Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. presents the second season of Nite Spot Nights at the Center for the Arts on Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford. All performances were sold out last year and we expect to do the same this coming season!
Nite Spot Nights offers six ‘night club’ style evenings of entertainment. Evoking the feeling of New York City cabaret rooms, the series is a varied collection of musical performances by some of the city’s hottest acts. To enhance the experience, the Center for the Arts will be set with tables and chairs inviting patrons to bring along the food and drink of their choice.
“We are very excited to be working with Pantochino in welcoming such amazing talent to Milford. You no longer have to head to the city, we are bringing the city to you!”, said executive director Paige Miglio. “This is the perfect program to expand what we offer,” said Bert Bernardi of Pantochino. “We love bringing something unique and different to our audiences—it’s what we do,” he added.
All performances start at 8 pm, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $30 for all shows.
For tickets, go to http://milfordarts.org/about-us/tickets/ or call 203-878-6647 (Tuesday- Friday, 10- 5 pm)
Natalie Douglas sings “The Nat Pack”
Celebrating the talents of Nat “King” Cole, Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joe Williams and many more!
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 pm.
Called, “a true force of nature,” and “in a league of her own,” by Clive Davis of The Times (UK) in his TWO five-star reviews of two different London appearances, Natalie Douglas is a Nightlife, Backstage Bistro & seven-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award Winner and recipient of the Margaret Whiting Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation. Natalie’s portrait also hangs on the legendary Birdland Jazz Club Wall of Fame.
Her performances have brought crowds to their feet across the U.S. (Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Café Carlyle, Herbst Theatre, Thalian Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room) and the world (The UK, Germany, Montenegro, Greece, Corsica, Argentina and Mexico) with many different concerts featuring tributes to Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Nat King Cole and Dolly Parton as well as shows about Cafe Society, the music of the 70’s and 80’s, songs of various civil rights movements and gospel influenced jazz and blues. For more information on Natalie Douglas, go to www.nataliedouglas.com.
Gin Fizz brings you the sparkling sounds of the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s. From hot jazz to sultry ballads to
French swing, Gin Fizz plays these vintage gems with hip, youthful exuberance, while capturing the
romance and sophistication of a bygone era. This band of virtuoso musicians is sure to delight music
lovers both young and old with their warm and vibrant renditions of these captivating tunes.
For more information to listen to Gin Fizz Band, go to www.ginfizznyc.com.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8 pm
Raissa is best known for playing “Christine Daae” in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway, and for her leading roles in the First National Tours of CATS and PARADE. She is a multiple award winning headliner at Feinsteins, The Metropolitan Room and Laurie Beechman Theatre. These critically acclaimed appearances have made her one of NYC’s most sought after guest stars at many of Manhattan’s prestigious venues including: Town Hall, The Cabaret Convention at Lincoln Center, 54 Below, The Iridium, The Supper Club, The Rainbow Room, The Oak Room at the Algonquin and Radio City Music Hall.
“A tart-tongued commentator on modern life, her theatrical soprano is an effective vehicle for witty story telling.” – NY Times
Kenneth performed in the National Tour of THE MUSIC MAN. He has also performed internationally on a Live BBC Broadway of SIMPLY SONDHEIM and throughout Ireland in A NEW YORK SONGBOOK: WAY OFF BROADWAY. Kenneth has appeared as both a singer and a pianist in the countries finest concert halls. Gartman’s work in cabaret garnered nominations for Best Music Director and Best Male Debut in the 2012 Broadway World New York Cabaret Awards.
“Gartman has the vocal power of a Broadway star with the nuance of a cabaret singer who knows how to connect with an audience in a smaller venue.” – Broadwayworld.com