Nite Spot Nights. The Hottest Ticket in Town!
ALWaYS a sell out IN MILFORD'S MOST UNIQUE, INTIMATE & BYOB VENUE
Pantochino is thrilled to continue its exciting series of performances in conjunction with the Milford Arts Council at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford...Nite Spot Nights!
Nite Spot Nights is an eclectic collection of unique musical performances. On stage, are revues featuring Broadway's best and popular tunes performed by top notch artists, bands, comedy, and more. The Center for the Arts is transformed into a club atmosphere with tables and chairs, and patrons are invited to bring your own food and drink to enjoy during the show.
Nite Spot Nights are the perfect date night, or get-together with friends and neighbors.
Past shows have included Raissa Katona Bennett & Kenneth Gartman, The Gin Fizz Band, Natalie Douglas, Jeri Sager, Amy Lynn & the Honey Men, Dorothy Bishop's Dozen Divas Show, An Evening with Klea Blackhurst, the holiday revue "Christmas Cocktails," DynaMojo, Marcus Goldhaber , and the Queen of Green, Hedda Lettuce. Each event a sell out!
Our 2017/18 Season:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th at 8pm
SCOTT COULTER: "YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND: CAROL KING, NEIL SEDAKA & THE MUSIC OF THE BRILL BUILDING
From the halls of The Brill Building in Times Square came the sound of America in the 50’s and 60’s. It was home to Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Lieber & Stoller, Neil Diamond and many others. The songs they wrote changed the sound of popular music and became some of the most iconic music of all times. Multi award winning vocalist Scott Coulter takes audiences on a journey into the music and stories of the songs that defined a generation. “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Stand By Me” and more!
Scott Coulter is one of New York’s most honored vocalists. For his work in cabaret, Scott has received five MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs), five Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards for Outstanding Vocalist and has performed at most of NYC’s top rooms including Birdland, 54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein’s at The Regency. His self-titled debut CD won the MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by TheatreMania and Cabaret Scenes magazine.
“Stellar! An amazing voice” —TimeOut New York
“Quite simply the best these ears have ever heard” —Cabaret Scenes
“Expect a lot because he’s got a lot” — The Village Voice
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at 8pm
Tori Scott is a twinkling cabaret talent and a sassy storyteller. She was named Time Out New York’s Top 10 cabaret artist and has performed her solo shows at Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, the Laurie Beechman and the Metropolitan Room She’s performed opposite Alice Ripley, Linda Lavin, Leslie Uggams and Stephanie J. Block in the Symphony Space tribute to Sheldon Harnick and Fiddler on the Roof. On television, she's counted to 20 as a singing garbage woman on “Sesame Street” and dubbed the vocals of a singing hooker on HBO's "Cathouse: The Musical”
"An evening with Tori is an absolute thrill! A soul-baring singer and sharp comedian, Scott offers a musical set that bravely melds contemporary pop, standards and show tunes with woozy anecdotes that are witty, wry and engaging.” —Huffington Post
“The Bette Midler of the new millennium” — Provincetown Magazine
“Here voice can seemingly do anything…It’s the sound of someone who’s not afraid to show you just how human she is, while her super-human pipes blow you away.” —Broadway World
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th at 9pm
"HARMONIOUS HOLIDAYS" with DUCHESS
Ring in the holiday season with Duchess, a sparkling three-part vocal harmony girl group. From traditional favorites (“Silver Bells,” “ What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve”) to playful holiday novelties (“Santa Baby,” “ Mele Kalikimaka”), these gals will set hearts aglow and toes a-tapping!
Sure-footed swing, sweet-toned harmony and ever-insouciant charm are embodied in the new jazz vocal trio Duchess, featuring notable New York singers Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou. Blending the classic and the contemporary DUCHESS has quickly earned a reputation for beautiful singing and big fun at the group’s shows of “girl-on-girl harmony,” as the three so saucily put it. The New York-based threesome made its debut on record with the eponymous Duchess, released by Anzic Records in February 2015. The album channels the 1930s inspiration of the virtuosic Boswell Sisters into a wonderfully entertaining package.
