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CAPA Announces 2011-2012 Season Lineup

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The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) announced this morning the lineup for their 2011-2012 event season. The lineup includes An Evening with David Sedaris, Over The Rhine, The Second City and more. Tickets for most shows go on sale Monday, September 12th at capa.com.

The full lineup with dates and prices can be found below:

David Sanborn Trio featuring Joey DeFrancesco — Sun, Oct. 2 at the Southern Theatre

David Sanborn Trio featuring Joey DeFrancesco and Byron Landham
Sunday, October 2, 8 pm
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)
Tickets: $25, $35, $40

Renowned and revered the world over as one of the greatest saxophone players of all time, New York’s David Sanborn has transcended genres and inspired an entire generation of musicians with a hybrid musical language of unequalled intensity colored by rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, pop, and jazz. He has left his mark on recordings by Bowie, Wonder, Springsteen and the Rolling Stones. Memorable for his remarkable stagecraft and undeniable charisma, David Sanborn brings his complex and captivating live jazz show to Southern, featuring master American organist Joey DeFrancesco.

Richard Thompson — Wed. Oct. 5 at the Southern Theatre

Richard Thompson
Wednesday, October 5, 8 pm
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)
Tickets: $23, $33, $36

London-born Richard Thompson is a musician’s musician.  Equally at home with electric or acoustic instruments, his distinctive style incorporates a wide range of influences, from traditional British and Celtic flavors to jazz, rockabilly, and more. Since the 1960s, Thompson has established a reputation as a prolific songwriter, virtuoso guitarist, and musical adventurer.

Guitar Masters — Sat, Oct. 22 at the Lincoln Theatre

Guitar Masters — Andy McKee, Stephen Bennett, & Antoine Dufour
Saturday, October 22, 8 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Tickets: $20

This acoustic guitar summit, featuring three world-renowned players performing together for the very first time, consists of three solo sets followed by an unforgettable, collaborative performance. Andy McKee is one of the world’s finest solo acoustic guitarists, transforming the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits, and signature two-handed technique. Stephen Bennett is an extraordinary musician, an acknowledged master of the harp guitar, a challenging teacher, a gifted composer, and a performer of astounding sensitivity. Emerging as a young star of finger-style acoustic guitar, Antoine Dufour’s pieces are characterized by innovation, creativity, and a highly percussive playing style using slap and natural harmonics.

David Sedaris — Sun, Oct. 23 at the Palace Theatre

An Evening with David Sedaris
Sunday, October 23, 7 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets: $47.50, $52.50, $57.50

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Sedaris is the author of the collections of personal essays Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, each of which became a bestseller. His newest book, a collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer), was released in September 2010. Sedaris will visit Columbus for one night only, featuring all-new readings of his work and a book signing.

Laura Ingalls Wilder — Mon, Oct. 24 at the Southern Theatre

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Monday, October 24, 10 am & 1 pm
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)
Tickets: $5

This uplifting story of one of America’s most beloved authors comes to life as Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family travel across the country in search of a place they can call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever and eviction from their land, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This ArtsPower National Touring Theatre musical is recommended for grades 2-6 and has a running time of 55 minutes. This performance is made possible through the generous support of Honda of America Manufacturing.

Ballet Maribor’s Radio & Juliet — Thu, Oct. 27 at the Palace Theatre

Ballet Maribor’s Radio & Juliet
Thursday, October 27, 8 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets: $25, $30, $35

Choreographer Edward Clug translates the world’s greatest love story, boldly expressed against the epic work of alternative rock band Radiohead. Ballet Maribor’s Radio & Juliet interprets the delicacy of love with the cold hand of mechanization in the modern world. Radiohead’s music coupled with the expressive mix of Ballet Maribor’s signature minimalist forms intensifies feelings of desperation, alienation, and loneliness, creating an atmosphere of aggression and the accelerating passage of time.

Ailey II — Sun, Oct. 30 at the Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center

Ailey II
Sunday, October 30, 7 pm
Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.)
Tickets: $20, $25, $35

Ailey II dancers are the most talented of their generation, captivating audiences and translating their strength, agility, and grace of body and soul into stirring, powerful performances. Under the artistic direction of former Ailey dancer Sylvia Waters, this critically-acclaimed company presents dazzling performances and innovative community programs across the country and internationally. The Ailey spirit shines as these artists perform an exhilarating and diverse repertoire that includes Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by today’s most outstanding choreographers. This Spectrum Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors David and Mo Meuse.

