Welcome to the June 2021 SevenVenues Culture Club!
Warmer weather is upon us and this month’s SVCC categories are as hopeful and inspiring as the summer days that lie ahead.
- National Cancer Survivor’s Day: June 6 – Unbeknownst to many of our patrons, several of the artists we have featured over the years are also cancer survivors. Despite their trials, they prevailed, and our selections feature some of their works including memoirs, biographies and music albums.
- D-Day: June 6 – The D-Day invasion was the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare. The Allied soldiers’ death toll was high, estimated to be about 10,000 dead, but their sacrifice led to the defeat of Nazi Germany. This category features a book and a video from two former SevenVenues speakers who share their stories about the historic event.
- National Best Friends Day: June 8 – Many of the plays and musicals that have graced our stages have not only regaled our audiences, but have placed an important emphasis on the value of friendship. For National Best Friends Day, we have rounded up a collection of past SevenVenues performances that highlight some of theatre’s most renowned friendships.
- Father’s Day: June 20 – This month’s Father Day category highlights the works of some of the famous comedian fathers who have played our stages over the years. It also includes a memoir from Tina Sinatra, the daughter of the incomparable Frank Sinatra who played Scope Arena in 1976.
Remember, all our book, music and video selections are related to artists and performances that have taken place at a SevenVenues property. If you have a request, please let us know on our SevenVenues Culture Club Facebook group.
Happy reading, listening and watching!
|The War: Pride of Our Nation with Ken Burns
On June 6, 1944, D-Day, 1.5 million Allied troops take part in the greatest invasion in history, but then bog down in Norman hedgerows for weeks. Saipan proves the costliest Pacific battle to date, while back home dreaded telegrams for the War Department begin arriving at an inconceivable rate.
|Wicked: A New Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)—"For Good" by Glinda and Elphaba
Box Office Manager
“The first time I saw Wicked at Chrysler Hall I was drawn in by the bright green lights and powerful vocals from the show's stars, Glinda and Elphaba. My sister's life was cut short and the lyrics to the song "For Good" remind me every day that I am changed for the better because I knew her.”