SHIPPENSBURG- The Luhrs Center announces their season lineup for the 2022-2023 season. This year there is a diverse array of shows including the season opener “One Night of Queen” and other performances include a ballet, Broadways musicals, comedians, PBS stars and more. The Center is having a Sale event on July 23 with coffee and donuts and an opportunity to view the center while purchasing tickets to this seasons shows.
One Night of Queen
Sat., Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Experience the stage theatrics, showmanship, and music of Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees: Queen! Gary Mullen & The Works have performed One Night of Queen to sold-out audiences around the world, playing more than 2,500 live shows to audiences in over 20 countries, with Gary Mullen’s uncanny embodiment of Queen’s lead singer setting the all-time highest record for fan favorite on TV’s “Stars in Their Eyes.”
Sat., Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Lonestar has sold more than 10.5 million records since their formation, charting more than 20 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Chart. With their new TEN to 1 album, the award-winning band take a fresh look at all 10 of their chart-topping country songs, including “No News,” “Come Cryin’ to Me,” “Everything’s Changed,” and the beloved global smash “Amazed”, bringing to Luhrs Center “by far the best show we’ve ever taken on tour!” Experience the best of Lonestar’s signature pop-country sound with this rousing and high-energy performance.
Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis: Grits & Glamour Tour
Sat., Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Country stars Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan have been delighting fans old and new across North America on their highly successful Grits and Glamour Tour. Their individual careers together add up to 28 top 10 hits, more than 18 million records sold and 12 number one songs along with Grammys, CMA Awards, movie credits, television appearances, and Broadway performances! Grits and Glamour features tight harmonies with classic songs like Tillis’ “Maybe It Was Memphis,” and “Mi Vida Loca,” and Morgan’s “Something In Red” and “Except for Monday” as well as new and original music. These divas grace the country format with style, flair, and undeniable talent that is captivating and timeless.
Three Dog Night
Thurs., Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
THREE DOG NIGHT hits weave through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, 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.
Cost: $44- $59
The Fab Four- The Ultimate Tribute
Fri., Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude”, the Emmy Award Winning Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. The Fab Four is truly the Ultimate Tribute.
Thurs., Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
One of America’s most iconic classic rock bands. KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s and has played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and ‘Dust In the Wind’ has been played on the radio more than three million times! In summer of 2020 KANASAS released their sixteenth album “The Absence of Presence,” which debuted at #10 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart. With no signs of slowing down, KANSAS continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.
Cost: $75- $125
Baby Shark LIVE! Splash Tour
Sat., Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.
Splash along with Baby Shark and Pinkfong as they journey into the sea to sing and dance through some of your favorite songs in Baby Shark Live! This one-of-a-kind immersive experience will have fans of all ages dancing in the aisles as they join Baby Shark and friends for exciting adventures into the jungle and under the sea to explore shapes, colors, numbers and so much more! Some of the hit songs in this dazzling kids spectacular include “Baby Shark,” “Five Little Monkeys,” “Wheels On The Bus,” “Jungle Boogie,” and “Monkey Banana Dance”!
The Nutcracker performed by State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine
Tues., Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
A magical classic for all ages. The internationally acclaimed State Ballet Theater of Ukraine returns to North America and Canada with a sparkling production of the world’s favorite masterpiece of classical ballet, choreographed by Andrey Litvinov and directed by Konstantin Pinchuk. The entire family will love young Clara’s magical journey as she is transported to the realm of the Sugar Plum Fairy with her own handsome prince, meeting whimsical and captivating characters along the way. The beautiful costumes, spectacular sets, and enchanting choreography to Tchaikovsky’s beloved musical score will create an unforgettable memory for you and your loved ones this holiday season!
Fiddler On The Roof
Thurs., Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific and The King and I bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.
Jim Breuer LIVE
Sat., Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
One of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” SNL alum Jim Breuer is hotter than ever, a global touring sensation and regular presence on radio and television. His Comedy Central specials such as “Hardcore” and “Let’s Clear The Air,” are some of the highest rated in the network’s history his “And Laughter For All” on EPIX was the highest rated original comedy special on EPIX to date, earning its spot as a family favorite for its relatable and multi-generational humor.
Shippensburg University Brass Ensemble
Sunday, November 13 at 3 p.m.
The Brass Ensemble is comprised of non-music major brass and percussion musicians experiencing the highest level of musical independence and responsibility through the performance of outstanding and challenging brass chamber literature. Large brass choir and small chamber groups will perform a variety of repertoire representing the early Renaissance period to present day. The ensemble represents the university as musical ambassadors on a recruiting tour each fall. Please join us for an afternoon of music directed by Trever Famulare.
Shippensburg University Community Orchestra and Concert Choir
Sunday, November 20 at 3 p.m.
The Shippensburg University Community Orchestra and Concert Choir come together to present one of the greatest masterpieces of the classical era, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem. Mozart’s Requiem compels with its rich palette of musical flavors, from the plaintive “Lacrimosa” to the forceful “Dies Irae” – a musical treat for the Shippensburg community! The concert will be conducted by Dr. Mark Hartman and the choir will be directed by Dr. Elizabeth Lins Shoenfelt. Featured soloists include Elizabeth Shoenfelt, soprano, Leah Kaye Serr, contralto, Christyan Seay, tenor, and James Martin, bass. Cost: FREE
A Very Electric Christmas
Saturday, November 26 at 7:30 p.m.
When a young bird travelling south for the winter gets blown off course, he ends up in the North Pole – and his true adventure begins! Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms and performing poinsettia’s light up the stage in Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas.
Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits, including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky. Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for their electroluminescent artistry, poignant story telling and performs in complete darkness.
Cost- $30, ($25 for ages 17 & under)
The Raleigh Ringers
Saturday December 3 at 3 p.m.
The internationally acclaimed handbell choir, The Raleigh Ringers, has been dazzling audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells, since 1990.
Under the direction of David M. Harris, The Raleigh Ringers has performed in 39 States and the District of Columbia, France, England, and Canada; live on the nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom Show” radio show; and on the “Hour of Power” at the Crystal Cathedral in California.
In addition to seven albums, The Raleigh Ringers has released two full holiday concert videos available on DVD and Blu-ray. Two of their one-hour concert specials have been broadcast on over 250 American Public Television stations in 45 states.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE dazzles with a brilliant and whimsical family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a Broadway-style production around an infusion of contemporary circus arts. As lights dim and the music swells, audiences will have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads as a fantastical cast of holiday storybook characters come to life. Broadway World exclaims, “Lose yourself for 90 minutes and go back to those wonderful dreams you had as a kid.” Featuring an ensemble of aerial circus acts, sleight-of-hand jugglers, fun-loving skippers, breath-catching acrobatics, and much more.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
Sunday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America.
The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 35 years since the first Christmas album and over 40 years since the first Christmas album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.
Thursday January 12 at 7:30 p.m.
America, the perennial classic-rock favorite, is celebrating their 52nd Anniversary with their powerful live performances. America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound!