Thursday, July 20, 2017

Community Arts Center announces its action packed 2017-18 season

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Williamsport, PA - The Community Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2017-18 season. This year promises to be exciting, educational and fun for the entire family. Comedy, Broadway, music and dance are all featured this year, from Colin and Brad in the fall to Squirrel Nut Zippers in the spring and The Wizard of Oz in May.

This line-up promises to be an action packed, variety filled year of entertainment.

Little River Ban
d opens the season on Sept. 15, followed by Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis on Sept. 30. Then Black Violin, a hip hop duo of classically trained string instrumentalists, take the stage in Oct. 10, followed by Catapult, an “American’s Got Talent” finalist, on Oct. 20. October ends with Legends of Rock — Where the Action Is featuring Paul Revere’s Raiders, Mitch Ryder and Peter Rivera on Oct. 21.

The CAC starts November with Black Jacket Symphony, Led Zeppelin IV on Nov. 10, then goes highly patriotic for Veterans Day with River City Big Band’s stirring tribute to the Armed Forces. The month finishes with the comedy duo Colin Machrie and Brad Sherwood, from “Who’s Line is it Anyway,” on stage Nov. 19.

The festive holidays arrive with the classic Nutcracker Ballet on Dec. 2 and 3 and Rhythmic Circus Red and Green Holiday Show on Dec. 7, which promises to tap dance into everyone’s heart. CAC will open the New Year with an unforgettable theatrical performance of A Night with Janis Joplin on Jan. 18 and a return of The Russian Ballet, performing Sleeping Beauty on Jan. 26.

The month of February showcases internationally acclaimed Riverdance 20th Anniversary tour on Feb. 1. The Legends of Rock-California Surf Tour, where every member toured with the Beach Boys, takes the stage on Feb. 3 and Hollywood SFX will offer an explosive performance, answering the question “how do they do that…”and allowing the audience to discover some of the fascinating science and secrets of movie magic on Feb. 8.

Rounding out the month will be The Everly Brothers Experience with The Zmed Brothers taking the stage on Feb. 17.

The CAC along with the Williamsport Community Concert Association will proudly host the six-time Grammy award winners, The Chieftains, on March 9, followed by the one and only Squirrel Nut Zippers with Davina & The Vagabonds on March 24.

BodyTraffic, hailed as “one of the most talked about young dance companies,” arrives on April 13, along with the Broadway production of The Wizard of Oz on April 15.

The CAC Season closes with the longstanding Broadway hit, Cabaret, on May 20.

Tickets for Little River Band and Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis are on sale now.

Tickets for future shows will be available after Aug. 7, 2017.

Tickets are available by calling 570-326-2424, online at or by visiting the Box Office at 220 W. Fourth St. on Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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