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Glenn Miller Orchestra

Doors: 2:00pm
Show: 3:00pm
Runtime: 120min, with intermission
Premium seating is available.
Premium prices include a $20 non-refundable donation to the Levoy.
The prices shown above do not include any ticketing or service fees.


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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra:

“A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” – Glenn Miller

Alton Glenn Miller was born in Clarinda, Iowa on March 1, 1904. But it was in North Platte, Nebraska, several years later that Glenn actually got his musical start when, one day, his father brought home a mandolin. Glenn promptly traded it for an old battered horn, which he practiced every chance he got. In fact his mother worried, “It got to where Pop and I used to wonder if he’d ever amount to anything.”

In 1923, Miller entered the University of Colorado, although he spent more time traveling to auditions and playing where and whenever he could. After flunking three of his five courses one semester, Glenn dropped out to concentrate on his career as a professional musician.

He toured with several orchestras and ended up in Los Angeles where he landed a spot in Ben Pollack’s group, a band that included a guy named Benny Goodman. Here, Miller also got the chance to write some arrangements. Arriving in New York City, he soon sent for, and married his college sweetheart, Helen Burger in 1928, and for the next three years, earned his living as a free-lance trombonist and arranger.

Miller played and recorded with the likes of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey (who on several of their records, featured an up-and-coming singer by the name of Bing Crosby), Gene Krupa, Eddie Condon and Coleman Hawkins. In addition, during that time, Glenn cut 18 sides for Goodman, and also worked for radio studio conductors like Victor Young, Carl Fenton and Jacques Renard. In 1934, Miller became the musical director of the Dorsey Band, and later went on to organize The Ray Noble Orchestra, which included such players as Charlie Spivak, Peewee Erwin, Bud Freeman, Johnny Mince, George Van Eps and Delmar Kaplan, among others.

In April 1935, Glenn Miller recorded, for the first time, under his own name. Using six horns, a rhythm section and a string quartet, he recorded “Moonlight on the Ganges” and “A Blues Serenade” for Columbia. But selling only a few hundred records, he continued his position with the Noble Orchestra.

In 1937, Glenn Miller stepped out to form his own band. There were a few recordings — one for Decca and one for Brunswick — a couple of week-long stints in New Orleans and Dallas, and many one-nighters, but it was not to be. Though the group would play one more date several days later in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Glenn gave his men their final notice on New Year’s Eve at the Valencia Ballroom in York, Pennsylvania. Broke, depressed and having no idea what he was going to do, he returned to New York City.

It is said that Miller could never remember precisely the moment he decided to emphasize his new reed section sound. But it was during this disheartening interim, that he realized the unique sound — produced by the clarinet holding the melodic line while the tenor sax plays the same note, and supported harmonically by three other saxophones — just might be the individual and easily recognizable style that would set his band apart from all the rest.

Formed in March 1938, the second Glenn Miller Orchestra — which would later include the likes of Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton, Ray Eberle, Paul Tanner, Johnny Best, Hal McIntyre, and Al Klinck — soon began breaking attendance records all up and down the East Coast. At the New York State Fair in Syracuse it attracted the largest dancing crowd in the city’s history. The next night it topped Guy Lombardo’s all-time record at the Hershey Park Ballroom in Pennsylvania. The Orchestra was invited by ASCAP to perform at Carnegie Hall with three of the greatest bands ever — Paul Whiteman, Fred Waring and Benny Goodman — and created more of a stir than any of them.

There were record-breaking recordings, as well, such as “Tuxedo Junction”, which sold 115,000 copies in the first week. “In the Mood”, and “Pennsylvania 6-5000?, all appearing on the RCA Victor Bluebird label. In early 1940, Down Beat Magazine announced that Miller had topped all other bands in its Sweet Band Poll, and capping off this seemingly sudden rise to the top, there was, of course, Glenn Miller’s “Moonlight Serenade” radio series for Chesterfield cigarettes which aired three times a week over CBS. In 1941, it was off to Hollywood where the band worked on its first movie, “Sun Valley Serenade”, which introduced the song — and soon-to-be million selling record –”Chattanooga Choo Choo”, and featured the Modernaires and the Nicholas Brothers. Then came “Orchestra Wives”. But the war was starting to take its toll on many of the big bands as musicians, and the rest of country’s young men, began receiving draft notices.

On October 7, 1942, Alton Glenn Miller reported for induction into the Army and was immediately assigned to the Army Specialist Corps. His appointment as a Captain came after many months of convincing the military higher-ups that he could modernize the army band and ultimately improve the morale of the men. His training complete, he was transferred into the Army Air Corps, where he ultimately organized the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. Miller’s goal of entertaining the fighting troops took another year to be realized, but in late 1943 he and the band were shipped out to England.

