Clark Center announces 2010-2011 season

June 3, 2010

The Clark Center in Arroyo Grande unveiled its schedule for the upcoming 2010-2011 season this week with an emphasis on familiar names, comedians, and acrobats.

Executive Director Connie O’Henley announced the upcoming line-up, indicating that the new season would feature roughly the same number of shows, though some performances would be offered twice.

The 2010-2011 Season begins on September 12th with Country Music star, Darryl Worley. Worley has sold nearly two million albums, earned nominations for five major ACM and CMA awards, including “Song of the Year” and “Single of the Year,”and topped the charts with songs such as “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life, ” “Have You Forgotten” and the recent hit “Sounds Like Life.”

Other highlights of the upcoming season include:

Carlene Carter on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 8 p.m. Being the daughter of  June Carter Cash and Country Music Hall of Famer Carl Smith, and stepdaughter of the enduring Johnny Cash, Carlene Carter is heir to one of the richest musical country-rock legacies of all time. In the 1990s, she sailed to the top of the country charts with such jaunty tunes as the Grammy nominated “I Fell in Love,” as well as “Come on Back,” and “Every Little Thing.”

Judy Collins on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. For nearly 50 years, Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. First bursting on to the music scene in the 1960’s, Collins has taken the songs of Sondheim, Webb, and Lennon & McCartney and made them her own. She has released more than 40 albums and had numerous Top 10 hits, Grammy nominations and gold and platinum selling albums.

World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and
juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, as well as the amazing talents of his performing pets. Performing a variety of stunts and skits are 15 house cats, 10 dogs, 4 geese, 8 white doves and 2 parrots.

All Shook Up on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.  All Shook Up is a smash hit musical with a zany story loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. With more than 24 Elvis hits, All Shook Up kick starts a chain reaction of romances and rebellion through the power of rock n’ roll music!  The musical features Elvis hits such as “Jailhouse Rock,” “Heartbreak Hotel”,” One Night With You,” “That’s All Right,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Can’t Help Fallin’ in LoveWith You,” “A Little Less Conversation,” and “Burning Love.”

Leon Redbone on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 8 p.m. Recognized for his trademark white Panama hat, dark sunglasses and bow tie, Leon Redbone is a singer and guitarist who first appeared on stage in the mid-1970s. Over the course of his 30+ year, 15+ album career, Redbone has continued his love affair with tunes from the turn-of-the-century 1900’s, flapper-era radio ditties, Depression-spawned ragtime and World War II folk-jazz.

Tickets for the various concerts go on sale July 1 for Clark Center Association members and August 1 for the general public.

Information about specific concerts and joining the Clark Center Association are available on their web site.

In addition to the upcoming season, the Clark Center is also experimenting with its first summer concert. Jim Messina, formerly of Poco and Loggins & Messina will perform on Tuesday, August 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 4.