A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen…and Everyone in Between
John Michael Coppola, who appeared in Chicago’s smash hit production of JERSEY BOYS, will headline A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen…and Everyone in Between on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St. in Arlington Heights. The one night only concert event will also star THE FOUR C NOTES, the Midwest’s only Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute group. The song-filled evening will benefit Arlington Cares, a not-for-profit organization created to help raise money for the Village of Arlington Heights Emergency Assistance Fund. Tickets, priced at $40, are currently available at www.arlingtoncaresnfp.org.
Backed by a seven-piece band, John Michael Coppola kicks off the evening with his solo concert, featuring songs selections from the 1940s to today made popular by artists including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and many others. Through story and song, Coppola chronicles his journey of moving his family from New Jersey to Chicago to be a part of one of the biggest, worldwide musical hits playing today. Coppola understudied and performed the role of Frankie Valli in the long running Chicago production of JERSEY BOYS.
Following intermission, Coppola leads the Frankie Valli and Four Seasons tribute group THE FOUR C NOTES through a musical salute to the world renowned rock and roll “hall of famers,” whose story is the basis for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, JERSEY BOYS. THE FOUR C NOTES also includes Justin Brill, David Hathway and Tyler Ravelson.
A JERSEY VOICE and THE FOUR C NOTES have performed at venues throughout the Chicagoland and the Midwest, as well as numerous fundraisers for schools and non-profit organizations throughout the Midwest and East Coast. For more information on John Michael Coppola andTHE FOUR C NOTES, visit www.johnmichaelcoppola.com.
Coppola, who debuted his solo concert at the Metropolis in February of 2011 to a sold out audience, said “I am truly humbled and honored to be asked back to help raise funds for Arlington Cares for the second time. But to be back to where this wonderful adventure of a solo concert career started, at the jewel of the North Shore known as Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, is a real thrill for me personally. I couldn’t ask for a better homecoming!”
“We are thrilled to have John Michael as our star attraction for our Arlington Cares special event. He wowed our guests at our previous fundraiser and we know he’ll continue to do the same,” comments Arlington Cares Board Member Nancy Cardella.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
John Michael Coppola’s most notable success was his appearance in the Chicago and Las Vegas companies of the Tony Award-winning musicalJersey Boys, where he understudied and performed the role of Frankie Valli of The Four Seasons. He has also been seen on tour throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, including multiple productions of She Loves Me, 42nd Street, Flight of The Lawnchair Man, Hot Shoe Shuffle and Singin’ in the Rain. He has also appeared at regional and Off-Broadway theatres including the Duke Theatre, the Promenade Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Goodspeed Opera House, Stages St. Louis, Ravinia, American Theater Company and The Marriott Theatre.
Justin Brill has been singing with THE FOUR C NOTES since November of 2013. As a musical theatre performer he was in the Broadway companies of Rent, All Shook Up and High Fidelity. Most recently he spent over three years on the 1st National Tour of Wicked as Boq. He also performed the Las Vegas companies of Mamma Mia and Spamalot as Patsy. Justin is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. www.JustinBrill.com.
David Hathway’s performance experience includes work with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Marriott Theatre, Theatre at the Center Provision Theatre, Quest Theatre Ensemble and Metropolis Performing Arts, among others.
Tyler Ravelson is an actor and singer who has performed on some of Chicago’s great stages, including The Goodman Theatre, American Theater Company (where he is a member of the artistic ensemble), The House Theatre and Chicago Children’s Theatre. Right now, he can be seen as “Tay-O” on FOX’s hit show Empire. Tyler has been singing the bass notes for THE FOUR C NOTES since its inception.
ABOUT ARLINGTON CARES
Arlington Cares, NFP is a not-for-profit organization created to help raise money for the Village of Arlington Heights Emergency Assistance Fund. The Emergency Assistance Fund which is administered by the Human Services Coordinator of the Village of Arlington Heights offers programs and services to residents. Most services are a one-time stop-gap measure that is intended to help the family become more stable and able to live independently. The majority of clients live paycheck to paycheck, having low incomes or fixed incomes, such as those living on Social Security retirement or disability benefits. All donations go toward helping these families work through their time of crisis.