2023-2024 Star-Lit! Series

One Night in Memphis

7:30pm, Sunday, December 31, 2023 at The Centrum

“One Night in Memphis” stands as an electrifying live concert homage to the iconic recording artists of Sun Records, including Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley. The performance spans over 90 minutes, delivering a dynamic blend of rockabilly, country, gospel, and the unadulterated rock and roll sounds of the 1950s. It is brought to life with the backing of an authentic, high-energy rockabilly ensemble. Crafted and directed by John Mueller, renowned for his work on the acclaimed production “Winter Dance Party,” this show has garnered equivalent praise, sold-out performances, and enthusiastic standing ovations from its audiences.

tenThing Brass Ensemble

7:30pm, Saturday, March 9, 2024 at The Centrum

Founded in 2007 under the leadership of Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, tenThing is a vibrant collaboration among a group of female brass musicians. Over the years, this ten-member ensemble has earned worldwide recognition and praise for their dedication to making music accessible and engaging. tenThing is known for their diverse repertoire, which encompasses a wide range of composers, from Mozart to Weill, Grieg to Bernstein, and Lully to Bartok. They closely collaborate with the Norwegian guitarist and arranger, Jarle Storl√łkken, to adapt scores for the ensemble, allowing them to perform pieces originally composed for various instrumentations.

Jackie Evancho

7:30pm, Saturday, April 20, 2024 at The Centrum

Jackie Evancho, a celebrated artist with multiple platinum-selling records to her name, has graced performing arts centers for over a decade, promoting all nine of her albums. Now, with her latest production, “An Evening with Jackie Evancho,” she will take her audience on a journey through her remarkable career, while also unveiling fresh musical experiences. This performance will feature songs from her entire discography, including those harkening back to her early days on America’s Got Talent and her time on The Masked Singer. Accompanied by her talented musical director, Jorn Swart, along with a string quartet and percussionist, Jackie promises to captivate audiences of all kinds.