0716 – QNEK Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” – two short stories by Damon Runyon – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably “Pick the Winner”.

The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0715 – QNEK Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” – two short stories by Damon Runyon – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably “Pick the Winner”.

The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0714 – QNEK Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” – two short stories by Damon Runyon – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably “Pick the Winner”.

The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0610 – Dream Cassette featuring Juno-award winners Joel Miller & Sienna Dahlen

An Evening of World-Class Jazz this Saturday evening – June 10th – at the Haskell Opera House featuring Juno-Award winners Joel Miller & Sienna Dahlen. Doors open at 6.30 pm. Concert begins at 7.30 pm. Tickets are $20 CAD and can be purchased online or at the door on the evening of the show.



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Juno-Award Winners Joel Miller & Sienna Dahlen Launch Dream Cassette Tour at The Haskell

The tour in support of the 2017 ECMA Jazz Recording of the Year kicks off in Stanstead June 10th, 2017 and concludes in Toronto June 27th after stops in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Ottawa.

Jazz saxophonist Joel Miller teams up with fellow Juno Award winner Jazz vocalist Sienna Dahlen on his latest album – and at The Haskell. Dream Cassette invites the listener to journey back to the saxophonist’s roots – the ‘comfort food’ of his musical journey – pop. At first glance, the vinyl length album is a tribute to the 1980’s pop music of the New Brunswick native’s youth. But Dream Cassette digs deeper, into memories of skateboard culture, and its striving for perfection. “Shredding”, as Miller calls it.

“That’s what got me into jazz”, Miller notes, “it’s very close; the focus you need to perfect a new skateboard move, and what I put into perfecting on my horn. They really went together, they were both virtuosity, a kind of anti-mediocrity”.

Miller reflects on the important role pop music has played in his development, and how jazz, for him, has wandered away from its original state of a ‘current’ art form. “Jazz really was a current thing in its heyday… now, it’s not”, Miller suggests. “[Pop music] is kind of like someone’s companion, it helps them deal with things that they’re going through”.

Dream Cassette reveals a poignant loss in the musician’s life; an unanswered tragedy that he could only respond to in music. Indeed, the driving rock piece “Streamlined” is an homage to Miller’s young nephew, an avid skateboarder who died unexpectedly. “My nephew Isaac was only 14 when he died, and I wanted to capture what he gave to me in his short life”, Miller explains. A photograph of the teen taking flight on a skateboard was the catalyst for the project, sparking memories of Miller’s own youth.

Although pop music is sometimes snubbed for being simple, Miller praises its ability to express a powerful range of emotions and ideas. “I think it’s easier for pop music to deal with these subjects because the last thing that they’re thinking about is being ‘correct’”. With an eclectic group of Montreal musicians, Miller has integrated sounds of bluegrass, rock & roll, folk, and of course Jazz. Featured prominently on the recording is fellow Juno Award winning jazz vocalist Sienna Dahlen, whose voice soars above the textures in instrument-like flourishes and lines. But as eclectic as the group is on paper, the music here is still pure and unmistakably Joel Miller. Within seconds, Miller’s choices make perfect sense, and genres are forgotten.

0506 – QNEK Lend Me A Tenor

Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy by Ken Ludwig. The play was produced on both the West End (1986) and Broadway (1989). It received nine Tony Award nominations and won for Best Actor (Philip Bosco) and Best Director (Jerry Zaks). A Broadway revival opened in 2010. Lend Me a Tenor has been translated into sixteen languages and produced in twenty-five countries.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0505 – QNEK Lend Me A Tenor

Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy by Ken Ludwig. The play was produced on both the West End (1986) and Broadway (1989). It received nine Tony Award nominations and won for Best Actor (Philip Bosco) and Best Director (Jerry Zaks). A Broadway revival opened in 2010. Lend Me a Tenor has been translated into sixteen languages and produced in twenty-five countries.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0430 – QNEK Lend Me A Tenor

Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy by Ken Ludwig. The play was produced on both the West End (1986) and Broadway (1989). It received nine Tony Award nominations and won for Best Actor (Philip Bosco) and Best Director (Jerry Zaks). A Broadway revival opened in 2010. Lend Me a Tenor has been translated into sixteen languages and produced in twenty-five countries.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0429 – QNEK Lend Me A Tenor

Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy by Ken Ludwig. The play was produced on both the West End (1986) and Broadway (1989). It received nine Tony Award nominations and won for Best Actor (Philip Bosco) and Best Director (Jerry Zaks). A Broadway revival opened in 2010. Lend Me a Tenor has been translated into sixteen languages and produced in twenty-five countries.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0428 – QNEK Lend Me A Tenor

Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy by Ken Ludwig. The play was produced on both the West End (1986) and Broadway (1989). It received nine Tony Award nominations and won for Best Actor (Philip Bosco) and Best Director (Jerry Zaks). A Broadway revival opened in 2010. Lend Me a Tenor has been translated into sixteen languages and produced in twenty-five countries.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0401 – An Evening with Gregory Douglass featuring Tod Pronto


Doors open at 6:30 pm. The concert will start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Gregory Douglass‘ evocative, alternative sound blends “Rufus Wainwright’s opulent musicality and Justin Timberlake’s accessible soulfulness,” according to OUT Magazine. A Vermont native and Los Angeles transplant, Douglass has been coined “One of New England’s best-kept secrets,” by NPR’s Morning Edition and has shared the stage with the likes of Jason Mraz, Regina Spektor, They Might Be Giants, Shawn Colvin, and The Weepies to name a few.

An internationally renowned musician with eight critically acclaimed albums under his belt, Douglass has paved his own way to his successful independent career and is one of the top independent artists on Pandora radio today. Douglass has sold 100,000+ songs digitally on his own, his videos have amounted to nearly 1 million views on YouTube alone, and his music videos have charted numerous times on MTV Network’s LOGO TV.  In addition to his on-stage collaborations, Douglass has recorded with fellow Vermonters Grace Potter (Hollywood Records) and Anaïs Mitchell (Righteous Babe Records) among others.

Tod Pronto is a Singer / Songwriter born and raised in Newport Vermont. Tod has recorded 3 albums of original music to date including his album “Nashville Stereo” that was recorded in Nashville, TN for “B-Venturous Records” and his new self produced album “It Can’t All Be Wrong”. He also writes instrumental background music for television and his work has appeared on AMC and The National Geographic Network among others. Tod’s song “Money and a Suitcase” was the first track featured on a compilation album put out by “Shut Eye Records” in 2005 called “The United State of Americana Vol. 3” that went on to reach #20 on the Roots Rock Airplay Report. These days Tod’s music combines Folk, Roots Music, Country, Rock, and Blues to create a unique blend of Americana Music. His live show combines his originals along with his fun and unique brand of storytelling.