So, in 2016 you saw Confederate Railroad. You saw the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. And since then you’ve been wondering, “ How are they going to top that?”
Well, here’s your answer.
The CEPA 2017 Spring Season is another collection of different styles of performances all rolled into one exciting slate of events that you don’t want to miss. Everything from comedy to new stage shows to Motown. This, without doubt, is going to blow you away.
The Center for Education and Performing Arts in Pell City (CEPA) launches its 2017 Spring Season this March by bringing new experiences to St. Clair County. We’re confident we’ll maintain the momentum generated by the Fall Season. And we expect the lineup we’ve assembled to continue growing interest in the County’s top performance venue.
March 10 – DUELING PIANOS performed by Fun Pianos
So, you like to hear your favorite songs played live, right? Of course you do. We do, too. That’s why we’re bringing in Fun Pianos to present a one-of-kind live performance full of family-friendly sing-alongs that simply can’t be missed.
These performers are especially skilled at creating an exciting atmosphere for their audiences. They will get you interested, they’ll connect through familiar tunes, and before you know it you’ll be singing along. These musicians specialize in audience engagement, which is a verbose way of saying there’s no way to avoid the fun!
Tickets: $40 VIP / $20 General Admission / $10 Students (12 and Under)
March 16 – COMEDY NIGHT at CEPA
Put some humor into your week with a dose of clean comedy from some of the region’s up-and-coming stars! This year, CEPA will welcome all ages to Comedy Night featuring Birmingham’s own Comedienne Joy. Joy was recently featured by AL.com as one of the performers to watch out for this year. Known as the “Queen of Clean,” are brand of observational humor is appropriate for all ages.
Tickets: $35 VIP / $15 General Admission / $10 Students (12 and Under)
April 7-9: SPOTLIGHT Presents BUS STOP by William Inge
You may have heard of the 1956 film Bus Stop starring Marilyn Monroe, but did you know it was a play first? In fact, been a favorite of theater goers since it was written in 1955? In the play, a group of strangers is stranded in a diner during a snowstorm (think Waffle House during the Alabama Ice-pocalypse) and is forced to interact. But like most Thanksgiving dinners, tensions run high and lead to a boiling point. Also, a cowboy kidnaps a woman who is, well, less than okay with it. Yeah, we’re excited to see how this one plays out!
Tickets: $40 VIP / $20 General Admission / $10 Students (12 and Under) / $5 SPOTLIGHT Members
April 29 – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Let me throw a few song titles at you here – “Dancing in the Street”, “Come and Get These Memories”, “(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave”, “Live Wire”, “Wild One”, “Nowhere to Run”, and “Quicksand.” All of these hit high on the charts in the 1960s and 1970s, and Ms. Reeves is bringing the show to Pell City this year. Get ready to dance in the aisles when she breaks out “Dancing in the Street”.
Tickets: $45 VIP / $25 General Admission
May 12-14 – The Pell City Players Present SISTER ACT
The iconic musical arrives at the CEPA stage alongside a familiar performance troupe to close the Spring Season. Over six million people have seen the show worldwide and it has grossed more than $200 million. Sister Act, based on the 1992 film, is a musical written by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner with lyrics by Glenn Slater and music by Alan Menken. The play has been translated in to seven languages. Over six million people have seen the show worldwide and it has grossed more than $200 million.
All that being said, it’ll be a blast on the CEPA stage in the hands of the Pell City Players. With dozens of performances at CEPA under their belt, you can be sure this community troupe has the experience to make this production one of the most fun events of the year on our stage. Don’t miss it!
For more information, visit pellcitycepa.com or call our administrative office at (205) 338-1974. Season tickets are available now through our 2017 Fundraiser, and will be on sale to the general public on Jan. 17, 2017.
See you at the show!