2021-2022 PAC Season Brochure


Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas 2021-2022 Season Brochure

Our seats have been empty for far too long. At our core,

we exist to bring people together and to build community

around shared experiences. It’s time to get back to what

we do best!

We have put together an incredible season, including

late night TV host and stand-up comedian Jay Leno who will join us for a

much overdue anniversary celebration. We have Grammy winners Amy

Grant, Richard Marx and Ricky Skaggs as well as the national Broadway

tour of Waitress and twenty-two other exceptional experiences waiting to

thrill you.

With so many great shows to see this year, we know you’ll want to

stretch your purchasing power as far as possible. Packages are a great

way to save! Our popular Pick-A-Plan enables you to customize your

season package. Simply pick 6 or more shows and SAVE $10 per ticket.

Thanks to an investment from First Federal Community Bank, we’re

pleased to offer the First Fed 15. This package includes ten diverse and

exciting shows we know you will love. All for just $15 each when purchased


After 10 years, there’s nothing we love more than being part of family

traditions. When you build memories with family and friends around a

shared experience, those memories last a lifetime. We can’t wait to

welcome you back. Let’s make some more memories together!

David Mitchell

General Manager

Join us in welcoming our

NEW Season Sponsor

The Tuscarawas County Community Foundation was developed as a philanthropic

tool for area residents to ensure their charitable giving wishes continue

even after their death. The Foundation is a community endowment fund that

accepts monetary donations and bequests of any size, which are managed

by a volunteer board of community leaders, the investment income of which

is used to support projects that will improve the lives of Tuscarawas County


The Cleverlys

Digger Cleverly, along with his nephews

Ricky Lloyd, Sock, DVD and Cub, make up

a one-of-a-kind comedy/music blend coming

from the remote part of the Ozark Mountains.

The New York Times wrote, “If Earl Scruggs,

Dolly Parton, and Spinal Tap spawned a litter

of puppies, it would be the Cleverlys.” Don’t be

fooled by this faux-family band – they are all accomplished

musicians putting their unique bluegrass spin

on cover songs from any genre.

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $59

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $31

Amy Grant

Conventional wisdom has it that Amy Grant put Contemporary

Christian Music on the map, becoming the first CCM artist to have

a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and

the first to perform at the Grammy Awards. She’s earned six

Grammy Awards and numerous Gospel Music Association Dove

Awards as well as three multi-platinum albums, six platinum

albums and four gold albums.

Jeff Allen

The America I Grew Up In

Jeff Allen’s rapid-fire humor, which centers

on marriage and family, is a hit with all ages. A live

comedy favorite, Jeff has appeared on Showtime, Comedy

Central, VH1, and more. Jeff’s Dry Bar Comedy videos have

amassed over 100 million views on social media and other platforms,

introducing him to tens of millions of new fans worldwide. At times

both gut-wrenching and hilarious, Jeff’s one-man show, The America

I Grew Up In, offers a unique glimpse into his crazy world.

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $28

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The House Jacks

Inspired by the beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, an

expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking

contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna

must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting

celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

This hilarious hit Broadway musical features original music and lyrics by

Grammy® Award winner Sara Bareilles.

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $59

Founded in 1991, The House

Jacks instantly redefined what

people thought of as “vocal

music” and have been at the

forefront of the contemporary

a cappella scene ever since.

Combining their virtuosic

harmonies with spectacular

stagecraft, these world-class

performers continue to push the

boundaries of the human voice. With an

extensive domestic concert history, as well as

over 30 European tours and various other international

appearances, The House Jacks aren’t just a vocal group, they’re an

unstoppable musical force!

Amy Grant

Beyond Glory

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $10 (general public)

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $25

In a spell-binding tour de force, stage and screen star Stephen Lang,

brings the remarkable stories of eight medal of honor recipients to the

stage in a stunning one-man, multi-character show that will reach into

your very soul. Adapted from Larry Smith’s

stirring book, Beyond Glory presents the

powerful first-hand accounts of these veterans

from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, whose

courageous actions led them to be honored

with the nation’s highest military award.

Thanks to our generous sponsor, tickets

for this event will be FREE for Veterans

and Active Duty Military and their families.

Sponsored by:

New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445

and VFW Ohio Charities

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The Purple Xperience

The Purple Xperience, formed by Dr. Fink and

front-man Marshall Charloff, is a five-piece

group hailing from Prince’s birthplace,

Minneapolis, MN. They have been

touring around the country bringing the

greatest and most authentic production

of Prince and The Revolution in the

world to audiences of all generations.

Since 2011, The Purple Xperience has

entertained well over 300 thousand

fans and has shared the bill with

The Time, Cameo, Fetty Wap, Gin

Blossoms, Atlanta Rhythm section,

and Cheap Trick.

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $37

That Golden Girls Show!

a puppet parody

An Evening With Jay Leno

10 th Anniversary Celebration

Comedian, actor, former talk-show host and Television Hall of

Fame inductee Jay Leno comes to New Philadelphia to help us

celebrate our 10th Anniversary (a year late)! Named America’s

Favorite TV Personality in the 2009 Harris Poll, Leno is best

known as America’s late night leader for nearly three decades.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets* $120 / $89 / $68

Enhance your experience!

