DRIFTERS, PLATTERS & Cornell Gunter COASTERS
Three rock and roll hall of fame legends in one great show! It’s not a concert… it’s a party!
Spend a nostalgic evening saluting three of the world’s most beloved musical groups who were instrumental in creating the Rock & Roll/Doo Wop sound:
The Drifters (“Under the Boardwalk,” “Up on the Roof,” “This Magic Moment”),
The Platters (“Only You,” “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” “The Great Pretender”),
The Cornell Gunter’s Coasters (“Charlie Brown,” “Yakety Yak,” “Poison Ivy”)
COVID Guidelines for Drifters, Platters & Coasters
Effective April 29, 2022
With the continued, ever-evolving situation of COVID-19 infection rates fluctuating regionally and in Connecticut, the Shubert Theatre will no longer require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test for the performance of the Drifters, Platters and Coasters.
We will maintain our current face mask policy for all events and this will remain in effect until the end of May. Face masks are required for all patrons 3 years and older and must be worn at all times except while actively eating or drinking.
The Drifters carved out a place for themselves in the R&B world and also defined that music, not only at its inception as a national chart phenomenon in the early ’50s but also in the decade that followed.
With classics such as “The Great Pretender,” “Only You,” and their rendition of “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” the Platters were one of the preeminent doo-wop groups of the rock & roll era. Under the guidance of manager and producer Buck Ram, the Platters churned out hit after hit during the 1950s, bridging the gap between more traditional vocal-group stylings and the popular R&B grooves of the early ’50s.
The Cornell Gunter Coasters
The Coasters were one of the few artists in rock history to successfully straddle the line between music and comedy. Their undeniably funny lyrics and on-stage antics might have suggested a simple troupe of clowns, but Coasters records were no mere novelties — their material, supplied by the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, was too witty, their arrangements too well-crafted, and the group itself too musically proficient. That engaging and infectious combination made them one of the most popular early R&B/rock & roll acts, as well as one of the most consistently entertaining doo wop/vocal groups of all time.
How do I print my tickets at home?
The print at home tickets will arrive in a separate email from firstname.lastname@example.org. This usually comes 5-10 minutes after the order confirmation email, and it will have the tickets attached as a PDF file. Be sure to print all pages if there are multiple tickets in the order.
Because of the attachment from an unknown email, it can sometimes be filtered as spam or junk, so we suggest checking those folders. If the email with the tickets doesn’t arrive after 24 hours, contact the Shubert Ticket Office at 203-562-5666, and they can re-send it or have the tickets held at the Box Office for you.