Glen Burtnik Brings “Summer Of Love” To The Count Basie Theatre

By Greg Schwartz, SIMGE Contributor

The second in the an going journey of Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love is 5 minutes from doors.

The Sitar-Tabla have begun, the Nag Champa purifies the welcoming atmosphere.

Downstairs a talk through production meeting ends, cues and timings are set.

The 34-song show runs over three hours.

A nervous anticipation is enhanced by the energy of the performers,
awaiting to transcend the audience, by giving their all.

The cast is comprised of returning performers and first time features (Eryn Shewell, Anthony D’Amato, Emily Grove).

“I feel part of a  private party with friends and family from the balcony to backstage,”
Glen humbly embraces the capacity crowd, those off in the isle dancing in liberated expression, those in front reaching out to relax and enjoy, those upstairs gleaming with smiles.

The show comes to its closing with everyone joining in on “Love the One You’re With.”

From wearing earth tone colors and playing acoustic, to opening the second set with
a white tux, and playing a white Stratocaster,
Glen Burtniks “Summer of Love” is a sprit-filled heart-warming force of celebration.

A vacation from the work week, a forever young way to begin one’s weekend.

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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