2017-2018 SPOTLIGHT SERIES

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. 

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This performance has been rescheduled for Friday, November 30, 2018.  Tickets will be on sale in August 2018.

An Evening with Molly Ringwald

Friday, November 30, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Kentwood Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $32 general, $28 senior, $18 youth

Sponsored by the Pete and Pat Curran Family in memory of Don Raftis

Along with her quartet, actress, writer, and singer Molly Ringwald delivers a crowd-pleasing jazz concert. The New York Times says, “The spin she brings to the American Songbook is thoroughly contemporary.”

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  Magical Strings 31st Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert

Sunday, December 3

3 p.m.

Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $25 general, $22 senior, $15 youth

This treasured holiday tradition features Pam and Philip Boulding, their children, grandchildren and guests for an afternoon of enchanting Yuletide music and dance.

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  Tapestry Dance Company “Passing it Forward”

Friday, January 26

7:30 p.m.

Kentwood Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $10 general, $10 senior $10 youth (*No season subscription or group discounts)

Sponsored by Allegro Performing Arts Academy

Tapestry is a world-renowned tap dance company. “Passing It Forward” takes a dynamic look at “The American Dream,” and how individuals navigate through complexities of race, culture, gender identity, and equal rights. The show explores some of the most challenging aspects of our complicated American history in a positive and joyful way. Partial Funding from WESTAF, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission, and Kent Parks Foundation

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Seattle Rock Orchestra performs the Music of Pink Floyd 

Saturday, February 3

7:30 p.m.

Kentwood Performing Arts Center

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

Co-sponsored by Pete and Pat Curran through the Kent Parks Foundation, Curran Law Firm, and the Haffner Family

Seattle Rock Orchestra blends the unabashed performance energy of rock ‘n ‘roll with the broader musical nuances of classical music. This orchestra, with strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, choir and guest vocalists, celebrates the orchestral tradition while exploring the rich history of rock and pop music.

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  We Banjo 3 

Friday, February 9

7:30 p.m.

Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $26 general, $24 senior, $15 youth

Sponsored by the Pete and Pat Curran Family, and the Kent Parks Foundation

One of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years is the multi-award winning quartet We Banjo 3. The group delivers a ground-breaking mixture of Irish, old-time American, and bluegrass music with remarkable virtuosity and passion. This group opened for The Irish Rovers in last year’s Spotlight Series and are now back, headlining, by popular demand.

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  John McEuen & Friends present “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”

Friday, March 9

7:30 p.m.

Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

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

Co-sponsored by Pete and Pat Curran through the Kent Parks Foundation

John McEuen has been performing with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin for 45+ years. A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, McEuen instigated the 1972 classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken album. This concert features music from the 1860’s to now, original songs laced with known hits, and a special tribute to the ‘Circle’ album music and stories.

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  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.

Refunds/Exchanges

No refunds or exchanges – ticket purchases are final.

Parking

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.

Seating

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.

Children

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:

Subscriptions

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.

Tickets

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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Spotlight Series 2017-2018

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