Sunoco Performance Theater at whitaker center

Enjoy live entertainment in the mid-state’s premier intimate theater setting. Modeled after the iconic Radio City Music Hall, our acoustically pleasing theater offers spectacular views from any vantage point. No seat is more than 65 feet from stage, offering guests an immersive theater experience.

 

 

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January 2016 | February 2016 | March 2016 | April 2016 | May 2016 | June 2016
July 2016

 

FEBRUARY  2016

 

Earl David Reed

Earl David Reed
"The Secret of My Unsuccess” Comedy Show

Saturday, February 20 - 7:30pm

*Please note this show will be filmed for an upcoming television broadcast.


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $18, $19 & $20.


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Earl David Reed's genius is the way he interacts with the crowd. He has a way of knowing just who to pick on to get the biggest laugh, and the audience loves it! The Las Vegas Review-Journal called him "...an urban Don Rickles!" And Don Rickles himself commented, "This guy works the room like a Vegas showgirl...funny without being offensive."

Whitaker Center Presents

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MARCH  2016

 

Ann Wilson

The Ann Wilson Thing

Wednesday, March 23 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $59.50, $69.50, $79.50 & $89.50.


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Ann Wilson’s musical gifts are legendary. As a songwriter and lyricist, she has created a truly impressive body of work (“Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Straight On”, “Even it Up,” “Mistral Wind,” and many, many more). However, her greatest gift, and first “calling” is singing.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with SLP Concerts

Sponsored by Capital Blue Cross

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APRIL  2016

 

Jewel

Whitaker Center at the Forum
Jewel
"Picking Up The Pieces Tour"

Saturday, April 9 - 8pm


The Forum

Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 & $69.50.


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Jewel has never had a case of writer’s block; if need be, she can write on command. “I’m lucky for that,” the singer-songwriter says with a laugh, playing down the fact that over the past few decades she’s penned hundreds of poignant songs, many of which she’s been performing in concert for over two decades but has chosen not to record.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with SLP Concerts

Sponsored by Capital Blue Cross

Performing Arts Membership
 

 
Buy Tickets or call 717-214-ARTS (2787).

  

 
 
Coppélia

Coppélia

Saturday, April 16 - 1 & 7pm
Sunday, April 17 - 2pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Seating level 1: $42/child; $42/adult
Seating level 2: $29/child; $34/adult
Seating level 3: $19/child; $24/adult


When Dr. Coppelius’ newest creation – a life-size doll, so real and so beautiful – captures the heart of young Franz, his feisty fiancée, Swanilda, isn’t above disguise and breaking into the eccentric toymaker’s workshop to win back her fiancé. Alan Hineline’s full-length Coppélia is filled with mischief, mayhem and mistaken identities!

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

 
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MAY  2016

 

Big Fish

Big Fish

Friday, April 29 - 8pm
Saturday, April 30 - 8pm
Sunday, May 1 - 2pm
Friday, May 6 - 8pm
Saturday, May 7 - 8pm
Sunday, May 8 - 2pm
Thursday, May 12 - 7:30pm
Friday, May 13 - 8pm
Saturday, May 14 - 2pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $20, $29 & $35.


Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that's richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

Theatre Harrisburg presents

 
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Southside Johnny

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

Friday, May 20 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $35, $45 & $55.

PLEASE NOTE: All tickets previously purchased will be honored for this new date.


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Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are a Jersey Shore musical group led by Southside Johnny. They have been recording albums since 1976 and are closely associated with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. They have recorded and/or performed several Springsteen songs, including "The Fever" and "Fade Away". Springsteen has also performed with the band on numerous occasions and in 1991 guested on their Better Days album.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with BRE Presents

Sponsored by Capital Blue Cross

Performing Arts Membership
 

 
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JUNE  2016

 

June Series

June Series

Wednesday, June 15 - 7pm
Thursday, June 16 - 7pm
Friday, June 17 - 7pm
Saturday, June 18 - 1pm & 6pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

$19 – Wednesday – Thursday (adult or child)
$30 – Friday (adult or child)
$32 – Saturday (adult or child)


4 Days of Spectacular Ballet!

Inspiring. Energizing. Captivating.

Immerse yourself in a dynamic display of thrilling choreography and stunning dancing in this longstanding springtime tradition! The Whitaker Center stage explodes with a youthful flourish in five unique programs showcasing the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet dancers’ versatility and the company’s vast repertoire.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016: 7 p.m. | NEXT GENERATION DANCE
Inspiring collection of ballets showcasing the YOUNG TALENT of CPYB’s next generation!

Thursday, June 16, 2016: 7 p.m. | NEW DANCE PLUS
A perfect combination of REVIVALS and NEW WORKS.

Friday, June 17, 2016: 7 p.m. | SEE THE MUSIC DANCE
An evening of CHOREOGRAPHC GEMS

Saturday, June 18, 2016: 1 p.m. | DANCE! DANCE! DANCE!
Artistry and athleticism combine in an EXHILARATING afternoon of encore performances of 20th Century MASTERPIECES and MODERN DAY CLASSICS.

Saturday, June 18, 2015: 6 p.m. | LAST DANCE/LAST CHANCE
A GRAND FINALE of encore performances of CPYB audience favorites close out the season.

Programming subject to change.

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

 
Buy Tickets or call 717-214-ARTS (2787).

  

 
 
JULY  2016

 

Steppenwolf

Revisit Steppenwolf
“The Born To Be Wild 2015/16 Tour”

Saturday, July 23 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $27.50 & $37.50.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen artist scheduling conflicts, Steppenwolf: Born to be Wild has been cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday July 23, 2016. All tickets purchased will be honored at the rescheduled show date.


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Don't miss The Born to Be Wild Tour 2015 with former members of Steppenwolf featuring Danny Ironstone. With over 30 million records sold, 28 albums, and 16 Top 40 Hits, Steppenwolf is performing all of the greatest on the 2015 tour! Hits include: "Born To Be Wild," "Magic Carpet Ride," "Rock Me," "Hey Lawdy Mama," "Ride With Me," "Pusher," and more!

Whitaker Center Presents

Sponsored by Capital Blue Cross

Performing Arts Membership
 

 
Buy Tickets or call 717-214-ARTS (2787).

  

 
 

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Whitaker Center receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the arts, a federal agency.

 

 

 

Established in January 2007 by the business leaders of Central Pennsylvania, the Cultural Enrichment Fund serves as the region's united fund for local arts and culture.