AN EVENING WITH CAKE  Wednesday, May 9- 8p.m.

Spring into May with exciting new shows at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. Tickets and gift certificates can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online, or in person at the box office,100 East Main Street in Waterbury. Groups of 15 or more qualify for discounted rates and should call the group sales hotline at 203-346-2011.
THE MR. MOLECULE SCIENCE SHOW Wednesday, May 9- 9:30a.m. & 11:30a.m.  A whimsical blend of Science, puppets and laugh-out-loud audience participation,Mr. Molecule turns real science into real fun!  Best for grades 1-4.  Sponsored by Big Y World Class Market  Tickets: $10
Premier Concerts with Manic Productions Presents AN EVENING WITH CAKE  Wednesday, May 9- 8p.m.   Formed in the early 90s as an antagonistic answer to grunge, alternative rock band CAKE celebrate their 20th anniversary with the same defiant self-reliance and ever-inventive music that has made them a nation-state unto themselves.  Tickets: $52.50, $42.50, $37.50
JOHN TESH: BIG BAND LIVE!  Thursday, May 10- 7:30p.m.  John Tesh and his Big Band Orchestra swing into town for a multi-media concert event featuring songs from the Great American Songbook, including “In the Mood,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “Beyond the Sea,” and more.  Sponsored by Bank of America.  Tickets:$65, $45, $35
CONNECTICUT STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Friday, May 11- 4p.m.  An “Oscars-like” event, celebrating the yearlong work of middle and high school students, who were engaged in a variety of innovative, cutting-edge film programs in Connecticut.  This event is free and open to the public.
WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: ALPOCALYPSE TOUR,  Sunday, May 13- 7p.m.  By topically mocking everything from new wave to gangsta rap, popular song parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic has scored hit after hit including “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise,” and more. Tickets: $55, $45, $35, $25
CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and CT Lyric Opera present OTELLO  Saturday, May 19- 8p.m.  In Verdi’s re-telling of Shakespeare’s play, the warrior Otello returns home from battle to find the treacherous Iago spinning a web of deceit and lies.  Presented with English supertitles, this fully staged co-production features an international cast of singers and a full orchestra.  Tickets: $65, $45, $20
BLUE MAN GROUP,  May 22-24 at 7:30p.m.  BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. Experience the Phenomenon. Sponsored by Webster Bank, WTNH/MyTV9, Power Station Events, Crystal Rock, CL&P, Yankee Gas, and Adam Broderick Salon and Spa.  Tickets: $69, $59, $49
FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER  Wednesday, May 30- 11:30a.m.  To celebrate the 40th anniversary of E.L. Konigsburg’s Newbery Medal-winning classic, ArtsPower has created an enchanting new drama that follows Claudia Kincaid and her brother Jamie up the stone steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and right into the middle of an adventure. Best for grades 3-6.Sponsored by Big Y World Class Market. Tickets:$8-
THIRD ANNUAL STEVEN R. SASALA COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD NIGHT  Thursday, May 31- 5:30p.m. Main Street Waterbury honors Joseph A. Geary, Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, City ofWaterbury by presenting him with the third annual Stephen R. Sasala, II Community Partnership Award.  Tickets:$35

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 preserve and operate the historic Palace Theater as a performing arts center and community gathering place that provides a focal point of cultural activity and educational outreach for diverse audiences. For more information,
The Palace Theater gratefully acknowledges support by Comcast, Webster Bank, Bank of America,City of Waterbury, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Naugatuck Savings Bank,Waterbury Hospital, FOX CT, Republican-American, WATR Radio and WTNH/WCTX.