Chocolate Church Arts Center

Johnny Cash tribute added to summer lineup

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:30am

The Chocolate Church Arts Center, at 804 Washington Street in Bath, has announced additional concerts as part of its CCAC Real Outdoor Concert Series (CCAC ROCS). On Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30, the CCAC will present “My Life as the Man In Black: Scott Moreau Sings The Music of Johnny Cash.” The concerts will take place on the Great Lawn at the Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., as part of a collaboration between the two organizations.

The concerts, as with all of the CCAC ROCS shows, will be presented outdoors to audiences of no more than 50 people. Audience members will be spaced at least six feet apart, and staff will enforce distancing, hand sanitizing, and other health and safety measures at all events. There will be two performances on each concert day at 3 and 6 p.m.

Scott Moreau, who will pay tribute to Johnny Cash, was born in Bath, grew up in Litchfield, and made his professional stage debut at Brunswick’s Maine State Music Theatre in 1999. For 21 years, Scott has traveled the country, performing in musicals at the best theatres the US has to offer. Scott has performed as Johnny Cash since 2010, and has reprised his role as the “Man in Black” at the Ogunquit Playhouse in 2015 and 2016, the Tony Award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse, Maine State Music Theatre, Las Vegas’ Harrah’s Casino, and many other venues across the country and globe.

Moreau also toured the world for 4 years with the first national Broadway tour of “Million Dollar Quartet,” performing in over 300 U.S. cities (including at Merrill Auditorium in Portland and the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor) as well as abroad in Tokyo, Osaka, and Toronto.

Two previously-announced CCAC ROCS shows will also take place in August. On Sunday, Aug. 9, nationally touring pianist, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Heather Pierson will perform at 3 and 6 p.m. Pierson’s inspiring live performances and growing catalog of releases delve into Americana, blues, New Orleans jazz, vocal chants, instrumental piano, and poignant folk. This show will also take place at the Maine Maritime Museum.

Georgetown’s rising folk and blues singer-songwriter Lauren Crosby will play on Saturday, Aug. 22, also at 3 and 6 p.m. Crosby’s debut self-titled album, released when she was just 20 years old, received national praise for its unique blending of blues, folk, and jazz. Crosby has since performed all over the nation, and recently released the excellent single “Biloxi,” which features a guest vocal appearance by Griffin Sherry of popular folk group, The Ghost of Paul Revere. Lauren Crosby’s show will take place at a private venue in Topsham.

Tickets prices vary for CCAC ROCS performances, and must be purchased in advance at www.chocolatechurcharts.org, or by calling 207-442-8455. All audience members are required to bring masks or other appropriate face coverings, which must be worn when checking in and purchasing concessions or merchandise. More information is available at the Chocolate Church Arts Center website or by calling the box office.