CVCA announces 2011-12 performing arts season

LOGAN, UT — Tickets for the Cache Valley Center for the Arts 2011-2012 season are on sale now! CVCA brings a world of excellence and dazzling variety to the Ellen Eccles Theatre stage as part of the 2011-2012 Performing Arts Series. Plan to be thoroughly entertained and engaged by some of the most exciting visual and theatrical sensations, not to mention imaginative spectacles. The season is full of playful, eye popping, heart-stopping entertainment. It’s the “purrfect” season. “CVCA’s programming committee works year-round scouting out the best shows in the business to build the perfect mix for Northern Utah audiences,” said Wally Bloss, executive director for the Cache Valley Center for the Arts. “We have another marvelous season line-up at incredible prices. This season delivers some of the world’s most highly acclaimed touring companies in addition to working with local arts agencies and artists.” The 2011-2012 season kicks off in September and runs through April with international and nationally know artists and productions. Come Live it Up at the Ellen Eccles Theatre by selecting the perfect seats to your favorite events online. The Cache Valley Center for the Arts 2011-2012 schedule features a nice mix of family entertainment and theatrical amazement. Season ticket pricing appeals to adults and children with our Family Fun! discount for children ages 5-18. This touring season features Cirque Mechanics, STOMP, the National Tour of CATS, and some unique and passionate dance performances. This year, CVCA welcomes the return of Blast! and Golden Dragon Acrobats who sold out all three shows in 2006 & 2008. Tickets are on sale now, call 435-752-0026, click, or come by 43 South Main in Downtown Logan, Utah. Tickets range from $16 to $44 (depending on the event & seating selection) and may be ordered & printed online anytime without any additional fees. CVCA offers a variety of discounts including specials for groups of 15+, children (5-18 years) and USU Students. No discounts will be available on days-of-show. The Ellen Eccles Theatre is arguably the most stunning venue in Logan Utah. Whether you make it to one of CVCA’s year round productions, attend UFO’s summer Opera season, catch one of Music Theatre West’s musicals or stop in for the annual CVCB production of “The Nutcracker,” you will enjoy a special experience – live performance in an exquisite space. Visit the Ellen Eccles Theatre for these 2011-2012 performances: CVCA PRESENTS Visit for preview videos CIRQUE MECHANICS “BOOM TOWN” SEPTEMBER 28 & 29, 2011 WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY at 7:30 p.m. Acrobatics + Machines + Theatre + Circus World-renowned cirque companies provide a show full of the lore, excitement and adventure of the Old West. In CIRQUE MECHANICS BOOM TOWN early mining-inspired machines serve as the playground for prospectors. Be transported to the 1865 small frontier town of Rosebud, where two ambitious saloon owners have set up shop in the hopes of cashing in on the town’s gold rush frenzy. The circus that ensues leads to a series of explosive events, exciting brawls, unexpected romance and a lucrative discovery. TICKETS: $24 | $28 | $31 | $35 STOMP OCTOBER 11 & 12, 2011 TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m. STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” STOMP. See what all the noise is about. “Inventive, Infectious.” – Good Morning America TICKETS: $30 | $35 | $40 | $44 ASZURE BARTON & ARTISTS “BUSK” and other works OCTOBER 18 & 19, 2011 TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m. Aszure Barton formed this company in 2002, together with her ensemble they create a movement vocabulary that is joyful, exuberant, playful, quirky and dare we say it, sensual. ASZURE BARTON & ARTISTS is dedicated to the growth of artists and the production of contemporary dance performance. This fall they will perform BUSK and other works. This piece retains Barton’s signature style of precise whole-body expression inflected with an intense and intimate awareness of the thin line between humor and sadness. Her work explores the tragic and comic drives within the human body and psyche. TICKETS: $24 | $28 | $31 | $35 GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS NOVEMBER 3 & 4, 2011 THURSDAY & FRIDAY at 7:30 p.m. Hailing from Hebei, China, The GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS represent the best of a time honored tradition. Marvel at their breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty, combining acrobatics, traditional dance, and spectacular costumes. These gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists and tumblers transform the rigorous art of acrobatics into a splendid presentation. Once you’ve seen it you still won’t believe it. Witness the power, beauty & grace of this celebrated 21st century