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Lewis Family Playhouse 2014-2015 Season Line-Up

The Lewis Family Playhouse is thrilled to announce our 9th season of wonderful theatrical and musical performances. From ballroom to ballet, from comedy to tragedy, from a rock legend to a country legend, plus thoughtfully artistic theatrical productions for all members of the family, the Lewis Family Playhouse will be your favorite live theatre venue!

Ticket sales begin Thursday, June 12th at 12:00 p.m. via the Lewis Family Playhouse website (www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com), via phone order at (909) 477-2752 or at the Lewis Family Playhouse Box Office located at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center at 12505 Cultural Center Drive in Rancho Cucamonga. Subscription tickets (consisting of 5 or more shows) offer a 15% discount off the single ticket price and are available for purchase through the Box Office or by mail-in order.

Dennis DeYoung, founding member and lead singer of Styx kicks off our 9th season in a special one-night only performance in Dennis DeYoung and The Music of Styx, September 12, 2014. Featuring top hits "Lady," "Come Sail Away," "Mr. Roboto" plus classic rock anthems, "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man" and more, this high-energy rock concert is sure to have you dancing in the aisles!

MainStreet Theatre Company presents the West Coast Premiere of Stiles and Drewe's The Three Little Pigs, October 4 - 19, 2014.  From the award-winning musical team behind Honk! and Broadway's Mary Poppins, this "very curly musical tail" is perfect for the whole family, full of catchy songs, clever rhymes and silly charm, but also has some very smart things to say about home and family.

Digging into the headlines of the day, the Capitol Steps have earned a reputation for non-stop laughs in The Capitol Steps, October 24, 2014.  No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the spectrum and all things equally foolish.

Coming out of the TV and into the Lewis Family Playhouse is Ballroom With A Twist, November 1, 2014.  Choreographed by Emmy-nominated Louis van Amstel, Ballroom With A Twist stars "Dancing With The Stars" celebrity pros, and finalists from TV's "So You Think You Can Dance" and "American Idol", pushing the boundaries of ballroom dance.  Join us for this star studded evening you won't ever forget.

Right this way, your table's waiting for Broadway at the Garden's production of Cabaret, November 15 - 24, 2014.  John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.  Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time."

Share the spirit of the holiday season with Inland Pacific Ballet's The Nutcracker, December 6 - 7, 2014.  The annual yuletide favorite tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll and sets out on a wondrous journey with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy.  This is family entertainment at its best!

Audiences of all ages will enjoy the unique combination of dance, puppetry and technology in Lightwire Theater's A Very Electric Christmas, December 13, 2014.  This heart-warming story is  performed in complete darkness and set to timeless Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky, Mariah Carey and a few other surprises along the way.

Get into the holiday spirit with the undeniable a cappella kings, Rockapella, as they return to the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rockapelle Christmas, December 14, 2014.  Be there when Scott, Jeff, George, John and Steven rock you with yuletide cheer as they swoon their way into your hearts with classic songs from the holiday season.

Gospel music legends, Blind Boys of Alabama, make their Lewis Family Playhouse debut in a roof-rising musical like no other - The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show, December 19, 2014.  The Blind Boys of Alabama have earned praise for their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by acclaimed songwriters such as Curtis Mayfield, Eric Clapton and Prince.

Contemporary Jazz Piano legend, David Benoit pays tribute to an incredible piece of entertainment history, in David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown, December 21, 2014.  This inspirational tribute concert features the classic music of Vince Guaraldi along with "Charlie Brown Christmas," also features the young voices of a local children's choir.  The heart-warming show is sure to get the audience in the Christmas Spirit and bring out the "kid" in all of us this holiday season!

Back by popular demand, Disney's Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve! returns to the Lewis Family Playhouse for a musical locomotive adventure, January 10, 2015.  Come aboard as train conductor Genevieve and beat-boxing break-dancing engineer DC, steer through colorful lands while singing hip-hop songs about learning manners, the ABC's and 1-2-3's.

Rancho Cucamonga Community Theatre presents Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music, January 17, 2015.  The international phenomenon returns to the Lewis Family Playhouse for a screening of the classic musical film, complete with lyrics for all the songs on the screen, so you won't miss a chance to sing your hearts out!  (Costumes are not required but highly encouraged.)

Join us for an unbelievable night of the Bee Gees complete with amazing harmonies and live music in - Night Fever, January 24, 2015.  Capturing the full history of the Bee Gees, Night Fever features some of the groups' signature hits including "Jive Talking," "More Than a Woman," "You Should Be Dancing" and many more!  Complete with authentic costumes, vocal collaborations and stage performance re-creation, this high energy performance takes you back to the pop disco era!

