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One of the first public performances of “You, Me, & Harry”, a celebration of Harry Chapin’s music by Lou Antonucci, on Sunday, August 6, 2023 in a 3:00 PM matinee at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls VT.
In a departure from Stage 33 Live’s ‘No Covers’ rule, Lou Antonucci will perform his newly developed celebration of the story-songs of Harry Chapin — Cat’s in the Cradle, Taxi, Story of a Life, W.O.L.D., A Better Place to Be, and many more.
With a musical career spanning several decades, Antonucci has always been inspired by Chapin’s music and spirit. He created “You, Me, & Harry” with the permission of Harry Chapin Music, and secured performance rights licensing. This will be one of the first public run-throughs of the program before booking into larger venues.
In response to Lou’s original song ‘A Message From Harry,’ Vincent J. Kelly — staff writer at Stallman Records, songwriter, and author (Northern Oz, Beyond the Yellow Brick Road) — said, “I wrote with Harry Chapin the last two years of his life and you did an excellent, and I mean superb, job of making Harry proud.”
Advance-sale tickets for this preview event are a steeply discounted $5 through stage33live.com. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Alternately, admission will be free by donating five non-perishable food items, or three personal-care items, or $10 cash for Our Place Drop-In Center at the door on show day. Our Place offers community meals, a food pantry, and social service resources for the Bellows Falls area. Harry Chapin held a fundamental belief that access to nutritious food is a human right and that hunger is a solvable problem in a world of abundance. He co-founded the global nonprofit WhyHunger in 1975 to support social movements and grassroots innovations to change the systems, policies, and institutions that perpetuate hunger and poverty in the world.
Masks continue to be optional but welcome at Stage 33 Live events. A pair of high-capacity air purifiers will be running during shows.
Stage 33 Live is a casual and intimate industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory hosting local, regional, and national performances and presentations of original material. No bar or kitchen, the stage is the mission; coffee / soda / juice / water and a variety of snacks are available by donation. More info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com