60’s Spotlight Show

By September 8, 2016Past Events

This high energy kick-off to HVT’s Games We Play season is an exciting musical production that salutes the most influential decade of our time.  The show features eight veteran musicians and is a feast for the ears, taking you back to the days of peace, love, war, protest, hippies, flower power, sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll.  Relive the music, the culture, the fashion, and the good vibrations.  The 60s Spotlight Show takes you on a journey to the Psychedelic Era through the British Invasion, from Motown through to Woodstock, sharing background and history about the original songs and artists.

Audience will relive the peace and love of the sixties with all those powerful, nostalgic hits from The Who, The Beatles, Diana Ross, The Dave Clarke Five, The Monkees, The Rolling Stones, Santana and more.

Matthew Tiffin, HVT’s Artistic Director says, “This show rocks.  Audiences have been telling me they want more music in our seasons and I’ve heard many requests for music from the 1960s.  This fabulous show, produced by an Ontario/Las Vegas outfit rocks all the major hits of the era, taking you back on a nostalgic, trippy, peace and love voyage through the most vibrant, complex, and powerful decade of the 20th century.  If you’ve never been to Hudson Village Theatre, the 60’s Spotlight Show is a perfect introduction to our theatre.  And this groovy music crosses all boundaries and doesn’t depend on speaking English or French.  A perfect, inclusive show to kick off our fabulous 2016 Season!”

Produced by Jim and Brenda Eagle, with Musical Direction by Peter de Sousa.

Musicians include: Peter de Sousa, Tim Louis, Adam Bowman, David Rodenberg, Matt Segriff, and Brandon Sanders.

Vocals are fronted by powerhouse singer, Cheryl Lescom, who has been part of the Canadian music scene for over 35 years.  She started off in 1975 with several of her own bands before becoming backup singer for Ronnie Hawkins and touring with Long John Baldry, Jeff Healey, Matt Minglewood and Dutch Mason, to name a few.  As the late, great Long John Baldry once said, “Cheryl Lascom has one of the best and biggest voices in Canada.  I’ve had many great singers with me over the years and Cheryl is by far one of my favourites!”

Bring your bell bottoms!  60’s Spotlight Show runs May 25th through June 5th.