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    Cokie Roberts
    Cokie Roberts

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    Cokie Roberts – Legendary Journalist

    The Founding Mothers Who Raised Our Nation!

    Officially designated by the Library of Congress as a “Living Legend,” Cokie Roberts closes our season with her discussion of the wives, mothers and sisters of the Founding Fathers and their impact on the genesis of our country. The daughter of two members of Congress, she was literally born into politics.  She is an admired television and radio political journalist, noted for her even-handed, calm, but deeply knowledgeable commentary and reporting on government and American politics. She is the author of nine books – six of them NYT’s Best Sellers. Her television work has been awarded three Emmys and is a member of the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.  She served on President Bush’s Commission on Service and Civic Participation. She currently serves on the boards of several nonprofits including the National Archives Foundation, the Mayo Clinic, and Save The Children.

    Venue

    Saroyan Theatre

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      DRUM TAO 2020 - logo
      DRUM TAO 2020 - logo

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      DRUM TAO 2020 is the latest production from TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of DRUM TAO 2020 create an energetic and unforgettable production.

      Ticket Prices

      Tickets Available TBD 

      Venue

      Saroyan Theatre

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        Dr. Paul Hessburg
        Dr. Paul Hessburg

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        Dr. Paul Hessburg – Forestry Scientist

        Megafires: How Do You Want Your Smoke?

        Paul Hessburg, Ph.D is a research ecologist who has been studying historical and modern era forests for more than 30 years.  His work documents large changes in forest conditions and how these changes, along with climate change, have set the stage for large and severe wildfires.  Local wildfires that ravaged his favorite forests in 2014 and 2015 served as the impetus for Dr. Hessburg to make his findings more accessible to the public.   Dr. Hessburg contends that “the current megafire issue is a social problem with an ecological explanation. To tackle it, we need to understand how we got here, what’s at stake, and what each of us can do.”   His work with the Forest Service at the Pacific Northwest Research Station earned him the Forest Service’s Distinguished Scientist Award in 2017. Dr. Hessburg is also an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle.

        Venue

        Saroyan Theatre

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          Sleeping Beauty - image
          Sleeping Beauty - image

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          A modern take on a favorite fairytale, Sleeping Beauty is the newest story ballet in State Street’s Family Series. Performed to Tchaikovsky’s celebrated score, this joyful world premiere features intricately designed sets, visionary costumes and virtuosic dancing.

          This family friendly production is presented by Valley Performing Arts Council.

           

          School Outreach Performances:

          Friday, February 28, 9:30 am & 10:50 am

          Information: https://valleyperformingartscouncil.org/school-outreach/

          Ticket Information

          $35.50, $55.50, $65.50, $75.50

          Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster; over the phone by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Selland Arena Box Office, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

          Venue

          Saroyan Theatre

          Seating Chart

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            Rebecca Skloot
            Rebecca Skloot

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            Rebecca Skloot – Science Writer

            The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

            Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, was a New York Times #1 Bestseller and an Emmy Nominated HBO film.  Skloot, an award winning science narrative writer, has been featured in numerous publications and television shows. Her debut book about Henrietta Lacks illuminates the intersections of scientific progress and morality, bringing public attention to vital bioethical issues.  The book tells the jaw-dropping story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951 and became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, in vitro fertilization and more. The author, Rebecca Skloot has a BS in biological sciences and an MFA in creative nonfiction.  She has taught creative writing at the University of California Berkeley and universities in New York, Memphis and Pittsburgh.

            Venue

            Saroyan Theatre

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              General John F. Kelly
              General John F. Kelly

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              General John Kelly – Former White House Chief of Staff

              Geopolitics – Our Future on the Global Stage

              General John F. Kelly, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) has served as a four-star General, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, leader of U.S. Southern Command and White House Chief of Staff. As a result, few people are as qualified as General Kelly to provide first-hand insight into the international evolving geopolitical landscape.  In a world where dictators are falling and rising, where governments posture for a greater impact on the global stage, and where information is the critical currency, who will emerge and where will opportunities exist? From the UN to the Pentagon, from the South China Sea to Washington, DC, General Kelly discusses the trends, risks and potential rewards amid the global ‘hot spots’ and our future on the global stage.

              Venue

              Saroyan Theatre

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                Nutcracker logo
                Nutcracker logo

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                CENTRAL CALIFORNIA BALLET’s highly entertaining The NUTCRACKER has been recognized in DANCE MAGAZINE for its resurrection of the character of the vengeful Mouse Queen from the original E.T.A. Hoffman “Nutcracker” fairy tale.

                The whole family will enjoy the festive Party Scene, the Battle of the Nutcracker General and Mouse King, and the lovely Waltzing Flowers!
                Each year the production offers new choreography and professional guest artists.

                This year’s Guest Artists are Steven Melendez and Amanda Treiber, Principal Dancers with New York Theatre Ballet.

