Summers at the Majestic may be even busier than our subscription season, with concerts, plays, open mic nights, children's theater, and the newly-added improv nights. View our schedule below, and then call our box office for tickets!
BRAD SHEPARD with Chums & Surprises
July 7 (Thursday) - 7:30 PM
"This Could Be The Start of Something Big" as radio talk show host, vocalist, and actor Brad is teamed with noted pianist and composer Michael Rheault and musical theater stage stars Matthew Jaquith, Amanda Laureen Davis, and surprises. The evening will highlight some "American Songbook" favorites and feature audience participation selections. Experience an evening of song and entertainment like no other. Tickets $16 and $18
JIMMY MAZZ - Live!
July 8 (Friday) - 8:00 PM
Jimmy Mazz returns to the Majestic with a new Vegas-inspired show: a non-stop musical journey of everyone's favorite songs from the 1940s to today. He'll warm your heart with beautiful ballads and rock your socks off with his favorite selections from the Billboard 100. A Jimmy Mazz show is high energy and the ultimate entertainment! Tickets $21 and $23
A BEACH BOYS Tribute
July 9 (Saturday) - 8:00 PM
Back by overwhelming demand, The Driftwoods return with a very special concert marking this year's 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys. The show features a medley from the Beach Boys' iconic "Pet Sounds" album along with many of their great favorites. Come on and catch a wave! Tickets $21 and $23
BRIEFCASE FULL OF BLUES
July 10 (Sunday) - 7:00 PM
They are the best Blues Brothers tribute band in New England and they're back at the Majestic for another great night of music featuring a crack rhythm section, a kickin' horn section, and - of course! - Fake Jake and Phony Elwood. Tickets $14 and $16
BRAINSTORMING with Rory Raven
July 14 (Thursday) - 7:30 PM
This will be an evening that amazes you! Rory Raven is a Master Mentalist and he's returning to the Majestic to read minds, bend spoons, and "test the powers" of volunteers from the audience. Rory has entertained and mystified audiences around the world and Brainstorming is the kind of show that will leave you talking about it for the rest of your life! Tickets $12 and $14
A RAY OF ELVIS
July 15 (Friday) - 8:ooPM
July 16 (Saturday) - 8:00PM
July 17 (Sunday) - 2 :00PM
It wouldn't be Summer at the Majestic without Ray Guillemette Jr. and the Memphis Jam bringing their multiple award-winning, high energy tribute show to our stage. Even Graceland has acknowledged Ray as one of their ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists! Tickets $19 and $21
FRANK MANZI - LOOSE SPRINGSTEEN
July 21 (Thursday) - 7:30 PM
A high energy, electric night of Bruce Springsteen covers performed by local favorite Frank Manzi and a band of seasoned veterans. If you love The Boss, you won't want to miss this special show! Tickets $13 and $15
JEFF PITCHELL with TEXAS FLOOD
& EIGHT TO THE BAR
July 22 (Friday) - 8:00 PM
Jeff Pitchell is one of the hottest guitar slingers in New England, and along with his band Texas Flood, blisters the paint off the walls here at the Majestic every summer. This year, Jeff is teaming up with Eight to the Bar, named Hartford Magazine's Best Live Band, whose outlandish costumes and choreography only add to their special blend of 40s jazz and swing, and 50s jump blues. This will be a great night of music! Tickets $23 and $25
July 23 (Saturday) - 8:00 PM
It's a summer tradition here at the Majestic to have Joe Canata and the Memories perform our favorite doo-wop hits from the 50s and 60s. The songs are memorable, the vocals are great, and Joe gives us the amazing history behind each of these songs. Tickets $20 and $22
Messages from the Other Side
July 24 (Sunday) - 2:00 PM
It's a "first" for the Majestic: an evening of Spirit connections with Psychic and Spirit Medium Lisa Lanno, who guides an interactive and emotionally-charged program devoted to connecting audience members with their family and friends on the Other Side. Tickets $13 and $15
MCT Gives Back: VAN FARRIER Tribute Concert
July 28 (Thursday) - 7:30 PM
The actors from the past six years of the Majestic Children's Theater return to our stage for a benefit concert honoring the late Van Farrier, who was both teacher and mentor to all of them. A portion of the proceeds go to the Van Farrier Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tickets $15
DONNA LEE & LANDSLIDE:
A tribute to Fleetwood Mac
July 29 (Friday) - 8:00 PM
Fleetwood Mac has charmed and mystified audiences for four decades. Donna Lee and Landslide pay musical homage to those icons with driving rhythms, crying guitar solos, and the out-of-this-world vocal harmonies that have characterized the music of Fleetwood Mac. Tickets $16 and $18
by Steve Henderson
"We're kicking off this Summer at the Majestic with two wonderful productions [in one]. They're a couple of one-act plays by the guy who brought you Jerry Atric and Jerry & Ed."
- Danny Eaton, Producing Director
Anyone who has a sibling will love this award-winning play about two brothers in crisis. As Nick Morse covers his room, and himself, with dots while spouting a rambling soliloquy, he is interrupted by his brother Chris, who seems to have stopped by to shoot some hoops. Teasing, challenging, fighting, and caring as only two people who have grown up together can, the Morse brothers hilariously unravel a gut-wrenching tale.
THE GRAVEDIGGER'S GIFT
They're the side-splitting and heartwarming gravediggers from Hamlet! These two lovable clowns, now father and son, meet late one night at the graveyard, each with a purpose known only to himself. As their tale unfolds, they keep us in stiches with stories about digging graves, hanging out with William Shakespeare, getting arrested, and in the end, taking care of family.
June 17 (Friday) - 8:00 PM
June 18 (Saturday) - 8:00 PM
June 19 (Sunday) - 2:00 PM
TICKETS $13 and $15
by Justin Butcher
"Now, Scaramouche Jones I saw last year in Goshen at the Three Sisters Sanctuary, and it was such an absolutely extraordinary experience that I immediately arranged to bring it here to the Majestic."
- Danny Eaton, Producing Director
Written by Justin Butcher and directed by Pauline Productions' Artistic Director, Jeanine Haas, Scaramouche Jones stars Rylan Morsbach in the show the Valley Advocate named one of the top ten best shows in the Pioneer Valley last summer, for its standing ovation at the Three Sisters Sanctuary Amphitheatre in Goshen.
Scaramouche is a 100-year-old circus clown ("50 years to make the clown, 50 years to play the clown"). The play is told on the evening of his death, taking the audience on "an odyssey of crumbling empires and comic misadventures that span the globe and the entire 20th century."
June 23 (Thursday) - 7:30 PM
June 24 (Friday) - 8:00 PM
June 25 (Saturday) - 8:00 PM
June 26 (Sunday) - 2:00 PM
TICKETS $20 and $22
Based upon the story by E.B.White
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette
Based on the classic children's book, Stuart Little is a charming play about the boy who was born a mouse. Join Stuart in his adventures involving simple household items, a toy boat race, and a trip in a tiny car to find his feathered friend. It's hard to be a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a "real people's world"!
July 11 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 6:30 PM
July 12 & 13 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
August 1 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 6:30 PM
August 2 & 3 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
Peter and the Wiley Wolf -
Inspired from the Musical Tale by Sergei Prokofiev
Adapted by playwright Anton Dudley
In a magical interpretation of Peter and the Wolf, we meet young Peter as he and his Grandmother are setting up the musical instruments for a grand concert. When Peter is left alone with the magic conductor's baton, the instruments come to life! We meet all the animals of the forest, along with the Three Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood. This reinvented telling of the classic story introduces children to Prokofiev's beautiful music and the magic of the theater.
July 18 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 6:30 PM
July 19 & 20 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
August 8 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 6:30 PM
August 9 & 10 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
Based upon the story by E.B.White
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette
A children's literature classic based on E.B.White's loving story of a friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte is brought to life. Wilbur has a problem - how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale features madcap and endearing farm animals and explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.
July 25 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 6:30 PM
July 26 & 27 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
August 15 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 6:30 PM
August 16 & 17 at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
OPEN MIC NIGHT
Hosted by Floyd Patterson
YOU can have a chance to perform on the Majestic stage
... and WIN money!
Singers • Musicians • Bands • Comedians • Readings • Magicians • Whatever!
Weekly Prizes: 1st $100 • 2nd $75 • 3rd $50
GRAND PRIZE FINALE: 1st $200 • 2nd $150 • 3rd $100
General admission and ballot $5
Call to reserve your performance date!
(Acts booked by reservation ONLY)
7:00 PM • July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16
Finale August 23
IMPROV at the MAJESTIC
We've assembled a troupe of the best improvisational actors from across the Pioneer Valley to bring forth Wednesday nights of unscripted comic mayhem. Each evening begins with improv scenes similar to those played on Whose Line Is It Anyway?. That's followed by a storyline developed (with help from the audience!) right on the spot, and that "story" then carries through and is further enhanced the following week. Improv Wednesday at the Majestic will be a unique evening of comedy you won't find anywhere else - and you help make it!
