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DEAR

Friends,

I’m proud to introduce our 2017-18 performing arts season, which reflects a diverse range of performances suitable for audiences of all ages. The new season continues our tradition of providing great shows close to home.

Three Dog Night 09.16.17

The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons has been serving the community since Oct. 15, 2004, when a sold-out production of our Theatre, Music and Dance Departments’ “Big River” christened our stage. Since then, the Performing Arts Center has established itself as the Santa Clarita Valley’s premier venue for the performing arts. Some half a million people have attended more than 150 professional touring shows here. More than 5,000 College of the Canyons students have cultivated their acting, dancing and singing skills on our stage. Thousands more have performed here as members of community-based arts organizations. And, some 75,000 students from every local school district have experienced the arts as part of our K-12 Arts Education Outreach Program.

Frozen Sing-Along 10.07.17

Dwight Yoakam 11.12.17

That’s pretty impressive! But the best is yet to come. The Performing Arts Center is fulfilling a dream that began with Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook, who envisioned a first-class venue where professional acts, community groups and college students could perform. That dream continues for all who have entered this building. Thank you for your patronage and

enjoy th e show!

Cheech and Chong 02.10.18

Carmen Dominguez, DMA Dean, School of Visual & Performing Arts College of the Canyons

The Chieftains 02.24.18


THE SEASON AT-A-GLANCE JULY/AUGUST 2017

Santa Clarita Regional Theatre: ‘The Little Mermaid’ Saturday, July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 2017 at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. Valencia Symphony: Silent-Era Double Bill with Live Orchestra Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 2017

COC Presents: An Evening with Three Dog Night Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8 p.m. COC Music: Juan Pablo Horcasitas – Piano Recital Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company Mexico, Al Son de La Banda Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

OCTOBER 2017

COC Theatre: ‘A Piece of My Heart’ Friday, Saturday, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 2017 at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. COC Presents: Frozen Sing-Along Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1 and 5 p.m. COC Cabaret Presents: Stacy Sullivan in A Tribute to Peggy Lee Friday, October 13, 2017 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. COC Music: Put Some Swing into It! Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. COC Music: Symphony of the Canyons ‘Sacra et Profana’ Music of the Church, Music of the World, Music of the Spheres Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER 2017

COC Presents: The Underwater Bubble Show Saturday, November 4 at 1 and 5 p.m. COC Theatre: ‘Kill Me, Deadly’ Friday, Saturday, November 10, 11, 17, 18, 2017 at 8 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. COC Presents: Dwight Yoakam Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 8 p.m. COC Music: Commercial Music Recital Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. COC Music: Electronica Musique and Multimedia Concert Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7 p.m.

DECEMBER 2017

COC Music: Annual Holiday Jazz Band Concert Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. COC Music: Symphony of the Canyons Saturday, December 2, 2107 at 7:30 p.m. COC Presents: The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular in Snowkus Pocus Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4 p.m. COC Dance: Dance is a Gift Thursday, Friday, December 7, 8, 2017 at 8 p.m. Santa Clarita Master Chorale: Songs of Celebration Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. Santa Clarita Philharmonic: Celebration! Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3 p.m. Santa Clarita Ballet: ‘The Nutcracker’ Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2 and 7 p.m.

JANUARY 2018

COC Presents: Animaniacs Live! Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2 p.m. ESCAPE Theatre: ‘The Music Man’ Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10 a.m. Friday, January 26, February 2, 2018 at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 27, February 3, 2018 at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 2 p.m.

FEBRUARY 2018

COC Presents: Cheech and Chong Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8 p.m. COC Presents: The Chieftains Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8 p.m.

MARCH 2018

COC Cabaret Presents: Imani Gonzalez Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Santa Clarita Master Chorale: Let Our Spirits Soar Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7 p.m. COC Music: Jazz It Up for Spring!!! Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. COC Music: Symphony of the Canyons ‘Echoes of the Past’ A Celebration of Music in Film Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. COC Theatre: ‘Almost, Maine’ Friday, Saturday, March 23, 24, 30, 31, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 31, 2018 at 2 p.m.

APRIL/MAY 2018

COC Cabaret Presents: Mark Nadler Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. COC Theatre: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken Friday, Saturday, April 27, 28, May 4, 5, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29 and May 6, 2018 at 2 p.m. COC Music: Annual POPS! Concert Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. COC Music: Symphony of the Canyons ‘Un Rêve’ Music of Dreams! Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. COC Dance: Put Your Best Foot Forward Thursday, Friday, May 17, 18, 2018 at 8 p.m. COC Presents: Olate Dogs Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 1 and 5 p.m. COC Music: Electronica Musique and Multimedia Concert Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 7 p.m. COC Music: Commercial Music Recital Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7 p.m.

