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Amateur Night at the Apollo: Season Opener

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO: SEASON OPENER
FEATURING WÉ MCDONALD

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:30PM

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Ticket Prices Start At $21

Opening Night

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Be good, or be gone! Watch as aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists compete. Then get ready to cheer or boo as you decide who stays and who gets booted off-stage.  At Amateur Night, you decide.  Now in its 83rd year, Amateur Night is America’s longest running talent competition and has launched countless careers including those of Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Michael Jackson, D’Angelo, Jazmine Sullivan, and Lauryn Hill.

The 2017 season begins in February with a new line-up of contestants competing to win the title of Super Top Dog and a prize of up to $20,000 (adults) and $2,000 (Child Stars of Tomorrow). Hosted by the comedian CaponeAmateur Night begins with a pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. The show also features set-it off man Joe Gray, master impressionist and tap dancer CP Lacey as the “Executioner,” who escorts contestants who have been booed off the stage and the Amateur Night house band led by music director, Michael Mitchell.

Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage.  At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone!

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Tickets: $21 – $33
In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000
Online at Ticketmaster.com

Additional $3.50 facility fee, online and phone service fees apply 

Special Guest Wé McDonald

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wé McDonald is a Paterson, New Jersey native born in Harlem, New York. She is a 17 year old scholarship student attending William Paterson University. She attended high school at the Passaic County Technical Institute with a concentration in Theater as an honor student. She was accepted to two prestigious University Jazz studies programs at William Paterson and The New School. In 2015, Wé appeared on the stage of the world famous Apollo Theater competing in the Amateur Night competition. She shattered records by winning four times as the youngest performer to place in the Adult category in the history of the legendary venue. Most recently, Wé received national recognition as a finalist on Season 11 of NBC’s The Voice where she wowed audiences as well as celebrity coaches. Her debut single, “Wishes”, is available now on iTunes.

Buy Tickets Group Tickets

Tickets: $21 – $33
In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000
Online at Ticketmaster.com

Additional $3.50 facility fee, online and phone service fees apply 

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Amateur Night At The Apollo

About The Show

Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Don’t wait outside before the show! Join us at the Apollo Pre-Show Bar. Bar opens at 5:30 PM.

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Details

Date:
February 22
Time:
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Venue

Apollo Mainstage
253 WEST 125TH STREET
New York, NY 10027 United States
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