circus. “Juggling everything from umbrellas to soccer balls – and with props as varied as ladders and giant spinning wheels – the performers show just why they’re world-famous.” – New York Post TICKETS: $16 | $18 | $20 | $22 BAR J WRANGLERS DECEMBER 17, 2011 SATURDAY at 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Warm up another holiday season with the BAR J WRANGLERS. Bring the whole herd out for a toe-tapping, side-splitting, wranglin’ good time. These ever-popular Jackson Hole cowpokes mix a little cowboy poetry, stellar musicianship, and a healthy dose of down-home ranch humor. Make this event part of your family tradition! TICKETS: $16 | $18 | $20 | $22 DIRECT FROM IRELAND CELTIC NIGHTS – JOURNEY OF HOPE JANUARY 24 & 25, 2012 TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m. Direct from Ireland, the finest voices of the Celtic world are showcased against a thundering backdrop of expert dancing and musicianship in CELTIC NIGHTS JOURNEY OF HOPE. In this glittering production, 6 of Ireland’s most prominent vocal talents are complimented by 6 of its most accomplished step dancers, creating an exhilarating picture of a proud people who dared to dream big and doggedly carved out a home in the New World. In Celtic Nights, their story is told, through the power and majesty of music and the hypnotic fury of dancing feet. TICKETS: $19 | $24 | $26 | $29 From the creators of Gaelforce Dance, the “unmissable two hour spectacular (that) has brought audiences to their feet all around the world” (The Guardian, England) CATS JANUARY 28, 2012 SATURDAY at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. There’s no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theater than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS. What began as a musical about cats, after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop, has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway’s history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless melodies, including the hit song, “Memory.” TICKETS: $30 | $35 | $40 | $44 Photos credit: © 2010, JOAN MARCUS FLAMENCO VIVO/CARLOTA SANTANA La Pasión Flamenca FEBRUARY 21 & 22, 2012 TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m. Driven by the fiery cante jondo, FLAMENCO VIVO/CARLOTA SANTANA provides passion and drama in their inspiring program La Pasión Flamenca. This fierce and eclectic evening of Spanish dance and music features lamenting solos, sizzling duets, and festive company dances. Whether these amazing artists are conveying love or sorrow, happiness or anger, the emotions will speak to everyone and transcend all cultural boundaries. Vibrant influences from Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East can be seen and heard in one of the world’s most dynamic forms of expression. TICKETS: $19 | $24 | $26 | $29 Photo credit: Lois Greenfield Via Flamenco Vivo! Carlota Santana BLAST! MARCH 6 & 7, 2012 TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY at 7:30 p.m. BLAST!, winner of the 2001 Tony Award for “Best Special Theatrical Event” and the 2001 Emmy Award for “Best Choreography,” is comprised of 35 brass, percussion and visual performers brought together in a unique explosion of music and theatre. Born on athletic fields across the nation, BLAST! is a novel art form evolved from Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corp and the traditions of showmanship of outdoor pageantry. TICKETS: $30 | $35 | $40 | $44 Photos credit: © JOAN MARCUS ARTISTS, DATES, & TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ARTS EDUCATION REGISTRATION In addition to the Performing Arts series, CVCA is now offering registration for the fall Arts and Education programs. Registration is now available online for Ceramics, Valley Dance Ensemble, Unicorn Theatre, and Logan Youth Shakespeare. Most classes are ongoing or offer seasonal sessions, call or stop by the CVCA Ticket & Scheduling Office for details about registration. Most classes are held in the Bullen Center at the Cache Valley Center for the Arts (43 South Main). Valley Dance Ensemble starts their fall classes on August 29 followed by Ceramics and Unicorn Theatre on September 6. The deadline for Logan Youth Shakespeare registration is September 15. Visit for information & registration. The Cache Valley Center for the Arts Ticket Office is in the Bullen Center located at 43 South Main. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and one hour prior to all show times. The 2011-2012 CVCA Season is made possible in part by funds from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation; Marie Eccles Caine Foundation – Russell Family; Cache County Restaurant/RAPZ Tax Funds, Logan City Cultural Arts Grant; Utah Division of Arts & Museums & the National Endowment for the Arts; and Wasatch Logan Arts Foundation.

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