JUNE 2018

Santa Clarita Master Chorale: It’s All About the Music! Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7 p.m. Santa Clarita Philharmonic: Youth and Romance Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. Santa Clarita Ballet: Coppelia Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. ESCAPE Theatre: ‘Oliver!’ Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, 22, 2018 at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 23, 2018 at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 2 p.m.


An Evening With

Saturday | September 16 | 8 p.m. $95 | $85 | $75 Three Dog Night’s hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures — songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize Three Dog Night’s continuing popularity.

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PAC PERK!

DINNER AND A SHOW 6 p.m. $70 per person Join us at College of the Canyons’ iCuE Café for a gourmet dinner prepared by Chefs Cindy Schwanke and Daniel Otto just for you. Concert and dinner tickets sold separately at box office, (661) 362-5304 Free shuttle service between Culinary Arts and PAC.

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FROZEN SING-ALONG

Saturday | October 7 | 1 and 5 p.m. $25 | $20 | $15 Frozen Sing-Along is a magical event to spark young guests’ imaginations! Guests will watch a special sing-along version of Disney’s Frozen, meet and greet with their favorite Frozen princesses, and enjoy crafts and activities. Princess costumes are highly encouraged. Doors open at 12 and 4 p.m.

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STACY SULLIVAN

in A TRIBUTE TO PEGGY LEE Friday | October 13 | 6 and 8:30 p.m. $65 | $40 Don’t miss this journey of discovery through the extraordinary musical legacy of Peggy Lee and the personal struggles of a woman whose voice captivated millions. The classic songs, intricate rhythms, and exquisite arrangements that defined her career are elegantly portrayed in this loving homage, created with seasoned jazz master Jon Weber.

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THE UNDERWATER BUBBLE SHOW Saturday | November 4 | 1 and 5 p.m. $55 | $42 | $33 Take a dive into a visual, musical, and emotional show that transports you into an imaginary underwater world. Using cutting-edge laser technology, snow cannons, soap bubble tornadoes and optical illusions, The Underwater Bubble Show is an interactive performance that appeals to children and adults alike. Recommended for all ages.

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PAC PERK!

Come early for bubbly activities before the show. Doors open at 12 and 4 p.m.

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DWIGHT YOAKAM Sunday | November 12 | 8 p.m. $110 | $95 | $80 Dwight Yoakam has forever changed the direction of country music, bringing a new slant to the honky-tonk of the times. He has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and is a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy Award winner. Experience the talent, passion, and attitude of this country legend for yourself!

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PAC PERK!

DINNER AND A SHOW 6 p.m. $70 per person Chefs Cindy Schwanke and Daniel Otto will serve up a dinner of epicurean delights at College of the Canyons’ iCuE Café. Concert and dinner tickets sold separately at box office, (661) 362-5304 Free shuttle service between Culinary Arts and PAC.

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THE ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR IN

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PAC PERK!

Join us in the lobby before the show for holiday handicrafts and fun. Don’t be late...Doors open at 3 p.m.

Sunday | December 3 | 4 p.m. $45 | $35 | $30 A Holiday Cirque and Variety Show Journey to a magical winter wonderland of circus spectacle and derring-do! Marvel at the bendy ballerina in her living snow globe. Be blown away when the icy north wind battles Jack Frost in an epic, acrobatic snowball fight. The perfect show for your winter and holiday season! Recommended for ages 4 and up

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ANIMANIACS LIVE Saturday | January 20 | 2 p.m.

$51 | $43 | $34 The hilarious ‘90s animated series starring the wacky Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister, Dot) is back in live form! Voice actors Rob Paulsen and Jess Harnell reunite with original songwriter Randy Rogel for a mix of old-fashioned wit, slapstick, pop culture and music in an unforgettable evening. A delightful show for all ages! ANIMANIACS and all related characters and elements © ™ Warner Bros. Recommended for all ages.

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CHEECH AND CHONG Saturday | February 10 | 8 p.m. $100 | $90 | $75 The Grammy Award-winning Cheech and Chong are a hilariously irreverent, satirical, counterculture, no-holds-barred comedy duo. Still as funny today as they were in the 1970s and '80s, they take on today’s issues in a show you won’t want to miss.

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PAC PERK!

DINNER AND A SHOW 6 p.m. $70 per person Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by Chefs Cindy Schwanke and Daniel Otto in COC's award-winning Culinary Arts Canyons CafĂŠ. Concert and dinner tickets sold separately at box office, (661) 362-5304 Free shuttle service between Culinary Arts and PAC.

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THE CHIEFTAINS Saturday | February 24 | 8 p.m. $90 | $80 | $70 The best-known Irish band in the world today is coming to the Performing Arts Center! Six-time Grammy winners, The Chieftains have uncovered the wealth of traditional Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries, making the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early this year with the sounds of Ireland right here in Santa Clarita!

