For Immediate Release: October 14, 2020
Eagle Theatre Media Contact: Angela Longo, Executive Director email@example.com
Eagle Theatre presents Sweet Seasons: The Music of Carole King
Timeless tunes of King offered outdoors and socially-distant, October 25 at 3PM
HAMMONTON, NJ – Eagle Theatre is proud to present Sweet Seasons: The Music of Carole King, performed by Michelle Foster and a live band, on Sunday, October 25 at 3PM. The band creates an intimate atmosphere, featuring songs from Carole King’s hit records like “I Feel the Earth Move,” “It’s Too Late,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman,” and more!
While the Eagle Theatre’s beautiful theatre, located in the heart of Hammonton, NJ, is not holding indoor performances at this time, the community has opened up a large parking lot, directly across the street from the theatre, behind Bellevue Bagel Cafe and Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery and Annata Wine Bar to accommodate a temporary pop-up stage with approximately one hundred seats for guests to come and enjoy the timeless tunes of Carole King for a Fall, Sunday afternoon.
Socially distant seating options will include over a dozen tables for four, the best seating option, a limited number of two-person tables, and ‘BYO chairs’ tickets for guests attending solo. Guests will be permitted to bring their own dinners or pick up take-out meals from one of the local restaurants in town.
Michelle Foster is a New York-based singer, pianist, actress, and dancer, making herself a “quadruple threat.” She has previously worked with the Eagle Theatre as a Music Director. The band performing alongside her are multi-talented musicians bringing percussion, guitar and more at the highest professional level to capture the quality of King’s canon of work.
Warm beverages will be sold as concessions, and discounts for take-out cocktails from Annata Wine Bar will be offered to patrons 21 years or older who purchase a ticket. No outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed for this performance.. The show runs about 2 hours with a 10 minute intermission, and the restroom across the street at the Eagle Theatre will be accessible.
The Eagle Theatre is located at 208 Vine Street in Hammonton NJ. Guests can park in the freelots surrounding the theatre. An outdoor Box Office will be set up where guests can check in, use hand sanitizer, and be guided to their tables or seating areas before enjoying the performance.
COVID-19 GUIDELINES: The Eagle Theatre asks that patrons please stay home if they are feeling ill, showing symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19. Masks are required when not seated at an assigned table. All tables will be spaced socially-distant from other guests. In the event of rain or extreme weather, the event will be rescheduled to November 1 at 3 PM. Returns can only be exchanged in the form of an Eagle Theatre gift cards.
ABOUT MICHELLE FOSTER
Foster is a regular keyboardist with Gloria Gaynor’s musical director, Mark Baron, and a keyboardist/vocal soloist with legendary doo-wop group, The Duprees. Foster was cast in her first professional musical at Axelrod Performing Arts Center. Foster was selected to perform as vocalist/keyboardist with the Mercury World Tour, produced by Terry Barber, at The Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, California. Michelle now tours internationally with Barber as a collaborative pianist and vocal soloist. While performing The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Canada, Michelle “stuck out as a clear talent” (The Palace Theatre). Though Michelle’s first love was always musical theater, her experience performing in Barber’s various tour programs opened her up to a world where her diverse talents could merge. At 23 years old, Michelle self-produced, created and starred in Broadway 2020, an original musical review that showcases her mastery of voice, piano, drama and dance as she takes audiences on a journey through Broadway hits old and new. The show premiered at The Ritz Theatre in 2019 and is currently being booked for the 2021-2022 seasons. The Broadway 2020 album is set to release in the summer of 2020. Michelle is currently launching Sweet Seasons: The Music of Carole King, a second tour program that brings audiences on a look back at the music that shaped a generation. In addition to touring, Michelle works as a recording artist on Fiverr and is part-owner of the private music production company Tunedly. Michelle holds a Bachelor of
Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, with minors in chemistry and dance. She has continued her studies at The Juilliard School, Liz Caplan Vocal Studio, and one-on-one with the most prominent casting and creative directors in New York.
ABOUT EAGLE THEATRE
Eagle Theatre is dedicated to redefining regional theatre through innovation, enlightened production techniques, and the development of eclectic theatrics. The Eagle Theatre has a year-round Conservatory Program with a high school-aged Repertory Co. and hosts the annual NJ Fringe Festival.
The 2020/21 programming is presented by Dr. Amerigo Falciani & Dr. Melissa Graule in Memory of Livio & Carmela Falciani. This program is made possible by funds from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. With additional support provided by OceanFirst Bank and the Wyncote Foundation. The Eagle Theatre is a non profit, 501(C)3 organization associated with Actor’s Equity Association.