Tomorrow night at the historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly MA Spectacle Management brings you another great production called The Capitol Steps. The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.
In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.
Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Mock the Vote. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.
Tickets for this amazing show are still on sale and can be purchased by visiting www.LarcomTheatre.com. Prices for tickets ranges from $39.99-$59.99 and you won’t want to miss out on this funny night in Beverly.
This coming Friday night March 3rd, 2017 legnedary actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried will make his Beverly Massachusetts debut. The show will take place at The Cabot Theatre in downtown Beverly. The show will start at 8pm and door will open at 7pm. At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City, after a few short years, became known around town as “the comedian’s comedian.” After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn’t until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on The Cosby Show and Late Night with David Letterman.
Gottfried’s work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel Beverly Hills Cop II, for which the New York Daily News said, “Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene.” Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as Problem Child, Problem Child II, Look Who’s Talking II and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series USA Up All Night.
After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, IAGO, in the Disney classic Aladdin, Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voiceover talents, lending his voice to several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of DIGIT in the long running PBS Series Cyberchase. His signature voice can also be heard on the Comedy Central series, The Annoying Orange, the voice of the horse on Family Guy, Mr. Mxyzptlk in the new Lego Batman 3 – Beyond Gotham video game, and Abraham Lincoln in A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Also performing with Gilbert will be comedian Rob Steen. Born and bred in Beverly, Massachusetts, Rob Steen has been doing comedy for 25 years. He began as a street performer at the age of 12 in Boston. Using his juggling and improv skills he decided to try Stand-Up! Since then he has kept a full calendar of over 350 shows per year! Rob has also been featured on several TV shows including The Late Show with Dave Letterman where he was a frequent guest.
Rob is very high energy and brings the whole audience together as a group with his unique style of crowd participation. His act is a mix of situations and observations that he has been in for the past 21 years of being an entertainer. Rob has been compared to Robin Williams due to his fast paced delivery and quick wit. Rob is great at working the crowd and making every show different. It is no wonder he is one of the most request comedians in the Northeast. Rob will keep you on your toes and laughing non-stop!
Tickets for this show are still on sale and range in price from $23.50 to $33.50 which makes it a very inexpensive night out in Beverly. Wood Media will also be in attendance at this show to give you a complete recap on what is talked about. To purchase tickets to this show visit www.TheCabot.org.
Music superstar Darlene Love return's to the North Shore tonight for one of two shows at The Cabot Center for Performing Art's in historic downtown Beverly. This her second year in a row performing in Bverly is expected to be a two show sellout. Saturday's show sold out in advance of her performence but tonight's show at The Cabot has a few seats left which can be purchased at TheCabot.org. Wood Media was on hand last year for this amazing performence and will be on hand tonight again to bring you some amazing photos. Last years show could only be descirbed as magical and entertaining. It was the way you expected to ring in the holiday's. Darlene sang all of her hits and brought the crowd to their feet when she sang "Baby Please Come Home" her hit song that was played for over 25 years on The Late Show with David Letterman. Who know's what she will have in store tonight when she hit's the stage at The Cabot. Don't miss out on this oppurtunity to see the woman who is the star in the documentry film "Fifty Feet from Stardom". The show takes place tonight starting at 8pm at The Cabot Center for Performing Art's in Beverly MA on Cabot st and tickets are still on sale at www.TheCabot.org.
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The North Shore Music Theatre's production of Monty Python's Spamalot was nothing but an epic entertainment marvel. The laughs didn't stop coming from the minute the King took the stage to the part when a little wall was almost to be built in Camalot and we were going to find out who was going to pay for it. I guess we can all thank #EllenPeterson from Beverly for being the keeper of the Holy Grail which was seated under section C101 thanks to a message from god. Be sure to checkout our amazing review of this production tomorrow only from Wood Media!
Boston, MA (September 15, 2016) – Citi Performing Arts Center, one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions and operator of Boston’s Wang and Shubert Theatres, today announced a multi-year naming sponsorship agreement with the Boch Family. As of November 1, 2016, the Center will conclude all operations under the name Citi Performing Arts Center and start doing business as the Boch Center. The new relationship with Ernie Boch, Jr. and the Boch Family will enhance the Center’s mission to host world-class entertainment, be a steward of historic venues, and provide critically important arts education programming to the community—all while strengthening the local economy.
