THE 20th SEASON CELEBRATION KICKS INTO HIGH GEAR THIS SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER WITH ROBERT DUBAC’S smART STANDUP, THE MIDTOWN MEN, A JOHN DENVER MUSICAL TRIBUTE, THE COMEDY OF BOBBY COLLINS AND THE HILARIOUS MUTTS GONE NUTS!
Musical Tributes, Comedy and Family Fun come to CityStage this September & October!
ROBERT DUBAC'SsmART STANDUP– Our favorite funny guy ROBERT DUBAC IS BACK! with smART STANDUP - COMEDY FOR DUMMIES - Hailed by his peers as one of the smartest comedians in the country, Bob Dubac raises the bar of stand-up comedy high above the mediocrity of television. If you are tired of the not-so-special comedy specials you see on cable then don’t miss Bob Dubac. He beats the hornet’s nest of hype and spin using the big stick of knowledge with a voice that sounds like it came from the inside of your own frustrated head.
On stage Dubac buckles us up for a fast-paced joy ride over the pot-holed highways of cultural hypocrisy. Riding shotgun with intelligence and absurdity he crashes head first into the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics and the media - all in an effort to expose the idiocracy that surrounds us. For example, “idiocracy” isn’t even a word. How dumb is that?
Bob is usually busy performing his award winning solo shows THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? and THE BOOK OF MORON in theaters all over the world. So it’s a rare treat to have him here.
Robert Dubac belongs to a unique breed of humorists, bringing to mind the best of Lily Tomlin and Mark Twain. He creates characters that boggle our minds with biting wit and rapid-fire satire while simultaneously crafting a simple story that binds us all together. His ability to combine the raucous laughter of stand-up comedy with the startling thrill of live theater continues to fill seats everywhere; as nothing like this can be seen on TV, that’s for sure.
His shows explore social mores, political ideas and the complexity of the human experience with unparalleled humor. Shifting effortlessly from one hilarious character to the next, he takes every audience on a joy ride over the pot-holes of our cultural highway with intelligence and absurdity.
If thinking were easy, everyone would do it but it’s not - so we have Bob Dubac appearing at CityStage. It’s comedy on steroids. Think your funny bone can handle it?
September 26, 7:30PM at CityStage.
Tickets are $25, Member tickets are $20
Tickets include a pre-show dessert reception in celebration of our 20th Season!
THE MIDTOWN MEN - 4 STARS FROM THE ORIGINAL CAST OF BROADWAY'S JERSEY BOYS*From Boys to Men, THE MIDTOWN MEN reunites stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, making them the first vocal group ever formed by the principal cast of a high-profile Broadway show. After sharing the stage for over a thousand performances, Tony® Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony® Award nominee J. Robert Spencer decided to take their signature sound and chemistry to audiences everywhere, bringing to life their favorite 1960's hits.
Formed in 2010, the popular vocal group has been widely praised for their signature renditions of the greatest rock and roll songs of the 1960s. Together, they have played over 650 concerts in North America and China, and have headlined alongside over 30 symphonies including The Boston Pops and The National Symphony. Featuring stories and songs, their acclaimed concert features classic songs originated by The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, and more! Television audiences have enjoyed THE MIDTOWN MEN on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Chew, Katie, and Access Hollywood. Their holiday single, All Alone On Christmas, which they recorded with Stevie Van Zandt and members of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, plays yearly across radio airwaves.
The New York Times says, “Sidling up to the microphone, the singers had the air of the Rat Pack, Motown and a nightclub act rolled into one,” while the New York Daily News proclaims, “The Midtown Men sound as crisp as their Rat Pack-inspired suits. Their voices blend together so flawlessly on stage.” After a recent performance with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, The Oklahoman praised THE MIDTOWN MEN for “a joyous and nostalgic trip through the music of the 1960's with terrific orchestral charts,” adding, “this high-spirited evening kicked the audience’s adrenaline into overdrive.”
*"Not A Performance Of, Not Affiliated With the Show Jersey Boys."
October 5th, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall. Tickets are $59, $49 & $44, Member tickets are $50 $42 & $38.
John Denver Musical Tribute – Back by popular demand, the legendary music of John Denver lives on! Don't miss your chance to relive this iconic music live and in person when Ted Vigil returns to CityStage in this musical tribute. Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist. He was born in Seattle and has been performing from the age of ten developing his talents as a drummer and singer. Ted performs nationwide for all kinds of venues and events. He has played twice now for John Denver's own "Windstar Foundation" in Aspen, CO. Last year Ted was awarded the Rising Legend Award by the National Traditional Country Music Association. Ted also performed with Steve Wiesberg, John Denver's lead guitar player, from the 70's who is quoted as saying, "Apparently the audience thinks they all look and sound like John. I don't see it. I see it with Ted. A very strong physical resemblance... Uncanny!" The most heard comments after a show are "I can't believe how much he looks and sounds like John Denver! It really took us back!" Ted shares his passion for bringing people together with his music and drawing in audiences of all ages.
October 6th, 7:30PM at CityStage. Tickets are $29, Member tickets are $25.
Comedian Bobby Collins - The BUD LIGHT Comedy Series presents comedian, "Bobby Collins" - Bobby's heartfelt humor is a hilarious blend of spot-on observations to which everyone can relate. He cleverly lassos the crowd in and pulls them ever closer to himself while they cry with laughter!
October 21st, 7:30PM at CityStage. Tickets are $34, Member tickets are $29.
Mutts Gone Nuts - Disorderly duo, Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. Expect the unexpected in this top-notch presentation that includes: incredible high flying frisbee dogs, tightwire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs and of course, the one and only . . . Sammie the Talking Dog! Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4-legged performers. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks!
Two Shows! October 22nd, 2PM & 7PM at CityStage. Tickets are $25 & $20, Member tickets are $22 & $18.
Tickets to this show, and the remainder of the season, are available at the CityStage & Symphony Hall Box Office located at One Columbus Center in downtown Springfield, via telephone at 413.788.7033 or online at www.citystage.symphonyhall.com. Group discounts available. Call for more information.