The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
Franklin TheatreTue, Dec 31, 2013 6:00 PM Event Date Passed
Franklin TheatreTue, Dec 31, 2013 9:30 PM Event Date Passed
Event Info
Doors Open:1 Hour Before Show
The Glenn Miller Orchestra received the first gold record ever awarded for its version of “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and, in 1941, had more hit records than any artist in the history of the recording industry. In 1942, at the height of the band’s popularity, Glenn Miller enlisted and formed the Army Air Force Band to boost troop morale. After Glenn’s disappearance in 1944, the band was led by Tex Beneke until disbanding in 1950. In 1956, the Miller Estate authorized the formation of the present band due to popular demand generated by “The Glenn Miller Story” starring Jimmy Stewart. They thought it would run a couple of years.
Under the direction of Nick Hilscher, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra continues to tour year-round, including an annual tour of Japan (since 1964). With songs like “In the Mood,” “A String of Pearls,” “The American Patrol,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Little Brown Jug,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” and “Moonlight Serenade,” it’s no wonder the Glenn Miller Orchestra remains the most popular and sought-after big band in the world today.

The cabaret tables in front of the stage will be swept away for the 9:30pm show, opening up the dance floor to every patron for a night of stylish revelry.

***GRAY'S on Main, just across Main Street from the Franklin Theatre, will prepare a special prix fixe meal with suggested drink pairings for those who would like to begin their evening at GRAY’S before heading to the Glenn Miller Orchestra concert to swing-in the New Year. Purchase the "Concert Ticket + Dinner" Ticket option when selecting your seats to include reservations at GRAY'S before your show time. If you are attending the 6:00 PM Glenn Miller concert, your preferred dinner time is 4:00 PM. If you are attending the 9:30 PM Glenn Miller concert, the 7:30 PM dinner time is SOLD OUT. The menu is below.

New Year’s Eve Menu

Amuse Bouche
“Ole Langoustine”
Maine lobster, chardonnay risotto, white truffle-chive butter
“Diamonds& Pearls”
Beef tenderloin carpaccio, paddlefish caviar, lemon, shaved parmesan

“Baby New Year”
Baby Arugula, spiced pear, goat cheese, toasted almond-fig vinaigrette
Baby iceberg wedge, sweet tomato jam, Benton’s bacon, boiled egg, creamy herb dressing
Shrimp Bisque

Main on Main
“Midnight Mignon”
Grilled 6oz. Filet, whipped potatoes, hericot vert, roasted garlic, sauce bearnaise
“Hung-over Duck”
Bourbon sweet potatoes, Belgian endive with marscapone, champagne vinaigrette, blackberry-brandy reduction
“Grilled Chilean Cocktail”
Wilted leeks, preserved lemon, parmesan risotto, horseradish cream, tomato-vodka butter

“Resolution Breaker”
Double chocolate mousse, whipped cream, fresh raspberries
“Times Squares”
Petit fours assortment, mascerated berries, crème fraiche