Whose Live Anyway?, Arlo Guthrie, And More Added To Luther Burbank Center For The Arts' Lineup
Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced five new shows that will join its diverse 2018-19 season. Tony Bennett, 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician, will perform at LBC Tuesday, December 11, 2018; the popular comedy show Whose Live Anyway returns on Sunday, February 17, 2019; American folk legend Arlo Guthrie performs in Santa Rosa as part of The Alice Restaurant's 50th Anniversary Tour on Thursday, March 28, 2019; Friends! The Musical Parody also returns to LBC on Tuesday, April 30, 2019; and American roots musician Keb' Mo' plays at the Center on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
Tickets for all shows will be available beginning Friday, September 28 at 12 p.m. online at lutherburbankcenter.org, calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. Please note new box office hours at LBC: Patron services office is open Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 pm, closed on Mondays. Tickets and information are available 24/7 online at lutherburbankcenter.org.
LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2018-19 SEASON ADDITIONS
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning more than 60 years, includes 19 Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes, such as "Steppin' Out With My Baby" and "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" form part of the fabric of American music culture. At the age of 91, Tony Bennett is not slowing down and his last recording, "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90" just won a Grammy Award for his son Dae Bennett who produced the album.
Whose Live Anyway
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Whose Live Anyway returns after sold-out performances the past five years in a row! Based on the Emmy Award-nominated TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway," Whose Live Anyway is a 90-minute show of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Bob Derkach, and Joel Murray from "Mad Men" will leave the audience gasping for breath with the witty scenes and songs they invent on the spot!
Arlo Guthrie - The Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8 p.m.
American folk legend Arlo Guthrie attained international attention at age 19 by recounting the true events of his arrest (for littering) on the album "Alice's Restaurant" in 1967. "Alice's Restaurant" achieved platinum status and was made into a movie in 1969, in which Arlo played himself. 1969 also brought Arlo to the rock festival of the ages, Woodstock, where he showcased his hit "Coming into Los Angeles." Arlo's most notable work is his definitive version of the song "The City of New Orleans" that was a hit on all major charts. After almost 60 years of shows, Arlo Guthrie remains a road warrior touring almost constantly. The legendary singer-songwriter will be joined by his daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie.
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV's "Friends" celebrating the wacky misadventures of your favorite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan. It's a seemingly typical day at New York's only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! This delightfully naughty confection plucks the best moments from the show's ten years and recreates the moments through an uncensored, fast-paced, music filled romp. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll Unagi! This show is recommended for mature audiences.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
It all took off for Keb' Mo' in 1994 with the self-titled release under his newly coined Keb' Mo' moniker, and over the years, he has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. He has 14 albums to his name and has garnered four Grammy Awards as well as a producer/engineer/artist Grammy Certificate. Over the past two decades, Keb' has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances.
Most recently in 2017, Keb' Mo' released "TajMo," a collaborative album with the legendary Taj Mahal. The multi-generational duo went on to tour the U.S. and Europe in support of their album; which has since earned a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California's top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 230 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving 40,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 1,000 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission - to enrich, educate, and entertain.