Subscription tickets are now on sale for the 2011-2012 LCCC Stocker Arts Center Performing Artists Series – "A Grand Slam Season" – six shows that will be once-in-a-lifetime experiences for the audience because they are live on stage. Stocker Arts Center provides the best of the arts at affordable ticket prices close to home.
For ticket information on any of the performances or to receive a season brochure, call the Stocker Arts Center box office at (440) 366-4040. The box office hours are Monday-Friday, 12-6 p.m. and one and a half hours prior to curtain time.
Subscriptions may be purchased at the Stocker Box Office and online at www.stockerartscenter.com.
Current six-show subscribers have until Friday, August 5 to renew their current seats, after which time any that are not renewed will be available for other subscribers to purchase.
Single tickets for all Performing Artists Series shows go on sale Monday, August 22.
The 2011-2012 Performing Artists Series includes these great performances:
"Sounds of the Cinema"
Thursday, September 22, 2011 – 7:30 p.m.
Presidio Brass presents "Sounds of the Cinema," bringing together some of the finest classical music used in films as well as the most popular music written specifically for the movies. From John Williams to Samuel Barber, from the rock band Queen to Leonard Bernstein, you will fall in love with the music of the movies all over again. Classic soundtracks from film favorites "Breakfast at Tiffany’s," "West Side Story," "Fantasia" and "An American in Paris" are mixed in with newer blockbusters like "Jurassic Park" and "Pirates of the Caribbean."
The Capitol Steps
Sunday, October 23, 2011 – 7:30 p.m.
Since elections happen at least once a year, there is never a lack of material for The Capitol Steps. Just when you think you’ve heard all you want to hear about potential candidates, tax levies, union busting, and where was he really born jokes – just in time to influence the way you vote in November – The Capitol Steps are coming back to Stocker! These former Congressional staffers satirize the people and places that once employed them. The Capitol Steps began in December 1981, and since then they have been featured on several PBS specials and dozens of other TV shows and numerous NRP radio specials. All cast members have worked on Capitol Hill.
In the Mood, a 1940s musical revue
Monday, November 14, 2011 – 7:30 p.m.
Much more than a concert, "In the Mood, a 1940s musical revue," is a retro event that features the "In the Mood" singers and dancers along with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. The music and the arrangements are as authentic as it gets. This was a time when all of America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music. The combination of up-tempo big band instrumentals and intimate, romantic ballads set the mood for a future filled with promise, hope and prosperity. "In the Mood" has been touring the US since 1994, has visited Europe and Canada, and in 1997, the band and singers were selected to be part of the entertainment for the 53rd Presidential Inauguration Ball for President and Mrs. Clinton.
Neil Berg’s 102 Years of Broadway
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 – 7:30 p.m.
How about a holiday gift of great Broadway music for you and the whole family! Because 100 and 101 years weren’t enough to cover all of the Broadway music we love to hear, we are excited to bring you "Neil Berg’s 102 Years of Broadway." This revue will again feature a dazzling cast of Broadway performers accompanied by an all-star New York band and will showcase more of the greatest songs from the hit musicals of the century. Lyrical treasures such as "Oklahoma" and "Annie Get Your Gun" will be featured, as well as more recent Broadway fare, such as "Wicked" and "Rock of Ages." Neil Berg is the composer/lyricist of the hit off-Broadway musical "The Prince and the Pauper," which ran for two years at the Lamb’s Theater in New York City. His newest musical based on "Grumpy Old Men" will begin previews this year.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.
Faust, fly balls, and devilishly good fun all meet at the home plate of "Damn Yankees." Joe Boyd, a 1950s middle-aged baseball fanatic, sells his soul to the Devil, Mr. Applegate, for "one good long ball hitter" for his favorite team, the Washington Senators. Mr. Applegate turns him into 22-year-old sports superstar, Joe Hardy. He leaves his wife behind and as Joe Hardy he transforms the hapless Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life (and wife) he left at home. With the help of a handy escape clause and a guilt-ridden temptress name Lola, Joe outsmarts the Devil, returns to his former self and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.
Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show
Thursday, May 10, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating 50 years of The Rat Pack, "Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show" has been hailed as the next best thing to seeing the Rat Pack themselves. They were style with substance, swing with swagger, and a non-stop party that everyone wanted access to. Now you can come and experience the brand new arrangements of the classy songs you know and love for one night only at Stocker Arts Center. In addition, you’ll hear original never-before-heard songs written by the late legendary songwriter Ron Miller, along with recorded voice-overs made exclusively for this show by Sandy’s father, Buddy Hackett. The show features performances by Sandy Hackett, a powerhouse veteran writer, producer, film and TV actor, and his wife, singer/songwriter/ producer and daughter of Ron Miller, Lisa Dawn Miller, and a remarkable cast with David DeCosta, Doug Starks, Tony Basile, along with an incomparable musical team.
Subscriptions to the Performing Artists Series are available in various packages including Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, or all six shows, and are the same prices they have been since 2004. Valet parking is available for these six shows for just $5 per car per show and can be purchased along with the subscription. Non valet parking is free.
Stocker Arts Center is on the campus of Lorain County Community College, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035. For more information, to request a season brochure or to order tickets, please call the Stocker Arts Center box office, which is open from 12-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one and a half hours before show time, at (440) 366-4040. Tickets may also be ordered online at www.stockerartscenter.com.