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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Musical Flair Coming to Livermore’s Bankhead Theater

Jan 15, 2022
The Bankhead Theater in Livermore, CA. will follow up its sold-out first performances of 2022 with two New York musical acts who will be bringing musical genius, inventiveness, and flair at the end of this month. On Friday, January 21, Broadway star Jeremy Stolle – who has been with “The Phantom of the Opera” for more than a decade – will bring his show “No More Talk of Darkness” right to the Tri-Valley for an evening filled with show-stopping Broadway songs, soaring high notes, classic music, and hilarious stories of making a life on the stage. The next week on Wednesday, January 26, The Bankhead will be presenting “The Queen’s Cartoonists,” who will be bringing an infectious mix of classic and contemporary cartoons, live music, and comedy. Both events will be held at the beautiful Bankhead Theater in Downtown Livermore, CA.

The famous quote from the world renowned musical “The Phantom of the Opera,” ‘No More Talk of Darkness’ perfectly describes Jeremy Stolle’s wonderful show, coming to the Bankhead on January 21. Performing the Phantom like you have never heard it before, Stolle also brings much more beyond the darkness of the Phantom’s lair. With his unparalleled voice and extensive musicianship, Stolle brings together a team of musical artists to deliver a unique look at your favorite musicals: one may just find oneself singing along to ‘The Greatest Showman’ or tearing up to the classic ballads of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Stolle’s approachable, energetic demeanor and comedic charm has enchanted audiences worldwide. A heartfelt concert – as bout life, love, and the perseverance it takes to make it on Broadway –that’s perfect for all ages.

The following week on January 26, The Bankhead is presenting “The Queen’s Cartoonists,” who play music from classic cartoons and contemporary animation. Their performances are synchronized to video projections of the animated original films, and the band leads the audience through a world of virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem, and comedy. Behind the project is a single question: is it possible to create jazz and classical music in the 21st century that appeals to everyone? Even people who normally wouldn’t go to concerts? The Queens’ Cartoonists present a cross-generational concert for everybody – regardless of age, gender, or familiarity with the concert hall. Tying this diverse concert together are comedic anecdotes involving the cartoons and their composers. The band is on a musical mission of equal parts performance, preservation, and education. Expect the unexpected from repertoire that includes the Golden Age of animation, cult cartoons classics, modern animation, and elements of a musical circus!

Tickets for these shows are available online, by calling (925) 373-6800, or at the box office windows. For a complete list of Livermore Arts events please visit livermorearts.org.

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Photo caption: Broadway star Jeremy Stolle will be performing at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater on Friday, January 21.


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