2017-2018 ALOHA SERIES

2017-2018 SEASON

More events are being added, so check back regularly!

 

September 16, 2017 | Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
The Chipper Experience! Where Comedy & Magic Collide!!
Fun for kids ages 9-99!


Two-Time “Comedy Magician of the Year”, Chipper Lowell, returns to southern California for an incredible night of side-splitting comedy, magic, and fun-filled surprises! Chipper has appeared multiple times on NBC’s THE TONIGHT SHOW, THE DISNEY CHANNEL, AMERICA’S FUNNIEST PEOPLE!, & DON’T BLINK!, as well as all four seasons of the CW’s hit series: “MASTERS OF ILLUSION”.   Described as a “Cyclone of high-energy wit & laughs, and jaw-dropping magic!”, Chipper has performed all over the world, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand.   Audiences and critics alike continue to rave about his hilarious one man show and onstage antics.   Suitable for ages 9 and up, Chipper’s show is a nonstop roller coaster of edgy comedy, original magic, and even a bit of dangerous juggling stunts thrown in for good measure.  Come join us!  And make sure to bring your family and friends!  You’re in for a laugh-filled and memorable evening of absolute fun!

September 19, 2017 | Tuesday | 8:00 p.m.
Inside Latin Jazz
featuring Sheila E.
NOTE: This is an interview with Sheila and not a concert performance.

The Inside Latin Jazz series continues to offer fascinating and penetrating onstage interviews with leading Latin Jazz artists. Moderated by flute soloist and Professor at Whittier College, Danilo Lozano, this is something every lover of music will not want to miss.

Thanks to the BCM Foundation, our Inside Latin Jazz events are always free!

 

September 23, 2017 | Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
The Marmalade Skies Project

A multi-genre homage to the timeless music of the Beatles. This project is a heartfelt tribute to the timeless music of The Beatles, as told through many musical languages--rumba flamenca, the Afro-Cuban charanga, soul/jazz, Pink Floyd-style psychedelia--it's all here, the classic songs you know and love in brand-new settings.
September 30, 2017 | Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
Bilingual Foundation of the Arts presents
"Salón México"

Bilingual Foundation of the Arts returns to the Shannon Center with the play "Salón México" in all its splendor and secrets. Music, intense passions and a mystery that must be solved make up the story in which the Danzon is the principal player.

Presented in Spanish / Presented En Español

October 3, 2017 | Tuesday | 7:30 p.m.
Roger McGuinn

As the founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12 string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn,Turn,Turn”, “Eight Miles High” and “Mr. Tambourine Man”, McGuinn didn’t just make music; he made history.

Aloha Series

October 7, 2017 | Saturday | 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Raiatea Helm

Raiatea Mokihana Maile Helm set the Hawaiian music community on fire at age 18, with the release of her debut CD Far Away Heaven in 2002. Her pure, clear voice makes her a natural performer of leo ki`eki`e (Hawaiian falsetto). She is now recognized as one of Hawai‘i’s premier female vocalists and a keeper of the Hawaiian falsetto tradition of the early to mid-20th century. Accompanying herself on ‘ukulele, Raiatea interprets traditional Hawaiian songs with the mastery and control of a jazz vocalist and has been heralded as the successor to such Hawaiian music greats as Aunty Genoa Keawe.

October 12-14, 2017 | Thursday-Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
October 15, 2017 | Sunday | 2:00 p.m.
"Gaslight"
by Patrick Hamilton
Directed by Katie Liddicoat. This production will be in the Studio Theatre.

In the tradition of heavyweight thrillers from Hitchcock, Christie and Priestley, "Gaslight" is a genre-defining, sensationally suspenseful, all-round elegant masterpiece. This superb mystery-thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.

October 21, 2017 | Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
Theater Simple presents
"The Slipknot" by TJ Dawe.

Journey back with the speaker to dead-end jobs of his youth: driving a giant truck, working phones for the postal service, and being a drugstore stockboy. TJ Dawe's "The Slipknot" is a spellbinding comic monologue, by turns hysterical and heartbreaking, frantic and thoughtful.