The King’s Singers — Wed, Nov. 2 at the Southern Theatre

The King’s Singers
Wednesday, November 2, 8 pm
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)
Tickets: $28, $33, $38

Countertenor David Hurley, countertenor Timothy Wayne-Wright, tenor Paul Phoenix, baritone Philip Lawson, baritone Christopher Gabbitas, and bass Jonathan Howard make up one of the world’s most celebrated vocal ensembles, The King’s Singers. Championing the work of young and established composers, they remain consummate entertainers—a class-act with a delightfully British wit. From Gesualdo and György Ligeti to Michael Bublé, The King’s Singers are instantly recognizable for their spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the text, and incisive timing.

The Civil Wars — Thu, Nov. 3 at the Lincoln Theatre

The Civil Wars
Thursday, November 3, 8 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Tickets: $20

Recently nominated for two Americana Music Awards, The Civil Wars is the singing/songwriting duo of John Paul White and Joy Williams. Their chance meeting two years ago fueled an immediate songwriting chemistry and creative synergy that resulted in debut album, Barton Hollow. It debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on iTunes’ Overall Albums Chart earlier this year, selling more than 150,000 copies to date. USA Today heralds, “Together, John Paul White and Joy Williams are musical soulmates…with their playful banter and exquisite harmonies, they create music that is as haunting as a nocturne, soothing as a lullaby.”

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real — Wed, Nov. 2 at the Lincoln Theatre

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
Wednesday, November 2, 8pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Tickets: $20

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Lukas Nelson was raised on his father Willie Nelson’s famed Honeysuckle Rose bus. Today, the 21-year-old Nelson is still on the road, but with his own band, Promise of the Real. Joined by drummer Anthony LoGerfo, bassist Corey McCormick, and percussionist Tato Melgar, Promise of the Real is a blend of “genuine rock ‘n’ roll,” as the Oregon Music News notes—part American heart ‘n’ soul, Latin tones, blues, funk, and a pinch of country.

Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever! — Fri, Nov. 4 at the Palace Theatre

Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!
Friday, November 4, 3 pm & 7 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets: $21, $27, $31, $45, $63

School‘s out for summer and anything is possible as Phineas and Ferb create their biggest invention yet—Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! Phineas, Ferb, and the whole tri-state area gang embark on a bold escape, jumping out from behind your TV and onto the stage in a live action adventure – right in your hometown!  And, before you can wonder, “Hey, where’s Perry?” the beloved pet platypus shifts to his secret double life as Agent P to foil another one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil plans. Musical madness abounds in an escapade so awesome that even Candace can’t help but join the hilarious hijinks. It’s the ultimate end to summer vacation, so seize the day ‘cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all! This Family Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors AEP.

Ledisi — Tue. Nov. 22 at the Lincoln Theatre

Ledisi
Tuesday, November 22, 8 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Tickets: $40

From singing on Broadway and teaching voice at Berkeley to performing around the globe, singer/songwriter and New Orleans native Ledisi (who adopted her name from the word that means “to bring forth” in the Yoruba language of Nigeria) has composed and produced her own soul-baring music of deeply touching songs about love, intimacy, and self-assurance. Already respected in today’s black music underground, she has been one of its most inspiring independent spirits. This four-time Grammy Award nominee plays Columbus for one night only in support of her 2011 release, Pieces of Me. This Spectrum Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors David and Mo Meuse.

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol — Fri, Nov. 25 - Sun, Nov. 27 at the Ohio Theatre

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Friday, November 25, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 26, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 27, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.)
Tickets: $22, $27, $32

A Columbus tradition for more than 30 years, NTC PRODUCTIONS returns with the national touring production of A Christmas Carol. Capturing every detail of the Dickens classic, from the spine-chilling ghosts and gorgeous renditions of traditional British carols to crotchety Scrooge and lovable Tiny Tim, Columbus audiences have come to love Charles Dickens’ enchanting story and this treasured holiday event. This Family Series performance is made possible through the generous support of Bob Evans Farms and series sponsors AEP.

