Cerritos Center releases 2014-15 schedule

CERRITOS – Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will open the 2014-15 season at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with appearances Sept. 27-28 The a capella doo-wop ensemble Street Corner Renaissance opens the show.

The upcoming 2014-15 season lineup – publicly released Monday – includes performers in music, children’s entertainment and Broadway. There will be concerts by Grammy winners Sergio Mendes and B.J. Thomas; Peter Cetera; country music icon Josh Turner; and Wilson Phillips and Billy Ocean.

The season also offers ukulele guru Jake Shimabukuro, the California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio, and Stayin’ Alive – One Night of the

Bee Gees.

Family-friendly fare features Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, “The

Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon”, and “Rumplestiltskin.”

CCPA favorites and returning acts include Merry-Achi Christmas, Colors of

Christmas, and saxophonist Dave Koz.

The 2014-2015 Broadway series includes “I Love Lucy Live on Stage,”

“Camelot,” “Mamma Mia!” and “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story.”

The Memory Lane series showcases “The New Christy Minstrels,” “Tribute to the Hollywood Icons,” “Tribute to Glenn Miller & the Band Leaders,” and the Count Basie Orchestra with special guest Carmen Bradford.

Rob Kapilow’s “What Makes It Great?” series features Schubert Unfinished

Symphony, The Songs of Jerome Kern, and “Pictures at an Exhibition – Mussorgsky.”

The CCPA offers a choose-your-own-season package in which patrons can customize their own season with five or more performances and receive a 10 percent discount if orders are placed by July 31.

For tickets or information, go to cerritoscenter.com or call (562) 467-8818. Live in-person ticket sales begin July 19.

Below is the full season line-up:


Jay Leno

Sept. 27 (8 p.m.) and Sept. 28 (3 p.m.)

The American Led Zeppelin

Oct. 3, 8 p.m.

Sha Na Na (music from


Oct. 4, 8 p.m.

Aerosmith Legacy Show

Oct. 10, 8 p.m.


Vikki Carr with Louie Cruz


Oct. 11, 8 p.m.


Mary Chapin Carpenter

Oct. 12, 7 p.m.


Sergio Mendes

Oct. 24, 8 p.m.


Peter Cetera

Oct. 25, 8 p.m.


Josh Turner

Oct. 31, 8 p.m.


Jake Shimabukuro

Nov. 1, 8 p.m.


New Christy Minstrels

Nov. 2, 3 p.m.


Broadway Swings

Nov. 7, 8 p.m.


California Guitar Trio and

Montreal Guitar Trio

Nov. 8, 8 p.m.


Popvich Comedy Pet Theater

Nov. 9, 3 p.m.


Schubert Unfinished Symphony

Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.


L.A. Mass Choir

Nov. 15, 7 p.m.


I Love Lucy on stage

Nov. 28 (8 p.m.), Nov. 29 (2 p.m., 8 p.m.)


An Irish Christmas

Dec. 5, 8 p.m.


Merry-Achi Christmas

featuring Sol de Mexico de Jose

Hernandez, Mariachi Reyna

de Los Angeles, and Grandeza

Mexicana Ballet Folklorico

Dec. 6, 7 p.m.


A Michael Feinsten Holiday

Dec. 12, 8 p.m.


Colors of Christmas featuring

Peabo Bryson, Taylor Dayne,

Jennifer Holliday and Ruben


Dec. 13, 8 p.m.


Dave Koz and Friends

Dec. 19-20, 8 p.m.



Jan. 9 (8 p.m.), Jan. 10 (2 p.m., 8 p.m.)


Tribute to Hollywood Icons

Jan. 11, 3 p.m.


Songs of Jerome Kern

Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.


Frankie Avalon and The Jan &

Dean Show

Jan. 18, 3 p.m.


The Ukulele Orchestra of Great


Jan. 24 (8 p.m.), Jan. 25 (3 p.m.)


Collin Raye and BJ Thomas

Jan. 31, 8 p.m.


The Adventures of Harold and

the Purple Crayon

Feb. 1, 3 p.m.


Mamma Mia!

Feb. 6 (8 p.m.), Feb. 7 (2 p.m., 8 p.m.)


The Midtown Men

Feb. 8, 3 p.m.


Tribute to Glenn Miller

Feb. 22, 3 p.m.


Wilson Phillips and Billy Ocean

Feb. 28, 8 p.m.

The Buddy Holly Story

March 6 (8 p.m.), March 7 (2 p.m., 8 p.m.)


Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack

March 8, 3 p.m.


The Best of Doo-Wop Vol. II

March 14, 8 p.m.


It’s Magic!

March 15, 3 p.m.


Pictures at an Exhibition –


March 18, 7:30 p.m.


Tribute to Nat King Cole

March 20, 8 p.m.


Beach Boys and Beatles tribute


March 21, 8 p.m.


Count Basie Orchestra

March 22, 3 p.m.


Bee Gees tribute show

March 28, 8 p.m.



March 29, 3 p.m.


Queen tribute show

April 4, 8 p.m.



Published: June 26, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 11