Performing Artists Series

2014-2015 Performing Artists Series (PAS)



      

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:30pm

Molly Ringwald in Concert

RingwaldMolly Ringwald acts, writes books, and sings jazz. An actress of stage and screen, Ringwald earned a Golden Globe nomination at age thirteen, and went on to star in numerous films, including the iconic films “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” and “Pretty in Pink.” On stage, Ringwald starred in Broadway productions of the Pulitzer Prize winning “How I Learned to Drive,” the revival of “Cabaret,” Tony-nominated “Enchanted April” and the West End production of “When Harry Met Sally.” Since her debut jazz album dropped in April 2013, Ringwald and her band have performed over 140 concerts in four countries. She is now celebrating one year since the release of “Except Sometimes” on Concord Records.  http://kmpartists.com/molly-ringwald/  Learn more about Molly Ringwald and listen at http://www.iammollyringwald.com/music/  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fy1T7sUWsQ&feature=share&list=PLAA6EFBDA5D5DDCFD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0y_ZuJMJZ4 
 

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 7:30pm

Well-Strung, the Singing String Quartet

One Direction step aside, there’s a new kind of boy band on the circuit. The all-male string quartet Well-Strung, the Singing String Quartet, features classical musicians who sing, putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga, and more! Their 2012 debut show sold out Joe’s Pub in New York City. Since then they have played venues across the world including The Art House in Provincetown, the Leicester Square Theatre in London, 54 Below in New York, House of Blues in New Orleans and Feinstein’s in San Francisco. Well-Strung stars first violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Christopher Marchant, cellist Daniel Shevlin and violist Trevor Wadleigh. Learn more about them at http://www.well-strung.com/ and hear what all of the fuss is about at http://www.today.com/klgandhoda/hunky-quartet-mash-kelly-clarkson-mozart-2D79392430 

Edmund Bagnell (first violinist) played Tobias in the first national tour of “Sweeney Todd” directed by John Doyle. Recent credits include Rich in “The Last Cyclist” (off-Broadway), Toby in Gian Carlo Menotti's “The Medium” (off-Broadway), Charlie Brown in “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (Summer Theater of New Canaan), Charlie in “The Big Holiday Broadcast of 1959” written by Joanna Gleason (Fairfield Theater Company), and Oramel Howland in “The Great Unknown” written by Jim Wann (“Pump Boys and Dinettes”) and Bill Hauptman (“Big River”) as a part of NYMF.  Other Credits include Tom Sawyer in “Big River” (STONC), Enoch Snow Jr. in “Carousel” (Barrington Stage Company), Stewart Smalls in “Band Geeks” (Ars Nova NYC), Huck Finn in “The Adventures of…” (Cotton Hall Theater), and Dennis in “Smoke on the Mountain” (CHT). A native of South Carolina, Edmund is happy living life in the Big Apple.  

Christopher Marchant (2nd violinist) grew up in Ohio loving music. It kept him busy with orchestra and choir throughout school and led him to Malone College, where he received his BA in Music Ministry. Following that, he moved to NYC to pursue work in musical theatre. Favorite productions include national
tours of “Sweeney Todd” and “Spring Awakening,” “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” and “Naked Boys Singing.” Follow him on twitter @chrisjmarchant and @wellstrungnyc.

Daniel Shevlin (cello) has performed all over the map as an actor and a cellist. He has appeared off-Broadway in "The Sandbox" written and directed by Edward Albee and has toured nationally and internationally with productions of "Rent" and "Cabaret." Regional credits include "Altar Boyz," "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," "Titanic," "Sunset Boulevard," "Ragtime" and others. The only two U.S. States he hasn't been to are Oregon and Tennessee, but he's hoping to change that this year. In his spare time he loves cooking, sleeping, and watching trashy reality TV. Follow him at @DShevy on Twitter.

Trevor Wadleigh (viola) A native of the Pacific Northwest, violist Trevor Wadleigh began studying the viola at age 17. Henceforth, Mr. Wadleigh earned a BA from the U of Puget Sound with major concentrations in Business, Sociology, and Music Performance while studying concurrently with Burton Kaplan of the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Wadleigh has served as principal violist of the Lake Union Civic Orchestra, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, and Nova Philharmonic. Mr. Wadleigh has also served on faculty at the U of Puget Sound as violin and viola instructor. In addition to musical endeavors, Mr. Wadleigh is a cofounder of Puget Sound Rescue, a 501(c) (3) animal welfare organization.
 

