Paragon Ragtime’s ‘Haunted Hollywood!’
Rockland — Paragon Ragtime Orchestra will bring its “Haunted Hollywood!” silent film show to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Tuesday Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. This spookily funny show marks Paragon’s sixth return to the Strand and is sure to appeal to audiences of all ages; children are especially welcome.
The show will feature Buster Keaton’s 1921 comedy “The Haunted House,” Charlie Chaplin’s 1916 “The Adventurer” and Harold Lloyd’s 1921 thrill-comedy “Haunted Spooks.” All three short films will be underscored with their original music and sound effects performed live by the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra.
The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, founded and directed by Rick Benjamin, is the world’s only full-time professional ensemble performing the music of silent films, early Broadway and vintage dance. Paragon has toured in 48 states and seven countries, and has appeared in most of America’s premier concert halls. It also has won three major recording industry awards: the Gramophone Editor’s Choice Award; BBC Music’s Editor’s Choice — Opera; and the Stereophile Recording of the Month Award. The PRO has been featured in The New Yorker magazine and was the subject of a full-length article in The Wall Street Journal. On television, PRO has been heard recently on two episodes of the hit HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.”
Tickets are on sale now for $23, $15 for children younger than 13. For more information on all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070; or email email@example.com.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.