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    What’s Up At Uptown! In February & March

    There is a whole new lineup of great events at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center for the winter season including signature concerts and performances. Don’t miss your chance to experience the incredible showmanship and theatrical talent right here in the West Chester community.

     

    Here is the events list for February and March! Check out the website to get tickets to the below performances.

     

    Event: Opera Tutti Presents “The True Story of Cinderella”

    When: Sunday, February 3, 2019 2pm

    About: Take an operatic romp through this slightly fractured fairy tale! Performed annually to an almost cult following at Westminster Choir College, The True Story of Cinderella is a comic, oratorio style, mini opera. The composer, the late Warren Martin was a beloved professor at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.

     

    Event: Curtis On Tour Vocal Program “American Songbook”

    When: Saturday, February 9, 2019 7pm

    About: Grounded in the school’s “learn by doing” philosophy, it offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. Since the program was established in 2008, students, faculty, and alumni have performed more than 300 concerts in over 90 cities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Curtis on Tour is the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music.

     

    Event: Live the Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys

    When: Monday, February 11, 2019 6pm

    About: Join us for a fundraising event and screening of the award-winning documentary Live The Stream: The Story of Joe Humphreys. Includes hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, merchandise, raffles, and meet & greet after the film with Joe Humphreys. Trout streams are fountains of youth for 87-year-old Joe Humphreys: a man who was born to fly fish, lives to teach, and strives to pass on a respect for our local waters. Far more than a fly fishing film, this character story about the one-of-a-kind Joe Humphreys is an emotional and powerful narrative about aging, family, friendships, and the power of positive influence, told by a man who has followed his calling for an entire lifetime.

     

    Event: Dueling Pianos

    When: Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:30-10pm & Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:30-10pm

    About: Dueling Pianos at Uptown! features a new duo of talented and entertaining pianists every month. Audience driven, it’s never the same show twice!

     

    Event: Jazz Cocktail Hour: Paula Johns Presents “The Look Of Love” – A Tribute to Burt Bacharach & Dionne Warwick

    When: Friday, February 15, 2019 7pm

    About: You’ll hear songs like, Alfie, What the World Needs Now, Valley of the Dolls, The Look of Love, I Say A Little Prayer, and many other familiar and not so familiar songs. We’ll recount the relationships between Burt Bacharach & Dionne Warwick, as well as Dusty Springfield, Streisand, Marlene Dietrich, Elvis Costello & many other singers he worked with throughout his amazing career that ran from the late 1950s through the 2000s, many in collaboration with popular lyricist Hal David.

     

    Event: Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019 – Animation & Live Action Categories

    When: Saturday, February 16, 2019 3pm

    About: Back again, and better than ever! This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.

     

    Event: Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019 – Documentary Category

    When: Sunday, February 17, 2019 2pm

    About: Back again, and better than ever! This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.

     

    Event: Speaker Series: From Radical Homemaker to Radical Entrepreneur with Shannon Hayes

    When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:30pm

    About: Author, speaker, business owner, blogger and farmer – Shannon Hayes presents a thoughtful and impassioned view on what it means to live well from her new, yet to be published book. “The Radical Entrepreneur: a guide for surviving and thriving in a new economy – where family, community and planet matter” is her seventh published book. Combining domesticity, love of community and entrepreneurial fire, Shannon has fueled a world worth living in and hearing about.

     

    Event: Blues N’ Brews at Uptown! Featuring Victory Brewing Company

    When: Friday, February 22, 2019 6:30-10pm

    About: Back by popular demand! Each ticket gets you: Souvenir “Blues N’ Brews at Uptown!” cup, raffle entry for giveaways at the event, craft beer all night, (1) water, (1) soda, and entry to see all musical acts. Don’t miss out on an action packed night with tons of beer, blues, friends, and fun!

     

    Event: World Cafe Live Presents Live At The Fillmore – The Definitive Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band

    When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 7pm

    About: Live at The Fillmore has become the most popular and best known tribute to the original Allman Brothers Band. Great attention is paid to recreating the music with an unparalleled degree of authenticity. The band has been chosen as featured performer on next year’s Time Life Southern Rock Cruise and received rave reviews for their Spring 2017 performance on national TV as part of Axs TV’s World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.

     

    Event: Mid-Winter Pops! with the Chester County Youth Orchestra

    When: Sunday, February 24, 2019 3pm

    About: The Chester County Youth Orchestra is proud to present its Third Annual Mid-Winter Pops! Concert. The orchestra will perform music from stage and screen, including music from Star Wars, Wicked, and more!

     

    Event: Better Than Bacon Improv Comedy

    When: Friday, March 8, 2019 7:30pm

    About: Better Than Bacon performs in completely unscripted improvisational games, which are all driven by YOUR suggestions and interactions. Every word and every action is completely made up on-the-spot…it is never the same show twice!

     

    Event: Kenny White at Uptown!

    When: Friday, March 15, 2019 7:30pm

    About: Hailed by reviewers from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle for his “thrilling” and “unique” piano playing, Kenny White is a talented singer/songwriter and a successful NYC-based record producer. He has written, performed, and produced music for hundreds of TV and radio commercials as well as film soundtracks, and has worked with stars like Keith Richards, Merle Haggard, and Linda Ronstadt.

     

    Event: Follow Your Dreams – Second Annual WC Studio Children’s Gala

    When: Saturday, March 16, 2019 1-4pm

    About: The WC Studio second annual Children’s Gala will include performances by the Professional Youth Program, Uptown Singers, West Chester Studio Singers, Broadway Kids Cabaret and Broadway Kiddos. In addition, guests are invited to enjoy a reception and silent auction while their children attend theatre games hosted by our professional theatre staff.

     

    Event: The Celtic Tenors

    When: Sunday, March 17, 2019 2pm & 7pm

    About: The charismatic, globe trotting trio are the most successful classical crossover act to emerge from Ireland. They just sing songs they love, and they most certainly don’t take themselves too seriously. It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. The Celtic Tenors will perform songs such as Danny Boy, You Raise Me Up, Nessum Dorma, and other such favorites.

     

    Event: Speaker Series: Who am I now that I’m not who I was? with Julie May

    When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:30pm

    About: Julie May (singer, actor, director) and friends in celebration of her life and performance (including songs from 25+ years of performances in the Greater Delaware Valley). Anyone can be a star! It’s never too late to start.

     

    Event: Jazz Cocktail Hour: Mike Boone Quartet with Jazz prodigy Mekhi Boone

    When: Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:30pm

    About: Bassist Mike Boone’s jazz story began when he was just eight years old. After attending the finest schools of music, touring with legendary performers like Buddy Rich and Ben Vereen, and recording with many more, he settled into the Philadelphia jazz scene. Here, he plays with luminaries such as saxophonist Tony Williams, pianist Trudy Pitts, WCU’s John Swana as well as pride and joy, jazz prodigy and son, drummer Mekhi Boone. He teaches at Temple University and frequently tours with Ben Vereen and Jazz Organist, Joey DeFrancesco.

     

    Event: RTC Presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    When: Friday, March 29, 2019 – Sunday, April 14, 2019

    About: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards.

    Browse the website to get tickets to the above performances!