4/19 ~ Tribute to the Music of Peter, Paul & Mary with “A Band Called Honalee”

The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center presents

A Tribute to the Music of Peter, Paul & Mary
with “A Band Called Honalee”
Friday, Apr. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Honalee brings together three gifted young artists
whose passion and enthusiasm for folk music sparks
a nostalgic return to the Folk era – on the DHPAC stage

March 19, 2013, Dix Hills, New York – The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center is pleased to present A Tribute to the Music of Peter, Paul and Mary with “A Band Called Honalee,” Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. This show is being produced by Broadway’s Aaron Gandy, formerly Musical Director for Lion King on Broadway. .

In addition to the iconic music of Peter, Paul and Mary, the evening will include a number of songs written by folk legends Bob Dylan, The Birds, Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell, the Mamas and the Papas, Joan Baez, The Weavers, Judy Collins and more.  The repertoire will include “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” “Early Morning Rain,” “If I Had a Hammer,” “Puff the Magic Dragon” – from which the band takes its name, and “Turn, Turn, Turn” just to name a few.

Sarah, Chris and Eli offer a fresh take on American Folk Music, enlivening it with today’s version of the same youthful energy that first sparked the Folk movement. Their inventive arrangements of Folk favorites honor the past, while bringing a new appreciation to long-time Folk fans and new audiences alike.

Sarah Randall Hunt (vocals) is an accomplished singer, actress and budding ukulele player.  She has toured nationally with Theater Works USA. Her credits include “The Colbert Report,” “Broadway Backwards 3,” and Susan in Ira Levin’s “Veronica’s Room.”

Chris Ware (vocals and guitar) is an actor, singer and songwriter living in New York. He has played to packed houses nationwide, and has performed in numerous musicals and plays in New York and regionally.

Eli Zollar (vocals and guitar) is an actor, guitarist, music director, orchestrator, teacher, and recording artist in New York City. He was in the York Theater’s production of “Carmelita,” the regional premiere of “Happy Days, the Musical,” starring as Arthur “the Fonz” Fonzerelli, and “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.”

Peter, Paul and Mary, comprised of Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and the late Mary Travers, enjoyed an incredible 50-year run as the reigning kings and queen of American Folk Music. Their music not only inspired many musicians to follow, but gave boosts to the careers of young musicians including Bob Dylan and John Denver, among others. Similarly, Peter, Paul and Mary followed in the paths of their influences including Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and The Weavers.

Bursting on the scene in 1961, a creation of Albert Grossman who would later manage Bob Dylan’s career, Peter, Paul and Mary’s first album included such timeless Folk classics as “Lemon Tree,” “500 Miles,” “If I Had a Hammer,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” – four of the biggest hits in Folk history. The trio was said to have “given a voice” for their generation through their music. Today, a new generation of fans is discovering their extensive body of work through bands like Honalee.

“We are delighted that Honalee will be playing at the Center and giving Long Island audiences the opportunity to re-live – or, in some cases – discover the timeless music and storytelling of the Folk era,” said Sandy Hinden, Director of the Center. “We are looking forward to a great show, with something for everyone.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *