Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Tango Buenos Aires will set the stage for an atmosphere of passion and drama. The internationally renowned dance company’s new program, “Song for Eva Perón”, is based on the complex life of one of the more significant women in Argentinian history. This exciting dance troupe of 25 will dazzle audiences on February 12 at 8:00 p.m.
The spotlight then goes to James Van Praagh: An Evening of Spirit. The acclaimed clairvoyant is recognized as an outstanding spiritual medium who continues to have a positive impact on how millions of people view life and death. His spiritual messages have earned him guest appearances on Oprah, Dr. Phil, Nightline, The View and other media outlets. Mr. Van Praagh will share his insights with audiences on March 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Turning back to dance, the Russian National Ballet will make their traditional appearance at QPAC with Sleeping Beauty, the timeless fairy tale of a princess, an evil fairy, a good fairy and a magic kiss by a handsome prince. The curtain rises at 3:00 p.m. on March 29.
Now sold-out is QPAC’s popular Lunch Time Theatre which will be held at the Colbeh Mediterranean Grill & Sushi Bar, in Great Neck. A feature of the upcoming event will be a performance by Broadway singer Scott Coulter, who will perform his show Love Will Keep Us Together, featuring music of the Brill Building.
Musical genres continue to be the theme as Kenny Brawner IS RAY CHARLES (of the Harlem-based Brawner Brothers Band), brings to life the music and story of Ray Charles on April 12, at 3:00 p.m. Accompanied by his 12-piece orchestra and three vocalists, Mr. Brawner performs Mr. Charles’ iconic songs “Georgia on my Mind”, “What I’d Say”, “I Got a Woman” and many others.
The musical styles of Gospel, blues, country and jazz are followed by a performance by current Broadway personalities in The Doo Wop Project, a celebration of harmonizing and the smooth sounds of such artists as Smokey Robinson, the Temptations and others. These stars from Motown: The Musical; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; and Jersey Boys will showcase the many ways Doo Wop music has influenced Broadway’s sound today.
Songs become ensembles with The American Jewish Symphony featuring special guest artist Mike Burstyn, one of the world’s most popular Jewish entertainers.
Next is Chazz Palminteri, who will perform his one-man stage version of A Bronx Tale. Mr. Palminteri has won Outer Critics Circle Awards for both acting and writing the play. He also wrote a screenplay version of A Bronx Tale and played the role of Sonny in the movie opposite Robert De Niro.
The finale of the season features TV personality Peter Story, who stars in the one-man theatrical comedy, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. The show covers the often hilarious twists and turns of dating and marriage. This is a special event and fundraiser. Please visit the show’s web site for more information.
“We are delighted to welcome such a rich variety of distinguished performers,” said Susan Agin, Executive & Artistic Director, QPAC, adding that “these exciting shows offer superb entertainment for all ages at an affordable price! Come on down to QPAC, which has just been named the “Best in Queens” for live theatre.”
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