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Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 Season Lineup

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In an Evening With Sophia Loren, the timeless Oscar winner discusses her prolific career and answers questions from the audience. The show takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 16.



CERRITOS, CA – The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) kicks off the 2016-2017 Season with entertainment icon Sophia Loren. In An Evening With Sophia Loren, the timeless Oscar winner discusses her prolific career and answers questions from the audience. The show takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 16.

The 2016-2017 Season lineup boasts many more world-class performers, including Pop queen Roberta Flack, Grammy winners Clint Black and Olivia Newton-John, celebrated saxophonist Dave Koz, Grammy-Oscar-Emmy-Tony nominee Vanessa Williams, Broadway stars Bernadette Peters and Kristin Chenoweth, and many more.

This season brings three series – Broadway, Memory Lane, and Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great? – with deep discounts offered to series subscribers.

3-D Theatricals, the recipient of several Ovation awards and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award nominations, joins the CCPA as a Broadway Performance Partner for the 2016-2017 Season. With a solid reputation for producing Broadway-caliber musicals, 3-D Theatricals will present Broadway classics Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, Once on This Island, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, and Monty Python’s Spamalot.

For Big Band and Swing fans, the 2016-2017 Memory Lane series includes Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Brian Beirne, Mr. Rock N’ Roll®, The Kingsmen, The Tokens, The Marcels, The Four Preps, and The Chordettes; Rockin’ at the Beach Starring Frankie Avalon & The Surfaris; and Tribute to Glenn Miller & The Vocal Groups Featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra, The Four Aces, The Four Lads, String of Pearls Vocal Group, and the Singing Comedy Impressionist Paul Boland.

Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great? series spotlights GERSHWIN – An American in Paris With the Cal State Fullerton Orchestra; MOZART – A Little Night Music (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) With Hao Zhou and Lucy Wang, violin, Johanna Nowik, viola, and Tate Zawadiuk, cello; and It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing: The Music of Duke Ellington With CSUN Jazz A Band directed by Matt Harris.

With the popular Choose Your Own Season package, patrons enjoy the flexibility of customizing their own season with five or more performances of their choice. They are also eligible for a 10-percent discount if orders are placed by Sunday, July 31, 2016. Performance Partner Programs are ineligible for the Choose Your Own Season discount.

The CCPA is also offering a pre-Season show – Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix.
Place ticket orders by mail, at cerritoscenter.com, or by calling (562) 467-8818.

Order forms may also be dropped off at the Ticket Office during regular business hours. The Ticket Office is closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Web sales begin Friday, July 15. Phone and live in-person sales start Saturday, July 16. Starting July 18, the CCPA Ticket Office will be closed on Mondays.


2016-2017 CCPA SEASON


Pre-Season Summer Special

Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix                                                             

SUN, AUG 28, 2016, 3:00 PM


Season Opener

An Evening With Sophia Loren                                            

FRI, SEP 16, 2016, 8:00 PM


Paul Anka                                                                          

SAT, SEP 17, 2016, 8:00 PM


King of the Cowboys!

Riders in the Sky Salutes Roy Rogers

SUN, SEP 18, 2016, 3:00 PM


Engelbert Humperdinck                                                      

SAT, SEP 24, 2016, 8:00 PM

SUN, SEP 25, 2016, 3:00 PM


MJ LIVE     

Michael Jackson Tribute Concert                               

FRI, SEP 30, 2016, 8:00 PM


Vikki Carr                                                        

SAT, OCT 1, 2016, 8:00 PM     


Performance Partner Program

Carol Burnett                                                   

An Evening of Laughter and Reflection

WED, OCT 5, 2016, 7:30 PM

THU, OCT 6, 2016, 7:30 PM     


Roberta Flack                                          

FRI, OCT 7, 2016, 8:00 PM


Clint Black                                                                        

SAT, OCT 8, 2016, 8:00 PM


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

FRI, OCT 14 & 21, 2016, 8:00 PM   

SAT, OCT 15 & 22, 2016, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

SUN, OCT 16 & 23, 2016, 2:00 PM

THU, OCT 20, 2016, 7:30 PM


Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?                                 

GERSHWIN – An American in Paris    

With the Cal State Fullerton Orchestra

WED, OCT 26, 2016, 7:30 PM


The New Christy Minstrels                                                          

FRI, OCT 28, 2016, 8:00 PM


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Louie Louie Louie                             

SAT, OCT 29, 2016, 8:00 PM


Foreigner: The Hits Unplugged                                            

SUN, OCT 30, 2016, 7:00 PM


The Midtown Men                                           

SUN, NOV 6, 2016, 7:00 PM


4 Girls 4                                                          

Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie, Faith Prince, and Maureen McGovern

