Summer Nights Series
Comedian Gene Merola
Opening Act: Aubrey Riley
Using high-energy comedy that features audience participation, music and creative improvisation, Gene Merola is one of today’s funniest comedians. Armed with a guitar, a flashlight, and a lightening-fast wit, he is a hit with every audience. He quips “I’m the best entertainer you have never heard of–if you’ve watched the Comedy Channel, HBO or Showtime–so have I!” Actually, Merola comes to Ohio from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with an impressive resume, having performed with Larry the Cable Guy, Melissa Manchester, Jerry Seinfield, Paula Pondstone and Dave Mason and at Bally’s and the Tropicana in Vegas and for Carnvial, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Merola is visiting family and friends in Ohio and has agreed to do this special show on Friday evening, August 14 to help support the operation and restoration of the Tecumseh Commons and Tecumseh Theater.
Adding to the draw of Merola’s show is opening act Aubree Riley. A native of Corning and resident of Athens, young Riley has taken the region by storm with her singing talent. Her first cd Head First is soon to be released.
Show starts at 8:00 pm, with doors opening at 7:30pm. Cold beer and light snacks will be available for purchase. Click here to purchase tickets online, or purchase at Hannah Furniture, Shawnee, Newlon Tire or Dodson’s On Broadway in New Lexington or at A New View in Corning. Tickets will be $15 at the door. Tickets purchased on-line will be available at the door. We do not send tickets in mail.
Shawnee is located at the intersections of State Routes 93 and 155 in southern Perry County. The Tecumseh Commons is located at 116 West Main Street, Shawnee, 43782. All proceeds from the concert benefit the operation and restoration of the Tecumseh Theater. Tours of the main opera house are available before the concert.