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2016 Summer Series Announced

Group SeriesMargate – The Katz JCC is proud to announce that the lineup for the summer of entertainment for 2016 is better than ever with performances by comedian Colin Quinn, Capitol Steps, Broadway performer Stephanie Block and jazz performer Steve March Torme.

Series tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 26 at 9:00 AM. Individual show tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 15 at 9:00 AM.

STEVEMARCHTORMESteve March Torme will present his live show Snap, Sizzle, Pop! on Thursday, July 14.

 Snap, Sizzle, Pop! is a cleverly crafted, finger-snapping jazz performance of original songs and enduring pop tunes presented in a captivating and charismatic style. Backed by a sizzling trio, Torme’s brand of pop-jazz is served up with wit, charm and warmth that will leave your heart singing.

When not performing in person, Torme hosts a drive time radio show on 91.1 The Avenue in Wisconsin along with his own two-hour radio show on the Music of Your Life radio network.

Capitol StepsCapitol Steps will return to the JCC on Thursday, July 21 with a new show focusing on the upcoming National elections.

For over 30 years, Capitol Steps has entertained audiences with its satire theatrical approach to politics. The performers of Capitol Steps have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience. Since Capitol Steps began, the performers have recorded more than 35 albums, including their latest Mock the Vote. They have been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio show. They have performed for the last five presidents.

In 2007, Capitol Steps was nominated for the Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Lyrics, and the winner four years running in the annual Wammie awards of the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) for Cabaret/Musical Theatre. No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum on all topics equally foolish.

colin-quinnColin Quinn will bring his unique sense of humor to entertain and engage the audience on Thursday, August 4.

From 1995-2000, Quinn entertained audiences for five seasons on the legendary late night show Saturday Night Live. After SNL, Quinn tackled societal issues on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn as the show’s host, creator and executive producer from 2002-2004. In addition to his television work, Quinn has appeared in many films, including A Night at the Roxbury, Comedian, and Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups. In 2010, he starred in the hit Broadway show Colin Quinn Long Story Short at the Helen Hayes Theatre directed by Jerry Seinfeld. In 2011, the show was nominated for an Emmy as an HBO special.

Colin is currently the king of Twitter and will be back on the upcoming season of HBO’s Girls.

SBLOCKStephanie J. Block will round out the summer season with selections from her sensational Broadway musical Wicked on Thursday, August 25.

Block has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. She is best known for her portrayal as Elphaba in the Broadway company of Wicked, as well as originating the role in the First National Tour for which she won numerous awards including the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.

Other Broadway credits include Anything Goes, 9 to 5: The Musical, The Pirate Queen, and The Boys from Oz. Block received both the 2013 Tony Award and Drama Desk nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood in The Roundabout Theatre’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She has sung with numerous symphony orchestras including the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra (under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch), Dallas Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Charlotte Symphony and the Cleveland Pops among many others.

Her solo concert has been critically acclaimed and continues to sell out throughout the United States and London.

All show times are 7:00 PM at Katz JCC Auditorium, 501 N. Jerome Avenue in Margate.

Series tickets, all four shows, go on sale for $195 per person at the JCC Box Office Tuesday, January 26 at 9:00 AM. 

Individual show tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 15.

Individual ticket prices, per person:

Steve March Torme – $55
July 14 – 7:00 PM

Capitol Steps – $65
July 21 – 7:00 PM

Colin Quinn – $65
August 4 – 7:00 PM

Stephanie J. Block – $50
August 25 – 7:00 PM

You save $40 when you purchase the Series.

The Katz JCC Summer Entertainment Series is open to the public. Call 609.822.1167 or visit the Katz JCC Box Office Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.