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2011 — Sat, Dec. 3 at the Palace Theatre

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2011
Saturday, December 3, 8 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets: $27.50, $37.50, $47.50, $62.50

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2011, a cherished holiday tradition marking its 14th anniversary, brings together a magical combination of musicians to celebrate this special season. Joining multi-Grammy® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz on the coast-to-coast outing will be trumpeter/composer/producer Rick Braun, South African singer/guitarist Jonathan Butler, and Dutch saxophone star Candy Dulfer. The foursome will perform hits from their respective catalogues and jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites in an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love.

Judy Collins: Home for the Holidays — Mon, Dec. 5 at the Lincoln Theatre

Judy Collins: Home for the Holidays
Monday, December 5, 8 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Tickets: $40

Grammy Award-winning Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretive folk songs and contemporary themes for half a century. This modern day Renaissance woman has built an impressive career including an extensive music catalog, several inspirational books, and a following as a moving speaker and activist for social change. This holiday season, join Judy Collins and special guest Kenny White for an unforgettable evening devoted to seasonal favorites and classic hits.

Over the Rhine — Wed, Dec. 7 at the Lincoln Theatre

Over the Rhine
Wednesday, December 7, 8 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Tickets: $28.50

Described as a “sometimes pensive, often poetic, and continually progressive folk-pop ensemble,” Cincinnati-based Over the Rhine has been making music for more than 20 years. Fronted by Karin Bergquist’s torchy, devil-may-care voice brimming with Midwestern soul, the band is led by brilliant keyboardist and songwriter Linford Detweiler who can seamlessly move from avant garde jazz to whisper-quiet folk subtleties to flat out rock. Over the Rhine may well be one of Americana’s best kept secrets.

Cherish the Ladies — Fri, Dec. 9 at the Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center

Cherish the Ladies
Friday, December 9, 8 pm
Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.)
Tickets: $25, $30

Celebrating 25 years as the most successful and sought-after Irish-American group in Celtic music history, Cherish the Ladies share their timeless Irish traditions passed down from fathers to daughters. The all-female ensemble’s spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing showcases all the facets of traditional Irish culture.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons — Fri, Dec. 9 at the Palace Theatre

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Friday, December 9, 8 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets: $38, $50, $65, $75

With an incredible career spanning nearly 50 years, Frankie Valli has wooed audiences throughout the world with one of the most distinctive voices in rock ‘n’ roll. Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist, earning him induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame n 1990. As a member of The Four Seasons, Valli’s number one hits include “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “December 1963 (Oh, What A Night).” As a solo artist, he hit number one with “My Eyes Adored You” and “Grease.”

Harlem Gospel Choir — Thu, Jan. 26 at the Southern Theatre

Harlem Gospel Choir
Thursday, January 26, 8 pm
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)
Tickets: $25.50, $30

An evening with the world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir is an extraordinary experience of foot-stomping, hand-clapping blues, jazz, and gospel. A renowned assembly of the finest gospel singers and musicians from the churches of Harlem, New York, the Choir is one of the pre-eminent congregations of spiritual voices in the world today. This Spectrum Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors David and Mo Meuse.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo — Wed, Feb. 8 at the Lincoln Theatre

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Wednesday, February 8, 8 pm
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)
Tickets: $28, $33

For more than 40 years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiment of Christian gospel music. The result is a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural, and ethnic landscape. Their musical efforts over the past four decades have garnered praise and accolades within the recording industry, but also solidified their identity as a cultural force to be reckoned with. This Spectrum Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors David and Mo Meuse.

Bill Blagg’s The Science of Magic — Thu, Feb. 30 at the Lincoln Theatre

Bill Blagg’s The Science of Magic
Thursday, February 16, 10 am & 1 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Tickets: $5

For centuries, magicians have used scientific principles to make people levitate in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye. Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience takes you on a rare, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. The Science of Magic is designed to excite, educate, intrigue, and encourage students to think “outside the box” and spawn their curiosity about how science and the Scientific Method are used by magicians to create the impossible. This performance is made possible through the generous support of Honda of America Manufacturing.

Four Score and Seven Years Ago — Mon, Mar. 5 at the Lincoln Theatre

Four Score and Seven Years Ago
Monday, March 5, 10 am & 1 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Tickets: $5

After escaping slavery in Georgia, life in Gettysburg is everything young Lemuel dreamed it would be. However, his ideas about the North and the South, as well as what it means to be a free man, are challenged when he unexpectedly befriends a young Confederate soldier named Jacob. The two men may be of different races and on different sides of the Civil War, but they have much to teach each other about bravery and loyalty. This ArtsPower National Touring Theatre musical is recommended for grades 3-8 and has a running time of 55 minutes. This performance is made possible through the generous support of Honda of America Manufacturing.

