Opera House announces 2012-13 season
SANDWICH — The Sandwich Opera House invites everyone to experience the music, the drama, the comedy, the intimacy, the intensity and the excellence of 12 live performances in the 2012-13 season.
Opening the season on Saturday, Sept. 22 will be the Daryl Stuermer Duo. Daryl, the lead guitarist for Genesis and Phil Collins, creates the signature sound of their mega hits.
Oct. 6 brings the return of The Boogie Woogie Kid to the Opera House stage. Matthew Ball is one of Detroit’s finest blues and boogie woogie pianists and the only pupil of the legendary Bob Seeley.
From oldies to country, originals, Irish, traditional, bluegrass and old-time music, The Redhead Express and the Walker Family will delight the audience with tight harmonies and hard-driving instrumentals in their unique acoustic sound on Sunday, Nov. 4.
The Neverly Brothers bridge the gap between ’50s rockabilly and the early British Invasion on a retro-sonic joyride from Memphis to Liverpool and back on Nov. 10.
Along with the first-wave British Invasion bands, The Siegel-Schwall Band instrumental in The Great Blues Revival of the ’60s will take the stage on Jan. 19.
Performing jazz, bluegrass, swing, folk music and blues, vocal and instrumental music that resonates in the spirit of Django with a cooler edge will be Jimmy and the Swingers on Feb. 2.
Don’t miss The Spencer’s Theatre of Illusion featuring Kevin and Cindy Spencer in a high-tech stage show with special effects, cutting-edge illusions and knee-slapping comedy on Feb. 23.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 with the return of the Switchback Duo performing American roots and Celtic soul on bass guitar, mandolin, and lead guitar, vocals, percussion and a Celtic dancer.
The Walk Down Memory Lane series features a Patsy Cline and Buddy Holly tribute on March 9; The Voice of Elvis on April 6; Welcome to Minnesotaville with the super surfing hits of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s on April 20 and the legendary Diamonds on May 11.
Programs presented by the Opera House are supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Bob and the Beachcombers are also supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding from the Illinois Arts Council, General Mills Foundation and Land O’Lakes Foundation.
Season tickets are on sale. Packages include two tickets to all 12 shows for $500, Pick 8 for $350 or Pick 4 for $200 and include a $50 membership. Individual tickets for Patsy Cline and Buddy Holly Tribute, The Voice of Elvis, Bob and the Beachcombers and The Diamonds are $25 each unless purchased as part of a series package. Individual tickets for remaining performances are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65 and older, and $15 for students
Phone 815-786-2555 to order tickets or request a season brochure, or stop in at 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich, from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Sandwich Opera House office will be closed the week of the Sandwich Fair, Sept. 3 through 7.
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