The announcement of a new season always brings excitement. This year is no different. There is something for everyone. If you want music, we have it beginning with Wynonna and The Big Noise. Together since 2016, Wynonna is going back to her bluesy, country roots. Bringing her hits as well as new music to the Clayton Center, we hope she will have everyone dancing in their seats.
A big family friendly show is Cirque Mechanics- 42 FT- A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels. Just the title is fun and makes us smile. A mechanical horse, circus tent, acrobats and aerialists and a ringmaster to lead the show will delight the entire family. In contrast, beautiful music from the Dallas String Quartet and Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice round out the fall shows. “DSQ- Electric is not your grandmother’s string quartet!” says the Wall Street Journal. Certainly, if you love the sounds of Christmas, you will love the 35th Anniversary of Winter Solstice.
2020 begins with the moving musical BANDSTAND, about 6 soldiers coming home from war in 1945 and forming a band to find the power of music helps them find home again. Also, more nostalgic fun continues with The Tap Pack. Australia’s finest tap dancers put a modern twist on the classic Rat Pack. Slick suits, sharp wit and swing dance music make this pure entertainment.
After 57 years, The Chieftains will entertain us with “The Irish Goodbye”. While lauded for reinventing traditional Irish music, they are perfect for a Valentine’s Day concert.
A wacky hit from Broadway & London’s smash comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong is called riotous, gut busting and tons of fun. The Associated Press says it is “Madcap Mania with Monty Python in its blood”. Last up is The Choir of Man. It’s a concert. In a pub. It is the ultimate feel good show with 9 guys dancing, singing and raising the roof.
We are excited to bring the exceptional National Geographic Live speaker series to the Clayton Center. In the fall we will have photographer Steve Winter On the Trail of Big Cats. Spring will feature Mark Synott and Life on the Vertical. Both of these shows may be added to your season.
Finally, we are presenting for the 3rd year, The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers Tour. Six great films, both documentaries and narrative films will make you think, entertain and enlighten you.
So. Join us again this season in Celebrating the Arts. Above all, we are going to have a great time. We know you will as well.