UPDATE: Staples Pops Concert At Levitt Sold Out

At this time, no tickets remain for the free “Staples Pops at the Levitt” concert. This status may be updated on Friday, May 27 — check back by clicking here or calling 866-811-4111 then!

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The Staples High School music department is famous for its professional-style concerts.

That’s not hyperbole.

For the 1st-ever “Westport Pops Concert at the Levitt” (Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m.), the symphonic and chamber orchestras, jazz band and Orphenians vocal ensemble will be joined by a pair of Broadway notables.

James Naughton

James Naughton

James Naughton emcees the all-star event. The Weston resident and 2-time Tony Award winner has a long history as a narrator and soloist with orchestras like the Boston Pops, New York Pops and Rhode Island Symphony.

He’ll feel right at home. The Staples event is modeled on the Boston Pops’ Esplanade concert series (right down to the riverside setting).

Meanwhile, Andrew Wilk — executive producer of “Live from Lincoln Center” and a 5-time Emmy-winning director, writer and producer of TV programming — is consulting on the production. Staples students and alum will capture all the action for a Cablevision special.

Wilk — a Westporter and father of a Staples grad — worked with Naughton several years ago, on “Lincoln Center.” He says the emcee will add “real elegance and sizzle” to the evening.

From right: Andrew Wilk and Adele Valovich meet with Staples senior Emma Cataldo and Elon University junior Katie Shannon, for a Levitt Pavilion pre-production session. The 2 students will be part of the camera crew for Staples' pops concert June 9.

From right: Andrew Wilk and Adele Valovich meet with Staples senior Emma Cataldo and Elon University junior Katie Shannon, for a Levitt Pavilion pre-production session. The 2 students will be part of the camera crew for Staples’ pops concert June 9.

Selections range from “Rodeo” and “Phantom of the Opera” to “I Got Rhythm,” “Shenandoah” and a rousing finale.

7 responses to “UPDATE: Staples Pops Concert At Levitt Sold Out

  1. Jo Ann Davidson

    I could not find a way to order 2 free tickets. The 866 number told me to go to the Levitt website. The calendar there went only to June 4. Can someone help? Jo Ann Davidson

  2. Patricia Macdowel

    I am in the same situation as Jo Ann. I am now on the phone with the ticket company and they can’t figure it out either. I have a friend who ordered through the link here this morning, but the form is now gone (not sold out). Can anyone help?

  3. Called the number at 7:00 tonight, waited on hold for 45 minutes, and told the nice man who finally picked up I could not pull up the June calendar and the concert tickets. Nice man said they were “sold out” this morning! I asked him if I had the right concert or was Billy Joel playing at the Levitt? Let us know what you find out.

  4. Roberta Tager

    Dear Dan, Great “head’s up”. I filled out all spaces, including donation/credit card,, for 4 tickets to the Staples Concert, and then, before the very end… Something happened. I don’t know if I successfully completed the application, if I will be able to go to the concert…how would I be accessing the tickets? I called the Staples number given to me by the library.. no response to message. Is there anything for me to do inorder to access the tickets? Hopeless Senior Citizen… Thanks for your attention. Robertakt

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    • Hi Roberta:

      Scroll up to the update at the top of the story. Tickets were sold out soon after my story was posted. Sorry – hopefully some tickets will become available closer to the date.