Talk about your guilty pleasures. Ron Dante was once a famous cartoon character — or, to be more accurate, he was the human voice behind The Archies’ ridiculously catchy ’60s pop hit “Sugar Sugar.” But he was far more than a one-hit wonder, working with Barry Manilow in the 1970s and producing albums for Pat Benatar and Cher. He also has produced Broadway hits including Children of a Lesser God and Ain’t Misbehavin’. But tonight Dante steps out from behind the curtain and takes the mic for a relatively rare live performance of songs from his long career. Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods, who had their own variety series in the ’70s and were responsible for unforgettably silly songs including “Billy Don’t Be a Hero,” also provide an unexpected flashback.

Thu., Dec. 4, 8:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/04/14)

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