CERRITOS – The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is “sheer fun and outright daffiness tied to first-rate musicality and comic timing,” raves The New York Times. Get in on the fun at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $30 and are available at the CCPA Ticket Office, by calling (562) 467-8818, or at cerritoscenter.com.
You won’t find any drums, pianos, backing tracks, or electronic trickery at "The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Holiday Show." Instead, audiences can look forward to lots of catchy, foot-stomping tunes from Tchaikovsky to Lady Gaga and Nirvana via Otis Redding and classic holiday hits with audience participation.
Founded in 1985, the orchestra’s first gig instantly sold out. The ensemble believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation – as long as they are played on the ukulele. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is “virtuosic,” raves Guitar Magazine.
The current group has been performing together more than 20 years, delivering standing-room-only concerts around the world, including Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Poland, France, United States, and Japan. The ensemble has played at prestigious venues such as the Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
The Ukulele Orchestra’s music has been used in films, plays, and commercials. The Independent praised, “Impressive solo voices and an absolute mastery of strum, pluck, and twang ensured the sheer joy and beauty of the music was never lost in the comedy. Perfectly polished professionalism.”
For tickets or more information on The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s performance at the CCPA, call (562) 467-8818, or go to cerritoscenter.com.