Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, sparkle, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one more chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs. Miss Peggy Lee is beyond description.
New York City favorites David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney reprise their iconic performances as the music legends who defined four decades of music and pop culture.
Maiocco pays tribute to flamboyant pianist and candelabra enthusiast Liberace, and Sweeney keeps the memory of Peggy Lee alive with a fevered impersonation that includes a heavy dose of camp hilarity.
David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney are each Bistro and MAC Award Winners, for Musical Direction and Outstanding Impersonation, respectively, and have just jointly won the 2017 Bistro Award for Lee Squared in the category of Outstanding Musical Comedy Duo! As a team they have created an evening of music and laughter, from the virtuoso playing of Liberace, to the sultry jazz and swing of Miss Lee.
“A Nordic Sound” is a Big Band Jazz Orchestra including musicians frequently in Broadway orchestras. Directed by Jens Wendelboe, an internationally acclaimed composer, arranger and trombonist who has performed or collaborated with music icons such as Donna Summer, Blood Sweat and Tears, to jazz greats Phil Woods and Bill Watrous.
Each Monday night at the Bijou Theatre, "A Nordic Sound" will be hosting a jazz event to benefit their non-profit association. Proceeds from the Monday Night Jazz events will go towards their "Talent Inspiring Talent" program. "Talent Inspiring Talent" is to encourage talented young musicians to reach for higher performance levels by providing them with opportunities to experience top musicianship.
One of the country’s oldest continuously running movie houses, the Bijou Theatre is an icon of downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. A neon glow basks Fairfield Avenue in a golden hue. It has been there in one form or another for more than 100 years, and it will continue for many years to come. We are committed to continuing its legacy while bringing quality culture and entertainment to the community.
A new chapter for this historic venue is about to unfold and we want you to be a part of it. Join us for classic, foreign, and independent films screening plus concerts, comedy, and variety shows. Or you can stop in for a drink and some popcorn – our lights are always on!