Announcing the Casino Theatre Concert Series
The historic Casino Theatre, located on the property of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, will be the setting for a series of concerts in the new year, starting off with popular folk singer-songwriters Cheryl Wheeler on Sunday, February 19 and Livingston Taylor on Saturday, April 7. Additional performers for the new Casino Theatre Concert Series will be announced in the coming months. TICKETS FOR LIVINGSTON TAYLOR ARE NOW SOLD OUT.
Originally constructed in 1880 and restored and re-opened in 2010, the 295-seat Casino Theatre offers a grand atmosphere reminiscent of Newport’s Gilded Age history, but provides an intimate musical experience. Over the years, the venue has hosted entertainment ranging from theatre to music to ballroom dancing.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Concert Begins at 6:30 pm, Doors Open 6 pm
Orchestra Front / Orchestra Rear / Balcony - $40 / $35 / $30
Tickets are now SOLD OUT.
Truly a stand-out performer on the acoustic music scene, New Englander Cheryl Wheeler treats fans to a one-of-a-kind show that features original songs, beautiful vocals, and quick-witted humor. Wheeler has released 10 albums over the past 25 years or so. She tours extensively, having accumulated a huge following of fans who enjoy her unique mix of comedic story-telling and beautiful, unique songs—often written about interesting observations regarding life’s little nuances. A highly respected songwriter, Wheeler’s original music has been covered by artists as diverse as Bette Midler, Garth Brooks, Peter, Paul & Mary and Kenny Loggins, among many others. Her most recent album, Pointing at the Sun, was released in 2009.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Concert Begins at 7:30 pm, Doors Open 7 pm
Orchestra Front / Orchestra Rear / Balcony - $60 / $50 / $45
Tickets are now SOLD OUT.
Livingston Taylor has been a frequent headliner on the Newport music scene during his forty-plus year career, but the Casino Theatre show will be his first public show in Newport in several years. Known for his comfortable and entertaining stage presence, Taylor is an expert at drawing the audience into his music. His concerts often range from original works spanning folk, country, bluegrass and blues genres to an occasional rock cover or Broadway classic. Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, began playing coffeehouses at 16, released his first record at 19, and hasn’t stopped recording, performing, and teaching others the art of music ever since. He has written most of his musical repertoire, including Top-40 hits “I Will be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running”—and, recorded by his brother James, “I Can Dream of You,” “Going Round One More Time” and “Boatman” (all on the double Grammy-winning album Hourglass). His most recent album, Last Alaska Moon, was well received upon release in 2010. In addition to songwriting and a robust tour schedule of some 80 shows per year, Taylor is a full professor at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught a Stage Performance course since 1989.