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Preview of 'The Sonny and Cher Show' at the Palace Theater

CANCELLED

Go back in time to the 1970s with this dazzling musical and comedy tribute to "The Sonny & Cher Show!"

The Sonny & Cher Show

The Connecticut Premiere at the Palace Theater

The Premiere of the Sonny and Cher Show scheduled to be held at The Palace Theater on March 9th, 2013 has been cancelled. Anyone who has bought tickets thru the theater will be contacted immediately to have your ticket money returned. Anyone who has bought tickets thru one of our cast members...please contact that cast member for information on how to get your funds back. Thank You,
Carlonte Entertainment

Gregorio Malonte and Lisa Carter recreate the magic of one of Hollywood's most iconic couples with live vocal impersonations, Vegas style production numbers and Bob Mackie inspired costumes. Hosted by Comedian Dennis Scott with musical productions choreographed by David Bovat.

Special guests include Bobby Darin, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Mathis, Velma Kelly, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Madonna, Rick James, Tina Turner, Mini Cher...with more guests and surprises.

Lisa Carter and Gregorio Malonte were first introduced at a fine dining restaurant located at the prestigious Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield Massachusetts in 2009.  Gregorio, born on the beautiful island of Guam to Hawaiian parents was the dining room manager.  Lisa, an accomplished dancer and vocalist was the hired act for the evening which consisted of her and a guitar player performing a musical dinner set.  In her second set she came out dressed as Cher.  The Cher of the 70’s.

Gregorio thought for a minute it was really Cher, but knew otherwise and complemented the impersonation.  The crowd enjoyed the Cher portion so much so that Lisa decided to go in that direction entirely and create a tribute to Cher throughout the decades.  After vigorous attempts with different songs and show concepts Lisa decided she needed a host.  In steps restaurant manager Gregorio Malonte who Lisa was unaware had an extensive theatre and performing background.  He hosted that first show and the two realized there was more to this chance encounter than a one night gig. Carter asked Malonte to play Sonny Bono and recreate the famous Hollywood television couple. Malonte laughed hysterically and said “Are you crazy, I look more like Jackie Chan “…he kept laughing and realized that she was serious.  The rest is history.

Booked as the grooviest comedy musical tribute show in town, The Sonny & Cher Show lives up to all of its promises.  Going on four years since their humble beginnings in restaurants and country clubs the show has gained popularity and momentum.  Performing to sellout crowds from The Majestic Theater to The Hu Ke Lau Showroom in Chicopee Ma., this multi-talented comical pair has struck a chord of nostalgia in the minds and hearts of their audiences. 

Unlike, in the 1970’s television show, this modern day Sonny & Cher duo put a twist to the familiar program with the announcement of their special guests from the past to the present. Tributing famous musical icons ranging from Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Mathis and Tony Orlando to Madonna, Amy Winehouse and the legendary Tina Turner all performed with amazing precision by these two quick change artists. Hosted by comedian Dennis Scott, the all new show has a cast of beautiful and talented dancers led by dance captain Katie Scherr with special performers including Dave Colucci as Bobby Darin, Victoria Jock as Mini Cher, Ethan Courtney as Sonny Kid and Cece Lewis as Chastity Bono who round out this impressive Las Vegas meets Broadway style production. 

Musical numbers staged by award winning and renowned choreographer David Bovat along with Bob Mackie inspired costumes, this show sparkles like an undiscovered gem. 

The Sonny & Cher Show staring Gregorio Malonte and Lisa Carter will be debuting for you to discover at The Palace Theater in Waterbury CT on March 9.  For more information and to purchase ticket please go online to www.palacetheaterct.com or call 203.346.2000

Come and enjoy a fun filled night of nostalgia...The Beat Goes on Forever with The Sonny and Cher Show!

The Palace Theater is located in the center of the state of Connecticut, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury – 35 miles from each state border and conveniently located off I-84 and Route 8. Boasting grand lobby spaces and ornate dome ceilings, the Palace Theater provides a palatial setting fit for a king - but intended for the people of Waterbury.

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Nancy Sasso Janis February 21, 2013 at 11:39 PM
The Palace Theater is having a Winter Blowaway Sale and all remaining tickets to the Sonny and Cher show are 50% off!!! Get them now while there are still tickets left!
Nancy Sasso Janis March 07, 2013 at 12:50 AM
The Premiere of the Sonny and Cher Show scheduled to be held at The Palace Theater on March 9th, 2013 has been cancelled. Anyone who has bought tickets through the theater will be contacted immediately to have your ticket money returned. Anyone who has bought tickets through one of the cast members...please contact that cast member for information on how to get your funds back. Thank You, Carlonte Entertainment
Debbie Carature March 10, 2013 at 12:11 PM
I just purchased the tickets for Sonny and Cher on Mar 4th with no indications that the show may be cancelled. Drove all the way there on the 9th to find the theatre closed. No emails, phone calls, announcements on radio, etc. -- Very poor planning and very disappointing. Never had this happen before at palace theatre. Got out of car to see very small sign on door that show was cancelled. Nancy, never heard of you before, but your first article saying the show was cancelled was posted on Jan. 16th. Why then did tickets continue to be sold. This really makes me think twice about purchasing further tickets from the palace.
Debbie Carature March 10, 2013 at 12:12 PM
I would like to know why show was cancelled.
Nancy Sasso Janis March 10, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Debbie: I posted the paragraph in bold letters at the top of this post (and as a comment above) on March 6 when I happened to see it on Facebook. (The original preview was posted back in January.) Although I got a call from the Palace when the date of the show was changed due to weather, I did not get one when it was cancelled and probably would have driven there that evening had I not seen the news online. There was a small announcement in the Waterbury Rep-Am this week that I saw after the fact. I do not have any idea why the management company cancelled the performance, but I don't think the Palace made the decision. I was very disappointed that I was unable to see the show so that I could write a review.

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