The Really Big Gong Show 2015

This article originally appeared on the Northampton Arts Council blog.

A showcase of the best local talent in the Valley’s favorite variety show at the communities’ most beloved theater.

Phil Straub of 93.9 The River will entertain as the “Chill Side” of Ed Sullivan with the Really Big Show orchestra led Jim Armenti. Western Massachusetts’ very own World Championship Yo-Yo Team will be on hand as well as a performance by the Defenastrators (featuring father-son duo Khalif and Charles Neville) who will also be interviewed on a live segment of “Fools Be Known” (an NCTV public access interview show featuring Gabe Bernini of Lux Deluxe and his co-host Jack Haller.)

After Intermission prepare for the Gong Show hosted by Steve Westfield of the Pajama Slave Dancers, the Crescent Dancers will mystify with snake and sword and Lord Russ will make an appearance as Elvis. A banjo choir, talented pets that sing, win prizes, see your friends and loved ones display their talents, comedy, drama, Pajama Slave Dancers, a Gong!

Enjoy witty quips by our celebrity judge panel featuring Michael Kusek, Ray Herchel of WGGB News 40, Monte Belmonte, and someone special.

Sponsored by Fitzwillys 
Four Sundays in February Event #4
Sunday February 22  – 2:00PM, Doors Open at 1:30PM
Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060
Advance - $10 Adults/$8 Senior 65+ & Students/$5 Kids 12 & Under
Day of at door - $12 Adults/$10 Senior 65+ & Students/$7 Kids 12 & Under
Academy of Music Theatre Box Office -

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