Events Calendar

Shades of Bublé:

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 3pm

This three-man tribute to Grammy award-winning singer Michael Bublé gives audiences seamless variety by combining big-band standards from the jazz era, classic hits from the 50s/60s/70s, as well as Billboard chart toppers from today in a high-energy, singing and swinging concert. Without a doubt, Michael Bublé has become the most popular neo-crooner of this generation and Shades of Bublé follows in his footsteps… times 3! With three voices singing incredible songs like Sway, Quando, Quando, Quando, Moondance, Come Fly With Me, Fever, Save the Last Dance for Me, Feeling Good, and many others, the afternoon promises to be one filled with exciting harmonies, smooth choreography, and nostalgia.

$45, $40, $35


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Chita Rivera and Robert Klein

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 3pm

Join us for an unprecedented event, that pairs two of the most recognizable and accomplished entertainers of the stage and screen. See Chita Rivera and Robert Klein live, for a magical afternoon of entertainment, music, dance and comedy with trademark performances. Chita will showcase some of her signature moments from West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Visit. Chita is the recipient of the coveted Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Robert Klein, nominated twice for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album of the Year for his albums Child of the Fifties and Mind Over Matter, brings his relevant, bitingly intelligent and edgy humor to the stage, along with some musical parodies. A Tony Award nominee for the Broadway show They're Playing Our Song, Klein has had dozens of starring roles on Television, and in the movies including Two Weeks Notice, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and The Back-Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez. A winning combination, don't miss this special event celebrating the astonishing careers of two show biz legends. $50, $45, $40

$50, $45, $40


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Taylor Dayne in Concert! with special guest Maxine Nightingale

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8pm

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8pm

Taylor Dayne stands out as one of music’s most dynamic artists of all time. Her unique vocal style has earned her numerous best-selling gold and platinum albums, which produced seventeen Top 20 singles including #1 hits such as Tell It To My Heart, Love Will Lead You Back, I’ll Always Love You, and Prove Your Love.  During the course of her career, Taylor has sold more than 75 million albums and singles worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations, and has held significant roles in film and television, and appeared on Broadway in Elton John’s Aida.  In 2012 Taylor was inducted into the Long Island Musicians Hall of Fame alongside Long Island luminaries Billy Joel and Pat Benatar.  Disco diva Maxine Nightingale opens the show with her Billboard hits including Right Back Where We Started From.

$50, $35


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Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame Star Darlene Love with special guests The Fabulous Coasters

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3pm

Rolling Stone magazine dubbed her “One of the greatest singers of all time!”  Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector’s hit factory, this great lady has done it all...from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease. She even starred as herself in Leader Of The Pack, credited as Broadway’s first ‘jukebox musical.’ Darlene has appeared on numerous television programs, including a recent guest spot on the PBS special entitled Women Who Rock. She received the industry’s highest award when Better Midler, a great fan of her work, inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Her Billboard hits include: He’s A Rebel, The Boy I’m Gonna Marry, Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home, He’s Sure the Boy I Love and the #1 holiday classic Christmas Baby Please Come HomeThe Coasters open the show with their chartbusting hits Yakety Yak, Down In Mexico, Poison Ivy, Young Blood, Charlie Brown and many others.

$48, $45, $40


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Kol Esperanza

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3 pm

The Israeli based vocal group (whose name means “Voice of Hope”), will be making their New York debut following their successful tours in Israel, Germany and Central America.  This classically trained, operatic pop ensemble, can sing it all!  The program reflects their astonishing vocal versatility, with selections of Israeli favorites, Jewish classics, Broadway showstoppers, opera crossovers, American standards and pop hits performed expertly by a company of eleven, all in one entertaining afternoon.  More than just a concert, Kol Esperanza is an international phenomenon.  Be one of the first to experience this vibrant, moving and uplifting program.