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“THE PATRONS” MEMBERS-ONLY SPECIAL EVENT! Art Gallery reception:

• Cocktails and appetizers • Browsing the spectacular art exhibit • A private “behind the scenes” meet-and-greet with the gallery artist • Post-show meet-and-greet with The Chieftains • Concert tickets sold separately at the box office, (661) 362-5304 To become a Member of the PATRONS OF THE ARTS, see Page 36

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IMANI GONZALEZ Cabaret Performance

Friday | March 9 | 6 and 8:30 p.m. $65 | $40 As a jazz/world vocalist, Imani's diverse talents have led to collaborations with many music ensembles, as well as film and television projects. Most notably, her voice was featured on the musical soundtrack of the film, "The Jane Biography," and she recently performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Audience will be seated on the main stage and will have an opportunity to meet the artist! Seating is limited No-host bar

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MARK NADLER Cabaret Performance

Saturday | April 7 | 6 and 8:30 p.m. $65 | $40 Mark Nadler, a three-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) Award winner for outstanding musical comedy performer, is a singer-dancer-pianist extraordinaire. The New York Times describes him as “ ‘Mr. Show Business,’ an old-style entertainer and neo-vaudevillian so aggressive that he suggests Al Jolson and Danny Kaye rolled into a glaring, fire-breathing monster of uncontrollable, attention-seeking talent." Audience will be seated on the main stage and will have an opportunity to meet the artist! Seating is limited No-host bar

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OLATE DOGS

Saturday | May 19 | 1 and 5 p.m. $35 | $30 | $25 The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent, scooping up the $1 million prize and headlining The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics and humor. The dogs, many of them rescues, are all pampered members of the Olate family. A great show for all ages!

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PAC PERK!

Bring the kids early for special activities in the lobby before the show. Doors open at 12 and 4 p.m.

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ARTS ON STAGE

Dance

Dance is a Gift

Thursday, Friday, December 7, 8, 2017, 8 p.m. PAC Main Stage $12/$6

Join COC Dance students and guest artists in an infectious and inspiring dance concert that will get you in the mood to celebrate the holidays and dance into the beginning of the New Year.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Thursday, Friday, May 17, 18, 2018, 8 p.m. Black Box $12/$6 This concert will have you tapping in the aisles as COC student dancers, alumni dancers and guests present a high-energy concert of back-to-back visually dynamic dance numbers.

The Performing Arts Center’s K-12 Arts Education Outreach Program, in partnership with the School of Visual and Performing Arts, is pleased to continue its ARTstART! Program. This festival of the visual and performing arts will take place at College of the Canyons throughout the 2017-18 school year. Becoming an ARTstART patron is easy. You must be 5 to 18 years old and possess a valid photo identification card from your school. Present your school ID at the Performing Arts Center box office prior to the performance date of events with the ARTstART logo to receive your complimentary ticket. We hope to see you at one of these performances, as well as our Art Gallery openings.

Music

Commercial Music Recital Monday, November 27, 2017, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7 p.m. Black Box FREE

Electronica Musique and Multimedia Concert Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2018, 7 p.m. Black Box FREE

Twelve up-and-coming composers, DJs and producers from College of the Canyons will feature a variety of music, dance and lights that will expand and challenge the audience’s expectations, leaving them with a sense of wonder and a new appreciation for this timeless medium.

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Juan Pablo Horcasitas

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7 p.m. FREE Concert Pianist Recital Made possible by the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles.

Put Some Swing into It!

Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m. $12/$6 Featuring the award-winning COC Studio Jazz Ensemble and Lab Bands The award-winning Studio Jazz Ensemble will perform many big band favorites from the ‘30s and ‘40s to the present and feature some of our best players on featured solos. Come out and join us for a fun evening of big band swing classic jazz!

Annual Holiday Jazz Band Concert Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m. $12/$6

Featuring the award-winning COC Studio Jazz Ensemble and Lab Bands Vocalist Katherine Lench-Meyering will join the band as we perform many of our favorites from the holiday season. RUDOLPH flies in and SANTA IS IN THE HOUSE, CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE and HANUKKAH SWINGS, come along with FROSTY and usher in the holidays. We promise to get your heart humming with the holiday spirit.

Jazz It Up for Spring!!!

Friday, March 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m. $12/$6 Featuring the award-winning COC Studio Jazz Ensemble and Lab Bands Our spring concert will feature songs celebrating spring and a varied collection of jazz styles, tempos, and arrangers. A special guest artist is scheduled to join.

