Center Stage Theatre in Shelton kicks off its 2014 cabaret series with “Mark Lanzieri and Friends” on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11,

Lanzieri, who sings professionally throughout the state at various restaurants and clubs, will serenade Center Stage audiences with the sounds of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and other classic vocalists. He is a lifetime resident of the Valley, and currently lives in Derby.

Three shows in cabaret series

“Mark Lanzieri and Friends” is the first of three cabaret shows in the series, to be followed by “Francesca and Mia Scarpa On Stage” in March and “A Night of Italian Music with Marc Garofalo” in May.

For cabaret events at Center Stage, patrons are seated at tables and may bring their own refreshments. Dancing is encouraged.

Tickets for “Mark Lanzieri and Friends” are $15, and may be purchased by calling 203-225-6079. For more information visit www.centerstageshelton.com.

Center Stage Theatre is a nonprofit cultural organization founded by Gary and Francesca Scarpa in 2005.