There, in less than one year, the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band engaged in over 800 performances. Of these, 500 were broadcasts heard by millions. There were more than 300 personal appearances including concerts and dances, with a gross attendance of over 600,000. But Glenn was not to participate in the final six months of these activities.

In the Fall of 1944, the band was scheduled to be sent on a six-week tour of Europe and would be stationed in Paris during that time. Miller decided to go ahead, in order to make the proper arrangements for the group’s arrival. And so, on December 15th, Glenn Miller boarded a transport plane to Paris, never to be seen again.

In his book “Glenn Miller & His Orchestra”, George Simon wrote this about the man. “His favorite author was Damon Runyon. His favorite book was the Bible. Spencer Tracy and Olivia de Havilland were his favorite movie actor and actress. His big loves were trout fishing, playing baseball, listening to good music, sleep and money. His pet hates were bad swing, early-morning telephone calls (he liked to sleep from 4 a.m. to noon), and the phrase ‘goodbye now’. His favorite quotation, one he stated, was not from the Bible, nor from Runyon, but from Duke Ellington: ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing If it Ain’t Got that Swing!’

(Artist) Website: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra


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Glenn Miller Orchestra

Lobby Doors: 2:00 PM
Seating:
2:00 PM
Showtime: 3:00 PM
Runtime:
~ two hours with appropriate intermission 
Suitable for Ages:
Yes
Premium seating is available.
Premium prices include a $20 donation to the Theatre.
Merchandise
will be available for purchase.

On Sale to Members – Tuesday, June 8, 2021 – 10AM
On Sale to General Public – Friday, June 11, 2021 – 10AM
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“A band ought to have a sound all of its own.  It ought to have a personality.” – Glenn Miller

In The Mood

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is owned and operated by Glenn Miller Productions, Inc., under license from the Miller Estate. Glenn Miller Productions, Inc., has the sole and exclusive right to use the Glenn Miller Orchestra name. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is a fully self-contained group consisting of the music director, five saxophone players, four trumpeters, four trombonists, and three rhythm musicians (piano, bass and drums). Also, there are two vocalists, one male and one female, who perform individually and as part of The Moonlight Serenaders Ò vocal group. The big-band business today requires almost constant travel as a result of an arduous schedule of one nightstands. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is “on the road” longer and more continuously than any other in the whole world, having celebrated its 60th year anniversary on June 6, 2016. It covers over a hundred thousand miles a year, working most every night for 48 weeks out of every 52-nearly 300 playing dates, performing for an “in person” audience that adds up to more than a half million people annually. The orchestra has performed in all 50 United States, as well as throughout Europe, Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Guam, the Philippines, Japan, South and Central America.

(Artist) Website: https://glennmillerorchestra.com/

 


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Guys and Dolls

Fri, August 6, 2021 @ 8pm
Sat, August 7, 2021 @ 8pm
Sun, August 8, 2021 @ 3pm
Thur, August 12, 2021 @ 730pm
Fri, August 13, 2021 @ 8pm
Sat, August 14, 2021 @ 8pm
Sun, August 15, 2021 @ 3pm

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Guys and Dolls

Music and Lyrics by  Frank Loesser

Book by  Jo Swerling  and Abe Burrows

Originally Directed on Broadway by  George S. Kaufman

Orchestrations by Tony Britten

GUYS AND DOLLS STORY
Set in Depression-era Times Square, Guys and Dolls is about a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them. It tells the overlapping stories of high-roller Sky Masterson, who falls in love with mission worker Sarah Brown, and lovable rapscallion Nathan Detroit, engaged for 14 years to Miss Adelaide, a headliner at the Hot Box Club. Nathan runs a famous floating crap game, and an ongoing plot line involves his quest for a safe place for the game as Adelaide continues her quest to convince him to marry her. Meanwhile, Sarah, mistakenly believing that Sky set up an illegal game at the mission, tries to fight her affection for the charismatic crapshooter.
Staff
Director/Music Director – Walter A. Webster
Production Manager/ASM – Carrie Ellis
Stage Manager – Patty DavisThe Cast:
Nathan Detroit – Christopher Eklund
Sky Masterson – Don Fransko
Adelaide – April Lindley
Sarah Brown – Julia Natoli
Nicely Nicely Johnson – Scott Garvin
Arvide Abernathy – Richard Curcio
Harry the Horse – Evan Brody
Big Jule – John Blackwell
Benny Southstreet – Taylor Brody
General Cartwright – Catherine Chambers
Lt Brannigan – Paul Mansfield
Angie the Ox – Olin Davidson
Liver Lips Louie – Justin Peterson
Society Max – Kadin Bevan
Agatha/Mission band – Hannah DeFrates
Mission band – Barry Sofsky
Gambler – Anthony Scarpone
Mimi/Hot Box dancer – Raven Stewart
Hot Box dancer – Becky Rusch
Hot Box dancer – Joanie Daigle
Hot Box dancer – Lea Matarazzo
Hot Box dancer – Lexi Rowe

