Cerritos Center releases 2013-14 schedule

CERRITOS - The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts has released its 2013-14 season schedule, which kicks off Aug. 17 with two-time Grammy Award artist Patti LaBelle.The season lineup includes entertainers in music, dance and Broadway, including concerts by Broadway actor/tenor Mandy Patinkin, rock band Foreigner, musician Chris Isaak and R&B songbird Roberta Flack. The lineup also features award-winning celebrity chef Alton Brown, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company, Grammy-nominated trumpeter Chris Botti and the Official Blues Brothers Revue. For families, the season offers Luma, Broadway on Ice and It's Magic!. Returning acts include the Colors of Christmas, saxophonist Dave Koz and composer Rob Kapilow with his critically acclaimed "What Makes It Great?" series. The Broadway Series features the percussion sensation "Stomp," the Tony-winning musical "Man of La Mancha," and the all-time love story "West Side Story." The Memory Lane Series showcases the "Helen Reddy Holiday Show"; a "Tribute to Glenn Miller & the Vocal Groups Vol. II" featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra, the Four Aces, the Ink Spots Generations, the Modernaires and the Pied Pipers; and Frank Ferrante in "An Afternoon with Groucho." Patrons can subscribe to one or more of the series packages: Broadway, Memory Lane and Rob Kapilow's "What Makes It Great?" Theater-goers can also customize their own season with five or more performances of their choice if orders are placed by Aug. 17. The complete schedule is listed below. An Aug. 23 concert featuring country singer Randy Travis has been cancelled. Aug. 17, 2013: Patti LaBelle (a capella group Ball in the House to open) Aug. 24, 2013: Memphis Music Fest Sept. 15, 2013: Bobby Vinton Sept. 20, 2013: "Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual" with Paul Ford on piano Sept. 21, 2013: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Sept. 27, 2013: Ju Percussion Group Sept. 28, 2013: Little Anthony & The Imperials Oct. 4, 2013: Foreigner Oct. 5, 2013: Sandi Patty Oct. 11, 2013: "Ring of Fire: The Life and Music of Johnny Cash" Oct. 18, 2013: Smokey Robinson Oct. 19, 2013: Alton Brown Live Oct. 20, 2013: "Where the Action Is" featuring Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Association and Mitch Ryder Oct. 25, 2013: Craig A. Meyer: Almost Elton John & The Rocket Band Oct. 26, 2013: Luma Nov. 8, 2013: Dance Theatre of Harlem Company Nov. 30, 2013: Chris Isaak Dec. 6, 2013: Michael Londra's Celtic Yuletide Dec. 8, 2013: "Blue Suede Christmas" featuring Mike Albert and Scot Bruce Dec. 13, 2013: "Creole Christmas" featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band Dec. 14, 2013: "Colors of Christmas" featuring Peabo Bryson, Melissa Manchester, Ruben Studdard and CeCe Winans. Dec. 15, 2013: "Merry-Achi Christmas" featuring Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles and Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company Dec. 20-21, 2013: "Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2013" with special guests Oleta Adams, Jonathan Butler and Keiko Matsui Dec. 27-28, 2013: Broadway on Ice Jan. 18, 2014: The Best of Doo-Wop Jan. 25, 2014: "Hotel California - A Salute to the Eagles" Feb. 1, 2014: George Kahumoku Jr. and Da 'Ukulele Boyz with special guest Ledward Kaapana Feb. 8, 2014: Three Mo' Tenors Feb. 21, 2014: Roberta Flack March 5, 2014: Alexander Schimpf, piano March 15, 2014: Norman Brown and Gerald Albright March 23, 2014: "New Star Studded 58th Anniversary Show It's Magic!" March 28, 2014: Chris Botti April 5, 2014: "Reunion of the Doo-Wop Stars" featuring Bobby Hendricks' Drifters, the Chiffons, the Four Preps, Original Coaster Leon Hughes and His Group, and the Alley Cats April 12, 2014: "The Official Blues Brothers Revue" MEMORY LANE SERIES Dec. 1, 2013: "Helen Reddy Holiday Show" Jan. 26, 2014: "Tribute to Glenn Miller & the Vocal Groups Vol. II" featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra, the Four Aces, the Ink Spots Generations, the Modernaires and the Pied Pipers. April 13, 2014: Frank Ferrante in "An Afternoon with Groucho" BROADWAY SERIES Sept. 6-7, 2013: "Stomp" Jan. 10-11, 2014: "Man of La Mancha" March 7-8, 2014: "West Side Story" WHAT MAKES IT GREAT? SERIES Dec. 4, 2013: "Over the Rainbow: The Songs of Harold Arlen" Jan. 8, 2014: "The Piano Music of Chopin: Mazurkas, Nocturne and Polonaise" featuring Ray Ushikubo on piano April 2, 2014: Beethoven - string quartet, Op. 18, No. 1 featuring Calidore String Quartet Tickets can be ordered online at cerritoscenter.com or by calling (562) 467-8818. Live ticket sales begin Aug. 3.

********** Published: July 18, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 14