FRONT ROW CT | Jam-packed Month Of Music, Comedy, Sports, And Theater On The Horizon
Zany comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias heads to Foxwoods’ Grand Theater for a pair of weekend shows Sept. 2-3.
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Iglesias, who has appeared in various movie and TV roles, including a stint on Last Comic Standing, has become one of the most popular comedians of the past decade. His brand of self-deprecating humor is lighthearted without being offensive and relatively clean compared to other comedians. Iglesias will perform two shows at the Grand Theater Labor Day Weekend, each starting at 8 p.m.
UConn Football Opens 2017 Season
The UConn Huskies football team kick off their 2017 season in action at home. The Huskies, now led once again by returning head coach Randy Edsall following the firing of Bob Diaco last season, face the Holy Cross Crusaders in their home opener August 31.
With Edsall back at the helm for his 13th year, the Huskies are hoping to snap a six-year streak of losing seasons which followed Edsall’s departure from the position in 2010. They kick off conference play Sept. 9 against the University of South Florida, also on home turf, in what is sure to be an exciting preview for the remainder of the season.
Rentschler Field is the place to be this fall for must-see football, tailgating, and an overall fun time.
Martina McBride Meets Warner Theatre Stage
Country music powerhouse Martina McBride hits the stage at Torrington’s Warner Theatre Sept. 14 for one night only. The “Independence Day” singer includes the Warner Theatre as one of the final stops on her Love Unleashed Tour, which kicked off last fall in support of McBride’s 13th album Reckless.
In recent years, McBride has scaled back her touring schedule to focus on family, so this is the perfect opportunity to catch her live before entering a hiatus. The show begins promptly at 8 p.m.
Bob Seger Brings Greatest Hits To Mohegan Sun
Rock icon Bob Seger takes over Mohegan Sun Arena with the Silver Bullet Band Sept. 16 as part of the Runaway Train Tour.
Seger, now 72, is still enjoying a lucrative career as evidenced by the 24-date tour and the success of his Greatest Hits album, which was recently award Diamond-certification with over 10 million units sold in the U.S. alone. While Seger has only released two studio albums in as many decades, his fan base still can’t get enough of the Detroit native’s timeless music, selling out shows to see Seger perform timeless hits like “Night Moves,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” and “Old Time Rock and Roll.”
Don’t miss out on seeing the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer when takes center stage at Mohegan Sun Arena. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Trevor Noah Appears At Foxwoods For One Night Only
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah ditches his seat behind the desk for a rousing standup show at The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Sept. 16.
Noah, who has been at the helm of the popular political satire since Jon Stewart’s departure in 2015, dishes out similar biting political snark of The Daily Show as well as clever quips about the cultural differences from his upbringing in South Africa in his standup routines. Fans won’t want to miss this sharp comic when he visits Connecticut for one night only. Show starts at 8 p.m.
Roger Waters will rock the XL Center
Pink Floyd cofounder and rock legend Roger Waters makes a stop at Hartford’s XL Center Sept. 24 as part of his Us + Them Tour.
The tour is in support of Waters’ latest album Is This the Life We Really Want? his first rock album in 25 years, though he is slated to perform a high-energy selection of songs from Pink Floyd’s catalog in addition to his solo work. Waters’ gig in Hartford is among his last U.S. tour stops on the 61-date venture, as he performs at Boston’s TD Garden for two nights Sept. 27-28 before hitting Canadian arenas for the tour’s final four weeks.
Classic rock fans are in for a treat with Waters unmatched live performances enhanced by stellar visuals and storytelling. Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are going fast so don’t miss out!
The Book of Mormon arrives at Shubert Theater
Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon travels to New Haven’s Shubert Theater Sept. 26. The hilarious satire tells the tale of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote Ugandan village to spread the word about their beliefs, only to be hit with severe culture shock of their new surroundings.
Written by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the co-creators of South Park, this is no squeaky-clean production aimed at families. However, The Book of Mormon is as smart as it is raunchy, tackling major social issues with clever satire. Don’t miss this must-see musical, playing at the Shubert Theater Sept. 26 through Oct. 1 for eight performances only.
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