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CCPA presents an exciting November schedule

October 20, 2017

The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) is pleased to present a little something for everyone this November.

Get ready for "happy music made by happy people." That's how "The New York Times" described performances by Herb Alpert and his wife Lani Hall, who come to the CCPA on Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m. A Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, trumpeter Alpert boasts 15 Gold albums and more than 72 million records sold. Hall was the lead singer of Sergio Mendes' group, Brasil '66. She won a Grammy for producing Alpert's "Steppin' Out" album and another for "Best Latin Pop Performance" on her "Es Fácil Amar" album. Tickets range from $80 to $60.

Get down to good-time beats with the "All American Rock 'n' Roll Tour" on Saturday, November 4 at 8 p.m. Enjoy Vocal Group Hall of Fame band Jay and the Americans ("She Cried," "Only in America" and "This Magic Moment"). The group Paul Revere's Raiders delivers "Kicks," "Steppin' Out" and "Just Like Me." Mitch Ryder performs his timeless songs "Sock It to Me," "Devil With a Blue Dress" and "Jenny Take a Ride." Ticket prices range from $75 to $55.

Children and adults will be enchanted by the blend of drama, mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, contortions, sand art and magic showcasing the beauty of soap bubbles in "Underwater Bubble Show." There are no spoken words in this musical production – just lots of audience participation and astounding stage effects using the latest laser technology (think snow cannons, soap-bubble tornadoes, gigantic smoke rings and smoke-filled soap bubbles). Don't miss the action on Sunday, November 5 at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $65 to $45.

Check into the "Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles" on Friday, November 10 at 8 p.m. Take a trip down a dark desert highway with this tribute to the six-time Grammy-winning supergroup. Relive the mega-hits that charmed generations of fans, including "Take It Easy," "Love Will Keep Us Alive" and the iconic "Hotel California." The tribute, showcasing five multi-talented music-industry professionals, also features solo hits of Eagles band members. Tickets cost $65 to $35.

"The Folk Reunion" takes place at the CCPA on Saturday, November 11 at 8 p.m. Featuring a brand new lineup, The Kingston Trio includes new members Josh Reynolds, son of original member Nick Reynolds; Mike Marvin, cousin of Nick Reynolds; and Tim Gorelangton. They will deliver many of the trio's traditional hits (which include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and the No. One hit "Tom Dooley") as well as new songs and stories. The special guest is singer-guitarist John Sebastian, who founded the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group The Lovin' Spoonful, which delivered the hits "Do You Believe in Magic," "Daydream" and "She Is Still a Mystery." Tickets range from $75 to $40.

Rob Kapilow kicks off the CCPA 2017-2018 "What Makes It Great?" series on Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. with "MOZART – G-minor Symphony" with the Cal State Fullerton Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $55. A series subscription is available for $117.

Classic Albums Live and its roster of A-list musicians from across the country deliver Rock favorites as you remember hearing them – note for note, cut for cut. Enjoy Beatles hits ("Come Together," "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something") at "Classic Albums Live – Abbey Road," which comes to the CCPA on Friday, November 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $65 to $45.

A cast of five world-class illusionists from Britain presents incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions on Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m. Direct from London's West End, Champions of Magic comes to the United States for the first time following four years of sold-out shows in the United Kingdom. Witness levitation, teleportation and a heart-stopping finale, all presented with lighting and amazing special effects. Tickets are $75 to $40. A VIP upgrade is also available for an additional $50.

Back by popular demand, icon Paul Anka lights up the CCPA stage on Sunday, November 19 at 7 p.m. Anka's hits include "Diana," "(You're) Having My Baby," "You Are My Destiny" and "Put Your Head on My Shoulder." He has also earned an induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for the songs he wrote for others: Donny Osmond ("Puppy Love"), Tom Jones ("She's a Lady") and Frank Sinatra ("My Way"). Available tickets range from $115 to $95.

Charles M. Schulz's Emmy and Peabody award-winning story "A Charlie Brown Christmas" has warmed the hearts of millions since it first aired on television more than 50 years ago. The classic comes to life in a stage adaptation featuring Vince Guaraldi's timeless score at the CCPA on Wednesday, November 22 at 3 and 7 p.m. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets cost $45 to $25.

Inspired by the late superstar Michael Jackson, "Moonwalker: The Reflection of Michael" takes audiences on a thrilling musical journey into the King of Pop's genius on Saturday, November 25 at 8 p.m. The tribute production brings to life his look, voice, unforgettable dance moves and hits such as "Thriller," "Billie Jean," "Man in the Mirror" and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'." Tickets range from $75 to $40.

The family-friendly "Dance to the Holidays" extravaganza features Tony Dovolani and Karina Smirnoff from "Dancing With the Stars." The show is directed and choreographed by Jaymz Tuaileva from "Dancing With the Stars," "Donny and Marie's Las Vegas Christmas Show" and "So You Think You Can Dance." Catch the show on Sunday, November 26 at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $85 to $65.

With the holidays quickly approaching, consider giving CCPA gift certificates, which are available in any denomination. The certificates do not expire and can be shipped directly to the recipient in festive-themed envelopes free of charge.

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

 

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