Mariachi Sol de Mexico, performing January 25, 2015, was formed by Mariachi master Jose Hernandez to reflect the vision of an inspiring, artistic mariachi ensemble and become one of the main traditional Mexican acts in the U.S. performing mariachi music.  Enjoy traditional mariachi sounds embellished with fresh contemporary passion and powerful new rhythms in this concert for the entire family.

Join us for a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt, January 31, 2015 in an intimate solo-acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are the subject of the spotlight.  Performing some of his biggest hits, including "Trouble," "It's A Great Day to Be Alive" and "Best of Intentions," the Grand Ole Opry member will bring his award-winning songs to life and leave the audience with a truly memorable experience.

Broadway at the Gardens' Sondheim On Sondheim, February 7, 2015, takes an incredibly intimate look at the Father of the Modern Musical, featuring Grammy Nominated, re-imagined arrangements of Mr. Sondheim's most beloved work.  Ranging from the beloved to the obscure, the carefully selected two-dozen songs hang from a framework of in-depth video interviews delving into Sondheim's person life and artistic process.

MainStreet Theatre Company presents Mark Twain's The Prince and The Pauper, February 28 - March 15, 2015.  Based on the classic tale about two boys in 16th century England who trade clothes and accidentally trave lives as well!  As the boys learn to function in each other's worlds, they both learn important lessons about inequality and justice.

Experience a loving tribute to Motown's most beloved female vocal group of all time in Supreme Reflections - A Tribute to Diana Ross and The Supremes, March 21, 2015.  Featuring female vocalists that sound identical to the iconic group, singing their classic hits, performing their choreographed routines and dressed in their stylish costumes, you'll believe you are hearing the original group!

Love Letters starring Hal Linden and Barbara Eden, performing April 4, 2015, is A.R. Gurney's beloved play about two people who grow up and in love with each other's writing, a celebration of the power of the written word as it is to love itself.  Poetic, elegant and profoundly touching, Love Letters shows that, despite how things seem, what divides us is rarely as powerful as what connects us, and love comes when you least expect it.

Rancho Cucamonga Community Theatre presents William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, April 18 - 26, 2015.  Father Batista refuses to give blessing to any marriage for his daughter Bianca until someone marries her older sister, Katherine.  Unfortunately, Katherine is famous for being angry, mean, and bad-tempered (a shrew).  What follows is the classic comedy of "the war between the sexes" as Katherine and lover, Petruchio attempt to impose their wills on each other and accidentally uncover the secret of a long and happy reunion.

Beauty and the Beast, May 2 - 3, 2015, is Inland Pacific Ballet's newest original ballet creatively adapted from adventure filled stories.  With beautiful sets and costumes, and a magnificent sound collage of music, Beauty and the Beast is a visual feast that will delight audiences of all ages!

MainStreet Theatre Company presents the Vital Theatre Company's Fancy Nancy The Musical, May 9 - 10, 2015.  The story follows Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda and Lionel, who are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances."  Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?  Bring the whole family to this extravagant performance!

Join us for a hilarious evening of clean "comedy for grownups" in Parents Night Out, May 16, 2015.  Through standup comedy, improv and hilarious audience participation, comedians Jim Colliton and Karen Morgan take the audience on a wild ride through the crazy world of parenting our kids, parenting our parents and parenting our spouse.

Take a trip back in time to Big Band's Golden Era in this fabulous tribute show - All Star Big Band Tribute to the 40's and The Andrews Sisters featuring the "Just Like T.H.A.T." Singers, May 17, 2015.  This talented trio and the All Star Band will pay tribute to the Andrew Sisters' famous U.S.O. tours featuring favorite hits "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Mr. Sandman," "In The Mood," "American Patrol" and countless others.  Join us for a classical tribute to the sensational music of the 40's!

Cuban born jazz trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval, closes out the season with an electrifying "must see" performance, May 30, 2015.  A protege of legendary jazz master, Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time.  Seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake, and in his own right as a leader, Sandoval has collaborated with everyone from Johnny Mathis to Alicia Keys.

In addition to the many public performances, the Lewis Family Playhouse offers special school group performances of MainStreet Theatre Company productions for teachers and students in elementary and middle school.  These unique Theatre for Young Audiences productions are supplemented with curriculum material and resource guides that are available on-line at www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com/education.  For more information, contact the Box Office School Booking Specialist at (909) 477-2752, ext. 3704.

An intimate, 536-seat venue, the Lewis Family  Playhouse is the crown jewel of the three-acre, 89,000-square-foot Victoria Gardens Cultural Center.  The complex at 12505 Cultural Center Drive and is conveniently located off the I-15 at Foothill Boulevard, as a major anchor of Victoria Gardens.  The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with free parking available.

For more information - For additional information or to purchase tickets for any of our performances please visit www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com or call (909) 477-2752 or (877) 858-8422.  Like the Lewis Family Playhouse on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LewisFamilyPlayhousefanpage, and follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/lewisfamilyplayhouse.