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March brings music, magic and more at the CCPA

February 24, 2017

The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) fills the month of March with comedy, music and magic.

Expect chaos and laughter as Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood bring "The Scared Scriptless Tour" to Cerritos on Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. The funnymen of the hit show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" deliver improvisational comedy and hilarity, running wild with suggestions from the crowd.

Join the fun when "Rockin' at the Beach" hits the shores of Cerritos on Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m. The Memory Lane Series show features all-time favorite entertainer Frankie Avalon, who charmed generations of fans with a litany of hits ("Venus," "Why" and "DeDe Dinah"), and The Surfaris, who shot into international stardom with the catchy hit "Wipe Out," "Surfer Joe" and "Point Panic."

"Tribute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall" features Big Band, Swing and Jazz hits (including "One O' Clock Jump," "Don't Be That Way" and "I Got Rhythm"). The lineup includes bandleader Terry Myers, vocalist Nancy Osborne, Peter Marshall and the timeless vocal group The Ink Spots. The concert takes place Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m.

In a musical tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra and his timeless roster of hits, Matt Mauser & The Sinatra Big Band perform Ol' Blue Eyes' biggest tunes, which include "That's Life," "Come Fly With Me" and "New York, New York" on Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m.

Brothers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson perform the hits of their legendary father in "Ricky Nelson Remembered" on Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. The lineup includes special guests Danny and the Juniors, who charged into music history with "Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay" and "At the Hop."

Prepare to be amazed when "It's Magic!" hits the stage on Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. Expect sleight-of-hand illusions, stage tricks and comedy and variety acts from performers Jody Baran, Jay Johnson, Juliana Chen, Charlie Frye & Co. and Ray Pierce.

The CCPA presents "An Intimate Evening With Kristin Chenoweth" on Thursday, March 23 at 8 p.m. The Broadway icon scored a Tony nomination for "Wicked," but it was her performance in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" that clinched the award.

Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi and Music Director Paul Shaffer present "The Official Blues Brothers Revue" on Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m. This re-creation of the live concert experience incorporates humor and songs from the original film and subsequent albums. The show features Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood, characters created by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.

Enjoy the most popular music of the Swing era in the "Tribute to Glenn Miller & The Vocal Groups" on Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. The Memory Lane Series concert features the Tex Beneke Orchestra, Vocal Group Hall of Fame band The Four Aces, The Four Lads and String of Pearls. Paul Boland entertains with his comedy impressions.

Composer Rob Kapilow explores "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing: The Music of Duke Ellington" in a "What Makes It Great?" segment on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Expect engaging commentaries, a live performance by the CSUN Jazz A Band (directed by Matt Harris) and a spirited Q&A.

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


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