Broadway shows, musicians, comedians highlight upcoming season at Performing Arts Center

NEW PHILADELPHIA ‒ The 2024-2025 season at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas will be highlighted by Broadway musicals "Ain’t Too Proud ‒ The Life and Times of The Temptations" and "The Addams Family"

Other highlights include the music of Andy Grammer, Celtic Woman and Drew & Ellie Holcomb as well as comedian Brian Regan and the improv show Whose Live Anyway?

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia.
The Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia.

The Docksiders, America’s Favorite Yacht Rock Band will perform soft rock songs of the '70s and '80s. Cleveland-based vocalist Helen Welch celebrates the greatest female phenoms of all time with "First Ladies of Song"while the '90s is celebrated with Fool House. "I Am… He Said – A Celebration of Neil Diamond" brings the songwriters best hits to life and classic country gets the spotlight with "Trailblazing Women of Country: A Tribute to Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly."

Holiday shows

"Christmas in the Air" is a family snow globe come to life experience, featuring a cast of synchronized high-kicking Rockette-style dancers, along with singers and actors. Rock the holidays with Luminare Christmas and experience a concert with a phenomenal light show and a heartwarming story.

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Other shows to experience include the percussionists and dancers of The Pack Drumline who wowed the judges on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. And a must-see for fans of the 1987 film classic, "Dirty Dancing In Concert" showcases the digitally remastered hit film experienced like never before on a full-size cinema screen with a live band and singers performing the film’s iconic songs on stage.

Educational programs

Continuing its commitment to educational outreach, the season will once again feature artists who will provide workshop and performance experiences to local students.

"Our educational programs give local students the opportunity to perform side by side with internationally-recognized musicians for once-in-a-lifetime experiences on our stage,” said David Mitchell, general manager of the Performing Arts Center. “This season we are continuing the PACK the PAC pricing initiative where every ticket for these designated shows is only $15.”

A complete list of performances and ticket prices are online at www.kent.edu/tuscpac. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 330-308-6400 or online at www.kent.edu/tuscpac. The box office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Free parking is available for all shows. The Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Drive NE, in New Philadelphia.

This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: Broadway shows highlight upcoming season at Performing Arts Center

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