Doo Wop Legends for One Night at the Axelrod Theater

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Do you know the words to the “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” or “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and/or do these songs bring back memories? Fans of doo wop and sounds of the ‘60s of all ages are invited for an evening of your favorite music by favorite stars Wednesday, June 28 at 8 pm at the state-of-the-art Axelrod Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Deal. Jay Siegel and The Tokens, who also recorded hits “Tonight I Fell in Love”  “Portrait of My Love”, and “I Hear Trumpets Blow,” are performing as part of a multi-state tour. “We’ve been here once before on a sold out show,” said Siegal of the Axelrod PAC.  “ It’s a beautiful modern theater that makes us feel very close to the audience and creates an intimate performance.”

Shirley Alston Reeves was a teenager in Passaic, NJ when she became lead singer and namesake of The Shirelles, one of the most famous of the ‘girl group’ era in popular music.  Their many smash hits began with their very first record “I Met Him On A Sunday” and included in addition to “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” written by Carol King, hits such as “Baby  It’s You”, “This is Dedicated To The One I Love“, and “Mama Said”.  She is on a solo multi-state tour.

Also connected to New Jersey, Siegel received an honorary doctorate from Kean University for his artistic efforts as a singer and record producer.  Siegel and the Tokens produced such hit records as The Chiffon’s  “One Fine Day” and “He’s So Fine” and The Happenings’ “See You In September”.

For tickets go to www.axelrodartscenter.com or call 732-531-9106.

Axelrod Performing Arts Center is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to providing varied and high quality cultural experiences.  

Its 520-seat state of the art theater is located at 100 Grant Ave. in Deal Park just 5 minutes from Asbury Park and offers ample free parking and is handicapped accessible.