Performances at Sunoco Performance Theater

 

The perfect talent. The perfect venue. The perfect evening.


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May 2015 | June 2015 | July 2015
August 2015 | September 2015 | October 2015 | November 2015


“At Whitaker Center we work hard to offer a diverse calendar of acclaimed performers,” said Dr. Michael Hanes, Whitaker Center President and CEO. “We are pleased to bring such unique live entertainment to the Midstate.”

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MAY  2015

 

Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson

Saturday, May 23 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $30.50, $35.50 & $45.50.


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One of the most eclectic and prolific artists in rock music, Steven Wilson has been writing, recording, and producing music continuously since the age of 10. A native of Hemel Hempstead in England, Steven was first exposed to music at the age of eight, when he started hearing his father listening to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” and his mother to Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby,” two albums that were pivotal in the development of his musical direction.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with SLP Concerts

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JUNE  2015

 

John Edward

John Edward

Tuesday, June 9 - 7pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $150 & $225.


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John Edward has brought a fresh, honest and thought provoking attitude to the world of psychic phenomena. As a psychic medium, author and lecturer, he has, over the last 25 years, helped thousands with his uncanny ability to predict future events and communicate with those who have crossed over to the Other Side.

Since then, his clientele has ranged from young to old, student to professor, people of the clergy, law enforcement agencies and people from everyday life. His clients wait over two years to sit with him for private sessions, and although John is anxious to share his ability with those that need him, he is unwilling to compromise the quality of his work for the quantity that seek him out. He has captivated audiences worldwide.

 
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June Series

June Series

Wednesday, June 17 - 7pm
Thursday, June 18 - 7pm
Friday, June 19 - 7pm
Saturday, June 20 - 1pm
Saturday, June 20 - 6pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Wednesday – Thursday: $18
Friday: $26
Saturday: $31


Dance. Dance. Dance. Dance!

Classical and contemporary. Whimsical. Exuberant. Dreamy and mesmerizing. Join us June 17-19 as the Whitaker Center stage explodes with a youthful flourish! Live music from the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at 7 p.m.
NEXT GENERATION DANCE
Ages span 5 to 20 in this showcase of the YOUNG TALENT of CPYB’s next generation. Special BUY-ONE-GET-ONE-FREE ticket price makes it an evening your entire family can enjoy!

Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 7 p.m.
DANCE: CPYB REVIVALS
Bringing the sparkle of Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations and the legacy of Richard Cook’s light-hearted Classical Symphony BACK to the stage.

Friday, June 19, 2015, at 7 p.m.
SEE THE MUSIC DANCE 3 Premieres
LEGENDARY George Balanchine’s exquisite Emeralds and exuberant Allegro Brillante, paired with MODERN-DAY Jeffrey Cirio, of Boston Ballet, in the Company's second collaboration with the TALENTED MUSICIANS of the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 1 p.m.
DANCE! DANCE! DANCE!
Artistry and athleticism combine in an EXHILARATING afternoon of encore performances, including Balanchine’s Emeralds and Cirio’s newest work with the Harrisburg Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 6 p.m.
LAST DANCE/LAST CHANCE
A GRAND FINALE of encores, including Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, make for a perfect send-off into summer.

June Series programming subject to change.

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Presents


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Beth Hart

WXPN Welcomes
Beth Hart

Sunday, June 21 - 7:30pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $35 & $45.


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After Beth Hart's close friend and manager, David Wolff, saw her performing on the streets of LA, she got her record deal with Atlantic in a matter of weeks. What did they all see that even Beth sometimes didn’t? Why did three of the most successful producer-icons in the music business, David Foster, Hugh Padgem and Mike Clink, agree to work together on her debut album, Immortal? They all heard the same thing: a voice that inspires you, transforms you and takes you to the very depths of the human soul.

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David Crosby

An Evening with David Crosby

Tuesday, June 23 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $49.50, $64.50, $74.50 & $90.50.


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Legendary singer-songwriter and social justice activist David Crosby is a two time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted as a member of both the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds — with whom he first rose to stardom — and the iconic Woodstock era-defining group Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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JULY  2015

 

Trombone Shorty

Whitaker Center at The Forum
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
with special guest The Main Squeeze

Sunday, July 12 - 7:30pm


The Forum

Tickets are $34.50, $44.50 & $59.50.


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New Orleans native Trombone Shorty is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. Together, Trombone Shorty and his band have toured the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, Russia and Brazil. Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the tender age of six, and toured internationally for the first time at age 12 before joining Lenny Kravitz' horn section at the age of 19 for a 105-date world tour in 2005-2006.

