CLEARWATER - Known for their unique style and modern “Rat Pack” persona, Under the Streetlamp brings the American radio songbook to a whole new level in their second television special for PBS.
The show comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $50, $45, $35 and $25. $100 Dinner Package includes a premium seat, pre-show dinner and a voucher for free valet parking. Visit www.rutheckerdhall.com or call the box office at 727-791-7400.
With the mantra “retro never sounded so now,” these four extremely talented and charismatic former cast member of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys provide an electrifying concert produced at the renowned Chicagoland’s Star Plaza Theater. Under the Streetlamp: Let The Good Times Roll is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning this month.
Backed by an outstanding ten-piece band, singers Michael Ingersoll, Shonn Wiley, Michael Cunio and Christopher Kale Jones bring these classic hits back to the millions of fans who fell in love with this music in the first place.
The show includes classic hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s with the perfect balance of tender ballads and uptempo classics, all done with the same signature harmonies and slick dance moves that have made them irresistible. The title of this program Let the Good Times Roll says it all. Of course, no Streetlamp show would be complete without a musical tribute to “Jersey Boy” Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
The next generation of a cappella entertainment, Gentleman’s Rule, takes this unique style of music to a whole new level in their first television special for PBS. From the creator of Straight No Chaser and the producer and manager of Under the Streetlamp, Gentleman’s Rule exudes youth, energy and incredible harmonies in a concert performance that brought down the house at Chicagoland’s prestigious Star Plaza Theatre.
Gentleman’s Rule blends their youthful style and outstanding vocals with timeless classics and contemporary hits. Their diverse music selections include songs by the legendary Manhattans, Bill Withers, the Rolling Stones, Rascal Flatts and the Spencer Davis Band, just to name a few. Whether the music is classic 60s, 70s or contemporary hits, Gentleman’s Rule applies their unique harmonies to create a “wow” factor unlike any other a cappella group.
The eight versatile and individually talented vocalists in Gentleman’s Rule are Will Lockhart, Brent Mann, Luke Mechlin, Holland Nightenhelser, Jasper Smith, Jesse Townes, Andrew Morstein and TJ Breen. Based out of Chicago, the group is signed to Arena Child Records and released their first album, Act Accordingly in 2012.
The release coincided with a two-week run at Chicago’s acclaimed Royal George Theater, followed by a national tour supporting Under the Streetlamp. Both the album and live performances have been met with high praise from audiences and critics alike. “They are phenomenal,” said Dan Richards from superstation WGN-TV in Chicago. Showbiz Chicago hails Gentleman’s Rule for “incredibly precise and lush harmonies” and Theatremania urges “Don't miss this amazing singing sensation.”