Performances at Sunoco Performance Theater

 

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


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 April 2014 | May 2014 | June 2014 | July 2014 I August 2014 | October 2014 | November 2014


“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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APRIL  2014

 

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd:
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Friday, April 25 - 8pm (All Tickets $15)
Saturday, April 26 - 4pm (All Tickets $15)
Sunday, April 27 - 2pm (All Tickets $15)
Friday, May 2 - 8pm
Saturday, May 3 - 8pm
Sunday, May 4 - 2pm
Thursday, May 8 - 7pm
Friday, May 9 - 8pm
Saturday, May 10 - 8pm
Sunday, May 11 - 2pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $35, $29 & $20 EXCEPT April 25, 26 & 27


Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece. Set in 19th Century England, it is the tale of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years of exile and imprisonment. He vows revenge, first on the judge who sentenced him, and later on the whole world. Joining forces with piemaker Mrs. Lovett, he opens a barbershop in which he slits the throats of customers and has them baked into meat pies. The winner of eight Tony Awards, the recent popular film adaptation starred Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

Theatre Harrisburg Presents

 
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MAY  2014

 

Straight No Chaser

Whitaker Center at The Forum
Straight No Chaser

Wednesday, May 14 - 8pm


The Forum

Tickets are $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50.


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If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. As original member Randy Stine comments, “We take the music very seriously; we just don’t take ourselves too seriously.” In the process, they are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with BRE Presents

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Paul Potts

Paul Potts

Saturday, May 17 - 8pm

CANCELED

"Paul is deeply disappointed to announce that the US tour is being canceled due to a scheduling conflict.  He extends his apologies to his fans and looks forward to seeing them at future concerts very soon."


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $25, $32 & $39.


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Paul Potts was the first winner of Britain's Got Talent back in 2007. Since winning the competition, Paul has found worldwide success with his albums, live shows, tours and charity work and has been constantly travelling the globe; six years later, his feet are yet to touch the ground.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with BRE Presents

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Dark Star Orchestra

Dark Star Orchestra

Tuesday, May 20 - 7pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $25.50, $29.00 and $32.50.


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Dark Star Orchestras shows are built off the extensive catalog of the Grateful Dead. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use the catalog of original songs and often played covers to create a unique set list for the show. This allows music fans both young and old to share in the experience.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with Point Entertainment

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Pennsylvania Regional Ballet

Regional Dance America’s Northeast Festival 2014

Thursday, May 22 - 7pm
Friday, May 23 - 7pm
Saturday, May 24 - 7pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $30.


Pennsylvania Regional Ballet is honored to host the 2014 edition of this 55 year old tradition in the dance world. Join the 11 member companies from across the Northeastern United States for three high energy performances of ballet, contemporary & modern dance works, choreographed by nationally-known professionals from around the globe.

Pennsylvania Regional Ballet Presents

 
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Jimmy Wayne

An Afternoon with Jimmy Wayne

Saturday, May 24 - 3pm


The Forum

Tickets are $30, $40 & $50.


Make it a fun Memorial Day weekend in Harrisburg at our special 40th anniversary event with country music star Jimmy Wayne & at Harrisburg's ArtsFest along Riverfront Park!

Proceeds will benefit the Educational Scholarship Fund which provides post secondary opportunities to PA children in the foster/adoption system & provide sponsorships for foster/adoptive children to attend the Jimmy Wayne concert! For more information visit our website at www.psrfa.org & find us on Facebook or call PSRFA at 1-800-951-5151.

Children 12 and under FREE with a paying adult. Must contact the Box Office for tickets.

Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association Presents

 
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Ethan Bortnick

Ethan Bortnick - The Power Of Music
with Special Guest Damian McGinty

Saturday, May 31 - 7:30pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $39.


There's a reason musical genius Ethan Bortnick is on his way to stardom. The 12-year-old prodigy recently graced Esquire magazine's cover, was featured in Gap's celebrity ad campaign, and broke the Guinness world record for youngest musician to headline a solo concert; now this pianist, singer, composer, and captivating entertainer is bringing the house down once again as he takes his THE POWER OF MUSIC concert on tour.

