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CCPA kicks off 2016 with exciting January acts

December 28, 2015

The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) welcomes the New Year with a January lineup filled with a variety of entertainment!

The quintessential entertainer Donny Osmond performs Saturday, January 9 at 8 p.m. Since his teen-heartthrob years, during which he charmed America with the hits "Go Away Little Girl" and "Puppy Love," Osmond has delighted generations of fans as a Broadway star, actor, on-air personality, television host, record producer and author. He has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide; 33 of them Gold records. This year he released his 60th album, "The Soundtrack of My Life," which pays homage to the songs that have influenced him. Ticket prices start at $55.

Enjoy "The Best of Doo-Wop Vol. II" when the genre's icons unite on Saturday, January 16 at 8 p.m. Jam with the Vocal Group Hall of Fame band The Duprees ("Have You Heard," "My Own True Love" and "You Belong to Me"). The lineup also includes Jimmy Clanton ("Just a Dream," "A Letter to an Angel" and "Venus in Blue Jeans"); Milton Love, the original lead singer of the Solitaires ("Walking Along"); and Tony Middleton, original singer of the Willows ("Church Bells May Ring" and "My Dear Dearest Darling"). Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon ("Tallahassee Lassie" and "Palisades Park") also performs. Tickets start at $35.

Come see The Lawrence Welk alumni club at "Reunion of the Champagne Music Makers." The all-star show features the iconic variety television show's regulars, including Ralna English, who thrilled fans with duet partner Guy Hovis. Also performing are dancer Arthur Duncan, dance team Bobby and Elaine, singer-dancer Mary Lou Metzger and singer-songwriter Gail Farrell. The Champagne Music Makers Orchestra provides musical accompaniment. Tickets start at $40 for the event, scheduled for Sunday, January 17 at 3 p.m.

Let tight harmonies and slick dance moves take you back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. Hot new vocal quartet Under the Streetlamp performs classics from the American radio songbook on Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50. With the rapport of a modern-day Rat Pack, the group (including leading cast members of the Tony-winning musical "Jersey Boys") delivers Doo-Wop, Motown, old-time Rock 'n' Roll and favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and the Four Seasons.

Fiesta Mexico-Americana "A Celebration of Mexican American Heritage" spotlights the Mexican-American experience through song, dance, music and film. Grammy winner Los Lobos and Ballet Folklorico Mexicano dancers unite to celebrate the traditions and notable achievements of Mexican-Americans throughout history. Tickets start at $40 for the show, which takes place Saturday, January 23 at 8 p.m.

Direct From Ireland "Celtic Nights – Spirit of Freedom" showcases the story of Irish independence, beginning 100 years ago with the 1916 Easter Rising. In an evening of music, song, dance and storytelling, the show highlights the rich Irish heritage and turns the spotlight on the struggles of a people fighting to gain freedom, independence and true democracy. The show is on Friday, January 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40.

Moscow Festival Ballet Presents "Cinderella" on Saturday, January 30 at 8 p.m. In an exuberant production featuring exquisite costumes, lush scenery and a rhapsodic score, the Moscow Festival Ballet brings to life the timeless tale of Cinderella. Featuring the grand music of Sergei Prokofiev, the production effortlessly unites romantic storybook Ballet and hearty physical comedy (think funny evil stepsisters) in this Russian spin on the favorite fairy tale. Tickets start at $30.

Tickets are available at cerritoscenter.com or by calling (562) 916-8500.

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