Oct 13, 2011
Exclusive, Unique Collaborative Performances from the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra, Post-Meridian Radio Players, Deborah Henson-Conant, Gary Cherone’s Slip Kid, Others to Transform and Electrify Regent Theatre Stage this Fall Season
Metro-Boston’s historic, intimate Regent Theatre “Arlington’s Show Place of Entertainment” since 1916, will celebrate its 95th anniversary this fall with a spectacular six weeks of live stage performances harkening back to its origins as an E.M. Loews vaudeville house—while showcasing a contemporary, if not futuristic, 21st century entertainment experience. A GRAMMY-nominated musician (the “Jimi Hendrix of the electric harp”) sits in with a “take no prisoners” rock orchestra, which, in turn, accompanies a dynamic troupe recreating a Boston radio show from the mid-20th century. A juggling duo wows passersby on Mass. Ave. and lures them into the Regent to see what wild performance awaits them within. One of Boston’s premiere rock stars of the past 20 years takes the Regent stage by storm with a rarely performed, sensational tribute to one of the most esteemed British bands of our time. In the open space beneath the Regent, a rock ‘n’ roll flea market beckons merchants and collectors alike… This is just a taste of what audiences will witness at the “Regent Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus” this October and November…
ULTRASONIC ROCK ORCHESTRA / URO (Reserved Seats: $20)
The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra features 14 singers and instrumentalists bringing the often heard but rarely performed crown jewels of classic rock to vivid life – the revered music of Queen, David Bowie, The Beatles and The Who, and Led Zeppelin. The URO performs an audacious, fist in the air salute to the glorious heyday of epic rock these iconic rock bands and their signature epic anthems. Video and more can be found at http://www.urorocks.com.
POST-MERIDIAN RADIO PLAYERS (General Admission: $20)
The Post-Meridian Radio Players bring to the Regent stage the ‘Big Broadcast of 1954,” a live radio drama featuring The Frank Cyrano Byfar Hour and an original adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This year’s Big Broadcast is the premiere of the national Sleepy Hollow: Ride Across America project, presenting versions of the legendary Washington Irving tale in four different cities Halloween weekend. See bb1954.pmrp.org and http://www.sleepyhollow2011.com for more information.
DEBORAH HENSON-CONANT (General Admission: $22 advance ($25 day of show); $15 Students/Seniors; $50 VIP)
The world’s foremost electric harpist, Deborah Henson-Conant is a Grammy-Nominated performer, composer and songwriter. She’s known for her renegade image, evocative singing voice, and shows that fuse music, stories and humor. She’s revolutionized the elite concert harp into a 32-string strap-on ‘street-harp.’ Her music swings from Blues to Flamenco, in songs that range from full-out bluesy to heart-wrenching ballad. She culminates a month long national tour with her appearances in the Circus. http://www.hipharp.com
GARY CHERONE’S SLIP KID (Reserved Seats: $35/Preferred / 1st 10 Rows; $25 Rest of Orchestra & Balcony)
SLIP KID is not just another WHO tribute/cover band, nor does it try to impersonate the venerable British band—it’s a truly inspired celebration of the music and live performance of THE WHO, capturing its power and raw emotional energy. Slip Kid is the brainchild of brothers Markus Cherone on guitar and Gary Cherone (of the multi-platinum band EXTREME and one-time Van Halen vocalist) on lead vocals, along with other veterans of the Boston music scene singer-songwriter Paul Mangone on bass, Dana Spellman on drums, and Jeff Calder on keyboards and programming. http://www.slipkidband.com.
The “Regent Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus” will be held October 14 through November 20, 2011 at the historic Regent Theatre, “Arlington’s Show Place of Entertainment.” Located at 7 Medford St. in Arlington Center (off of Mass Ave)—minutes from Cambridge and Boston—the Regent is MBTA and handicap accessible with free parking across the street. For tickets and info call 781-646-4849 or visit regenttheatre.com
Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra/URO Schedule (all shows at 8pm):
Friday October 14th – Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus Media Preview Night
Saturday October 15th – Opening Night—All Beatles set w/Abbey Road!
Saturday October 22nd - Bowie/Queen/Zeppelin Extravaganza!
Saturday October 29th - URO unplugged + post-acoustic rock!
Saturday November 5th - All Beatles Encore!
Friday November 11th - Deborah Henson-Conant’s 11/11/11 Show!
Saturday November 12th - Bowie/Queen/Zeppelin Extravaganza!
Friday November 18th - The Penultimate Circus Performance!
Saturday November 19th - with Gary Cherone’s Slip Kid!
Sunday November 20th - Circus Grand Finale! 4pm Matinee with Surprise Guests!
Post-Meridian Radio Players: “The Big Broadcast of 1954”
Wednesday - Oct. 19th - 8:00pm
Thursday - Oct. 20th - 8:00pm
Friday - Oct. 21st - 8:00pm
Thursday - Oct. 27th - 8:00pm
Friday - Oct. 28th - 8:00pm
Sunday - Oct. 30th - 8:00pm