Jackson College Vice President of Administration Cindy Allen announced the entertainment lineup for next season at Potter Center on today’s Bart Hawley Show.
Great music for all ages, comedy, dance and something for the kids – all are on tap in the 2015-16 season at the Potter Center, Jackson College.
Season package tickets for three or more shows are available now at www.jccmi.edu/events. Individual tickets will go on sale June 10. This season’s performances include:
An Evening with Martina McBride, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
Throughout her illustrious music career, Martina has received four Female Vocalist of the Year Awards from the Country Music Association, three ACM Awards, 20 Top 10 hits and six No. 1 smash singles. She has achieved such astounding success with enduring classic hits like “Wild Angels,” “Independence Day,” “This One’s For the Girls,” “Concrete Angel,” “My Baby Loves Me (Just the Way That I Am),” and “In My Daughter’s Eyes.” Tickets are $60, $55 and $50.
Smash Mouth, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
Collectively the band Smash Mouth has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Along with their No. 1 hits – “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “All Star” – they have consistently impacted radio with other recognizable hits like “Then the Morning Comes,” “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby,” and a cover of The Monkees classic “I’m a Believer,” which was prominently featured on the “Shrek” soundtrack.
The Lettermen, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015
Take a trip down memory lane with The Lettermen and discover why the sweet harmonies and romantic sound of such favorites as “The Way You Look Tonight” and “Put Your Head on my Shoulder” never go out of style. They have 18 gold albums worldwide and scores of top singles that attest to a popularity that has endured through so many generations. Tickets are $28, $25 and $22.
Matthew West/Francesca Battistelli, 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015
Matthew West is a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner, a four-time Grammy nominee, and was awarded his first American Music Award (2013) and a Billboard Music Award (2014). He is best known for his hits songs “More,” You Are Everything,” “The Motions” and “Hello, My Name Is.” Dove Award winning, Grammy Award nominated Christian Pop artist Francesca Battistelli’s hits include “I’m Letting Go,” “Free To Be Me,” “It’s Your Life” and “Beautiful Beautiful.” Tickets are $45, $40 and $32.
Clifford The Big Red Dog Live!, 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
It only takes a little to BE BIG!™ The ‘big red dog,’ a character beloved for generations, comes to life on stage in a BIG way in this all new musical! Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all their friends from Birdwell Island as they embark on fun-filled adventures with singing, dancing and interactive fun. Share in the timeless values of Clifford’s BIG Ideas with this musical experience the whole family will love! Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children 12 & under.Premium Tickets include an opportunity for a post-performance meet and greet with Clifford and Emily Elizabeth, and they are $30 for adults and $25 for children 12 & under.
You’ve Got a Friend: James Taylor & Carole King Tribute, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015
‘You’ve Got a Friend’ celebrates the music and legacy of Carole King and James Taylor. Two long-time friends and collaborators, hit songwriter Kirsti Manna (Blake Shelton’s ‘Austin’, among others) and national recording artist, Jonathan Birchfield, capture the essence of friendship through music with their dynamic performances. Go back in time with favorites like “How Sweet It Is,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” and the incomparable, “You’ve Got a Friend.” Tickets are $28, $25 and $21.
Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015
It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza — from the author of “Late Nite Catechism” — as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? (“We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri – they were in a barn after all.”) Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a classic. Tickets are $25 reserved seats, $20 for students.
Swing’n the Holidays: Featuring The Jive Aces & Special Guests, The Satin Dollz, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015
Direct from London, The Jive Aces are renowned for their superior musicianship and spectacular stage show, and are widely heralded as the UK’s Premiere Swing Band. Enjoy their energetic renditions of Christmas Classics and fresh arrangements of Swing/Jive/R&B classics -by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. Joining them are special guests, Los Angeles-based The Satin Dollz. Tickets are $30, $27 and $21.
Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella , 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
The timeless fairy tale ballet will delight the young and not so young alike. Its exquisite costumes, lush scenery, comical evil stepsisters and, of course, Prokofiev’s exuberant score make this one of the most beloved ballets of all time. The jubilant production is the work of one of Russia’s most esteemed ballet companies. “This was an afternoon that deserved ‘bravos’ within minutes of the opening steps.” (Las Vegas Review-Journal) Sergei Radchenko, legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, founded the company in 1989 to create an ensemble that would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies. Under his direction, leading dancers from across Russia now stage exciting new productions of timeless classics. Tickets are $28, $25 and $15.
Hormonal Imbalance, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
Make it a hot night of music and laughs when this hilarious renegade sorority of harmonizing gal pals use their elegant wit, sophisticated (never blue) humor to create a wildly fun and raucous delight! These accomplished singers/ musicians/ comediennes are hotter than ever. Literally! With sharp social commentary, and a wardrobe of bling, they’re an estrogen-fueled celebration of Babes, Boys and Botox! Tickets are $25 for reserved seats, $20 for students.
Steven Curtis Chapman, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
Steven Curtis Chapman has sold more than 10 million records, two RIAA-certified platinum albums and eight RIAA-certified gold albums. He has received five Grammy Awards and an American Music Award. Steven has recorded 45 No. 1 U.S. radio hits and been awarded 56 Dove Awards, more than any other artist to date. This concert will include classics from the past 30 years like “Live Out Loud” to “I Will Be Here,” and “Cinderella” to his latest hit “Something Beautiful.” Tickets are $45, $40 and $20.
Golden Dragon Acrobats, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016
The Golden Dragon Acrobats are recognized throughout the U.S. and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. Tickets are $28, $22 and $15.
PFX – The Pink Floyd Experience, 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016
Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Now get ready for PFX – THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE. Complete with a spectacular light show, full quadraphonic sound and six brilliant musicians covering four complete album sides off of four beloved classic Pink Floyd albums, as well as a set of Greatest Hits including “Money,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Comfortably Numb” and more…live! Audiences are raving about this epic concert. Tickets are $35, $32 and $28.
Kansas, 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016
Kansas has spent more than four decades entertaining multiple generations of music lovers. The band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and a million-selling gold single, “Dust in the Wind.” Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Tickets are $35, $32 and $28.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the Potter Center Box Office at 517.796.8600, or online atwww.jccmi.edu/events.