Annual POPS! Jazz Concert Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m. $12/$6

Featuring the award-winning COC Studio Jazz Ensemble and Lab Bands This concert has become a favorite of the band’s and audience alike. The band features many of our popular tunes from the past and present such as “Make Me Smile,” “Pink Panther,” “From a Distance” and many more. The audience gets to hear some of their favorites performed with a jazz flair and lots of energy. A perfect way to wrap the season!

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ARTS ON STAGE Symphony of the Canyons ‘Sacra et Profana’ Music of the Church, Music of the World, Music of the Spheres Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m. $12/$6

‘La Passione Della Musica!’ Music of Love and the Love of Music Saturday, December 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m. $12/$6

‘Echoes of the Past’ A Celebration of Music in Film Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m. $12/$6

‘Un Rêve’ Music of Dreams!’ Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m. $12/$6

Theatre

‘A Piece of My Heart’ by Shirley Lauro Friday & Saturday, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 2017, 8 p.m. Sunday, October 8 & 15, 2017, 2 p.m. Black Box $12/$6 This is a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam: five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. The play portrays each young woman before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn nation and ends as each leaves a personal token at the memorial wall in Washington.

‘Kill Me, Deadly’ by Bill Robens Friday & Saturday, November 10, 11, 17, 18, 2017, 8 p.m. Sunday, November 12 & 19, 2017, 2 p.m. Black Box $12/$6 Charlie Nickels has a hard life as a gumshoe in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, and things are only made harder by the murder of a client and the theft of her 300-karat diamond. With the help of his wise-cracking secretary, Ida, Charlie seeks out the many suspects: smarmy bookworm Clive, equestrian beauty Veronica, snooty butler Wilson, sensitive muscle Louie, and mob boss Bugsy Siegel. At the center of the case is femme fatale Mona, a nightclub singer who captures Charlie's affections...and suspicions.

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‘Almost, Maine’ by John Cariani Friday & Saturday, March 23, 24, 30, 31, 8 p.m. Sunday, March 25 & Saturday, March 31, 2018, 2 p.m. Black Box $12/$6 On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the starfilled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend — almost — in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Friday & Saturday, April 27, 28, May 4, 5, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29 & May 6, 2 p.m. $12/$6 The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" — after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out-of-this-world origins and intent toward global domination!

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ARTS ON CAMPUS COC Music: Chancellor’s Cabaret Jazz Tidings-Vocal Jazz

Friday, December 8, 2017, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center Lobby $20/$15 What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with the award-winning vocal jazz ensembles at College of the Canyons. Enjoy holiday treats as we ring in the holidays together. Tickets will be available at the door. Parking is free.

A Holiday Tapestry

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5 & 7 p.m Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center Lobby $20/$15 (includes delicious holiday treats) A family friendly “Welcome all Wonders” Holiday Concert sure to get you into the spirit of the season. Enjoy beautiful, festive and familiar music including the Annual Sing–Along. Tickets will be available at the door. Parking is free.

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Joy Spring-Vocal Jazz

Friday, May 18, 2018, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center Lobby $20/$15 Relax, renew, and reflect as we celebrate the joys of spring through song. The award-winning vocal jazz ensembles will perform in a variety of styles including swing, bebop, bossa nova, samba and funk. Free refreshments included. Tickets will be available at the door. Parking is free.

Lazy Afternoons and Enchanted Evenings

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 5 & 7 p.m. Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center Lobby $20/$15 (includes delicious holiday treats) The “Champagne Chorus” from Die Fledermaus, “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, and “Come to my Garden” from The Secret Garden will be just a few titles that will be presented. Tickets will be available at the door. Parking is free.

COC Theatre: ‘Devised Theatre’ by The Cast Thursday, Friday & Saturday December 7, 8, 9, 2017, 8 p.m. Studio Theatre (STCN-130) $6 Join College of the Canyons students as they create a brand-new play.

‘Solo Performance’

Wednesday & Thursday, May 31, 2018, 8 p.m. Studio Theatre (STCN-130) $6 Join College of the Canyons students as they present an evening of original solo performances.

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Real Shadows for Mere Bodies

Arden Surdam (Photographer) / Stephanie Deumer (Videographer)

Sept. 5 to Oct. 12, 2017 Opening reception: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, 4 to 7 p.m. Artist Talk: TBA

Surdam, a photographer, and Deumer, a videographer, join forces in this exhibition to create an intertwined vision that is both personal and introspective, yet speaks to greater questions of being.

Sheldon Figoton (Hard-edged paintings) Oct. 28 to Dec. 7, 2017 Opening reception: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, 2 to 4 p.m. Artist Talk: TBA The paintings of Sheldon Figoten continue in the minimalist tradition of California artists John McLaughlin, Karl Benjamin and Frederick Hammersly, pioneers of the hard-edge style of paintings. Figoten takes things a step further with this series of twisted parallelograms with internal curved shapes that seem to defy boundaries.