Join us ON STAGE for a

post-show Anniversary

Celebration featuring live music, bar

service, and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Post-show Celebration

Tickets $50

Set in that sassy Miami house in 1985, ‘That Golden Girls Show!’ is one

of Off Broadway’s biggest smash hits that parodies classic Golden Girls

moments with puppets! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter,

jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put

down. Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and

for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that

television series.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $33

Sponsored by:

The Tuscarawas

County University

Branch District

*This commemerative Special

Event is not subject to normal

package discounts. Member

benefit tickets may not be

redeemed toward this event.

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David Phelps

David Phelps’ seemingly endless vocal range, which

extends more than three octaves, has brought the

house down in the world’s most prestigious

venues. For more than 15 years, David served

as a member of the popular and prestigious

Gaither Vocal Band. As a solo artist, he received

2009 Dove Award nominations for Male

Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for

the Christmas DVD, O Holy Night to add to

his many awards and honors. Since 2012,

David has topped the Billboard charts time

and time again with releases like: the 2012 live

DVD Classic (#1), the 2015 live DVD Freedom (#1),

the 2017 live DVD The Best Of David Phelps (#1),

and most recently the 2018 live DVD It Must Be

Christmas (#2).

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $40

The Midtown Men

The Midtown Men, reuniting stars from the

Broadway smash hit JERSEY BOYS,

will ring in the Christmas season this

year with their “Holiday Hits” show.

This evening of songs and stories

will feature iconic Yuletide classics

such as “Winter Wonderland,”

“Let It Snow,” and “Have Yourself

a Merry Little Christmas,” as well

as their signature renditions of the

greatest rock and roll hits of the

1960s. The popular vocal group will

treat their audiences to the songs of

The Beatles, The Temptations, The Four

Seasons, and more! Come celebrate “the most wonderful time of the year”

with these seasoned Broadway veterans!

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $45

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Fifteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Ricky Skaggs’ career is

easily among the most significant in recent country music history.

Skaggs is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the

International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall

of Fame, the National Fiddler Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music

Association Hall of Fame. His life’s path has taken him to various

musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to

striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical

roots intact. Legendary guitarist Chet Atkins once credited

Skaggs with “single-handedly saving country music.”

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $43

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Easton Corbin

Magic & Mayhem

A combination of fast-paced physical

comedy and mind-bending magic that will

leave you gasping for breath and scratching

your head as reality takes the night off and

anything becomes possible. Darren “Dizzy”

Partridge has been delighting audiences

around the globe; from the celebrated

Apollo Theatre in London’s West End to the

iconic Sydney Opera House. Delivered with

mischievous British charm, theatrical thievery

and side-splitting audience participation,

Magic & Mayhem guarantees an evening

that you will never forget!

Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $25

Corbin’s distinctive baritone has been gracing airwaves

for the past decade as his chart topping debut single “A

Little More Country Than That” established Corbin as

a mainstay on the country charts. Billboard’s 2010

Top New Country Artist would go on to garner

another No. 1 hit with the feel-good “Roll With It”

as well as seven top 10 singles, further distinguishing

himself from other male vocalists

as a tried-and-true country traditionalist who

weaves timeless story songs together while

tipping his hat to the classic country artists

who have come before him.

Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $47

Paddington Gets In A Jam

The perfect show for children, or nostalgic

adults, this original slapstick

comedy has the audience giggling

from Paddington’s silly

antics. Paddington Gets

in a Jam is not only a

bundle of joy and

entertainment, but

manages to warm the

hearts of both children and

adults. If you’re looking for

a fun time with the children in your life, do

everyone a favor and see Paddington Gets

in a Jam.

Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 | 4:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $25

Cirque Mechanics: Birdhouse Factory

Enter the most unlikely setting for a circus, a

factory. One where the workers are acrobats

and the machines are circus props. Birdhouse

Factory is a simple story of daily life

in a “widgets” factory circa 1935.

Prepare yourself for an exceptional

evening of wit, whimsy and

wonder on this spectacular ride full

of daredevil antics, circus acrobatics and

mechanical marvels!

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $40

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Yankee Bravo

Hailing from northeastern

Ohio, Yankee Bravo is an

Americana band with folk,

country, and roots-rock influences.

Their music is honest,

entertaining, and from the


This Performance is part of the Cabaret Series.

The Cabaret Series brings outstanding performers and audience

members together onstage for a special evening of great food

and exceptional entertainment. Share an evening with one hundred

fellow audience members as you are seated onstage in an

intimate performance setting and enjoy a three course catered

meal as part of your ticket price.

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $49

Richard Marx

Grammy-winning artist Richard Marx has sold more than 30

million albums worldwide while making history as the only male

artist whose first seven singles reached the Top 5 on the

Billboard charts. Overall, he has scored 14 No. 1 singles, both as

a performer and as a songwriter/producer, revealing him a true

multi-talented performer who continues to challenge himself and

his fans. “I’m so excited that I’m still doing this and it’s on a level

that I’m really proud of,” says Marx. ”People come back again

and again and I’m very proud of my live show. I want fans to walk

away feeling like they know me after a concert.”

Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $50

The Unauthorized Biography Series

Combining biographical hip-hop songs and

documentary-style music videos, The Unauthorized

Biography Series is a critically acclaimed

explosive and motivational musical presentation.

Award winning artist and speaker Shaun Boothe

created this series not just to entertain and inform,

but to awaken the greatness that lives within us

all and celebrate some of the world’s greatest

cultural icons.

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $20

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Dennis DeYoung

The Grand Illusion 40 th Anniversary Tour

In 1977, history was made upon the release of THE GRAND ILLUSION


history by performing the album in its entirety plus all eight Top Ten hits


BEST OF TIMES, MR. ROBOTO plus classic rock anthems RENE-


Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy Award-winning Chicago-based

percussion quartet. For fifteen years, the ensemble has forged a unique

path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that

celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in

the world of percussion. SIMPLY CAPTIVATING!

DENNIS DEYOUNG is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer

and songwriter on seven of the bands eight Top Ten hits. DENNIS is a

legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer

with a career spanning over 40 years. His voice is one of the most

recognizable in the music world today and continues to inspire new

generations of fans. THE ORIGINAL VOICE....ALL THE CLASSIC


Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $52

Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $25

We Banjo 3

Back by popular demand! We Banjo 3 has emerged as fast-rising touring

darlings. They continually push musical boundaries while maintaining an

unwavering devotion to the essential audience experience. WB3 seamlessly

converge the shared and varied traditions of Americana, Bluegrass,

and Celtic music with pop-sensible songcraft to create a truly unique and

gratifying signature sound.

Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $31

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Velocity Irish Dance

Led by Guinness World Record holder for The Fastest

Feet in the World, James Devine, and five-time World

Champion Irish dancer, David Geaney,

and joined on stage by a motley crew

of mind-blowing live musicians and

an old school scratch DJ, it’s nothing

like you’ve ever seen before!

Honoring past traditions but blasting

them feet first into the 21st century,

Velocity Irish Dance is the

next generation in Irish tap.

Thursday, March 17, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $39

Wild Carrot

A whirlwind of Roots music forms, touching on Bluegrass, Country, swinging

Jazz, Contemporary Folk and Celtic music ... with a consistently masterful

grace and flawless harmonies.

This Performance is part of the Cabaret Series.

The Cabaret Series brings outstanding performers

and audience members together onstage for a

special evening of great food and exceptional

entertainment. Share an evening with one

hundred fellow audience members as you are

seated onstage in an intimate performance

setting and enjoy a three course catered meal

as part of your ticket price.

Saturday, March 26, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $49

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot

through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what

the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to

break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the

inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score

featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love

to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric

experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

Thursday, Apr. 14, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $57

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Thursday, Apr. 21, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $25

Eleanor Dubinsky

One of NPR Alt.Latino’s four 2018

picks for New Spring Music, Eleanor

Dubinsky is a “multilingual musician

who can capture the emotions and soul

of a community in a song.” (Felix Contreras).

A vocalist, guitarist and cellist, Dubinsky writes

and performs in English, Spanish, French

and Portuguese. Her presentation of original

songs alongside her band (drums, bass,

guitar, keys, percussion/backing vocals) is

an engaging blend of world-beats, jazz and pop

music met with emotionally forthright songwriting.


Indicates a

First Fed 15

Package show

Season Ticket Packages


Our most versatile and popular package! Pick six or

more events from our entire season and SAVE $10 per

ticket. Mix and match to tailor this package specifically

for you!

First Fed 15

In celebration of the PAC’s 10 th Anniversary, First

Federal Community Bank is proud to bring you these

10 shows for just $15 each when purchased as a

complete package.

First Federal and the Performing Arts Center share a

commitment to invest in our community by keeping the

arts accessible and affordable. This package exemplifies

that shared goal.

First Fed 15 Package seating is located in either the

Mezzanine or Dress Circle Section. There are no substitutions

or exchanges of shows within the package.

It was a golden age of pop music that changed the world and inspired a

generation. This immersive multi-media show will place you at the front

and center of pop culture history. Huge projection period photos and original

film footage recreate the era’s excitement, fashion, and headlines; all

the while a full live band performs all of the hits of the Swingin’ 60’s; the

iconic British pop sound that swept across America and the world.

Friday, Apr. 29, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $45

Ticket Information

Box Office Phone: 330-308-6400

Box Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (resumes in the fall)

Buy Online: http://www.kent.edu/tuscpac

Parking is FREE and convenient

Complimentary Coat Check

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas is

committed to providing accessible and inclusive events. For more information,

please contact Tom Flood at tflood2@kent.edu.

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2021 - 2022 Season Presented by

Media Partner

Platinum Sponsor

New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445

and VFW Ohio Charities

Series Sponsors

Non-Profit Organization

US Postage Paid

New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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