Performances at Sunoco Performance Theater

 

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


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November 2014 | December 2014
January 2015 | February 2015 | March 2015 | April 2015 | June 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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NOVEMBER  2014

 

The Machine

The Machine

Wednesday, November 26 - 7:30pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $26 & $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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Dave Mason

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Friday, November 28 - 8:00pm

 

PLEASE NOTE:
All tickets from Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam performance scheduled for 1/24 will be honored.


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $32.50 & $39.50.


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David Thomas "Dave" Mason is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Worcester, who first found fame with the rock band Traffic. In his long career, Mason has played and recorded with many of the era's most notable rock musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, Delaney Bramlett, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac and Cass Elliot.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with BRE Presents

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DECEMBER  2014

 

Sadie and the Hotheads

Sadie and the Hotheads
featuring Elizabeth McGovern from Downton Abbey

Friday, December 5 - 8pm Sunday, October 11 - 7:30pm, 2015

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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Jonathon Boogie Long and The Nighthawks

Jonathon Boogie Long and The Nighthawks

Saturday, December 6 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $22.50 & $26.50.


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From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jonathon Boogie Long was born with the blues coursing through his veins. He first picked up the guitar at the age of six, teaching himself old gospel songs.

Over more than three decades, The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest-working bands around. Their mix of blues, rock, rockabilly, soul and swing appeals to a widely diverse audience, built over years of touring throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™

Saturday, December 13 - 1pm & 5pm
Sunday, December 14 - 2pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Seating level 1: $45/child; $45/adult
Seating level 2: $32/child; $37/adult
Seating level 3: $22/child; $27/adult


George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ never fails to delight!

TOYS come alive in Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s enchanting production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™! Be enchanted by the dazzling costumes, charming sets and accomplished dancers set to the magical music of Tchaikovsky. Make ‘The Nutcracker’ your family’s holiday tradition.

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Presents


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Get The Led Out

Whitaker Center at the Forum
Get The Led Out

Saturday, December 27 - 8pm


The Forum

Tickets are $29 & $34.


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From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the big concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six accomplished musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin's studio recordings with all the bells and whistles. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, Get The Led Out re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed live.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with BRE Presents

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JANUARY  2015

 

10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs
with special guests Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett
of Little Feat

Friday, January 23 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $29.50 & $39.50.


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One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs were founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983. Together with artists like R.E.M. they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio.

Whitaker Center presents in association with BRE Presents

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FEBRUARY  2015

 

Kat Edmonson

Kat Edmonson with special guest Robert Ellis

Friday, February 27 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $20 & $27.50.


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Kat Edmonson is an American singer and songwriter from Houston, Texas who moved first to Austin, Texas, then Brooklyn, New York. Her debut album, Take to the Sky, self funded and consisting solely of pop covers and jazz standards, was released in 2009. Her second album, Way Down Low, consisting mostly of original work, came out in 2012, funded by a Kickstarter campaign.

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MARCH  2015

 

George Thorogood

Whitaker Center at the Forum
George Thorogood & The Destroyers -
Badder Than Ever
with special guest The Danielle Nicole Band

Wednesday, March 11 - 8pm


The Forum

Tickets are $35 & $45.


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For George Thorogood and his longtime band The Destroyers, their 40th anniversary is indestructible proof that staying true to yourself and the music can still mean something. And with a catalog of iconic hits that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Bad To The Bone” and more, being able to share it with audiences is what will always matter.

Whitaker Center presents in association with BRE Presents

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Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel

Thursday, March 12 - 7:30pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $30, $38 & $55.


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Two-time Grammy® Award nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected guitarists of all time. The legendary fingerpicker has a professional career that spans nearly five decades around the globe. Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire Emmanuel to try this "fingerpicker" style as a child. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel's biggest fans. Most recently, in 2009, Emmanuel was honored with Guitar Player magazine's most prestigious annual Guitar Legend Award, as well as being named Thumbpicker of the Year, for the second time.

Whitaker Center presents in association with Point Entertainment

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APRIL  2015

 

Cinderella

Cinderella

Saturday, April 18 - 1pm & 7pm
Sunday, April 19 - 2pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Seating level 1: $41/child; $41/adult
Seating level 2: $28/child; $33/adult
Seating level 3: $18/child; $23/adult


The Fairy Tale of All Fairy Tales — Cinderella!

A kindhearted Fairy Godmother. A pumpkin transformed into a carriage. A dazzling ball, a dashing prince, and a lost shoe looking for just the right fit! Alan Hineline’s alluring retelling of the beloved fairy tale classic Cinderella is a must-see for the whole family. Set to Sergei Prokofiev silvery score. Cinderella – a dream come true for anyone who believes in the magic of happily ever after!

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Presents


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JUNE  2015

 

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


Four Spectacular Days of Ballet

Performance after performance the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet ignites the stage in rhythmically intricate, physically expansive and delicately human performances in June Series. Immerse yourself in a dynamic display of thrilling choreography and stunning dancing of five unique programs showcasing the dancers’ versatility and the company’s vast repertoire.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at 7 p.m.
NEXT GENERATION DANCE
Inspiring collection of ballets showcasing the YOUNG TALENT of CPYB’s next generation.

Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 7 p.m.
NEW DANCE PLUS
Company premieres including NEW WORKS from ChoreoPlan 2015.

Friday, June 19, 2015, at 7 p.m.
SEE THE MUSIC DANCE
An evening of CHOREOGRAPHIC GEMS.

Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 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 20, 2015, at 6 p.m.
LAST DANCE/LAST CHANCE
A GRAND FINALE of encore performances of CPYB audience favorites close out the season.

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet 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.