Meadville Tribune

February 14, 2014

'Love Academy Style' brings back nostalgia of 1970s

By Sylvia Cagle
Special to the Tribune

MEADVILLE — The Academy Theatre presents “Love Academy Style” on Feb. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at The Academy Theatre, 275 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Tickets are $12.50 and $14.50 and can be purchased at or by calling 337-8000.

Opening night begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception featuring the cupcake art of Confections of a Cake Lover. The reception will pamper your palate with an array of sweets — from cake pops to chocolate-covered strawberries — and champagne!

Don’t miss the opportunity to dedicate a song to somebody special. Choose from our song list and surprise your special someone with the song they love performed just for them. Song dedications will be available in the lobby prior to the start of the show.

Directed by Joe Galbo, “Love Academy Style” seeks to bring back the nostalgia of the 1970s.

“People like myself of a certain age look back fondly on the phenomenally produced love songs of the mid to late ’70s,” Galbo said. “I believe this is the high baroque period of the analog recording process and songs like Elton John’s ‘Sorry is the Hardest Word’ still wows audiences even today.”

“Love Academy Style” is locally produced and features talented local artists. The singing and music are all live. The talented Susan Volna and Chris Seeley are handling the producing and music supervision duties respectively, as well as performing. The production also has other phenomenal performers from across the area who will lend their magic pipes to these wonderful songs.

What songs can you expect? “Sorry is the Hardest Word,” “Blue Bayou,” “Trying to get that Feeling Again,” “Babe,” “It’s a Heartache” and “You Don’t Send me Flowers Anymore” are some of them.