Multi-award winning vocal trio The Lettermen are best known for their trademark harmonies and staple pop singles such as “The Way You Look Tonight”, “When I Fall In Love”, “I Only Have Eyes For You”, “Goin’ Out Of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, “Hurt So Bad” and “Shangri-La”.
Dates and Times:
February 1, 2016 (Monday) – February 5, 2016 (Friday)
- Feb 1 – 3:00PM
- Feb 2 – 3:00PM
- Feb 3 – 3:00PM
- Feb 4 – 3:00PM
- Feb 4 – 8:30PM
- Feb 5 – 9:00PM
The Avalon Ballroom Theatre At Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort. Address: 6380 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7X5
Tickets start at $25
Buy your tickets at Fallsview Casino Resort’s Box Office (open Noon on show days), at all Ticketmaster locations, by calling Ticketmaster at 1 (877) 833-3110 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Must be 19 years of age or older with valid Government-issued photo ID to purchase tickets or attend Concerts & Events at Fallsview Casino Resort. Individuals who have voluntarily excluded themselves from Ontario gaming sites and who have not been reinstated are not permitted in the Avalon Theatre.
Entertainment at Fallsview
Fallsview Casino Resort features the best in entertainment with over 250 shows per year. The 1,500 seat theatre offers state-of-the-art production for the biggest international stars such as John Legend, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Hudson, Keith Urban, Tony Bennett and many more. You’re never more than 100 feet away from amazing entertainers, so book your seat today! These tickets are HOT, act quickly to catch your favourite performer!
About The Lettermen
The Lettermen is an American male pop music vocal trio. The Lettermen’s trademark is close-harmony pop songs with light arrangements. The group started in 1959. They have had two Top 10 singles (both #7), 16 Top 10 singles on the Adult Contemporary chart including one #1, 32 consecutive Billboard Magazine chart albums, 11 gold records, and five Grammy nominations. Find out more details about The Lettermen at www.thelettermen.com
The history of The Lettermen
A Lettermen group was formed in the late 1950s by Mike Barnett, Dick Stewart and Tony Butala. They auditioned for Jackie Barnett (who was chief comedy writer for the Jimmy Durante TV show) for the “Newcomers of 1928” revue. It was Barnett who gave the group their name. Now as “The Lettermen”, they landed the part to impersonate The Rhythm Boys, the vocal group that traveled with Paul Whiteman and his orchestra in the late 1920s, and gave Bing Crosby his initial fame. The “Newcomers of 1928” revue opened on 28 February 1958 at the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, Nevada and also starred Paul Whiteman, Buster Keaton, Rudy Vallée, Harry Richman, and Fifi D’Orsay. They played to sell-out audiences and were held over for many weeks. Continuing with a six week tryout at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, the idea continued to be a smash, with Butala being the lone consistent Letterman. Barnett and Russell were replaced by Gary Clarke and Jerry Paul. When the tryout ended, Butala landed a job as singer/bass player in a lounge group, “Bill Norvis and the Upstarts”, with Gary Clarke. After a few months, Clarke left the group and was replaced by Jim Pike. Pike and Butala decided to leave the Upstarts and form a new group although they had not yet decided to use the Lettermen name. Pike envisioned a group where each member was an excellent soloist as well as a great group singer. Pike and Butala joined with the third Letterman, Bob Engemann, a singer that Pike had met when he attended Brigham Young University a few years earlier. (Pike and Engemann had come to Los Angeles, California, and had sung together until Engemann had to go into the California National Guard for 6 months. That’s why Pike joined Bill Norvis and there met Butala.) The combination of Pike, Engemann and Butala first recorded in 1960.