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Stamford Center for the Arts returns from bankruptcy with exciting fall entertainment lineup

By Stamford Center for the Arts





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Downtown Cultural Theater Returns with Performances from Todd Rundgren, Tony Bennett, Menopause The Musical, David Copperfield, and Many More

August 6, 2009 - Stamford, CT - With the global economic crisis rippling to all facets of business, its effect on the local arts community and not-for-profit arts organizations has been especially difficult. Last August, the Stamford Center of the Arts (SCA) filed for bankruptcy in an effort to move forward and rebuild as a more financially sound community performing arts center.

Less then a year later, the Stamford Center for the Arts has filed its plan with the court to emerge from bankruptcy in early fall.

At that time, the lights from the Palace Theatre will showcase such talented performers as rock legend Todd Rundgren, David Copperfield and the incomparable Tony Bennett.

"We are delighted to continue to serve the arts community of the greater Stamford area," says Chairman of the Stamford Center for the Arts, Michael Widland. "After a difficult period, we're excited and invigorated from our restructuring and enhanced programming and are confident that the changes made will only serve to better help us enrich the metro area through our presentation of the finest in arts and entertainment."

With many more shows and performances still to be announced, Stamford Center for the Arts' upcoming fall schedule includes:

Wednesday, September 9 - Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren will perform the entire classic album, "A Wizard, A True Star" plus a second full set of songs spanning his remarkable 40-year career. Tickets for Todd Rundgren are ONLY available through AWATSlive.com.

Saturday, September 12 - Tony Bennett
Once dubbed by Frank Sinatra as "the best singer in the business," Tony Bennett is a versatile vocalist who has made many contributions to the Great American songbook.

Tuesday, September 22 - Friday, September 25 - Menopause The Musical
Menopause pokes fun at hot flashes, memory loss, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and eating binges, all set to 25 classic baby-boomer songs.

Tuesday, September 29 - David Copperfield
David Copperfield's goal in "Grand Illusion" is to take one's dreams (and maybe a few nightmares) and make them become reality using his state of the art wizardry.

Saturday, October 3 - Sunday, October 4 - Stamford Symphony - Uncompromising Genius
Euphoria, shattered illusions and the Emperor Napoleon. Uncompromising Genius features Beethoven's Symphony No.3 "Eroica" and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with David Chan, violinist.

Saturday, October 10 - Fall Fisticuffs III: King and Queen of the Palace
The third annual flagship amateur boxing fundraiser to benefit the RF YOUTH BOXING Program.

Thursday, October 22 - Jackie Mason
Widely regarded as one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time Mason combines pungent political satire, insightful observations on the foibles of modern life and impeccable timing to create material leaving audiences laughing until they cry.

Friday, October 23 - The Cast of BEATLEMANIA!
Featuring former members who starred in the Broadway production BEATLEMANIA! is the original and only complete representation of the musical force called The Beatles.

All performances are held at the Stamford Center for the Arts' Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901.

Tickets can purchased the SCA website, www.scalive.org or charged by phone with major credit cards by calling the SCA Box Office at 203-325-4466. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Palace Theatre box office in downtown Stamford, CT. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10AM to 6pm.

For additional information (directions, parking) visit the SCA website at www.scalive.org or call 203-325-4466.

About the Stamford Center for the Arts:

The vision of the Stamford Center for the Arts is to be the regional arts center for exciting entertainment that enhances and enriches the cultural, educational, economic, and social life of the community. The SCA strives to achieve this vision by demonstrating integrity in all work and relationships, providing service and quality in all activities, fostering and promoting diversity of thought, ideas and culture, providing stewardship for the Stamford Arts community, emphasizing outreach in our community, and offering creativity in all endeavors. Major funding provided by Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.




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