Tickets: $89, $79, $69 & $59
Kevin James, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the recently released Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, can also be seen in the new ensemble sci-fi comedy Pixels.
James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.
The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world.
Opening for James is actor/comedian Gary Valentine, known for his nine seasons as "Cousin Danny" on The King of Queens; and as frequent roundtable comedian for Chelsea Lately on E!, and for his recurring role in the Emmy-winning FX mini-series Fargo. Valentine can also be seen in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Here Comes the Boom, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, and Jack and Jill, to name a few.
The Luhrs Center is excited to have the talented Kevin James kicking off our 10th Anniversary season!
Tickets: $75, $69, $65 & $59
With an extensive list of hits and awards, Vince Gill has been one of the most accomplished artists in country music history.
Known for hits such as “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” “Whenever You Come Around,” “I Still Believe In You,” “ Tryin’ To Get Over You,” and many more, Gill is certainly prolific with his songwriting.
Gill has sold more than 26 million albums. He has earned 18 CMA Awards, including Entertainer of the Year in 1993 and 1994. He is tied with George Strait for having won the most CMA Male Vocalist Awards (five), and is currently second only to Brooks and Dunn for accumulating the most CMA Awards in history. Gill is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and has received 20 Grammy Awards to date, the most of any male Country artist. An avid golfer, he helped create the annual Vince Gill Pro-Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament in order to help support junior golf programs throughout Tennessee. In 2007, the Country Music Association inducted Gill as the newest member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.
Besides being known for his talent as a performer, musician and songwriter, Gill is regarded as one of Country Music’s best known humanitarians, participating in hundreds of charitable events throughout his career.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $55, $49, $44 & $39
THE ORCHESTRA stars former member of Electric Light Orchestra, and Electric Light Orchestra Part 2. Many recall the original Electric Light Orchestra as a powerhouse stadium and arena band who toured between 1971 and 1986. ELO Part 2 toured from 1990 through 2000.
THE ORCHESTRA has retained the unmistakable sound that fans have enjoyed in such great songs as “Evil Woman,” “Strange Magic,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Do Ya,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” “Telephone Line,” and many more familiar songs that you grew up with.
Members of THE ORCHESTRA include former members of ELO and ELO Part 2; Mik Kaminski (the famous “Blue Violin” player), and Louis Clark (arranger, orchestral keyboards and conductor of symphony orchestra); members of ELO Part II, Eric Troyer (keyboard, guitar and co-lead vocalist), Parthenon Huxley (lead guitar and co-lead vocalist), Gordon Townsend (drummer), and Glen Burtnik (bassist and co-lead vocalist).Buy Tickets
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Tickets: $65, $59 & $49
“42nd Street’s anthems remain among the most infectious songs ever written about Manhattan, as energetic, tough-hearted and self-romanticizing as the island itself. No sooner does the orchestra strike up the overture then you feel yourself grinning.”
- The New York Times
The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.”
Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the star breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star. With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $70, $65, $60 & $45
Peter Frampton is back on the road, this time performing an acoustic only set for the first time ever. Gordon Kennedy, Frampton’s longtime collaborator and co-producer of his GRAMMY Award-winning album Fingerprints, will join him on tour as well as an added special guest, Frampton’s son, singer and guitarist Julian Frampton.
Frampton notes, “This is a first for me and I’m very excited about doing a whole show acoustically I couldn’t do it without the help of, my writing partner of fifteen years, Gordon Kennedy who will be joining me for these shows. I see this show being me performing the songs just as I wrote them on acoustic guitar or piano. I have done a lot of shows including 2 or 3 acoustic solo acoustic pieces and always enjoy the way it draws the audience and myself closer together.”
Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, and many others. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is one of the top-selling live records of all time.Buy Tickets
MONDAYS THIS FALL:
October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16 & 23
Beginner Class – 5:30 PM
Advanced Class – 6:30 PM
$35 per person for the 6-class course
Instruction on the Luhrs Center Stage
Frank Hancock, Instructor
Ballroom dancing continues to be everywhere in the local media, with popular television shows like ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” 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!
This is a great opportunity to learn the basics as a beginner or brush up your skills if you’ve already had lessons. 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. Both singles and couples are welcome.
