The Colonial Theatre Announces 2013 Concert Schedule

The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield has announced its 2013 schedule of events, and there’s something for everyone on tap.

From David Wax Museum to Joan Rivers, from a Blues Brothers tribute band to Audra McDonald, the upcoming 2013 season of performances seems to cover just about all of the bases.

Tickets are on sale now – as of 10am today (Monday, December 10).

And here’s the line-up of shows that have been announced so far:

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 8pm
David Wax Museum
$10 & $18
David Wax and Suz Slezak form the core of David Wax Museum, and together with multi-instrumentalist Greg Glassman, fuse traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock. NPR called their concert at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival a highlight of the entire weekend. The band won Boston Music Awards for Song of the Year in both 2011 and 2012. Time magazine named them one of the Top 10 acts at 2011′s South by Southwest Festival. And now they back with their new album, Knock Knock Get Up.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 8pm
Power Balladz: The Ultimate ’80s Sing-a-long!
$25
An interactive rock and roll concert experience that harkens back to the days when music was loud and big was big with such anthems as “Sister Christian,” “Faithfully,” “November Rain,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”
and, of course, “Dream On.”

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 7:30pm
The Official Blues Brothers Revue
$25 & $40
Produced by Judy Belushi Pisano and Dan Aykroyd, the show features Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty (as Jake and Elwood Blues), musical director Paul Shaffer (of “Late Show with David Letterman”) and an eight-piece band, as they strike the balance between humor, music and mayhem.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2pm
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
$15
A family-oriented blend of comedy, juggling skills and a wide variety of performing animals rescued by Moscow Circus member Gregory Popovich from shelters around the country.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 8pm
International Guitar Night
$15, $25 & $35
A truly global evening of acoustic guitar music featuring performances by Scotland’s Martin Taylor, Madagascar’s Solorazaf, Brazil’s Guinga and International Guitar Night founder Brian Gore.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 14-16, 8pm
“SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody”
$24.50, $37.50 & $47.50
The unauthorized musical satire brings the naughty fun of the saucy best-selling book to life in a laugh-filled, high-energy show. A fun night out for adventurous adults with an appreciation for farce at its
best.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 7:30pm
The Hit Men
$24.50 & $39.50; VIP $44.50
The group of veteran singers and musicians features original members of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Tommy James & the Shondells and the Critters, as well as band-mates who played and performed with Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Carly Simon and others.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2pm
Jimmy Sturr
$25 & $35; VIP $45
He’s simply the undisputed King of Polka, with 18 Grammy Awards to his credit.

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 8pm
Joan Rivers
$50, $75 & $100; VIP $125
Stand-up comedian. Reality TV star. Faux fashionista. She’s uncensored, uninhibited and always outrageous.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 8pm
Audra McDonald
$50, $95 & $125
Broadway legend and two-time Grammy Award-winner returns with a solo show after winning a record-tying fifth Tony Award for her unforgettable performance in “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” and after four seasons on ABC-TV’s “Private Practice.”

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