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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September 2015 | October 2015 | November 2015 | December 2015

 

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.

Whitaker Center Presents Sponsored by Capital Blue Cross

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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.

Whitaker Center presents in association with BRE Presents

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Ed Kowalczyk

Ed Kowalczyk
Throwing Copper Unplugged

Saturday, October 17 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $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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Once Upon a Rhyme

Once Upon a Rhyme

Saturday, October 24 - 1 & 4pm
Sunday, October 25 - 2pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Seating levels 1, 2, 3: $20/child; $25/adult


It’s Story Time!
Everyone gather around the Whitaker Center stage for a live performance that will spark your childhood memories and create new ones for your kids. Come along with Little Bo Peep who lost her sheep and can’t tell where to find them! Watch out for Humpty Dumpty, who had a great fall. See how the Three Blind Mice run, and more in Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s Once Upon a Rhyme! Dancing characters will delight you, your kids and your grandkids in this captivating show woven from timeless childhood rhymes.

With the delightfully witty narration of WITF radio personality Cary Burkett, Once Upon a Rhyme promises to be a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

Performance Length: 60 minutes (approx.)

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet presents
 

 
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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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Steppenwolf

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

Saturday, November 28 - 8pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $27.50 & $37.50.


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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

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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.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with BRE Presents

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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™

Saturday, December 12 - 1pm & 5pm
Sunday, December 13 - 2pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Seating level 1: $46/child; $46/adult
Seating level 2: $33/child; $38/adult
Seating level 3: $23/child; $28/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 delighted 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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The Manhattan Transfer

Holidays with The Manhattan Transfer

Wednesday, December 16 - 7:30pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $47.50, $55.00, & $65.00.


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It's been nearly forty years since Tim Hauser, a former Madison Avenue marketing executive, paid his bills by driving a New York City cab while aspiring to form a harmony vocal quartet sui generis that could authentically embrace varied musical styles, and still create something wholly unique in the field of American popular song. Soon after, The Manhattan Transfer would become the multi-Grammy winning vocal quartet everyone knows.

Whitaker Center Presents Sponsored by Capital Blue Cross

Showcase Sponsor
Sunoco
Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P.

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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.