THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin’s new theater, music, and event venue, presents a wide-ranging lineup of live music entertainment this November. Events are slated to feature children’s programming, cabaret and a Big Band Brunch. The broad-based calendar of entertainment offers something for everyone. THE BLACK BOX, the home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), is located at 15 West Central Street.
THE BLACK BOX Children’s Series kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 8. Franklin’s Jamie Barrett, singer-songwriter, guitarist and music teacher, and Nick Paone, actor, writer and director, join forces to present an engaging mix of family-favorite songs and animated storytelling. The afternoon delivers a fun and interactive program for audiences of all ages. THE BLACK BOX Children’s Series is sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.
|The Kenny Hadley Big Band headlines a special Big Band Brunch|
On November 9, BLACK BOX Jazz presents a Big Band Brunch, featuring the renowned Kenny Hadley Big Band. The critically-acclaimed 16-piece juggernaut, led by drummer Kenny Hadley, boasts masterful musicians with performance ties to Big Band legends Woody Herman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich and more. The Kenny Hadley Big Band has shared the stage with such notables as the Count Basie Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra and has hosted guest soloists including Clark Terry and Louie Bellson. Franklin’s Artistry Kitchen serves up the morning’s inspired brunch, featuring a pastry table, waffle station, vegetable frittata, Applewood smoked bacon, home fried potatoes, coffee, tea and juice. A cash bar is also available. Savor a memorable pairing of sublime Big Band music and delicious fare. Brunch begins at 11 a.m., with entertainment starting at noon.
The inaugural evening of BLACK BOX Cabaret will be staged at 8 p.m. on November 14. Spotlighting the vocal stylings of talented FPAC performers, entertainment is presented with live accompaniment in an intimate night-club atmosphere. A cash bar is available and BLACK BOX meals from Artistry Kitchen may be pre-ordered. BLACK BOX Cabaret is sponsored by Milford National Bank and Trust.
For tickets and more information, visit www.theblackboxonline.com or call (508) 528-3370.
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