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“The Best Is Yet to Come” When Crooner Steve Lippia Joins the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra to Pay Tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, and His Good Friends

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DAYTON, OH (September 30, 2016) – On Friday, October 28, 2016 and Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman, will present the first concert in the 2016–2017 Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series, Sinatra and Friends with Steve Lippia. DPAA’s Innovation Partner for this 2016-2017 Excite Season is the DP&L Foundation: Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts. 

DPO’s SuperPops season swings into gear with the return of Steve Lippia to Dayton. A highly sought-after entertainer famous for his renditions of the music of Frank Sinatra, Steve Lippia now pays homage to other crooners from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Lippia has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of standards and traditional pop music in the nation. His youthful, energetic talent and powerful show creates a perfect blend of “classic” with “today”. His show introduces a new generation to this timeless music while appealing to long-time listeners.

Lippia has headlined in such highly successful, extended engagements as the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, where standing-room-only audiences have been known to line up more than two hours before show time to vie for seating. He has also headlined at NYC’s Birdland Jazz Club backed by the Nelson Riddle and Woody Herman Orchestras. Lippia has quickly become a favorite guest performer with orchestras across the country, with sold-out symphonic pops appearances throughout the United States and Canada. 

For these two nights in October, Steve Lippia, together with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, will delight the Schuster Center audience with the music of not only Sinatra but Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., and other favorite crooners who have topped the charts with their smash hits that take audiences to a favorite time and a familiar place.

The performance begins with the smash hit from the Lerner and Lowe Broadway Musical Brigadoon, “Almost Like Being in Love.” Concertgoers will then be treated to a full night of favorites, including “The Best Is Yet to Come,” “What Kind of Fool Am I,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “Beyond the Sea,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” two of Sinatra’s heavy-hearted tunes–“It Was a Very Good Year,” and “Send In the Clowns,”–and his showstopper, “That’s Life.”  And all of that in just the first half of the program!

After intermission, Steve Lippia delivers another full round of gems from Sinatra and his good friends, including “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “Just the Way You Are,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Come Fly with Me,” “The Good Life,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “I Have Dreamed,” “Let Me Try, Again,” and “Mack the Knife.”  And of course, the night would not be complete without Frank’s signature song, recounting to audiences exactly how the Chairman of the Board led his life, as Steve Lippia closes the show with Sinatra’s much adored “My Way.”

Tickets for Sinatra and Friends with Steve Lippia range from $29 to $79 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at Senior, teacher and student discounts are available at the box office. For more information or to order subscriptions, including flexible subscription types that include performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit

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About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.
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