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calendar The Tap Pack
SUN | FEB 9 | 3:00 PM
NEW! Ballroom Dance Lessons MON | FEB 24; MAR 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
FRI | MAR 13 | 7:30 PM
NEW! Mutts Gone Nuts
SUN | MAR 22 | 1:00 & 4:00 PM
The Bachelor Live On Stage TUES | MAR 31 | 7:30 PM
NEW! An Evening with David Sedaris FRI | APR 3 | 7:30 PM
NEW! Shippensburg University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band 2020 Spring Concert SUN | APR 5 | 3:00 PM
Shippensburg University-Community Orchestra Spring Concert SUN | APR 19 | 3:00 PM
NEW! Colin Mochrie presents HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis FRI | APR 24 | 7:30 PM
Circle of Friends Gala SAT | APR 25 | 6:00-7:30 PM
NEW! An Evening with Sara Evans SAT | APR 25 | 7:30 PM
NEW! Click, Clack, Moo SAT | MAY 2 | 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
NEW! Forever Motown SAT | MAY 30 | 7:30 PM
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It’s a blank slate with you setting the scene! Grab the mic and share your true story—based on the night’s theme—with our attentive audience. Not warmed up enough to take the floor? Enjoy locally inspired food and a handcrafted drink, and be regaled by tales from our evening’s storytellers at Appalachian Brewing Company on King Street. Three audience judges will honor the best storyteller of the evening. Prizes include a personalized wall hanging from ShippenStitch and two free tickets to a performance at the Luhrs Center. Ship Story Slam is produced by the Shippensburg Revitalization Group and presented by the Luhrs Performing Arts Center. Learn more and get tickets at shipstoryslam.org.
The Tap Pack SUN | FEB 9 | 3:00 PM Tickets: $55, $45, and $35 The Tap Pack is an elegant and entertaining nod to the Rat Pack era, featuring high-energy performances of mind-blowing tap dancing, smooth vocals, a swinging live jazz band, and witty on-stage banter. The fivemember cast wins the audience from the first downbeat, and the pace of their amazing performances never slows. They joke, they compete, they croon, and they cajole while performing cool classics with a fresh twist.
NEW! Ballroom Dance Lessons MON | FEB 24; MAR 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 Beginner Class—5:30 PM Advanced Class—6:30 PM $35 per person for the six-class course Instruction on the Luhrs Center stage Frank Hancock, Instructor Ballroom dancing continues trending and entertaining audiences on television. It’s a great form of exercise for all ages and a lifelong skill that can provide years of enjoyment. Seasoned dance instructor, Frank Hancock, will have you learning popular dance moves in the inspirational setting of the Luhrs Center stage in no time. Learn the basics as a beginner, or brush up your skills if you’ve already had lessons. Beginners will learn the tango, cha cha, swing, and foxtrot, while the more seasoned advanced class will learn the swing with tandem Charleston, Carolina shag, waltz, rumba, hustle, and bachata. Both singles and couples are welcome. Advanced registration is requested. Register online at luhrscenter.com, or call the box office at (717) 477-SHOW.
The Stylistics FRI | MAR 13 | 7:30 PM Tickets: $49 and $39 The Stylistics were formed in Philadelphia in 1966 from two groups, The Percussions and The Monarchs. When members from each group were drafted, the remaining members joined forces and changed their name to The Stylistics. The group was then approached by Bill Perry, offering to record a song. Their first song, “You’re a Big Girl Now” was recorded at Virtue Recording Studio in Philadelphia, written by their guitarist at the time, Robert “Doc” Douglas and road manager, Marty Bryant. Before long, the song became a No. 1 hit in Philadelphia, and then other cities followed. Interested in promoting the record nationally, Bill Perry contacted Avco Records and made a record deal. Hit veteran producer Tom Bell was hired to produce the group’s first album titled The Stylistics, and out of that album came hit songs like “Stop, Look, Listen to your Heart,” “You Are Everything,” and “Betcha By Golly Wow.” The success of this album was phenomenal, and the ball continued to roll with the release of their second album Round Two. Herbert Murrell and Airrion Love are the remaining original members of The Stylistics. Friends since junior high school, Murrell and Love have managed to keep the music alive. The Stylistics current lineup consists of Airrion Love, Herb Murrell, Jason Sharp, and Barrington “Bo” Henderson.
NEW! Mutts Gone Nuts SUN | MAR 22 | 1:00 & 4:00 PM Tickets: $20 ($15 for students 17 and under) Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. Deemed "A must see!" by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks!
