Bridge Theatre season begins Saturday

 

One of the area’s premier party bands will kick off the Bridge Theatre’s 2012 cabaret season next weekend.

The Jonathan Newell Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, in the theater’s new venue at the Whitehall Armory.

The seven-piece act, which includes female vocals, keyboards, guitar, saxophone, and percussion, has been performing together since 1997 and plays as much as 150 times a year.

They perform a variety of ’60 s and ’70s acoustic pop, covering performers such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen and Aerosmith. The group will also cover modern acts such as U2 and the Dave Matthews Band.

The group is led by Hudson Falls resident Jonathan Newell, a vocalist, guitarist and pianist. Newell is a member of the faculty at the Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan and SUNY Adirondack. He is also a pianist and composer with the Adirondack Repertory Dance Theater and executive director of the Hudson River Music Hall.

Joining him are bass guitarist Randy McGeoch, vocalist Jennifer Newell, keyboardist Rob Newell, percussionist Tim Sawicki, saxophonist Adam York, and drummer Jeff Ellis.

The remainder of the 2012 cabaret season includes performances from country musicians, veteran cabaret artists, a kids’ theater program and an actor who portrays famous historical figures.

“It’s fairly eclectic mix of performers,” said Martin Kelly, artist director for the Bridge Theatre. “We’re looking forward to this summer. It should be interesting season.”

The remaining schedule for the 2012 season is as follows: The Spurs USA Quintet “When Country Was Cool,” from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 14; Laura Roth in “1960’s Grand Ol’ Opry,” at 7:30 p.m. on July 21; Matt Maguire’s Jazz Quartet at 7:30 p.m. on July 28; Paul Stillman in “Ben Franklin Walks Among Us,” at 2 p.m. on Aug. 4; Kathy Beaver in “I’m Flyin’,” at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11; the Jonathan Newell Trio at 2 p.m. on Aug. 18; and the kids’ theater performance of “The Planet Fractonia,” at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 25.

All seats are reserved at $19, $17 (seniors) and $15 (students) by calling 518-874-0800. Tickets are also available at the Armory.

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