“Three fine singers...join together in swinging harmony to whip up music that traffics in delight…this fresh-voiced triumvirate plays it straight from the heart, leaving any trace of camp or post-modern irony at the door.”
— The New Yorker
“DUCHESS…is a serious musical force, but it makes some seriously friendly music.”
— Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
MARCH 3rd at 8pm
Devin Bing's music and natural charisma speaks for itself. Energy and exuberance, complimented by a classic sophistication that would appeal to even the most discerning palette, he combines the swagger of a bygone era with his own charismatic brand of urban jazz. Every evening with him promises a scintillating journey of smooth vocals, elegant beats and a seductive air of elegance that leaves his audience spellbound.
Devin has worked the New York City club scene, developing monthly residencies and selling out multiple shows at The Metropolitan Room, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Sullivan Hall, McKittrick Hotel & Ella Lounge. While at the Metropolitan Room, he garnered press from Broadway World, New York Times & Huffington Post for his show “Mixology.” In 2014, Devin received “Hot House Jazz” magazine's Best Male Vocalist award.
"Smooth as a martini. What distinguishes from other sweet-talking, slick haired pop lover boys is his mixture of original material with popular standards arranged in a post-Stevie Wonder Style" --New York Times
“Blessed with his own sound, I can’t imagine a fan not taken hostage by an earful of Bing! Devin must be seen live to capture the excitement he generates!” - Huffington Post
“Devin Bing’s original songs already sound like they’re standing the test of time.” - Broadway World
SATURDAY APRIL 7th at 8pm
AMY LYNN & THE HONEY MEN"A WOMAN LEFT LONELY" THE MUSIC OF JANIS JOPLIN
In a complex, ever-changing world, singer Amy Lynn finds herself asking: what would Janis do? A celebration of the legendary performer’s indomitable spirit, A Woman Left Lonely sees Amy and her horn-heavy band the Honey Men tearing into Janis Joplin’s ferocious songs while re-contextualizing them for 2017. Over the course of the show, Amy considers Janis’s legacy as a sexually liberated, emotionally vulnerable woman in today’s context, when such a person is only slightly less terrifying to the world than she would have been in the late 1960s.
Songs include horn-powered arrangements of “Piece of My Heart,” “Little Girl Blue,” “A Woman Left Lonely,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and more.
Amy Lynn and the Honey Men return to the MAC to sing Janis Joplin’s greatest hits. Join them as they capture her unique sound and energy for an unforgettable evening celebrating this rock and roll legend. Amy Lynn & The Honey Men are a group that blows glitter all over the traditional memphis-motown soul/rock style. At the controls is Amy Lynn, a vocal powerhouse whose unique flair of quirky, down-to-earth humor countervails against the serious musicianship of The Honey Men’s team of bari sax, tenor sax, trumpet, keys, bass, and drums. Both together and apart, members of The Honey Men draw on a range of experience playing with acts such as Roberta Flack, Spoon, Bette Midler, Beth Hart, St. Vincent, The National, Yo La Tengo, Duffy, Antibalas, and the Radio City Orchestra.
SATURDAY, MAY 12th at 8pm
PAIGE TURNER "CONFESSIONS OF AN UN-NATURAL BLONDE"
Fasten your seat belts and get ready for the ride of your life! Paige Turner, the drag darling of New York City, and the "Barbie" of the drag world, brings her popular show to Downtown Milford! Do blondes have more fun? Paige answers that question and many more in a madcap evening filled with a variety of rapid-fire comedy, ridiculous parody and downright dumb at its best!
"Paige Turner is the ultimate theatre queen who always gets everyone to sing along" -- NY TIMES
"In the same vein as Carol Burnett and Pee Wee Herman" --Provincetown Magazine