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SHOWS

From Hollywood to the Holidays - explore our unforgettable, ready-to-book shows and experiences:

The American Big Band Experience

THE AMERICAN BIG BAND EXPERIENCE
Celebrate the soundtrack of the 20th century

'The Big Bands are Back” with this action-packed show featuring the greatest hits of the Swing Era. You'll hear the hits of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and more. Two award-winning vocalists take the stage on an unforgettable night of entertaining time-travel.

This show includes:
-full 18-piece Big Band
-Male and Female vocalists
-multimedia presentations and visuals

"You have to experience it live..."

"The real deal..."

[The Boston Globe]

The Vaughn Monroe Show

THE VAUGHN MONROE SHOW
24-piece vintage variety (tribute to a legend)

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Join us for an evening of entertaining time-travel! This unique 24-piece show transports audiences to October 1949, just after World War II. The Vaughn Monroe Orchestra under the direction of Dan Gabel performs the original hits of Monroe, along with the Moon Maids vocal group, dancers, a comedian, and skits from the Camel Caravan radio and TV show. You’ll hear favorites such as Racing with the Moon, There! I've Said It Again, Ballerina, Let it Snow, (Ghost) Riders in the Sky, and more. The orchestra uses the original hand-written manuscripts through special arrangement with the Monroe family, (re)creating the authentic sights and sounds of the Big Band era. 

This show includes:

-full 18-piece Big Band

-Male and Female vocalists

-Comedian

-Dancing Duo

-Moon Maids vocal group

-multimedia presentations and visuals

-Television clips and photos/multimedia presentation

“Dan Gabel is uniquely qualified to present the music of my father...he has the right approach and all the talent in a similar way that Daddy led his band.”

—Christy Monroe Smith, Vaughn Monroe’s daughter

“You have to experience it live. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!”

Happy Holidays

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Get ‘In the Mood’ for the Holidays

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Starting at just a four piece combo, we expand to a full 24-piece variety show with Big Band, vocal group, ballerina, and more!


A Holiday Variety Show Spectacular, features the authentic vintage sounds of Dan Gabel's 18-piece big band, along with our vocal group and special guests. The classic appeal of the big band era brings the listener back to the 1930s and 40s, sitting "By the Fireside" with family and friends. Timeless classics such as White Christmas, The Christmas Song, and Let it Snow were arranged by Gabel, along with some swinging versions of God Rest Ye, Merry Gents, Boogie Woogie Santa Claus, and even The Nutcracker Suite. This two hour show is entertainment for the whole family, and sure to get you ‘In the Mood’ for the holidays.

This show includes:
-full 18-piece Big Band
-Male and Female vocalists
Add-ons:
-The Snowlites vocal group
-Ballerina 

 

The Songbook Duo

THE SONGBOOK DUO
The Great American Songbook: how words and music shaped a nation.

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Discover Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, George Gerswhin, Johnny Mercer, Richard Rodgers, Hoagy Carmichael, Sammy Cahn, and Harold Arlen. Join Dan Gabel and vocalist/pianist Kim Hawkey as we explore the structure of these songs, how they changed history, and found their way into our collective Heart and Soul.

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