JAMESTOWN – The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts is announcing some major news involving local entertainment.
On Friday, the organization announced that it will kick off its first full season in five years this fall with a concert that has been in the making for over 30 years. Harry Chapin: A Family Celebration (Friday, October 3, 8 pm), features the late performer’s family and touring band mates performing his most beloved songs.
The event is one of five major shows that will be part of the Reg Lenna’s first full season.
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. The concert will feature Chapin’s brother Steve and bandmates Big John Wallace and Howard Fields. Joining the musicians will be Chapin’s nieces, Abigail and Lily, as well as Wallace and Steve Chapin’s sons.
Also, On Tuesday, November 11, 7:30 pm, Cirk La Putyka will perform their high-energy “Contemporary Circus”, Slapstick Sonata.
Latin dance will warm up a cold Tuesday, February 24, at 7:30 pm, with The Soul of Flamenco, a performance by Flamenco Vivo, under the direction of Artistic and Founding Director Carlota Santana.
Kicking off the St. Patrick’s Day Month on Sunday, March 8 at 7 pm will be the return of Irish music to The Reg as Caladh Nua takes the stage.
Musical theater meets improvised comedy in the final show of the Reg Presents series. Broadway’s Next H!t Musical is presented on Saturday April 25 at 8 pm.
A Season Pass featuring seats to all The Reg Presents shows mentioned above will give buyers 5 shows for the price of 4 at the seating level purchased. The Season Pass excludes the $10 seats. The Season Pass is on sale now.
Individual ticket prices will be $25, $35 and $45 depending on the seating level chosen. Single tickets go on sale August 1.
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.
Information about all events at The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts can be found at the newly designed website, www.reglenna.com. Reg Presents Season Passes and tickets to other events may be purchased online, over the phone at 716-484-7070, or in person at 116 East Third Street in Jamestown, NY, Monday-Friday, 10-5 pm.