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The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is committed to serving the college community and the community at large through exhibitions and programs that enhance curriculum, as well as engage a greater audience in the visual arts. We hope to challenge and stimulate our students and the public by exposing them to new ideas and encouraging them to think independently and creatively about their work and their world. Paintings & Collages

Larry Hurst and Introducing Guy Leadbetter Boxes

Feb. 10 to March 29, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m. Artist Talk: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Hurst presents a series of paintings and collages in this small survey that includes work that is current and others that were created over the past 30 years. Guy Leadbetter is a largely unknown and reclusive artist exhibiting several artworks that exemplify his sense of craft and humor.

22nd Annual Student Art Exhibition April 17 to May 24, 2018 Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, noon to 4 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Exhibition dates are subject to adjustment as we near the date. Artist talks to be arranged. Visit canyons.edu/artgallery for more information.

Larry Hurst

Angel Nguyen

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COMMUNITY SHOWS Santa Clarita Regional Theatre

Please call the Santa Clarita Regional Theatre/Canyon Theatre Guild box office at (661) 799-2702 for info and tickets.

‘The Little Mermaid’

Saturday, July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 2017, 8 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 2017, 2 p.m. The classic Disney musical about a mermaid searching for her place in the world and finding true love. Ariel, the Little Mermaid, is captivated by the world above the sea. Her father, King Triton, has forbidden any contact with anyone on dry land. Life changes when she falls in love with Prince Eric, a human! She makes a deal with Ursula, an enemy of her father from long ago: Ariel’s wish to be a human is granted but has only three days to get true love’s kiss from her Prince if she is to remain a human. The story leads to a head-tohead battle between good and evil: will love win in the end?

Santa Clarita Ballet

Please call the Santa Clarita Ballet Company box office at (661) 251-0366 or visit santaclaritaballet.net for info and tickets.

‘The Nutcracker’

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2 and 7 p.m. In its 23rd performance of "The Nutcracker," the Santa Clarita Ballet presents a classic program and favorite holiday tradition for Santa Clarita families and patrons of the Arts from all over southern California. The Santa Clarita Ballet beautifully illustrates E.T.A. Hoffman’s timeless story of “The Nutcracker,” complete with beloved characters, magical staging, exquisite costumes, and the recognizable musical score by Peter Tchaikovsky.

‘Coppelia’

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Originally presented by Paris Opera in 1870, Coppelia is considered to be the great comedy of all ballets. Set to the beautiful and recognizable music, of Leo Delibes, this ballet tells the tale of Dr. Coppelius and his life size doll Coppelia. Coppelia, mistaken as a real woman, enchants our main character Franz. Swanhilda, his fiancé, breaks their engagement as a result of his flirtation with beautiful Copelia, and pandemonium ensues!

Santa Clarita Master Chorale

Please call the PAC box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit canyonsPAC.com for tickets and scmasterchorale.org for info.

Songs of Celebration

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7 p.m.

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Let Our Spirits Soar

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7 p.m. Composer Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” has become one of most compelling major works for choirs and orchestra in the last few years. In rich and warm strains, it celebrates all our lives, both of those already passed and those of us still here to enjoy this precious gift. No less uplifting is Handel’s “Utrecht Jubilate,” written to celebrate a hard-fought peace, and we will close with the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, his ecstatic “Ode to Joy.”

It’s All About the Music! Saturday, June 2, 2018, 7 p.m.

Bass, treble, and everything in between will be ringing from the stage, as the Chorale and our youth choirs celebrate the gift that keeps on giving - music itself. Handel, Elgar, Rutter, Memley – even some Allan Petker – will be on the bill. It’ll be a grand night for singing sweet music and filling your heart.

ESCAPE Theatre Please call the ESCAPE box office at (661) 299-5264 or visit escapetheatre.org for info and tickets.

‘The Music Man’

Friday, January 26, 2018, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018, 7 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2 and 7 p.m. “We’ve got Trouble….right here in Santa Clarita!” Let’s take you back to 1912 in River City, Iowa! Enjoy the adventures of fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City into starting a band. You will stomp your foot to many of the popular tunes such as "76 Trombones," "Trouble," "Gary Indiana," "Good Night My Someone," "Shipoopi," "Good Night Ladies," and of course the fabulous “Pick a little Ladies.” Our production features 300 youth and teens from the SCV who are sure to make you SMILE! Come see “The Music Man” with your whole family.

‘Oliver!’

