City Stage & Symphony Hall coupled 'til death'
SPRINGFIELD November is a busy month at CityStage & Symphony Hall with Sister's return in "Late Nite Catechism 3" and magic from Bill Blagg III at CityStage; then a tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the songs of Dean Martin in "That's Amore" at Symphony Hall. Tickets are available at the CityStage Box Office, by phone at 788-7033, or online at Ticketmaster.com.
Late Nite Catechism 3: 'Til Death Do Us Part
Nov. 11 - 15 at CityStage; Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.; $30/$35/$36/$39.50
The Late Nite Catechism comedies have been a habit with audiences for more than 15 years. Created by "Mother Superior" Maripat Donovan, "Late Nite Catechism III: 'Til Death Do Us Part" is the latest class to be unveiled in this sinfully funny series.
After teaching countless students all about the saints, venial sins, guilt, limbo and more, Sister is now offering up her hilarious lessons on the sacraments of marriage and last rites, including her own wacky version of "The Newlywed Game." Classroom participation is a must, so audience members should bring along a sweetie and a sense of humor for some quality time with the Valley's feistiest couples counselor. As always, each performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths.
Bruce In The USA
Nov. 13 at Symphony Hall, 8 p.m.; $19.50/$27.50/$33.50/$39.50
"Bruce In The USA" is much more than just another tribute. This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E. St. Band show. Matt Ryan, from the World Famous "Legends In Concert" cast, played the Springsteen character for eight years in the Las Vegas show. The great success with "Legends" evolved his character into the "Bruce In The USA" show.
Bill Blagg III: A Night of Magic
Nov. 20 and 21 at 8 p.m.; $20/$26.50; Nov. 21 at 3 p.m.; $35/$39.50 at CityStage
"A Night of Magic" is Las Vegas-style, family show full of grand scale magic and illusion and unmatched audience interaction. At just 28 years old, Bill Blagg III is breaking the mold of the typical magician with his one-of-a-kind, high-energy, magic spectacular.
Critics call him "magic's best kept secret" due to his charming, hilarious, off-the-cuff personality and original mind-blowing illusions. His two hour action-packed show shatters the barrier between the audience and the stage by infusing an unmatched level of interaction along with grand-scale illusions.
That's Amore: Dean Martin & Friends Holiday Special
Nov. 27 at Symphony Hall, 8 p.m.; $26.50/$43/$48/$57
During the late 40's, 50's and 60's, many superstars dominated the American recording scene. None shone more brightly than Dean Martin.
Mark Adams captures perfectly the style the looks, the charm, the voice and the magnetic appeal of Martin. Adams won acclaims from the critics and the public alike for his portrayal of Martin in the "Rat Pack" in London's West End during the past three years.