THE ROSWELL CULTURAL ARTS CENTER (RCAC) has announced the lineup of artists for its 2016-2017 performance series. Entering its 6th year, the popular LIVE! In Roswell series returns with three concerts covering the history-making music of the Beach Boys, Temptations, and Patsy Cline. The upcoming season also includes the newly launched “Roswell Family Series,” which features three innovative, educational shows aimed at introducing the youngest audiences to the theatre.
LIVE! in ROSWELL SERIES
Individual tickets are $30; season tickets are $75. Each event starts at 8 PM and runs approximately 90 minutes. A festive pre-show cocktail hour provided by Top Jobs Staffing will be available in the lobby one hour prior to show time. Theater doors for each event open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets for all shows are available at http://www.roswellcac.com. Senior, student, and military discounts are available by calling the box office at (770) 594-6232 or in-person during business hours.
The shows featured in the LIVE! in Roswell Series are:
December 17, 2016: The Beach Boys Christmas Album
Through a partnership with The ATL Collective, RCAC is hosting a special holiday performance of The Beach Boys Christmas Album. With loving detail, this concert takes audience members, song by song, through the Beach Boys’ 1964 chart-topping Christmas album! It’s a nostalgic and rockin’ walk down memory lane.
February 4, 2017: A Temptations Revue, featuring Grammy Winner Barrington “Bo” Henderson•This dynamic show spans more than a decade of Temptations classics and recreates the great harmonies and choreographed dance steps that made the group famous. Motown’s classic hits will have the audience dancing in the aisles, including favorites like “My Girl,” “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “Just My Imagination,” and so many more.
June 10, 2017: Katie Deal in “Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline”•Georgia’s own Katie Deal will close out the LIVE! in Roswell season with a tribute to one of country music’s most magical performers. This one-woman show features a live band, tight harmonies and a powerhouse singer. In this tribute, audience members will learn a little bit about Katie, a little bit about Patsy, and a lot about why Patsy’s music is loved by so many.
ROSWELL FAMILY SERIES
Individual tickets are $12 for ages 2 and up; season tickets are $30. Tickets can be purchased at www.roswellcac.comor in-person at the box office. Group rates for the Roswell Family Series are available by calling 770-594-6232.
The shows featured in the Roswell Family Series are:
August 26, 2016: Big Bang Boom!•Just in time to shake off the back-to-school blues, Big Bang Boom! will perform a high-impact, high-energy show that gets kids up and moving. This band consists of three talented dads – Chuck Folds (younger brother of Ben Folds), Steve Willard, and Eddie Walker – who will play their original music that mixes alt-rock, hip-hop, punk, and country, along with an array of Big Bang Boom-ified classic tunes, including their famous grand finale, the “Great Hokey Pokey Showdown.” Shows take place at 10 AM and 1 PM.
October 13, 2016: Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny•The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is a renowned, internationally touring company that combines innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music to provide young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading. Presenting two of the most beloved children’s books of all time by Margaret Wise Brown, Mermaid Theatre’s staged adaptation of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny will bring these delightful stories to life. Shows take place at 10 AM and 1 PM.
May 6, 2017: The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise & the Hare•Internationally recognized Lightwire Theater will perform a stunning interpretation of two classic fairy tales through poignant choreography, glow-in-the-dark puppets and dazzling visual effects. Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling is a wonderful story celebrating differences and transformation, while Aesop’s The Tortoise and the Hare reminds audiences of the old adage, “Slow and steady wins the race.” Shows take place at 10 AM and 1 PM.
The LIVE! in Roswell Series is sponsored by The Current Hub, The Mimms Company, Appen Media and Rubicon Studios, and the Roswell Family Series is also sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities.
For more information, visit www.roswellcac.com.