Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2012-13 Season: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and More

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2012-13 Season: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and More

The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) commemorates its 20th anniversary in the 2012-2013 Season. Engelbert Humperdinck, who performed in the CCPAs first season, returns to kick-start the theaters 2012-2013 Season with concerts on August 18 and 19.

On January, 13, 1993, the CCPA debuted as Southern Californias newest and most innovative theater. Since then, the theater has become a cultural landmark for accessible and affordable world-class entertainment. 

To mark its 20th anniversary on Sunday, January 13, 2013, the CCPA presents a performance by Grammy-nominated Pop singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka, who has charmed generations of fans with hits that he wrote and performed himself (Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Laughter in the Rain, and Bad Blood) as well as those he penned for others (Captain & Tennilles Love Will Keep Us Together and Clay AikensSolitaire).

The 2012-2013 Season is filled with the greatest entertainers in music, dance, Broadway, and comedy. Country sensation LeAnn Rimes, Grammy winner Los Lobos, Tony-winning Tap dance legend Savion Glover, and comedians Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood are some of the popular performers scheduled to appear at the CCPA in coming months. 

Special attractions feature Shaolin Warriors, L.A. Theatre Works Jane Austen
Pride & Prejudice, and American Englishs The Complete Beatles Tribute. Favorite acts returning to the CCPA include Colors of Christmas, saxophonist Dave Koz, and Rob Kapilow with his acclaimed What Makes It Great? series.

The 2012-2013 Broadway Series features the Rock n Roll celebration 
Smokey Joes Cafe, the Irish extravaganza Rhythm of the Dance, and the Tony-winning musical Fiddler on the Roof. The Memory Lane Series showcases Mitzi GaynorMy Life Behind the Sequins, The 54th Anniversary of The Folk Reunion, Tribute to Glenn Miller & The Vocal Groups (featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra, The Four Freshmen, The Four Lads, The Lindy Sisters, and String of Pearls), and In the Mood. 

The Classical Series offers performances by the award-winning Chamber music ensemble Ahn Trio, the dynamic Miró Quartet, and the acclaimed China National Symphony Orchestra. 

Patrons receive discounts by subscribing to one or more series packages: Broadway, Memory Lane, Classical, and Rob Kapilows 
What Makes It Great? The popular Choose Your Own Season package offers theater-goers a 10-percent discount and the flexibility to customize their own season with five or more performances of their choice if orders are placed by Friday, August 3.

Patrons can place a ticket-order request by mail, at 
www.cerritoscenter.com, or by calling (562) 467-8818. Order forms can also be dropped off at the Ticket Office during regular business hours. Live ticket sales begin on Saturday, July 21. Here is a comprehensive lineup of the CCPAs 2012-2013 Season:

Great 
Engelbert Humperdinck
SAT, AUG 18, 2012, 8:00 PM
SUN, AUG 19, 2012, 3:00 PM

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood
FRI, AUG 24, 2012, 8:00 PM

Bowzers Ultimate Doo-Wop Party Volume III
Featuring Sonny Turner, The Fleetwoods, 
Danny & The Juniors Featuring Joe Terry, Lenny Welch, and
Bowzer & The Stingrays With Special Guest 
Johnny Contardo Formerly of Sha Na Na
FRI, AUG 31, 2012, 8:00 PM

The Frontmen of Country
Featuring Tim Rushlow, Larry Stewart, and Marty Roe
FRI, SEP 7, 2012, 8:00 PM

Society of Seven Featuring Jasmine Trias & Joey Albert 
SAT, SEP 29, 2012, 8:00 PM

Doc Severinsen & The San Miguel Five
FRI, OCT 5, 2012, 8:00 PM

A Night of Doo-Wop
Featuring The Legendary Teenagers, Lewis Lymon, 
Terry Johnsons Flamingos, Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions, 
Jimmy Clanton, The Murmaids, and The Royals
SAT, OCT 6, 2012, 8:00 PM

Dr. John & the Lower 911 and The Blind Boys of Alabama in
Spirituals to Funk
With Special Guests
WED, OCT 10, 2012, 8:00 PM

Tribute to Motown
Featuring Mary Wilson of The Supremes,
The Original Vandellas, and
The Contours With Joe Billingslea
FRI, OCT 26, 2012, 8:00 PM

ETHEL With Special Guest Todd Rundgren
Tell Me Something Good
THU, NOV 1, 2012, 8:00 PM

Dr. Andrew Weil
SUN, NOV 4, 2012, 3:00 PM

Manhattan Transfer Holiday Show
WED, DEC 5, 2012, 8:00 PM

LeAnn Rimes Holiday Concert
FRI, DEC 7, 2012, 8:00 PM

Phil Perry Opening for 
The OJays 
SAT, DEC 15, 2012, 8:00 PM

The Irish Tenors Holiday and Hits

THU, DEC 20, 2012, 8:00 PM

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012 
With Special Guests
FRI, DEC 21, 2012, 8:00 PM
SAT, DEC 22, 2012, 8:00 PM

