Stocker Arts Center of Lorain County Community College will bring the best in world-class entertainment to Lorain County with the just-announced 2016-2017 season lineup. Subscription tickets are on sale now for the Performing Artists Series (PAS) and the Studio Theatre Cabaret Series (STC), as well as single tickets for shows in the Random Acts Series, Film Series, Student Matinee Series and shows from the Arts and Humanities division. Subscriptions save as much as 23 percent over the single ticket price for the PAS shows. Buy tickets and subscriptions now at www.stockerartscenter.com.
The Performing Artists Series is a unique set of six nationally touring shows that bring big city
entertainment to Lorain County. All PAS shows are reserved seats and are held in the Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center. The series kicks off on September 13 when Slate magazine presents “Unelectable You: The Second City’s Completely Unbiased Political Revue.” This fast-paced show is a combination of sketch, improv, music and multi-media taking a hard-hitting look at our election process.
The Studio Theatre Cabaret Series is joint project of the LCCC division of Arts and Humanities and Stocker Arts Center and offers 14 performances in the new season. Cabarets are held in the Cirigliano Studio Theatre inside of Stocker Arts Center. The STC Series begins on December 9 & 10 with “A Christmas Cabaret.”
For ticket information, to buy a subscription, 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. Additional information about the events and a link for ticket purchases can be found at www.stockerartscenter.com.
Performing Artists Series information:
Current PAS six-show subscribers have until Friday, August 19 to renew their current seats, after which time any that are not renewed will be available for other subscribers to purchase. On Monday, August 22, six-show subscriber seats that have not yet been purchased are released for sale to Pick 5, Pick 4, Pick 3-show and new subscribers. Single tickets for the PAS events go on sale Monday, August 29 and are $40 for orchestra seats and $33 for mezzanine seats. Dinner Before the Show ($30 per person, per show) and valet parking ($5 per car, per show) will be offered for the six PAS events. There is a $4.00 handling charge per subscription or a $3.00 handling charge for single ticket orders to cover processing and mailing costs.
Orchestra – $184.00/each
Mezzanine – $151.00/each
All 6-show subscribers will be invited to a special pre-performance reception with the new LCCC President, Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D.
Pick 5 subscription:
Orchestra – $157.00/each
Mezzanine – $129.00/each
Pick 4 subscription:
Orchestra – $130.00/each
Mezzanine – $106.00/each
Pick 3 subscription:
Orchestra – $98.00/each
Mezzanine – $80.00/each
Prepaid Valet Parking Service: $5/per car in advance or drive up day-of-show.
Performing Artists Series Shows:
Slate Presents “Unelectable You – The Second City’s Completely Unbiased Political Revue”
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 13
In this new era of viral gaffes and social-media campaigning, of rebels preaching to the disenchanted on both sides of the aisle, who even knows what makes a presidential candidate electable anymore? Come explore the comedy in all of it with this new show by the troupe that brought us everyone from John and Jim Belushi to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile”
7:30 p.m., Monday, October 17
Aquila Theatre, in its 25th anniversary season, stages “Murder on the Nile,” by one of the greatest mystery writers in world literature – Agatha Christie.
“Fame – The Musical”
7:30 p.m., Monday, November 7
Book by Jose Fernandez, Lyrics by Jacques Levy and Music by Stephen Margoshes
Academy-award winning Title Song by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore. Follow the 4-year odyssey of some of the lucky students given a chance to develop their talents at the School for the Performing Arts in New York.
“Route 66” – A Musical Comedy Revue
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 22
This revue features the greatest highway hits of the 20th century as it takes you down memory lane with a song list that includes “King of the Road,” “Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” “GTO,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around” and, of course, “Route 66.”
A Temptations Revue featuring Barrington “Bo” Henderson
7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30
This dynamic and driving show spans more than a decade of Temptations classics, every one of these songs among the most recognizable and culture-defining songs in pop music history and featuring Barrington “Bo” Henderson, one of the only Temptations lead singers to have received a Grammy.
“The Phat Pack” – Broadway at its Best
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 24
The Phat Pack was created by three Broadway performers who met while doing “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular.” The show is all about great singing, creating good music, and having fun! “The Phat Pack” was named Best of Vegas 2013 – Best All-Around Performers by the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Studio Theatre Cabaret Series information:
Studio Theatre Cabaret Series events are held in the Cirigliano Studio Theatre and are General Admission seating. Doors to the theatre open 30 minutes before curtain.
Subscriptions are on sale now for seven shows in the Studio Theatre Cabaret Series.
Pick 7 shows subscription:
$105/each ($15 per show – same price as the last 9 seasons!)
Pick 4-6 shows subscription:
$64 to $96/each depending on total number of shows chosen ($16 per show)
Pick 3 shows subscription:
$49.50/each ($16.50 per show)
There is a $4.00 handling charge per subscription or a $3.00 handling charge for single ticket orders to cover processing and mailing costs.
Single tickets are $20 each; $10/LCCC Students with valid ID, Children 18 and under, and Active Duty Military with valid ID.
Studio Theatre Cabaret Series Shows:
A Christmas Cabaret
8 p.m., Friday, December 9 and 2 p.m., Saturday, December 10
One of your favorite holiday traditions is back for its 10-year anniversary at Stocker Arts Center! We’ll fill your stocking with treats including “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and “White Christmas.”
8 p.m., Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11
Diana Chittester stands alone on stage with her arsenal of acoustic guitars. Her solo show is brought to life by her signature percussive multi-part playing, mimicking a full band on a solo acoustic guitar, blended with intelligent and articulate lyrics.
Classic Country Review Featuring Shooter Sharp & The Shootouts
8 p.m., Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18
Known for his energetic concerts and unique blend of Americana-pop music, award-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert is now bringing tradition back to country music through Shooter Sharp & the Shootouts. If you’re a fan of Merle, Hank, Johnny, Buck, Dolly, Loretta, Willie, Waylon or Patsy, you won’t want to miss this event.
From the Auld (Old) Sod to the New Prairie: The Irish in America
8 p.m., Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, join Lee Murdock for a musical celebration of Ireland – with songs of the Emerald Isle and from the Irish-American immigrant experience.
Joanna May Hunkins “Natural Woman”
8 p.m., Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25
Carole King and Carly Simon to Sarah Bareilles and Adele – female singer/songwriters have always had a distinct voice and they certainly have plenty to say. “Natural Woman” celebrates these women with iconic songs that span over 50 years of music history.
Austin Walkin’ Cane & Kristine Jackson “Blues from the Heart of Cleveland”
8 p.m., Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1
Back by popular demand! Outstanding guitar, slide guitar and Dobro skills, in conjunction with powerhouse vocals and a lot of hootin’ and hollerin’, have made Austin Walkin’ Cane one of “Cleveland’s favorite frontman.” Kristine Jackson has opened for B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples and more.
Helen Welch “A Brit of Everything” – 8 p.m., Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20
Take the swing of Ella, the warm alto tones of Karen Carpenter, add some soul and oodles of cheeky British humor and pow! you have entertainer, singer and song-stylist Helen Welch.