaugh, Executive Director of the Uptown Music Collective. "Their commitment and consistency, alongside their outstanding songwriting have a lot to do with their longevity. If you've seen the Stones live you know that they are an amazing whirlwind of energy, even at their current age. Our students are going to have to bring every ounce of energy and passion they can muster to live up to the legacy of the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World."

Gimme Shelter: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones will feature Collective students who have been diligently preparing for this event for over two months. As with all Uptown Music Collective performances, the students are not only the performers but also direct the show. There is also a group of younger students, called "Tech Monkeys" who will serve as stage technicians and spotlight operators. The cast for the show is drawn from the Uptown Music Collectives much heralded Special Performance Group 1.

This show is being produced by Collective Senior, Nate Schreffler (Sullivan County High School). It is directed by Uptown Music Collective Senior David Montis (St, John Neumann), and Junior, Tate Berkey (Danville H.S.). & along with a leadership committee that includes UMC students Alexis Carnevale (WAHS), Cade Palmatier (Jersey Shore H.S.), David Chubirka (Montoursville Area H.S), Chloe Taylor (Montoursville Area H.S.), Enso Tran (WAHS), Isabella Cole (Loyalsock Township H.S.), Izzy Brumbaugh (WAHS), and Emily LaCerra (Loyalsock Township H.S.).

Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. For tickets, please visit www.millbrookplayhouse.org or call 570-748-8083.

The mission of Millbrook Playhouse is to provide quality, professional live theatre and encourage the development and appreciation of the theatre arts with a strong educational component. Millbrook's vision is to create a premium theatre experience through expansion of performance, educational opportunities, and use of facilities.
Press Release: Uptown Music Collective brings tribute to the Rolling Stones to The Millbrook Playhouse Who: The Uptown Music Collective (a non-profit school of music)

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