“We are extremely proud to unite the legacies of two iconic families – the Wang family and the Boch family – through our new relationship with Ernie Boch, Jr.,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President & CEO of the Center. “Our commitment to providing free arts education to the community we serve will only be strengthened by Ernie’s own commitment to supporting music education programs through his Music Drives Us Foundation. We thank Citibank for its support over the last ten years, and look forward to continuing our role as the region’s leading performing arts organization for many years to come through our operations as the Boch Center.”
“My family has a long history in celebrating all genres of music and a great respect for the power of the performing arts. The Wang and Shubert are magnificent theatres with great historical value but it’s the programs they provide to the community that are truly inspiring. We’re deeply vested in the cultural and artistic vibrancy of Boston and I’m thrilled be a part of such an important legacy. My foundation, Music Drives Us, will work to support organizations to help keep music in our schools and communities. Together this is going to be an exciting collaboration with a common goal,” stated Ernie Boch, Jr, Pres & CEO of Boch Enterprises.
"The Citi Performing Arts Center has been a creative leader in Boston for decades, and the Wang and Shubert Theatres are two of our city’s most iconic venues,” said Mayor Walsh. “I would like to thank the Boch family, Joe Spaulding, and all partners involved for stepping up and investing in the Center and all of the work it does to present arts programming and provide free arts education initiatives. Arts and culture are what make this city so vibrant, and I look forward to continuing our work to further enhance Boston’s creative culture.”
About the Center – The Center, which includes the Wang and Shubert Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, comedy, dance, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiatives present the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historic Theatre District, the Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations; and, acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For more information, visit www.citicenter.org.
Tonight at Bill Hanney's North Shore Music Theatre the Broadway smash hit "Singing in the Rain" opens up to the public. The show will play at the theatre until August 28th and will sure have you singing it's great hits from you seat. Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s golden age. It’s 1927, and Don Lockwood and Lina LaMont are the toast of Tinseltown until “talkies” come on the scene. Of course, you remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film the greatest movie musical ever made. But have you seen it live? Join us as we make a big splash with this spectacular and romantic musical comedy. There will be wonderful singin’ and dancin’ and, yes, it really will rain onstage! Tickets for this show can be purchased at www.NSMT.org and be sure to check back with Wood Media as we will have a complete review of this amazing production!
New Orleans legend, Henri Smith, has brought the spirit and soul of New Orleans to New England through his music since he moved to Gloucester, MA over 10 years ago -- after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home. This summer, he has something very special for his North Shore fans: the debut of The New England NevilleBrothers (Charles Neville with his two sons: keyboardist Khalif and drummer Talyn) at a Summer Mardi Gras concert in Beverly, MA on Friday night August 19. The fully air-conditioned Vittori-Rocci Hall, fondly remembered by North Shore music fans for hosting summer dances for over 60 years, will host the hottest musical party of the summer featuring Grammy-Award winners Charles Neville (of the Neville Brothers) and Amadee Castenell (from HBO’s hit series Treme) with a nine-piece band led by vocalist Henri Smith and a special appearance by The New England Neville Brothers. As the late Allen Toussaint said, “Henri represents us very well everywhere … he does it with class and pizzazz and we love that!” On August 19th, Henri takes it to a new level by introducing the next generation of Neville Brothers to the North Shore for the very first time.
Reserved seats are $25 ($35 for the first 4 rows). There will be plenty of room for dancing with Henri Smith, Amadee Castenell, Charles Neville and the New England Neville Brothers during the traditional New Orleans Second line.
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This coming Friday night at the Historic Cabot Theatre The Blue’s Brothers Revue makes it debut in Beverly MA. The show, which will be hosted by Kevin “Mugs” McGonogle from North Shore 104.9. The show, which is presented, by Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and Musical Director Paul Shaffer will take the audience on a tour of Blue’s Brother’s music history. This live concert show combines the comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel, and soul music. Hear all of The Blues Brothers classics such as “Soul Man”, “Rubber Biscuit”, “Sweet Home Chicago”, “Rawhide” and “Gimme Some Lovin’”. It’s said that Jake, Elwood and the band hit the right balance of humor, music and mayham. Upbeat and uplifting, The Official Blues Brothers Revue is fun for all ages. Featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood. Wood Media will be there to bring you a complete review of this show and this experience. You can still however checkout the show live by visiting www.TheCabot.org.
