Grammy Award Winner Melissa Manchester to perform at Center Stage in Fontana!
Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter MELISSA MANCHESTER to perform at Center Stage!
Live In Concert One Weekend Only –
January 27 @ 7:30pm & January 28 @ 7:00pm
Center Stage is proud to present Grammy Award winning recording artist Melissa Manchester. Melissa Manchester’s performance at Center Stage is another one of the very exciting opportunities the theater has offered to local patrons to see well known talent in an upscale and up close setting at an affordable price. Todd Vigiletti, Executive Producer at Center Stage said “Where else can you get an amazing dinner and see amazing talent in such an intimate venue? There is
nothing else in the Southland that presents such an amazing opportunity. We can not wait to have her with us!”
Melissa Manchester’s music has served to establish her as a compelling singer/songwriter. Her debut releases Home To Myself and Bright Eyes positioned her as a dynamic new talent, and Melissa launched the smash hit single “Midnight Blue”.
Melissa and Kenny Loggins co-wrote the radio classic “Whenever I Call You Friend”, and her songs have been recorded by Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Kathy Mattea, PeaboBryson and Cleo Laine, among many others. Her international hits “Through The Eyes Of Love” and “Don’t Cry Out Loud” were written for her by her friend and frequent collaborator Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch and the late Peter Allen.
Melissa was nominated for a Grammy in 1978 and 1979 and received the Grammy Award in 1982 for Best Female Vocalist. In 1980 she became the first artist in the history of the Academy Awards to have two nominated movie themes
in a given year, “Through The Eyes Of Love” the theme from Ice Castles and “The Promise” from the feature film The Promise. She went on the make Oscar history by performing both songs during the worldwide telecast.
Melissa has combined her acting and singing talents in starring roles in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Song And Dance and Music Of The Night, and in a recurring role in the hit television series Blossom (NBC). She also worked again with Bette
Midler, co-starring in the film For The Boys, released by 20th Century Fox.
Melissa returned to the stage when she co-starred with Kelsey Grammer in Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece Sweeney Todd at The Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, and she recently starred in the Chicago premiere of HATS!, a new musical that contains several songs she co-wrote with Sharon Vaughn.
Dinner and show price is $79.95, $89.95 for VIP dinner and center-section show seating, and show-only tickets are available for $49.95. Entree choices for dinner guests are filet mignon and shrimp skewer served with a shallot sherry demiglaze, chicken wellington topped with a mushroom Madeira sauce, sword fish with honey mustard emulsion, and the Chef’s special penne pasta tossed with freshly roasted vegetables. Cocktails, beer, wine, and a la carte appetizers and
dessert are available for all concert-goers.
After opening to rave reviews in July of 2008, Center Stage quickly developed a reputation for the best fine dining and entertainment combination. Center Stage is also the host of the popular Thursday night salsa club “Noches Con Ritmo” as
well as many social and community events.
For more information please contact Center Stage at 909-429-SHOW (7469) or visit www.centerstagefontana.com
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