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Zappa Plays Zappa

Zappa Plays Zappa

Thursday, July 30 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $32, $42, $65 & $75*.
*$75 tickets include Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass, Soundcheck party and poster


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As a child in the Zappa family home, Dweezil Zappa recalls idolizing his father's amazing musical gifts as a composer and guitarist. After his father passed away in 1993 he felt moved to do something to honor Frank’s life and pure talent; thus Zappa Plays Zappa emerged.

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AUGUST  2015

 

Justin Hayward

Justin Hayward

Tuesday, August 25 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $44.50, $49.50 & $59.50.


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Having chalked up nearly fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over. Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, his is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked. Over the last forty-five years the band has sold fifty five million albums and received numerous awards. Commercial success has gone hand in hand with critical acclaim, The Moody Blues are renowned the world over as innovators and trail blazers who have influenced any number of fellow artists. Justin is honoured with the Moody Blues on the Rock Walk Hall of Fame on Sunset Boulevard.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with SLP Concerts

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SEPTEMBER  2015

 

Menopause The Musical

Menopause The Musical®

Wednesday, September 16 - 7:30pm
Friday, September 18 - 8pm
Saturday, September 19 - 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, September 20 - 2pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $38, $43, $48 & $58.


The show that’s brought joy to millions worldwide is proving that laughter truly is the best medicine. With a cast of breast cancer survivors, Menopause The Musical® is partnering with Susan G. Komen® to offer inspiration, sisterhoo d, and hope. Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! Menopause The Musical®: The Survivor Tour® Benefiting Susan G. Komen® is the first of its kind, donating a portion of every ticket sale directly to the ongoing effort to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

*In 2014-2016, GFour Productions, LLC will donate $50,000.00 to Susan G. Komen®. In addition, GFour will also donate to Komen $2.00 for every ticket sold to Menopause The Musical®: The Survivor Tour® performances from March 25, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

GFour Productions, LLC Presents
 

 
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Joy Behar

Joy Behar with special guest Earl David Reed

Saturday, September 26 - 7:45pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $45.00, $52.50, $60.00 & $75.00*.
*$75 tickets include Meet and Greet with Joy Behar.


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Joy Behar is a comedic original and a leading woman both on stage and screen. She received an Emmy award for her performance on The View, where she was a member of the cast for sixteen years. She also hosted her own talk shows, “The Joy Behar Show” on HLN and “Say Anything” on Current TV.

Earl David Reed is a trendsetter in the comedy and radio world. Within his 15 years of stand up comedy, Earl has performed at over 100 comedy clubs and colleges and is a favorite in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

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OCTOBER  2015

 

Sadie and the Hotheads

Sadie and the Hotheads
featuring Elizabeth McGovern from Downton Abbey

Sunday, October 11 - 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE:
The the Sadie & the Hotheads concert on October 10, 2015 has been rescheduled due to an error by Whitaker Center. We sincerely regret this error and hope our valued customers are able to join us on October 11, 2015. Also, the concert will begin at 7:30 pm instead of 8 pm. All tickets will be honored. Original tickets will not need to be exchanged.


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $35 & $45.


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Sadie and the Hotheads are a real band, quite simply, one of the most fascinating acts around today playing…well, it’s difficult to say exactly what they play. Elizabeth’s sometimes winsome, sometimes sultry vocals – and quirky, off-the-wall lyrics – front a world of musical influences, from 60s pop to country, esoteric folk to jazz, Celtic to torch songs. But nothing for very long – just when you think you’ve got a handle on what’s going on, they’ve swished and swirled and danced on to something completely different.

Whitaker Center presents in association with BRE Presents

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Ed Kowalczyk

Ed Kowalczyk

Saturday, October 17 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

$29.50, $35.50 & $44.50.


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The voice and lyrics behind the band Live, Ed Kowalczyk goes solo and is better than ever. As an avid supporter of World Vision and a vastly talented musician, Kowalczyk’s kind-hearted nature makes him a remarkable person. Ed’s passion for music exudes through him while performing and though he is no longer with the band so sentimentally formed over two decades ago, his new sound is great and fresh. During an interview with Rolling Stone on his solo career Ed says, “I'm more fulfilled and having a better time now than I ever did."

Whitaker Center presents in association with SLP Concerts

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NOVEMBER  2015

 

The Machine

The Machine

Wednesday, November 25 - 7:30pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $29 & $36.


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Hailed for their flawless execution, New York-based band The Machine is America’s premier Pink Floyd tribute band. Their performances showcase Pink Floyd’s enormous legacy through a multi-dimensional approach. The band’s impeccable recreation of Floyd tunes and their own reinterpretation of hypnotic jams, provide audiences with an unforgettable experience.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with BRE Presents

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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.