Friday, June 15, 2018, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018, 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018, 2 and 7 p.m. “CONSIDER YOURSELF AT HOME!” ESCAPE to London with Oliver, the Artful Dodger, and all of the Pick-Pocket kids! Nothing works on the stage like a well-crafted tale based on the Dickens novel. This wellknown musical is sure to keep you entertained. Some of the outstanding musical numbers include "Food," "Glorious Food," "I’d Do Anything," "Where is Love," "Consider Yourself," and "Oom-Pah-Pah!" Our production features 300 youth and teens from the SCV who will definitely “cheer you up!” We are certain you will know a few of them!

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COMMUNITY SHOWS Santa Clarita Philharmonic

Please call the PAC box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit CanyonsPAC.com for tickets and scphilharmonic.org for info.

Celebration!

Sunday, December 10, 2018, 3 p.m. The Santa Clarita Philharmonic kicks off its fifth season with its premiere performance at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. The orchestra celebrates with our Music Director, Jeffery Gilbert, as the title of “Master of Music” is conferred upon him through his work at California State University Northridge. The program will feature a variety of musical genres and styles demonstrating the breadth of the orchestra.

Youth and Romance Sunday, June 3, 2018, 3 p.m. For our spring concert, the Santa Clarita Philharmonic will present both youth and romance. Youth will be represented by the winner of the orchestra’s 4th annual Student Concerto Competition. The competition is open to all junior and senior high school students in the Santa Clarita Valley. The romance will be represented by music from the Romantic period (1830–1900) of classical music. The orchestra will feature Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 1, “Spring,” and Max Reger’s Concerto for Orchestra in the Old Style. While written after 1900, Reger’s Concerto retains the broad, melodic passages as the works of the Romantic period.

Valencia Symphony Orchestra

Please call the PAC box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit CanyonsPAC.com for tickets.

‘The Adventurer’ and ‘The Freshman’ Saturday, August 26, 2017, 7 p.m.

Silent-era double bill with live orchestra. Come enjoy the work of two of the 20th century’s best comedic filmmakers! Between Charlie Chaplin’s short film “The Adventurer” and Harold Lloyd’s feature “The Freshman”, this show is sure to keep you laughing. Don’t miss the fun as the Valencia Symphony Orchestra presents its first-ever double bill featuring two original scores in this live-to-picture event.

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company

Please call the PAC box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit CanyonsPAC.com for tickets.

Mexico, Al Son de La Banda

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m. $40/$30 $15/$20 (Santa Clarita Valley residents) This production is a creative masterpiece, rich in culture. Jose Vences will have the audience at the edge of their seats as they witness his dance artwork with the opening piece of the region of Michoacan. There will also be an impressive, festive mosaic of dance suites from the states of Zacatecas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, Yucatan, Morelos and Jalisco. There will be story telling and dancing from most of the regions as well as colorful costuming and distinctive props.

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SPECIAL EVENT McKeon Leadership Forum Presents: General Richard A. Cody, United States Army (Ret.) Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Main Stage College of the Canyons is proud to partner with Congressman McKeon to present the McKeon Leadership Forum, a speaker series that promotes civic engagement and reminds every citizen that a healthy democracy requires personal involvement. Whether it’s exercising the right to vote, making time to volunteer, or even running for office, every resident has an opportunity to provide personal leadership. The McKeon Leadership Forum endeavors to promote learning, foster dialog and inspire involvement by bringing thought leaders from the world of politics, government, the military, and social action together with the community to examine today’s most pressing issues. Conceived as an engaging, thought-provoking exchange, the Forum proposes to not merely entertain, but encourage attendees to shape the future of their community.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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Patrons of the Arts plays a key role in helping College of the Canyons achieve its artistic and educational missions through annual memberships. By joining Patrons you enjoy special benefits and opportunities such as: • Invitations to special pre-show and Art Gallery events • Opportunities to meet performers • Private behind-the-scenes tours of the PAC • Member and organization recognition • Special discounts on show night…and much more! Your annual donation makes it possible to provide the very best artistic offerings for our community, including educational programming for students of all ages. As a Patron, you will support the School of Visual and Performing Arts, the Art Gallery, the PAC K-12 Arts Education Outreach Program and the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. Chair DOREEN CHASTAIN SHINE

Please join chairperson Doreen Chastain Shine and the many community supporters who are making a difference for the arts in the Santa Clarita Valley.

College of the Canyons Foundation (661) 362-3434 or cocfoundation.com Become a member today!


