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! 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Noon
Tickets on sale for Guitars for Girls (Wednesday, October 7) at the Stocker Box Office and online.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 7pm

Guitars for Girls

Tickets on sale as of Tuesday, August 25 - $35/each

WGAR 99.5 and Lorain County Community College team-up to present this annual benefit for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The artists will be announced at the Country Jam on Saturday, August 22.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Noon
Tickets on sale for the St. Jude Jam (Wednesday, December 9) at the Stocker Box Office and online.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00pm – FREE!

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

A free concert by these talented young musicians, who toured China playing music this past summer. The 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 9, 2015 at 7pm

St. Jude Jam

Tickets on sale as of Thursday, October 8 - $30/each. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $100/each, which includes the concert and artist Meet and Greet. Limit 4 VIP tickets per purchaser. VIP tickets are available through the Stocker Box Office only.

WGAR 99.5 and Lorain County Community College team-up to present this annual benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The artists will be announced at Guitars for Girls on Wednesday, October 7.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:30pm

*Patriots Symphonic Band Christmas Concert

  Save the date! More information coming closer to the event date.


Friday & Saturday, December 18 & 19, 2015 at 7:30pm
& Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 2pm

Ohio Dance Theatre in collaboration with Verb Ballets 

*"The Nutcracker"

Tickets range from $28-$38. Call the Stocker Box Office at 440-366-4040 for more information.

A holiday tradition returns, when Ohio Dance Theatre presents Denise Gula’s full-length The Nutcracker in collaboration with Verb Ballets. This holiday favorite is the wondrous story of a magical journey through a young girl’s imagination. Complete with a tree that grows, battling mice and extraordinary dancers this visual and musical production should become part of everyone’s holiday tradition. Ohio Dance Theatre’s colorful and fanciful production is a special treat for all ages, and is especially appealing to ballet lovers who cherish the company’s breathtaking performance.  http://www.ohiodancetheatre.org; http://www.verbballets.org  


Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:00pm

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

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 7:00pm

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.

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 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!


Sorry you missed these great events:

Friday, July 10 at 7pm & Saturday, July 11 at 2pm
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
Lorain Community Music Theater
"Mary Poppins"





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