Pat Boone Kicks Off QPAC’s Fall Season

BY JOE MARVILLI
Staff Writer

This fall, Queensborough Community College’s genre-busting lineup has something for everybody.

The Queensborough Performing Arts Center has filled its fall with shows that feature a variety of different genres, including Pat Boone, a country tribute, Michele Lee, James Darren/Sal Richards, two pop R&B acts, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble and “Broadway’s Next H!T Musical.”

To begin this season, Boone will perform on Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. for $45. “Friendly Persuasion” will not be necessary to get an audience for this singer.

Do you like country music? Then the “All-Star Country” tribute concert on Oct. 5 will satisfy that desire. Costing $35 and starting at 8 p.m., this show will feature look-alikes of Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks.

On Oct. 13 at 3 p.m., Lee, who is known for her role in “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” will hit the stage to perform a variety of Broadway hits. Tickets are $40.

Darren and Richards will offer a night of comedy and music on Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. for $40. Richards, a comedian, will use his skills at impersonation to loosen the crowd up with laughs. Darren will sing songs from “Because Of You,” a new collection of standards and big band swing.

For those who loved the pop music of the 1990s, keep Nov. 16 open on your calendars. Color Me Badd and All-4-One will hit the stage at 8 p.m. to perform many of your favorite nostalgic numbers.

The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble will arrive on Nov. 17, playing at 3 p.m. with tickets ranging from $35 to $42.

On Nov. 24 at 3 p.m., QPAC will hold “Broadway’s Next H!T Musical,” an improvised show where everything is made up on the spot. To see this feat, the cost is $25.

To purchase tickets, call the box office at (718) 631-6311 or visit www.qcc.cuny.edu/QPAC/boxOffice.asp.

Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, jmarvilli@queenstribune.com, or @Joey788.