Lenox resident John Davidson, well known star of stage and TV brings his singer/songwriter side to Saturday Night Liv (hosted by Liv Cummins) at the Spectrum Playhouse, in Lee, on Founder’s Day weekend, Sept. 16 and 17, 2016. SNLiv is a long-running, live variety show that combines elements of SNL and the classic variety shows like Carol Burnett and Ed Sullivan. Also performing are Magician Carl Seiger, a Tyringham resident, comic Danny Bloom, Berkshire Children’s Theater and sketch comedy troupe The Really Convincing Players: Sarah Mitchell, Andrew Joffe, Tony Carrano, Lora Lee Ecobelli and Katelyn Pekrul.
Davidson is well known to TV viewers as the host of “That’s Incredible”, “Hollywood Squares”, and his own talk shows, as well as many appearances as guest host of The Tonight Show, filling in for Johnny Carson. He is a Broadway stalwart, and is seen in Las Vegas showrooms regularly. He now writes and performs his own original songs, and will do so at the Lee shows.
Seiger regularly plays sold out shows in the Berkshires and in Florida. His slight-of-hand legerdemain is baffling and amazing to watch. He’s often asked, after performances, “How did you do that?”, though he never answers that question. See if you can figure it out.
Cummins is a local comedic actress, playwright and songwriter, who has been hosting SNLiv for 15 years. She and head writer Sandy McKnight produce the show for Columbia Arts Team, a not-for-profit arts company, with proceeds going to helping showcase local performers and bringing performing arts into schools. Joyous Studios.
The Spectrum Playhouse is a multi-purpose performance space hosting a year-long season of professional performing artists, theatre productions, concerts, lectures and community events. The Playhouse along with the Good Purpose Gallery in Downtown Lee are part of the Creative Arts department at the College Internship Program (CIP) which provides young adults with Learning Differences including Autism Spectrum disorders with an outlet for creative interests, expression through practical skill building and hands-on experience
Both shows begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are available in advance at discounted prices at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2595946.
General admission at the door is $20, $10 for seniors and students.
For more information, call the Spectrum Playhouse at 413 394-5023 or visit www.spectrumplayhouse.org .
The Spectrum is located at 20 Franklin St. in Lee, MA.