The season, which runs from October through May, includes nearly two dozen shows for people of all ages and interests.
The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will open its first concert of the season Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is to feature Arturo Marquez. Tickets range in price from $25 to $35.
Just in time for Halloween is "Haunted Illusions," which will bring illusionist David Caserta to the PPAC stage for a night of comedy, mystifying illusions and audience participation. A costume party/trick-or-treat night will be held prior to the show at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $15 to $25. The performance is not suitable for children under 5.
The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra returns at the end of October and beginning of November for its "Halloween Family Concert" and "Past and Present Masters" concert, respectively. Tickets for the first show are $2 for children and $5 for adults and tickets for the second show range in price from $10 to $35.
A comedy act titled "Nunset" will be performed Nov. 11. Audiences will get to know some wacky nunsóand share with them plenty of laughs, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39 to $48.
"Capitol Steps" returns Nov. 16 at 7:30. This ever-popular comedy show allows the cast to put the "mock" in democracy. Tickets cost $28 to $35.
December brings holiday-related shows to the PPAC, starting with "Miracle on 34th Street." This holiday classic begins at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6. Tickets cost $39, $43 and $48.
The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and River City Brass Band take to the stage Dec. 8 and Dec. 9, respectively. Their Christmas concerts feature festive music fit for the winter season.
The entertainment continues full-speed in 2013 with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra opening the 2013 season with its "American HistoryóLand of the Free" concert, which celebrates Black History Month. The concert is scheduled for Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost between $10 and $35.
Step Afrika is to bring their unique genre of dance to the PPAC Feb. 12 beginning at 7:30 p.m. "Stepping" is a dance that turns the body into an instrument and was invented by college students. Tickets for this show range in price from $15 to $25.
Fiddles and violins are the highlighted instruments in "Bowfire," a fast-paced show that features music from many genres. Tickets cost between $36 and $45 and the show is scheduled for Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra returns in March and April for "Music in Pictures" and "South and West of Broadway," respectively. "Music in Pictures" is scheduled for March 9 at 7:30 p.m. On April 6, the orchestra will present its second show, which is also scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tickets for both shows cost between $10 and $35.
The magical musical "Fiddler on the Roof" is to be presented April 7 at 7:30 p.m. This musical takes audiences on a journey full of love, hope and acceptance. Tickets cost $39, $43 and $48.
River City Brass Band will present "Big Band and Doo Wop Brass" April 12 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The evening includes a tribute to Stan Kenton. Tickets cost $22 or $24.
A musically inclined family – better known as The Depue Brothers – is scheduled to bring their bluegrass and rock music to the PPAC April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost between $10 and $35.
The PPAC season concludes in May, but not before presenting five shows full of quality entertainment.
"Popovich Pet Theatre" is a totally family-friendly experience. Not only does Popovich bring his juggling skills to the stage, but also his talented pets. This show is scheduled for May 2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $15, $22 and $25.
The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will present the orchestra's "Grand Finale" show May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $10 to $35.
Jazz will be amplified on the PPAC stage when the "Four Freshmen" roll into Johnstown on May 10 at 7:30 p.m. The quartet is known for its unique harmonies in addition to the band's jazz and pop elements. Tickets cost $28, $31 and $35.
The second-to-last show on the season schedule is "Juke Box Heroes Live!" The Mahoney Brothers promise to bring jukebox superstars to life on stageóprepare to see Elvis, The Beatles and more. The show is scheduled for May 17 at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $28, $31 and $35.
"Showcase of the Stars" rounds out the 2012-2013 season schedule. This showcase allows local high school students to come together to perform an excerpt from their high school's most recent musical production. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. May 18 and tickets are $10.
Ticket prices depend on seating levels and other factors as determined by the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center staff. Flex series tickets are on sale now. Box office single ticket sales are to begin Aug. 15 both online and through the phone.
For more information about any of these upcoming shows or for general inquiries about the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, visit www.upj.pitt/edu/277/ online or call 814-269-7200.