NW Indiana Concert Association / Munster
An Evening with Hal Linden Hal Linden spices up the stage with a dose of nostalgia and a dash of legendary star quality.
known for his portrayal of the police precinct captain in the hitWith
a 65-year career in the entertainment business, Hal Linden is best
television series, Barney
Miller, for which he earned multiple Golden Globe and Emmy
nominations. In 1957, he
made his Broadway debut in the musical Bells Are Ringing
opposite Judy Holliday and has continued to perform in more than 20
Broadway and off-Broadway productions including Pajama Game,
A Christmas Carol, Chicago and Cabaret.
In 1971, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical
for his role in The Rothschilds.
With a “National
Anthem of Rock and Roll” in their pockets, The Diamonds are more
than seasoned performers. They are classic rock ’n’ roll.
quartet rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16
Billboard hits including “The Stroll”
and the instant, million-selling hit “Little Darlin’”which
has sold approximately 20 million copies to date. The Diamonds have
learned that the durability of classic rock and roll music is as
much about the future as it is about the past. The newest quartet
members, playing saxophone and trombone joined with piano and drums,
continue to expand their audience by performing in a variety of
venues and touring Europe, South America, and Asia.
Three gold records…thirty-three appearances on American Bandstand…inductions into the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame…
If you miss a show – you’ll be missing rock ’n’ roll history!
rendition of “Danny Boy” that will melt your heart, Irish lyric
tenor Anthony Kearns has the ability to color each note with beauty
to perform as a founding-member of platinum-selling vocal sensation
“The Irish Tenors” and the winner of many Irish singing
festivals, including “Ireland's
Search for a Tenor” (1993), Kearns was recognized by the Irish
Music Association as the “Best Irish Tenor” in the US, UK and
European Union in 2010.
is also a notable opera performer, appearing in feature roles on
opera stages across Europe and North America.
| Dale Gonyea
At the age of
five, Dale Gonyea got up very early one morning and, without a
single lesson, spontaneously began playing the piano. His parents
were astonished because they did not have a piano. They decided he
either needed therapy or music lessons. Therapy was expensive, so
they bought a piano and a career was born.
Dale Gonyea uses the piano to springboard his unique brand of humor. He has written numerous songs for Disney and for stars like Bette Midler, Ray Stevens and Rich Little. He has earned an Emmy, a Clio nomination and his song-spoof, “I Need Your Help, Barry Manilow” was Grammy-nominated for Comedy Record of the Year. Televisionappearances include Evening at the Improv, TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes and special musical reporter on Entertainment Tonight.
Utilizing multi-media, audiences will be captivated this season with hearty laughter and song as Dale personalizes each performance with a taste of local character and spirit.
Lynch's Jazz 101 Jesse
Lynch is no stranger to Live On Stage.
He has played piano for popular veterans Daniel Rodriguez and
The American Tenors and has wowed audiences of his own playing
everything from Beethoven and Bop to free jazz and contemporary
With an extensive professional history as a vocal accompanist and coach, as well as a student of both jazz and classical performance, Jesse is a genre-defying musician with the ability and passion to take on any style of music. Joined on bass and drums, Jesse Lynch leads audiences on a journey through the evolution and history of jazz through music and multi-media presentation in his touring program Jesse Lynch’s Jazz 101.
This talented trio will crank up the heat on stage with explosive energy and electrifying technique in the sounds of Joplin, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats
Franc D'Ambrosio The
world’s longest running phantom is taking off his mask and heading
back in time!
Best known for his decade-long portrayal of the lead role in the Tony Award-winning musical, The Phantom of the Opera, Franc D’Ambrosio also sang the Academy Award-winning theme song, “Speak Softly Love” as the opera singing son of Al Pacino in Godfather III. He has studied under the late Luciano Pavarotti, was snagged by Barry Manilow to play the male lead in the pre-Broadway tour of Copacabana and he has earned two Grammy Considerations for Best Male Vocalist (1999) and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (2005).
This season Franc will showcase his newest creation, I'll Be seein' YOUZ...A Bronx Boys Musical Perspective of world War II featuring popular war songs from 1939-1946 and colorful stories from his Bronx, Italian family. With piano accompaniment, the show and its leading man will capture your heart and take you on a journey throughout history.
To sample the music click on the underlined links
|An evening with Hal Linden: Entertainment and timeless melodies. (more video)||
Monday, September 9, 2013
|The Diamonds: 50's and 60's Rock and Roll. (more video)||Sunday, October 13, 2013||2:00 pm|
|Anthony Kerns: Ireland's finest tenor. (more video)||Sunday, January 19, 2014||2:00pm|
|Dale Gonyea: Piano-based satirist.||Monday, March 3, 2014||7:30pm|
|Jessie Lynch's Jazz 101: Everything from Beethoven and Bop to free jazz and contemporary compositions. (more video)||Friday, March 14, 2014||7:30pm|
|Franc D'Ambrosio: A Bronx Boys Musical Perspective of World War II. (more audio - click Preview all songs)||Saturday, April 5, 2014||7:30pm|
2013-2014 Season Subscription
6 Munster concerts plus reciprocity concerts at surrounding associations.
|1 Adult||$65.00||+ family (school age children) $15.00||=$80.00|
|2 Adults||$130.00||+ family (school age children) $15.00||=$145.00|
is an exceptional value!
Family subscriptions are for school-age children up through
Junior in High School only.
1 Full-time University student $40.00
Single tickets are sold the night of the performance for $25.00.
Tell the usher at the door that you want to buy a ticket and then go
to the table in the lobby. The single tickets are sold 10
minutes before the show starts to insure that our season subscribers
get a seat. Having said that, we have never turned anyone away.
Contact for information:
|Christine Small||Babs Zandstra|
"The mission of NWICA/Munster is to offer
to every man, woman and child in this country,
the opportunity to experience the magic of live performance at
an affordable cost."
Babs Zandstra, President
Christine Small, Vice President/Membership
Deanna Wasserman, Vice President/Staging
Mary Ann Wiltfong, Vice President/Publicity
Johine Ignelzi, Secretary
Bob Olson, Treasurer
Arlene Dickover, President Emeritus
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