Familiar and new faces make up Cultural Centre’s 2017-18 series

Above: Local youth perform in Missoula Children’s Theatre’s performance of Treasure Island earlier this year. Missoula will return to town in March of 2018.

by Stephen Dafoe

Tickets for the LIVE at the CCC concert series go on sale Aug. 15. The upcoming fall, winter and spring run features some familiar acts as well as some new ones.

Mainstage Series

Returning to the Mainstage Series of shows aimed at adults is Derina Harvey with her band for a night of what organizers are calling an evening of “sing-along, dance-along, East coast-inspired music.”

The event takes place Friday, September 15 and tickets for the dinner and show are $55 for Adult and $50 for seniors.

New to the stage are The Carolines, a local group who will bring classic country to the stage. The Carolines perform Saturday, April 14. Tickets for the dinner and show are $55 for Adult and $50 for seniors.

Marquee Pianos will perform Saturday, February 3 in a late night cabaret performance of duelling pianos featuring a request filled set list, music into the early hours and a late-night lunch.Tickets are $38 for adults and $35 for seniors.

Family Series

The 2017-18 Family Series will start with award winning children’s entertainers Bobs and LoLo. The Nov. 4 show includes an afternoon of singing and dancing. Tickets are $15 for those over 12, $12 for those under 12 and $40 for a family pack of four.

Dufflebag Theatre, who has appeared several times in the past, return Friday, Mar. 2 with Cinderella. Like previous Dufflebag shows, the classic story will include lots of improvisation and audience participation. Tickets are $12 per person of $40 for a Family Pack of 4.

Missoula Children’s Theatre will also return to rehearse and produce a show with local children. Each year, local children have the opportunity to audition, rehearse and perform in the play, as well as work behind the scene. This year’s show is Beauty Lou and the Country Beast. The performance will take place Saturday, Mar. 17 and tickets will be $12 per person of a Family 4 Pack for $40

“Arts and culture are a vital part of the development and growth of a community. The shared experience of participating in a live performance has the potential to create new bonds, as well as strengthen existing relationships among the individuals in attendance,” said Interim Events & Culture Coordinator Ryan Telfer in a release Wednesday. “Each performance is unique, and every audience walks away with a different experience, which they can use to relate to the other attendees. These connections serve as building blocks for community bonding and progress.”

New this year is subscription pricing where attendees can get a ticket to all the shows in a series for one price. The Mainstage Series Subscription is $118, and the Family Series Subscription is $30 per person or a Family 4 pack for all the shows in the series for $102.

The concert series brochure is available at http://morinville.ca/doc-library/community-cultural-centre/1132-live-at-the-ccc-2017-18-season-online-brochure/file.

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