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Stars Shine Bright in the SCV
July, 2013 - Issue #105
The 2013-14 Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) season will feature a star-studded lineup of world-class musicians, respected comedic artists, entertaining family programs and spirited performers from across the globe, as part of the College of the Canyons Presents season.

Each month local residents will have the opportunity to experience an exciting and eclectic mix of internationally-acclaimed acts and artists without ever having to leave the Santa Clarita Valley.

Highlighting the 2013-14 PAC schedule are performances by:
Legendary comedian and actor
Sinbad
August 24

Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso
Jake Shimabukuro
September 11

Platinum-selling country artist
Wynonna and the Big Noise
September 20

Actor, comedian and TV personality
Paul Reiser
October 5

The highly-acclaimed official
Blues Brothers Revue
November 1

American pop vocal sensations
Rockapella
November 17

Chart-topping country music group
Lonestar
February 15, 2014

Celebrity chef and Food Network star
Robert Irvine
April 25, 2014

Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor
Hal Holbrook
May 31, 2014

In addition, patrons will have multiple opportunities to mix and mingle with their favorite artists as part of the PAC's meet-and-greet events, often held in support of the PAC K-12 Educational Outreach Program.

"This season is going to be so much fun," says Evy Warshawski, PAC executive director. "Many of the groups visiting Santa Clarita will be on the PAC stage for the very first time, while others are back by popular demand."

"The variety and diversity included in this season showcases excellence on center stage," added Warshawski, "and our special 'meet-and-greet' events will bring these talented performers even closer to our audiences."

The 2013-14 PAC schedule will offer shows spread across four series selections: Chancellor's Choice, World Beat, Comedy and the Young at Heart Series.

This season, patrons can also create their own series through the PAC's new "Mix & Match" subscription program.

Other acts and artists visiting the PAC this season include: the Korean National Modern Dance Ensemble; Charlie Brown & Friends Christmas Concert starring David Benoit; Celtic Nights: A Journey of Hope; The Peking Acrobats; comedian Kathleen Madigan; Pushcart Players: "Happily Ever After - A Cinderella Tale"; Ladysmith Black Mambazo; The Glenn Miller Orchestra; "Peter Pan"; and Tiempo Libre.

As in years past, the PAC will also host a number of College of the Canyons theatre, music and dance department productions, as well as other community group performances. Those productions include "Les Miserables" (Canyon Theatre Guild), "Of Mice and Men" and "RENT" (COC Theatre Department), "The Nutcracker" (Santa Clarita Ballet), "Oliver" and "The Wizard of Oz" (ESCAPE Theatre).

PAC series subscription and individual ticket sales will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15. Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone, or in person at the PAC box office. 362-5304 www.canyonspac.com

Publisher's Note from Jeanna Crawford:
If you know me then you most likely know Wynonna's voice has been my life's soundtrack for over 23 years. It's been hard to sleep since hearing the news she's coming to Santa Clarita and yes, there have been many tears of joy cried silently in my office while keeping this a secret. After eight years of making my request while season planning was underway - it's happening! The PAC is not just a place where the stars are shining bright - it's where dreams (Mine specifically!) are coming true. It is with a grateful heart that I give thanks to all my friends at PAC and at Mercedes-Benz of Valencia! Is it September 20 yet?!
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