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Howie Mandel, Jamie Farr And Larry Gatlin Headline 2017-18 Jackson College Potter Center Series

Howie Mandel (photo courtesy Joey Carman)

There is something for everyone with the 2017-18 season of entertainment at the George E. Potter Center at Jackson College! Music, comedy, drama, dance, acrobatics and more are on the calendar for 2017-18. Tickets available now!

This year’s season includes:                                                          

 Howie Mandel, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017                                                          

Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for more than 30 years. His versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. Mandel currently serves as a judge on NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent.” The comedian will take a break from judging to perform the unique brand of comedy that has earned him international recognition. The show contains adult language and content. Tickets $45, $40 and $32.

“Tuesdays With Morrie,” starring Jamie Farr, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

“Tuesdays With Morrie” is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. Jamie Farr, “Klinger” from the hit television series M*A*S*H*, stars as Morrie in this extraordinary stage presentation by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the best-selling book. Tickets $32, $28 and $25.

 Larry Gatlin – A Solo Acoustic Evening, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

A special acoustic, up-close and personal evening with legendary country music singer and songwriter Larry Gatlin. As part of the Grammy award-winning trio, the Gatlin Brothers, Larry has played music for more than 60 years across the globe. Their hit songs include “All the Gold in California” and “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You).” Tickets $28, $22 and $15.

Point of Grace & Aaron Shust Christmas, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

The women of Point of Grace have provided a soundtrack to our lives for over two decades. With faith-filled and passionate lyrics, their memorable melodies and soaring harmonies have inspired generations. With more than 8 million recordings sold, three Grammy nominations, multiple Dove awards, and countless accolades, the story of a few gifted college girls with a passion for sharing their music continues to evolve and engage thousands of fans. Joining them in concert is Aaron Shust. Shust was named the Songwriter of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards of 2007, and his song, “My Savior My God,” received the Song of the Year award. He is also known for his hits “My Hope is in You,” “No One Higher,” “Ever Be,” and “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” which has become a perennial holiday favorite. Tickets $40, $35 and $28. 

Moscow Festival Ballet presents “Swan Lake,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

The esteemed Moscow Festival Ballet performs an exquisite fantasy ballet that has captivated ballet lovers and newcomers alike for generations. “Swan Lake” was inspired by the German legend of Odette, a beautiful princess who is the victim of an evil sorcerer’s spell. With Marius Petipa’s glorious choreography and Tchaikovsky’s celebrated, expressive score, this jewel of classical ballet continues to earn the adoration of audiences worldwide. A must see for all ages! Tickets $28, $22 and $15; $10 tickets available for students and children 12 years and under when purchased with a minimum of one adult/full price ticket.

 Easton Corbin, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape. His self-titled debut album spawned back-to-back No. 1 hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It.” In 2012 Easton released “All Over The Road,” which included the Top 5 hits “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and “All Over The Road.” Corbin set a career-best debut on Country Airplay with his top 5 hit single, “Baby Be My Love Song,” from his No. 1 debuting album About To Get Real. His latest single, “Are You With Me,” was the most added song on country radio the day it was released. Tickets $45, $42 and $30.

Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas:  Sister Rolls the Dice, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

God meets gambling in “Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice.” The convent needs a new roof, so the order has decided that Sister (with her extensive gambling experience running the church Bingo for the last 25 years) will organize a Las Vegas night! Sister will tackle topics ranging from Magicians and Show Girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. Don’t forget: “What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas,” but God sees everything! Reserved tickets $30, students $25. 

Cirque Ziva performed by the Golden Dragon Acrobats, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018

Back by popular demand! The Golden Dragon Acrobats have been going strong for more than 30 years. This fast-paced, technically innovative performance showcases traditional Chinese acrobats, dance and costumes, ancient and contemporary music and modern theatrical techniques. The renowned acrobats dazzle with feats of athleticism and daring heart-stopping stunts. Tickets $28, $22 and $15; $10 tickets available for students and children 12 years and under when purchased with a minimum of one adult/full price ticket.

 Jefferson Starship, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018

Formed in the wake of legendary 1970s band and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship brings new energy to their classic songs like, “We Built This City” and “Miracles,” while staying true to the integrity of the music. Between 1974 and 1984, Jefferson Starship released eight gold and platinum albums, 20 hit singles, sold-out concerts worldwide and lived out legendary rock ‘n’ roll escapades. The music that defined a generation and spanned decades is alive and well and more relevant than ever. Tickets $35, $32 and $28.

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018

This cast of performers and dogs will delight audiences of all ages, with high-energy excitement from beginning to end. During the “Stunt Dog Experience,” you will witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. With amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats, it is the most entertaining show of its kind! Tickets $15; $10 tickets available for students and children 12 years and under when purchased with a minimum of one adult/full price ticket. 

 Amy Grant, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018

Amy Grant’s career stretches from her roots in gospel into becoming an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. Grant’s chart success has been consistent with six No. 1 hits, 10 Top 40 pop singles, 17 Top 40 Adult Contemporary tracks and multiple Contemporary Christian chart-toppers. In addition to her six Grammy Awards, Grant has earned 26 Dove Awards, has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Music City Walk of Fame. Tickets $50, $45 and $35.

Season package discounts available for those purchasing three or more shows. For complete ticket information, visit www.jccmi.edu/pottercenter. The Potter Center Box Office is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; phone 517.796.8600. 

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