The Hal Linden Septet takes the stage

The Webb Center presents an afternoon of music Hal for websiteand song with the Hal Linden Septet on Sunday, February 9 at 3:00 pm.  Linden will sing Big Band tunes, Broadway hits and Jazz standards; all backed by a seven-piece band.

Hal Linden first honed his musical skills starting at age eight, learning to play the clarinet and saxophone.  He later went on to perform with the Sammy Kaye Orchestra prior to making his Broadway debut in 1957 in the musical, Bells Are Ringing.  In 1971, Hal Linden won the coveted Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in The Rothschilds and then on to the character for which he is perhaps best known, the title role in the TV show Barney Miller from 1975-1982.

Following the run of Barney Miller, Linden went on to star in twelve Broadway plays, 20 films and 72 guest appearances on television series. In 2011, Linden recorded his first CD “It’s Never Too Late” of his favorite Broadway tunes, big band songs, and classics from the American Songbook. Linden has spent the last several years touring the country with his entertaining combination of music and memories from his wide-ranging career.

An accomplished vocalist and clarinetist, Linden will also share anecdotes from his 65 year career in show business. Each performance is filled with timeless memories and melodies, spanning from his days on the Broadway stage to his starring roles on television and film.

Tickets for this performance start at $35; $5 for 18 and under. Call the Webb Center’s Box Office at (928)684-6624 to order tickets.

The public is also invited to attend a “Conversation with the Artist” program with Hal Linden at Los Caballeros Golf Club on Saturday, February 8. The casual dialogue, moderated by Executive Director Cathy Weiss, will include Linden’s early start, his long-lasting career and the performance Sunday afternoon. The event will begin at 6:00 pm; tickets are $25 and include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Contact the Webb Center Box Office for reservations.

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