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Performing Arts Center Announces Inaugural Season

Posted Aug. 24, 2010

Twenty-two diverse productions highlight the outstanding inaugural season for the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas. Scheduled between November 2010 and April 2011, the season offers entertainment for a variety of audiences.

 "Every time our curtain opens we believe the audience will be amazed by the quality of the production they are here to see, as well as our magnificent 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art venue," said Dr. Gregg Andrews, dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Tuscarawas. "Our outstanding schedule includes well-known performers Clint Black, Josh Gracin and Michael Bolton. We are also featuring the national tours of Lord of the Dance and Oklahoma, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia's Swan Lake, the amazing Peking Acrobats, comedian Bill Engvall and the bluegrass music of Cherryholmes, to name just a few."

Additional events being released for the first time include: the theatrical productions of Wizard of Oz, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Improvised Shakespeare Company and Cirque Mechanics Boom Town; and the musical performances of Ricky Nelson Remembered, Jars of Clay and Percussion Group Cincinnati.  The opening week's events announced in June include  Tuscarawas Philharmonic, Jim Brickman, Luna Negra Dance Theater, Cats, A Christmas Carol and Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood.

"We have received a great deal of interest in the opening week schedule of events since its announcement earlier this summer," added Mike Morelli, general manager of the Performing Arts Center. "We think the public will respond with equal enthusiasm to the remainder of our inaugural season of entertainment."

Tickets sales for packages begin Sept. 7 followed by individual event ticket sales beginning on Sept. 13.  Ticket prices, which vary per event, range from $16 to $75 and can be purchased online, by phone, in-person or by mail.

"Several of our productions have been grouped into packages to provide a savings to our patrons, said Morelli. "The Opening Week package gives patrons the opportunity to choose at the minimum four events and receive a price break. And with great performers, high flying performances and perennial crowd pleasers, the opening week has something for everyone!"

Opening Week Series:

Pick any number of cevents, minimum of four, from the opening week's events. Package pricing varies by number of cevents and the specific events chosen.

Broadway Series

Cats - Monday, November 29 – 7:30 p.m.

OKLAHOMA! - Sunday, January 16, 2011  – 7:30 p.m.

Lord of the Dance - Wednesday, February 23 – 7:30 p.m.

Wizard of Oz - Sunday, March 6, - 7:30 p.m.

Package Pricing $159 - $217

Laugh Out Loud Series

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood - Saturday, December 4 - 7:30 p.m.

Bill Engvall - Saturday, March 12 – 6:30 & 9 p.m.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company - Tuesday, April 26 – 7:30 p.m.

Package Pricing $84 - $122



Pick any number of events, minimum of four, from our entire season. Package pricing varies by number of events and the specific events chosen.

Each ticket is subject to a $2 Facility Fee.

For more information contact the Box Office at 330.308.6400 or visit the website at 

2010-2011 Inaugural Season for the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas


Tuscarawas Philharmonic   Sat., Nov. 27

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $9-32

Luna Negra Dance Theater ″  Sun., Nov. 28

3 p.m.   Tickets $31–$45

Jim Brickman   Sun., Nov. 28

8 p.m.   Tickets $38–$55

Cats   Mon., Nov. 29

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $46–$67

A Christmas Carol   Tues., Nov. 30

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $28–$40

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

Sat., Dec. 4 ″ 7:30 p.m. ″ Tickets $37–$54

OKLAHOMA!   Sun., Jan.16, 2011

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $39–$58

Ricky Nelson Remembered   Fri., Jan. 21

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $21–$33

Jars of Clay   Sat., Jan. 29

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $21–$33

A Midsummer Night's Dream ″ Sun., Jan. 30

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $21–$33

Josh Gracin   Fri., Feb. 4

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $23–$34

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's

Swan Lake ″ Tues., Feb. 8

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $38–$55

The Peking Acrobats   Sat., Feb. 19

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $25–$40

Lord of the Dance   Wed., Feb. 23

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $48–$57

Cirque Mechanics Boom Town

Wed., March 2   7:30 p.m.

Tickets $34–$50

Wizard of Oz   Sun., March 6

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $46–$64

Bill Engvall   Sat., March 12

6:30 & 9 p.m.″  Tickets $44–$64

Michael Bolton   Thurs., March 17

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $52–$75

Clint Black   Sun., March 20

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $46–$67

Percussion Group Cincinnati

Fri., April 22 ″ 7:30 p.m ″ Tickets $16–$25

Cherryholmes   Fri., April 15

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $19–$30

The Improvised Shakespeare Company   Tues., April 26

7:30 p.m.   Tickets $18–$28


Kent State University at Tuscarawas is located at 330 University DR NE, in New Philadelphia.


Media Contact:

Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473

Kent State University at Tuscarawas

August 24, 2010