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Chandler Center for The Arts Announces 2017-18 Season
07.21.2017 - 05.04.2018 
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28th Season Debuts With Special Summer Performance of Jonny Lang on July 21

The Chandler Center for the Arts today announced its lineup of sensational entertainment for all ages for the 2017-18 season. The Center will kick off its 28th season with a special summer performance by Grammy Award winner Jonny Lang.

Tickets for Jonny Lang are on sale now.

“We wanted to start the 28th season early and Jonny Lang is a great way to begin,” said Michelle Mac Lennan, General Manager of the Chandler Center for the Arts. “This year’s lineup of performances will bring new genres, new audiences and will continue to deliver shows of the highest artistic merit.”

Among the performances currently scheduled during the Center’s 2017-18 season that runs from July into May, season highlights include a Disney Retro Slide Show, 50th anniversary tribute performances to The Family Stone and the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, Musical Thrones, A Parody and name brand acts of Cesar Millan, Lee Rocker and Clint Black.

The Center’s annual signature event, Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus, presented by Steena Murray, will run December 27 through January 7, 2018. The one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition—where you come as strangers but leave as family—will be celebrating its 175th anniversary. Giovanni Zoppé, a sixth-generation circus performer who plays the infamous Nino the Clown, helps propel the always entertaining 500-seat show featuring jaw-dropping acrobatic feats, canine capers, equestrian showmanship and audience participation.

Chandler Center for the Arts season also spotlights the community’s diversity with multi-cultural performances of the 18th Annual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival under the artistic direction of Vanessa Ramirez, Jarabe Mexicano, Moscow Festival Ballet, Celtic Nights and Pacifico Dance Company. Popular, familiar acts of Get the Led Out, Black Violin and Texas Tenors will be returning.

Single tickets for Chandler Center for the Arts’ 2017-18 season will go on sale on May 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets, memberships and show details are available through the Center’s Box Office, at 480-782-2680 and at www.chandlercenter.org. Performances lineup listed below.


July 21                                   Jonny Lang

Sept. 23                                Pushcart Players’ The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn

Sept. 30                                18th Annual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival

Oct. 6                                    Charles Phoenix – Disney Retro Slide Show

Oct. 12                                  Get the Led Out – American Led Zeppelin

Nov. 4                                   The Family Stone – 50th Anniversary Tour

Nov. 10                                 B – “The Underwater Bubble Show”

Dec. 15                                 Straighten Up and Fly Right – The Nat King Cole Tribute featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli

Dec. 27 – Jan. 7, 2017      Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus


Jan. 19                                  Jarabe Mexicano

Jan. 27                                  The Texas Tenors – Let Freedom Ring

Feb. 2                                    Moscow Festival Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

Feb. 16                                 Bumper Jacksons

Feb. 23                                 Black Violin

Feb. 24                                 Music of the Knights

Mar. 3                                   Always Patsy Cline

Mar. 11                                 Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope

Mar. 18                                 Musical Thrones, A Parody

Mar. 16                                 Classic Albums Live 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Sgt. Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band

Mar. 23                                 Cesar Millan LIVE

Apr. 7                                    Lee Rocker

Apr. 15                                  Clint Black

May 4                                    Pacifico Dance Company

About Chandler Center for the Arts

The Chandler Center for the Arts, jointly owned by the City of Chandler and Chandler Unified School District, is one of Arizona's leading collaborative arts institutions. Located on the northwest corner of Arizona Ave. and Chandler Blvd., the Chandler Center for the Arts boasts an impressive architectural design that allows for multiple, simultaneous performances with three theaters and an art gallery. Its 1,500-seat Mainstage is the signature performance hall where no seat is further than 100 feet from the stage. The mission of the Chandler Center for the Arts is to make visual and performing arts available to the entire Chandler population; to become a creative force and an educational resource for the community; and to harness the economic vitality of the arts. For more information, visit chandlercenter.org.