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Great Shows Coming to the Harris Center

Mar 02, 2017 03:36PM, Published by Style, Categories: Arts


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EL DORADO MUSICAL THEATRE

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Friday, February 24 - Sunday, March 5, 2017

 Everyone's favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. Irreverent fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

Youth Theatre At Its Best! Founded in 2001, El Dorado Musical Theatre is a regional nonprofit musical theater company based in El Dorado Hills, featuring performers aged 6-20.


THE PIANO MEN

A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL

Wednesday, March 8 & Thursday, March 9, 2017 @ 7:30 PM 

 What do you get when you combine Elton John and Billy Joel on one stage? A dynamic, interactive concert celebrating two giants of Pop music, featuring Broadway veterans Craig A Meyer (“A top notch performer!” Daily Variety—he performed here in 2015 as Almost Elton John) and Donnie Kehr (“Sensational,“ New York Post) accompanied by the all-star musicians and backup singers of The Rocket Band. Two pianos, one unforgettable night, as the impressive hit catalogues of two legendary performers come alive!


GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR. AND MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC

with NATHAN AWEAU & KAWIKA KAHIAPO

Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

 Three masters of Hawaiian music, featured regularly at Maui's renowned "Slack Key Show®," bring Hawaii's unique folk styles and the delightful experience of kī-hō'alu (slack key guitar) over to the mainland. On Stage One will be four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr.; multi-instrumentalist Nathan Aweau (a member of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka'eo, and The Ali'i) and slack key guitarist David "Kawika" Kahiapo (winner of two 2015 Na Hoku Awards). "Kahumoku was an affable raconteur, mixing his dialogue with passionate renderings of material" (Los Angeles Times). "Nathan...on electric bass and acoustic guitar, shows an...advanced understanding of harmony and orchestration...his singing style is effortless" (New York Times).


CARRERA PRODUCTIONS

WALTER TROUT

Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

After years as an A-list side man with John lee Hooker, John Mayall, and Canned Heat, Walter has enjoyed playing his emotional brand of fired-up, hardcore guitar heavy music, writing and recording his own songs for over 20 years as a solo artist.

As Trout's army of international fans are painfully aware, recent times have taken the bandleader to the brink, following a bleak diagnosis of life-threatening liver failure and Hepatitis C in 2013. Trout's rebirth began with a successful transplant in May 2014, and gathered pace with 2015's Battle Scars, the acclaimed studio album that channeled his near-death experience into raw autobiographical songs.

Released in June 2016, ALIVE in Amsterdam is the sound of a man announcing his ressurection. Walter Trout has never sounded so alive. Last summer he blew the roof off venues from Royal Albert Hall to Buddy Guy's Legends club in Chicago—every fan in the house saw that the man wasn't just back, but playing with a renewed energy and commitment.

Walter shows you magic in the studio, but on stage is where he truly comes alive!


THE FOLSOM LAKE SYMPHONY

IT'S ABOUT TIME

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 11:00 am

 Whether this is your first orchestra adventure or you’re a seasoned concert-goer, this event will keep you highly engaged. In a compact program, we explore catchy rhythmic elements in pieces ranging from a waltz and polka to Mission Impossible and more. Replete with an instrumental “petting zoo,” the experience is lighthearted, highly educational, and downright fun for all ages.


CORE CONTEMPORARY DANCE

REDEFINED

Friday, March 17 - Saturday, March 18, 2017

 CORE's 10th anniversary season celebrates pushing artistic boundaries in the Sacramento community. This performance showcases the company's versatility and atheleticism, and will feature guest performers that have inspired the company over the past decade.


AN IRISH HOOLEY!

ST. PATRICK'S DAY IN IRELAND

with THE KERRY VOICE SQUAD and CONNER REIDER

Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

 Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us and the great joy of being Irish with music, song, dance and irresistible merriment from the Emerald Isle! An Irish Hooley ("boisterous party") is a joy-filled, "kick up your heels and join in the fun" concert with brilliant Irish dance led by the great Connor Reider, Irish song from The Voice Squad and the best of Irish traditional music. You will be transported to the charming and beautiful Emerald Isle for an unforgettable night in Ireland. A perfect St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the whole family!


NATIONAL TOUR

CHICAGO

THE MUSICAL

Thursday, March 23, 2017 — Sunday, March 26, 2017

 Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, the National Tour of CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: knockout dancing, a ripped-from-the-headlines story about fame and scandal and one show-stopping song after another. Honored with six Tony Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations, the national tour of the longest-running American musical in Broadway history is coming to Folsom for seven performances so you can see it as never before—up close in the intimate Harris Center.

Note: CHICAGO includes mature themes and therefore parental discretion is recommended for children under the age of 13.


EL DORADO MUSICAL THEATRE HIGH VOLTAGE presents

UNPLUGGED

YOUTH THEATER AT ITS BEST!

Sunday, March 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm

 Experience the cast of High Voltage in an intimate setting with “High Voltage Unplugged.” It is an entertaining show with great numbers from classic and current Broadway Musicals, but done in an up close and personal way.



LET IT BE

A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES

Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2, 2017

 As a tribute to the Fab Four, from Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road, the New York Times “can happily report that LET IT BE is by far the best of the bunch...the performers are outstanding” (New York Times). This fully-staged recreation of the band not only features highlights of their career, but also imagines the celebration of John Lennon’s 40th birthday—the reunion that wasn’t to be—performing hits like “Live and Let Die,” “My Sweet Lord,” “Hey Jude,” and other songs never performed live onstage. LET IT BE“stands on its own as a lively, multimedia concert and a rocking good time” (Associated Press).

5th Performance Added on Sunday at 7 pm !


Information and images courtesy of the Harris Center.

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