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CCPA presents the best of Broadway, ballet and more in February

January 27, 2017

February brings a diverse lineup to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA).

Starting off the month is Bernadette Peters, who has dazzled scores of audiences and critics throughout her stellar career. One of Broadway's favorite leading ladies, Peters has enchanted in "Song & Dance," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Sunday in the Park With George" and "Into the Woods." The Tony winner returns Thursday, February 2 at 8 p.m.

Set to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, the classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" comes to life with vibrant costumes, elaborate sets and the Russian National Ballet Theatre dancers. The performance takes place Saturday, February 4 at 8 p.m.

Embraced internationally as one of the most popular Irish Step dance shows in the world, Rhythm of the Dance presents an inspiring epic reliving the journey of the Irish-Celts throughout history. The show marries traditional dance and music with state-of-the-art technology on Friday, February 10 at 8 p.m.

The CCPA presents "The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6," on Saturday, February 11 at 8 p.m. The evening features the pop group The Manhattan Transfer and the a capella sextet Take 6, delivering everything from Jazz to Swing, and Gospel and R&B. The bands will perform together and separately.

The young soprano Jackie Evancho, who charmed a nation with her powerful performance on "America's Got Talent," graces the stage Sunday, February 12 at 7 p.m. Evancho has since ruled the "Billboard" charts with the albums "Songs From the Silver Screen," "O Holy Night" and "Dream With Me."

Rob Kapilow presents "MOZART – A Little Night Music (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)" on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. The "What Makes It Great?" program features violinists Hao Zhou and Lucy Wang, violist Johanna Nowik and cellist Tate Zawadiuk.

It's a flashback to the '70s when the Swedish band Arrival re-creates the signature sound and style of pop sensation ABBA, who rocked music charts with hit after hit, including "The Winner Takes It All;" "Money, Money, Money;" "Knowing Me, Knowing You" and "Dancing Queen." Mark your calendar for Friday, February 17 at 8 p.m.

With mesmerizing skill, stunning movements and spectacular imagery, martial-arts masters Shaolin Warriors showcases kung fu in a fully choreographed production that offers insight into the warriors' daily life and Zen philosophy. Don't miss the action on Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m.

Direct From Dublin, Ireland, The Five Irish Tenors perform "Program II – Pops" on Sunday, February 19 at 3 p.m. The tenors deliver Irish tunes and pop songs by performers such as The Beatles and Billy Joel. The program includes "Hey Jude," "The Piano Man," the Irish favorite "Danny Boy" and W.B Yeats' "Down By the Sally Gardens."

From the award-winning composers of "Ragtime" comes a theatrical Caribbean adaptation of "The Little Mermaid." The musical "Once on This Island" – a tale of romance, tragedy, redemption and rebirth – features an astounding score, a live orchestra and captivating choreography set to an irresistible Calypso beat. Based on Rosa Guy's novel "My Love, My Love," the musical features lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Show times are Friday, February 24 and March 3 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 25 and March 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 26 and March 5 at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. The show is presented by Broadway Performance Partner 3D Theatricals.

For more information, call the CCPA Ticket Office at (562) 916-8500 or visit cerritoscenter.com.

 

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