The Palace Theater has planned some festive themed activities for the community to help make spirits brighter during the holiday season this year. “Now more than ever we need some holiday cheer, particularly the children, whose routines and traditions they normally look forward to, have been so adversely affected by the Pandemic”, stated Sheree Marcucci the Palace Theater’s Marketing/PR Officer. To that end several activities are planned:
The performance schedule for the Palace Theater in Waterbury, like other performing arts venues across the country, is continuing to evolve. While the Palace Theater awaits reopening guidelines, Broadway shows are planning and re-planning their national tour schedules. In order to include as many of the previously announced presentations as possible in the Webster Bank Broadway Series, the theater is expanding the 2020-21 Season to encompass dates in 2022.
Dates have been announced for the Waterbury return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will make its much-anticipated return to Waterbury to play the Palace Theater on March 17. Tickets may be purchased at the Palace Theater’s Box Office, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, on line at www.palacetheaterct.org or by calling 203.346.2000
Deepak Chopra, the world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation is coming to the Palace Theater in Waterbury on February 20, 2020, 7:30pm. The New York Times bestselling author, will present a talk on THE NATURE OF REALITY. Tickets go on sale December 9, at 10am and may be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by calling the Box office at 203.346.2000 or in person at 100 East Main Street, Waterbury . This unique event is sponsored by Post University.
LISA LAMPANELLI FORMER QUEEN OF MEAN AMONG PRESENTERS
The presenters have been selected for the upcoming second season of 2ND ACT, the Palace Theater’s acclaimed speaker’s series that features stories by people post age 50, who are doing some extraordinary things after mid-life. Among them is Pat Addiss, a Broadway producer based in New York who will kick the series off on September 17 with her presentation, Necessity is the Mother of Reinvention and Lisa Lampanelli, formerly known for her acerbic comedic style, who is now a life coach. She’ll be presenting her new show Losin’ It on the main stage of the theater on November 16.
The Palace Theater in Waterbury hosts monthly tours and the next one is Saturday June 1, from 11:00 am – 12:30pm. If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind the scenes of a theater or what the symbolism of a ghost light is, then this tour will answer those questions and more, as well-versed tour guides take you through almost one hundred years of the theater’s history. Get an insider’s view and learn about the magic behind the curtain along with the history and lore of this much-loved entertainment venue and community gathering place. Admission to the tour is $5.00 per person and can be purchased online atwww.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury. Groups of ten or more are asked to contact the Box Office in advance to register their group.
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A SEASON TO DREAM THE DREAM ~ The Palace Theater announced their ‘19-20 Webster Broadway Subscription series. The well-rounded “dream season” offers theater goers the first play at a Connecticut venue of Chazz Palminteri’s semi-autobiographical story, A Bronx Tale; a week-long engagement of the new production of Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables; the clever and hilarious farce, The Play That Goes Wrong; the moving backstory of Peter Pan in Finding Neverland and the iconic George and Ira Gershwin music and glorious dancing of An American in Paris and. A season that guarantees patrons the thrill and enjoyment that only a live theatrical experience offers.