Performances at Sunoco Performance Theater

 

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


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July 2015
August 2015 | September 2015 | October 2015 | November 2015 | December 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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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.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with SLP Concerts

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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
Thursday, September 17 - 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

 

Blue Oyster Cult

Blue Öyster Cult

Saturday, October 3 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $42 & $58.


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For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-­based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.

Whitaker Center presents in association with BRE Presents

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Sadie and the Hotheads

Sadie and the Hotheads
featuring Elizabeth McGovern from Downton Abbey

Sunday, October 11 - 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE:
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen Artist scheduling conflicts, the show has to be cancelled at this time. A new tour is planned for early 2016. Refunds are available at place of purchase. Online purchasers will be automatically refunded. Sadie and the Hotheads are sorry for any inconvenience caused and for disappointing fans.


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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.

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Ed Kowalczyk

Ed Kowalczyk
Throwing Copper Unplugged

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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DECEMBER  2015

 

Get The Led Out

Get The Led Out

Friday, December 4 - 8pm
Saturday, December 5 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $28.50 & $38.50.


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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.

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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.