                 

                Sugar Plum Party

                Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Entourage!
                After the Sunday Matinee. Refreshments and Favors!
                $12 per child. No charge for accompanying parent.
                Call Lively Arts Foundation for Party tickets: (877) 608-5883

                 

                Group Discounts Available

                Group Discounts available. Email livelyarts2@aol.com for more info.

                Ticket Prices

                $35, $45, $55, $68 

                Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster; over the phone by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Selland Arena Box Office, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

                Schedule

                Saturday, December 28 – 2:00 p.m

                Saturday, December 29 – 7:30 p.m.

                Sunday, December 15 – 2:00 p.m

                Venue

                Saroyan Theatre

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                  Cirque Dreams Holidaze logo
                  Cirque Dreams Holidaze logo

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                  Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2019 holiday season with its popular and electrifying stage spectacular The New York Daily News proclaims a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload and so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil.”

                  Broadway Director Neil Goldberg, has searched the world to assemble the most unique cast of incomparable cirque artists and theatrical talent to wow audiences nationwide. This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a BROADWAY MUSICAL AND NEW CIRQUE ADVENTURE WRAPPED INTO THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

                  Over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 world-class astonishing acts, the finest singers, original music and seasonal favorites celebrate Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s in a 2 hour breathtaking spectacle. Audiences of all ages will marvel at soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats and extravagant theatrical production numbers the Boston Globe hails “Entrancing … Las Vegas meets family entertainment.”  Experience this unique multi-million-dollar live stage production that dazzled at the Kennedy Center, sparkled at the Grand Ole Opry House and BroadwayWorld calls “The Perfect Holiday Gift…a show that everyone will enjoy.”

                  Ticket Prices

                  $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $99.50

                  Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster; over the phone by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Selland Arena Box Office, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

                  Venue

                  Saroyan Theatre

                  Seating Chart

                  Cirque Dreams Holidaze 12.5.19 pdf 168x300 - CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE

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                    Hot Wheels™ Monster Trucks Live logo
                    Hot Wheels™ Monster Trucks Live logo

                    Event Description

                    Hot Wheels™ Monster Trucks Live features six Monster Trucks: Bone Shaker™, Tiger Shark™, V8 Bomber™, Demo Derby, Hot Wheels® Racing 1 and the original and King of Monster Trucks, BIGFOOT®. The stars of the show perform iconic jumps and stunts with epic crashing and smashing as they entertain fans during several competition segments within the show. In addition, each show features the high-flying talents of freestyle motocross performers Josh Headford, Cody Elkins and Brody Wilson, as well as the fan-favorite Megasaurus, a fire-breathing, car-eating, transforming robot.

                     

                    The Crash Zone Pre-Show Party will be open prior to all shows, giving fans a chance to come early to meet the Monster Truck drivers, get amazing close-up photos and see the unbelievable new Hot Wheels™ Monster Trucks up close and in person. All patrons with a ticket to these shows are invited to the Crash Zone Pre-Show Party for free! A valid event ticket is required to enter the venue for the Crash Zone Pre-Show Party but does not guarantee entry as there is a Crash Zone event capacity, which will be monitored by the venue on event day. Entry into the Crash Zone Pre-Show Party will be on a first come, first serve basis.

                     

                    A post-show autograph session will take place on the concourse after every show. Fans have the chance to collect autographs from all the show performers including every Monster Truck driver.

                     

                    The Hot Wheels™ Monster Trucks Live tour is a partnership between Mattel and Raycom-Legacy Content Company. Visit www.HotWheelsMonsterTrucksLive.com for more information.

                    Ticket Prices

                    ADULTS: $27, $33, $40

                    KIDS (2-12): $13 ($8 + $5FF)
                    Restrictions apply (1 adult ticket per 4 kids tickets)
                     

                    Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster; over the phone by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Selland Arena Box Office, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

                    Schedule

                    Saturday, November 23 – 12:30 p.m

                    Saturday, November 23 – 7:30 p.m.

                    Sunday, November 24 – 1:30 p.m

                    Venue

                    Selland Arena

                    Seating Chart

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                      Jimmy Chin
                      Jimmy Chin

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                      Jimmy Chin – National Geographic Photographer

                      World’s Greatest Climb – Free Solo in Yosemite

                       

                      Jimmy Chin is a mountaineer, photographer and film director who is known for his ability to capture extraordinary images while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments. This year Jimmy Chin won the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary for Free Solo, which captured Alex Honnold’s historic rope-free ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitan.   A 15-year member of the North Face Athlete Team, Chin has participated in numerous expeditions around the globe.  He was the cinematographer for a high-profile National Geographic sponsored trek across Tibet’s Chang Tang Plateau and one of the first Americans to ski off the summit of Mount Everest.  His dramatic, award winning photographs have appeared on the cover of National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine, among others.  His film, Meru, won the Sundance Documentaries Audience Award in 2015.

                      Venue

                      Saroyan Theatre