Concert film shot at Star Plaza airing nationally

The group Under the Streetlamp rehearses with an ensemble of local singers.

A concert film shot at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville is airing nationally this month.

Under the Streetlamp’s PBS special “Rockin’ Round the Clock” is airing on PBS affiliates around the county, including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Houston, Seattle and Miami. The singing group is the Broadway performers of the musical “Jersey Boys” who sing classic oldies like “Blue Moon,” “Pretty Woman,” and “Why do fools fall in love.”

Merrillville-based Star Productions produced the television program and manages the group, which tours nationally, recorded three albums and has the slogan “retro never sounded so now.” Star Productions President, CEO and Talent Buyer Charlie Blum said the PBS special was filmed on the Star Plaza stage earlier this year in March.

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Locally it will air at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 on Lakeshore Public Television, which is broadcast on channel 56 over the air and on DirectTV, Dish Network and ATT U-Verse. The PBS affiliation in Merrillville can be found on Channel 17 for Comcast subscribers.

In September the throwback singing group will go on a national tour, with stops in Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Indianapolis and Detroit.


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