Sophia Loren, Clint Black highlight Cerritos Center's 2016-17 season

CERRITOS – The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) kicks off the 2016-17 Season with entertainment icon Sophia Loren. 

In “An Evening With Sophia Loren,” the timeless Oscar winner discusses her prolific career and answers questions from the audience. The show takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.

Sophia Loren will discuss her career and answer audience questions at the Cerritos Center on Sept. 16.

Sophia Loren will discuss her career and answer audience questions at the Cerritos Center on Sept. 16.

The 2016-17 Season lineup boasts many more world-class performers, including pop queen Roberta Flack, Grammy winners Clint Black and Olivia Newton-John, celebrated saxophonist Dave Koz, Grammy-Oscar-Emmy-Tony nominee Vanessa Williams, Broadway stars Bernadette Peters and Kristin Chenoweth, and many more.

This season brings three series – Broadway, Memory Lane, and Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great? – with discounts offered to series subscribers. 

3-D Theatricals, the recipient of several Ovation awards and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award nominations, joins the CCPA as a Broadway Performance Partner for the 2016-17 Season. With a solid reputation for producing Broadway-caliber musicals, 3-D Theatricals will present Broadway classics “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Once on This Island,” Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!,” and Monty Python’s “Spamalot.”

For big band and swing fans, the 2016-2017 Memory Lane series includes Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Brian Beirne, Mr. Rock N’ Roll, The Kingsmen, The Tokens, The Marcels, The Four Preps, and The Chordettes; Rockin’ at the Beach starring Frankie Avalon & The Surfaris; and Tribute to Glenn Miller & The Vocal Groups featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra, The Four Aces, The Four Lads, String of Pearls Vocal Group, and the Singing Comedy Impressionist Paul Boland. 

Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great? series spotlights “GERSHWIN – An American in Paris With the Cal State Fullerton Orchestra;” “MOZART – A Little Night Music (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)” with Hao Zhou and Lucy Wang, violin, Johanna Nowik, viola, and Tate Zawadiuk, cello; and “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing: The Music of Duke Ellington With CSUN Jazz A Band” directed by Matt Harris.

Place ticket orders by mail, at cerritoscenter.com, or by calling (562) 467-8818. Order forms may also be dropped off at the ticket office during regular business hours. Web sales begin Friday, July 15. Phone and live in-person sales start Saturday, July 16. Starting July 18, the CCPA Ticket Office will be closed on Mondays.

2016-2017 CCPA SEASON:

Pre-Season Summer Special
Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix                            
SUN, AUG 28, 2016, 3:00 PM    

Season Opener
An Evening With Sophia Loren                    
FRI, SEP 16, 2016, 8:00 PM

Paul Anka                                    
SAT, SEP 17, 2016, 8:00 PM

King of the Cowboys!
Riders in the Sky Salutes Roy Rogers

SUN, SEP 18, 2016, 3:00 PM

Engelbert Humperdinck                            
SAT, SEP 24, 2016, 8:00 PM
SUN, SEP 25, 2016, 3:00 PM

Michael Jackson Tribute Concert                
FRI, SEP 30, 2016, 8:00 PM

Vikki Carr
SAT, OCT 1, 2016, 8:00 PM    

Carol Burnett                        
An Evening of Laughter and Reflection

WED, OCT 5, 2016, 7:30 PM
THU, OCT 6, 2016, 7:30 PM    

Roberta Flack                    
FRI, OCT 7, 2016, 8:00 PM

Clint Black                                    
SAT, OCT 8, 2016, 8:00 PM

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
FRI, OCT 14 & 21, 2016, 8:00 PM     
SAT, OCT 15 & 22, 2016, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
SUN, OCT 16 & 23, 2016, 2:00 PM
THU, OCT 20, 2016, 7:30 PM

Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?                 
GERSHWIN – An American in Paris        
With the Cal State Fullerton Orchestra

WED, OCT 26, 2016, 7:30 PM

The New Christy Minstrels                            
FRI, OCT 28, 2016, 8:00 PM    

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Louie Louie Louie                
SAT, OCT 29, 2016, 8:00 PM

Foreigner: The Hits Unplugged                    
SUN, OCT 30, 2016, 7:00 PM    

The Midtown Men                    
SUN, NOV 6, 2016, 7:00 PM

4 Girls 4                            
Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie, Faith Prince, and Maureen McGovern

SAT, NOV 12, 2016, 8:00 PM    

Estampas Porteñas Tango Company Presents Desire    
Stories of Longing and Desire Told Through Argentine Tango and Music
       
SUN, NOV 13, 2016, 3:00 PM

Olivia Newton-John                    
SAT, NOV 19, 2016, 8:00 PM

Jake Shimabukuro                                
FRI, DEC 2, 2016, 8:00 PM

Merry-Achi Christmas                         
Sol de México de José Hernández, 
Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, and Dancers