The Second City’s Laugh Out Loud Tour — Sat, Mar.10 at the Lincoln Theatre

The Second City’s Laugh Out Loud Tour
Saturday, March 10, 7:30 pm
Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.)
Tickets: $30

America’s famed comedy troupe brings its one-of-a-kind Laugh Out Loud Tour to Columbus. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and more comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and The Second City’s trademark improvisation. Whether it’s ripped from the morning headlines or a classic gem from their 50-year archives, The Second City is always a laugh-out-loud hit.

Zakir Hussein & Masters of Percussion — Tue, Apr. 10 at the Southern Theatre

Zakir Hussein & Masters of Percussion
Tuesday, April 10, 8 pm
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)
Tickets: $28, $38, $43

Renowned for his genre-defying collaborations, classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain delivers brilliant percussion performances that have established him not only as a national treasure in his native India but as one of the world’s most esteemed and influential musicians. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity founded in formidable knowledge and study. Masters of Percussion is an outgrowth of Hussain’s memorable tours with his father, the legendary Ustad Allarakha. Joining the 2012 tour will be Fazal Qureshi, tabla & kanjira; Rakesh Chaurasia, bansuri (bamboo flute); T.H.V. Umashankar, ghatam; Dilshad Khan, sarangi; Navin Sharma, dholak; Abbos Kosimov, doyra; and the Meitei Pung Cholom Performer (dancing drummer of Manipur).

The Four Bitchin’ Babes in Hormonal Imbalance — Sun, Apr 15 at The Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center

The Four Bitchin’ Babes in Hormonal Imbalance… A Mood Swinging Musical Revue!
Sunday, April 15, 7 pm
Capitol Theatre (77 S. High St.)
Tickets: $25, $37.50

With the heavenly harmony of their original songs and poignant views of their unbridled comedic commentary, The Four Bitchin’ Babes share women’s struggles to balance careers and family, chocolate obsessions and low carb inner peace, CNN and TV Land, as well as the trials of dealing with insufficient pay and inadequately cut swimwear.

Imagination Movers — Fri, April 20 at The Palace Theatre

Imagination Movers
Friday, April 20, 3 pm & 6:30 pm
Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.)
Tickets: $16, $18, $26, $36

What would happen if the Beastie Boys collaborated with Mr. Rogers? The answer is the Imagination Movers. Indeed, the Movers sing about things they know—messy rooms, healthy snacks, sibling rivalry, and other topics that relate to being a kid—but their musical style would sound right at home on MTV. In concert, they teach high-energy dances, play games with the audience, and make music on their one-of-a-kind trashcan drum set as they live the Movers motto to “reach high, think big, work hard, and have fun!” This Family Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors AEP.

The Caretaker — Thu, Apr. 26 - Sun. Apr. 29 at the Southern Theatre

The Caretaker
Co-presented with CATCO-Phoenix
Thursday, April 26, 8 pm
Friday, April 27, 8 pm
Saturday, April 28, 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, April 29, 2 pm
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)
Tickets: $28, $48, $58

Jonathan Pryce, the Tony® Award-winning actor of stage and screen, stars in Theatre Royal Bath’s production of Harold Pinter’s acclaimed play, The Caretaker. Pinter, described as an original, disturbing, and arresting talent, brings the play’s three characters to life in one of his greatest psychological dramas. An elderly tramp finds lodging in the derelict home of a mentally challenged younger man and his brother. Their interactions expose their struggles and fears, alternating between terror and hilarity to create an almost unbearable edge of tension.

Simply Sinatra! — Sun. May 13 at the Southern Theatre

Simply Sinatra
Sunday, May 13, 3 pm
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.)
Tickets: $30.50, $35.50

Steve Lippia pulls his audience back in time with a remarkable combination of his own musical interpretation and the influence of the greatest singers of an incredible era in American music. In Simply Sinatra, he expertly delivers standards permanently engraved in music history including “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Mack the Knife,” “Just the Way You Are,” and “That’s Life.” The great entertainers of the time are honored with sincerity and style as Steve Lippia performs a show stopping repertoire of popular Big Band and classic American pop. A modern Sinatra, a gifted performer, and a special performance… He does it his way.

More information can be found online at capa.com.

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