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Cascade Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Season

Ani DiFranco, Sturgill Simpson, and Brandi Carlile highlight the 2016-2017 Cascade Performance Series

The Cascade Theatre in Redding has announced its 2016-2017 Performance Series, which focuses on a diversity of musical style and performance types ranging from indie Rock, singer/songwriter, country, blues, folk and world music, to musical theatre and dance.The new season, which is sponsored by Jefferson Public Radio and U.S. Bank with major support from KRCR News Channel 7, Shasta Regional Medical Center and Oxford Suites Redding, begins with a free concert to the community with the Palo Alto Chamber Youth Orchestra, one of the nation’s premiere youth string ensembles.

Tickets go on sale to “Friend & Follower Level” members on Tuesday, June 7th at 11am. Ticket sales for the general public will begin Friday, June 17th at 11am. The box office number is 530-243-8877.

Continuing the tradition of offering community youth with the opportunity of experiencing the arts, the theatre will provide special school shows for the Cascade theatre’s production of Cascade Christmas in December 2016 and Tarzan in March 2017. To participate in the school shows for Cascade Christmas or Tarzan go online to www.cascadetheatre.org or contact schoolshow@cascadetheatre.org.

The Cascade will also be introducing a new summer production of the newly released 80’s rock musical Rock of Ages in June 2017. Also introducing a new Kid’s Summer Movie Club, the theatre will show a series of the best children’s films for free and offers fun for all ages every Saturday in July. Films include Finding Nemo, Aladdin, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Charlotte’s Web and The Lorax and will be paired with games, prizes, costumed characters and the chance to win tickets to other Cascade family events.

The Cascade Theatre will also host new screenings of film events: the Manhattan Short Film Festival and a new Sliver Screen Classics Party, featuring films Frankenstein, Casablanca, It’s a Wonderful Life and Singing in the Rain.

This year’s complete season:
June 17 Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
July 2 Kid’s Movie Club: Finding Nemo
July 9 Kid’s Movie Club: Charlotte’s Web
July 13 Boz Scaggs
July 16 Kid’s Movie Club: The Lorax
July 23 Kid’s Movie Club: Aladdin
July 29 Home Free
July 30 Kid’s Movie Club: Honey I Shrunk the Kids
August 6 Brandi Carlile
September 8 Steve Earle & Shawn Colvin
September 22 Big Head Todd Blues Show
September 24 Rider’s in the Sky- Salute to Roy Rogers
September 29 Kris Kristofferson
October 1 Manhattan Short Film Festival
October 6 Dave Rawlings Machine
October 11 Ani DiFranco
October 18 B- Underwater Bubble Show
October 30 Classic Film: Frankenstein
November 5 Paula Poundstone
November 13 Sturgill Simpson
Nov 25-27, Dec 1-4 A Cascade Christmas
December 11 Jake Shimabukuro
December 13 Aaron Neville Christmas
December 16 Classic Film: It’s a Wonderful Life
December 21 Celtic Christmas
January 21 Vicki Lawrence
January 28 Signature Gala
February 2 Midtown Men
February 12 Classic Film: Casablanca
February 16 Golden Dragon Acrobats
February 28 VoLo
March 11 Peter and Paul
March 31 Tarzan
April 1-2, 6-9 Tarzan
April 23 Classic Film: Singing in the Rain
May 20 SOU Peter and the Starcatcher
June 15-24 Rock of Ages

As FM Network Program Director and Music Director, Eric oversees many aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air or classical music shift, and is the driving force behind JPR Live Sessions - our popular series of live in-studio music performances and conversations.