• Cal Poly Arts 2018-19 Season Announced!

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    June 04, 2018
    San Luis Obispo, CALIFORNIA – CAL POLY ARTS announces its exciting new 2018-19 season with 37 shows celebrating 33 years of presenting extraordinary arts and entertainment at the Performing Arts Center. Full season brochures will be available by the second week of June.

    Offering a wide array of unique speakers and artists from all of the performing arts genres, season highlights include an An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin; brilliant new Broadway tours of SOMETHING ROTTEN! and FINDING NEVERLAND, with return engagements of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT! and KINKY BOOTS (virtually sold out on subscription last year); magic and illusions with Vitaly; three speakers from the celebrated National Geographic Live! series; comedy from Tom Papa, the Whose Live? improv gang and Charles Phoenixs Retro Holiday Jubilee slide show, as well as headliner concerts by Boz Scaggs, Herb Alpert, Tommy Emmanuel and special guest Jerry Douglas, Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, a solo evening with Jon Batiste, and LeAnn Rimes performing her holiday tour.
     
    Another showcase event will be We Shall Overcome – a moving, musical multimedia tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. filled with brilliant content and stirring music that sweeps a wide range of genres.
     
    Classical music is well represented when master violinist Joshua Bell returns with pianist Sam Haywood.
     
    World music and dance span the globe: Ireland’s Celtic Nights, Zulu favorites Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Havana Cuba All-Stars, and Ballet Folklórico de México.
     
    More than 50 dancers perform Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Sleeping Beauty, LA-based Jacob Jonas The Company and the performance movement troupe Pilobolus round out the dance offerings, while modern circus arts and acrobatics are explored by Cirque Mechanics.
     
     “People were asking how we were going to top our 2017-18 season that’s just wrapping up, but I’m feeling confident that we did just that! With almost 40 shows slated, there is something for everyone in our new season,” claims Cal Poly Arts director Steve Lerian. “With artists and events of this magnitude, some performances may even sell out through subscriptions alone, so to ensure you get in, choice four or more shows and subscribe. And we’ve created an exciting new VIP Membership donor program that offers contributors expanded exclusive benefits and the opportunity to receive additional subscription discounts on their orders. It’s a great time to become part of the  Cal Poly Arts family!”
     
    Browse through the list below, view the attached brochure PDF, or visit our website at www.calpolyarts.org as of June 4th to find out more about the eclectic 2018-19 Cal Poly Arts season. 
     
    Season subscriptions are on sale now, with savings of up to 15%, advance priority seating and many subscriber benefits. VIP Members can receive subscription tickets with discounts up to 25%.  Individual show tickets go on sale to the public July 30, 2018. Info and order form are available at www.calpolyarts.org or call the Cal Poly Ticket Office at 805-756-4849.
     
    Note: Boz Scaggs and Jazz at Lincoln Center images attached – Opening September concerts
     
    BROADWAY
    Finding Neverland
    Kinky Boots
    Monty Python’s Spamalot!
    Something Rotten!

    CONTEMPORARY CONCERTS
    Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
    Jon Batiste
    Dustbowl Revival & Hot Club of Cowtown
    Tommy Emmanuel with Jerry Douglas
    International Guitar Night
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - Spaces
    Ranky Tanky
    Martha Redbone – Bone Hill
    LeAnn Rimes – You and Me and Christmas
    Boz Scaggs
    We Shall Overcome
    Windham Hill Winter Solstice

    CLASSICAL MUSIC
    Joshua Bell
    Brandon Ridenour
    Joshua Stafford
    Svyati Duo

    COMEDY & SPEAKERS
    An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin
    National Geographic LIVE!
    Tom Papa
    Charles Phoenix – Retro Holiday Jubilee
    Whose Live Anyway?

    DANCE
    Jacob Jonas The Company
    Pilobolus - Shadowland
    Russian National Ballet Theatre – Sleeping Beauty  

    WORLD MUSIC & DANCE
    Ballet Folklórico de México
    Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope
    Havana Cuba All-Stars
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    FAMILY
    Cirque Mechanics
    Vitaly – An Evening of Wonders
    Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza
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