BIG BAND ORCHESTRA, SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEW EXHIBIT, DINNER, DANCING
AND APPEARANCE BY ‘60S LEGEND CONNIE FRANCIS
PLANNED FOR NOVEMBER 17 WICK COSTUME MUSEUM GALA
BOCA RATON, FL: In support of the mission of preserving The Wick’s historic costume collection, plans for the annual Costume Museum Gala have been set in motion, promising a fabulous evening of 1950s and 1960s nostalgia, gourmet dining, music and dancing, a special appearance by Lucille Ball impersonator Jim Buff, plus a book signing by superstar singer Connie Francis, Saturday, November 17, starting at 6 p.m.
First, Museum Curator Kimberly Wick treats attendees to a sneak preview of Those Were The Days: A Celebration of ’50s and ’60s Fashion, Pop Culture and Broadway in the Costume Museum starting at 6 p.m. Included in this one-of-a-kind exhibit are rare items worn by superstars and pop culture icons including Barbra Streisand, Carol Channing, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Milton Berle and cast members of Rowan & Martin’sLaugh-In.
At 6:30 p.m., after the exhibition preview, attendees will enjoy complimentary champagne in the Wick Theatre’s Countess Lobby as they meet a legendary singing superstar of the era, Miss Connie Francis, famous for her chart-topping hits “Who’s Sorry Now” and “Lipstick On Your Collar” as well as films including the classic Where The Boys Are (1960). Miss Francis will be autographing copies of her latest book Among My Souvenirs: The Real Story Vol. 1in the Wick Lobby.
Then partygoers will then be treated to an elegant sit-down Surf & Turf dinner under the sparkling chandeliers of the Countess Lobby, with cuisine provided by the Wick’s gourmet chefs.
Inside the theatre at 8 p.m., Josh Miles and his 10-piece Good Times Band will get the joint jumping and evoke the spirit of the 1950s and 1960s with a lineup of rousing crowd-pleasers from Glenn Miller to Aretha Franklin. After the performance, attendees will return to the Wick Theatre Lobby to partake in dessert, coffee or tea, and dancing to a quartet of Good Times Band musicians.
Our holiday show, ANNIE, will star Sally Struthers as “Miss Hannigan”, the devilish headmistress of the Girls Orphanage. Fun for the entire family, ANNIE tells the heartwarming tale of Little Orphan Annie, who stole the heart of a lonely millionaire. ANNIE features a terrific score with classics songs such as “TOMORROW” and “EASY STREET”, all accompanied by a LIVE orchestra.
“If you liked Million Dollar Quartet, you’ll LOVE Rock Baby Rock!” says co-creator and star Lance Lipinsky of Rock Baby Rock™.
FUNNY GIRL is the musical biography of the legendary Fanny Brice and her tempestuous love affair with gambler Nicky Arnstein. The stellar score was written by Jules Styne and features such hits as “DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE”, “I’M THE GREATEST STAR” and the timeless ballad, “PEOPLE”.
From the mind of Chris Rupp, founder of Home Free and the “Chris Rupp Project,” comes a brand new vocal quartet that is ready to forge a new identity in the music world. Each member has a unique musical and performance background, allowing for exciting possibilities. Combining elements of pop, swing, rockabilly, country, and much more, 7th Ave is aiming to reinvent and uproot the standard definitions of all of those genres through our innovative arrangements and fun music videos.
CRAZY FOR YOU won the 1992 Tony for Best Musical and it is one of the most entertaining shows of all time. Featuring show-stopping musical numbers, fabulous songs and a tender though hilarious plot revolving a love triangle, this romantic comedy is truly timeless. With a score by the Gershwins, who could ask for anything more?
“Always…Patsy Cline” is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy’ unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all. The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”
“It’s Never Too Late To Make Dreams Come True”
Meet Nadine Glass, a New York copyright attorney, who has lived a life of unrealized dreams. Now retired and feeling very alone, Nadine reluctantly agrees to join her friend in Boca for the season. Journey with Nadine as she suddenly finds herself on a path that changes her life.
Written by Boca Residents:
Music & Lyrics by Richard Peshkin
Book by Bonnie Logan
THIS MUSICAL PRESENTATION IS NOT A WICK THEATRE PRODUCTION AND PRESENTED BY AN LOCALLY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION COMPANY.