Saturday, May 23, 2015

Opening night at Hoover was early this year

The kick-off in a coolish  Hoover Auditorium last night was “The Sounds of Sousa Band” with director Marcus L. Neiman. Tonight will be “Let’s Hang On”, a Frankie Valli Tribute show—which was here last summer and was very good. It should be a good draw for tourists on the peninsula who aren’t acquainted with Lakeside.   There will be 2 week-ends of programming before the Methodists come.  We’re seeing friends and neighbors already, and the Patio restaurant opened yesterday for lunch (my husband hung his paintings in there on Thursday). The book store and gift shops are open, and today is the big plant sale.  Walnut Street is a riot of color.  And there are the usual interesting yard sales, which I will try to avoid, because I sure don’t need more “stuff” or books. When we walked past the miniature golf course on Thursday afternoon, we couldn’t believe it would be ready, but it is and looks fabulous.  All new holes and wonderful landscaping. I’m not particularly fond of the game, but did play a bit when I was younger, and when I was looking for something for the children to do.

“As part of Lakeside Chautauqua’s Memorial Day weekend entertainment, “Let’s Hang On!” Frankie Valli Tribute Show will return to Hoover Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23. “Let’s Hang On!” is a tribute show that leads the audience through the ca­reer of Frankie Valli & The Four Sea­sons, a popular group from the 1960s and the musical, Jersey Boys. Not only do the four members of “Let’s Hang On!” sing the songs of this iconic group with a four-piece live band, but they also tell the story of how Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons originated.

After the group came to fame in 1962, their success grew rapidly. Although Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons were a hit in the 1960s, the music of this band has not faded. The musical Jersey Boys is popular again with 10 years on Broadway and two touring companies. Last summer, Clint Eastwood di­rected the movie “Jersey Boys,” star­ring John Lloyd Young and Christopher Walken.” from Lakeside  calendar of events

Sunday evening is Jack Hanna.

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