2016-17 Season Schedule
The Wizards of Winter
Saturday, December 3 at 8 PM | $38 and $42
What was once a Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) tribute group has now turned into a musical force of its own design. In 2013, bandleader Scott Kelly became friends with original TSO member Tommy Farese, who introduced him to several other former members. The Wizards and former TSO members decided to join forces and tour together. The Wizards of Winter’s 2014 self-titled debut album was a startling holiday prog-rock throwback that simultaneously conveyed optimism and wonderment (“Just Believe”) and flooring metal crunch (“The Journey”).
“It’s a Christmas rock opera,” Kelly enthuses. “If you’re a science-fiction fan, it’s like Dr. Who, where you board his Tardis and travel anywhere in space and time. Some spaces are happy, some are melancholy; our music encompasses the vast range of feelings people experience during the holidays.” Tickets for Wizards of Winter (Sat., Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.) are $42 and $38.
Friday, March 10 at 8 PM | $36 and $40
The Detroit Free Press describes Madigan as “the funniest woman doing stand-up right now, but no gender qualifier is necessary. Along with Lewis Black, Brian Regan, and Jim Gaffigan, she’s one of the funniest stand-up comedians of her generation.”
Over Madigan’s 25-year career, she has performed on nearly every late night show ever made. She remains the only comedian in the history of NBC’s Last Comic Standing to go unchallenged by any other comedian–meaning no comedian would say they were funnier than her!
Friday, March 31 at 8 PM | $34 and $28
The right vocalist can make you fall in love at first listen, elicit tears, or bring you back to a different era altogether. A microphone and a stage remain the only necessities. That holds true for New York-based soul singer, songwriter, and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James who performs on Fri., March 31, 2017 at 8 p.m. The New York Times calls James “a phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep.”
On her full-length debut for Epic Records, “Hunter,” she casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice, theatrical swing, and a soulful poise. “Hunter” boasts powerful and personal renditions of Prince’s “Call My Name” (reached Top 15 at Urban AC radio and #1 most added) along with Hall & Oates’ “She’s Gone” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark”. Since “Hunter’s” release, James’ music videos have accumulated more than 45 million views (and climbing). With viral sensation Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Morgan toured the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Tickets for Morgan James (Fri., March 31 at 8 p.m.) are $34 and $28.
*Additional shows will be announced at a later date*
Having operated as Scranton Community Concerts for 81 years, the organization was officially adopted by Lackawanna College in July 2009 and is now known as Community Concerts at Lackawanna College (CCLC). The mission of CCLC is to present culturally significant performing arts programs and serve the Lackawanna College community, local educational community, and our residents with educational outreach events to enrich the quality of life in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and to carry on the decades long tradition of concerts under the auspices of “Community Concerts.” Each year, CCLC presents a concert series with a diverse selection of high quality artists from multiple genres that are renowned throughout the country and across the globe.
For more information, please call the Box Office at (570) 955-1455. Tickets can be purchased in-person or over the phone during Box Office hours, or any time through www.ticketfly.com.
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For information about Community Concerts, please contact:
Community Concerts Manager