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Aretha Franklin

6/24/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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Don't miss opening night 2017 as The Queen sings in the season with soul. For six decades, Aretha Franklin has been a beacon of creative originality, winning no less than 18 Grammy Awards. She is revered and loved with a passion reserved only for the immortals. She is considered the great voice of her people. And those people --black and white, European and Asian, Latin and African --all acknowledge her royalty and permanent place in this planet's cultural history. "There are singers," said Ray Charles, "then there is Aretha."
www.arethafranklin.net


Jay Leno

6/24/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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As an acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children's book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist...Jay Leno is widely characterized as "the hardest working man in show business."


Ailey II: Revelations

6/26/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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Ailey II begins its residency with a program built around Alvin Ailey's masterpiece, Revelations. Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, this cultural treasure fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul. Since its premiere in 1960, the ballet has been performed around the globe, transcending barriers of faith and nationality. Join us as Ailey II opens the Chautauqua season and helps us serve our mission to explore the best in human values.


The Hot Sardines

6/27/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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Tue. June 27th, 2017 08:15pm
General Admission Tickets remain on sale until showtime. Online sales are no longer available. Call 716-357-6250 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The walk-up window is open until 11:00 p.m.


Music first made famous decades ago comes alive through The Hot Sardines brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from chanteuse Elizabeth Bougerol, who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. The Hot Sardines have been featured at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival, and boast more than 150 tour dates from Chicago to London. Singing from their new album, French Fries & Champagne, the jazz collective comes to Chautauqua with a mix of covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. https://hotsardines.com/


Ailey II: New Works

6/28/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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Universally renowned Ailey II will capture audiences with this stunning new works program that will feature Bridget L. Moore's Sketches of Flames. Moore fuses flamenco influences with her African-American and contemporary aesthetic to create a rapturous ensemble work. Set to a series of passionate folk songs and drawing upon the writings of Federico Garcia Lorca and others, each section of this eight-part work depicts a different facet of the joys and sorrows of love.


Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Opening Night"

6/29/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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Rossen Milanov, conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano


The Doo Wop Project

6/30/2017 - 08:15pm

Venue: Amphitheater

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Having debuted at Chautauqua in 2015, The Doo Wop Project is back by popular demand! This a cappella group from NYC begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Featuring current and former stars of Broadway's smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate  and in some cases entirely reimagine  some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history.
www.thedoowopproject.com


Noises Off

6/30/2017 - 7/16/2017

Venue: Bratton Theater

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Fri. June 30th, 2017 08:00pm:
General Admission Tickets are limited. Please purchase by phone, (716) 357-6250 or walk-up.

Sun. July 2nd, 2017 08:00pm:
General Admission for this show is sold out.

Sun. July 16th, 2017 02:15pm:
General Admission Tickets are limited. Please purchase by phone, (716) 357-6250 or walk-up.


By Michael Frayn
Directed by TBD
Michael Frayn's Noises Off is a roller-coaster, side-splittingly funny look at theatre -- both onstage and off -- as a hapless troupe of actors attempt to mount a dreadful, ill-fated farce of a play. From the disastrous dress rehearsal as the cast fumbles entrances, exits and bothersome props, to the final performance of missed cues and forgotten lines, Noises Off will have you roaring with laughter as the cast's collective sanity slowly unravels. New York Times critic Frank Rich called it, "the funniest play written in my lifetime."