Performed by theater simple co-founder, Andrew Litzky, THE SLIPKNOT brims with observations, both wise and outlandish: on long-distance relationships, the history of Santa Claus, recreational dramamine (and why you should never EVER mail meat, no matter what the clerk at the 7-11 tells you).

October 26, 2017 | Thursday | 7:30 p.m.
RealNewMusic proudly presents
An Evening with Philip Glass

Join legendary composer and performer Philip Glass in a moderated conversation with composer/Shannon Center Theatre Manager Shane Cadman. The evening will also include Mr. Glass performing some of his music on piano.

RealNewMusic is an annual concert that features art music created and performed by composer/performers.

November 2, 2017 | Thursday | 7:00 p.m.
"Lettres de Femmes, Femmes de Lettres"

"Lettres de femmes, Femmes de lettres (Letters by Women, Women of Letters)" is a visually engaging production adapting writings by French and Francophone women authors from across six centuries, from Marie de France to Fatou Diome, including Madame de la Lafayette, Colette, and Maguerite Duras.  All of these women and their selected texts share an “imagery pertinent to the natural elements of water, wind and fire as well as themes of letters, paper, voyage, exile, and [...] the need to write oneself out of exile and silence.” Appropriate for students of all levels of French proficiency.

Presented in French / Présenté en Français

November 4, 2017 | Saturday | 7:30 p.m.

The Felici Piano Trio

Since its founding in 1994, the Felici Piano Trio has not only been committed to artistic excellence, but equally dedicated to develop the appreciation and love of music in the audiences of today and tomorrow. Come be a part of the exciting chamber music experience created by the trio.

Program to be announced

December 7, 2017 | Thursday | 7:30 p.m.
Enceladus Theatre Company presents
"It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"

The wildly popular, classic holiday film "It’s a Wonderful Life" has been adapted into a quick-paced and entertaining live performance radio play. Come join us for Shannon Center this annual holiday tradition!

Aloha Series

December 9, 2017 | Saturday | 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Maunalua

Maunalua is known for its tight harmonies and prowess with slack key guitar. Long a favorite with audiences all over Hawaiʻi, as well as a number of foreign countries and the continental U.S., their always-entertaining performances range from fun, high-energy songs to sweet and soulful ballads, interspersed with banter between the three group members and with the audience. Whether performing for hundreds at inauguration festivities for then newly-elected President Obama in 2009, or for a few dozen people at a backyard paʻina (party), Maunalua never disappoints.

December 16, 2017 | Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
Navidad en Whittier - Danza Floricanto/USA
 

Celebrate the season as one of the top Folklorico companies in the United States brings the traditional dances of a Mexican Christmas to the stage of the Shannon Center. Founded in 1975, Danza Floricanto/USA is the oldest existing professional Mexican folk dance troupe in Los Angeles. Follow folklorico dance through the different areas and times in Mexico from Azteca dancers to contemporary, as a grandmother tells her granddaughter of her heritage. Featuring live Mariachi music.
Aloha Series

January 20, 2018 | Saturday | 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
The Makaha Sons featuring Jerome Koko with Kimo Artis and Mark Yim

For 40 years, Jerome Koko and the Makaha Sons have committed themselves to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian music throughout Hawai‘i and the World. Their incomparable vocal arrangements and delightful stage presence filled with comical antics have won the hearts of thousands of fans worldwide.
Aloha Series

March 17, 2018 | Saturday | 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Willie K

Legendary Hawaiian musician and guitar-hero Willie K returns to the Shannon Center!

March 24, 2018 | Saturday | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Meet The Authors & Bookfaire - Stay tuned for more information
Authors TBA

Help raise money for the Shannon Center by being a part of our annual Meet the Authors & Bookfaire fundraiser. Great authors, great books, good friends and a great time.



Aloha Series

May 26, 2018 | Saturday | 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Robert Cazimero & Halau Na Kamalei

We are excited to once again close our season with the incomparable Robert Cazimero & Halau Na Kamalei. As always these will be performances not to be missed!


 

 

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