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:30pm

An Intimate Evening with Larry Gatlin

GatlinThere have been many great voices in country music and one golden one: Larry Gatlin. His bell-like tones and soul-stirring vibrato are works of art in themselves, quite apart from the lyrics they illuminate. Gatlin is equally distinguished as a songwriter. Of the 42 songs he charted between 1973 and 1990, including 17 Top 10s and the Grammy-winning “Broken Lady,” he single-handedly wrote every one, an achievement unmatched by any other artist in popular music. His smash “All The Gold In California” stands as a country crossover classic. Larry Gatlin was born in Seminole, TX. He and his brothers, Steve and Rudy, often sang together in church, as well as on local radio and television every once in a while. The brothers also recorded an album for the small gospel label Sword & Shield. After moving to Nashville, Larry Gatlin quickly found work as a backup singer for Kris Kristofferson, and not long after he landed a solo recording deal. Though he is best-known for his hits with the Gatlin Brothers, prior to forming and leading that family trio Larry Gatlin enjoyed a successful solo career with occasional support from his brothers, and now is bringing his intimate solo evening here to Stocker Arts Center.  http://gatlinbrothers.musiccitynetworks.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXtAN7rfF4Y&list=UUOfstmksBLUahScpUJiauaQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT2hirktA-8 
 

T7 Brides 7 Brothersuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:30pm
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
   

Set in Oregon in 1850, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. “Goin’ courting” has never been as much fun as in this rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie.  http://awa-partners.com/shows/current/seven-brides/
 

Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:30pm

Will & Anthony Nunziata: “Broadway, Our Way”

Recording artists, actors and concert performers Will & Anthony Nunziata have packed houses and won acclaim for their performances throughout the country and around the world. Will & Anthony are classically-trained tenors and have trained extensively in improvisational comedy with the famed Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York City. They have appeared as guest artists with many orchestras including the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. On television, they have been featured on "Good Morning America" and NBC’s Columbus Day Parade.
Combining their magnificent tenor voices, brotherly banter and comedic flair, while offering fresh interpretations of timeless Broadway classics and American pop standards, they make “Broadway, Our Way” a memorable and emotional experience that leaves a lasting impression. The show will feature some of the greatest songs ever written for the stage including “Once in a Lifetime,” “Make Someone Happy,” “Being Alive,” “Somewhere,” “Lily’s Eyes,” and their signature mash-ups of songs including “Who Can I Turn To”/”What Kind of Fool Am I?” http://www.willandanthony.com/  Have a listen to their mash up of “Who Can I Turn To”/”What Kind of Fool Am I?” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYxug-TFDAs 
 

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:30pm

Angel of Music: A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber

starring Glory Crampton & Franc D'Ambrosio

Broadway Veterans Franc D’Ambrosio and Glory Crampton celebrate the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, performing songs from such favorites as “Phantom Of The Opera,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and more. Glory Crampton is known for roles in “Phantom,” “My Fair Lady” and “The Fantasticks.” Her solo credits include starring opposite Jose Carreras at Radio City Music Hall. Franc is known for his over 2,300 performances as the Phantom. He held the title “World’s Longest Running Phantom” for a decade. He is also known for playing Anthony Corleone in “The Godfather III,” in which he sang the Academy Award winning theme song. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Franc and Glory sing together on one stage as they salute one of Broadway’s most beloved composers.

Glory Crampton
Broadway leading lady Glory Crampton is a musical-theatre veteran with an exquisite soprano voice best known for her critically acclaimed roles in “Phantom,” “My Fair Lady,” “Nine,” “Camelot,” “Carousel” and “The Fantasticks.” She is also an accomplished soprano solo artist whose many credits include starring opposite legendary tenor Jose Carreras at a sold-out performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  http://www.glorycrampton.com/preview/  listen to her at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HfZmIgwlAo and hear her sing from “Phantom” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UlCCNiqPQs 

Franc D’Ambrosio
You might remember him from his fabulous 2012-2013 solo performance here at Stocker. If so, you already know that Franc is best known for playing the Phantom and Anthony Corleone in “The Godfather III.” He also tours extensively throughout the United States, Europe and South America, and we’re excited to welcome him back for this special tribute to an incredible composer.  http://francdambrosio.com/  see his promo at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU4RV05JN5U and a “Phantom” medley at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjDYAUJu34o


Why be a Stocker Arts Center Subscriber?

  • you'll see a great lineup of shows and enjoy free parking!
  • you'll be assured the best seats for each event you want to attend!
  • you'll save a lot over single ticket prices – the more shows you see, the more you save!
  • you'll have the first opportunity to buy the Dinner Before the Show tickets!
  • you'll be able to pre-purchase MVP valet parking services!
  • you'll enjoy once-in-a-lifetime live performances at great prices close to home. Nothing compares to being right there in the audience when something amazing happens!

You can subscribe by picking 3, 4, 5 or all 6 shows!

If you were a 6-show subscriber last year and renew this season, you’re guaranteed the same seats you had last year if you want to keep them. If you’re a new or re-joining 6-show subscriber who didn’t have seats last year, you’re guaranteed the same seats for all 6 PAS shows in your choice of areas + you will get a FREE reserved seat ticket for Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience on Saturday, November 1, 2014. If you purchase a Pick 5, 4 or 3 show series, you will receive the best seats available in the area you choose (Orchestra or Mezzanine) at the time of your purchase.

PAS Subscription Ticket Prices (same as last two seasons!)

