Brett & Friends at the Trenton War Memorial.
Brett Miller accompanies
3/16 Magnificent Moller Theatre Pipe Organ.
Silent Screen Stars As Seen By Hirschfeld
Accompanied by the
Pennridge High School Jazz Ensemble.
Patriot’s Theatre at the Trenton War Memorial
1 Memorial Drive in Trenton
General Admission Tickets $12 donation
VIP Tickets: $25 donation. (Includes reserved seating and a memento of the evening.)
The proceeds of this event are being donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Ticket Sales will be announce soon. Please check back with us.
Sponsored by Garden State Theatre Organ Society http://gstos.org
Benefits JDRF http://www.jdrf.org
The Garden State Theatre Organ Society is proud to announce a special one-night showing of Buster Keaton’s classic 1928 silent comedy, The Cameraman, with live theatre organ accompaniment by “boy wonder organist” Brett Miller at the historic Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial. Admission is a $12 donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Patriot’s Theater is located at 1 Memorial Drive in Trenton. Tickets may be purchased in advance at musicalpromise.com with remaining tickets on sale at the theater the night of the show.
2018 marks the 90th anniversary of Buster Keaton’s hilarious The Cameraman, considered by many to be among his funniest films. It was added to the National Film Registry in 2005 after being declared, “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Keaton plays a sidewalk tintype portrait photographer in New York City, who develops a crush on Sally (Marceline Day), a secretary who works for MGM Newsreels. To be near her, he purchases an old film camera, and tries to get a job as one of MGM’s cameramen. Along the way he acquires a monkey sidekick and the two get involved in a series of mishaps and adventures that put him in the middle of a “Tong” war in Chinatown and later a heroic boat rescue.
“Be ready for some serious time travel,” says Cathy Martin, Vice-President and Program Chair of the Garden State Theatre Organ Society. “When Brett is playing and you see Buster on film you may really think that you are back in 1928.” Brett Miller has played for silent films at the four theaters in the Renew Theaters chain including performances at the County Theater in Doylestown, and the Garden in Princeton. Only 15 years old, he has already compiled a significant resume in the region. He is a staff organist at Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, and has performed at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, and the Brook Performing Arts Center in Bound Brook, New Jersey. Along with his brother Evan, he created musicalpromise.org a musical initiative to help fund the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
With support from the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, there will be a special presentation of Hirschfeld drawings of silent screen stars shown before the film, accompanied by the Pennridge High School Jazz Ensemble. “We applaud both Brett and the Garden State Theatre Organ Society for creating such a special night to help others in need,” says David Leopold, Creative Director of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation. “We are big believers that you can have fun while doing good, and with Brett and Buster involved, this is going to be a fun time. All you have to do is buy a ticket to do good.”
Tickets and seating are on a first come-first served basis. Special VIP tickets are available, and include reserved seating and a special memento of the evening. Regular tickets are $12, VIP tickets are $25. Tickets are available at musicalpromise.com, where visitors can use their credit card or PayPal to purchase tickets. Any remaining tickets will available the night of the show at the Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial. For more information on this special one-night –only presentation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 215-795-0228.
Buster Keaton by Al Hirschfeld. © The Al Hirschfeld Foundation