Random Acts Series

2015-2016 "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! All Random Acts events are held in Stocker Arts Center's Hoke Theatre unless otherwise noted.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:00pm - Hoke Theatre 

The Musical Theater Project

Behind the Musical: "The Fantasticks"

Tickets - $15/Adults; $10/LCCC Students with Valid ID and children 18 and under

“Try to Remember” a time when this musical about a girl, a boy and a wall wasn’t part of the American landscape. You’d have to go back to before 1960, when Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s tiny show opened Off Broadway with the young Jerry Orbach in the leading role. With only a few brief interruptions, The Fantasticks has been playing in New York ever since, and has been produced more than 20,000 times around the world. This show will chart the 56-year saga of the little musical that could from five frustrating years of creation and a near-disastrous tryout to cultural phenomenon. You’ll hear all the songs including “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” “I Can See It” and that one about September. And we’ll get you ready for Great Lakes Theater’s full production of the musical in May. This event will be co-hosted by Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier. http://www.musicaltheaterproject.org

Family FriendlyFriday, May 20, 2016 at 7:00pm - Hoke Theatre

Jonathan Kingham & Ryan Shea Smith in Concert

Tickets - $15/Adults; $10/LCCC Students with Valid ID and children 18 and under

You may remember Jonathan and Ryan from last year or from our 2010-2011 or 2013-2014 season. On all of their visits they have performed with area students who have written amazing new songs with them. We’re bringing them back again by popular demand to write more new songs with students who will perform with them at this concert.

With diverse musical styles ranging from folk, pop and jazz to R & B, 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. In addition to his own singing career, Jonathan also tours Toad the Wet Sprocket with playing keyboard and steel guitar in their band. 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. www.ryansheasmith.com.  

* - Denotes Rental Events

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

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 Tickets” icon to place your order. 

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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!


Sorry you missed these great events:

*Friday, July 10 at 7pm & Saturday, July 11 at 2pm - Hoke Theatre 
Lorain County Children's Pioneer Theatre
"Twinderella - the Musical"

*Friday & Saturday, July 17 & 18 at 7:30pm; Sunday, July 19 at 2pm; Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25 at 7:30pm; and Sunday, July 26 at 2pm
Hoke Theatre
Lorain Community Music Theater
"Mary Poppins"

Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm - Hoke Theatre
WGAR and LCCC presented
Guitars for Girls
with Thompson Square, Ashley Monroe and Olivia Lane

Tuesday, November 17 at 7pm - Hoke Theatre
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra in Concert

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7pm - Hoke Theatre 
WGAR and LCCC presented the
St. Jude Jam
Up-close and personal acoustic show with CRAIG MORGAN, CHASE RICE, CRAIG CAMPBELL and LOGAN MIZE

*Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:30pm - Hoke Theatre
Patriots Symphonic Band Christmas Concert 

*Friday & Saturday, December 18 & 19, 2015 at 7:30pm
& Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 2pm
Hoke Theatre
Ohio Dance Theatre in collaboration with Verb Ballets presented 
*"The Nutcracker"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00pm
WGAR and Lorain County Community College present the
St. Jude Spring Jam - SOLD OUT!
a benefit fundraiser concert for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
An up-close and personal acoustic show with
Trace Adkins

*Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7:30pm
Hoke Theatre
Patriots Symphonic Band Spring Concert
Songs from the Heart