SAT, NOV 12, 2016, 8:00 PM   


Estampas Porteñas Tango Company Presents Desire    

Stories of Longing and Desire Told Through Argentine Tango and Music         

SUN, NOV 13, 2016, 3:00 PM


Olivia Newton-John                                         

SAT, NOV 19, 2016, 8:00 PM


Jake Shimabukuro                                                              

FRI, DEC 2, 2016, 8:00 PM


Merry-Achi Christmas                                                

Sol de México de José Hernández,

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, and Dancers

SAT, DEC 3, 2016, 7:00 PM


The Irish Tenors Holiday Show With Orchestra

SUN, DEC 4, 2016, 7:00 PM


Wynonna & the Big Noise

FRI, DEC 9, 2016, 8:00 PM      


Colors of Christmas                                                          

With Oleta Adams, Melissa Manchester,

Jon Secada, and Ruben Studdard

SAT, DEC 10, 2016, 8:00 PM


Performance Partner Program

Los Angeles Symphony Christmas Concert         

SUN, DEC 11, 2016, 7:00 PM


Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2016                       

With Special Guests Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore,

And Ashford & Simpson’s Valerie Simpson

FRI, DEC 16, 2016, 8:00 PM

SAT, DEC 17, 2016, 8:00 PM


The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Holiday Show                           

SUN, DEC 18, 2016, 3:00 PM


Rockin’ New Year’s Eve                                              

Brian Beirne, Mr. Rock N’ Roll®,

The Kingsmen, The Tokens, The Marcels, The Four Preps, and The Chordettes

SAT, DEC 31, 2016, 8:00 PM 


Vanessa Williams                                    

FRI, JAN 13, 2017, 8:00 PM


The Best of Doo-Wop Vol. III                                       

SAT, JAN 14, 2017, 8:00 PM


Under the Streetlamp                                                         

FRI, JAN 20, 2017, 8:00 PM



SAT, JAN 21, 2017, 8:00 PM


Zeppelin USA                        

SAT, JAN 28, 2017, 8:00 PM


Bernadette Peters

THU, FEB 2, 2017, 8:00 PM     


Russian National Ballet Theatre Sleeping Beauty                                   

SAT, FEB 4, 2017, 8:00 PM


Rhythm of the Dance                               

FRI, FEB 10, 2017, 8:00 PM


The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6

SAT, FEB 11, 2017, 8:00 PM


Jackie Evancho                                       

SUN, FEB 12, 2017, 7:00 PM


Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?                                 

MOZART – A Little Night Music (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)

With Hao Zhou and Lucy Wang, violin

Johanna Nowik, viola

Tate Zawadiuk, cello

WED, FEB 15, 2017, 7:30 PM


Arrival – The Music of ABBA                              

FRI, FEB 17, 2017, 8:00 PM


Shaolin Warriors                                     

SAT, FEB 18, 2017, 8:00 PM


Direct From Dublin, Ireland

The Five Irish Tenors

Program II – Pops

SUN, FEB 19, 2017, 3:00 PM


Once on This Island

A Musical

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Based on the Novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy

FRI, FEB 24 & MAR 3, 2017, 8:00 PM      

SAT, FEB 25 & MAR 4, 2017, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM


SUN, FEB 26 & MAR 5, 2017, 2:00 PM

THU, MAR 2, 2017, 7:30 PM


Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: The Two Man Group                                    

FRI, MAR 10, 2017, 8:00 PM   


Rockin’ at the Beach                                                          

Starring Frankie Avalon & The Surfaris

SAT, MAR 11, 2017, 8:00 PM


Tribute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall                                          

SUN, MAR 12, 2017, 3:00 PM


Matt Mauser & The Sinatra Big Band

FRI, MAR 17, 2017, 8:00 PM   


Ricky Nelson Remembered

With Special Guests Danny and the Juniors      

SAT, MAR 18, 2017, 8:00 PM


It’s Magic!                                      

SUN, MAR 19, 2017, 3:00 PM


Kristin Chenoweth                                                                               

THU, MAR 23, 2017, 8:00 PM


Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi, and Music Director Paul Shaffer


The Official Blues Brothers Revue                                                        

FRI, MAR 24, 2017, 8:00 PM          


Tribute to Glenn Miller & The Vocal Groups                

Featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra,

The Four Aces, The Four Lads, String of Pearls Vocal Group,

and the Singing Comedy Impressionist Paul Boland

SUN, MAR 26, 2017, 3:00 PM


Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?                                 

It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing: The Music of Duke Ellington      

With CSUN Jazz A Band Directed by Matt Harris

TUE, MAR 28, 2017, 7:30 PM


Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up                                

SAT, APR 1, 2017, 8:00 PM     


Dance to the Movies

SUN, APR 2, 2017, 3:00 PM     


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Music by Richard Rodgers

Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs

Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

FRI, JUN 30 & JULY 7, 2017, 8:00 PM     

SAT, JULY 1 & 8, 2017, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

SUN, JULY 2 & 9, 2017, 2:00 PM

THU, JULY 6, 2017, 7:30 PM



Monty Python’s Spamalot                                

Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle

Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle

FRI, AUG 18 & 25, 2017, 8:00 PM   

SAT, AUG 19 & 26, 2017, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

SUN, AUG 20 & 27, 2017, 2:00 PM

THU, AUG 24, 2017, 7:30 PM

  • CCPA Staging says:

    Glad to hear this fantastic line up.

    CCPA parking lot still remain spooky, dark /overgrown; Very dark for performances at night. Sad sad sad time, when Cerritos is known for his oversized residential lots with RV pads, the city cannot even provide RV parking for the patrons who use CCPA. Many large road performers play at these venues, using large luxury motorhomes and limousines, and there’s no parking or staging, even though there’s a lot of unused space around the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

    Cities which use CCPA: Yorba Linda, Laguna, Pasadena, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Encino, Newport. Patrons demand more then Mimmi and Arte cafe and dark parking lots?????

    When are the satellite theaters going to be built around the perimeter of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts?

    Hello councilperson, CCPA needs more 5 star restaurants + dancing and poss. some lite soft gambling. CCPA has not captured the after hrs entertainment, ticket users of the CCPA are fleeing Cerritos to other close by areas, for after hr entertainment. Entire area surrounding the CCPA looks vacant and lifeless. No wow factor.

    You may be interested in viewing my videos I put together, past 60 yrs of Cerritos. Little Artesia and La Palma photos too, not many. . Let me know what you think. Aprox 750 slides.