Starz on Stage Productions announces its second season. “Our goal is for our patrons to have a night out that is filled with laughter, entertainment and an opportunity to forget about the troubles of the day,” say producers Gary and Joy Novota.
The cabaret setting of each show allows patrons to exchange conversations with table mates, partake in adult beverages on site and enjoy the various offerings of desserts or menu items during the season of shows.
The Gateway Center is transformed into a Vegas-style showroom for each production. Two dinners are planned for the upcoming season. Starz on Stage has joined with Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies for the second year and they have also invited the Montana Military Museum to participate in the coming season. A donation will be given to both organizations at the end of the concert year.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 227-9711, or on-line at www.starzonstage.net. Two levels of ticketing are available. Sapphire seating is $109 for all five shows, & Pearl seating is $89. Prices increase after May 25. Checks and ticket orders can be mailed to Starz on Stage, P.O. Box 1880, East Helena, MT 59635.
Monday, Oct. 8
“Deer Camp: The Musical”
Four fearless deer hunters on their annual deer camp trek … things look bleak — after decades of hunting trips, the guys have yet to bring home a single deer … the wives are getting suspicious. Luckily for our guys, what happens at deer camp stays at deer camp. Laugh and sing along as they hatch a plan to save their hunting paradise without firing a shot. With Tony Papenfuss, “My brother Darryl” and John Volstad, “My other brother Darryl” on the Newhart show.
“…So funny, we had to bring it back! And we did it in the same season!”
“…A one week run turned into four!”
NOTE: A specialty food cafe will be open for reservations on opening night.
Sunday, Nov. 18
Peter Oprisko — America’s pop standards sensation
Peter Oprisko performs the best pop and jazz standards of recent decades. Often called the “American Michael Buble” or the next “Frank Sinatra,” Oprisco is America’s foremost crooner of pre-1980s adult popular standards. Legendary Grammy-winning pianist Ramsey Lewis called Peter “the Rolls Royce” of singers today, and Bruce Johnston (of the Beach Boys) exclaimed, “WE should be opening for you! You’re awesome!” following Peter’s 2007 New Year’s Eve opening for them at the MGM.
His repertoire of 2,500-plus songs spanning the traditional adult-pop standards spectrum encompasses genres from jazz, swing, blues, and Latin to ballads, Broadway classics, and even a little country and pop/rock.
Thursday, Feb. 14
The Crooner and the Bombshell: A Toast to Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe
Direct from Las Vegas… Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin come together in story and song as they transport you back to the earlier days of Vegas … “That’s Amore,” “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime,” “I Wanna be Loved by You, – these are some of the memorable songs they’ll perform.
“The Number 1 Marilyn — she bears a striking resemblance to the world’s most endearing sex symbol”… Los Angeles Times
NOTE: A sweetheart of a dinner option will be available for a Valentine evening treat.
Date to be announced/March 2013
The Singing Sons of Beaches
With song titles like “What Did Della Wear” and “Colo-Rectal Surgeon,” you know these guys don’t take themselves seriously. Three dudes, three guitars, mayhem, parodies, political comedy songs, beautiful harmonies — all equal a highly entertaining trio. Interactive with the audience, you never quite know what to expect from Steve, Greg and Nick.
Thursday, April 11
America’s premier doo-wop ensemble never misses a beat as they bring their own contemporary style to the great songs of the Rock & Roll era. A perfect blend of a cappella harmony and comic timing is evidenced in their return engagements all over the country. The Cats have been performing for years in Vegas and also in Branson.
“The Cats have been my opening act in Vegas for three years, and these guys have figured it out. They are a tough act to follow!” … Jay Leno