“Let The Sun Shine In” when The 5th Dimension, Led by Original Lead Singer Florence LaRue Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on February 20
With more than 20 million records sold worldwide, 22 Top 40 Hits, five #1 hits and six Grammy Awards, the legendary 5th Dimension, led by original member and lead vocalist, Florence LaRue, continues to delight sold out audiences with their amazing harmonies, immaculate showmanship, and exciting energy wherever they perform. The band was recently introduced to a new generation with Questlove’s documentary, Summer of Soul. Their classic songs include: “Up, Up, and Away,” “One Less Bell to Answer,” “Last Night I Didn’t Get to Sleep At All,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” and the iconic “Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In.” See The 5th Dimension at The Ridgefield Playhouse Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 8pm, part of the Pepsi Rock Series Driven by North American Motor Car.
In 1967, a little-known vocal group called The 5th Dimension recorded the song “Up, Up and Away” which catapulted the group to instant stardom. Countless magazine covers, world tours and several Grammys later, The 5th Dimension is recognized as one of the most prolific soul, R&B groups in musical history. They have performed on the world’s most famous stages, including Radio City Music Hall alongside Frank Sinatra and the Hollywood Bowl, and delivered unforgettable television performances on the “Ed Sullivan Show,” “Soul Train” and “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” The 5th Dimension has secured its position in the Grammy Hall of Fame, with 14 gold records, six platinum records and six Grammy Awards.
In 2015, The 5th Dimension celebrated 50 years of extraordinary entertainment. Original member Florence LaRue and company continue to deliver dynamic performances that stand the test of time and captivate audiences from Las Vegas to Manila, Philippines.
While remaining true to their original, five-part harmonic sound, The 5th Dimension remains versatile, attracting audiences of all ages and nationalities. Within the last decade, The 5th Dimension has taken the stage with several prestigious symphony orchestras, entertained at the White House and performed for families at Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida, demonstrating the group’s diverse appeal. The iconic group continues to sell out venues across the United States, Europe and Asia.
According to a review by White Plains Citizens,” [The 5th Dimension’s] voices and harmony are stronger, more emotional and as meaningful, perhaps more meaningful than when they first became hits in the 1965-1975 era. Today’s Dimension delivers a tight, personal show, as crisp as old top 40 Radio.”
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