All Entertainment Review — First Night Chatham 2018 (12/31/2017)
This page lists all the Performances and Special Events of First Night Chatham 2018 -– December 31, 2017. This is last year’s schedule, not the next First Night. It is for reference, and for the links to performers’ websites and other pages that are included in many of the listings.
Preliminary Schedule subject to change
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House at 9:00 PM
The Beach Dawgs is a collection of top New York / New Jersey musicians who, on their own, have toured internationally, released numerous recordings, and have played with the likes of Bette Midler, Chuck Berry, Dion, Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, among others.
Elementary School Gym at 10:00 PM
Elementary School Gym at 11:00 PM
The team had 14 top ten finishes and 15 top 20 finishes at the 2015 National Competition. The team returned to the National Competition in 2016 and placed in the top 5 for four speed events (including two 3rd place finishes), and the top 10 for five additional speed events. In the individual freestyle events, there was one top 5 placement and two top 10 placements.
Community Center Gym at 4:00 PM
Methodist Church at 10:00 PM
With no rhythm section, a sax quartet exhibits skills in intonation, communication, balance, blend, and independence. Throughout their shows, they teach the audience about the history and mechanics of the various saxophones. Not only will you enjoy the music played by an ensemble you have most likely never heard or seen before, you will also learn something!
Monomoy Middle School Auditorium at 4:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at 3:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at 5:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Large Gym at 7:00 PM
Holy Redeemer Church at 9:00 PM
Methodist Church at 8:00 PM
Starting on the punk scene in Boston in the 1980's with his club Streets, his first hit was “The Girl With The Curious hand”. He has more recently released three CDs of Americana music, and now lives on the Cape and performs regularly around Cape music venues.
Congregational Church at 5:00 PM
St. Christopher's Chapel at 3:00 PM
Chev will be accompanied by Greg Polanik. Greg honed his skills in the jazz clubs of St. Louis, before arriving on the Cape a few years ago. With decades of experience on the acoustic and electric guitar, Greg weaves wide ranging influences together to create music that can be both intimate and exciting.
This spring they shared the stage as Lancelot and Guinevere in Camelot at the Academy of Performing Arts. Beau is a Cape Cod native and has been performing locally for most of his life. An accomplished actor and singer, he was most recently seen as Professor Callahan in Legally Blonde The Musical at the APA. Beau was named a Cape Cod Times favorite actor for his performances in Our Town, Cabaret, and Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical.
Sara is a classically trained opera singer, but you may also recognize her as the owner of The Bashful Tarte Bakery! Recently relocated to Cape Cod from the Midwest, Sara has performed at The APA as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, The Wicked Witch of The West in The Wizard of Oz, Cassie in A Chorus Line and The Lady of The Lake in Spamalot.
Elementary School Gym at 2:00 PM
St. Christopher's Church at 11:00 PM
St. Christopher's Church at 2:00 PM
Orpheum Theater at 5:00 PM
Methodist Church at 3:00 PM
Vocalist and songwriter Siren Mayhew is a native Martha's Vineyarder who currently performs with the Sultans of Swing - a wedding/event band that plays on the Vineyard and around the country - and several local bands. She also writes and performs original music and is working on recording an album this winter. She will perform with the Cape Symphony again in their 2017 Holiday Pops concert, and has performed at First Night Chatham three times in the past.
Griffin McMahon is emerging as a unique and versatile organist, pianist, vocalist, and avid collaborator in the American music scene. Equally at home in the worlds of classical and popular music, Griffin serves as Music Director and Organist at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in historic downtown Edgartown. Siren and Griffin started collaborating soon after he moved to the Vineyard. They have played church music, rock/pop music, and original music together.
St. Christopher's Church at 5:00 PM
Community Center 2nd Floor at 5:00 PM
Line Dance Instruction: . Come and learn a few steps and put them to use with the band during the show. Line Dance instruction during North Country’s performance, and during the band’s break. Professional instructor Cathy Hatch will teach you the steps and the moves to keep your boots scootin’ across the dance floor all night.
Every performance is arranged in a way that showcases each singer in a lead role – a trait that very few a cappella groups in the country can claim. Guy Chiapponi, Tommy Duarte, Dennis Taylor, Jimmy Martin, and Vinny Straccia have excited audiences throughout New England for over 35 years, adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo to songs from the 1940's through today.
In 2011 North Shore Acappella was featured on NBC's The Sing Off dazzling listeners across the country.
Elementary School Gym at 5:00 PM
Young children ages 4 through 6 who would like a chance to shine on stage will be invited for a short twirl in the spotlight during the part of the production when the toy Nutcracker comes to life and becomes a real Prince. The front row will be held for these young aspiring dancers!
Monomoy Middle School Auditorium at 9:00 PM
Community Center Gym at 2:00 PM
Congregational Church at 11:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House at 11:00 PM
Soprano Vira Slywotzky has performed principal roles at major opera houses in America and Europe, premiered numerous vocal works and is an active recitalist and cabaret singer. In 2009 she represented the US at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Pianist and vocal coach David Sytkowski performs in operas and with symphony orchestras and plays classical recitals and jazz. He is a regular at Bard SummerScape and at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Direct from tours including world renowned clubs like NYC's Birdland, San Francisco's Feinstein's, Washington DC's Blues Alley and The Kennedy Center, Boston's Scullers Jazz Club and more
As a saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist, and bassist, Nicholas has played and recorded with many musicians and bands. including Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, George Garzone, Ronnie Spector, Chris Botti, Steve Morgan and the Kingfish, the Beantown Swing Orchestra, Joyce Moreno, Funktapuss, the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, Mario Frangoulis, the Sultans of Swing, and Five By Design, as well as opening for the Boston Pops and being a featured soloist with the Cape Symphony.
Nicholas will be joined by Andy Troyanos (guitar) and Rich Hill (bass), featuring a variety of jazz with emphasis on spontaneity, unique interpretation, and energy!
Community Center 2nd Floor at 2:00 PM
Congregational Church at 3:00 PM
Community Center Gym at 1:00 to 6:00 PM
Play life-sized Candyland - you are the game piece as you move along the giant board following the rules of Candyland. Be the first to the castle as you pass through the Peppermint Forest, meet Queen Frostine and her ice cream sea, and try to avoid The Villain of Candy Land, Lord Licorice. Candy prizes for all courtesy of Chatham Candy Manor.