Lorain County Community College hosts Neil Berg’s “Pianomen: An Intimate Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John” from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 11 in the Hoke Theatre of the Stocker Arts Center.
“Pianomen” pays tribute to the compositions and songwriting of two of the most eclectic and iconic composers of the 20th century – Billy Joel and Elton John. Hear the crowd-pleasing popular hits and deep cuts/forgotten songs of the last four decades. These timeless songs light up the stage and are performed by award-winning composer/lyricist/producer, Neil Berg, on piano, a Broadway keyboardist, and two incredible Broadway/rock vocalists.
“Pianomen” is a part of the Stocker Performing Artists Series. Single tickets for these events are $40 for orchestra; $33 for mezzanine; $10 for active duty military members, as well as youth 18 and under and students with valid IDs. Dinner Before the Show for $30 each person and valet parking for $5 each car are also available for this show through the Stocker Box Office. To see the available three-course menu for Dinner Before the Show, click here. Valet parking is also available on a drive-up basis the night of the performance. “Pick 4” or “Pick 3” subscription packages are also still available for the remaining shows this season. Call the box office at (440) 366-4040 for more details.
The Stocker Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to ticketed events. Please call (440) 366-4040 for tickets or for a season calendar. Click here to buy tickets.
Other upcoming events at Stocker:
“After the Wedding” Film
7:30 p.m., Friday, January 26
Tickets: $7 each
2006 (R) 119 min. Denmark/subtitles
Director: Susanne Bier
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgard, Stine Christensen
Jacob Peterson runs a struggling orphanage in India. Desperate to save it from closure, he returns to Denmark to meet Jorgen, a wealthy businessman and potential benefactor. Jorgen offers Jacob a seemingly innocent invitation to attend his daughter’s wedding. What appears to be nothing more than a friendly gesture sets in motion a devastating series of surprises, revelations and confessions that will forever change their lives. This is a movie about family ties and whether they have meaning. Although Jacob has never been married, he finds himself torn between two families: the orphanage and one in Denmark. Circumstances place him in the eye of a dilemma and he must face a decision that will damn some part of his soul regardless of what he decides. People need him in both India and Denmark and deciding where his loyalties and his future lie represent the core of “After the Wedding” drama and ultimate meaning.
Civic Jazz Band Concert
Arts & Humanities Division Performance
7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 3
Cost: Tickets per concert: $9 for adults; $8 for LCCC students, staff and seniors 65+; $7 for groups of 15 or more.
The Lorain County Community College Jazz Festival features many area high school bands culminating with a great day of music with special guest Mike Tomaro, saxophonist, composer, arranger and director of jazz studies at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
“The Stinky Cheese Man And Other Fairly Stupid Tales”
Student Matinee Series
9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., Thursday, February 8
Recommended for Grades Pre-K – 3
Jack has got to use his wits to save himself from the terrible Giant, but a host of familiar fairytale characters keep messing up his plans—and then there’s that annoying Stinky Cheese Man! “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” deconstructs the tradition of the fairy tale. Characters slide in and out of tales; Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin and Goldilocks meets the Three Elephants.