PACE Center unveils 2014-15 season

National acts, local favorites on agenda


With the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center gearing up for another season, Elaine Mariner, Parker's cultural director, said, “Our goal in booking this season was to bring at least one national act every month while also featuring our hometown favorites. In addition, we sought to create a mix of entertainment options — from country and classic rock to Celtic and symphonic, with plenty of theater and dance.”

Inspire Creative, a Parker-based theater company, will co-produce the theatrical events. Tickets to most shows are on sale and a new Family Circle membership program is offered.

While singer-songwriter Clint Black's performance on Oct. 4 is said to be sold out, tickets to other performances are available online and through the box office.

On Sept. 8, Dr. Kaboom's one-man science show blends theater and exploration. Wonderbound ballet company will include Colorado Symphony Orchestra musicians in its program, “Enduring Grace,” on Oct. 18-19, and the Parker Symphony's “Unseen World” concert on Oct. 24 will celebrate Halloween with music about a demon witch and flying bats.

Veteran entertainer Michael Martin Murphy will use period costumes and traditional songs and old-time dances to evoke the spirit of the 1934 Cowboy Christmas Ball on Nov. 28, followed by “A Classic Parker Holiday” with the Parker Chorale and Parker Symphony on Dec. 5-6. Inspire Creative will present Scrooge and “A Christmas Carol” on Dec. 11-14, while “A Parker Nutcracker” will wrap up the holiday season Dec. 18-21.

Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash, will start off 2015 with a Jan. 9 show and soon after, families can travel to Oz as ”The Wizard of Oz” plays Jan. 23-Feb. 8.

Dance prevails in February with Wonderbound's “Marie,” about Marie Antoinette, on Feb. 14-15, and a performance of “Swan Lake” by the Russian National Ballet on Feb. 19.

Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn appears March 14, followed by Rocky Mountain Brassworks on March 15.

Based on the best-selling children's book series by Annie Barrows, “Ivy + Bean, The Musical” is a story of unexpected second-grade friendship on April 23. Christopher O'Riley, crossover pianist, presents “Out of My Hands” on April 25.

The season finale brings Celtic stars Natalie McMaster and Donnely Leahy with “Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: a Celtic Family Celebration” on May 13.

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