The Gateway’s “Shades of Bublé” will be hitting the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts’ main stage on New Year’s Eve for a special countdown celebration.
The production, created by Bellport native and co-owner of Epic Arts Management Melissa Giattino and co-created by longtime friend and co-owner Ron DeStefano, features three voices honoring Bublé rather than impersonating, singing songs like “Feeling Good,” “Moondance,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Home,” “Everything,” “Fever,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and many more.
“We have done the show so many times, but this will be the first time at the Patchogue Theatre,” Giattino said, explaining that it is one of eight Epic Arts Management productions that tours around the country and often featured as entertainment on cruise ships. “It doesn’t impersonate, but rather celebrates his music. It really has something for everybody, with high energy and a ton of amazing vocals.”
As a seasoned Gateway performer, Giattino is known for her performances in “A Chorus Line,” “Peter Pan” and “Oklahoma” over the years, starting with “Annie” at the age of 10 to a career on Broadway in New York City.
“This really feels like coming home,” said the now New York City resident. “I owe a lot to the Gateway.”
Gateway said the cruise ship entertainment is filled with “exciting harmonies, smooth choreography and charming good looks. ‘Shades of Bublé’ is a three-man tribute to Michael Bublé, bringing back the swinging standards and pop hits of modern Sinatra to the stage in an unforgettable, high-energy concert event.”
The act has been touring the country after a sold-out debut in 2014-15 and will quickly jump aboard a cruise to Uruguay just after the Patchogue showing.
“The show is in pretty high demand,” added Giattino, proud to bring it to Patchogue. “It’s a great way to bring in 2019!”
The party starts at 7 p.m. and the show kicks off at 10:30 p.m. with two parts. Hats and noisemakers will be provided, champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be passed, and a livestream of the Times Square Ball Drop will be shown on the big screen.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Patchogue Theatre box office or online at www.gateway.org.