New Berlin Art Forum presents 37th season lineup

NEW BERLIN – The New Berlin Art Forum proudly announces its 2011-2012 performing arts series for the enjoyment of the community.

The season begins early this year with a bus trip to see a show followed by dinner on your own. The bus will leave for Endicott for the SRO show “All Shook Up” on Sunday, Sept. 18 from Unadilla Valley Central School Parking Lot at noon and travel to the Union Endicott High School for a 2 p.m. performance. Following the performance dinner will be enjoyed at your own expense at either Cracker Barrel Country Store and Restaurant or Applebee’s who share parking facilities.

Reservations must be made now by calling 847-9819 as bus seats are limited. Members have until Sept. 6 to make known their desire to participate. Meanwhile a list will be kept of non-members who would like to attend. Cost for members will include an additional $10 and $25 for non-members.

“All Shook Up” is a musical comedy built around a number of songs made famous by Elvis Presley. Not a biographical revue, it promises to be a real people pleaser. It takes place in 1955, somewhere in Middle America, where one girl’s dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power or rock & roll. All about mistaken identities, youthful rebellion and love, the musical features such Presley classics as “Jailhouse Rock,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “That’s All Right,” “It’s Now or Never,” “Love Me Tender,” “Blue Suede Shoe,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and “All Shook Up.”

S.R.O. Productions III was started in 1983 and is a Broome County based not-for-profit community theatre group dedicated to entertaining, enriching and educating audiences and performing artists of all ages by striving to provide high quality productions in well balanced theatrical seasons.

• Red Raville’s Big Band Sounds with 14 outstanding instrumentalists & vocalist will perform in the Unadilla Valley Central School Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.

The “Big Band Sounds” was born in 1986 when “Red” gathered musician friends from the Central New York area; most from the field of school instrumental teachers. Of the 14 musicians (five saxes, three trumpets, three trombones, bass, drums and keyboard), all but two are active or retired band directors and professionally trained musicians. Big Band Sounds performs at private parties, wedding receptions, anniversaries and jazz concerts, including venues in Northern, Central and Southern New York, and always to high praise. So plan to attend and enjoy an evening of great tunes made famous by the bands of Glenn Miller, Harry James, Woody Herman, Les Brown and arrangements of today’s music.

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