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THE WALL STREET THEATER RELEASES 2018 UPCOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Broadway Stars, Local Musicians and Holiday Show Among Upcoming Events at Historical Theater
Norwalk, CT – The Wall Street Theater, which recently opened its doors after undergoing a $10 million-dollar renovation, has released its schedule of upcoming events at the historic theater located at 71 Wall Street in Norwalk, Connecticut.
The Wall Street Theater’s partnership with Norwalk Comedy offers a monthly comedy show, featuring top comics from the Tri-State area. This show features Leah Bonnema, a Stand-Up Comic based in New York City. Huffington Post named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians and College Candy listed Leah as one the Ten Funniest Female Comics.
Norwalk Band & Brew Night will present five local acts, including Brian Larney of The Town Hall, Casey Schroeder of The Burroughs, James Darling of The Nuclear Heartbreak and Crown Colony. The show is 21+, and includes one complimentary beer with each ticket purchased.
The Wall Street Theater kicks off Connecticut’s Got Talent, a statewide contest seeking the area’s best comedians, singers, bands, dancers, magicians and specialty acts. The event will take place over four shows, including three weeks of auditions in front of a live audience where three local personalities, the live audience and online audience will judge the competition. This evening’s event marks the competition’s first live audition.
The Wall Street Theater hosts the Norwalk Now City Limit Concert Series, featuring local musicians Tom the Suit Forst, Jason Gidder Band and The Doug Wahlberg Band.
Fitness legend Billy Blanks will lead a Tae Bo Fitness Event, inviting guests to participate in a master’s fitness class.
Improv in the Lob, presented by Yes & Company, presents some of the most ridiculous improvisers around to entertain.
The Wall Street Theater’s Connecticut’s Got Talent competition hosts its second live audition, showcasing the area’s best comedians, singers, bands, dancers, magicians and specialty acts.
Funk Rock band The Werks will perform original songs from their four highly acclaimed studio albums. Connecticut up-and-coming band Cabin Fever will serve as the opening act.
Reggae musician and former singer of Tom Tom Club Mystic Bowie will be returning to The Wall Street Theater for his Annual Birthday Bash, featuring special guest performers and a performance from the soulful and legendary Freddie McGregor.
The music of The Delfonics – an R&B/Soul vocal group made famous in the late 60s/early 70s for such hits as “La La Means I Love You” and “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind” – is brought to the stage by Gary Stevens, who partnered with original member (and Norwalk native) Major Harris before his death to continue to share the soulful style of the historic group. The evening will begin with a performance by Tim Currie’s Motown Review Band.
Allman Brother and Grammy award winning artist Johnny Neel performs with Screamin Eagle Band, a modern southern rock band. *This show is 21 and over.
The Wall Street Theater’s Connecticut’s Got Talent competition hosts its third and final live audition, showcasing the area’s best comedians, singers, bands, dancers, magicians and specialty acts.
The Wall Street Theater’s Connecticut’s Got Talent competition hosts its live finale show, showcasing the area’s best comedians, singers, bands, dancers, magicians and specialty acts to name the state’s top talent.
The Garcia Project’s performances are based on actual set lists performed by the Jerry Garcia Band from 1976 to 1995.
Tickets for event at the Wall Street Theater may be purchased online, or by calling the box office at 877-987-6487.
About the Wall Street Theater
The Wall Street Theater (www.wallstreettheater.com) is a next-generation performance space in Connecticut showcasing professional music, comedic, dance and stage performances from nationally-recognized names as well as local organizations. The 700-seat theater, located at 71 Wall Street in the downtown section of Norwalk, Connecticut, underwent a $10 million-dollar restoration to this historic landmark originally built in 1915. Originally known as The Regent Theatre, the venue boasted Vaudeville performances, the theater was also known as The Norwalk and The Roxy (during this time period, the theater was outfitted as a movie theater showing such blockbusters as “Jaws” and “Blues Brothers”). During its tenure as The Globe in the 90s, the stage featured many up-and-coming performers on tour such as The Beastie Boys, Lil’ Kim, Psychedelic Furs, Mighty Might Bosstones, Poison, and the Allman Brothers, until it shuttered in the late 90s. 71 Wall Street remained dark until it reopened as The Wall Street Theater in the summer of 2017.
Under the direction of president Suzanne Cahill, developer Frank Farricker, artistic director Billy Blanks, Jr., concert director Gene Morell and an advisory board, the theater is planning on offering a dynamic performance space while enriching arts education for families, mentoring programs for youth in theater, summer camp programming, and private rentals.
For more information, visit www.wallstreettheater.com. The theater can also be found on Facebook (@WallStreetTheater) and Instagram (@WallStreetTheater).
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