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Jul 24

Entertainment for all with upcoming McCain performances

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 3:23 PM by Michael Goens

Six musicals and 16 music performers among this season's schedule
Single ticket sales for McCain Auditorium individual performances begin Sunday. This season has a litany of dynamic performances, most of which you can plan around your Visit Manhattan weekend. Dirty Dancing launches the first of six musicals to grace the McCain stage, followed by Cabaret, Jersey Boys, the Sound of Music, Kinky Boots and Cinderella (Rodgers & Hammerstein).

Comedy acts Paula Poundstone and John Cleese will surely have the McCain audience rolling in the aisles with side-splitting laughter. Poundstone opens the curtain on the 2017-18 season Sept. 8 (in 44 days), and Cleese follows four weeks later to raise the level of absurdity with an audience conversation to follow screening of the one, the only “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. An Evening with David Sedaris will challenge commonly-held political correctness standards, as Sedaris appears April 26.


Prefer McCain’s music acts? You’re in luck! Creedence Clearwater Revisited, The B-52s, Fab Four, Dianne Reeves, Mannheim Steamroller, the incomparable Temptations and Kenny G are among the amazing list of talented musicians slated for this season’s McCain Performance Series. And more! Jake Shimabukuro, Bumper Jacksons, Flint Hills Children’s Choir, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet, LA Guitar Quartet and Home Free give theater-goers an abundance of melodic memories.

Parsons Dance, Swan Lake Russian National Ballet Theatre and Riverdance stamp decidedly differing choreographed styles to stage. Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen highlight the playwright script, with Charles Ross’ One Man Star Wars Trilogy a bizarre stage twist presented Nov. 10 at The Wareham. Children-appreciated performances include My Father’s Dragon and A Charlie Brown’s Christmas.

There’s something for everyone with the McCain Performance Series 2017-18 schedule. Select a few events, and make memories in Manhattan!


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