The Bachelor Live On Stage TUES | MAR 31 | 7:30 PM Tickets: $150 VIP, $89 , $79, and $69 VIP package includes ticket and meet and greet. The most successful reality romance series in the history of television is coming to your hometown. The Bachelor Live On Stage official tour guarantees all the drama, the gossip, and the romance of your favorite TV show in one delightful evening for the ultimate fan party. Previous Bachelor and Bachelorette favorites will serve as your hosts, as one eligible hometown bachelor is introduced to local ladies from the audience for a chance at love. Come to enjoy the show, or come to fall in love! This engaging and hilarious experience will give you and your friends plenty to gossip about and fit an entire season of Bachelor drama into one evening! Who will get the final rose? THE BACHELOR and all related character and elements© & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s19)
NEW! An Evening with David Sedaris FRI | APR 3 | 7:30 PM Tickets: $79, $59, $49, and $39 With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso has been nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY in the Best Spoken Word Album category. Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris has authored books that include Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Me Talk Pretty One Day. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” In 2018, he was awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In March 2019, he was elected as a member into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays that have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City.
NEW! Shippensburg University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band 2020 Spring Concert SUN | APR 5 | 3:00 PM Free admissionâ€”No ticket required. The Shippensburg University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band is comprised of non-music majors dedicated to the performance of exemplary traditional and contemporary wind band literature. They frequently represent the university with performances on campus and during extensive concert tours each spring. Please join us for an exciting afternoon of music directed by Trever R. Famulare and Aaron Trumbore.
Shippensburg University-Community Orchestra Spring Concert SUN | APR 19 | 3:00 PM Free admissionâ€”No ticket required. Butterfly Lovers and other themes from the Far East Dickinson College professor Blanka Bednarz will join the Shippensburg University-Community Orchestra to perform the most famous Chinese piece for violin, The Butterfly Lovers Concerto. Other interesting and delightful pieces from or inspired by the Far East will complete the program.
NEW! Colin Mochrie presents HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis FRI | APR 24 | 7:30 PM Tickets: $75, $55, $45, and $35 From the brilliant minds of improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand-new, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, side-splitting show. Hypnosis and Improv—two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, sceptics, and everyone in between for decades worldwide—come together as two masters of their crafts united for a totally unique comedy experience—HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis. Twenty random volunteers from the audience will be put under hypnosis (the process of which is a show in its own right), their inhibitions evaporated, and their minds no longer their own. The four or five best are left on stage when one of the world’s leading improvisers enters! Colin Mochrie (co-creator) will initiate and manipulate those under hypnosis himself and turn the show into an improv extravaganza! In the hands of two masters, and solely crafted from the audience’s uninhibited subconscious, this will be an entirely original and completely unforgettable show, for who knows where the unconscious mind will go. What can possibly go wrong? Come and see for yourself!
Circle of Friends Gala SAT | APR 25 | 6:00-7:30 PM Become a qualifying Circle of Friends donor, and take part in this celebration by contacting the Shippensburg University Foundation at (717) 477-1377. Following this year’s Circle of Friends Gala, enjoy a spectacular performance of Sara Evans!* *Please note, tickets to Sara Evans are not included with your Gala admission and are sold separately.
NEW! An Evening with Sara Evans SAT | APR 25 | 7:30 PM Tickets: $75, $65, $55, and $45 VIP packages available. Please visit the Sara Evans event page at luhrscenter.com for further details. She’s had five No. 1 singles, sold millions of records, won the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist Award, and claimed a Country Music Association trophy for her signature song, “Born To Fly.” It’s tough to imagine many accomplishments that Sara Evans hasn’t already checked off her bucket list. And yet, with the release of her eighth studio album, Words, she demonstrates that she’s still willing to leap into the unknown, taking greater control of her career and calling the shots in a way that’s unusual in country music—particularly unusual for a woman in the genre. Words is the first project on Evans’ own label: Born To Fly Records, appropriately named after that CMA-winning signature song that celebrated risk and adventure. Much is familiar about Words. Evans’ voice is warm and strong, the songs are authentic and memorable, and the actual words themselves resonate with the realities of everyday life. For a woman who always tackled the music her own way, the new album is 100 percent her own. It’s a big reason that the album is titled Words. The songs generate a number of words—flexible, commanding, sassy, daring, loving, hopeful, resilient—that all embody parts of Evans’ inimitable persona. Evans co-wrote three of the album’s fourteen songs, instinctively picking material along the way that match her world view. Thirteen additional females racked up writing credits on the project, including Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Pistol Annies’ Ashley Monroe, The Isaacs’ Sonya Isaacs, Hillary Lindsey (“Blue Ain’t Your Color”), Caitlyn Smith (“Wasting All These Tears”), Heather Morgan (“Beat Of The Music”), and Liz Hengber (“For My Broken Heart”). By handpicking the team around her and making self-expression the priority of her work, she’s found songs that continue to connect her to the emotional core of her audience, and to adhere to that Born To Fly embrace of risk and adventure.
