Carpenter Performing Arts Center Closes Out Season With Four Remaining Performances

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The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center

The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center

The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center closes out its 2014-15 season this month with four more professional performances, including a free concert. The Carpenter Center’s 20th season has also been its most successful to date, surpassing past seasons in ticket revenue.

Learn more about our remaining May performances below.

Stacy Sullivan
Wed, May 13 & Thurs, May. 14, 2015 at 7pm

In this authentic tribute to Peggy Lee, cabaret singer Stacy Sullivan reveals the seductive charm and complexity of the legendary, multi-faceted performer. The London Times describes Sullivan’s portrayal as “a commanding, willowy presence… that rare combination of worldliness and vulnerability.”

This event is the third and final Cabaret Series performance of the season. Optional preshow dinner service starts one hour before the performance and must be ordered 48 hours in advance.

Paramount’s Original Laser Spectacular featuring the music of Pink Floyd
Sat, May 16, 2015 at 8pm

Now with double the lasers, the Pink Floyd LaserSpectacular is back by popular demand. When the LaserSpectacular last performed at the Carpenter Center on March 15, 2013, a second show was added when the first show sold out.
In addition to all the new lasers, the show features new video animations and graphics this year.

Heather Henson’s Sing Along with The Muppet Movie
Sun, May 17, 2015 at 2pm

Heather Henson, daughter of late Muppets visionary Jim Henson, presents this interactive movie experience. Audience members receive goodie bag filled with fun interactive items that help bring this smash hit from the summer of 1979 back to life for new generations and longtime fans alike.

Along with the movie, the IBEX Puppetry Sing Along crew will bring elements of the film to life for the audience via puppetry, kiting and shadow acting.

United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Concert Band
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 7pm

In this free concert featuring patriotic tunes, American standards and pop hits like “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” the popular Band of the Golden West Concert Band will also honor our country’s military veterans and their service.

In a world premiere at the Carpenter Center, the band will debut “A Legacy of Valor.” This song and video composition tell the story of the 14,000 Japanese-American soldiers who fought for the U.S. Army during World War II. Their unit became the most decorated in U.S. military history relative to its size and length of service.

This concert is part of the Carpenter Center’s Arts for Life program, offering a wide range of free activities to enhance and enrich the arts experience for patrons of all ages. Arts for life is made possible through contributions from foundations and private donors.

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