7:00 PM • July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17
ALIVE SHE CRIED: The Doors Experience
July 30 (Saturday) - 8:00 PM
July 31 (Sunday) - 7:00 PM
Last summer this tribute show literally took off and sold out early, so we've added a second show. The music and poetry of Jim Morrison and The Doors is so faithfully presented you'll think you've seen a classic Doors performance! Tickets $14 and $16
FRANK MANZI, FAMILY & FRIENDS
August 4 (Thursday) - 7:30 PM
It's another annual concert with the Frank Manzi Band. Each year, Frank returns to the Majestic with his family and special friends. This summer, it's a special show celebrating Frank's 20 years as a singer/songwriter and solo recording artist. Tickets $13 and $15
A LUTHER VAN DROSS Tribute
August 5 (Friday) - 8:00 PM
Internationally-acclaimed artist Heshima brings renditions of the Soul Music Legend's top hits as performed by Luther, Stevie Wonder, and others. Heshima has toured with Patti Labelle and Mary J. Blige on stages from London's Royal Albert Hall to the Vienna Opera House and those across the United States. You won't want to miss this memorable concert! Tickets $20 and $22
A CHER Tribute Show
August 6 (Saturday) - 8:00 PM
August 7 (Sunday) - 2:00 PM
She's back by popular demand! Last year, Lisa Carter's CHER EXTRAVAGANZA packed the house. Lisa's tribute show this year features new songs, along with the greatest Cher hits that fans can't get enough of. Gregorio Malonte adds his Tina Turner and Prince impersonations, and David Bovat choreographs a cast of Vegas-style dancers in flamboyant production numbers! Tickets $21 and $23
August 11 (Thursday) - 7:30 PM
A Disturbing Life with Connie Casagrande & Rob Murphy is a brand new show created by the troupe that brings their high-octane brand of sketch comedy back to the Majestic each summer. Their zany concoctions are distilled from everyday life, but are not for the faint of heart. May contain adult themes and language. Tickets $14 and $16
DAN DANIELS & YOUR NO-GOOD BUDDIES
GIRLS, GUNS, & GLORY
August 12 (Friday) - 8:00 PM
It's a night of Americana music with these two award-winning bands. Dan Daniels & Your No-Good Buddies are LiveWire Award winners, and Girls, Guns, & Glory, who have just completed a European tour, are winners of the Boston Music Awards' "Act of the Year." If you're a lover of real country music straight out of the honky-tonks, you won't want to miss this show! Tickets $13 and $15
BENNIE AND THE JETS
August 13 (Saturday) - 8:00 PM
Greg Ransom's tribute show to Elton John is a summer tradition here at the Majestic. Greg's piano playing, vocals, and enthusiasm for all things Elton is infectious and never fails to have his audiences on their feet applauding! Tickets $15 and $17
August 14 (Sunday) - 7:00 PM
This terrific tribute band gives you a musical history lesson of the British Invastion, launched when over 70 million viewers tuned into the Ed Sullivan show to watch that new group from Liverpool, the Beatles, perform. From then until the end of the decate, 38 different songs from "British Invaders" hit #1 on the Billboard charts - and Union Jack covers them all. Don't miss it! Tickets $15 and $17
with Ray Guillemette Jr.
August 18 (Thursday) - 7:30 PM
A Stetson will be sitting high and proud over the black pompadour for this show. Ever since 1988 and his internship at the legendary Opryland Hotel in Nashville and being "tuned in" by Randy Travis, Ray has loved country music. Whether you are "new" or "old" country, Ray will make a fan of you! Tickets $19 and $21
THE DIAMOND COLLECTION
August 19 (Friday) - 8:00 PM
August 20 (Saturday) - 8:00 PM
Kenny LaBelle and The Diamond Collection got their start here at the Majestic several years ago with a release conert for their first CD. Since then the Diamond Collection has become the premier Neil Diamond tribute show. So "pack up the babies and kiss the old ladies." Tickets $17 and $19
SAMMY SWING'S SOCK HOP SHOW
August 21 (Sunday) - 2:00 PM
The Jitterbugs School of Social Dance joins up with local doo-wop band, the Skidmarks, in a show that revisits the Bandstand era of the late 50s and early 60s. Audience members will help judge the swing dance competition, and can even join in on the Twist contest! Tickets $16 and $18