$50, $45


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The Wonderful Wizard of Song

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 3pm

This exceptional jukebox musical, featuring the classic songs by the iconic Oz composer Harold Arlen, is hosted by the composer's son Sam Arlen. The show takes the audience on a journey tracing Harold Arlen's career, seamlessly moving through the Cotton Club era to his Hollywood years, culminating with his time on the Great White Way. Movie buffs and music lovers are treated to inspired renditions of Stormy Weather, Come Rain or Come Shine, Paper Moon, Accentuate the Positive, Let's Fall in Love and the much loved tunes from The Wizard of Oz, including Over The Rainbow, named by the American Film Institute as the No. 1 Greatest American Movie Song. Weaved throughout the 90-minute musical, are inside stories of how some of the world's most beloved songs were created, as well as rare behind the scenes footage from The Wizard of Oz taken by Harold Arlen himself. Seating is limited! $40 all seats


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Ball In The House

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8pm

Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men and The Temptations, Ball in the House mixes the sounds of pop, R&P and even hip hop music, providing this five member veteran vocal band with an eclectic song set. Having performed with many artists including Smokey Robinson, The Beach Boys, Gladys Knight and KC & The Sunshine Band, you can expect to hear a mix of old school, top 40, 90's boy band and Motown music showcasing their blending harmonies and intoxicating vocals. Songs you may hear include Uptown Funk, My Girl, I Want You Back, 24K Magic, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I Want It That Way, YMCA, Boogie Wonderland, and many others. Using only their voices, the Boston Globe put it best: "Ball in the House has everything you would expect to find in a successful pop band … the one thing it doesn't have is instruments."

Limited seating. $45 all seats


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Debby Boone: Swing This! with a swinging band featuring The Diva Jazz Horns

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3pm

The year was 1977 and Debby Boone earned instant fame when You Light Up My Life became one of the biggest songs in history, charting #1 on the Billboard top 100. She received the Grammy for Best New Artist and has since received an additional seven Grammy nominations, winning two more. Debby continues to grow her reputation as a singer of the Great American Songbook, with her release of Reflections of Rosemary, an intimate tribute to her late mother-in-law Rosemary Clooney, and with her new big band show Swing This, a tribute to Las Vegas in the 60's. The show features an intoxicating selection of favorite songs, influenced by Debby's childhood with her famous father - listening to Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, and sitting poolside in Vegas with Barbra Streisand. A thrilling combination of swing-style arrangements played by The Diva Jazz Horns, songs you will hear include: Sway, More Than You Know, Everybody Loves Somebody, Sing, Sing Sing and other jazz standards.

$45, $40, $35


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A Christmas Carol

Sunday, November 26, 2017, 3pm

Back by popular demand. All the splendor, magic and joy of the holiday season is here! It's the North Country Center for the Arts' National Touring Company production of Charles Dicken's classic tale A Christmas Carol. Bursting on stage in spectacular fashion, this fabulous Christmas gift of a show is overflowing with music, laughter, a couple of really scary ghosts and one extremely grumpy old man. Gather the whole family together and come join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley and Mr. Humbug himself, Ebenezer Scrooge, for an amazing theater experience you will never forget. Celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with this brand new, original production filled with haunting special effects and heartfelt sentiments.

$40, $35 (40% of the purchase price will be donated to the QCC Fund, Inc. to benefit QPAC).


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Lezginka Dance Company of Daghestan

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 3pm

A thrilling program of fiery dances representing the numerous people inhabiting the mountain country of Daghestan, Russia. This company of 40, throw themselves into every number with a startlingly ferocious energy. Daghestan itself is a highly diverse region with many ethnic groups, which is reflected in the differences in the choreography of each dance. The wild-eyed ferocity of the male dancers, and the sauciness of the women teach a lesson in dance theatrics. Erupting into a frenzy of turns in the air in an instant, Lezginka's colorful costumes, wild acrobatics and even swordplay make this special event a cultural highlight of the season.

$42, $39, $35


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The New Shanghai Circus

Friday, February 23, 2018, 8pm

Back by popular demand. In acts that often trace their origins to the harvest festivals of 2000 years ago, this youthful and graceful company spends a swift 2 hours in a range of demanding performances that are a refreshing alternative to the Western tradition. Following a six-week run on Broadway, these fearless performers bring us a new spellbinding show with astonishing athletes that defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats. Performers with boundless energy, bring you over 2000 years of Chinese circus traditions. "The New Shanghai Circus is providing entertainment in abundance." New York Times

$45, $38 (50% of the purchase price will be donated to the QCC Fund, Inc. to benefit QPAC).


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Teatro Lirico D'Europa: Madama Butterfly

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 3pm

Madama Butterfly has survived the test of time, through an entire century of being the most performed opera in the United States, and one of the top five in the rest of the world. Audiences seem never to get tired of her, and opera companies could not survive without her. The entire opera is set from the point of view of the title character, who endures both shame and sorrow, until she decides to take destiny into her own hands--leading to one of the most devastating and legendary final scenes in all of opera. The drama, accompanied by Puccini's emotionally charged musical score, portrays the dangers of misguided love, and a brave pursuit of a better life. Fully staged production with orchestra.

