Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center has announced its 2019-20 headline series.
“I am thrilled with this year’s season,” said Fred Feightner, president of BCPAC, “our upcoming series is filled with the highest-quality performances.”
Lauren Marshall, director of BCPAC added, “The continued support of our organization and its mission — through patron donations, corporate sponsorships and ticket holders has allowed us to bring in a series of shows that are going to wow our audience. We’ve got bonafide Broadway stars, an award-winning Christmas show and a YouTube viral sensation mixing classical instrumentation with a ton of modern twists — all of that for just $120.”
•Ernie Haase & Signature Sound “A Jazzy Little Christmas” — Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Grammy Nominated recording artist Ernie Haase & Signature Sound present...A Jazzy Little Christmas. This show was produced in the heart of Manhattan under the guidance of producer Wayne Haun and piano jazz legend Billy Stritch. This show combines classic holiday tunes, sacred seasonal songs all presented with a live three-piece jazz band achieving a totally fresh sound reminiscent of The Four Freshman, Beach Boys, and crooners like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.
•Acoustically Speaking w/ Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp — Saturday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
An intimate unplugged show, Adam and Anthony will deliver solo sets featuring both original tunes and songs that have influenced their lives, capped off by performing a few of the iconic hits from where it all began — RENT.
RENT has gone on to become an international phenomenon from its off-Broadway beginnings. Fans everywhere relate to the theme and stories of RENT and certainly have connected with the characters and the actors who portrayed them. From the original cast, Adam & Anthony have remained close friends, while each have gone off to do additional great work in film and on Broadway.
In 2018, Anthony returned to CBS TV’s “Star Trek: Discovery” for the series’ second season while Adam reprised his Broadway “Shakespeare” on the National tour of the hit musical, Something Rotten. Previously, Anthony starred in If/Then while Adam starred on Broadway in Disaster. They continue to tour with Acoustically Speaking — A 20-Year Friendship.
Maureen McGovern: “A Long & Winding Road” – Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:30pm
Maureen McGovern, the chart-topping and Grammy-winning singer who also appeared in such movies as Airplane! and The Towering Inferno, presents A Long and Winding Road, a concert paying tribute to the songwriters of the ’60s and ’70s. The show features songs by Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Randy Newman, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Carole King, and more.
•The Harp Twins — Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Young harpists Camille and Kennerly Kitt, known as the Harp Twins, have achieved extraordinary success by taking Electric Harps and Concert Grand Harps to unprecedented levels and smashing boundaries between different genres of music. The duo has amassed over 1.5 million fans across their social media sites and over 110 million views on their YouTube music videos, making Camille and Kennerly the most followed and recognizable harp duo in the world.
Mixing their virtuoso harp skills with their stunningly complex arrangements of rock, metal, and soundtrack hits — as well as Celtic Nordic inspired original songs — the Harp Twins deliver exciting, comedic, and interactive performances audiences of all ages cannot forget! If you combined the Smothers Brothers, Harpo Marx, and the medieval bards of old, you might be somewhat close to envisioning a live Harp Twins show.
In addition to their four-show headline series BCPAC will be offering one-off shows this year. The first of these performances will take place Thursday, Oc. 17 at the Main Street Movie House. BCPAC will present a live recording of the podcast Sean of the South. Sean Dietrich and musical guest, country folk artist, Angela Autumn will entertain the crowd with a night of storytelling and songs.
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Season Subscriptions are on sale Aug. 26. Individual tickets will be on sale Sept. 23. For more information contact BCPAC Director, Lauren Marshall at 814-362-2522, stop by the Box Office at Marilyn Horne Hall or visit BCPAC online at www.BCPAC.com