Broadway Entertainer to Perform One Night of Music and Storytelling
With over 20 years of professional experience
performing on Broadway, Frank Mastrone brings his talents to the Darien
Arts Center (arts.darien.org) on November 16th at 8PM. Known for his charismatic style, Mastrone weaves music and storytelling bridging his
life on Broadway with his role as a family man in Connecticut.
Mastrone has been a professional performer since graduating from Central Connecticut State College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting and directing. His first big break was joining the first national tour of Cats as "Gus: The Theatre Cat". When he returned, he was cast in the original company of The Phantom Of The Opera in which he has performed over 4,000 times over the past 25 years. He was on Broadway in Les Miserables as Jean Val Jean, in Jekyll and Hyde in the title role, in the stage version of Saturday Night Fever as Mr. Fusco, and "the paint store guy" in Big: The Musical. He has traveled the country in shows like Evita, Les Miserables, and Mamma Mia!
Concert appearances have
taken him from Carnegie Hall (Showboat
and South Pacific) to Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic (Camelot with Gabriel Byrne), to London's
Royal Albert Hall in Kristina, a
musical written by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (from ABBA). He has also
performed with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, Laurie Beechman in NY, and at
The Sands in Atlantic City. Locally, Mastrone has been at the Palace Theatre in
Stamford with various artists and companies.
Mastrone has presented Meet The Artist programs for Lincoln
Center and has taught master classes and workshops for Broadway Backstage,
Field Studies of NY, and currently at the Greenwich Performing Arts Studio. The
Darien Arts Center is proud to have him perform in the DAC Weatherstone Studio
for an intimate evening of music. Tickets for his
one night performance on November 16th are $30 per person, $25 for students and seniors.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to arts.darien.org or call the DAC box
office at (203) 655-5414.
Founded in 1975, the Darien Arts Center (DAC) is a non-profit
organization dedicated to providing visual and performing arts programs and
events for the community. The DAC offers educational programs in Dance, Visual
Arts, Music & Theatre, & special events & live theatre performances
by DAC Stage. Private donations, grants, tuition fees & ticket sales fund
the DAC, which is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall. For further
information, call (203) 655-8683 or visit arts.darien.org.