Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

Huntertones at the Performing Arts Center

Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound fuses inspired improvisation and adventurous composition melding jazz, funk, rock, and soul. Adding depth and contrast to their live set, Huntertones shift from a dynamic six-piece ensemble to a trio featuring saxophone, sousaphone, and beat-boxing, keeping their listeners’ eyes and ears open at every turn.

Huntertones formed in Columbus, Ohio at The Ohio State University and hosted their first shows at a house on Hunter Avenue. They have since relocated to New York City, released three albums, and toured North and South America, Europe and Africa -- experiences which have pushed the band to expand even further, stylistically. What started as a group of classmates finding a voice has developed into a highly collaborative group of musicians traveling, sharing, and growing together.

VIDEO PREVIEW: https://youtu.be/ork10wzyNf0

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Jan
18
8:30 PM20:30

Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis at the Performing Arts Center

From the minds of improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand new, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, side-splitting show.

Hypnosis and Improv -- two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, skeptics and everyone in between for decades worldwide – come together as two masters of their crafts unite for a totally unique comedy experience, HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis.

How it Works: Twenty random volunteers from the audience will be put under hypnosis by Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci (the process of which is a show in its own right), their inhibitions evaporated and their minds no longer their own. The contestants are methodically and hysterically whittled down until the five best are left on stage when one of the world’s leading improvisers enters! Co-Creator Colin Mochrie takes the stage to improvise with the top five while they are still under hypnosis, turning the show into an improv extravaganza!

In the hands of two masters, and solely crafted from the audience’s uninhibited subconscious, this will be an entirely original and completely unforgettable theatrical experience, for who knows where the unconscious mind will go…

Subject matter may be for mature audiences.

VIDEO PREVIEW: https://youtu.be/jaotSyTXhTs

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Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Jenn Bostic at the Performing Arts Center

Jenn Bostic is a soulful singer/songwriter with a hint of blues, soul, country, pop and gospel. Her emotive songwriting and powerful vocals have been touching hearts around the world. “Jealous of the Angels,” written for her late father, was championed by both Smooth Radio and BBC Radio 2. She has performed the song on BBC Breakfast, Weekend Wogan, Good Morning Sunday and Songs of Praise, and the music video has over 3 million views on YouTube. She has had 4 singles playlisted at BBC Radio 2, the most listened to radio station in Europe.

In 2012 she won five Independent Country Music Association Awards including "Best Songwriter," "Best Musician," and "Overall Winner." Bostic was also named “International Touring Artist of the Year” in both the 2017 and 2018 British Country Music Awards. In 2018, she co-hosted the event with UK Male Vocalist of the Year, Gary Quinn, and was also nominated for "International Album of the Year" and "International Song of the Year" for Revival.

She has performed sold out tours across the United States and Europe, and has opened for the likes of Richard Marx, Christian Kane and The Band Perry. Venues have included The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium and Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where she has just released her new album "Revival" with six-time Grammy Award winner Paul Salveson.

Sponsored by: The 6 Moravian Churches of Tuscarawas County

VIDEO PREVIEW: https://youtu.be/rRtVgrSBSFQ

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Feb
29
7:30 PM19:30

The Moxie Strings at the Performing Arts Center

Hailed by The Grand Rapids Press as “top-notch, instrumental wizardry,” The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best known instruments through a young, progressive lens. Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn hold Bachelor of Music degrees in music performance and music education, which have given each the technical foundation to explore the limits of her instrument and helped the group build a reputation for musical excellence. Alison performs on a
newly-invented, electric cello, and Diana on a contemporary 5-string violin. Both use a variety of audio effects pedals. The Moxie Strings compose the majority of their pieces and arrange melodies from many countries, resulting in a genre-blurring blend of ear-catching, mainstream melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms. The band’s polished, high-energy show continues to redefine strings’ role in contemporary music, and offers audience members a diverse, fun, musical experience.

VIDEO PREVIEW: https://youtu.be/4rd_O2gnZ0g

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Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Finding Neverland: BROADWAY at the Performing Arts Center

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Originally directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR).

VIDEO PREVIEW: https://youtu.be/CUsF0G8g2lE

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Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

A Cappella Live! at the Performing Arts Center

The past few years have been a Renaissance for a cappella - with a perfect storm of movies, television, youtube, and radio - breathing new life and excitement into the world’s first musical form.

Built on the classic Motown review tour model, A Cappella Live is bringing four of the nation’s greatest a cappella acts to performing arts centers around America:

The charming boyband sound and moves of The Filharmonic
The rich harmonies of gospel/r&b legends Committed
Chart-topping lead vocals and live-looping beatbox by Blake Lewis
Internationally-inspired songstresses Women of the World

Never before have four acts of this caliber been brought together on the same stage on the same night. Audiences will have an opportunity to hear each group perform their greatest and best-known hits as well as large-scale production numbers featuring all four groups, plus some additional special surprises.

A Cappella Live is a show that is guaranteed to appeal to all ages, spanning a wide range of music with something new happening at each turn.

VIDEO PREVIEW: https://youtu.be/2-CmUC0fdKU

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Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Lynn Trefzger at the Performing Arts Center

Lynn Trefzger is a ventriloquist/comedienne with a trunk full of zany characters that have accompanied her to stages throughout the country. Named the 2006 Funniest Female Performer of the Year, by CAMPUS ACTIVITIES MAGAZINE and nominated 2007 Funniest Female by American Entertainment Magazine. Her off-the-wall audience interplay is riotously funny, and her performances are tailored for both family and adult audiences. Lynn (and her many voices) has appeared on ABC, TNN, A&E and Lifetime television.

Her vocal illusion talents were first brought to national audiences on TV’s popular “Star Search” and she has since performed with artists including Jeff Foxworthy, Ray Romano, Drew Carey, and Faith Hill. Her off-the-wall audience interplay is riotously funny, and her performances are tailored for both family and adult audiences. Lynn (and her many voices) has appeared on ABC, TNN, A&E and Lifetime television.

Warning: Be extra nice to her old man Judd… he can get quite cranky and forthright. He’s a cantankerous old man and he holds little back.

Video Preview: https://youtu.be/fJC9Aov0reo

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