Poway Center For The Performing Arts Foundation Announces 2009-2010 Season

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The following is an overview of the 2009-2010 Professional Performance Season presented by the Poway Center For The Performing Arts Foundation. And, once again, the POW! Foundation has created an eclectic mix of performers and performance genres as the Foundation's goal is to make every performing arts season an emotional and intellectual adventure for audiences of all ages.

Dave Mason: Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 8 pm

Back by popular demand, Dave Mason, guitar virtuoso with a voice that made him one of Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 greatest singers of all time," opens the 2009-2010 season. A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and one of rock's critically-acclaimed musicians, Mason was a co-founder of the super-group, Traffic. And, like his legion of San Diego fans, the POW! Foundation is excited to welcome Mason back to launch our 20th season.

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys with Cherryholmes. Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 8 pm.

Considered bluegrass royalty, Stanley rose to national prominence in 2000 when his music was featured in the movie Oh Brother Where Art Thou. O Death, a track from the movie, resulted in Stanley winning a Grammy for the Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

Known for playing audiences like a fiddle, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys can raise the little hairs on the back of an audience's neck. Then make you want to roll up the carpet and start dancing.

Cherryholmes brings a "... mesmerizing presence ... (and) a cold blast of virtuosity..." (New York Times) to the stage. Combining non-stop "...twin fiddles, Irish step-dancing, classic country yodeling (and) old-time claw hammer banjo...", Cherryholmes has created a style of playing described as "Bluegrass on steroids."

The Edgar Winter Band: Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 8 pm

High voltage rocker, Edgar Winter, is next on the POW! season schedule. Renowned for his #1 hit Frankenstein, the ever popular Free Ride and Tobacco Road, the "powerful, emotionally devastating masterpiece that propelled him into the national spotlight" -- the legendary rocker will perform a high-voltage, multi instrumental spectacular at the intimate Poway Center. Winter's latest release, Rebel Road, featuring guest appearances by Slash, Clint Black and Johnny Winter, has been described as "a fresh and fiery burst of rock and roll magic."

Paula Cole: Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 8 pm.

Singer/songwriter and Grammy winner Paula Cole, known for I Don't Want to Wait and Where Have All the Cowboys Gone, comes to the intimate Poway Center for an evening of lush music and poetic lyrics. Cole's music has been featured as the theme for TV's Dawson Creek and on the soundtrack of the Meg Ryan-Nicholas Cage film "City of Angels".

Booker T (Of Booker T and the MGs) Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 8 pm.

As the leader of Booker T. and the MGs, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and winner of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Booker T. "...led one of the first-ever integrated groups to soul immortality" (parisdjs.com). Ranked as one of "...Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 greatest artists of all time, Booker T. has "...defined soul music." (guitarist Steve Cropper) From Green Onions to his latest album, Potato Hole. Jones proves why he's considered a "pillar of soul music. (rosebudus.com)

FDR: Starring Ed Asner: Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 8 pm.

Winner of seven Emmy and five Golden Globe awards, and a member of the Academy Hall of Fame Ed Asner brings his tour-de-force performance of FDR to the Poway Center for Performing Arts in February, 2010.

Based on the Tony-winning Broadway hit Sunrise at Campobello by Dore Schary, FDR explores the life of one of America's best-loved Presidents, Franklin Roosevelt. Set against the devastating events of the Great Depression and World War II, Asner's stunning portrayal of Roosevelt shows why F.D.R. was scorned by many and admired by most. It tells of Roosevelt's fireside chats, his controversial "packing" of the Supreme Court, his discreet affair with Lucy Mercer, and the benevolent dictatorship he called the presidency -- the office he occupied from 1933 to 1944, making Roosevelt the first and only person in American history to be elected to four Presidential terms.

Made possible by the McCarthy-Goldsmith Theater Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Kennedy Center's Theatre for Young Audiences On Tour Nobody's Perfect: Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 7 pm.

Nobody's Perfect is a catchy and touching new musical performed simultaneously in spoken English and American Sign Language. The show is based on a children's book by Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God) and directed by Tony winner Coy Middlebrook (Big River).

The musical is about two girls in the fourth grade, one deaf and one hearing, who learn to look beyond the superficialities and differences that prevent people from discovering and nurturing meaningful and rewarding relationships.

Young audiences attending this performance not only learn about communication, literature, peer relationships and deaf culture, they also learn that despite how "perfectly" others present themselves -- nobody is perfect.

Missoula Children's Theater: King Arthur's Quest
Auditions: March 1, 2010 at 4 pm.
Performances: Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 3 pm and 7 pm.

The nation's pre-eminent participatory children's theater company returns to the Poway Center for its eleventh season. As in the past, Missoula Children's Theatre will cast local children in a magical new musical. Following the auditions, more than 50 local students will participate in a one-week theater camp that takes them from rehearsals to two full-scale productions.

The mission of the Missoula Children's Theater is "...the development of lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts." MCT has been doing that for 30 years to the delight of both
children and parents. Made possible by the Betsy Dam Fund for Arts Education and the Theodore and Elizabeth Schmidt Foundation

Robert Dubac's The Male Intellect: The 2nd Coming Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8 pm

Poway audiences were introduced to Robert Dubac's witty brilliance in 2008 with his one man show,The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? Dubac returns with an uproarious sidesplitting sequel, The Male Intellect: The 2nd Coming, a mixture of chauvinism, extra testosterone, a dash of metro-sexuality and Dubac's searing scrutiny of men, women, politics, religion and the media. result in an edgy, intelligent, hilarious satire. Which is why The Male Intellect: The 2nd Coming has had audiences around the country thinking seriously while laughing themselves silly. Contains mature themes and adult situations.

Leon Redbone: Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 8 pm.

Garbed in his iconic white Panama hat, jacket and sunglasses, Leon Redbone is the pre-eminent interpreter of songs that range from early 20th century vaudeville to jazz, blues and Tin Pan Alley classics. A star of stage, screen and TV, "Redbone's own low-slung, bluesy baritone recalls an older, simpler world of music..." (Chicago Sun-Times). An evening listening to Redbone's intimate, low-key delivery is a jolting reminder of how one man with a guitar can make more music than a stage full of amplified musicians. Made possible by the Gutschow Family Foundation.

Tickets are now on sale.
Prices range from $17-$55
Youths through age 18: Tickets always just $5.00
Senior Pricing: 15% off regular ticket prices.

By phone: 858.748.0505.
Online: www.PowayArts.org


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