The 2013-14 Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) season will feature a star-studded lineup of world-class musicians, respected comedic artists, entertaining family programs and spirited performers from across the globe, as part of the College of the Canyons Presents season.
Each month local residents will have the opportunity to experience an exciting and eclectic mix of internationally acclaimed acts and artists, without ever having to leave the Santa Clarita Valley.
Highlighting the 2013-14 PAC schedule are performances by:
Legendary comedian and actor Sinbad — Aug. 24, 2013
Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro — Sept. 11, 2013
Platinum selling country artist Wynonna and the Big Noise — Sept. 20, 2013
Actor, comedian and TV personality Paul Reiser — Oct. 5, 2013
The highly acclaimed official Blues Brothers Revue — Nov. 1, 2013
American pop vocal sensations Rockapella — Nov. 17, 2013
Chart-topping country music group Lonestar — Feb. 15, 2014
Celebrity chef and Food Network star Robert Irvine — April 25, 2014
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Hal Holbrook — May 31, 2014
In addition, patrons will have multiple opportunities to mix and mingle with their favorite artists as part of the PAC’s meet-and-greet events, often held in support of the PAC K-12 Educational Outreach Program.
“This season is going to be so much fun,” said Evy Warshawski, PAC Executive Director. “Many of the groups visiting Santa Clarita will be on the PAC stage for the very first time, while others are back by popular demand.
“The variety and diversity included in this season showcases excellence on center stage,” added Warshawski, “and our special ‘meet-and-greet’ events will bring these talented performers even closer to our audiences.”
The 2013-14 PAC schedule will offer shows spread across four series selections: Chancellor’s Choice, World Beat, Comedy and the Young at Heart Series.
This season patrons can also create their own series through the PAC’s new ‘Mix & Match’ subscription program.
Other acts and artists visiting the PAC this season include: the Korean National Modern Dance Ensemble; Charlie Brown & Friends Christmas Concert starring David Benoit; Celtic Nights — A Journey of Hope; The Peking Acrobats; comedian Kathleen Madigan; Pushcart Players: ‘Happily Ever After — A Cinderella Tale’; Ladysmith Black Mambazo; The Glenn Miller Orchestra; ‘Peter Pan’; and Tiempo Libre.
As in years past, the PAC will also host a number of College of the Canyons theatre, music and dance department productions, as well as other community group performances. Those productions include ‘Les Miserables’ (Canyon Theatre Guild), ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘RENT’ (COC Theatre Department), ‘The Nutcracker’ (Santa Clarita Ballet), ‘Oliver’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (ESCAPE Theatre).
PAC series subscription and individual ticket sales will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15.