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Spring Arts Awakening Continues at THE BLACK BOX

THE BLACK BOX, Franklin’s very own concert, theater, and event venue, will continue its nine- week entertainment series, outdoors under a tent in the venue’s parking lot. The Spring Arts Awakening celebrates a comeback for arts and entertainment and offers an opportunity to support THE BLACK BOX in its recovery from the pandemic.
June kicks off with a love-filled Pride Concert starring Broadway husbands Christopher and Clay Rice-Thomson on June 5th. Audiences can expect radio hits, Broadway classics, and more in this celebration of inclusion and being true to yourself.  A perfect show for the whole family, audiences will leave with a smile on their face and a song in their heart.
Franklin is invited to celebrate the Art Walk Kickoff with a complimentary reception from 5-7 p.m. on June 11th under the tent at THE BLACK BOX sponsored by the Franklin Cultural District.
THE BLACK BOX presents a special cabaret performance spotlighting the talents of promising young singers on June 11th at 8 p.m. The Rising Stars Cabaret features a variety of musical styles and accompaniment by FPAC’s resident Acme Rhythm Section.
Emily Koch of Broadway’s Wicked and Waitress performs a solo-ish show based on her middle school journal, which was ironically addressed “Dear Elphaba” on June 12th. eMulbOy5 is a preteen saga of love, fandom, and identity. When 11-year-old Emily’s best friend moves away unexpectedly, she decides to change her identity entirely to become a boy named Emul, whose AIM screen name is eMulbOy5.
The Kenny Hadley Big Band is back at THE BLACK BOX on June 13th at noon. Don’t miss this amazing 16-piece band of the best of the best jazz musicians playing masterful arrangements of big band’s greatest repertoire.  A delicious brunch is served beginning at 11:45 a.m. and the music begins at noon.
Donald Krishnaswami will present a classical concert free of charge at THE BLACK BOX on June 13th at 4 p.m. A Juilliard graduate, Mr. Krishnaswami is a soloist and a chamber music collaborator, and is a founding member of Franklin’s LiveARTS String Quartet. He has performed as an orchestral player in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, has toured extensively both domestically and internationally with the Boston Pops and has been a backup musician with major music industry jazz and pop artists.
Electric Youth and the Boston Show Band return to THE BLACK BOX on June 18th and 19th. The show features choreography by the EY Creative Team and Broadway’s Clay Thomson and Christopher Rice.  Backed by the world class Boston Show Band, EY shows deliver high energy fun for audiences of all ages.
Entertainment at THE BLACK BOX will continue throughout the summer with more concerts and events featuring Broadway stars, local artists, and more. Patrons are encouraged to visit and follow THE BLACK BOX on social media to stay updated on the venue’s offerings.