“Equally gifted as a player and a singer, and doing both with no-holds-power, Stritch is not afraid to dazzle!” – London Times
“I’m happy to report that Mr. Stritch gives one hell of a show. He’s stylish, sophisticated, and an incredible talent.” – Paul Broussard, StageClick.com
“Jim Caruso is an entertainment powerhouse.” – BLEEP Magazine
“This impish, twinkling-eyed performer exudes the buoyant spirits of a contemporary vaudevillian.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times
The Jamestown Arts Center is thrilled to announce a concert with Billy Stritch, Grammy-winning composer, famed musical director, and long-time arranger, producer, and pianist for Liza Minnelli, on Friday, July 17 at 7:30pm. Alongside Broadway performer and Tony Award winner, Jim Caruso and with Steve Doyle on bass, Billy Stritch will bring his award-winning showmanship and sense of humor to a transformed JAC gallery space, where audience members will delight in an evening of songs in a fun nightclub atmosphere. Billy breathes new life into the Great American Songbook, with extraordinary range and sophistication in his vocals and on the piano. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see this amazing performance in the intimate setting of the JAC!
This event serves as the kick off to the Mary Schachtel Wright Programming Fund to honor this innovative and integral member of our community for all that she has done in Jamestown and beyond. As the founder and artistic director of the Jamestown Community Theatre (JCT), Mary has directed over 20 theatrical productions. In collaboration with the JAC, she has run theatre summer camps and she regularly holds acting classes at the JCT. Mary has taught in both NYC and RI, and continues to tutor students.
The Mary Schachtel Wright Programming Fund is the first named ongoing fund created by the Jamestown Arts Center, and will serve to expand on its creative offerings, including performing arts, exhibitions, and classes. Donations to this fund can be made online and at the July 17 performance.
70 minute running time
TICKETS: $25 General Admission
Donate to the Mary Schachtel Wright Programming Fund below: