Artists that portray or perform the work of others are under-appreciated.
Fact is, they dedicate huge amounts of time towards performing the music or telling the stories in ways that the originals would. Then they take their acts on the road all over the country.
Audiences are finding out just how good they are. With that in mind, the Mauch Chunk Opera House has a scheduled two more for September which have received rave reviews for quality and enjoyment, for a lot less than the originals that play far bigger venues.
On the 17th, singer-songwriters AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle take the stage with their Simon and Garfunkel Retrospective. A performance that has played before audiences all across the country and as far away as Hawaii, they recreate not only the stunning music with their silky harmonies, but let you in on the story of probably the USA’s most well-known folk duo.
America’s most beloved storyteller, philosopher, and political commentator, Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain appears at the Opera House on Friday, September 23, courtesy of Atlanta-based actor Kurt Sutton.
With all the sharp wit, thoughtful stories, and ironic humor that Twain was so famous for, Mr. Sutton brings a sorely-needed and light-hearted world view to the stage.
In addition, he portrays the author in his parlor, where he was known in his day as a fine entertainer, singing songs on his banjo. It’s a thoughtful yet highly entertaining show for both children and adults.
You can obtain more information on this show by visiting the Opera House website or calling the box office at 570-325-0249.