NEW! Click, Clack, Moo SAT | MAY 2 | 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM Tickets: $15 “Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!” Farmer Brown cries. When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a tech-free zone. He takes her laptop in the cold barn with the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets. “No way,” replies Farmer Brown. “No blankets!” So the cows go on strike, and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets? No milk! No eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals’ demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a hilariously moving musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes Recommended Ages: Grades K through 4
NEW! Forever Motown SAT | MAY 30 | 7:30 PM Tickets: $45, $35, $30, and $20 Imagine seeing the greatest Motown groups of all time, all on one stage together again! That’s Forever Motown, and it’s so good for the soul. Hitsville churned out all the No. 1 hits back in the 60s and 70s…and this show celebrates the best of the best from Berry Gordy’s Detroit hit-making factory. A fabulous cast, backed by a band of incredible musicians, represents Motown royalty—performing the beloved songs from the greatest groups, artists, and songwriters of all time: The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, and Stevie Wonder. “Clearly the best Motown Review to date,” raved CBS News; “Captures the essence of America’s own music in an evening of sheer fun,” wrote the Washington Post. “Bring your dancing shoes, and bring the whole family. This is a show for everyone,” exclaimed the Entertainment Review. Sing, dance and celebrate the music of your life to songs like “My Girl,” “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” “Reach Out,” “Shop Around,” “Dancin’ In The Street,” “Stop, In The Name Of Love,” “Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” and “Uptight”—nearly thirty nonstop hits in all!
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Ticket Purchasing The Luhrs Center box office is the official outlet to purchase Luhrs Center tickets. In the interest of preserving affordable ticket prices for all patrons, the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center is not responsible for tickets purchased through unauthorized third parties. Visit luhrscenter.com to order your tickets onlineâ€”the fastest, easiest, and most efficient way to get your tickets! (Credit card orders only.) A non-refundable $4 per ticket service charge will be applied to each ticket purchased online or over the phone, as well as a non-refundable $4 postage and handling fee for the entire ticket order when tickets are mailed. These fees are non-refundable whether the show is canceled or postponed for any reason. *A $35 service charge will be imposed on each returned check in addition to any charges that may be assessed by the financial institution. The Luhrs Center also requires that the check writer pay the amount due with cash, certified check, or money order.
Ticket Policies CHILDREN All children, ages one and over, are required to hold tickets for performances at the Luhrs Center and must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian in all areas of the Luhrs Center, especially Grove Theatre. EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be given under any circumstance unless an event is canceled or rescheduled (see canceled or rescheduled events). Internet fees and mailing fees are not refundable under any circumstances. You can purchase tickets in person at the Luhrs Center box office to avoid service charges. The Luhrs Center does not rate performer content or make a judgment about the suitability of a performance unless the performer informs the Luhrs Center that the performance may not be suitable for all age groups. The Luhrs Center
strongly urges ticket buyers to be informed about the performers/ performances for which they are purchasing tickets. Performer content is not a reason for a ticket exchange or refund. CANCELED OR RESCHEDULED EVENTS If an event is canceled or rescheduled, the Luhrs Center box office will contact ticket purchasers via letter, e-mail, or phone as soon as the cancellation/postponement is announced and communicate available ticket refund options. If an event is canceled, ticket purchasers will be refunded the amount of the tickets; however, the Luhrs Center does not refund the handling/mailing or service charges related to the ticket purchase. If an event is rescheduled, you will be contacted by the Luhrs Center box office via letter, e-mail, or phone and provided with information about the various ticket refund/exchange options. The decision to reschedule a canceled event is often up to the artist and promoter and not necessarily the host venue. Inclement weather is not cause for a refund or exchange unless the performance is actually canceled or postponed. A cancellation or postponement notice will be posted on the event page at luhrscenter.com. REPLACEMENT OF TICKETS If your tickets have been lost, damaged, or stolen, please contact the Luhrs Center box office at (717) 477-SHOW (7469) for assistance prior to the performance date. HANDICAP AND SPECIAL NEEDS Patrons requiring information concerning the availability of special accommodations or services for Luhrs Center performances should call the box office at (717) 477-SHOW (7469), or purchase wheelchair accessible seating online. Some special services require at least two weeks notification to make the appropriate arrangements.
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