With a Fall/Winter line-up packed with entertainment options ranging from The Charlie Daniels Band to Clifford The Big Red Dog, patrons will not want to miss one moment of the Palace Theater’s 2011-2012 season, sponsored by Comcast. Tickets for the first half of the theater’s upcoming season go on sale Thursday, September 8, at 10:00am, and can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org or in person at the Box Office at 100 East Main Street. Groups of 15 or more qualify for discounted rates and should call the Group Sales hotline at 203-346-2002.
Avid concert goers and theater fans that can’t wait for the September 8 on sale date are encouraged to call the Box Office to become a Palace E-PASS member and receive advance email notice of all events with the opportunity to purchase tickets in prime seating locations before the general public. An E-PASS membership is valid on all Palace shows that occur between now and June 30, 2012.
On September 8, tickets to the following Palace Theater events will go on sale to the general public:
IN THE HEIGHTS
Friday, November 4 – 8pm; Saturday, November 5 – 2pm & 8pm
The moving, funny, and uplifting 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about a community of hard-working immigrants seeking a better life and trying to find their place in their new country. Sponsored by Webster Bank and WTNH/MyTV9.
LET FREEDOM RING
Tuesday, November 15 – 9:30am & 11:30am
A spirited musical review that celebrates our nation’s birth and development through a compilation of authentic folk songs and significant historic moments. Sponsored in part by Big Y.
BOBBY VINTON: LIVE IN CONCERT
Saturday, November 12 – 8pm
Over the past 25 years, Bobby Vinton has sold more than 75 million records with an impressive list of hits including “Roses Are Red,” “Blue Velvet,” “Melody of Love,” and “Mr. Lonely.” Sponsored by WWCO AM 1240 and WTNH/MyTV9.
Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the Connecticut Lyric Opera present Jacques Offenbach’s LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
Saturday, November 19 – 8pm
Jacques Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece “Tales of Hoffman” takes the real life of German poet, E.T.A. Hoffmann and makes him the title character of three, fanciful stories of failed love.
BING CROSBY’S CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
Saturday, November 26 – 4pm
A sentimental musical romp that recreates the era of uplifting family entertainment in a refreshing, full scale musical tribute to one of America’s all-time favorite performers. Sponsored by Naugatuck Savings Bank, WATR Radio, and WTNH/MyTV9.
JIGSAW JONES: THE CASE OF THE CLASS CLOWN
Thursday, December 1 – 9:30am & 11:30am
Brimming with music, charm, and humor, this new production based on the book series by James Preller will make audiences laugh and think as they help Jigsaw Jones solve a mystery. Sponsored in part by Big Y.
Waterbury Chorale presents CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE
Saturday, December 3pm
Returning for a seasonal tradition, the Waterbury Chorale and Waterbury Chorale Festival Orchestra present a program of secular and religious Christmas music.
Woodbury Ballet presents THE NUTCRACKER
Saturday, December 17 – 4pm
The majesty of Tchaikovsky’s music combines with a talented cast to make Woodbury Ballet’s Annual Nutcracker a treat for audience members of all ages.
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents SWAN LAKE
Wednesday, December 21 – 7:30pm; Thursday, December 22 – 7:30pm
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings the world’s most beloved ballet to glorious life.
SHEN YUN PERFORMING ARTS
Monday, December 26 – 7:30pm; Thursday, December 29 – 7:30pm; Friday, December 30 – 7:30pm
Inspired by the spirit of ancient China, Shen Yun Performing Arts brings to life a bygone culture with a gloriously colorful and exhilarating show of classical Chinese dance and music.
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG™ LIVE!
Saturday, January 7 – 1pm & 6pm
In conjunction with the beloved BIG dog’s 50th anniversary, Clifford and his friends embark on an all new musical adventure. Sponsored by Naugatuck Savings Bank.
Friday, January 20 – 8pm; Saturday, January 21 – 2pm & 8pm; Sunday, January 22 – 1pm & 6:30pm
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! Sponsored by Bank of America, Waterbury Hospital, and FOX CT.
Tickets are currently on sale for all of the Palace’s September and October events:
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S SOUTH PACIFIC
Friday, September 23 – 8pm; Saturday, September 24 – 2pm & 8pm; Sunday, September 25 – 1pm
A sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war. Sponsored by Webster Bank and WTNH/MyTV9.
Icon Entertainment presents GABRIEL IGLESIAS: STAND UP REVOLUTION – THE TOUR
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00pm
Gabriel Iglesias has been described as unbelievably witty, electrifying, and a talented performer who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience from start to finish.
Premier Concerts presents JACKSON BROWNE SOLO ACOUSTIC TOUR
Saturday, October 8 – 8:00pm
Playing guitar and piano, Browne will perform songs spanning his entire body of work with varying set lists each night.
TICKET TO RIDE: A COMPLETE BEATLES TRIBUTE
Friday, October 14 – 8:00pm
TICKET TO RIDE captures the true sound of The Beatles with their note-perfect vocal stylings and harmonies, as well as by using only authentic equipment to perform the music as it was originally presented.
THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND
Saturday, October 15 – 8:00 pm
Following the release of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” The Charlie Daniels Band became an international phenomenon, garnering multiple Grammy Awards and an induction into the Grand Ole Opry. Sponsored by Naugatuck Savings Bank and WTNH/MyTV9.
NO RESERVATIONS: AN EVENING WITH ANTHONY BOURDAIN
Tuesday, October 25 – 7:30 pm
In this rare, uncensored appearance, Tony will share the fascinating, hysterical, and sometimes shocking stories behind his life, books, travels, and hit Travel Channel show. Sponsored by Bank of America.
Premier Concerts presents PIXIES “DOOLITTLE WORLD TOUR”
Saturday, October 29 – 8:00pm
Iconic alt/rockers the Pixies, continue the 20th anniversary tour of their beloved 1989 Doolittle album with supporting act West Palm Beach indie rock band Surfer Blood.
About the Palace Theater
The Palace’s primary purpose is to revitalize the Greater Waterbury community through the presentation of the performing arts and educational initiatives in collaboration with area cultural and educational institutions. Its mission is to build a strong sense of community and an appreciation for the arts by operating, maintaining and sustaining itself as a financially viable not-for-profit performing arts center that generates a positive artistic, educational, social and financial impact on the Greater Waterbury area. For more information, visit: www.palacetheaterct.org.
The Palace Theater gratefully acknowledges support by: Bank of America, Comcast, Crystal Rock, City of Waterbury, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Naugatuck Savings Bank, Republican-American, Waterbury Hospital, Webster Bank, and WTNH/MyTV9.