When it comes to entertainment in Queens you can always count on Queens Performing Arts Center, located at Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside. The lineup of talent for this season is so great. It includes the Professional Series, Movies, and Spotlights.
Sunday, September, 30th brings international music legend Dionne Warwick as she enters her 50th year in show business with her latest cd of Sammy Cahn standards. Pasquale Caputo, aka Pat Cooper, who will be joined with two other comedians for even more laughs, appears on Oct. 7th. On Oct. 14th, Tony Orlando stars with comedian Elayne Boosler, which is sure to be an evening of great songs and laughter.
The Capitol Steps will make an appearance on Oct. 21st as they spoof the upcoming candidacy with their latest show, Take The Money And Run For President. More comedy as former SNL and emmy-nominated Rob Schneider performs on Nov. 17th.
Three of the most admired and legendary Broadway superstars Donna McKechnie, Ken Page and Leroy Bean take us on a musical journey celebrating their illustrious careers on the Great White Way. Performing the show-stopping songs for which they are best known, these three icons have starred in some of the greatest musicals of all time including Cats, Ain't Misbehavin', A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, State Fair, Company, On The Town, Promises, Promises, The Wiz, Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly, Beauty And The Beast and Sweet Charity.
QPAC’s Movie Series is fabulous for folks who love to sing along with the soundtrack. If you haven’t gotten enough of the Wizard Of Oz (I can act out three scenes on my own) join fans on Oct. 20th.
The season doesn’t just include 2012. Stay tuned for names such as Tommy Tune, Tommy James, Rich Little, Charo, Hal Linden as well as a performance of the play, You’ve Got Hate Mail, as well as their Children’s Series.
One thing you can count on at QPAC is paying much lower prices than Broadway and free parking. Box office: 718-631-6311.