Tuesday, October 11, 2016 @ 7:30a.m. and Wednesday, October 12, 2016 @ 5:00p.m.
The public is invited to drop in for a free backstage tour of The Classic Center Theatre and experience the view from every level! Join us for one of two open houses - Tuesday, October 11 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. or Wednesday, October 12 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind tour of The Classic Center Theatre, as well as an exclusive preview of 2016-17 Broadway Entertainment Series. Light refreshments will be served at both open houses and guests will receive FREE parking at The Classic Center parking deck. No RSVP is required. Experience The Classic Center Theatre like never before!
The Time Jumpers, featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears & Ranger Doug Green
UGA Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 @ 8 p.m.
The Time Jumpers was established in Nashville in 1998 by an assemblage of high-dollar studio musicians who wanted to spend time jamming with their sonically gifted buddies. A virtual who’s who of Music City talent has performed with the band, whose 2007 live album Jumpin’ Time earned two Grammy nominations. This is a performance at the UGA Performing Arts Center in partnership with The Classic Center Theatre.
Concerto for Violin, Rock Band & String Orchestra Composed by R.E.M.'s Mike Mills for Robert McDuffie
UGA Performing Arts Center
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 @ 8 p.m.
Robert McDuffie and R.E.M.'s Mike Mills will perform a concerto for violin, rock band & string orchestra, composed by Mills, at the UGA Performing Arts Center. This is the premier of Mills’s Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra featuring Fifth House Ensemble. This is a not-to-be-missed Athens concert event. This is a performance at the UGA Performing Arts Center in partnership with The Classic Center Theatre.
From originating key roles in Jesus Christ Superstar and Pippin to being in shows like Jelly’s Last Jam and Wicked, Ben Vereen has called the stages of Broadway home for years. The Tony Award winning actor will take the audience on a contemporary and timeless journey through the Broadway songbook. Each performance is filled with song and dance, stories of his life, and a great deal of humor.
The Classic Center, in partnership with Six String Southern Productions and The Foundry, present Drake White & The Big Fire at the 40 Watt Club in Downtown Athens on Friday, November 18. Tickets are on sale now!
"ELF" is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, this modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf.
"Elvis Lives" is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today's artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. Featuring champions and finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises' worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, audiences "Can't Help Falling In Love"® with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience.
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award® for "Best Musical Theater Album", "ONCE" is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, "ONCE" tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.
This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza” (NY1), it’s unlike anything Broadway has ever seen! Come experience "PIPPIN", one young man’s journey to be extraordinary