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After nineteen long months, the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center is finally ready to say these magic words: Curtain up!
The county’s premier entertainment hub and largest indoor entertainment venue have passed lockdown cleaning, revamping and modernizing its facilities and is ready to shed pandemic chains with a compelling and eclectic season of sixteen shows.
“I am delighted to present our 21-22 season! YC Performing Arts Director of Programming and Development, Dr Craig Ralston, said. “We’ve rescheduled canceled shows and hired new artists you’ll love. With our new air-purifying HVAC system, our Performing Arts Center is ready to welcome you again!
YCPAC will lift the curtain on Saturday night, October 23, with Bluegrass Mass, a sweet and heartfelt celebration. Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass by Tim Sharp and Wes Ramsey presents an evening of downhome music from YC choral ensembles and local bluegrass performers. YCPAC crosses oceans and eras six days later when Guitars from Spain (October 29) reunites Andalusian guitar maestro José Antonio Rodríguez and Latin Grammy Award winner Twanguero to create an evening steeped in flavor and romance. centuries-old musical traditions of Spain.
November mixes reverence and fire at the PAC. In Voices of Service (November 12), a fundraiser presented with US VETS – Prescott, four Sergeant Singers mix their voices in an evening of inspiring music to benefit comrades from local veterans programs. Fresh out of a triumphant appearance in America’s Got Talent, Sergeants sing to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder and other visible and invisible injuries. They are followed on November 19 by rising country music star Kalie Shorr. Come hear the dynamic voice behind “Fight Like a Girl”, whose critically acclaimed 2019 album Open Book led CMT to proclaim her one of the “Next Women of Country”.
YCPAC continues the country vibe with an early Christmas present, when Grammy / CMA nominee Josh Turner brings his unforgettable voice and “Holiday & The Hits” tour to Prescott for a standout performance by Yuletide (December 2). The College continues the holiday spirit, with Handel’s Messiah, sung with love by the combined choirs and special guest soloists of YC, on December 4 and 5. Then join the community in Bedford Falls this Christmas, when YC Performing Arts recalls its live musical adaptation of Frank’s A Capra Classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, from December 16-19.
In January, YCPAC invites you to share a moving memory of a folk-rock legend. Croce Plays Croce, (January 14) recalls the genius of Jim Croce on songs like “Operator”, “Time in a Bottle” and “Don’t Mess Around with Jim” through the powerful voice and guitar of his son, AJ On February 3, We Banjo 3 reunites two pairs of brothers, from Galway and Nashville, for an energetic fusion of Celtic, country and American music. Then, a Prescott favorite returns when the TEN Tenors deliver their trademark charm, awesome harmonies, and a setlist celebrating love songs (February 18).
Ballet Victoria, which has wowed local audiences in the past with productions by Nutcracker and Carmine Buran, returns on March 5 and 6 to celebrate Borodin, Vivaldi and other classical composers in The Voices of Dance. Then Pink Martini – the sassy, intelligent and relentlessly quirky orchestra – returns to delight local audiences on March 24. Mike Super – the everyday illusionist who disappeared from the final season of YCPAC due to the pandemic – is back now, with a bag full of stuff for the whole family, on March 26.
May brings Prescott a hilarious reminder of one of the best comics in the business. Brian Regan, the hysterically surreal comedian who thrilled young and old alike in 2015, is back with an evening full of sightings on May 5. Then YCPAC let go of the dogs. Stunt Dog Experience by Chris Perondi, the charming troop of top-flight rescue dogs that has thrilled many Vegas-goers and a halftime show, takes to the air in Prescott for two shows on May 28.
Wondering how the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center ends its 21-22 season? Do you wonder-wonder-do you wonder who? Why it’s Boz Scaggs! The coolest voice of the 70s is back with a new tour, a new album and a songlist full of memories like “Lido Shuffle”, “Jojo”, “Lowdown” and “We’re All Alone” (8 June) .
YCPAC Director’s Choice subscription packages, comprising four pre-selected shows, are already on sale. PAC pre-show dinners are available for certain events. Single tickets and “Choose 3” packages (choose 3 shows, save 10%) will go on sale Tuesday, September 14.
See the full YC Performing Arts 2021-22 calendar
The Yavapai College Performing Arts Center box office is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday. To reserve or obtain more information, please call: (928) 776.2000 or visit: www.ycpac.com.
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