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For tickets to all Carpenter Performing Arts Center events, please call (562) 985-7000 or visit carpenterarts.org.

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Wit and Wisdom Series

 

Sandra Bernhard: Quick Sand

Saturday, September 21 at 8pm     
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Ticket prices vary

The actress, comedian, singer, and radio talk-show host Sandra Bernhard tells it like it is—riffing on politics, family, entertainment and everything in-between. Bernhard’s hilarious new show “Quick Sand” is a mélange of musings, music, and whimsy, “never boring, j’adoring,” is her motto. Covering the outrageous, quotidian, and glamorous, Sandy is “a brief respite from the endless madness of the ever more stressful news of the world.” (Time Out NY). Backed by the Sandyland Squad Band.

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series

Mandy Harvey

Wednesday-Thursday, October 2-3 at 7pm          
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Tickets may be purchased with or without dinner

A breakout star on America’s Got Talent, Mandy Harvey weaves through a songbook of breathy jazz standards, growling blues and heartbreaking originals with her pitch-perfect voice. “Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation,” proclaims LA Times.

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Dance Series

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
STARDUST: A Tribute to David Bowie and WOKE (SoCal Premiere)

Saturday, October 5 at 8pm
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Ticket prices vary

Complexions is back to rock the Carpenter Center stage! Experience the brilliance of David Bowie with STARDUST, an “utterly transfixing” (Billboard) dance tribute to the late rock icon—his beloved hits and glam rock-inspired costumes transformed by the award-winning company into powerful, poignant movement. Plus the SoCal premiere of Dwight Rhoden’s galvanizing protest rally of a ballet, WOKE—set to a remix of music by Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Drake, Diplo, and more.

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

The Everly Brothers: Live at Royal Albert Hall [Revisited]

Sunday, October 6 at 2pm  
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Ticket prices vary

Award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate the magical night in 1983 when the Everly Brothers triumphantly reunited at London’s Royal Albert Hall. With the immaculate phrasing of such hits as “All I Have to Do is Dream,” “Bye Bye Love,” and “Wake Up Little Susie,” rediscover why the duo was known as “the Architects of Harmony!”

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Arts for Life

Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Friday, November 8 at 7pm
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Admission is free

Ensemble Mik Nawooj is a cutting-edge Hip-Hop orchestra that injects classical compositional techniques into Hip-Hop favorites and original jams. Executed with MCs, a lyric soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, drums, and bass, the music is rigorous, nuanced, and accessible.

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center WOW! Series

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience

Sunday, November 10 at 2&6pm   
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Ticket prices vary

They’re back! With star performances on Ellen, Oprah, and Animal Planet’s Pet Stars, these canine daredevils entertain the entire family with their doggone amazing tricks. All former rescues, these adorable athletes thrill with their delightful antics. From world-class high jumping and barrel racing, to weaving around poles and catching flying discs, these are some of the most athletic and talented dogs in the world!

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series

Stacy Sullivan: A Tribute to Peggy Lee

Wednesday-Thursday, November 13 & 14 at 7pm           
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Tickets may be purchased with or without dinner

Celebrating the centennial birthday of Miss Peggy Lee, Stacy Sullivan reveals the seductive charm and complexity of one of the most successful singer-songwriters in history. The New York Times calls Sullivan “spellbinding” and “darkly sultry” in this captivatingly authentic tribute.

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center presents

Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad: The Miracle of Indoor Plumbing

Saturday, November 16 at 8pm
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Ticket prices vary

Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of the award-winning public radio program Radiolab—his popular podcast is second only to This American Life. A journalist and composer, Abumrad orchestrates dialogue, music, interviews and sound effects to draw listeners into investigations of otherwise intimidating topics such as the nature of numbers or the evolution of altruism. Join Jad in an immersive evening of music, video, and storytelling, and discover the hidden ingredients key to the stories that inspire, change, and connect us all.

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center presents

Miranda Sings Who Wants My Kid?

Friday, December 20 at 8pm          
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Ticket prices vary

Colleen Ballinger is an actor, comedian, trained vocalist, writer, and producer best known for portraying “Miranda Sings” on YouTube, on her Netflix Original Series Haters Back Off!, and in her New York Times #1 bestselling book Selp Helf. Miranda Sings brings her overdrawn red lips, questionable life-advice, and deluded self-confidence to the Carpenter Center, along with her over-the-top rants about family and personal problems.

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center presents

David Benoit: A Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown

Saturday, December 21 at 8pm      
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Ticket prices vary

Celebrate the holidays with a Carpenter Center favorite—an evening of cherished Vince Guaraldi tunes from A Charlie Brown Christmas! Five-time Grammy nominee and jazz pianist David Benoit is joined by a special guest, jazz singer Sara Gazarek, in a must-see show featuring beloved holiday songs that have charmed generations.

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center presents

Capitol Steps: The Lyin’ Kings

Saturday, January 11 at 2&8pm
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Ticket prices vary

The Capitol Steps return with fresh political satire, song parodies, and sketches that take aim at the outrageous goings-on at the White House, in Congress, and on the never-ending campaign trail. Their trademark no-holds-barred approach to the headlines of the day is guaranteed to keep both sides of the aisle laughing, bringing down the House—and the Senate!

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series

An Evening with Davis Gaines

Wednesday-Thursday, January 15 & 16 at 7pm  
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Tickets may be purchased with or without dinner

Los Angeles’ longest-running Phantom of the Opera, Davis Gaines brings his intimate evening of song to Carpenter Center. “A breathtaking concert artist,” (The New York Post) Gaines will sing his favorite Broadway show tunes and share stories from his long career on Broadway and beyond.

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Dance Series

A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham

Saturday, January 25 at 8pm              
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Ticket prices vary

One of today’s most in-demand choreographers—recently commissioned to create a premiere for New York City Ballet—Abraham was born into the hip-hop culture of the late 1970s and incorporates an artistic upbringing of classical music and visual arts into his work. Abraham’s acclaimed company A.I.M stuns with its diverse range of styles, “lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers.” (The New York Times)

 

Carpenter Performing Arts Center Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

Oh What a Night!
A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Sunday, January 26 at 2pm
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Ticket prices vary

An exhilarating musical revue with boundless energy, engaging humor and hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “My Eyes Adored You,” “Working My Way Back to You,” and “Who Loves You” and more from the dynamic songbook of those boys from Jersey!