Wynonna launches arts season in September

Wynonna, along with her band The Big Noise, will explore the past, present, and future of Wynonna’s extensive 33-year career at the Jasper Arts Center on Sunday, Sept. 24.

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JASPER — Individual tickets are now available for the Jasper Community Arts’ 2017-18 season. Four series of performing arts events will showcase 12 artists.

Shows in the four series — Performers: Traditional, Performers: New Directions, Backstage and Family Fun — will take place at the Jasper Arts Center from September through April.
Single tickets for all performances will be sold up to the show date or until the performance is sold out. Patrons do not need to buy an entire series to order tickets, but JCAC does recommend purchasing tickets in advance due to demand. Single tickets are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so interested patrons should order single tickets as soon as possible.

Tickets may purchased four ways:

• In person. Stop by the JCA office, at 951 College Ave., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on a weekday.

• By mail. Use the order form inside the season guide and mail it to the arts center office.

• By fax. Credit card orders using Visa and MasterCard are accepted at 634-6997.

• By phone. Call the box office at 482-3070 to place a credit card order or for additional information and a season guide.

All of the events take place at the Jasper Arts Center, 951 College Ave.  Artists and dates are subject to change. For more information on programs offered by the Jasper Community Arts Commission, call 812-482-3070 or visit www.jasperarts.org.  

• Performers Series: Traditional
The Performers Series-Traditional will feature three artists for main stage performances. The events in the series seek to appeal to a broad range of art lovers. The season opens with Wynonna and the Big Noise, followed by The Jive Aces — Swing’N the Holidays and the American classic “On Golden Pond.” Individual tickets for each of these performances are $35 per person for adults, $33 for seniors and $30 for students and children.

Wynonna and the Big Noise: Roots and Revival Tour
Sunday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline,” Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. A five-time Grammy winner and New York Times best-selling author, Wynonna has received more than 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No. 1 hits, such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).” Wynonna, along with her band The Big Noise, will explore the past, present, and future of Wynonna’s extensive 33-year career on the 2017 Roots and Revival Tour.

The Jive Aces: Swing’N the Holidays
Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Direct from London, The Jive Aces are renowned for their superior musicianship and spectacular stage show. They are widely heralded as the United Kingdom’s premiere swing band for their energetic renditions of Christmas classics and fresh arrangements of classics by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.

‘On Golden Pond’
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
“On Golden Pond” is an American Treasure. Many people are familiar with the story through the Academy Award-winning film starrring Henry and Jane Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. Others have attended one of the literally thousands of productions this extraordinary play has received over the years. Something deep and profound resonates through the events that unfold in this American masterpiece brilliantly penned by Ernest Thompson.

The Martial Arts and Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China will bring acrobats, magic and martial arts to the stage Saturday, Oct. 28.

• Performers Series: New Directions
The Performers Series: New Directions will feature three artists for main stage performances. This series is designed for the young and young at heart, with events that may be a little different and off-beat. Martial Arts and Acrobats of Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China will start the season, followed by the Rhythmic Circus and Six Appeal. Individual tickets for each of these performances are $35 per person for adults, $33 for seniors, and $30 for students and children.

Martial Arts and Acrobats of Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China
Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.
The Martial Arts and Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China (Tianjin Acrobatic Troupe) was established in 1957 as a combination of the former China Circus & Acrobats founded in 1948. It is one of the best acrobatic troupes in China, with more than 100 acrobatic, magical and martial arts performers. With novel and superior techniques, the acrobatic troupe is favored by audiences all over the world.

Rhythmic Circus
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! premiered in August 2008 at the Ritz Theatre in Minneapolis, when the group’s dancers and founders joined forces with the seven Twin Cities’ heavyweight musicians. Together, they integrated an inventive style of rapid-fire tap with a variety of musical genres to create a show that presents a wildly creative view into the indomitable power of the human spirit. The show’s brilliance has been marked by rave reviews, sold-out engagements, and numerous awards.

Six Appeal
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Six Appeal is a world class vocal ensemble infused with impeccable comedic timing and the energy and vitality of a rock band. Swearing off instruments, the award-winning vocal band takes the audience on a journey that spans decades of music, performing classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes — all sung a cappella.  

The Good Lovelies will take to the Jasper Arts Center's backstage Friday, March 9, 2018.

• Backstage Series
The Backstage Series, comprised of three events, features an intimate seating arrangement with audience members most often on stage with the artist for a house concert feel. The season opener will be Landscape of Guitar, followed by Julian Gargiulo and The Good Lovelies.  Individual tickets for each of these performances are $25 per person for adults, $22 for seniors, and $15 for students and children.

Landscape of Guitar
Sunday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.
The Landscape of Guitar is a groundbreaking art and music production. Animated paintings are sung to life as guitar birds fly over rolling guitar rivers and vivid guitar worlds in stunning high definition. Award-winning singer-songwriters Patchouli and Terra Guitarra create a live symphony of color and sound to inspire the human spirit. The audience will experience the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, the guitars of the Gypsy Kings and the colors of Van Gogh.

Julian Gargiulo, Piano
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018,  7:30 p.m.
Julian’s performances bring together a mix of classical masterpieces, his own tango transcriptions and his original jazz-influenced compositions. Combining an informal style of presenting classical music with rigorous Russian conservatory training, Gargiulo is able to transmit a unique concert experience to each and every one present.

The Good Lovelies
Friday, March 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Audiences have been falling in love with the Good Lovelies for the past 10 years. The aptly named Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough, and Sue Passmore. The Ontario-based trio relies on impeccable vocals, winsome songwriting and on-stage banter drawn from a seemingly endless succession of comedic adventures on the road and at home.

The audience will be part of the show when "Journey to Oz" arrives at the Jasper Arts Center on March 14, 2018.

• Family Fun Series
The Family Fun Series is a three-event series that features rollicking family entertainment for the young and young at heart. The first program will feature Playing By Air, followed Justin Roberts and The Not Ready for Naptime Players and “Journey to Oz” Individual tickets for each of these entertaining performances are $15 per person for adults and seniors, and $8 for students/children.

Playing By Air
Sunday, Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m.
Playing By Air captivates public audiences with a joyful fusion of music, juggling and circus in which traditional theatricality meets absurd comedy. The award-winning performers of Playing By Air share their sense of playfulness and breathtaking feats in a production enjoyed equally by adults, families and children.

Justin Roberts and The Not Ready for Naptime Players
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2018. 3:30 p.m.
Two-time Grammy nominee Justin Roberts is truly one of the “all-stars” of the indie family music scene. For nearly 20 years, Roberts has been creating the soundtrack to families’ lives, crafting songs that navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up. Justin and his band, The Not Ready for Naptime Players, have traveled the globe, from Hong Kong to New York and Miami to Seattle.

‘Journey to Oz’
Saturday, March 14, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
The works of L. Frank Baum are numerous and his tales of Dorothy and her adventures in Oz are his most beloved. In this fantastic new adaptation, we are invited to go to Oz with Dorothy as audience members become a part of an experiential production. When the cyclone comes, the entire theater enters into the eye of the storm with whisking lights and exciting music created by lauded composer Josh Totora.

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