Tickets: $75, $69, $64 & $59
International singing sensation Celtic Thunder is embarking upon their first ever Symphony Tour this fall!
Celtic Thunder will depart from their traditional and critically-acclaimed large set productions to perform songs from their 2013 chart-topping album Christmas Voices in a dynamic live music experience accentuated by the instrumentals of a full symphony orchestra. Featuring holiday favorites ranging from traditional carols, “Away in A Manger, and “O Holy Night” to the more contemporary “Mary’s Boy Child” and “Fairytale of New York,” Celtic Thunder’s five male soloists Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, George Donaldson, Neil Byrne and Colm Keegan will also perform solo and ensemble numbers, signature Celtic Thunder hit songs “Ireland’s Call” and “Turning Away” and traditional Irish numbers such as “Dulaman” and “My Land.”
Look for Celtic Thunder’s PBS special to air locally on WITF-TV in August, 2014.
All seats: $15
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy has ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. Based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan.
This family musical is approximately one hour in length and brought to you from the creators at Theatreworks USA. It’s appropriate for audiences in grades 2-6.
Photos and study guide are available at Luhrscenter.com.Please note, all children and infants, regardless of age, must hold a ticket. Buy Tickets
Tickets: $55, $49, $44 & $35
Every year The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas tour plays to packed houses across North America. This year the group’s widely acclaimed holiday show, “The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Night Out,” will be coming to Shippensburg for an incredible night of holiday favorites and Oak Ridge Boys hits!
The nearly two-hour extravaganza will feature a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—religious, romantic, and fun holiday tunes—as well as some of the GRAMMY Award-winning quartet’s classic Country-Pop hits, like “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” and “Thank God For Kids.” The full-production show with its beautiful set, falling snow, and Christmas trees also includes a visit from Santa Claus, as well as songs from the group’s six, bestselling Christmas CDs.
You don’t want to miss this show! Once you've seen it, you’ll want to make it a family tradition.Buy Tickets
All seats: $15
Teacher from the Black Lagoon and other Storybooks is an exciting new musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books*.
Follow Hubie's imagination in Teacher From the Black Lagoon, as he faces his comically horrific fears and discovers that his new teacher is pleasantly human after all.
The dreaded Dogzilla awakens and the residents of Mousopolis must run for their lives. Can they get rid of that big stinky dog before it's too late?
In Grumpy Bird, Bird wakes up one morning feeling too grumpy to fly. A succession of happy-go-lucky animals help Bird turn his day around.
Additional stories include: I Want My Hat Back; Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; Love Splat, Splat the Cat; and The Grasshopper and the Ant.
This family musical is approximately one hour in length and brought to you from the creators at Theatreworks USA. It’s appropriate for audiences in grades K-4.
*Book titles subject to change.Please note, all children and infants, regardless of age, must hold a ticket. Buy Tickets
Tickets: $35, $30, $25 & $20
Jungle Jack Hanna
Host, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild
Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as Good Morning America, CNN’s Larry King Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fox News Programs, and the Late Show with David Letterman.
Jungle Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating two of his own nationally syndicated television programs Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures and most recently Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild. Into the Wild is unscripted and action-packed as Jack and his family explore the corners of the globe and discover amazing animals and cultures. In its first season, Into the Wild won an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Series.
Jungle Jack’s live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world. Audiences give Jack rave reviews – everyone from the youngest child to the oldest adult is entertained and inspired.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $70, $65, $60 & $55
With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular Rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of Rock and Roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will”, “Cold as Ice,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Hot Blooded,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.
At Foreigner’s core is founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate Foreigner’s influence, along with lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist Jeff Pilson and multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel.www.foreigneronline.com Buy Tickets
Tickets: $59, $55, $49 & $44
RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. Going further than before, this expanded RAIN adds even more hits that you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together” and “Hey Jude.”
This stunning concert event takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to the Beatles. Don’t miss the Broadway smash that’s taking the world by storm…RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.www.raintribute.com Buy Tickets
Tickets: $55, $49, $45 & $35
STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.
All seats: $20*
H.O.P.E. Diversity Scholarship Program
Few writers in modern American history have explored this nation’s cultural dynamism with the passion of New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Wil Haygood.
Haygood served as Associate Producer of the award-winning blockbuster film, The Butler, which is based on a story he wrote for the Washington Post. The film stars seven Academy Award winners, among them Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, and Cuba Gooding Jr.
As a journalist, Haygood has covered some of the world’s biggest stories. He was in South Africa and watched Nelson Mandela walk out of prison after 27 years. He was taken hostage by Somali rebels and finally released with the aid of Pakistani troops. He was one of the first journalists to reach New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and remained on the ground for 33 straight days.
