Topeka Performing Arts Center line-up for 2015-2016 season. Tickets for the fall events will go on sale July 24. www.tpactix.org The Wonderbread Years // October 15 – 7:30pm “Milk-snorting funny” comedian, Pat Hazell and his comic show, The Wonderbread Years. Pat Hazell is one of the original writers for NBC’s Seinfeld, a Tonight Show veteran, a critically acclaimed playwright and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. He is recognized for his genuinely funny Americana humor and his salute to pop culture.
Classic Rock Christmas // November 21 – 7:30pm A Classic Rock Christmas, is where “White Wedding” meets “White Christmas” for the holidays. Classic carols in the style of your favorite classic rock bands performed by some of the top classic rock musicians of all time. Sponsored by United Way of Greater Topeka. Food donations go to Harvesters Food Bank. Fun for the entire family whether you are 8 or 80.
Oak Ridge Boys // November 30 – 7:30pm The newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame – the Oak Ridge Boys kick off this huge show with over 40 years of award winning music. The hits are endless but they will be packed in! Including “Elvira” and “Bobbie Sue” along with your other favorites! After a short intermission, the stage is transformed and it’s Christmas! The trees are decorated, the snow is falling and the Oak Ridge Boys treat you to Christmas favorites as only they can.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas // December 21 – 7:30pm This year marks the 31st Anniversary of the Christmas Tour and release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. The show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and dazzling multimedia effects.
Million Dollar Quartet // February 12 – 7:30pm Million Dollar Quartet is the smash-hit musical inspred by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
Danú // February 28 – 2:30pm Hailing from countries Waterford, Kerry, Dublin and Donegal, Ireland, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts all over the globe are true events of high-energy performance and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.
The Price Is Right Live // March 3 – 7:30pm The Price Is Right Live is an interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show from Plinko™, to Cliffhangers™, to The Big Wheel™, and even the fabulous Showcase.
Second City // March 12 – 7:30pm Legendary comedy theatre and winner of over 30 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations and over 30 Dora Award nominations honoring excellence in professional theatre. The Second City provides hilarious entertainment through live improve comedy and interacting with the audience. Comedians, such as Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Chris Farley and so many more, began their careers with Second City.
Saturday Night Fever // April 29 – 7:30pm Saturday Night Fever is the hit musical based on the iconic movie starring John Travolta about a kid from Brooklyn who wants to dance his way to a better life.