ABBAMANIA AND NIGHT FEVER
KICK OFF THE 2016
ARCADIA PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT SERIES
The Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation concert season begins on January 9, 2016 at 8pm when Abbamania and Night Fever perform at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center.
The evening will feature cover bands for Abba and the Bee Gees. Abbamania and Night Fever perform over 200 concerts a year and will take audiences back to the time when Abba and the Bee Gees ruled the pop music world.
“Part of the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation’s mission is to provide a wide variety of performing arts for the community. We are fortunate to be able to bring world-‐class artists to our venue.” Said Gary Yamada, Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation Board Member and Programming Coordinator, “This year’s lineup of artists at the APAC is sure to be exciting and memorable. We encourage everyone to experience a live concert and support the mission of the foundation.”
Tickets, available online by visiting www.arcadiapaf.org, are $29 to $79. The theatre is located at 188 Campus Drive, Arcadia CA 91007. For more information please call 626.821.1781.
Abbamania is the world’s number one production of Abba songs. Abba was one of popular music’s most successful acts. They topped music charts from 1975 to 1982 around the world and sold over 140 million records. The Abbamania show is comprised of studio musicians who recreate the Abba experience live in concert. They are the only Abba production to perform twice for the cast of Mama Mia. Audiences will hear hits from “Waterloo” and “S.O.S” to “Dancing Queen”.
Abbamania Cast Members
Monica Tietz, a professional singer for over 15 years, plays Anni-‐Frid.
Kristal Jackson, with a background in musical productions ranging from “Anne of Green Gables” to “Rocky Horror”, plays Agnetha.
Nick Pattison, who plays guitar and records his own music, stars as Bjorn.
Ewan Fernie is rated one of the best pianists in Canada, and he plays Benny.
About Night Fever
Night Fever is a unique re-‐creation of the Bee Gees and boasts the high harmonies and stage presence of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The Bee Gees had exceptional success performing their popular music in the late 1960s, and again as prominent performers of disco music in the late 1970s. The album “Saturday Night Fever” sold over 30 million copies. In Night Fever, the singers will perform a wide range of tunes from the Bee Gees’ songbook including “Jive Talking”, “To Love Somebody”, “Stayin’ Alive”, “Night Fever” and “You Should Be Dancing”.
Night Fever Cast Members
Joe Varga plays Robin Gibb. Formerly a member of the successful band “Varga”, he has been playing the part of Robin for ten years.
John Ralphs plays Barry Gibb and is so convincing he was once approached by Barry Gibb and Steven Spielberg about playing Barry for a possible Bee Gees film project.
Matthew Whale studied music at the Toronto Conservatory. He plays Maurice Gibb.
Upcoming Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation Concerts
The concert series continues on February 20, 2016 with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, then Hiroshima on May 14, 2016, and Daniel Ho’s Warmest Aloha on June 4, 2016.
Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation Mission Statement
The Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation, a non-‐profit 501(c)(3) organization, was created to support arts education in the schools and is dedicated to maintaining the Performing Arts Center as a nucleus for the arts, education and engagement where the lives of students and the greater community are enriched. The Arcadia Performing Arts Center is destined to be a world-‐ class venue where lessons are learned, talent is fostered and an impressive array of arts is shared and cultivated.
About The Arcadia Performing Arts Center
The Arcadia Performing Arts Center anchors Arcadia High School campus on the northwest corner. This $20 million, 40,000 square foot, state-‐of-‐the-‐art facility includes a main performance hall with seating for 1,150, a stage that holds 200 musicians, tunable acoustics and professional lighting and sound. The Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation, a non-‐profit 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to maintaining the Performing Arts Center as a nucleus for the arts, education and engagement where the lives of students and the greater community are enriched.