Haygood is the first in his family to attend college and has been awarded the Hurston-Wright Literary Prize, the Deems Taylor Biography Prize; the Great Lakes Book Award, and has received the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
Other H.O.P.E. Diversity Scholarship Program events*:
5 PM – VIP Reception in the Luhrs Center, $80 (Includes dinner and lecture).
6 PM – Dinner in the Tuscarora Room, Reisner Hall, $55 (Includes lecture).
9 PM Book signing following the lecture.
*For more information about the VIP reception and dinner, call (717) 477-1123 x3702. To order tickets for the lecture only, call 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at Luhrscenter.com.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $35, $30, $25 & $20
Mnozil Brass has established itself as one of the world's premiere brass ensembles. With over 130 performances a year, the group has sold out houses from the farthest reaches of the European continent to Russia, Israel, China, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Canada, and the United States, and has captivated audiences with their blend of immense virtuosity and theatrical wit. No wonder their videos have garnered millions of YouTube views and their fans have travelled countless miles to hear them play.
In the 2014/15 season, the group returns to North America with a brand new show. Yes! Yes! Yes! premiers on the heels of the group's 20th anniversary and seamlessly blends original compositions with classical favorites, jazz standards, and popular hits. As always, the repertoire is presented with the group's iconic humour and wit in scenes so clever that they would be worthy of Monty Python.
MONDAYS THIS SPRING:
March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13 & 20.
Beginner Class – 5:30 PM
Advanced Class – 6:30 PM
Third Timers Class – 7:30 PM
$35 per person for the 6-class course
Instruction on the Luhrs Center Stage
Frank Hancock, Instructor
Ballroom dancing has certainly taken off in the media, featuring popular television shows like ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and now you can learn some of the same dance moves that you see taking place on television! Seasoned dance instructor, Frank Hancock will have you learning moves like the Swing and Foxtrot in the inspirational setting of the Luhrs Center stage!
Beginners will learn the Tango, Cha Cha, Swing and Foxtrot, while the more seasoned Advanced class will learn the Mambo, Two-Step, Waltz and Rumba. For those who have an even greater level of experience, we recommend the “Third-Timers” class where you’ll learn advanced levels of the Junior Waltz, Rumba, Polka, Merengue and Cupid Shuffle.
Both singles and couples are welcome.
Advanced registration is requested. Register online at Luhrscenter.com or call the Box Office at 717.477.SHOW.
Tickets: $44, $39, $35 & $29
Celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style with an evening of exhilarating Irish Dance at the Luhrs Center!
Rhythm in the Night is an epic journey derived from a tale of good versus evil, and love and salvation told through Irish step dancing with a world class troupe of 18 male and female dancers. This 90 minute journey features amazing foot moves by the dancers as Balor, the hero, seeks to find his way out of the dark world. The battle scenes transcend the struggle of dark versus light as lightning fast rhythms and a thunderous dance troupe display Irish dance like never before seen. Adding to the drama and excitement of the production, Rhythm in the Night features an original soundtrack that delivers an orchestral atmosphere of legendary proportions.
Rhythm in the Night turns an age-old art form into an exciting Irish dance spectacular the whole family can enjoy!
Tickets: $42, $37, $32 & $27
The Luhrs Center welcomes the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band back to the Grove Theatre stage this March!
Nearing their fifth decade together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", multiple GRAMMY, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking Will The Circle Be Unbroken album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of "Mr. Bojangles" was also inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 2010.
Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen) continue their non-stop touring in their 49th year together. Their most recent studio release was the critically acclaimed album Speed of Life. In 2013 Capitol/EMI reissued in its original form on vinyl Will The Circle Be Unbroken for its 40th Anniversary.
Tickets: $65, $59 & $49
NETworks presents Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, live on stage!
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY EVER TOLD COMES TO LIFE!
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Shippensburg! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Luhrs Center!
Please note, all children and infants, regardless of age, must hold a ticket.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $35, $30, $25 & $20
“It’s as if we're being given a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe.” -The New York Times
Founded in 1971, Pilobolus has built its fervent and expanding international following by showing the human body to be the most expressive, universal, and magical of media. Pilobolus maintains its own singular style, evolving interplay with shapeshifting, shadowplay and other explorations, while actively collaborating with the best and brightest minds from all conceivable professions the world over. The results of these collaborations has proven amazing feats can be achieved, and Pilobolus has been recognized for its developments in dance and multimedia art.
[esc], one of the pieces in this tour’s program, is the result of a collaboration with masters of trickery, Penn & Teller. [esc] is the ultimate piece of gripping, do-not-try-this-at-home choreography. Fantasy, athleticism, strength, confinement, fetters and escape are all at play in this tantalizing premiere.
Based in Connecticut, in recent years Pilobolus has transformed from avant-garde dance company into an international entertainment brand featured on the likes of Oprah, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the Academy Awards.