If you’re looking for New York City quality shows in a place where you don’t have to fight for parking (or though crowds on the sidewalk), Stony Brook’s Staller Center for the Arts is worth a look. Its calendar isn’t jammed, but it’s varied – everything from Met programs in big screen telecasts to genuine stars. Case in point: a night of song with Broadway icon Jarrod Spector on November 15.
Spector’s one-man show, (Con)artist, is a musical theater fan’s dream. With a live band behind him, Spector performs some of the most beloved songs from his career, peppered with anecdotes and insights about Broadway. Jarrod has a lot to pull from – a Tony nominee for Best Feature Actor in a Musical, Spector has starred in a variety of hit Broadway shows, including Les Miserables, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Cher Show, and Jersey Boys.
Spector has made a unique career as a performer, playing the roles of musical icons like Sonny Bono and Frankie Avalon for huge audiences. His career as a master of impersonation started young, winning Star Search for his Bobby Darin impression and singing on the Jerry Lewis telethon at the tender age of six.
Jarrod Spector will perform in (Con)artist on Friday, November 15th at 8 pm. The evening will take place in the Staller Center’s main recital hall. Tickets are $52 and should be purchased in advance.