Next Saturday June 18th, 2016 comedy make's it's return to Beverly Ma with the latest comedy show at The Cabot. Kathleen Madigan is one of the most respected comedians of her generation; over her 25 year career Madigan has performed on nearly every standup television show ever made: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and most recently in 2015 on the new The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and she recently filmed her fifth appearance on Ron White’s Salute To The Troops set to air in the spring of 2015 on CMT. She was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic and her third hour-long special, Madigan Again, which iTunes named one of the Best Comedy Albums of 2013, premiered exclusively on Netflix to rave reviews and is available on CD, DVD and download. She's released 5 CDs and 3 DVDs and starred in 1 Netflix special, 1 Showtime special, 2 HBO specials, 3 Comedy Central specials and 4 CMT Salute to the Troops specials with Ron White. For more information go to www.KathleenMadigan.com and follow Kathleen on Twitter -
To purchase tickets to this amazing show be sure to visit www.TheCabot.org.
The hit broadway sensation opens tonight at Bill Hanney's North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly Massachusetts. The show features headline recording artist and performer Shoshana Bean playing Fanny Brice. The show runs now through June 19th and tickets can be purchased at www.NSMT.org. Wood Media will be attending tonight's opening performance and will have a complete show review tomorrow on our are social platforms.
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Backstage in her dressing room at the New Amsterdam Theatre, where she is a reigning Ziegfeld star, Fanny Brice sits thoughtfully at her dressing table. Tonight Fanny’s mind is on something more important than the show. Her husband, Nick Arnstein, will be coming home after serving a prison sentence. Now she must make a decision about their future.
As she ponders her problem, the sights and sounds of her past come back to her. First, she remembers herself as a stagestruck teenager; awkward, unattractive but fiercely determined to get ahead in the theatre. Using her best efforts Fanny’s sharp-tongued but sympathetic mother tries to make her come to her senses, but Fanny continues to audition and get turned down. Finally Fanny overwhelms a vaudeville hoofer with her iron will to succeed and her unshakable self-confidence. He agrees to coach her in singing and dancing, and they spend time practicing routines. At last she is given a chance; of course she wows the audience.
Fanny is quickly smitten by Nick Arnstein, an elegant man, who has come to the theatre to pay off a gambling debt. She has little time for mooning over him because producer Florenz Ziegfeld has sent her a telegram offering her a spot in his current Follies. Fanny is a hit in her first Ziegfeld appearance, and Nick is coincidentally on hand to offer congratulations. He goes with Fanny to her mother’s opening night block party on Henry Street. Some months later they meet again. This time they’re in Baltimore and they enjoy a private dinner at an exclusive restaurant. That does it. Fanny cannot leave Nick ever again. At the railroad station where the Follies company is to board a train for Chicago and Nick one for New York, Fanny decides to leave the company and follow her love. She feels this is her one chance for happiness and is determined not to let anything stand in her way.
Fanny and Nick are married and move into a mansion on Long Island. During rehearsals of a new Follies, Nick approaches Ziegfeld backstage about investing money in a gambling casino he plans to build in Florida. Ziegfeld declines, but Fanny insists on putting up the necessary capital. Fanny’s opening night of the new show is ruined by Nick’s failure to appear. After the performance he comes to her dressing room and tells her that his casino venture has failed and she has lost her money.
She tries to treat the bad news lightly and not make Nick feel even worse, but Nick feels Fanny is making light of his ventures and complains that she treats him like a child. For the first time Fanny begins to have doubts about their relationship. Now she anonymously tries to put up money for him in another venture. But when he finds out about this, he becomes incensed; he is not comfortable being so dependent on his wife. Out of desperation he gets involved in a shady bond deal. Nick is soon arrested for embezzlement. Mrs. Brice makes her daughter take responsibility for her part in what has happened.
The final scene in Fanny’s dressing room is a continuation of the first scene in the play. Nick, just out of prison, enters. While they still love each other deeply, it is obvious that their marriage can only bring unhappiness to both of them. Reluctantly, but inevitably, they part. Fanny courageously resolves to get on with her life.
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