Entertainment: Challenging to Select Just One; Support Locals and Go See Them All

Local entertainment options abound in November in Palm Coast with three performances of national caliber musical groups at the Flagler Auditorium and a hilarious play at one local theatre and a thought-provoking presentation documenting a relationship that surpassed the culture of its time.
On Friday, Nov. 18, The Jersey Tenors bring their tribute to the music of New Jersey grown performers such as Bon Jovi, Figaro, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen and Frankie Valli to Palm Coast. The four vocal performers appearing are Jersey born and raised and they are also Jersey proud. Prepare to hear them brag a bit about their home state in between songs. The members have Broadway and opera credits on their musical resumes as well as television credits for appearing on The Real Housewives of New York broadcast on Bravo. They are backed up by a six-piece band that completes the opera and rock mash-up genre of music performed. Tickets for the show range from $44 to $54.
On Friday, Nov. 25, the Christmas season officially kicks off at the Auditorium with the appearance of The Celtic Angels Christmas. Critics have labeled the performance a “joyous celebration from start to finish.” It features show-stopping world class championship Irish dancing by The Celtic Knight Dancers and a full live band to accompany the harmonies achieved by five vocalists: Louise Barry, Olivia Bradley, Chloe Haven, Michaela Growth and Katie Sweeney. The Angels show is arranged by Peter Sheridan who also coordinated the Celtic Thunder show and tour. For the Angels show, the old and new worlds of traditional and contemporary Irish and holiday tunes come together in one performance. Tickets range from $44 to $54.
On Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Auditorium closes out the month with One Night of Queen as performed by Gary Mullen & The Works. Mullen performs the vocals, David Brockett is on the guitar, Billy Moffat on bass, Malcolm Gentles on keyboards and Jon Halliwell on drums. This is a two-hour show choreographed to pay tribute to the stage theatrics, showmanship and the music of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Queen. For the past two decades, Gary Mullen & The Works have performed at many of the same venues that Queen did including London’s Hyde Park twice. They have performed in more than 2,500 venues. Mullen’s interpretation of Freddie Mercury won the 2000 Granada TV Stars in Their Eyes with twice the number of votes as the second place contender earned. Tickets range from $54 to $64.

City Repertory Theatre

Charley’s Aunt is a three-act farce written in 1892 by Brandon Thomas. It began its run at the CRT on Oct. 28 and continues through Nov. 6.
Be ready for some side-splitting laughs as two roommates, Charley and Jack, who are in love with Amy and Kitty. Trouble is, Amy is leaving for awhile and Charley fears he won’t be able to ask for her hand in marriage in the appropriate manner with a chaperone present. Turns out his aunt from Brazil, who he has never met, is coming to visit him for lunch. Charley believes fortune has smiled upon him. Not only can he ask Amy to marry him, but now his friend, Jack, can ask Kitty for her hand in marriage. Without spoiling the plot too much, we can tell you that the aunt is late while a friend of the roommates shows up in drag and a plan for the drag queen friend to impersonate the aunt unfolds. Numerous misconceptions occur until the real aunt shows up.
Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Performances are on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. The CRT is located at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207 in Palm Coast.

Flagler Playhouse

Driving Miss Daisy won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway play and was am Academy winning box-office movie. Now the story of a sharp-tongued Jewish widow, Daisy Werthan, and the African-American man, Hoke, hired to be her chauffeur because her son won’t allow her to drive anymore takes the stage at the Flagler Playhouse Nov. 4 through Nov. 13. Daisy, of course, takes a disdain to Hoke, who himself is not favorably impressed by her patronizing tone. Over the course of 25 years, their relationship takes on a unique form of friendship as the two realize how much they are alike despite their differences. Set in 1948 at the beginning of the plot, Driving Miss Daisy addresses many of the issues surrounding the Civil Rights movement. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.