Symphony of Keys & Charity Celebration Presents

 
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JUNE  2014

 

Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams

Tuesday, June 10 - 7:30pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $38.50 and $48.50.


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Lucinda Williams is an American rock, folk, blues, and country music singer and songwriter. In 1988, she released her self-titled album, Lucinda Williams. This release featured "Passionate Kisses", a song later recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter, which garnered Williams her first Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1994.

Whitaker Center Presents in association with BRE Presents

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June Series

June Series

Wednesday, June 18 - 7pm
Thursday, June 19 - 7pm
Friday, June 20 - 7pm
Saturday, June 21 - 1 & 6pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Ticket prices:
$16 – Wednesday – Thursday (adult or child)
$25 – Friday (adult or child)
$30 – Saturday (adult or child)


Four Days of Ballet!
Performance after performance the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet ignites the stage in rhythmically intricate, physically expansive and delicately human shows 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 18, 2014
NEXT GENERATION DANCE
Showcasing the youthful energy of CPYB

Thursday, June 19, 2014
NEW DANCE PLUS
Featuring company premieres, including new works from FirstSteps 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014
SEE THE MUSIC DANCE
An evening of choreographic gems

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 1 p.m.
DANCE! DANCE! DANCE!
Artistry and athleticism combine to ignite the stage

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 6 p.m.
LAST DANCE/LAST CHANCE
Encore performances of CPYB audience favorites

Presented by Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
 

 
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Fancy Free

Fancy Free

Saturday, June 28 – 7:30 pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Ticket prices:
Seating level 1: $125/person
Seating level 2: $100/person
Seating level 3: $75/person


An Unforgettable Evening with Dancers from New York City Ballet!
Get swept away by Jonathan Stafford and his troupe of dancers from New York City Ballet in an extraordinary performance of celebrated works never before performed in southcentral PA. The world renowned George Balanchine’s romantic Emeralds and brash and breezy Western Symphony (2nd Movement), the legendary Jerome Robbins’ irresistible Fancy Free, and ballet’s most in-demand choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s mesmerizing Liturgy will make this an evening you won’t want to miss!

Champagne & Dessert Reception
Theatre-goers are invited to mingle with the stars at a special champagne and dessert reception following the 7:30 p.m. performance. Held at the Hilton Harrisburg, this event is only available for purchase in combination with the purchase of a performance ticket.

Ticket price:
$35/person

Presented by Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
 

 
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JULY  2014

 

The Bacon Brothers

The Bacon Brothers

Thursday, July 10 - 7:30pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $38.50 & $48.50.


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Long before Kevin Bacon launched his prolific stage and screen career, and before Michael Bacon became known as a go-to composer for film and television, they were just two brothers, born nine years apart, coming of age in Center City Philadelphia. By the late 1960s, Michael, already a professional musician, would gig with his band at the city’s famed Electric Factory with a young Kevin tagging along when he could.

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AUGUST  2014

 

The Mavericks

The Mavericks

Friday, August 8 - 8:00pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $39.50 & $49.50.


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The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that had emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you're busy living life – and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down," "Here Comes The Rain," and "Dance The Night Away."

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Indigo Girls

Indigo Girls

Wednesday, August 13 - 7:30pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $37 & $47.


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Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are Indigo Girls. Rolling Stone describes them as the “ideal duet partners. Their voices soar and swoop as one, alternately raucous and soothing. When they sing together, they radiate a sense of shared purpose that adds muscle to their lanky, deeply felt folk-tinged pop songs”. Together they write, arrange, record and perform music which over the course of twenty five years has become a vital part of the lives of their legion of devoted fans around the world, informing and rewarding them day to day.

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OCTOBER  2014

 

A Tribute to John Denver

A Tribute to John Denver - Chris Collins and
Boulder Canyon

Saturday, October 18 - 7:30pm


Sunoco Performance Theater

Tickets are $26 & $32.


The award-winning Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon are honored to pay tribute to the music and legacy of John Denver! Performing the music that shaped a generation, Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon, with members Kevin Delmolino, Paul Swanton, Mark Nelson, Alexander Mitchell, and Bill Powell, delight audiences from coast to coast with their musical performance, enthusiasm, and warmth.

 
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NOVEMBER  2014

 

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.

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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.