Melissa Manchester, Hal Linden To Headline Wick Performances This Season

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Major acts are coming to the Wick this year including Melissa Manchester and Hal Linden (Barney Miller).

Here’s the just released performance list. Visit http://thewick.org for tickets.

The Drowsy Chaperone
Oct 19- Nov 12

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre

She Loves Me
Nov 24-Dec 23
Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance. Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye-to-eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves… and of all the twists and turns along the way! It’s a perfect, family-friendly way to celebrate the holidays.

Singin’ in the Rain
Jan 11-Feb 18

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Lauded for its iconic choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, Singin’ in the Rain, offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the 1920’s as stars transitioned from silent films to “talkies.” The perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

Brigadoon
Mar 8-April 8

One of the most intriguing and delightful aspects of a musical show is its ability to open up a whole new world to both its audience and cast. The show that does this better than any other is Brigadoon. This is a Scottish fantasy about a town that disappears into the Highland mist and returns for only one day every one hundred years. It includes Waitin’ for My Dearie, I’ll Go Home with Bonnie Jean, Come to Me, Bend to Me, Almost Like Being in Love, There But for You Go I, The Heather on the Hill and My Mother’s Weddin’ Day. This is a tribute to simplicity, true love and goodness, which is hidden from the ordinary traveler. The Lerner and Lowe musical opened on Broadway in 1947, and was adapted to film in 1951 starring Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse.

Jerry’s Girls
April 19-May 13

As the only composer-lyricist with the distinction of having three musicals that ran more than 1500 consecutive performances on Broadway, Jerry’s Girls is an incredible homage to this prolific and talented composer. Created by Jerry Herman and Larry Alford, Jerry’s Girls showcases the best songs Herman’s immortal shows, including Hello Dolly!, MAME, La Cage Aux Folles and more. Songs include “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Open a New Window,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “The Best of Times,” and an array of other classics. “A brilliantly lively and scintillating evening of cabaret.” (The New York Times)

Special Events at The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum
A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD
An Evening of Wit, Wisdom and a Whisper of Gossip
By Paddy Calistro and Susan Claassen with host, Stuart Moulton
PRICES:
September 15, 2017
6:30 Reception
7:30 Performance with Talk-Back
$95.00
September 16, 2017
12:00 p.m.
Museum Tour of the with 3-course luncheon, Performance with Talk-Back
$145.00
September 16, 2017
2:00 p.m. Show Only with Talk-Back
$85.00
Susan Claassen stars in her internationally acclaimed portrayal of legendary costume designer, Edith Head. Hollywood’s gold age come sot life in an evening of wit wisdom, and a whisper of gossip! A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD, based on Edith Head’s Hollywood by Edith Head & Paddy Calistro, is a feast of delicious behind-the-scenes stories about Hollywood’s greatest stars that provide an intimate portrait of Hollywood’s legendary costume designer. In her six decades of costume design, Edith Head worked on over eleven hundred films; dressed the greatest stars of Hollywood; received 35 Academy award nominations, and won an unprecedented eight Oscars. Edith Head’s story is as fascinating as the history of the film industry itself, filled with humor, frustration and, above all, glamour. This diva of design helped to define glamour in the most glamorous place in the world – Hollywood!

Me & Ella
November 18th at 7:30pm
Admission $65

Join us for an enchanted evening with the incredible artistry of performer, writer and Jazz vocalist, Andrea Frierson. As a young singer against the backdrop of the 1960’s New York City, Andrea was enamored with Ella Fitzgerald. The evening is part memory play, part tribute, part coming of age story as well as a love letter to the First Lady of Song!
Melissa Manchester
December 24 -December 25
12/24 at 5:30pm, 12/25 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Admission: $85-$120
For a family friendly holiday event, The Wick welcomes the incredible Melissa Manchester. Grammy Award winner and Oscar nominated, Melissa will be performing all her hits and a mix of family-friendly holiday cheer. Enjoy the magical winter wonderland lobby. The intimate theatre will enchant and delight all during this holiday season.

Barney & Me with Hal Linden
December 31-at 5pm and 10pm, Jan 1 at 3pm
Admission $95-$175

Ring in the New Year with the seven-time Emmy Award-winning actor Hal Linden as he takes the stage in Barney & Me. A fascinating behind-the-scenes look inside the life and career of this incredible performer. Linden’s high energy show, backed by alive orchestra, has everything from Broadway classics to Dixieland with some serious Swing mixed in!

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