Random Acts Series

2014-2015 "Random Acts" Series (RAS)

  
A variety of events and rentals. Many of the performers are up-and-comers who might not be familiar to you. We present them at very affordable ticket prices to encourage you to come and bring family and friends! 

Now Playing:

Friday & Saturday, July 25 & 26, 2014 – 7:30pm; and
Sunday, July 27, 2014 – 2:00pm
Tickets: Adults $18; Seniors and Students $16

Lorain Community Music Theater presents
Meredith Willson’s

*The Music Man

Lorain Community Music Theater presents Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, an affectionate look back to Smalltown, USA of a bygone era. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a band he vows to organize – this despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the Librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by the end of the show.

Lorain Community Music Theater
Lorain Community Music Theater’s mission is to provide the Lorain County area with quality musical theater, and offer both performance and educational opportunities to local actors and musicians. Founded in 1976, LCMT is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization led by local theater enthusiasts and their shows have become a landmark summer tradition in Lorain County.

LCMT’s productions have ranged from the classic My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, and Fiddler on the Roof  to the edgy Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line, and Chicago.

For over 35 years, thousands of actors, dancers, musicians and volunteers have been involved in bringing top-notch entertainment to the stages in Lorain County. Whether perfecting their craft or offering to help backstage with set construction, costuming, props, etc., Lorain Community Music Theater is proud of the associations that have developed through the arts.

Additional information about Lorain Community Music Theater is available at www.loraincommunitymusctheater.org.  Please visit and ‘like’ our Facebook page!


Coming Next:

 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 12 noon
Guitars for Girls tickets on sale for October 8 concert at the Stocker Box Office and online


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00pm
Guitars for Girls

Tickets: $35 each


Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 12 noon
St. Jude's Concert for the Kids tickets on sale for December 10 concert at the Stocker Box Office and online


Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

The Musical Theater Project

Ethel Merman: Loud But Honest

Tickets: $15 each for adults; $10 each for LCCC students with valid ID and children 18 and under

She’s the singer Cole Porter once compared to “a band going by.” But Ethel Merman’s legacy goes beyond her singular vocal power. Merman was one of the most important and influential vocalists of the 20th century, liberating herself (and us) by presenting a new kind of woman on Broadway – a woman she christened the “brassy dame.” Her trademark “belt” was nothing less than a declaration of independence written by such masters of the musical theater as Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and Jerry Herman. Co-hosted by Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier, and featuring Adina R. Bloom and Cassie Goldbach. http://www.musicaltheaterproject.org/


Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 7:00pm
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience


Tickets: $15 each for adults; $10 each for LCCC students with valid ID and children 18 and under

Since 1981 two-time Grammy award winning artist Terrance Simien has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is - and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music. He creates a hypnotic blend of New Orleans funk-reggae-flavored-world-blues-soulful American zydeco roots music that beckons you to your feet and into the groove. He and his band have performed over 7000 concerts and have toured millions of miles to over 45 countries during their career. Terrance & his band performed their original song “Dance Everyday” and their version of the zydeco standard “Uncle Bud” in the 2012 feature film “The Lucky One.” He was also a guest musician on “Gonna Take You There,” a zydeco flavored song penned by Randy Newman, in the 2009 film “The Princess & The Frog.” An 8th generation Louisiana Creole, Simien’s family is documented in history books as one of the first Creole families to settle St. Landry Parish. He began touring professionally at age 18, and by 20 he was sharing the stage with Fats Domino and Sarah Vaughn at the Bern Jazz Festival. Simien has since shared studio & stage with Robert Palmer, Stevie Wonder, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Dr. John, the Meters, Alan Toussaint, Paul Simon and the Dave Matthews Band to name a few. He & his band mates have been featured in TV commercials and a dozen or more films, including the blockbuster “The Big Easy.” His music has been heard on NPR syndicated radio shows like World Café, American Routes, E-town & House of Blues Radio Hour. Rolling Stone, Billboard, and other notable music industry publications as well as major daily newspapers have praised his recordings. In 2005 Terrance Simien and his band mates became the first zydeco artists to perform in Cuba for the US State Department. In 2006, Carnegie Hall presented them in Mali, West Africa as part of their unique Global Encounters program. Simien has received countless awards, grants and recognition for his work and artistic contributions. Don’t miss this evening of wonderful, fun music!    http://www.terrancesimien.com/

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience is our SPECIAL SUBSCRIBER BONUS Show! FREE FOR OUR 6-SHOW PAS SUBSCRIBERS!


Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 7:00pm
360 Allstars


Tickets: $15 each for adults; $10 each for LCCC students with valid ID and children 18 and under

360 Allstars360 Allstars is a phenomenal theatrical performance exploring all forms of rotation. Boasting a stellar cast, including world champion athletes, world class dancers and world renowned musicians, the production connects the street with the elite to deliver a radical urban circus!  360 Allstars reinvents the traditional circus by presenting contemporary performance styles instead of conventional circus art forms. Replace acrobats with break-dancers, substitute a basketball freestyler in place of a juggler, swap the unicyclist for a BMX flatlander, and throw in a Roue Cyr artist and you get an exhilarating circus performance, like nothing you have seen before! And with live music from master musician, Gene Peterson, and live looping, 360 Allstars is as aurally exciting as it is visually astounding.

Showcasing some of Australia’s best performers, alongside celebrated international artists from UK, Europe & USA, 360 Allstars is a revolutionary production that will leave you dizzy with excitement! 
www.onyx-productions.com/360allstars


Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:00pm – FREE!
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra


Cleveland Orchestra Youth OrchestraThe Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is one of the premiere pre-professional symphonic orchestras in the United States. High school students come from all over Northeast Ohio each weekend to learn from members of The Cleveland Orchestra and rehearse and perform at the historic Severance Hall.  http://www.clevelandorchestrayouthorchestra.com/; Short documentary about the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra at: http://vimeo.com/61842374

The Youth Orchestra is supported by grants from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, Surdna Foundation and Nord Family Foundation, and by gifts from many other generous donors. Endowment support is provided by the George Gund Foundation, the Estate of Jules and Ruth Vinney, and Christine Gitlin Miles.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:00pm
St. Jude's Concert for the Kids

Concert tickets: $30 each
A very limited number of VIP Tickets are available through the Stocker Box Office only. They are $100 each, and include the concert and artist Meet and Greet. Limit 4 VIP tickets per purchaser.


Friday, March 27 at 7pm &
Saturday, March 28 at 2pm & 7pm

Open Door Patriot Theatre presents

*Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Tickets: $12 each

Disney’s animated classic comes to life on stage with all of the favorite characters and songs.  Belle will charm you, Gaston will make you laugh and the Beast will fall in love.

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:00pm

The Musical Theater Project and Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

“Swing's the Thing”

Tickets: $15 each for adults; $10 each for LCCC students with valid ID and children 18 and under

Driven by the blast of the Big Bands and their hep star vocalists, the Swing Era was electrifying.  From the mid-1930s through the end of World War II, millions of dance-crazed young people went crazy for a new sound, and the creators of Broadway and Hollywood musicals eagerly jumped on the bandstand. Our concert is a salute to a golden era in musical theater history, with songs ranging from "This Can't Be Love," “Accentuate the Positive,” "I Hear Music," and "Jeepers Creepers" to  “Swinging on a Star.” The evening will feature some rare film clips of the Big Bands in film musicals, and as for Broadway, the theater district was only a few blocks away from the cradle of swing on 52nd Street. Hosted by Bill Rudman, Joe Hunter and Paul Ferguson, and featuring Erin Keckan, Ray Porrello, Tony Sias, Bryan Thomas who will be joined by five horn players from the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. So put on your zoot suit and your reet pleet…and come and enjoy an evening of great music!  http://www.musicaltheaterproject.org/; http://www.clevelandjazz.org/ 



Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:00pm

Soul Street Dance in “Breakin' Backwards”


Soul Street DanceTickets: $15 each for adults; $10 each for LCCC students with valid ID and children 18 and under

Soul Street Dance of Houston, TX presents their newest concert – “Breakin' Backwards” – where bustin’ moves take on decades past. Four male street dancers perform their high energy, highly entertaining and diverse choreography to the most popular music of the decades. The music includes a wide range of selections from Vivaldi, to Debussy, to Count Basie, to Elvis Presley, to the Temptations, to Aerosmith to Michael Jackson, and more. Soul Street Dance appeals to all ages and all ethnicities and cultures, bringing their youthful enthusiasm to audiences everywhere.

