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The Lakewood Cultural Center announced its 2022-23 season, which will bring a mix of music and theater to Lakewood beginning in September.
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The Lakewood Cultural Center announced its 2022-23 season, which will bring a mix of music and theater to Lakewood beginning in September. LCC is known for presenting vibrant performances in an intimate venue where the furthest seat is just 12 rows from the stage.
The 2022-23 season offers a celebration of diverse cultures, up-and-coming vocalists, holiday favorites and performance art. Highlights include performances by SALT Contemporary Dance premiering works by Micaela Taylor, Olivier Wevers and SALT's Joni McDonald, fresh productions of familiar favorites by The Acting Company and a light-painting exhibition paired with jazz music.
LCC administrator Rita Sommers said she wants to invite audiences to come experience something new.
“The Lakewood Cultural Center is all about people — what we create and what we experience together,” she said.
The LCC Presents 2022-2023 season:
VAN CLIBURN BRONZE MEDALIST
7:30 p.m. Sept. 29
The quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is widely recognized as “one of the world's highest-visibility classical-music contests” (Dallas Morning News) and remains committed to its ideals of supporting and launching the careers of young pianists. The Bronze Medalist from the 16th Cliburn Competition, held in June 2022, opens the LCC Presents season.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 15
A rising a cappella quartet who posted video of stairwell rehearsals and became a social phenomenon, Kings Return breaks the confines of a single genre with a signature mix of gospel, jazz, soul and classical music.
SALT CONTEMPORARY DANCE
7:30 p.m. Oct. 29
Premiering an inaugural tour of new works by internationally renowned female choreographers, SALT is the look of now, surpassing expectations and elevating what audiences can expect from contemporary dance.
DUPLESSY & THE VIOLINS OF THE WORLD
7:30 p.m. Nov. 12
The Violins of the World is the brainchild of French Gypsy jazz guitarist and composer Mathais Duplessy, bringing together a quartet of exceptional musicians from China, Mongolia, and France. Duplessy blends a strong Asian influence with blues spirit, Celtic rhythms and melodies from the Mongolian steppe to create an astonishing cross-cultural encounter.
TIMOTHY P. & THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN STOCKING STUFFERS
7:30 p.m. Dec. 3
Timothy P. Irvin and his ensemble of award-winning musicians return to regale audiences with bluegrass, country and folk versions of holiday favorites in a distinct Stocking Stuffer style.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
11 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22
Filled with laughter and adventure, this new adaptation of a beloved tale by Alexandre Dumas is a reminder to all that courage, honesty and valor can change the world.
ROMEO & JULIET
7:30 p.m. Feb. 23
With gorgeous costumes, vibrant music, enchanting parties, moonlit nights, dank graveyards and blood-strewn streets, The Acting Company’s fresh production makes this enduring love story relevant for today’s world.
7:30 p.m. March 4
The Takacs Quartet returns to the Cultural Center stage with its world-renowned innovative programming. Hailed as “chamber music royalty,” (Bachtrack), this Grammy-winning ensemble performs with an irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality.
7:30 p.m. March 11
Altan presents the beauty of traditional Irish music and the hard-hitting rhythm of reels and jigs, appreciated by audiences from around the world. “More than any Irish group, this Donegal quintet is seen as the keeper of the traditional flame," according to the Boston Globe.
RODGER’S & HAMMERSTEIN’S CAROUSEL
March 17– April 2; 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays
Co-presented with Performance Now Theatre Company.
Richard Rodgers referred to “Carousel” as the favorite of his musicals, with a score “more satisfying than any I’ve ever written.” “If I Loved You” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” underpin this stunning tale of hope, redemption and the power of love. Contains adult themes.
"Carousel" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatrical on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.
7:30 p.m. April 7
Virtuoso Diego Figueiredo has performed a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz in 60 countries around the world to become one of the hottest international names in jazz guitar.
7:30 p.m. April 21
Featuring jazz music by The Daniel Kelly Trio, paired with photographic light-painting created by blind and visually impaired members of the Seeing with Photography Collective, this multimedia collaboration explores what it means to truly see.
Create-your-own packages of four or more performances are now available at the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office at 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood.org/LCCPresents and 303-987-7845.
Tickets for individual performances go on sale Monday, Aug. 8.
To learn more, visit Lakewood.org/CulturalCenter or call 303-987-7845.
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