$42, $39, $35


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Kim Russo – The Happy Medium

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8pm

Kim Russo, also known as "Kim The Happy Medium," has been able to see the world of spirit since the young age of nine. Growing up, Kim often saw random spirits in her bedroom and sometimes felt their presence walking home with her from school. Not knowing what they wanted, they scared her then. Now she is comforted by their presence, speaking to them more than she speaks to the living on some days. Kim now refers to that world as the Spirit World or (SW) for short. After growing up, pursuing a career in real estate, marrying and giving birth to three children, she soon realized that communicating with these entities would become her new "job." Kim has appeared on Dr. Oz, A&E's hit show, Paranormal State and their hit TV show Psychic Kids. She has also appeared on The Biography Channel's Celebrity Ghost Stories featuring the Country Legend Music Star, Loretta Lynn, and was the host of the series The Haunting Of … on The LMN channel. Join us for a special evening with Kim as she shares with us special messages from family and friends in spirit. Limited Seating.

$45 all seats, $75 VIP Ticket add-on available

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A Twist of Lemmon

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3pm

Jack Lemmon was one of the most beloved movie stars. A two-time Academy Award winner, he appeared in dozens of memorable films, including such classics as Some Like It Hot, Mister Roberts, The Odd Couple, Grumpy Old Men, Missing, The Apartment, and The China Syndrome. Audiences loved him, because they felt they knew him. The legendary actor's son, Chris Lemmon, whose physical resemblance to his dad has often been remarked upon, does an enchanting job of channeling his dad in A Twist Of Lemmon. Based on Chris' memoir of the same name, Chris Lemmon shares family tales, intimate father-son conversations, and anecdotes from and about his dad. The result is a vivid and enchanting portrait providing new insight into a man who charmed millions with his rascal's smile and his very human vulnerability. In his distinctive voice and with a battery of his even more particular physical mannerisms, Chris delves into Jack's early success in Hollywood, along with behind-the-scenes moments involving the likes of Marilyn Monroe, James Cagney, Gregory Peck and his best friend Walter Matthau. Limited Seating.

$40 all seats


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In The Mood

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 3pm

Back by popular demand, America's greatest big band music revue returns to QPAC celebrating their 23rd Anniversary. Much more than a concert, In The Mood presents a retro 1940's musical featuring the In The Mood singers and dancers, and the sensational String Of Pearls big band orchestra. The music and the arrangements are as authentic as it gets. The show is a celebration of the 1940's Swing era. During that time, the Big Bands were drawing record crowds. Vocal groups and soloists sang a repertoire of great songs and the entire country shared a common popular music. In The Mood is a testament to the timeless music and lyrics that moved a nation.

$48, $35, $30


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Piano Men - A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8pm

What do you get when you combine Elton John and Billy Joel on one stage … A night of Grammy award winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducing MAGIC! Get swept away in this dynamic, interactive concert celebrating two giants of Pop music! Piano Men treats you to all of the excitement that only Billy Joel and Elton John together in concert together can create. All of their hits come alive when performed by Broadway veterans Craig A. Meyer and Donnie Kehr, accompanied by amazingly talented backup singers and The Rocket Band of all-star musicians. Songs you'll hear: Crocodile Rock, Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Piano Man, Uptown Girl, An Innocent Man, Movin' Out, and so many more. One night, two great artists, all the songs you love!

$48, $45, $40


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Moscow Festival Ballet: Giselle

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3pm

Love conquers death in the ultimate Romantic ballet. Since its premiere in 1841, Giselle has captured the imagination and torn at the heart. A village girl falls in love with a man who is not all he seems. When she finds out his deception, she dies of a broken heart. Transformed into a spirit, she battles to save her lover in the woods haunted by the ghosts of jilted women. For the ballerina, it offers a career-making opportunity to show off not just technique but emotional range. Yearning, madness, supernatural forces and transcendent, redemptive love: Giselle is the Romantic era crystallized in one perfect work of art. "Phenomenal, dramatic impact." - NY Times.

$42, $39


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The Broadway Dolls!

