Proctors Announces Six New Shows for 2012

The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues

Proctors in Schenectady has announced six new shows for its 2012 season of performances:

“LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION: DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES’ ‘WHITE ALBUM'”
Friday, February 24, 7:30pm
$20, $25; students $10
Scott Freiman traces the creation of some of the most memorable songs by the Beatles in a multimedia experience. Freiman shares rare audio and video of the Fab Four in action and explores the musical styles, history and studio techniques that went into the 1968 hit album.

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THE YELLOWJACKETS
Saturday, March 17, 2:30pm
$20
Not the jazz fusion Yellowjackets. These guys are so good, they don’t need instruments. Fresh from NBC-TV’s hit a cappella group singing competition “The Sing-Off” are the University of Rochester YellowJackets, whose trademark bright yellow blazers pale in comparison to
their vocal talents.

THE MOODY BLUES
Thursday, April 5, 8pm
$20, $50, $60, $70 & $85
Over their celebrated 45-year career, the Moody Blues have sold more than 70 million albums worldwide. From their legendary “Nights in White Satin” to “Your Wildest Dreams,” the Moodys have shaped generations of music lovers, pioneering the fusion of rock and classical music.

GLADYS KNIGHT
Friday, May 4, 8pm
$20, $40, $55, $60 & $75
Gifted vocalist, actress and seven-time Grammy Award-winner Gladys Knight endures as one of the greatest American performers of the past half century with such timeless hits as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Neither One of Us” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
Thursday, May 10, 8pm
$20, $50, $60, $70 & $85
With hallmark falsetto and iconic cool, American pop music icons Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons have reached beyond their generation with such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like A Man,” which are still heard on the radio and Broadway stages all around the world, proving the longevity and talent of these Jersey Boys.

AN EVENING WITH STORY MUSGRAVE
Saturday, May 12, 7:30pm
$20 & $35; students $10
Over the course of 30 years, Story Musgrave, M.D. paved his way into NASA history as one of its most colorful, passionate and dedicated astronauts. As a renaissance man, adventurer, space man and story teller, Musgrave weaves a thought-provoking presentation that will leave you starry-eyed.

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2 Responses to “Proctors Announces Six New Shows for 2012”

  1. I’m actually really intrigued by Freiman’s talk (the White Album is also one of my favorites of all time). Isn’t Proctor’s kind of a weird venue for that, though? Maybe that’s just me.

  2. J Hunter says:

    I agree. This sounds more like EMPAC territory, and I’m not sure how Proctor’s ever-influential (Read: Meddling) subscriber base will react to it.

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