Saturday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
Phil Vassar is an American singer/songwriter known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths. Vassar continues to churn out incisive, soulful lyrics and infectious melodies that capture the heart and soul in the unique and special way that only he can. He has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life,” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” His career has seen the release of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter, a mantle full of awards, and the launch of his own label, Rodeowave Entertainment.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.
Jefferson Starship prevails as one of the most critically acclaimed touring acts today. Steeped in the fantastic realms of science fiction and the contemporary American shadow land, Jefferson Starship features a stellar cast of old and new players, including songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Paul Kantner and David Freidburg, both of whom founded Jefferson Airplane and were crucial in developing the renowned “San Francisco Sound” that changed the course of pop music forever. They celebrate their 40th anniversary this year by touring with new front woman and award winner, Cathy Richardson.
Gaslight Theatre Company presents
‘God of Carnage’
Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.*
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage” tells the story of how a playground altercation between 11-year-old boys brings two sets of Brooklyn parents together to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. Gaslight Theatre Company returns to the Community Concerts season for its fifth year with this fast-paced, one-act play.
*The Jan. 28 performance is a pay-what-you-can preview.
‘Rhythm of the Dance’
Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Rhythm of the Dance is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, the show is a thousand year old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show. Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world. Rhythm of the Dance aspires to a purity content preserving the traditions of Irish step dancing and yet presenting it in the most modern format that has made it a leader in its field.
About Community Concerts
The mission of Community Concerts at Lackawanna College 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.” Having operated as Scranton Community Concerts for the last 81 years, the organization was officially adopted by Lackawanna College in July 2009 and is now known as Community Concerts at Lackawanna College.
Each year, Community Concerts at Lackawanna College presents a concert series with a diverse selection of artists from multiple genres. The series is known for presenting the highest quality artists that are renowned throughout the country and across the globe.
A core series of events is offered from September through May, and the purchase of a season subscription guarantees that you hold the same seats for every event. Single tickets are also available for purchase. For more information, call (570) 955-1455 or visit www.etix.com and search The Theater at Lackawanna College for ticket information and purchase.
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