Auburn Public Theater is beginning 2019 with a bang – start your New Year off with a good laugh with Joe DeVito, or learn how to
play guitar like a virtuoso with Hiroya Tsukamoto. There’s something for everyone at The Auburn this winter. Read more below to learn more.
Jan. 5 8PM $15 advance / $17 door/ $10 Student rush.
After a great start to the comedy season this fall at APT with Rocky LaPorte, JC Currais, & Nate Jackson, APT is excited to bring more of the best of touring comedians in 2019 to stage in Auburn. The new year opens with Comedian Joe DeVito on Saturday January 5th. Whether taking on relationships, his Italian-American family, or current events, Joe DeVito’s dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at the top comedy clubs in New York City and venues across the USA.
Joe has appeared on television more than 150 times, including Comedy Central, The Late Late Show (CBS), Last Comic Standing (NBC), AXS-tv’s Gotham Comedy Live, Comics Unleashed, E! Network, CNN, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and more. He’s also been a regular panelist on FOX News Channel’s Red Eye, Kennedy, and The Greg Gutfeld Show, discussing current events with a satirical bent.
Jan. 12 8PM $15 advance / $20 door. Jan. 13 workshop $30.
Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, in 2000 he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Tsukamoto plays with an effortless skill on the guitar and a repertoire that will have you traveling the world, not to mention experiencing new sounds with his own compositions. Tsukamoto headlines concerts throughout the U.S. as well as internationally, including Blue Note in NYC and Japanese National Television. He has released six albums as a band leader. He will present a guitar workshop Sunday morning after his Saturday concert. The workshop will be on topics ranging from fingerpicking technique, to what inspires him to compose, and how to begin composing & songwriting on your own.
Jan. 31 8PM $15 advance /$20 door.
Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, the
Hot Club of Cowtown ‘s star has continued to rise as its reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows has become the band’s global brand. Lauded for its “down-home melodies and exuberant improvisation” (The Times, London), the Hot Club has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect, setting up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent), remaining “conscious always that above all else, the music is for dancing and an old-fashioned good time” (New York Times). While American Songwriter observed that “the excellent three players of this band could be doing anything but have chosen to honor the greats of jazz and swing with their sound.”