Entertainment

Bowzer’s Rock ‘N’ Doo-Wop Party Volume XVII At Mohegan Sun

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Live in the Arena January 14th; Tickets on sale October 23rd

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 19, 2017) – Bowzer and his Doo-Wop family return to Mohegan Sun to perform some of the best hits from the 50s and 60s. The latest installment of Bowzer’s Rock ‘N’ Doo-Wop Party Volume XVII with special guests The Original Comets is slated for Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, January 14th at 3:00pm.

Tickets are $35.00 and $25.00 and go on sale Monday, October 23rd at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Tuesday, October 24th, subject to availability.

An incredible lineup of talent is set to take the stage for Bowzer’s Rock ‘N’ Doo-Wop Party Volume XVII that celebrates classic and legendary Rock & Roll, including:

Kenny Vance & The Planotones – The Return! (“Looking For An Echo”)

Charlie Thomas’ Drifters (“Under The Boardwalk”; “Up On The Roof”; “On Broadway”)

Jay Siegel’s Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”; “Tonight I Fell In Love”; “Portrait Of My Love”)

Shirley Alston Reeves, Original Lead Singer of The Shirelles (“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”; “Soldier Boy”; “Baby, It’s You”)

Dennis Tufano, Original Lead Singer of The Buckinghams (“Kind Of A Drag”; “They’re Playing Our Song”)

Joey Dee (“Peppermint Twist”; “What Kind Of Love Is This”)

The Dubs (“Could This Be Magic”; “Chapel Of Dreams”)

Johnny Contardo, Formerly of Sha Na Na (“Those Magic Changes”)

Special guests: The Original Comets

The show is hosted by none other than Bowzer who will be appearing with Bowzer & The Stingrays.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard MagazinePollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Mohegan Sun Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s Esteemed 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Dedicated Readers Named Mohegan Sun’s Resort and Casino Destination “Best of the Best” in Travel

Uncasville, Connecticut (October 17, 2017) – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with Mohegan Sun recognized as one of the top 30 resorts in New England. Known as one of the most trusted and respected sources of travel advice around the globe, Mohegan Sun’s inclusion in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards is testament to the brand’s growing presence domestically and abroad, and boasts the all-encompassing resort as a major player in hospitality and entertainment worldwide.

“We are humbled to know Mohegan Sun is so highly-regarded throughout New England and the U.S., and are proud of the Connecticut property’s recognition for its unmatched resort and entertainment offerings,” said Ray Pineault, President and General Manager of Mohegan Sun. “Inclusion in this esteemed annual poll is a major triumph for the Mohegan Sun brand and only further reinforces its position as a world-class leisure destination.”

Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports.

Since opening the doors to its flagship property in Connecticut in 1996, Mohegan Sun grew quickly into one of the Western hemisphere’s premier integrated resorts, delivering unforgettable experiences to more than nine million visitors each year. From dining and shopping, to professional sporting events and arena-sized performances, the brand’s commitment to provide new and exciting offerings translated into more than 45 dining restaurants, bars and lounges; a full retail shopping center; a lavish spa; an 18-hole golf course; and three high-energy entertainment venues. Not to mention, Mohegan Sun’s award-winning Arena first opened in 2001 and has since grown into the worlds highest grossing concert venue of its size, welcoming more than 10 million guests since the opening.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 24, 2017. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca.

To learn more about Mohegan Sun’s all-encompassing resort property in Uncasville, Connecticut and plan your next visit, go to MoheganSun.com or check out the brand’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

About CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015. www.cntraveler.com

Albano’s Nutcracker Returns To Mohegan Sun This Holiday Season

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Inside The Cabaret Theatre December 8th –10th

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 16, 2017) – In its 16th year at Mohegan Sun and its 56th year bringing Connecticut’s young audience and families to its renown Christmas classic, Albano’s Nutcracker schedules an ambitious 2017 holiday entertainment season. The Hartford-based Albano Ballet Company, in residence at Mohegan Sun as one of its holiday marvels, presents four performances in The Cabaret Theatre to live orchestra beginning Friday, December 8th.

Tickets are $38.00, $35.00 and $32.00 for adults and $32.00, $29.00 and $26.00 for children and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Tuesday, October 17th, subject to availability.

Schedule for Albano’s Nutcracker at The Cabaret Theatre:

Friday, December 8th at 7:00pm

Saturday, December 9th at 7:00pm

Sunday, December 10th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm

Albano’s Nutcracker touts full sets, costumes, props and more. Unlike small student recital productions, Albano’s senior company combined with its ever-growing, popular youth ballet, join forces with five of Connecticut’s leading dance academies to showcase and underscore certain Albano variations, giving young dancers from around Connecticut an opportunity and an experience of working alongside professional ballet dancers to live music.

“Serious students of the dance must work with professional performers in order to inspire as well as to expand their technical prowess. Dancing with European guest artists as well enhances our American learning curve,” Albano explains.

Miku Kawamura, prima ballerina from Japan, heads the list portraying the Sugar Plum Fairy, partnered by Eric Cranes, international premier danseur, portraying the Prince, and trained by Albano. Mr. Carnes’ biography includes performances in Italy, Croatia and Greece. Takao from Hong Kong; Yuko Suzuki from Japan; Henry Seth of the New York Ballet; Sabrina Rinaldi, soloist of Ariston Pro Ballet, Italy; Andrea Frisano dancer for the Torino Opera House, Italty; and Olga Aru formerly of the Moscow Ballet, Russia, round out this year’s featured solo performances.

Albano’s Nutcracker relives the holiday story on Christmas Eve, decorating the tree and sharing presents. Uncle Drosselmeyer presents Albano’s signature puppet, Nutcracker, to Clara. Brother Fitz, enraged with choice, breaks it which unfolds the dance drama in an exquisite Land of Snow and then into the Kingdom of Sweets. It is in the Kingdom of Sweets where ballet identifies with the magic, grace and diverse divertissements that defines its essence, especially for Americans.

Albano continues, “It is necessary to feature a full-length ballet with live orchestra; creating the interplay among the dancers and the sound. Of course, the full-scale backdrops also enhance the beauty.”

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.