Season tickets are on sale now at Lakewood.org/LCCPresents, 303-987-7845 or the Box Office
The Lakewood Cultural Center is proud to announce the 2017-2018 LCC Presents season, bringing an exciting mix of theater, music, dance and children's programs to Lakewood beginning in September. Hailed as one of "10 Colorado arts organizations that get it right" by the Denver Post, Lakewood Cultural Center is known throughout the state for its exceptional programs, offering intimate access to world-class performances in its 320-seat theater.
The 2017-2018 LCC Presents season:
Cristina Pato Quartet | 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28
Cristina Pato is a modern-day Renaissance woman. An internationally acclaimed pop star of the gaita, the Galician bagpipe, and an active member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Pato daringly skirts the boundaries of jazz, classical and world music.
Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles | 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13
Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, BBC Award-winner and Scottish cultural ambassador, returns to Lakewood with her ensemble of virtuoso players. Featured on the soundtrack of the Disney PIXAR film “Brave,” Fowlis creates performances that BBC Radio calls “ beautiful messages from another world.”
Childsplay: Go, Dog. Go! | 2 & 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22
Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved favorite has gone to the dogs — with cars, hats, audience participation and even a wild game of ball as this hilarious visual spectacle sneaks in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a one-hour musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking and, of course, six lovable dogs. Best suited for audiences ages 4 and up.
VOCES8 | 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27
Britain's VOCES8 is one of the world's most versatile and best-loved a cappella groups, touring the world performing a repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements. “The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ ...” says Gramophone.
Akropolis Reed Quintet | 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3
Exploding with infectious energy and intensity, Akropolis Reed Quintet takes listeners on extraordinary musical adventures, offering exemplary performances of both new and traditional repertoire. Winners of six national chamber music prizes since 2011, Akropolis is deeply invested in establishing the reed quintet as a cornerstone chamber music ensemble.
Miwa Matreyek | 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16
The exquisite marriage of movement, animation and sound creates animation that is both cinematic and theatrical. Miwa Matreyek’s multisensory, multimedia experiences take the audience on a fanciful journey through projected animation and real time shadow play.
Timothy P. & The Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers | 7:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday Dec. 1-2, 2 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Dec. 2-3
Always audience favorites, the Stocking Stuffers have become a Lakewood Cultural Center holiday tradition. The concert features 10 of the region’s finest Western, bluegrass and folk musicians playing new arrangements and audience favorites, led by front man Timothy P. Irvin.
Keigwin + Company: K+C Celebrate Bernstein | 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8
Keigwin + Company presents an electrifying brand of contemporary dance that physically engages the audience with the sheer unadulterated pleasure of pure movement. In this performance, K+C joins the worldwide centennial celebration of composer Leonard Bernstein with its exhilarating all-Bernstein program.
Maria Schneider Orchestra | 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27
Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stopping gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” Together, with her 17-member ensemble, Schneider blurs the lines between genres, placing her on a very short list of artists who have received both jazz and classical Grammy Awards.
SHUFFLE Concert | 7:30 p.m. , Saturday, March 3
Get ready for a genre-bending chamber music experience with this modern-day ensemble that delivers the unexpected by asking the audience to choose the works to be performed. Inspiring and energetic, SHUFFLE performs works ranging from solos and duos, to trios, quartets, quintets and sextets, crossing from classical, baroque and romantic to jazz, pop and Broadway.
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana: Voces del Sur | 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 17
Brilliant sights and rich sounds converge on stage with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, one of the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies. Drawing from the rich history of flamenco, alongside the diverse styles of Arabic, Gypsy and Sephardic Jewish influences of Andalusia, these brilliant, spirited dancers and musicians guarantee an unforgettable performance.
"The Producers" co-presented with Performance Now Theatre Company | March 23-April 8
A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks’ laugh-out-loud musical spectacle. Winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards after its Broadway debut in 2001, “The Producers” skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself to be an “equal opportunity offender!”
Garry Krinsky: Toying With Science | 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 13
Toying with Science is a fast-paced, varied and dynamic one-hour program that combines circus skills, mime, original music and audience involvement in the exploration of the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines. Best suited for audiences ages 5 and up.
Edmar Castaneda Trio | 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 20
Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda crafts stunning feats of cross-rhythms, layered with chordal nuances rivaling the most celebrated flamenco guitarist’s efforts. Edmar has taken the world stage by storm with his virtuosic command of the harp, revolutionizing the way audiences and critics alike consider the instrument.
Tickets are available at Lakewood.org/LCCPresents, 303-987-7845, or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue).
The 2017-2018 Lakewood Cultural Center Presents season is generously supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), with appreciation to the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, and Denver Post Community, improving and enriching the lives of those in our community.
Posted on: Tuesday, June 13, 2017