Presenting a dynamic musical review of hit songs from America’s favorite boys from New Jersey, OH WHAT A NIGHT! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons headlines the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation’s thirteenth annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The performance begins at 7 p.m. and is preceded by an Evening for the Arts reception at 6 p.m., which includes complimentary wine and beer, light hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction of over 150 “must have” items. Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396). Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.
OH WHAT A NIGHT! is an exhilarating, family friendly musical revue written by Motown producer George Solomon, directed by award-winning Broadway producer/director Michael Chapman with choreography by Paul Holmquist. The show features all the original Valli-Four Season hits such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, Working My Way Back To You, Let’s Hang On and Who Loves You? as well as many top 10 releases not in Broadway’s Tony award-winning hit musical. According to Judy Primavera, foundation co-founder and president, “Everyone loves this music. We are very fortunate to have the country’s #1 Frankie Valli-Four Seasons tribute band at our gala.” The Gala will also showcase the talents local young performers involved in the foundation’s programs. Masterminding the evening’s festivities are Master of Ceremonies, Jared Brown the Artist Director of Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford and serving as co-hosts and auctioneers, Rob and Andrea Kennedy, Directors of Amity Creative Theatre.
The Evening for the Arts Gala benefits the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals, and created in the memory of Orange, CT, resident Jamie Alaine Hulley. All proceeds from the Gala go to support the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, which sponsors scholarships, educational programs and grants in the arts throughout Connecticut, especially in the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties. Within the Amity region, students in all six elementary schools and the two Amity Middle Schools have benefitted from the foundation’s arts educational programs, including a start-up grant for the Spartan Players theater club at the Bethany campus. At Amity High School, the foundation sponsors a visiting artist series in studio art, music, and theatre; the Memory Project, Mugs for Mankind, storytelling SLAM, as well as Amity Creative Theatre’s fall play and spring musical. This year a total of nine Amity graduates are recipients of four-year partial college scholarships to study art or theatre. For information on the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, visit www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org, call (203) 891-8869, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.