Posted by Bob Evans
Johnson County Community College’s
Carlsen Center Presents
Dec. 17 at Yardley Hall
The 2019 – 2020 season of the Carlsen Center Presents Series continues with Bandstand on 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 17, in Yardley Hall. High res photos with IDs can be found here. Video can be found here.
After World War II, soldiers came home to a new America and made music that inspired the nation. From three-time Tony Award® winner and Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler comes an inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing.
It’s 1945, and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, they form a band unlike any the country has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home.
Tickets may be purchased online www.jccc.edu/CarlsenCenter or by phone (913) 469-4445. Prices start at $25. Season ticket packages which include a purchase of five events (or more) are available for a 10% discount. Donors to the Friends of the Carlsen Center (starting at $50) receive a 15% discount off season ticket packages.
For more information about the 2019-2020 the Carlsen Center Presents Series at Johnson County Community College, and a full list of performers, visit www.jccc.edu/CarlsenCenter.
Carlsen Center Presents 2019-2020 Season At A Glance
Nov. 22 Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood—The Scared Scriptless Tour
Dec. 8 Winterlude—Ensemble Ibérica—Siento y Vivo (I Feel and Live)*
Dec. 17 Bandstand
Jan. 18 Bomsori Kim, Violin—In Recital*
Jan. 19 Winterlude—Eboni Fondren*
Feb. 7 Anderson & Roe—Piano Duo*
Feb. 9 Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5: circlesongs
Feb. 14-16 Mrs. Krishnan’s Party+-a partnership with Johnson County Parks and Recreation
Feb. 15-16 An American in Paris (matinee and evening performances)
Feb. 21 The Choir of Man
Feb. 23 Winterlude—Gerald Spaits Sax & Violins*
Feb. 26 Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! The Musical!
Mar. 6 Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait*
Mar. 7 Danú St. Patrick’s Celebration
Mar. 11 SEEDS*
Mar. 15 Winterlude—Nate Nall Quintet*
Mar. 19 Quartet San Francisco*-Masters of Pop: The Beatles and Beyond
Mar. 20-21 DRUM TAO 2020
Apr. 2 The Reminders*
Apr. 3 Piff The Magic Dragon (magic and comedy)
May 9 Alonzo King LINES Ballet
* Events held in Polsky Theatre, JCCC
About Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College
The Carlsen Center is Johnson County’s performing arts center. Early on, the founders of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) dreamed of building a world-class performing arts venue in Johnson County, Kansas. In 1990, that dream was realized, and the center soon became a cultural hub for the rapidly growing county. The Carlsen Center’s growth parallels that of Johnson County, expanding from 50 events the first season to around 150 annually today. Events include Carlsen Center Presents (CCP), the annual series of around 25 events presented by JCCC that feature professional, internationally known artists in a wide variety of genres; academic branches of JCCC; and community groups who rent the space.
Since 2000, with the development of the Carlsen Center Arts Education program, the Carlsen Center also addresses cultural and art-related program needs in K-12 education. The CC Arts Education programs include school performances at the Carlsen Center, and engagement activities with artists performing in schools. Master classes, lecture/demonstrations, workshops and other opportunities for interaction with students happen throughout the year. CC Arts Education also offers support materials for programs, study guides, concert previews, plus professional development – creative skills workshops and curriculum-building seminars for teachers in arts integration.
The CC Arts Education had a leadership role in the re-establishment of the Kansas Alliance for Arts Education, and in 2014 was named a Kennedy Center Partners in Education site, teamed with the Shawnee Mission School District. An expansion of the Kennedy Center Partnership occurred in 2018 with the addition of the Liberty Schools, making it one of two cross-state Kennedy Center Partnerships in the US. CC Arts Ed is the only Kennedy Center Partner in the state of Kansas.
For more information, please visit www.jccc.edu/CarlsenCenter.