Tuesday, June 21, 2022
The 2022-2023 season offers a celebration of diverse cultures, up-and-coming vocalists, holiday favorites, and thrilling 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.
“The Lakewood Cultural Center is all about people — what we create and what we experience together,” said LCC administrator Rita Sommers. “We invite audiences to come experience something new.”
Create-your-own packages of four or more performances are now available at the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office at 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth Boulevard and West Alameda Avenue), Lakewood.org/LCCPresents and 303-987-7845. Tickets for individual performances go on sale Monday, Aug. 8.
Monday, March 21, 2022
The Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre Company present America’s Tony Award-winning musical “1776,” March 18-April 3. Witness the birth of a nation as our forefathers struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence. The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most beautiful and unconventional Broadway hit.
It is a long hot summer in Philadelphia, and the Continental Congress is an exhausted, annoyed, quarrelsome collection of men at each other’s throats over the burning question of independence from Great Britain.
John Adams, the passionate crusader for rebellion, races against time: If the congress does not agree to throw off the yoke of tyranny, General George Washington’s painfully outnumbered army will have no ideal for which to fight. But Adams is obnoxious and disliked — no one will listen to his arguments. Can he persuade wordsmith Thomas Jefferson to write a declaration? And when it comes down to a final decision, the course of history hangs on whether sycophantic James Wilson can remain as anonymous as possible with his vote. Under these conditions, how will America ever achieve independence?
The cast includes Travis Risner as John Adams, Wes Munsil as Benjamin Franklin, Eric Crawford as Thomas Jefferson, Carolyn Lohr as Abigail Adams, and Colby Reisinger as Martha Jefferson. The production team includes Director and Choreographer Kelly Van Oosbree, Music Director Jordan Ortman, and Costumer Susan Rahmsdorf-Terry. The set design is by Andrew Bates; lighting design by Sean Mallory.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and are available at 303-987-7845, Lakewood.org/LCCPresents or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway.
Monday, February 7, 2022
The all-star jazz quartet Lao Tizer delivers an explosive mix of jazz, rock, classical, funk and world rhythms at the Lakewood Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 12.
The Jazz Group of the Year nominee makes its Lakewood debut in support of its recent Billboard Jazz Top 10 CD/DVD combo-pack release, “Songs from the Swinghouse.”
Led by Boulder native, keyboardist, composer and former Best New Jazz Artist nominee Lao Tizer (Special EFX, Down To The Bone), the group also features local favorite and saxophonist/flutist extraordinaire Nelson Rangell (GRP Records, Earl Klugh), Grammy-winning drummer Gene Coye (Larry Carlton, Terence Blanchard) and renowned bassist Anthony Crawford (Erykah Badu, Justin Timberlake).
“A robust mix of originals and covers that incorporates grooves from across the musical spectrum” (JAZZIZ), this is a memorable evening of original jazz and more not to be missed!
Tickets start at $22 and are available at 303-987-7845, Lakewood.org/LCCPresents or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue).
Thursday, January 27, 2022
TAKE3 performs original arrangements of top pop hits, Americana, classics, and everything in between, at the Lakewood Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. on March 4. With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-defying trio brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma.
Led by Yanni's star violin soloist, Lindsay Deutsch, this crossover band features Mikala Schmitz on cello and Jason Stoll on piano. No strangers to the stage as individuals, they have made an impact on the music scene touring nationwide, recording tracks for film and television (including as featured soloists on the Netflix hit “The Witcher”) and as soloists in front of symphony orchestras. Trained at the world’s top conservatories, these artists took their chops from Beethoven to Bieber and have become known for eclectic programming – from classic rock like Billy Joel and the Beatles, and popular TV and movie hits such as “Game of Thrones” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” to chart topping hits by Willie Nelson and Coldplay.
Tickets start at $22 and are available at 303-987-7845, Lakewood.org/LCCPresents or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office.