TheatreZone’s concert series for the 2020-2021 season includes the return of the extremely popular Mersey Beatles, who have sold out shows the past three seasons at TheatreZone, as well as three great new shows: Simon & Garfunkel: Live in Central Park, revisited; Sinatra…my way; and Mack is Back: The Music of Bobby Darin.
Simon & Garfunkel: Live in Central Park, revisited will be presented on Jan. 18, 2021, at 4 and 7:30 p.m. In September 1981, this iconic folk rock duo’s free benefit concert drew 500,000 people and became the seventh-largest concert attended to date in U.S. history.
Sinatra…my way will be presented on Feb. 8, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
“Larry Alexander has performed this show to sold-out audiences on Broadway and we’re excited to have him back on our stage,” said TheatreZone artistic director Mark Danni. Though yet unconfirmed, rumor has it that the orchestra will include a special guest drummer who has performed on Broadway for such smash shows as ‘Chicago,’ ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Grand Hotel’ and ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’
The Mersey Beatles will perform its “Favorites of Naples” show on Feb. 16, 2021, at 4 and 7:30 p.m.
Fan favorites The Mersey Beatles, like the original Fab Four, are a band from the great city of Liverpool. They are childhood friends who share a love of Beatles music. The “Favorites of Naples” show will include Beatles hits spanning 40 plus years, with special emphasis on the songs TheatreZone’s Naples audience espouses.
Mack is Back: The Music of Bobby Darin will be presented on Feb. 18, 2021, at 4 and 7:30 p.m.
A Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film and television actor, there’s not much the talented Bobby Darin couldn’t do. Born Walden Robert Cassotto, the self-taught Darin could play several instruments, including piano, drums, and guitar, by the time he was a teenager, later adding harmonica and xylophone. Enjoy this special trip through his iconic career, with music spanning genres and generations.
Fun fact: Bobby Darin’s #1 hit song, “Mack the Knife,” had a strange connection with the number “59”: it was the 59th #1 single of the rock era, it entered the Billboard charts at #59, and it was the second biggest-selling record of 1959.