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.

Click here to complete our online survey to tell us about your experience at the Stocker Arts Center.     

Our 2015-2016 Random Acts Series has come to an end, though there are some summer performances or rental events that will show on this page.

Watch for the announcement of the 2016-2017 season
coming the end of July!

Coming Next:

Sunday, June 26, 2016 – 7:00pm - FREE!
Stocker Arts Center Amphitheater

(Stocker Cinema Hall if inclement weather)

King RichardCleveland Shakespeare Festival
Adapted and Directed by Doug Farren


“…For within the hollow crown
That rounds the mortal temples of a king
Keeps Death his court…”

Believing himself anointed by God and infallible, the narcissistic King Richard over-taxes the populace and issues decrees by caprice.  Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke to settle a dispute then seizes his father’s estate to fund a foreign war. While Richard’s army fights in Ireland, Bolingbroke mounts a populist rebellion at home to regain what’s rightfully his, planting the seeds for the War of the Roses that would erupt decades later.

Classified as a history, but with the soaring poetry and humanizing fall associated with tragedy, King Richard II” is an under-appreciated gem in the Bard’s canon.  Perfect for this election season, it examines the nature of leadership, power and identity.  Who is Richard when he is no longer King?  This production is recommended for people ages 12 and up.

Bring your own blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy this popular free annual event! A great way to spend  your Sunday evening with the whole family enjoying spectacular outdoor summer theatre!

Friday & Saturday, July 22 & 23, 2016 at 7:30pm,
Friday & Saturday, July 29 & 30, 2016 at 7:30pm, and
Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 2:00pm

Into the WoodsLorain Community Music Theater
*“Into the Woods”
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine

Tickets - $18.00/adults; $16.00/seniors (65+), children/students 18 and under

Tickets for "Into the Woods" go on sale
online at 
https://tickets.lorainccc.edu/public/ on Friday, July 1st
and at the Stocker Box Office as of Tuesday, July 5th at 12 noon.

A childless baker and his wife endeavor to lift their family curse by journeying “Into the Woods,” where they encounter Rapunzel, the Witch, Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, as well as other classic fairy tale characters, and they all must learn the responsibility that comes with getting what you want.  

* - 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. 

Click here to visit our Stocker Arts Center Facebook page!

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

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:00pm
Hoke Theatre
The Musical Theater Project
Behind the Musical: "The Fantasticks"

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 7:00pm
Hoke Theatre
Jonathan Kingham & Ryan Shea Smith in Concert



Smart Path FWD

Northeast Ohio’s four community colleges – LCCC, Cuyahoga Community College, Lakeland Community College and Stark State College – offer a smart path forward for students, employers and our region. Learn more.

Register for Fall Classes

Register now for Fall classes. The semester begins August 22. 
Check here to register now. 

Earn College Credit for Your Experience

Your professional, military or volunteer experience in an applied area may make you eligible to receive college credit. Click here to learn more.   


Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Click here to learn more.