Press Release
Posted August 3, 2018

Tickets for the Stocker Arts Center’s 2018-2018 performances are on sale now, including the Performing Artists Series, Studio Sessions, Random Acts, Student Matinees and the Fall Film Series. This season’s high-energy entertainment celebrates the center’s 38th year on Lorain County Community College’s campus.

“The new season will bring a mix of high-energy professional performers that range in style and genre,” director Janet Herman Barlow said. “Each act in the Performing Artists Series will take audiences on musical journeys from Motown favorites with Masters of Soul, to ’60s favorites performed by The Midtown Men to Neil Berg’s show covering 50 Years of Rock and Roll, to today’s hits with “America’s Got Talent” sweetheart, Mandy Harvey, who will be on a double bill with Grammy-nominated Raul Midón, to contemporary a cappella hits with Rockapella.

This season’s Performing Artists Series features an array of music and entertainment in the Hoke Theatre, including:

Neil Berg’s ‘50 Years of Rock & Roll”
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

The Midtown Men
Four Stars from the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Lucky Chops
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Raul Midón & Mandy Harvey
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Masters of Soul
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Stocker Arts Center offers dinner prior to the Performing Artists Series shows. Dinners are held in the Norton Culinary Arts Center or Spitzer Conference Center next to Stocker Arts Center and seatings are at 5:45 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. Tickets for dinner are $30 per person.

The Performing Artist Series single tickets are $40 for orchestra and $33 for mezzanine seats. Tickets are $10 for active duty military members, as well as youth 18 and under and students with valid IDs. Subscriptions are now on sale now for 3, 4, 5 and 6-shows.

The season’s Studio Sessions in the Cirigliano Studio Theatre include:

Lee Murdock – Great Lakes Ghosts
Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Jeff Varga Double CD Release Concert
Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, 2018 at 8 p.m.

A Christmas Cabaret
The Musical Theater Project
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Alex Bevan
Lake Erie Legacy: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Retro Boy Returns-The Great Ohio Slide Continues: Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Helen Welch-Songwriters Hall of Fame
Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Anne E. DeChant Trio
Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Sisters in Song-Becky Boyd, Rachel Brown, Kristine Jackson and Emma Shook
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Austin Walkin’ Cane and Kristine Jackson-Blues from the Heart of the Rock & Roll City
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for Studio Session events are $20 each or $10 for LCCC students with a valid ID, youth 18 and under, and active duty military with valid ID. Subscriptions are also available for this series.

The Random Acts Series performances include:

The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation – LIVE! Griffin Theatre Company
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Hoke Theatre
Tickets: $15 for adults; $10 for youth 18 and under

Golden Dragon Acrobats
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Hoke Theatre
Tickets: $15 for adults; $10 for youth 18 and under

Jonathan Kingham and Ryan Shea Smith in Concert
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Cirigliano Studio Theatre
Free with tickets available at the Stocker Box Office

The Student Matinee Series for the season includes:

Giggle, Giggle, Quack
Monday, October 8, 2018 at 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Lifeline Theatre

Charlotte’s Web
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

The Crucible
Monday, October 29, 2018 at 10 a.m.
National Players
By Arthur Miller

Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Virginia Rep on Tour

The One and Only Ivan
Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Lifeline Theatre
Based on the powerful bestseller by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao.

Your Alien
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. (sensory friendly performance)
Based on the book, Your Alien, written by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Goro Fujita.

Amber Brown is Not a Crayon
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. (sensory friendly performance)
Based on the book, Amber Brown is Not a Crayon, written by Paula Danziger.

Doktor Kaboom and the Wheel of Science
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

Jonathan Kingham & Ryan Shea Smith “Songwriting Made Simple”
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10 a.m.
Cirigliano Studio Theatre

This concert in the intimate Cirigliano Studio Theatre will feature our area songwriters who the duo has worked with all week on campus. Those interested in participating in the songwriting workshops, contact Janet Herman Barlow at (440) 366-7105.

Tickets for all other shows in the Student Matinee Series (except for “Songwriting Made Simple”) are $5 each.

The Fall Film Series, held in the Hoke Theatre, features the finest art, independent, classic and foreign films, and includes:

The Guardians
September 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Lives Well Lived and My Afternoons With Margueritte (double feature)
September 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Bag of Marbles
October 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Back To Burgundy
October 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Summer 1993
October 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

On The Seventh Day
November 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

November 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

November 16, 2018
7:30 p.m.

The film series tickets are $7.

To purchase tickets for any of the shows or to request a season calendar, call the box office at (440) 366-4040. Hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. The box office is also open 90 minutes before ticketed events (60 minutes before Student Matinees). Guests may also purchase tickets online at Returning Performing Artists Series six-show subscribers who want to keep their current seats must renew their subscription by Friday, August 10.
To learn more about the upcoming season, visit