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We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of our Producer members, whose generosity makes possible the very best in artistic and educational programming in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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JULY/AUGUST 2017 Santa Clarita Regional Theatre: “The Little Mermaid” Saturday, July 22, 29, August 5, 12, 2017, 8 pm Sunday, July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 2017, 2 pm

Valencia Symphony: Silent-Era Double Bill with Live Orchestra Saturday, August 26, 2017, 7 pm

SEPTEMBER 2017 NOVEMBER 2017

COC Music: Put Some Swing into It! Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:30 pm COC Cabaret Presents: Stacy Sullivan in A Tribute to Peggy Lee Friday, October 13, 2017, 6 and 8:30 pm

COC Music: Symphony of the Canyons “Sacra et Profana” Music of the Church, Music of the World, Music of the Spheres Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:30 pm

COC Presents: The Underwater Bubble Show Saturday, November 4, 1 and 5 pm

DECEMBER 2017 COC Music: Annual Holiday Jazz Band Concert Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 pm COC Music: Symphony of the Canyons Saturday, December 2, 2107, 7:30 pm

COC Presents: The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular in Snowkus Pocus Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4 pm

JANUARY 2018

COC Presents: Animaniacs Live! Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2 pm

FEBRUARY 2018 ESCAPE Theatre: “The Music Man” Friday, January 26, 2018, 10 am Friday, January 26, February 2, 2018, 7 pm Saturday, January 27, February 3, 2018, 2 & 7 pm Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2 pm

COC Music: Jazz It Up for Spring!!! Friday, March 16, 2018, 7:30 pm COC Music: Symphony of the Canyons “Echoes of the Past” A Celebration of Music in Film Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:30 pm

COC Theatre: “Almost, Maine” Friday, Saturday, March 23, 24, 30, 31, 2018, 8 pm Sunday, March 25, 31, 2018, 2 pm

COC Music: Annual POPS! Concert Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:30 pm COC Music: Symphony of the Canyons “Un Rêve” Music of Dreams! Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 pm COC Dance: Put Your Best Foot Forward Thursday, Friday, May 17, 18, 2018, 8 pm

COC Presents: Olate Dogs Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1 and 5 pm

COC Presents: Cheech & Chong Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, 8 p.m.


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COC Music: Juan Pablo Horcasitas Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7 pm Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company Mexico, Al Son de La Banda Saturday, September 30, 2017, 7:30 pm

COC Presents: An Evening with Three Dog Night Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8 pm

OCTOBER 2017

COC Theatre: 'The Real Thing' COC Theatre: “A PieceOct. of My Friday & Saturday, 7, 8,Heart” 14 & 15, 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 2017, 8 pm Sunday, Oct. 9 & 16, 2016 , 2 Sunday, Oct. 8, 15, 2017, 2 pm p.m.

COC Presents: Frozen Sing-Along Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1 and 5 pm

COC Music: Commercial Music Recital Monday, November 27, 2017, 7 pm COC Theatre: “Kill Me, Deadly” Friday, Saturday, November 10, 11, 17, 18, 2017, 8 pm Sunday, November 12, 19, 2017, 2 pm

COC Presents: Dwight Yoakam Sunday, November 12, 2017, 8 pm

COC Dance: Dance Is A Gift Thursday, Friday, December 7, 8, 2017, 8 pm

Santa Clarita Philharmonic: Celebration! Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Santa Clarita Master Chorale: Songs of Celebration Saturday, December 9, 2017, 7 pm

Santa Clarita Ballet: ‘The Nutcracker’ Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2 and 7:30 pm Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2 and 7 pm

Electronica Musique and Multimedia Concert Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7 pm

MARCH 2018

COC Presents: The Chieftains Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 pm

COC Cabaret Presents: Imani Gonzalez Friday, March 9, 2018, 6 and 8:30 pm

Santa Clarita Master Chorale: Let Our Spirits Soar Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7 pm

APRIL/MAY 2018

COC Cabaret Presents: Mark Nadler Saturday, April 7, 2018, 6 and 8:30 pm

COC Theatre: “Little Shop of Horrors” Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken Friday, Saturday, April 27, 28, May 4, 5, 2018, 8 pm; Sunday, April 29 and May 6, 2018, 2 pm

JUNE 2018 Electronica Musique and Multimedia Concert Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7 pm COC Music: Commercial Music Recital Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7 pm

Santa Clarita Master Chorale: It’s All About the Music! Saturday, June 2, 2018, 7 pm Santa Clarita Philharmonic: Youth and Romance Sunday, June 3, 2018, 3 pm

Santa Clarita Ballet: Coppelia Saturday, June 9, 2018, 2 and 7:30 pm ESCAPE Theater: “Oliver” Friday, June 15, 2018, 10 am Friday, June 15, 22, 2018, 7 pm Saturday, June 16, 23, 2018, 2 and 7 pm Sunday, June 17, 2018, 2 pm


Flex packages on sale July 10 & Single Tickets on sale July 12! CHOOSE YOUR SHOWS WITH A FLEX PACKAGE OR ATTEND AS A GROUP AND SAVE: • Buy 6 to 10 “COC Presents” shows and receive a 20% discount. • Buy 3 to 5 “COC Presents” shows and receive a 10% discount. Package purchasers will have the same great seats for all shows selected and exchange privileges up to 48 hours in advance.

