Before the Beatles, there was Buddy Holly and the Crickets. It’s the 1950’s and a young man from Texas with big glasses and an even bigger dream is catapulting to the top of the Rock and Roll charts. With classic songs like “Peggy Sue,” and “That’ll Be The Day,” along with “La Bamba,” this high octane musical is a celebration of a man whose music and values were ahead of his time.
Rated PG for Parental Guidance. This play contains some mild adult themes.
WRITTEN BY Alan Janes
DIRECTED BY Suzanne Agins
CHOREOGRAPHED BY Jamal Story
Military Appreciation Night- Wed. October 20, 2021
Eric Lewis began his music career as a jazz pianist, performing alongside such powerhouses as Wynton Marsalis and Elvin Jones. A decade into his career, he reemerged as ELEW and began fusing his piano skills with modern pop and rock music, generating a new genre of music: rockjazz. Over the course of multiple albums, ELEW has reenergized songs by Coldplay and Michael Jackson, The Killers, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few. ELEW’s creativity and innovative artistry have propelled him to new endeavors in his career that range from composing for films, writing screenplays, and directing, to speaking engagements for Fortune 100 companies and luxury brands such as Google, Fendi, Disney, and Mercedes Benz. His newest album “ELEW Plays Rosenwinkel - CUBISM” is a collaboration between the genre-melding ELEW and modern jazz legend Kurt Rosenwinkel. “Cubism” is a compositional retrospective and daring leap into uncharted musical waters from two luminary artists
Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are reserved seating; advance ticket purchase recommended.
In-Person Tickets (42 tickets only): $12/$10 Members -we will require audiences to continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Flushing Town Hall presents an in-person, live concert “Proud Mary” - Rock & Roll Ladies featuring powerhouse vocalist Emilie Surtees and her band. This highly energetic concert will excite any music lover who’s ever been caught belting out songs like Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It", Stevie Nicks’ "Go Your Own Way" or Heart’s "If Looks Could Kill".
Emilie Surtees is a New York City-based vocalist who is gathering throngs of fans throughout the tri-state area and abroad with her fun filled, high energy, soul stirring tribute shows. Emilie Surtees' inspiration and influences range from 60s & 70s Soul/R&B and Pop singers to contemporary singer songwriters. You will be amazed as her powerful voice fills the room and leaves you absolutely breathless.
Join us in the Connection Café for an evening full of the greatest love songs - headlined by our Founder and Broadway performer, Stephane Duret!
This digital performance will be both Open Captioned & ASL Interpreted. Additional performances by Rachel K. Haines, Chris Ignacio, Tyler Bellinger, Darkness Rising,Tyrone Davis Jr., Melody Betts,and of courseKaiser himself. More performers will be announced soon so get your ticket today!
About The Performers
Rachel K. Haines is a background and session vocalist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her past work includes diverse commercial, session, demo and live performance work in various genres such as pop, jazz, indie rock, punk, reggae, R&B and more. She is also the lead vocalist in the dream-pop duo Rush Week and has been signed to Elefant Records since 2017. Rush Week has had two songs featured in the popular Netflix series Elite and the new Netflix series The Mess You Leave Behind. Their sophomore album Past Lives was recently released in June 2020.
Tyler James Bellinger of the band KNGDAVD has amassed over 5 million plays on Spotify. KNGDAVD’s single, ‘Blood on Our Hands’ has been featured in Guiness’ 200th anniversary commercials, and the trailer for the new movie “The Public.” KNGDAVD’s single "You Never Know" was featured in the Marvel TV show Cloak and Dagger, and their song "Say My Name" is featured in the new season of Netflix's “Lucifer.” Bellinger wrote Australian singer Meg Mac's US Single "Don't Need Permission" and Spanish pop artist Blas Canto’s song "Save Me". Bellinger’s single “Giving You Up” was featured on NBC’s “Songland” and recently passed 5 million plays, as well as being featured on Apple Music’s “A List Pop” and “Today’s Easy Hits” playlists. Bellinger is currently writing for Rozes’ new album and has a track on the new Robin Schulz album coming in fall 2020.
Kaiser Ghausi is a singer/songwriter who has recently released his first album called "Dreams for Musicians." In July, Kaiser played live for the first time in an outdoor performance at his summer camp. It was a success and his songs were well received! Kaiser continues to create music as he is planning to release his second album “Changes in your Life” by early 2021. You can listen to his music on Spotify, iTunes and his YouTube channel.