Soul Street Dance is unique for their way of incorporating different styles of street dance. Under the direction of Javier Garcia, Soul Street presents a new era in dance. While pushing the artistic boundaries in street dance, they maintain the true essence of the culture. The company dates back to 1996, as a self-taught street crew competing for recognition in the Houston area. They quickly caught the attention of the artistic director of Fly Dance Company. They then became the company’s principal dancers and helped turn Fly into a national touring sensation. Soul Street concerts consist of high-energy movement that will keep you at the edge of your seat. The music is an eclectic mix ranging from hip-hop to classical. It’s a show that will make you laugh and keeps audiences of all ages entertained.

Meet the Soul Street Company Members:
JAVIER GARCIA – Co-founder/Director 
Known for his creative b-boyin tricks, power moves and blowups, Javier also portrays a witty comedic side on and off the stage. He has more than 10 years of performance experience and has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and many other countries. He has performed at some of the most prestigious theatres and festivals worldwide with some of Hip Hop's biggest musical acts. Last but certainly not least, he has been Captain of the Launch Crew for the NBA's Houston Rockets for the last 8 years.

ROCK WILLIAMS – Co-founder 
Rock is an outstanding dancer and highly energetic performer with 24 years of experience. Through Poppin’ N’ Lockin’ and house footwork he can make you believe that you are seeing impossible things. He has toured the United States and Europe as a principal dancer for FDC.

CEDRIC D. HICKS – aka “Ced”
At age 22, Ced is the youngest and newest member of Soul Street Dance. He has appeared with The Houston Rockets Launch Crew, Houston Comets, Southern University Dance Company and has danced as a featured guest with local artist Paris House and numerous hip-hop teams.
 
ROY RAMIREZ
Roy is a well-rounded b-boy, with skills including power moves, blowups, footwork, uprock and toprock.  He has won Red Bull battles in Houston and throughout Texas.  He is also a member of United B-Boys and dances for the Houston Rockets.  

 

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7:00pm
Jonathan Kingham & Ryan Shea Smith


Kingham Smith
Tickets: $15 each for adults; $10 each for LCCC students with valid ID and children 18 and under

You may remember Jonathan and Ryan from last year or from our 2010-2011 season. On both visits they performed with the students who had written amazing new songs with them – we’re again bringing them back by popular demand to write more new songs with area students who will perform with them at this concert as well.

A Jonathan Kingham and Ryan Shea Smith concert is all about great songs! Jonathan wrote his first song in 1996 – “A Place Called Home.” Since then, he won 1st place in The Unisong International Song Contest, has twice placed in the top five of the John Lennon Song contest, won 1st Place in the USA Songwriting Competition in the Folk Category as well as the Overall Grand Prize out of 33,000 entries, and was awarded First Place in the Gospel category of the ISC songwriting contest. His singing has been featured in films, soap operas and on the hit show “Felicity.” Based out of Nashville he splits his time between touring the country and writing, recording and producing. He has toured with such diverse acts as Julio Iglesias Jr. and Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket. Jonathan currently plays keyboard and steel guitar for Toad the Wet Sprocket.  http://www.jonathankingham.com/

Seattle native Ryan Shea Smith is also a veteran songwriter and recipient of multiple songwriting awards. His musical skill has been honed through jazz studies at the University of Washington and a steady touring schedule. He is known for his incomparable singing voice and has an impressive command of keyboard and guitar. Ryan’s sophomore release “Stay Awhile” is a John Lennon song contest winner.  http://www.ryansheasmith.com/

With diverse musical styles ranging from jazz to R & B, this concert will be all about great songs!


 * - Denotes Rental Events

All events are in the Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center unless otherwise noted.

TO ORDER TICKETS FOR STOCKER EVENTS - Call the Stocker Arts Center Box Office from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm Mondays through Fridays at (440) 366-4040, or click on the “Buy Stocker Event Tickets” icon to place your order. 

Please like our Stocker Arts Center Facebook page! Visit it at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stocker-Arts-Center/83843213363

If you have comments about any Stocker events, please feel free to share them with Janet Herman Barlow, Director at: jbarlow@lorainccc.edu 

Please check back often for any "Random Acts" events and rentals that may be added to our schedule!

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