6-Show subscription:

Orchestra - $184.00/each
Mezzanine - $151.00/each
(guarantees you the same seats for all 6 shows, and if you are a renewing 6-show subscriber, guarantees your same seats from last year. You save about 15% off the single ticket price!)

Again This Year - You get a 6-show subscriber bonus show  a FREE reserved seat ticket for Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 7pm.

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



Dates To Remember:

Monday, July 21 Subscriptions for the Performing Artists Series (PAS) and tickets for most confirmed events go on sale at the Stocker Box Office as part of our 9th Annual Spotlight on Stocker event. Special Box Office hours that day: 12 noon to 7pm. Dinner Before the Show tickets will be on sale at the Box Office to 6-show subscribers only.

Tuesday, July 22
Tickets for other confirmed events (except Guitars for Girls and St. Jude's Concert for the Kids) go on sale online.

Friday, August 15 Last day 6-show subscriber seats held for renewal.

Monday, August 18 6-show subscriber seats released for sale to Pick 5, 4, 3-show and new subscribers. Dinner Before the Show tickets go on sale to all subscribers.

Tuesday, September 2 Single tickets, $36 orchestra and $29 mezzanine, go on sale for all PAS shows. Remaining Dinner Before the Show tickets also go on sale.



Dinner Before the Show Information

Stocker Arts Center, in partnership with LCCC's Culinary Arts program and the office of Campus Dining, Executive Chef Eric Petrus, will offer dinner prior to each of the Performing Artists Series shows during the 2014-2015 season. The dinners will be held in the Norton Culinary Arts Building on the LCCC campus. Dinner tickets are $30 per person and will be available based on the above schedule. Seatings will be at either 5:45pm or 6:15pm. You will have a wonderful dinner and be finished in plenty of time to be in your seat for the show by curtain time! 

Here are the wonderful choices for your delicious dinner before the first two shows:

Salads
(please choose one) 

Spitzer Wedge Salad - Iceberg Lettuce, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes, Maytag Blue Cheese, and Spitzer Sweet and Spicy Dressing; OR

Cucumber Wrapped Field Greens - Arcadian Blended Field Greens, English Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, and Basil & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Entrées
(please choose one)

Grilled Flat Iron Steak served with Smoked Demi-Glace, Horse Radish Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Green Beans, and Crispy Onion Straws

Stuffed Chicken - Artichoke and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken served with a Lemon Caper Sauce, Cheese Risotto, Grilled Asparagus, and Asiago Crisp

Crab Cake & Shrimp - Pan Seared Lump Crab Cake served with a Lime and Charred Tomato Aioli, Grilled Shrimp Cilantro Rice, Sauteed Green Beans, and Lattice Potato Chip

Dessert 
(please choose one)

Lavender Infused Lemon Mousse served with Fresh Raspberries

Layered Chocolate Sponge Cake served with Chocolate Butter Cream and Fresh Raspberries

You don’t have to be coming to the show to come for dinner – however seating is limited, so order your dinner tickets when they become available to non-subscribers (September 2nd) by calling the Stocker Box Office at 440-366-4040. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 12 noon until 6:00pm. Dinner tickets must be purchased no later than 4 days prior to the show.  When you order your dinner tickets, please let us know your menu choices and seating time preference.  Tickets for the performances are $36/Orchestra seating and $29/Mezzanine seating once single tickets go on sale. Valet parking is also available for these six events at $5/per car per show.



Prepaid Valet Parking Service
Same price since 2008 when we first started offering Valet Parking!

We’re again offering MVP Valet parking on a prepaid basis for $5/per car (not including tip). You can pre-purchase Valet tickets up to 1 week prior to the performance – or when you buy your subscription. The  Valet tickets indicate which show they are good for, so just bring the ticket with you when you come to that show. No worries about the weather, how crowded the lots will be or how far away you’ll have to park! You can pre-purchase Valet parking for 1 show for $5 - or for all 6 shows for only $30. Or, you can decide at the last moment to let the MVP Valets park your car – they will accept cash payment the night of the show. You are always welcome to park your own car and take advantage of our free parking. It’s up to you! No additional ticket handling fee is added when you purchase a Valet Parking ticket. 


To Purchase Your Tickets:

Please call the Box Office (12:00 noon to 6:00pm Monday through Friday) at (440) 366-4040 or click on the “Buy Stocker Event Tickets” icon above right. Subscriptions will be available for purchase online as of Tuesday, July 22nd. Single tickets will be available for purchase online as of Tuesday, September 2nd.

American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa accepted online and at the Box Office. In person at the Box Office, we also accept cash and checks (with a valid photo ID).

There is a $4.00 handling charge per PAS order.

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. If ordered at least 7 business days before a performance, tickets will be mailed to you once processed.

As of September 2nd, single tickets will be on sale at the Box Office (12 noon-6pm Monday-Friday) and online 24/7. Single tickets are $36/Orchestra and $29/Mezzanine per show. Online orders for single tickets include an extra $1 per ticket handling fee. 

Thank you for your support of Stocker Arts Center and we look forward to seeing you soon at dinner and the show!

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