Guys and Dolls  is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com


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Sinatra & the Pops

***This show was originally scheduled for July 11, 2020 at 7:00pm. If you have tickets for July 11, 2020, your tickets are still valid for July 17, 2021. If you have any questions, please call the box office at 856-327-6400 or email info@levoy.net.***

Lobby Doors: 6:00 PM
Seating:
6:00 PM
Runtime:
~ 90 minutes, intermission TBD
The Vaudeville Bar will open and begin serving at 6:00 PM.
The prices shown above do not include any ticketing or service fees.


The Jersey Shore Pops:

The Jersey Shore Pops (JSP) is a professional orchestra that performs classical and popular music concerts with international guest artists. JSP also educates adults, young people, and special populations throughout southern New Jersey in the beauty and power of classical music. Incorporated in the state of New Jersey in 2006 as Peacemaker Productions, JSP is a tax‑exempt 501 (c) (3) organization and adopted its current name in 2009.

Jersey Shore Pops is comprised of 25 New Jersey based professional musicians. The orchestra uniquely reaches out to the community by combining popular and classical music concerts to appeal to a larger demographic base. By attempting to reach out constantly to new audiences and younger audiences, Jersey Shore Pops exposes audiences to excellent music with a fantastic professional orchestra.

The Jersey Shore Pops is the orchestra‑in residence at The Middle Township Performing Arts Center located in Middle Township, New Jersey. The orchestra provides the county of Cape May with a Summer Concert Series and performs 8‑10 concerts each year in the county.

The Jersey Shore Pops, though an alliance with The Atlantic Youth Orchestra, is providing an opportunity for young musicians to perform in a professional environment. The JSP orchestra offers master class opportunities for students of the AYO throughout the year with their “SIDE BY SIDE” educational program. This program provides motivation for the students as well as preparing them for the rigors and demands of performing with a professional organization. They also offer music students free admission to all concerts to expose them to professional classical concerts.

The mission of The Jersey Shore Pops orchestra is to provide the community with quality classical and popular concerts at an affordable price. In addition, a major goal is to also provide an opportunity for local New Jersey musicians to perform at quality performing arts centers in South Jersey.

(Artist) Website: Jersey Shore Pops

Linda Gentille:

Linda Gentille, originally from Pacific Palisades California is a world renowned entertainer and conductor of The Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra in Cape May, New Jersey. As a major headline act, Gentille has performed in over 30 US states, and 20 countries. She began her career with The Liberace Show as a teenager and quickly developed her own touring show. She performed on numerous television shows and became known as an international piano superstar in China. Linda holds the world record for performing more concerts in China than any foreign artist.


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Twelve Twenty-Four: The Holiday Rock Orchestra

Doors: 7:00 PM
Runtime:
120 minutes with 15 – 20 intermission
Premium seating is available.
Premium prices include a $20 donation to the Theatre.
Merchandise
will be available for purchase.
The Vaudeville Bar
will be open and begin serving at: 7:00 PM
The prices shown above do not include any ticketing or service fees.


Twelve Twenty-Four:
Established in 2002, Twelve Twenty-Four presents a high energy, full-scale, holiday rock orchestra concert featuring everyone’s favorite rock-edge holiday music as well as their own holiday creations. This Trans-Siberian Experience includes a six-piece rock band, multi-piece string section, and a variety of vocalists. This dedicated group of performers work year-round to deliver a theatrical and memorable Christmas concert experience suitable for fans of all ages.

Steel Notes Magazine describes the group as, “…it has the hardness and creativity of Rush combined with the finesse and perfection of Pink Floyd!” Inspired by the music and stage presentation of some of music’s greatest rock orchestras, their shows feature songs from their 2012 release, Light in the Dark and their 2010 debut CD, Miracle on Rock Street.

Gracing their concert stage is an amazing group of professional and talented performers. Twelve Twenty-Four includes a six-piece rock band, multi-piece string section, and a variety of vocalists. This Levoy Theatre Fan Favorite is bound to rock your Holiday Season–get your tickets today for this one of a kind Trans Siberian Experience!

Learn more about the band HERE.


