Continuing Top-Notch Programming: Jonny Lang kicks off Chandler Center season - Entertainer Magazine

Continuing Top-Notch Programming: Jonny Lang kicks off Chandler Center season

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The Chandler Center for the Arts is bringing Jonny Lang to town for a special summer concert that will kick off the 2017-2018 season.  

“We wanted to start the 28th season early and Jonny Lang is a great way to begin,” says Michelle Mac Lennan, Chandler Center for the Arts general manager. “This year’s lineup of performances will bring new genres, new audiences and will continue to deliver shows of the highest artistic merit.”

Among the performances scheduled during the center’s 2017-18 season that runs from July into May are a Disney Retro Slide Show, 50th anniversary tribute performances to The Family Stone and the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, Musical Thrones, A Parody and name brand acts of Cesar Millan, Lee Rocker and Clint Black.

The center’s annual signature event, Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus, presented by Steena Murray, will run December 27 through January 7. The one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition—where you come as strangers but leave as family—will be celebrating its 175th anniversary. Giovanni Zoppé, a sixth-generation circus performer who plays the infamous Nino the Clown, helps propel the always entertaining 500-seat show featuring jaw-dropping acrobatic feats, canine capers, equestrian showmanship and audience participation.

Chandler Center for the Arts season also spotlights the community’s diversity with multicultural performances of the 18th annual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival under the artistic direction of Vanessa Ramirez, Jarabe Mexicano, Moscow Festival Ballet, Celtic Nights and Pacifico Dance Company. The popular acts Get the Led Out, Black Violin and Texas Tenors are returning.

Single tickets for Chandler Center for the Arts’ 2017-18 season will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17. Tickets, memberships and show details are available through the center’s box office at 480.782.2680 and at chandlercenter.org. Performances lineup listed below.

July 21: Jonny Lang
September 23: Pushcart Players’ The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn
September 30: 18th Annual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival
October 6: Charles Phoenix – Disney Retro Slide Show
October 12: Get the Led Out – American Led Zeppelin
November 4: The Family Stone – 50th Anniversary Tour
November 10: The Underwater Bubble Show
December 15: Straighten Up and Fly Right – The Nat King Cole Tribute featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli
December 27 to January 7: Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus
January 19: Jarabe Mexicano
January 27: The Texas Tenors – Let Freedom Ring
February 2: Moscow Festival Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty
February 16: Bumper Jacksons
February 23: Black Violin
February 24: Music of the Knights
March 3: Always Patsy Cline
March 11: Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope
March 18: Musical Thrones, A Parody
March 16: Classic Albums Live 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Sgt. Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band
March 23: Cesar Millan LIVE
April 7: Lee Rocker
April 15: Clint Black
May 4: Pacifico Dance Company

The Chandler Center for the Arts, jointly owned by the City of Chandler and Chandler Unified School District, is one of Arizona’s leading collaborative arts institutions. Located on the northwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard, the Chandler Center for the Arts boasts an impressive architectural design that allows for multiple, simultaneous performances with three theaters and an art gallery. Its 1,500-seat mainstage is the signature performance hall where no seat is farther than 100 feet from the stage. 

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