Advanced registration is requested. Register online at Luhrscenter.com or call the Box Office at 717.477.SHOW.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $75, $69, $65 & $59
Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon has rocked to the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the U.S., 40 million around the globe, and a string of gold and platinum records. Some of their hits include "Keep On Loving You," "Can't Fight This Feeling," "Take It On The Run," "Time For Me To Fly," and many more. The group’s nine-times certified platinum Hi Infidelity spent 15 weeks in the #1 slot. Thirty–plus years later, Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (lead guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying concert audiences worldwide.www.reospeedwagon.com Buy Tickets
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 - 8 PM
Tickets: $59, $55, $49 & $44
Legendary music icons, Three Dog Night, celebrate their 4th decade bringing with them some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night.
Three Dog Night’s hits wind 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.
Boasting chart and sales records that are virtually unmatched in popular music, Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including 3 #1 singles, 11 Top 10’s, 18 straight Top 20’s, 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs.
Three Dog Night maintain an aggressive, year-round touring schedule of over 70 dates a year. Their well-loved hits, plus some amazing new songs, are performed for audiences spanning generations by founding members Cory Wells and Danny Hutton on lead vocals, as well as original band member and guitarist Michael Allsup. Paul Kingery (bass and vocals) and Pat Bautz (drums) complete the lineup.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $79, $75, $69 & $59
“Paul Anka is the quintessential performer-entertainer, a master of presentation.”
Joe Delaney, The Las Vegas Sun, USA
Paul Anka didn’t waste time getting his life in music started. From an early age he sang in a choir, studied piano and honed his writing skills with journalism courses. By 13, he had his own vocal group, the Bobbysoxers. Soon after, he won a trip to New York where his dream to make it as a singer/ composer was solidified.
In 1957, he scored a meeting with Don Costa of ABC-Paramount Records, playing him a batch of songs that included “Diana”. Costa was duly enthusiastic about the potential of the young singer and songwriter. The rapid and enormous success of “Diana”, his first number one hit, made him a star at the young age of 15.
Soon after, Paul found himself traveling by bus with the ‘Cavalcade of Stars’ with the top names of the day. Anka was the youngest entertainer to ever perform at the Copa Cabana. And the hits continued to come with “Lonely Boy,” “It’s Time to Cry,” “Put Your Head on my Shoulders,” and many more.
Anka, confident in his talent as a writer, went on to write for Buddy Holly and Connie Francis. And becoming a mascot and a junior associate of Sinatra and the Rat Pack also had its privileges. By the ‘70s, the success of “My Way” and a string of hits like “(You’re) Having My Baby” confirmed his status as an icon of popular music and led to a decades-long career as an entertainer, actor, and songwriter.Buy Tickets
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 8 PM
Tickets: $65, $59, $54 & $49
Bill Engvall is a GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. Bill also recently lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a GRAMMY nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012 he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT.
Tickets: $75, $69, $65 & $59
The six talented men comprising Styx draw from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the “Blue Collar Man,” from the majestic spiritual love for a special “Lady” to the seething indictment of preening, primping pageantry for pageantry’s sake of “Miss America,” from an individual yearning for true connection as a “Man in the Wilderness” to a soul-deep quest to achieve what’s at the heart of one’s personal vision in “Crystal Ball,” from the regal reach-for-the-stars bravado of “Come Sail Away” to the grainy all-in gallop of that rugged “Renegade” who had it made, the band draws on an unlimited cache of ways to immerse one’s mind and body in their signature sound.Buy Tickets
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 - 8 PM
Tickets: $55, $50 & $45
The Canadian multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal group, The Tenors, recently released their fourth studio album, Under One Sky on Decca/Universal Music Classics. The quartet with multiple #1 Billboard Classical Crossover albums under its belt “have talent to burn” and “killer singing voices” raves The Toronto Star and “pitch perfect harmonies” says Examiner.com. The music of Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira and Fraser Walters is rich and soulful, spanning powerful anthems, classic covers and original songs penned/co-penned by The Tenors themselves.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $95, $89, $79 & $69
Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman as they present "Home For Christmas" – The Symphony Tour. Featuring music from the all-female music ensemble’s second Christmas album, Home For Christmas, including holiday favorites “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Silent Night.” Celtic Woman and "Home For Christmas" – The Symphony Tour, will promise an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance and holiday cheer.Buy Tickets
Tickets: All seats $15
Now that Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aides, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about! An all-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park's popular book.
This program is one hour in length and is appropriate for audiences in grades K - 5
Please note, all children and infants, regardless of age, must have a ticket.Buy Tickets
Tickets: $70, $65, $60 & $55
The Ultimate Holiday Tradition! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years! GRAMMY Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with 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. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!Buy Tickets