• Groups of 10 to 24 receive a 10% discount. • Groups of 25 or more receive a 20% discount. All Sales are Final. No Refunds and No Exchanges.

Ticket (Box Office) information is subject to change without notice. Advertised prices include fees. Please make online purchases at canyonspac.com ONLY. Purchasing from broker resellers will increase the cost of your purchase.

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2017-18 K-12 ARTS EDUCATION OUTREACH SEASON Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center

Celebrating another exciting season with bus-in shows, family programs, master classes, residencies and special school assemblies designed for the K-12 community. Learn how your child’s school can partner with College of the Canyons to create an unforgettable arts experience. Visit www.canyonsPAC.com and click on the “Arts Outreach” link, or call the PAC K-12 Arts Education Outreach Department at

(661) 362-3061

Thank You to our Arts Education Outreach Sponsors:


The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center would like to thank our season sponsors for their generous and valued support.

ABOUT THE

SANTA CLARITA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER The Venue The $18.3-million Performing Arts Center boasts a proscenium theater with state-of-the-art sound and 886 seats, as well as the smaller, flexible-seating Black Box Theater. Funded by the State of California ($15.9 million) and the City of Santa Clarita ($2.4 million), the center features instructional, community and professional entertainment and informational programs. It is a one-of-a-kind performance destination for the Santa Clarita Valley. Box Office The box office is located at the north end of the lobby and accessed via outside ticket windows. • Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (The box office opens two hours prior to show time for main stage events and one hour prior for Black Box events.) • Phone: (661) 362-5304 • Fax: (661) 362-5310 • Email: boxoffice@canyons.edu (Do not submit ticket orders by email.) • Website: canyonspac.com • Mail: Tickets will be mailed if requested. There is no fee for mailing. • Wil Call: Tickets may be picked up at the box office windows during regular business hours, two hours prior to main stage shows and one hour prior to Black Box shows. Purchaser must present a photo ID. Gift Certificates Gift certificates may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office. Gift certificates are available in a variety of denominations and are redeemable for COC Presents and most Arts on Stage and Arts on Campus shows, depending on seating available at time of redemption. Accessibility The Center has been designed to accommodate those with accessibility requirements. Accessible seating is available on the main floor in the Orchestra seating section of Rows E or P which are accessible by an elevator. Advanced listening devices are available. Please notify the box office in advance if accessible seating or listening devices are needed. Location College of the Canyons Valencia campus 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Directions • From the south, take Interstate 5 north to Valencia Boulevard. Turn right onto Valencia Boulevard. At the third light (counting the off-ramp light) turn right onto Rockwell Canyon Road. Enter the college at the electronic marquee situated opposite the Performing Arts Center (the fourth parking lot entrance on the right). • From the north, take Interstate 5 south to Valencia Boulevard (just past Magic Mountain). Turn left onto Valencia Boulevard. At the fourth light (counting the off-ramp light) turn right onto Rockwell Canyon Road. Enter the college at the electronic marquee situated opposite the Performing Arts Center (the fourth parking lot entrance on the right). Parking College of the Canyons has ample parking for all events. For evening performances Monday through Friday, parking is available in Lots 4, 5, 6 and 7 one hour prior to the scheduled event time; parking is not available in Lots 1, 2 or 3 until after 7 p.m. For Saturday or Sunday performances, parking is available in Lots 1 through 7 starting two hours prior to event time and until two hours after the event ends. Campus Safety will enforce all parking rules. Note: Lot 7 will be closed for most of 2018 due to construction activity. Black Box Theater The Black Box Theater, located at the northwest end of the center, is a flexible-seating venue for new and experimental productions. The exact number of seats available for performances is often not known until close to opening day. A limited number of seats will be placed on sale at the beginning of the season until the exact seating count has been confirmed by the technical staff. All seating in the Black Box Theater is general admission and on a first-come, first-served basis. Suitable for Youth Performances throughout the season represent a wide range of artistic expression and audience appeal. While many performances may be appropriate for younger children, it is always best to consult the event description and content notes of performances so you can make the best decision for your family and children. Children 2 and older will require a ticket for entrance. Some shows may not be suitable for children under 2. Volunteer Ushers The center has opportunities for volunteers to serve on the Front of House team. In addition to experiencing performances at which they volunteer, ushers earn credits for free tickets to upcoming productions. For information, call (661) 362-5306.


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