Apr 01, 2009 Doug Campbell Uncategorized
John Amos, well-known star of television and screen performs in Halley’s Comet, a one man show, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Amos has starred in big screen movies including “Die Hard 2”, “Coming to America” and the 1970s television sitcom “Good Times”. He was also prominently featured in “The West Wing”.
“Halley’s Comet” is an original stage play written and performed by Amos. He portrays an old man who goes back to the site where he first witnessed the beauty of Halley’s Comet as a young boy of 11, telling his old friend, the Comet, that “things sure have changed since the last time you passed this way.” His performance is truly incredible as he takes the audience on a whirlwind adventure through time, transforming himself into a parade of characters: the enchanting 87-year-old universal patriarch, a tough young man in the middle of a blood chilling WWII battle in the Pacific and a newly freed Liberian slave who heads out West as a cattle driver.
“Imagine, John Amos, coming to Hamilton,” Chittenango resident Tom Vecchio said. “We drive from Chittenango to enjoy shows at The Palace. It’s a great night of live entertainment for an even greater price!”
Tickets for Halley’s Comet are $20 for general audience or $10 for seniors (60+). To reserve tickets, contact the Palace Theater at 824-1420.
The Metro Weekender of London said, “Destined to become a classic.”
Theater will continue at the Palace Theater with collegiate theater performed by the Colgate Students presenting “Peter Pan” March 26 through 28, “The Pajama Game” April 9 through 11 and “Ballard vs. State” April 1 through 2. The family series continues with the presentation of “The Lorax” April 18 at 3 p.m., “Compost Theater” April 18 at 7 p.m. and “Mark Twain” on May 2 at 3 p.m. All of these shows are free except for “Mark Twain” with a cost of $5.
“Every show has either sold out or come close to selling out. Our reputation for presenting great national acts is growing,” said Patricia von Mechow, Director of the Palace Theater. Von Mechow is preparing for their third season. “I’m booking for 2009-2010 and hope to have our line-up ready by the end of April. It’s thrilling,” she said.
The Palace Theater is located at 19 Utica Street, in historic downtown Hamilton within easy walking distance of free parking, boutiques and casual dining. Tickets are non refundable. Seating is general admission. Please visit www.palacetheater.org or call 824-1420 for more information or to order tickets.