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Twelve Twenty-Four: The Holiday Rock Orchestra

Doors: 7:00 PM
Runtime:
120 minutes with 15 – 20 intermission
Premium seating is available.
Premium prices include a $20 donation to the Theatre.
Merchandise
will be available for purchase.
The Vaudeville Bar
will be open and begin serving at: 7:00 PM
The prices shown above do not include any ticketing or service fees.


Twelve Twenty-Four:
Established in 2002, Twelve Twenty-Four presents a high energy, full-scale, holiday rock orchestra concert featuring everyone’s favorite rock-edge holiday music as well as their own holiday creations. Twelve Twenty-Four includes a six-piece rock band, multi-piece string section, and a variety of vocalists. This dedicated group of performers work year-round to deliver a theatrical and memorable Christmas concert experience suitable for fans of all ages.

Steel Notes Magazine describes Twelve Twenty-Four as, “…it has the hardness and creativity of Rush combined with the finesse and perfection of Pink Floyd!” Inspired by the music and stage presentation of some of music’s greatest rock orchestras, their shows feature songs from their 2012 release, Light in the Dark and their 2010 debut CD, Miracle on Rock Street.

Gracing their concert stage is an amazing group of professional and talented performers. Twelve Twenty-Four includes a six-piece rock band, multi-piece string section, and a variety of vocalists.


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Twelve Twenty-Four

Doors: 7:00 PM
Runtime:
~ 120 minutes with 15 – 20 intermission
Premium seating is available.
Premium prices include a $20 donation to the Theatre.
Merchandise
will be available for purchase.
The Vaudeville Bar
will be open and begin serving at: 7:00 PM
The prices shown above do not include any ticketing or service fees.

Twelve Twenty-Four:
Established in 2002, Twelve Twenty-Four presents a high energy, full-scale, holiday rock orchestra concert featuring everyone’s favorite rock-edge holiday music as well as their own holiday creations. Twelve Twenty-Four includes a six-piece rock band, multi-piece string section, and a variety of vocalists. This dedicated group of performers work year-round to deliver a theatrical and memorable Christmas concert experience suitable for fans of all ages.

Steel Notes Magazine describes Twelve Twenty-Four as, “…it has the hardness and creativity of Rush combined with the finesse and perfection of Pink Floyd!” Inspired by the music and stage presentation of some of music’s greatest rock orchestras, their shows feature songs from their 2012 release, Light in the Dark and their 2010 debut CD, Miracle on Rock Street.

Gracing their concert stage is an amazing group of professional and talented performers. Twelve Twenty-Four includes a six-piece rock band, multi-piece string section, and a variety of vocalists.


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Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra

Doors: 2:00 PM
Runtime: ~ TBD

 

The Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra:
Masters of Silent Comedy with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra! The thrilling era of silent films comes alive again with the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra! The PRSO, “the premier American ragtime ensemble” as acclaimed by the Washington Post, takes you back to the early 1900s as they accompany two silent films starring Buster Keaton and Laurel and Hardy from the turn of the last century with their historic, authentic orchestral scores. Between the films, hear Peacherine play the rollicking rhythms of the early 20th century, featuring favorites by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and more! Fun for the whole family!

 

Peacherine Silent Film 3Formed by young virtuoso Andrew Greene at the University of Maryland in 2010, the PRSO recreates the syncopated stylings from a bygone era – ragtime, musical theater, dance selections, and silent film accompaniment – all performed off of the original turn-of-the-century orchestral scores. The ensemble is primarily composed of young musicians, age 35 and below, and has been widely praised for their work preserving and performing America’s musical past. Peacherine has appeared at leading venues including The Kennedy Center, The Library of Congress, The American Film Institute, state-of-the-art performing arts centers, historic theaters, colleges, universities, and concert associations.

 

Frequently PRSO’s work has been featured in documentaries, online video, and is heard on radio and podcast programs across the United States, including Hot Jazz Saturday Night (WAMU 88.5, Washington DC), Ragtime America (KGNU 88.5, Boulder, CO), and Rapidly Rotating Records (KISL 88.7, Catalina Island, CA). The PRSO records for Rivermont Records, whose three albums, Elite Syncopations, Step With Pep and That Teasin’ Rag have been called “first class”, “wonderful, toe tapping fun”, and “the most satisfying ragtime orchestra collections available.”

 


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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Lobby Doors: 6:00 PM
Seating: 6:30 PM
Runtime: ~ 120 minutes including a 20 minute intermission
Premium seating is available. Premium prices include a $20 donation to the Theatre.
The prices shown above do not include any ticketing or service fees.
The Vaudeville Bar will be open and begin serving at: 6:00 PM

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra:
The most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.

“A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” – Glenn Miller


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