The Community Arts Center proudly presents its 26th Season! Nearly one and half million guests have enjoyed events at the Community Arts Center since the spectacular re-opening in 1993, and millions more are on the way. Making sure that there is something for every taste and every age has become a Community Arts Center hallmark.
The Community Arts Center proudly presents its 26th Season! Nearly one and half million guests have enjoyed events at the Community Arts Center since the spectacular re-opening in 1993, and millions more are on the way. Making sure that there is something for every taste and every age has become a Community Arts Center hallmark. We hope you enjoy this season filled with nationally renowned talent, entertainment, variety, and quality shows!
Over the years, the landmark theater has turned into a home not only to touring productions, but also to many community-based organizations such as Uptown Music Collective, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and Youth Orchestra, Williamsport Community Concert Association, Repasz Band, Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra, Lycoming College Music and Theater Department performances, Collegetown Gallery and numerous local dance recitals. Upcoming shows include:
October 4th at 7:30 p.m.
The freewheeling, New York bred comic storyteller — who made the list of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time” – is hotter than ever, a global touring sensation and regular presence on radio and television whose rabid audience, he’s thrilled to note, is filled with “lifetimers.” Once folks see him live, they’re hooked. Breuer estimates that 78% of his fans have seen him “five, six, seven” times. It’s becoming a family thing, with parents even bringing young teens to see the family man and father of three daughters, all providing genius “dad” material for his sets. Having evolved both personally and professionally since the beginning, Breuer’s pleased to say he’s been F-word free for ten years and counting. Breuer came to national attention during his seasons on Saturday Night Live (1995-98), a rebuilding era whose cast featured Will Ferrell, David Spade and Norm McDonald.
October 16th at 7:30 p.m.
The Community Arts Center is proud to welcome an eight time Grammy Award winner to its stage! The title of Buddy Guy’s latest album says it all: The Blues Is Alive and Well. The legendary blues artist’s eighteenth solo LP and follow-up to 2015’s Born to Play Guitar showcases his raw and unadulterated sound, its fifteen tracks a true pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike. “I got children and grandchildren who didn’t know who I was, but nowadays we can play outdoor concerts and see kids that are eight, nine, twelve years old coming to me and saying, ‘I didn’t know who you was, but I read what Eric Clapton said about you,'” Guy explains when discussing his mindset around the new record. “I’m always trying to make an album that someone accidentally plays where some kid hears it, picks up a guitar, and helps keep the blues alive.”
October 25th at 7:30 p.m.
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams… not living in fear… and the power of music to connect all of us.
Arlo Guthrie — Alice’s Restaurant Back By Popular Demand Tour
November 20th at 7:30 p.m.
Arlo Guthrie has been known to generations as a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist. Born in Coney Island, New York in 1947, Arlo is the eldest son of Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of The Committee to Combat Huntington’s Disease, and America’s most beloved singer/writer/ philosopher/artist Woody Guthrie. Arlo has become an iconic figure in folk music in his own right with a distinguished and varied career spanning over fifty years.
December 7th at 7:30 p.m. & December 8th at 4:00 p.m.
The Community Arts Center, Lycoming College, and Saint John’s School of the Arts have joined forces once again to present the classic holiday tradition of The Nutcracker. This production of The Nutcracker will feature LIVE music by Lycoming College students and local musicians, as well as a completely LOCAL intergenerational talent for the entire production, involving over 200 artists of all ages. The cast will include 120 dancers age 4 to adult. The production is a great example of how teaching art, music, and the performing arts develops talent and self-esteem for our youth. All ages are involved in this structured program, which provides a rare and powerful example of a healthy pursuit that they can carry throughout one’s lifetime.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!
January 16th at 6:30 p.m.
“Won’t you be my neighbor?” Daniel Tiger and all of his friends from the beloved PBS KIDS television series are hopping aboard Trolley to Williamsport with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Along with “O” the Owl, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday, Mom and Dad Tiger and many more, Daniel Tiger will take live audiences on an interactive musical adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences. This live theatrical production filled with music, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises will warm the hearts of multiple generations.
February 14th at 7:30 p.m.
Transporting audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery, MOMIX has thrilled fans in over 22 countries and has been featured on stage, screen and television. In an endless search for another gravity, Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience that will surprise, enchant and astonish. Experience the Exceptional…Expect the Unexpected!
Dallas String Quartet Electric
March 19th at 7:30 p.m.
DSQ Electric is an international music sensation. A fusion of classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electric strings. With the 2016 release of their fourth album “DSQ” they continue to expand their passionate following on Pandora, Spotify, and Sirius XM radio. DSQ performs as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar.
Comprised of composer and violinist Ion Zanca, violinists Eleanor Dunbar and Melissa Priller, bassist Young Heo, guitarist Anthony Plant and percussionist/drummer Efren Guzman, DSQ takes you on a journey to the nexus of classical music and modern pop where artists like Beethoven and Bono collide.
“This is not your Grandmother’s String Quartet” -Wall Street Journal
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
March 24th at 7:30 p.m.
Groundbreaking, Grammy-winning quartet Béla Fleck & The Flecktones will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with a North American tour.
Banjoist Béla Fleck, harmonica and keyboardist Howard Levy, bassist Victor Wooten and percussionist/drumitarist Roy “Future Man” Wooten have been creating some of the most forward thinking music during their long, storied career. While all manners of genres come into play — from classical and jazz to bluegrass and African music to electric blues and Eastern European folk dances — the result is an impossible to pigeonhole sound all their own, a meeting of musical minds that remains, as ever, utterly indescribable. Simply put, it is The Flecktones: music made only when these four individuals come together.
Steep Canyon Rangers
April 30th at 7:30 p.m.
With OUT IN THE OPEN, Steep Canyon Rangers affirm their place as one of the most versatile and idiosyncratic bands in all of contemporary American music. The GRAMMY® Award-winning North Carolina-based sextet has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, folk rock, and more to create something original and all their own. The band has worked with many artist and recently toured and released an album with Steve Martin. OUT IN THE OPEN is perhaps Steep Canyon Rangers’ bravest excursion thus far, transcending bluegrass while in many ways getting closest to the genre’s true form thanks to producer Joe Henry’s very traditional approach towards recording.
May 8th at 7:30 p.m.
GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio was established in June 2014 and is comprised of three highly trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound that can only be described as “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer Stephen Nelson. Critics have called GENTRI’s sound “strong, brave, and inspiring” as well as “anything but boring.”
Theatre and Ticket Information
Public on-sale July 15th. Tickets may be purchased online at caclive.com, on the CACLive! App, by phone at (570) 326-2424 or at the CAC Box Office.
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