The Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach has announced its 2013-14 season, which will include a typically eclectic offering of dance, music, cabaret and more. The center is located on the campus of Cal State Long Beach.
The season will feature an appearance by Garrison Keillor (Oct. 17); a performance of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” by the Aquila Theatre (March 15); and John Lithgow performing “Stories by Heart” (May 10, 2014), his stage memoir that has toured the country and previously performed at the Mark Taper Forum.
Dance performances will include the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company (Oct. 12); the Victor Ullate Ballet (Feb. 8); and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (March 22 and 23).
Concert offerings will include An Afternoon with Hal Linden (Oct. 20); Igudesman & Joo: And Now Mozart (Dec. 8), a mix of classical music and comedy; Oh, What a Night! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Jan. 19); and Robin & Linda Williams (May 4, 2014).
The season will feature musical and stage performances from Kris Kristofferson (Nov. 23); Frederica von Stade and SONOS Handbell Ensemble (Dec. 7); “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with David Benoit (Dec. 21); Capitol Steps (Jan. 18); the Irish Rovers (Jan. 25); Stunt Dog Experience (Jan. 26); and the Glenn Miller Orchestra (Mar. 8).
Cabaret performances will include David Burnham in “Mostly Broadway” (Oct. 2 and 3); Rachel York in “Let’s Fall in Love” (Dec. 18 to 19); Tom Rigney & Flambeau (March 19 to 20); and Livingston Taylor (May 14 to 15).
The center’s season offerings will also include Jabbawockeez (Nov. 24), a hip-hop dance crew; The Peking Acrobats (Jan.11); and Siro-A: The Digital Experiment (March 16), a performance by a Japanese group that will include optical illusions and digital projections set to an electro beat.