We are pleased to announce our 20th anniversary season – featuring nine wonderful performances of music, theater, and dance. The schedule includes returning favorites and brand new gems, a testament to our philosophy that the performing arts create opportunities for both tradition and discovery. 


  Frank Ferrante in “An Evening with Groucho”

Friday, March 23

7:30 p.m.

Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $28 general, $25 senior, $15 youth

Award-winning Frank Ferrante recaptures his New York, London and PBS triumph as legendary Groucho Marx in this fast-paced comedy packed with classic Marx Brothers one-liners, dances, jokes, ad-libs, and songs. The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Partial Funding from WESTAF, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission, and Kent Parks Foundation

Senior & Youth Tickets

Age 60 and older qualifies for senior ticket rates.
Age 25 and younger qualifies for youth ticket rates.


No refunds or exchanges – ticket purchases are final.


Free parking is available at both Kent-Meridian and Kentwood Performing Arts Centers. Please keep in mind, however, that both venues are located within busy high school campuses and sometimes activities in other parts of the school – gyms, football fields, etc. – can make parking challenging. Please allow yourself plenty of time to find parking before the start of the show.


All seating for Spotlight Series events is assigned/reserved, with the exception of the Las Migas concert which is general, open seating.

Seating will begin 30 minutes prior to performance time.

Late seating is not guaranteed, and is at the discretion of the performers and House Manager.

Special Needs

Please let us know in advance how we might be able to help and we will provide reasonable accommodations to those needing special assistance. For wheelchair seating, please advise when purchasing tickets.


Spotlight Series is family friendly and offers some performances that are especially well-suited for kids and families. Other performances may not be appropriate for young children – please use discretion when choosing performances for young patrons.

Spotlight Series does not allow “Babes in Arms.” Children over 12 months must have a ticket.

Ticket Information:


Create your own subscription series – Purchase tickets to any four or more* separate performances and receive 10% off on each ticket price. (All tickets must be purchased in the same transaction.) *Tickets for Tapestry Dance Company excluded.

Group Rates

Buy 10 or more tickets to any one performance* and receive 10% off.

Buy 20 or more tickets to any one performance* and receive 20% off.

(All group tickets must be purchased in the same transaction at the box office or over the phone. Group rate discounts are not available online.) *Tickets for Tapestry Dance Company excluded.


CALL 253-856-5051, Monday through Saturday. A Visa or Mastercard is required for phone orders.
WALK IN to the Kent Commons, 525 4th Avenue North, Kent, Monday through Saturday.
(Phone and walk-in hours are: Mon.-Thurs. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

AT THE DOOR – remaining tickets are available at the door 45 minutes prior to showtime.

Spotlight Series is presented by the Kent Arts Commission and City of Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. (Logos to include: City, 4Culture, WESTAF, NEA, Arts WA, Judy Woods, Kent Parks Foundation, Pete and Pat Curran Family, Allegro Performing Arts Academy, Haffner Family, Curran Law Firm)



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