The Capitol Center for the Arts today announced an exciting lineup of performances for its seventeenth season. Three national Broadway tours come to Concord during the 2012-13 season: Beauty and the Beast on January 2 & 3, A Chorus Line on February 8, and HAIR on April 17. A diverse line-up of music is also featured, including the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, who were also recently featured on The Hunger Games soundtrack, on September 13; powerhouse vocal -quartet The Manhattan Transfer on January 24, and a special evening featuring renowned guitarist Jimmy Herring and acclaimed bassist Victor Wooten on November 16.
Fans of Comedy won’t be disappointed by Margaret Cho, appearing on September 30, and the political commentary is sure to be hot when Henry Rollins comes to the Capitol Center on October 27 as part of tour of U.S. state capitols. More information on these and the other shows in the 2012-13 season available at ccanh.com.
This season, the CCA is excited to announce the launch of two exciting new series: Showtime Sundays, a series of four family friendly performances that take place at 1pm & 4pm on Sundays. For this inaugural year, performances featured are Angelina Ballerina the Musical on November 4, Bubblemania with international Soap Bubble Artist Casey Carle on January 27, One-Man Star Wars Trilogy on February 17, and Erth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo on April 14. In addition to these great new family offerings, the 2012-13 season marks the launch of the On The Edge series. This year the series features three dynamic string-based performances, David Wax Museum on September 23, California Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio on October 11, and Parkington Sisters, hot off opening shows for the Dropkick Murphys and Mavis Staples, on February 22.
Tickets for all 2011-2012 shows go on sale at a season preview open house Wednesday, May 23, from 6 p.m. to 8p.m. in the Center’s Governor’s Hall. All are welcome to this free event, which will feature video previews of the season, extended box-office hours, and a cookout. In addition, all fees will be waived for tickets purchased during the May 23rd open house.
For those who can’t make the May 23 open house, tickets will go on sale to the general public Thursday, May 24, at 11 a.m. and can be purchased by phone at (603) 225-1111, online at ccanh.com, or at the box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord NH 03301, during regular business hours, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Many others shows will be added to the 2011-2012 Season, but here’s the lineup that will go on sale May 23:
Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond
Friday, August 10, 8pm
“Memoir” includes film footage and photos from Peter’s considerable personal archive, brought to life with a storyteller’s gift, transporting audiences back to the heart of 60s popular culture. Icons such as Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Carole King, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt are among the cast of characters in this narrative - along with the greatly missed Gordon Waller.
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Thursday, September 13, 7:30pm
With their 2010 Nonesuch debut, Genuine Negro Jig-which garnered a Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy last year-the Carolina Chocolate Drops proved that the old-time, fiddle and banjo-based music they’d so scrupulously researched and passionately performed could be a living, breathing, ever-evolving sound. The virtuosic trio’s approach was provocative and revelatory.
David Wax Museum
Sunday, September 23, 7:30pm
David Wax Museum fuses exuberant Mexican roots music with homegrown country, folk, and rock to create a unique Mexo-Americana sound. With Latin rhythms, call-and-response hollering, accordion pumping, and donkey jawbone rattling, they have won over audiences across the country. The band’s new album, Everything Is Saved, produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter), has been drawing rave reviews from all corners and has propelled the band into the national spotlight.