Back to an era when life was cooler, music was snappier, and everyone drank their martinis straight up and their bourbon neat. This swinging evening of singing, dancing and fantastic fun features Jeff Coon and some of his most talented and entertaining friends from Philadelphia and New York along with an incredible 17-piece, live Big Band. Join us at this hip, exclusive “joint” and you’ll experience an evening of live entertainment that you’ll never forget and you simply can’t get anywhere else!
A night of laughs and music for a great cause. Baldini Communications presents “Joe Conklin’s Salute to Philly Sports Men of the Year” with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society. Joe Conklin and some of Philly sports favorite guys salute two outstanding honorees for their contributions to Philly sports as they honor World Champion Baseball Manager—Charlie Manuel and Philly basketball coaching legend—Fran Dunphy. One night only—Wednesday November 20th. Plus a special performance by The Summer Club and their roaring big band.
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A New Orleans Native, Joey now resides in Springfield, PA. Joey spent nine years in New York City as a dancer and actor. Pre-Broadway: THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’ (Old Globe Theatre/Twyla Tharp). Regional and National Tours: CATS (National Tour ’02-’03), The Walnut Street Theatre, Act II Playhouse, Theatre Under The Stars, Maine State Music Theatre, The Fulton Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, Westchester Broadway Theatre. Commercial and Industrial Credits: TD Bank, Harrah’s Philadelphia, US Open, and Zakarak Productions. He has Dance Captained over 20 shows, and has taught Master Classes in Musical Theatre at Temple University, The University of the Arts, and Music Theatre Philly. Joey also served as an Assistant Casting Director for the Maine State Music Theatre from 2006-2010. Thank you to all of our supporters, donors and sponsors. To our Family, Friends and community of artists, we would not be here without you. And to Jeff Coon: you’re a class act, my friend!
Larry is a composer, lyricist, arranger, orchestrator, and conductor, working primarily in the Philadelphia and New York City areas. Major works include the original musicals: Jonestown, 16 Days, and the forthcoming Wonder Pig; as well as the operatic work, Obesa Cantavit: The True Tale of a Music Legend and the Sandwich Who Loved Her. Additionally, he has written incidental music for several plays, including The Magic of Mrs. Crowling (2007 Innovative Theatre Award nomination), The Colonel’s Holiday, The Blood Brothers Present..., and The Birth, Adoption and Death of Dorothy Dutchess. Apart from his theatrical works, Larry’s compositions and arrangements have been featured in some of NYC’s most renowned music venues—including 54 Below, Birdland, Joe’s Pub, and The Metropolitan Room. In recent years, Larry has had the pleasure to be welcomed into the world of the circus, having created original scores for several seasons with the world-famous Circus Vargas, contributing original songs to the acclaimed clown duo Steve and Ryan, and now serving as the resident composer for Venardos Circus Productions. Among other things, he was the conductor and orchestrator for We Tell The Story: The Songs of Ahrens and Flaherty (Lucille Lortel Theatre), and recently completed a return NY engagement of Carole Bufford’s cabaret hit, Speak Easy, which he co-created, orchestrated, and conducted—and which featured the talents of the legendary Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Visit www.larrylees.com for more information.
Amanda Morton is a freelance Music Director and Senior Lecturer at University of the Arts and Drexel University. Select credits include: A New Brain, Into the Woods (Barrymore Award recipient), Spring Awakening (Theatre Horizon); A Year With Frog & Toad, The Secret Garden, Passion, Parade (Arden Theatre Company); Kiss of the Spider Woman, A New Brain, Side Show (11th Hour Concert Series); Malpractice Makes Perfect (York Theatre Company); Peter & I (American Theatre of Actors); We Tell the Story: The Songs of Ahrens & Flaherty (Lortel Theatre). Amanda is featured on the album "Sheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures (1949-2013)" in collaboration with Brian D'Arcy James and Sheldon Harnick. She has a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. Upcoming: Spamalot (Resident Theatre Company).