Broadway Stars, Local Musicians and Holiday Show Among Upcoming Events at Historical Theater
The Wall Street Theater, which recently opened its doors after undergoing a $10 million-dollar renovation, has released its schedule of upcoming events at the historic theater located at 71 Wall Street in the SoNo section of Norwalk, Connecticut.
The Wall Street Theater has partnered with Norwalk Comedy to offer a monthly comedy show, featuring top comics from the Tri-State area. This opening night performance will feature Jon Fisch (“Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Late Show with David Letterman”), along with up-and-coming names Joe Gerics and Beecher.
Thunder From Down Under, an Australian male revue troupe, has been serving as “eye candy” for women over the past 15 years. The perfect girls’ night out, this show is open to Adults 18+.
The Wall Street Theater is proud to partner with the Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet to offer this holiday classic, featuring dancers from the dance school accompanied by the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (6:00pm performance only). Held in conjunction with the performance, a separately ticketed event to support the non-profit youth dance organization will offer admittance to an after-party and exclusive silent auction.
Norwalk musician Jen Durkin returns to the Wall Street Theater after making her debut with Deep Banana Blackout at this location (then known as The Globe Theater) more than 20 years ago. This evening will feature original music from Durkin, as well as familiar tributes to musical legends such as the Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
Broadway and television star Telly Leung, currently starring on Broadway as the title role in Disney’s “Aladdin,” will perform a mix of Broadway showtunes and innovative twists on classic songs from Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel, Alan Menken, Michael Jackson and more, as featured on his two solo albums – “I’ll Cover You” and “Songs for You.”
Norwalk Comedy’s monthly comedy show (performers TBA)
The Delfonics – an R&B/Soul vocal group made famous in the late 60s/early 70s for such hits as “La La Means I Love You” and “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind” return to the stage for a one-night only performance with original member (and Norwalk native) Major Harris, partnered with recent addition Gary Stevens.
Future events with additional information to come:
January (Date and Time TBA)
Fitness Dance Party with Billy Blanks, Jr.
January (Date and Time TBA)
Monday, February 19 (Time TBA)
Reggae musician and former singer of Tom Tom Club Mystic Bowie will be returning to The Wall Street Theater for his “Talking Dreads Birthday Party,” featuring a special guest performer from the 90s.
Saturday, March 31 (Time TBA)
Broadway star and film actress Sharon Catherine Brown, who played Effie in the Broadway and touring productions of “Dreamgirls,” will be performing classic Broadway favorites.
Tickets for event at the Wall Street Theater may be purchased online, or by calling the box office at 877-987-6487.
About the Wall Street Theater
The Wall Street Theater (www.wallstreettheater.com) is the first, next-generation performance space in Connecticut showcasing professional music, comedic, dance and stage performances from nationally-recognized names as well as local organizations. The 700-seat theater, located at 71 Wall Street in the SoNo section of Norwalk, Connecticut, underwent a $10 million-dollar to restore this national historic landmark to its original glory from the early 1900s. Originally known as The Regent when the location opened in 1915 featuring Vaudeville performances, the theater was also known as The Norwalk and The Roxy (during this time period, the theater was outfitted as a movie theater showing such blockbusters as “Jaws” and “Blues Brothers”). During its tenure as The Globe in the 90s, the stage featured many up-and-coming performers on tour such as Beastie Boys, Lil’ Kim, Psychedelic Furs, Mighty Might Bosstones, Poison and the Allman Brothers, until it shuttered in the late 90s. 71 Wall Street remained dark until it reopened as The Wall Street Theater in the summer of 2017.
Under the direction of president Suzanne Cahil, artistic director Billy Blanks, Jr., concert director Gene Morell and an advisory board, the theater is planning on offering arts education for families, mentoring programs for youth in the arts, summer camp programming, and offering its space for private rentals, parties and events.