Los Lobos
FRI, JAN 11, 2013, 8:00 PM

Neil Sedaka
SUN, JAN 13, 2013, 3:00 PM

Riders in the Sky
FRI, FEB 1, 2013, 8:00 PM

Flamenco Vivo Featuring Paco Peña
FRI, FEB 15, 2013, 8:00 PM

Street Corner Renaissance Opening for 
The Temptations 
SAT, FEB 16, 2013, 8:00 PM

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars
FRI, MAR 1, 2013, 8:00 PM

Golden Oldies Rock n Roll Party
FRI, MAR 15, 2013, 8:00 PM

Savion Glover
FRI, MAR 22, 2013, 8:00 PM

Special Attractions
Steve Lippia: Simply Sinatra
FRI, SEP 28, 2012, 8:00 PM

Shaolin Warriors
WED, OCT 17, 2012, 8:00 PM
THU, OCT 18, 2012, 8:00 PM

John Gabriel Magic Redefined 
SAT, OCT 20, 2012, 8:00 PM

Devil in Disguise: The Ultimate Elvis Halloween Bash 
Featuring Mike Albert and Scot Bruce
SUN, OCT 28, 2012, 3:00 PM

Ballet Folklórico de México 
SAT, NOV 3, 2012, 8:00 PM

The New York Tenors
SUN, NOV 11, 2012, 7:00 PM

Merry-Achi Christmas
Sol de México de José Hernández,
Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, and
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company
SAT, DEC 1, 2012, 8:00 PM

Colors of Christmas
With Peabo Bryson, James Ingram,
and Special Guests
SUN, DEC 9, 2012, 7:00 PM

Cirque DOr Performed by Golden Dragon Acrobats 
FRI, DEC 28, 2012, 8:00 PM
SAT, DEC 29, 2012, 2:00 PM
SUN, DEC 30, 2012, 2:00 PM

John Muellers Winter Dance Party:
A Tribute to Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens
SAT, JAN 5, 2013, 8:00 PM

Moonwalker: THE Reflection of Michael
Featuring Michael Firestone as Michael Jackson
FRI, JAN 18, 2013, 8:00 PM

Country Roads: The Music of John Denver 
& Dan Fogelberg    

SAT, JAN 19, 2013, 8:00 PM

L.A. Theatre Works Presents
Jane Austen
Pride & Prejudice 
FRI, JAN 25, 2013, 8:00 PM

Classic Albums Live Fleetwood Mac Rumours 
SAT, FEB 2, 2013, 8:00 PM

Sarakasi African Acrobats
SUN, FEB 10, 2013, 3:00 PM

Women of Ireland
SAT, FEB 23, 2013, 8:00 PM

The Pipes and Drums of The Black Watch 
3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland 
and the Band of the Scots Guards
WED, FEB 27, 2013, 8:00 PM
THU, FEB 28, 2013, 8:00 PM

ABBA The Concert
SAT, MAR 9, 2013, 8:00 PM

American English 
The Complete Beatles Tribute 
SAT, MAR 16, 2013, 8:00 PM

All New 57th Annual Edition of
Its Magic!
SUN, MAR 24, 2013, 3:00 PM

The Hit Men
SAT, APR 6, 2013, 8:00 PM

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
SUN, APR 7, 2013, 3:00 PM

Broadway Series
Smokey Joes Cafe
FRI, OCT 12, 2012, 8:00 PM
SAT, OCT 13, 2012, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Rhythm of the Dance
FRI, FEB 8, 2013, 8:00 PM
SAT, FEB 9, 2013, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Fiddler on the Roof 
FRI, MAR 29, 2013, 8:00 PM
SAT, MAR 30, 2013, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Memory Lane Series
Mitzi Gaynor 
My Life Behind the Sequins      
SUN, SEP 30, 2012, 3:00 PM

The 54th Anniversary of The Folk Reunion
SUN, FEB 17, 2013, 3:00 PM

Tribute to Glenn Miller & The Vocal Groups
Featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra, The Four Freshmen,
The Four Lads, The Lindy Sisters, and String of Pearls
SUN, MAR 3, 2013, 3:00 PM

In the Mood
SUN, MAR 17, 2013, 3:00 PM

Classical Series
Ahn Trio
SAT, OCT 27, 2012, 8:00 PM

Miró Quartet 
THU, JAN 31, 2013, 8:00 PM

China National Symphony Orchestra
THU, MAR 7, 2013, 8:00 PM

Rob Kapilows What Makes It Great? Series 
Songs of Irving Berlin
WED, OCT 3, 2012, 7:30 PM

BRAHMS 
Variations on a Theme by Haydn
WED, JAN 9, 2013, 7:30 PM

BEETHOVEN 
Violin Concerto
WED, MAR 20, 2013, 7:30 PM

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