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CCPA announces 25th anniversary season lineup

June 23, 2017

Motown "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight opens the 25th anniversary season at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Saturday, September 9 with a concert showcasing her greatest hits.

The 2017-2018 Season lineup boasts a diverse range of world-class performers, including comedic icons Betty White and Jay Leno, Grammy Hall of Famer Johnny Mathis, inspiring astronaut Captain Scott Kelly and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer The Beach Boys.

The award-winning 3-D Theatricals (3-DT) returns as a Broadway Performance Partner, presenting a new Broadway Series that features "Young Frankenstein," "Million Dollar Quartet," "Parade" and a fourth Broadway blockbuster to be announced.

Discount subscriptions are available for Rob Kapilow's "What Makes It Great?" and the Broadway series. The popular "Choose Your Own Season" package offers theater-goers 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 Monday, July 31. (Performance Partner Programs are not eligible for the "Choose Your Own" package.)

The CCPA is also offering summer specials presented by 3-DT: Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" in June and Monty Python's "Spamalot" in August.

Place ticket orders by mail, at, or by calling (562) 916-8500. Order forms may also be dropped off at the Ticket Office during regular business hours. The Ticket Office is closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Web sales begin Friday, July 14. Phone and live in-person sales start Saturday, July 15. The CCPA Ticket Office is closed on Mondays.

Following Knight's season-opening performance, the rest of September brings comedienne Betty White; the tribute show "We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered"; Creedence Clearwater Revisited; Johnny Mathis: "The Voice of Romance Tour 2017" with Gary Mule Deer; "Live and Let Die"; The Beach Boys; Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and Eddie Money; and Steve Tyrell.

The October lineup includes Benise with "Spanish Nights," "Kris Kristofferson Solo Acoustic Show," The Association and The Buckinghams, "American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook," Captain Scott Kelly – "The Sky Is Not the Limit: Lessons From a Year in Space," Neil Sedaka, Peter Cetera and the 3-DT musical "Young Frankenstein."

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall kick things off in November, followed by the "All American Rock 'n' Roll Tour" with Jay and the Americans & Paul Revere's Raiders Featuring Mitch Ryder; "Underwater Bubble Show"; the tribute show "Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles"; The Folk Reunion Starring The Kingston Trio With Special Guest John Sebastian; Suzanne Somers; Rob Kapilow's "What Makes It Great?: MOZART – G-minor Symphony" with the Cal State Fullerton Symphony Orchestra; "Classic Albums Live – Abbey Road"; Champions of Magic; Paul Anka; "A Charlie Brown Christmas"; "Moonwalker: The Reflection of Michael"; and "Dance to the Holidays."

A busy December delivers John Kay & Steppenwolf; "Merry-Achi Christmas" with Sol de México de José Hernández, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, and Dancers; a holiday show featuring singer Jewel; The Charlie Daniels Band; Under the Streetlamp; "Colors of Christmas" with Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Ruben Studdard and Jody Watley; "The Hit Men Rock 'n' Roll + Christmas Classics"; "The O'Jays Holiday Show"; "Tidings of Jazz & Joy" with Keiko Matsui & Euge Groove featuring Lindsey Webster & Adam Hawley; "Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour" with Special Guests David Benoit, Rick Braun, and Peter White; and "Rockin' New Year's Eve" with Brian Beirne Host, Mr. Rock N' Roll®, Jan & Dean Beach Party Featuring Dean Torrence, The Vogues, Paul & Paula, We Five, plus a special mystery guest.

January kicks off a new year with Zeppelin USA; Smokey Robinson; "Stayin' Alive – One Night of the Bee Gees"; The Temptations; Jay Leno; Rob Kapilow's "What Makes It Great?: BEETHOVEN – Appassionata Piano Sonata" with HyeJin Kim, pianist; Society of Seven Featuring Lhey Bella; "The Best of Doo-Wop Vol. IV"; and Golden Dragon Acrobats.

The band America gets things started for February, which includes the Moscow Festival Ballet's "Romeo and Juliet," "Christopher Lloyd Goes Back to the Future," BOSTYX, "It's Magic!," Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan "The Grits and Glamour Tour," "One Night of Queen" and the 3-DT Broadway musical "Million Dollar Quartet."

March features The Ten Tenors "Wish You Were Here"; Yamato; "Tribute to Glenn Miller, Tex Beneke, and the Big Band Stars" Featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra with The Four Freshmen, The Modernaires, and Gina Eckstine; "Tommy Tune, Tonight!"; Debby Boone & Steve March-Tormé; Rob Kapilow's "What Makes It Great?: From On the Town to West Side Story: Theater Songs of Leonard Bernstein"; dog whisperer Cesar Millan; and Juke Box Giants.

3-DT presents the popular musical "Parade" in June 2018.


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