SAT, DEC 3, 2016, 7:00 PM

The Irish Tenors Holiday Show With Orchestra
SUN, DEC 4, 2016, 7:00 PM

Wynonna & the Big Noise
FRI, DEC 9, 2016, 8:00 PM    

Colors of Christmas                            
With Oleta Adams, Melissa Manchester, 
Jon Secada, and Ruben Studdard

SAT, DEC 10, 2016, 8:00 PM

Performance Partner Program
Los Angeles Symphony Christmas Concert    
    
SUN, DEC 11, 2016, 7:00 PM

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2016            
With Special Guests Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore,
And Ashford & Simpson’s Valerie Simpson

FRI, DEC 16, 2016, 8:00 PM
SAT, DEC 17, 2016, 8:00 PM

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Holiday Show                
SUN, DEC 18, 2016, 3:00 PM

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve                        
Brian Beirne, Mr. Rock N’ Roll, 
The Kingsmen, The Tokens, The Marcels, The Four Preps, and The Chordettes

SAT, DEC 31, 2016, 8:00 PM    
    
Vanessa Williams                    
FRI, JAN 13, 2017, 8:00 PM

The Best of Doo-Wop Vol. III                    
SAT, JAN 14, 2017, 8:00 PM

Under the Streetlamp                             
FRI, JAN 20, 2017, 8:00 PM 

DRUMLine                             
SAT, JAN 21, 2017, 8:00 PM

Zeppelin USA            
SAT, JAN 28, 2017, 8:00 PM

Bernadette Peters
THU, FEB 2, 2017, 8:00 PM    

Russian National Ballet Theatre Sleeping Beauty                
SAT, FEB 4, 2017, 8:00 PM

Rhythm of the Dance                
FRI, FEB 10, 2017, 8:00 PM

The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6
SAT, FEB 11, 2017, 8:00 PM

Jackie Evancho                    
SUN, FEB 12, 2017, 7:00 PM

Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?                 
MOZART – A Little Night Music (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) 
With Hao Zhou and Lucy Wang, violin
Johanna Nowik, viola
Tate Zawadiuk, cello

WED, FEB 15, 2017, 7:30 PM

Arrival – The Music of ABBA                
FRI, FEB 17, 2017, 8:00 PM

Shaolin Warriors                    
SAT, FEB 18, 2017, 8:00 PM

Direct From Dublin, Ireland
The Five Irish Tenors
Program II – Pops

SUN, FEB 19, 2017, 3:00 PM

Once on This Island
A Musical

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the Novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
FRI, FEB 24 & MAR 3, 2017, 8:00 PM     
SAT, FEB 25 & MAR 4, 2017, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
SUN, FEB 26 & MAR 5, 2017, 2:00 PM
THU, MAR 2, 2017, 7:30 PM

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: The Two Man Group                    
FRI, MAR 10, 2017, 8:00 PM    

Rockin’ at the Beach                            
Starring Frankie Avalon & The Surfaris

SAT, MAR 11, 2017, 8:00 PM


Tribute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall                    
SUN, MAR 12, 2017, 3:00 PM

Matt Mauser & The Sinatra Big Band
FRI, MAR 17, 2017, 8:00 PM    

Ricky Nelson Remembered
With Special Guests Danny and the Juniors
    
SAT, MAR 18, 2017, 8:00 PM

It’s Magic!                    
SUN, MAR 19, 2017, 3:00 PM

Kristin Chenoweth                                    
THU, MAR 23, 2017, 8:00 PM

Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi, and Music Director Paul Shaffer
Present The Official Blues Brothers Revue  
                          
FRI, MAR 24, 2017, 8:00 PM     

Tribute to Glenn Miller & The Vocal Groups        
Featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra, 
The Four Aces, The Four Lads, String of Pearls Vocal Group,
and the Singing Comedy Impressionist Paul Boland

SUN, MAR 26, 2017, 3:00 PM

Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?                 
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing: The Music of Duke Ellington       
With CSUN Jazz A Band Directed by Matt Harris

TUE, MAR 28, 2017, 7:30 PM    

Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up                
SAT, APR 1, 2017, 8:00 PM    

Dance to the Movies
SUN, APR 2, 2017, 3:00 PM    

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! 
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs
Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

FRI, JUN 30 & JULY 7, 2017, 8:00 PM     
SAT, JULY 1 & 8, 2017, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
SUN, JULY 2 & 9, 2017, 2:00 PM
THU, JULY 6, 2017, 7:30 PM

Monty Python’s Spamalot                 
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle

FRI, AUG 18 & 25, 2017, 8:00 PM     
SAT, AUG 19 & 26, 2017, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
SUN, AUG 20 & 27, 2017, 2:00 PM
THU, AUG 24, 2017, 7:30 PM