Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone



8 p.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2012 (Valentine's Day)
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Ticket: $55, $45
Valentine's Day "Sweets for Two" ticket special: $100

Image: Peter NooneAudiences to the Quick Center will be "into something good" when one of Rock 'n Roll's most recognizable talents, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, stars in a special Valentine's Day concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Tickets are $55 and $45. An exclusive Valentine's Day "Sweets for Two" ticket special is available for $100.

With over 60 million records sold and nearly two dozen top-20 hits, Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits helped to define a musical generation. A small sampling of their timeless classics from the '60s includes "I'm Henry VIII, I Am," "Mrs. Brown, You've got a Lovely Daughter," "There's a Kind of Hush," "I'm into Something Good," "Silhouettes," "Wonderful World," "Just a Little Bit Better," "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat," "A Must to Avoid," and "Listen People."

Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. He was born in Manchester, England, where he studied voice and acting at St. Bede's College and the Manchester School of Music and Drama. As a child, he played "Stanley Fairclough" in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street. He was also featured in the television series Knight Errant, Family Solicitor and Monro's Saki Stories.

At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as "Herman," lead singer of the legendary Sixties pop band Herman's Hermits. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold. The Hermits were twice named Cashbox's "Entertainer of the Year." As "Herman," the photogenic Noone graced the cover of nearly every international publication, including Time Magazine. He performed on hundreds of top-rated television programs and appeared with such luminaries as Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin and Danny Kaye.

Peter Noone starred in ABC's musical version of The Canterville Ghost, Hallmark Hall of Fame's presentation of the classic Pinocchio (in which he played the title role) and three highly successful feature films for M-G-M: Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter, Hold On! and When The Boys Meet The Girls. He starred on Broadway in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of The Pirates of Penzance, earning rave reviews for his superb portrayal of the dashing, young hero, "Frederic." He went on to reprise the role at the world-famous Drury Lane Theatre in London and toured worldwide with both the U.S. National Touring Company and the International Touring Company of "Pirates." Peter's acting career flourished with guest-starring roles in prime-time television shows such as: Married With Children and Laverne and Shirley. He also starred in the Los Angeles stage premiere of Topokana Martyr's Day and the national tour of the smash Broadway hit Romance, Romance. For four years, Noone served as the host of VH1's My Generation, the highest-ever-rated half hour retrospective of popular music. He also hosted the informative PBS Special The British Invasion Returns and recorded the title song for the Kirk Douglas film Diamonds. He created two unique websites (peternoone.com and hermanshermits.com) that have become so popular, the New York Daily News dubbed him the "King of The Sixties on the Internet."

Accompanied by his band, Herman's Hermits, Peter Noone consistently plays to sold-out venues the world over. He has a legion of faithful fans (known as "Noonatics") whose loyalty is unparalleled. Today's teen girls scream just as passionately as their mothers did back in 1965, prompting VH1 to select Peter as their viewer's choice for the "Sexiest Artist of the Year". Most recently, Noone starred in the recurring role of "Paddington" on the CBS daytime drama, As The World Turns. His colorful performances instantly made him a favorite of the soap opera magazines and online message boards. There is no doubt that Peter Noone's extraordinary talent, disarming wit, handsome features and compelling stage presence will continue to delight fans of all ages, for a long, long time to come.

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.fairfield.edu/quick.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.fairfield.edu/quick.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 3, 2012

Vol. 44, No. 186