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Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

Saturday, September 24, 8 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall


Alan Cumming Actor, singer, author and activist Alan Cumming brings his smash hit stage show, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, to the Fine Arts Center. An iconic performer on stage and screen, Cumming played Eli Gold on CBS's The Good Wife, stole the show as the Tony Award-winning Emcee in Cabaret, and currently hosts PBS's Masterpiece Mystery. Backed by a duo of musicians, he'll perform his favorite covers along with some pretty amazing stories. Join us in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. for our opening party with desserts and cash bar.


Ticket Prices
$75, $70, $30; Five College Student & Youth 17 and Under: $30, $25, $20; Five College Faculty & Staff: Please call the Box Office (413-545-2511).

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Bio:
Alan Cumming is an actor and activist beyond eclectic and according to the New York Times ‘a bawdy countercultural sprite’; Time Magazine named him one of the most fun people in show business; He played political maverick Eli Gold on CBS’s The Good Wife, for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Satellite award nominations and recently finished his Tony Award-winning role of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret.  Alan’s diverse career has found him performing at venues around the globe including the Sydney Opera House; making back to back films with Stanley Kubrick and The Spice Girls; directing and starring in a musical condom commercial; creating voices of a Smurf, a goat and Hitler; entering upside down and suspended by his ankles in a Greek tragedy (in the National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae); and recording an award-winning album of songs (plus a dance remix).  
Alan is also Host of PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery and appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime's Web Therapy. Alan has written for The NY Times, Newsweek, Harpers Bazaar, Out, Globe and Mail, and two books; Tommy’s Tale and his NY Times Best Selling memoir, Not My Father's Son.  A tireless champion for LGBT civil rights and HIV/AIDS, Alan serves on the Board of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and works closely with amfAR, The Trevor Project and the Ali Forney Center to name but a few. In 2009, Alan was made an OBE in the Queen's Honors List and by his homeland, Scotland, for which he was a vocal supporter of the YES for independence campaign; he has been awarded the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards, as well as recently having his portrait unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

 

Nothing, however, prepared me for the emotional firestorm that Mr. Cumming detonated at Tuesday’s opening-night performance of his nightclub show “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs,” at Café Carlyle.  – Steven Holden, The New York Times


The actor brought a hedonistic vibe to the swanky Upper East Side venue, covering songs from Noël Coward to Miley Cyrus – Kayla Epstien, The Guardian


Once
ONCE

Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall


Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go.

 


Jelly & George: Celebrating the Music of Jelly Roll Morton and George Gershwin

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Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall


Timeless classics are elevated by modern masters when acclaimed pianist Aaron Diehl and Grammy-winning vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant revisit and revitalize the works of jazz piano greats George Gershwin and Jelly Roll Morton. Combining lesser-known works with new arrangements, the duo's energetic interpretations celebrate a musical lineage that spans a century. With shades of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, Salvant burst onto the scene when she won the 2010 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition at only 21.

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