An Evening with C.S. Lewis
Saturday, September 21 - 7:30 PM
The year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great raconteurs of his day. Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life; of his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien; why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles; how he came to embrace Christianity and of the American woman who turned his life upside down. Described by critics as ‘Extraordinary!’ ‘A Must See!’ and ‘A Master Class!’ – it’s an enthralling theatrical experience, and one which has led many thousands to discover (or rediscover) the continuing impact of a man whose collected works made him a literary giant of the 20th century.
Saturday, October 19 - 7:30 PM
Celebrate Yavapai College's Homecoming weekend with one of Comedy Central’s “Hundred Best Stand-Up Comedians of All Time”! Louie Anderson comes to Prescott with the unique and hilarious approach that made him a favorite on The Tonight Show, Late Show with David Letterman, and Comic Relief.
The Phantom of the Opera
November 14-24, 2019
Musical theatre’s most ambitious and romantic adventure, told in drama, spectacle and song. Yavapai College Performing Arts presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sprawling saga of a glorious opera house, the stirring voices inside it, and a love long denied. Directed by Dr. Craig Ralston. Eight performances: November 14, 15, 21, 22 and 23 at 7 PM; November 16, 17 and 24 at 3 PM.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 7 PM
Start your holiday season off right – with luminaria, carols, and cookies at sunset in the Performing Arts Center’s Sculpture Garden. Then enjoy special guest tenor Mackenzie Gotcher, a full orchestra, and Yavapai College's combined choirs singing your holiday favorites!
A Very Electric Christmas
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 7 PM
Brighten your holidays this season with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas, which follows the story of a young bird named Max and his family as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole…his adventure begins! Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship, and hope set to timeless holiday hits, including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey, and Tchaikovsky. Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for their electroluminescent artistry, poignant story telling and performs in complete darkness.
Rhythm of the Dance
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 7:30 PM
This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment, containing a wealth of Irish talent, featuring World and Irish champion dancers and some of the finest traditional musicians and singers. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, this two-hour dance and music extravaganza takes the audiences on an exhilarating and exciting, energy-packed time trip through the ages. It’s internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world, making it a success with critics and audiences worldwide, seen by 7 million people in 50 countries.
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in The Mikado
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 7 PM
Don’t miss New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players' all-new production, conceived and directed by David Auxier. This critically acclaimed production premiered in New York at The Kaye Playhouse in January of 2017. The production represents a great deal of work between NYGASP and the Asian-American theatrical community in New York; and serves an example of a cooperative effort to promote diversity, equity and inclusive practice with classic works of art.
Colin & Brad: Scared Scriptless
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Armed with only their wits, Whose Line is it Anyway? stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are taking to the live stage and they’re…Scared Scriptless. Prepare to laugh yourself senseless as these improv comedy masterminds must make up original scenes, songs and more from whatever you, the fans, suggest! You just might also get to join in on the fun on stage. It’s a hilarious comedic high wire act… just like a live version of ‘Whose Line!’ How the heck do they do it? We don’t know either!
Mike Super: Magic & Illusion
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 7 PM
Mystifier Mike Super was named "Entertainer of the Year" for two years, consecutive and as the winner of NBC’s Phenomenon, Super is the only magician in history to win a live magic competition on Primetime Network Television. Mike was also a top 12 Finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent Imagine mind blowing illusions combined with the hilarity of a headline comedian. Mike Super has taken the performance of magic to new, mainstream levels that will reach out and literally touch you. Mike has turned the magic show on its side and dumped it out into the audience YOU become Mike’s onstage assistant! Enjoy this family-friendly performance and join the journey of emotions from laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder, anticipation, tears and sentimentality that only Mike Super delivers.
April 23-26, 2020
Step back into the era of speakeasies, bathtub gin, and “All that Jazz” as Yavapai College Performing Arts shares the bawdy musical tale of a shady lawyer and two Windy City showgirls gone really, really wrong. Directed by Professor Nanette Hofer. Five performances: April 23, 24 and 25 at 7 PM; April 25 at 2 PM; and April 26 at 3 PM.
ABBA the Concert
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Critics and audiences agree: ABBA the Concert is the most authentic ABBA tribute show in the world. Enjoy dazzling performances of the Swedish supergroup's most iconic hits, including “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” and “Dancing Queen.” You can dance, you can sing...having the time of your life at THE ULTIMATE ABBA TRIBUTE CELEBRATION!
1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301
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