Friday, December 4, 2015

Dec 4-6 at The Buttonwood Tree

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree
Call 860-347-4957 or visit our website to purchase tickets

Fri, Dec 4: Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet
Sat, Dec 5: Comedy Night with Darren Sechrist and Friends
Sun, Dec 6: Great Make Believe Society Improv!

Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet
Friday, December 4 @ 8:00 pm
$18 advance / $22 day of show

“From the White House to the Kennedy Center to the United Nations and beyond, the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet are thrilling audiences of all ages across the country.  See them live as they perform Charlie Brown Jazz celebrating the 50th Ann of the legendary Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon that has sustained generations every holiday season.  Jazz composer Vince Guaraldi’s timeless themes will be played by The Eric Mintel Quartet who will perform hits like Skating, Christmas is Coming and the timeless Linus and Lucy theme. Family, friendly and fun describes what audiences are in store for during a concert by the Eric Mintel Quartet.  Joining pianist and composer Eric Mintel will be Nelson Hill sax/flute, Dave Mohn drums and Jack Hegyi Bass.”
Eric Mintel has played the piano all his life.  Career highlights include two performances by invitation at the White House, several concerts at the Kennedy Center and a special concert at the United Nations.  Eric was a featured guest on Marian McPartland’s award winning program Piano Jazz on NPR and his music is regularly played on XM and Sirius radio.  Jazz legend Dave Brubeck has said, “As long as the music attracts dedicated young musicians like Eric Mintel, jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom.”  Eric Mintel continues to thrill audiences of all ages and continues to connect with people all over the world.
This event is sponsored by the Middletown Commission on the Arts

Comedy Night with Darren Sechrist & Friends
Saturday, December 5 @ 8:00 pm
Connecticut's own Darren Sechrist brings together some of New England’s top comics for a rollicking good time. A mix of headliners, seasoned comics, and new voices will be bringing the funny to the Buttonwood Tree. This is a show you don’t want to miss! With: Jess Miller, Matt Walley, Paul Gregory, David Hintz, and Darren Sechrist.. (Some adult content.)
(Lineup subject to change.)
Darren Sechrist
Darren’s bizarre and hilarious take on fatherhood, family, and the absurdities of life make him a hit with audiences of all types. You can catch him at clubs across New England and New York.

Jess Miller
Jess produces and hosts comedy shows in and around New England and performs regularly at Caroline’s on Broadway.

David Hintz
For the last three years, Dave has been voted among the top three funniest comedians in the New Haven Advocate’s reader’s choice poll … and now that magazine doesn’t exist anymore.

Matt Walley
Matt’s dark humor has made him a favorite at clubs across New England and a finalist in the Last Comix Standing contest.

Paul Gregory
Paul is a new face to comedy. He is a writer and comedian from Hightstown, NJ, and is the father of two boys.

Great Make Believe Society Improv!
Sunday, December 6 @ 7:00 pm

FIRST SUNDAYS at The Buttonwood Tree – it’s comedy and fun with the GMBS Improv troupe! Don’t miss your chance to join in!
Watch The Great Make Believe Society perform different kinds of improv comedy! See the styles of improv comedy made popular in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York! Watch improvised scenes created right before your eyes, based on your suggestions!

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