JAMESTOWN – Local residents are being reminded that starting Friday, Aug. 1, individual tickets for the “Reg Presents” series at Reg Lenna Center for the Arts will go on sale.
Five live performances are part of The Reg Presents including the music of Harry Chapin, a slapstick-acrobatic comedy, Flamenco dancing, Irish music and improvised Broadway musical comedy.
Individual ticket prices will be $25, $35 and $45 depending on the seating level chosen. For the first time, the Reg will also offer fifty $10 tickets in the first three rows of the main floor for each show to patrons aged 13 – 30 years.
Earlier this year, the Reg began selling Season Pass ticket, which will allow patrons to get tickets for all five shows for the price of four shows. The season passes are also still available up to the first show of the series, scheduled for October.
HARRY CHAPIN: A FAMILY CELEBRATION – OCT 3
The first show of the Reg Presents series is Harry Chapin: A Family Celebration. It will take place on Friday, Oct. 3 and will feature Chapin’s family and touring band mates performing his songs. Local residents may remember that Chapin performed on The Reg stage (then known as The Palace) in 1981, promising to return for a fundraiser if Jamestown residents committed to restoring the theater. He died tragically a month later, but his enthusiasm inspired the community to pull together to reopen the venue in 1990. Broadway veteran Ron Orbach will host the performance. Orbach has a special relationship to the Chapins, earning his Actor’s Equity card in 1983 for appearing in Harry Chapin: Lies & Legends in Chicago. During the Oct. 3 performance, Orbach will perform with the musicians, and video remembrances by community members of the original Chapin concert will be shared.
CIRK LA PUTYKA – NOV 11
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, Prague’s Cirk La Putyka will perform their high-energy “Contemporary Circus”, Slapstick Sonata. Using dance, pantomime, comedy and acrobatics, the performers tell the story of the overnight shift of a Prague warehouse where the workers turn their boring work routine into a celebration of silliness, movement and humor! The performance is set to the familiar music of Mozart, Handel and other legendary composers. If you liked Cirque Ziva, you’ll love this event!
THE SOUL OF FLAMENCO – FEB 24
Latin dance will warm up a cold Tuesday, Feb. 24, with The Soul of Flamenco, a performance by Flamenco Vivo, under the direction of Artistic and Founding Director Carlota Santana. Featuring accomplished dancers and musicians from the United States and Spain, the production touches on the universal themes of Pride, Passion, Love, and Sorrow, striking a chord with audiences of all ages, cultural backgrounds and arts experiences. A Flamenco Master Class will be offered to the public as well.
CALADH NUA – MARCH 8
Kicking off St. Patrick’s Day Month on Sunday, March 8 will be the return of Irish music to The Reg as Ireland’s Caladh Nua takes the stage. This tightly knit group of Irish musicians and singers use banjo, fiddle, guitar and more to present an evening of traditional Irish music blended with contemporary stylings.
BROADWAY’S NEXT H!T MUSICIAL – APRIL 25
Musical theater meets improvised comedy in Broadway’s Next H!t Musical on Saturday, April 25. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical. An improv workshop will be open to the public on the afternoon of the performance.
In addition to the individual tickets going on sale, the first two concerts in the Southern Tier Brewing Company LIVE Series will also be announced on Friday, Aug. 1, with tickets for those show going on sale Aug. 8.
Information about all events at The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts can be found at the newly designed website, www.reglenna.com.