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3pm

For the first time you can experience a "Best of Manhattan" award-winning concert featuring a roster of the most dynamic women on Broadway. A celebration of Broadway music, rock n' roll and 60's girl groups, this all-singing, all dancing, super glamourous show, is a truly unique live theatrical experience. In this fast-paced, high-voltage musical revue, the women take classic Broadway hits and music from the radio, and re-invent them as never heard before! Cutting edge and utterly original, no stone is unturned in this diverse and all-encompassing musical catalog, spanning 7 decades of music. This first-rate company of leading ladies hails directly from the Broadway casts of Mamma Mia, Chicago, Memphis, Jersey Boys, Annie Get Your Gun, Legally Blonde, Phantom Of The Opera, A Chorus Line, Sister Act, Jekyll & Hyde, Spamalot, and more!

$45, $40, $35


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Brian Stokes Mitchell: Simply Broadway

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3pm

Dubbed "the last leading man" by The New York Times, 2 Time Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a career that spans Broadway, television, film and concert appearances with the country's finest conductors and orchestras. For his star turn in Kiss Me Kate, he received a Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award. Tony-nominated performances include Man of La Mancha, August Wilson's King Hedley II, and Ragtime. Most recently, he was seen starring with Audra McDonald in Shuffle Along. Backed by a live band, join us for an afternoon of glorious song, from a nearly three-decade career on Broadway, including selections filled with hope, humanity and joy from his upcoming album, Plays With Music.

$50, $45, $40


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Tony Orlando: All The Hits!

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3pm

Tony brings his exhilarating energy, warmth and humor to a tour of live concert shows across the nation as he celebrates over five decades as a beloved entertainer. Orlando is extremely personable and has a presence and charm that is rarely seen. Included in this production are his hits of the seventies, classic Rock and Roll, fifties tunes, tributes to America, and even a couple of new songs. A top selling recording artist, songwriter, concert headliner, network television star, Motion Picture actor, Broadway performer and author, very few entertainers have excelled in so many realms. Tony started his career as the GM and Vice President of CBS-Music Division April-Blackwood Music from 1966-1970, where he produced Barry Manilow's first recording. Soon, he would be producing his own music yielding him 2 Platinum albums, 3 Gold albums and 15 Top 40 Hits including: Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree, Knock Three Times, Candida, My Sweet Gypsy Rose and He Don't Love You (Like I Love You). Among a dizzying number of top honors, Tony received three American Music Awards and two People's Choice Awards. Tony was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Tony Orlando and Dawn are ranked among the Top 100 Billboard Magazine artists of all-time!

$48, $45, $40


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Dancin' Broadway!

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 3pm

Theater-goers can't seem to get enough of the pep and pizzazz created by Broadway dance numbers. In fact, so much of what we recall from famous musicals is the choreography. Take for example, One from A Chorus Line, The Dream Ballet from Oklahoma!, Shall We Dance from The King and I, Steam Heat from The Pajama Game, just to name a few. Choreographers like Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion and Bob Fosse, changed the face of the Broadway musical forever, by integrating music, lyrics and dance into the storytelling. Dancin' Broadway is a multi-media spectacular, celebrating Broadway's biggest dance numbers, from Broadway's biggest blockbusters, performed by Broadways biggest singing and dancing stars accompanied by a live band. Come experience some of the most iconic dance numbers from The Great White Way. It's safe to say, that regardless of how Broadway evolves, the iconic dance numbers will continue to be a hallmark of great musical theatre. Photo courtesy of Daniel C. Levine Productions.

$45, $40, $35


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Clint Holmes: Rendezvous

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3pm

Clint Holmes is one of those rare performers who can legitimately be called one of the greatest contemporary entertainers of our time. While the concert stage remains the mainstay of Holmes' career, he moves effortlessly between the worlds of music, television and theatre. Voted Best Male Singer by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Best Singer by Broadway.Com in both New York and Las Vegas, Holmes has been a Las Vegas show attraction since the early 1970s. In 2006, he closed his headlining show at Harrah's Las Vegas Casino, which renamed its main showroom for him. Holmes is more than just a remarkable singer, he is a consummate entertainer. His enduring career includes tenure as Joan Rivers' sidekick on her late night television program, a stint as an event correspondent on Entertainment Tonight, and his own Emmy-winning talk/variety show. Whether he is singing selections from the Great American Songbook, contemporary classics, theatrical tunes, or rock n' roll, every performance is a one-of-a-kind, uplifting experience. Backed by The Diva Jazz Orchestra, Holmes dazzles audiences with his vast repertoire of all genres of music.

$45, $40, $35


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