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CCPA announces exciting 2016-2017 Season lineup

June 24, 2016

Oscar winner Sophia Loren opens the 2016-2017 Season at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Friday, September 16. In "An Evening With Sophia Loren," the ageless icon shares personal vignettes about her life and prolific career and answers questions from the audience.

The upcoming 2016-2017 Season lineup highlights world-class performers in music, dance and Broadway. The CCPA welcomes 3-D Theatricals, the recipient of several Ovation awards and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award nominations, as a Broadway Performance Partner. 3-D Theatricals will present the Broadway classics "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat," "Once on This Island," Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" and Monty Python's "Spamalot."

The 2016-2017 Season offers three series – Broadway, Memory Lane and Rob Kapilow's "What Makes It Great?" – with deep discounts offered to series subscribers. The popular "Choose Your Own Season" package gives subscribers a 10 percent discount and the flexibility to customize their own season with five or more performances of their choice if orders are placed by Sunday, July 31. Place ticket orders by mail, at cerritoscenter.com, or by calling (562) 467-8818. Beginning this season, exchange privileges are available for all shows, with the exception of Performance Partner Programs. 3-D Theatricals show exchanges may occur within the Broadway Series.

Order forms may also be dropped off at the Ticket Office during regular business hours. The Ticket Office is closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Web sales begin Friday, July 15. Phone and live in-person sales start Saturday, July 16. Beginning Monday, July 18, the CCPA Ticket Office will be closed on Mondays.

This season, the CCPA is offering a pre-Season show: Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix on Sunday, August 28.

Following Loren's season-opening performance, the rest of September brings Paul Anka; "King of the Cowboys!" Riders in the Sky Salutes Roy Rogers; Engelbert Humperdinck; and "MJ Live: Michael Jackson Tribute Concert."

The October lineup includes Vikki Carr; Carol Burnett: "An Evening of Laughter and Reflection" (a Performance Partner Program); Roberta Flack; Clint Black; "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat"; Rob Kapilow's "What Makes It Great?: GERSHWIN – An American in Paris" with the Cal State Fullerton Orchestra; The New Christy Minstrels; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy "Louie Louie Louie"; and Foreigner: "The Hits Unplugged."

The Midtown Men kicks things off in November, followed by 4 Girls 4 Featuring Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie, Faith Prince, and Maureen McGovern; Estampas Porteñas Tango Company Presents "Desire: Stories of Longing and Desire Told Through Argentine Tango and Music"; and Olivia Newton-John.

A busy December delivers Jake Shimabukuro; "Merry-Achi Christmas" with Sol de México de José Hernández, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles and Dancers; "The Irish Tenors Holiday Show With Orchestra"; Wynonna & the Big Noise; "Colors of Christmas" with Oleta Adams, Melissa Manchester, Jon Secada and Ruben Studdard; Los Angeles Symphony Christmas Concert (a Performance Partner Program); "Donny and Marie Holiday Show"; "Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2016" with Special Guests Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore and Ashford & Simpson's Valerie Simpson; "The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Holiday Show"; and "Rockin' New Year's Eve" with Brian Beirne, Mr. Rock N' Roll®, The Kingsmen, The Tokens, The Marcels, The Four Preps and The Chordettes.

January kicks off a new year with Vanessa Williams, "The Best of Doo-Wop Vol. III," Under the Streetlamp, DRUMLine, and Zeppelin USA.

Bernadette Peters gets things started for February, which includes the Russian National Ballet Theatre's "Sleeping Beauty"; Rhythm of the Dance; "The Summit:" The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6; Jackie Evancho; Rob Kapilow's "What Makes It Great?: MOZART – A Little Night Music (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)" with violinists Hao Zhou and Lucy Wang; violist Johanna Nowik and cellist Tate Zawadiuk; Arrival – "The Music of ABBA"; Shaolin Warriors; Direct From Dublin, Ireland – The Five Irish Tenors: "Program II – Pops"; and "Once on This Island."

March features Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: The Two Man Group; "Rockin' at the Beach" Starring Frankie Avalon & The Surfaris; "Tribute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall"; Matt Mauser & The Sinatra Big Band; "Ricky Nelson Remembered" with special guests Danny and the Juniors; "It's Magic!"; Kristin Chenoweth; Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi and Music Director Paul Shaffer Present "The Official Blues Brothers Revue"; "Tribute to Glenn Miller & The Vocal Groups" Featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra, The Four Aces, The Four Lads, String of Pearls Vocal Group and the Singing Comedy Impressionist Paul Boland; and Rob Kapilow's "What Makes It Great?: It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing: The Music of Duke Ellington" With CSUN Jazz A Band Directed by Matt Harris.

The month of April brings "Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up" and "Dance to the Movies." 3-D Theatricals presents the popular Rodgers & Hammerstein "Oklahoma!" in June 2017 and Monty Python's "Spamalot" in August 2017. For more information or to request a season brochure, call the CCPA Ticket Office at (562) 916-8500 or visit cerritoscenter.com.

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