NEW PHILADELPHIA The Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia will launch its 2017-18 season with comedian Lucas Bohn, the first of 25 diverse and high quality performances. The season will also feature concerts, Broadway shows, family shows and additional comedy.
“This season is highlighted by multiple award winning entertainers,” said Dr. Brad Bielski, dean and chief administrative officer of Kent Tuscarawas. “We have three Grammy winning musicians and three Tony winning Broadway shows scheduled to appear on the PAC stage as well as Emmy Award-winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence who is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation.”
In her show “Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show,”she plays the first half of her show as herself and the second half as Thelma “Mama” Harper from “Mama’s Family” and “The Carol Burnett Show.” Lawrence presents a performance full of hilarious stand-up comedy, music and anecdotes about real life.
Headlining the diverse Music Series are Grammy winners Rick Springfield, Lee Ann Womack and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Students in the area will get a chance to perform with a cappella sensation Cadence and New Basics Brass Band.
“Last season we brought in an a cappella group which toured to local elementary schools and then worked with two high school choirs,” said David Mitchell, PAC general manager. “It was such an amazing experience for all those involved, I wanted to expand the offering to include band students as well the choirs. New Basics Brass Band describes their sound as…
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