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Bill Cosby

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $69.50, $57.00, $47.00
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Bill Cosby , one of America’s most beloved comedians of all time is coming to the MPAC with his Far From Finished Tour.
He has captivated generations of fans with his comedy, iconic albums & best- selling books like Fatherhood and his current best-seller, I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, But I’m Glad I Was. Cosby transcends age gender and cultural barriers.
Cosby broke TV’s racial barrier with I Spy becoming the first African American to costar on a TV series while winning 3 consecutive Emmys. He created & produced Emmy winning cartoon Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids. Perhaps Cosby’s greatest contribution to American entertainment & culture is The Cosby Show about a close-knit, upper class black family.

The Black Jacket Symphony presents Michael Jackson “Thriller”

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $39, $29
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Black Jacket Symphony returns to Montgomery on Saturday, November 1st, performing Michael Jackson’s “THRILLER.” The Black Jacket Symphony has performed for sold out audiences throughout the Southeast and is excited to bring their incredible music, light and video experience back to Montgomery.
The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Following the album and a brief intermission, the Black Jacket Symphony returns to the stage to perform a collection of greatest hits by the evening’s artist.

Sesame Street “Make a New Friend”

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:30 am & 6:30 pm

Tickets: $58, $32, $22, $17
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No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

Miss Alabama Pageant

Miss Alabama Preliminary: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Miss Alabama Finals: Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $52, $42
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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $70, $50, $39.50, $30
VIP packages available: $177, $104 – call Box Office for details
Group rate 10 or more: $54.50, $38, $32, $30
Military, Senior, Dance Discounts: $57.50, $42.50, $32.50, $25
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Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, growing Christmas tree and life-sized Matrushka Dolls! More at nutcracker.com.

Baptist Health presents Steven Curtis Chapman and Special Guests

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $37, $27
Members Sale: Tuesday, September 2 at 10:00 am
Public Sale: Monday, September 8 at 10:00 am
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A Montgomery Family Christmas is the River Region’s premier, family-oriented entertainment event to kick-off the holiday season! World-renowned Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman will headline the event and be joined by featured artist Brandon Heath and special guest Jillian Edwards. Proceeds from A Montgomery Family Christmas benefit Baptist Hospice. Baptist Hospice offers a special way of caring for people with a life-limiting illness. By focusing on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient and family, Baptist Hospice creates a secure and caring environment that emphasizes the quality of the patient’s life. Baptist Hospice is the only faith-based, not-for profit hospice in the River Region. Concert proceeds enable Baptist Hospice to provide care and accept patients regardless of their ability to pay. Since the concert’s inception, the Baptist Health Care Foundation has raised more than $200,000 to care for Baptist Hospice patients and their families.

Third Day

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Tickets: VIP – $75 (includes VIP Early Entry at 5:00 pm, Premium seat, Pre-Show photo op with Third Day, Free digital download of the show (delivered after the show date via email link) ONLINE ONLY
Regular- $25
On sale: Friday, September 19 at 10:00 am.
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Ronnie Milsap

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $57, $47, $37, $27
Members Sale: Monday, August 18 at 10:00 am
Public Sale: Friday, August 22 at 10:00 am
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Ronnie Milsap, six-time Grammy-winning icon who blurred genres and dominated various charts beyond country, originally slated to release Summer Number Seventeen on January 28, has decided to move his latest record’s arrival to coincide with the 40th anniversary of his first #1 hit. Having topped the charts 40 times, second to only Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty and George Strait, Milsap wants to celebrate that achievement with new music.

Joe Bonamassa

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $102, $91, $81
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As Joe Bonamassa approaches his 26th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 15 solo albums in the last 13 years, all on his own label, J&R Adventures.

Earthquake and Friends

Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $44.50, $40.50, $37.50
Members Sale: Monday, August 18 at 10:00 am
Public Sale: Friday, August 22 at 10:00 am
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Earthquake is an explosive comedic performer unlike any other. His stand-up comedy is at its peak, his ability to engage an audience is nationally known and he is now being heralded by critics as one of the most talented comedians in the country.

The Diary of Black Men

Friday, January 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Tickets: VIP – $55 (Meet and Greet w/Picture with the cast) (Row A-F)
ORCH – $45
MEZZ – $40
LOGE – $35
BALCONY – $25
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The phenomenon known as “The Diary of Black Men,” is a theatrical production that has been touring since 1983. It’s a mortality play laced with comedy, and a lot of talk about manhood from a black man’s prospective. This exciting and tantalizing play is coming to Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, Saturday, October 11, 2014. If history is any guide, the show will play to sell-out audiences. This most successful stage play in Black theatre history will set its mark in (Montgomery, Alabama).

The play attempts to answer the question through a series of vignettes and scenarios examining the relationships between Black men and women using six male stereotypes: a Hip-Hop Revolutionist played by Tommy Ford who starred in the classic African American film, “Harlem Nights”. Tommy also portrayed Tommy in the hit sit-com “Martin” starring Martin Lawrence. Jackson, The role of The New School Pimp is Melton Martin, Martin has been in the play for over twenty years. The Blue Collar Working Class Man is played by Carl Payne, who has starred in several TV series such as, “The Crosby Show”, “The Game” and “The Martin Show”, Carl also played in the motion picture “The TLC Story ”. The role of The Lover Man is played by Jason Morgan . Morgan is not only an R&B artist but has also appeared in the TV series, “Eve”.

Agape of Central Alabama Presents MICHAEL OHER

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $152, $102, $77, $42, $27
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Agape of Central Alabama is bringing Michael Oher for their fundraising event in February.

Michael Oher was born on May 28, 1986, in Memphis, Tennessee. He came from a broken home and his estranged father was murdered while Oher was in high school. Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy became Oher’s legal guardians and he developed into a college football star and a top NFL draft pick. Oher’s story was told in Michael Lewis’s book “The Blind Side” and the Sandra Bullock film of the same name.

Disney Live – Pirates and Princess Adventure

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Tickets: $52, $37, $27, $17
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Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior’s hit series, “Sofia the First” along with “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”

Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance by Cinderella. Then it’s off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano.

It’s danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour!

ZZ Top with opening act Ben Miller Band

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $102, $87, $77, $57, and $47

DUSTY HILL ON THE MEND..! ZZ TOP ROADSHOW TO RESUME FIRST OF THE YEAR

ZZ TOP have just announced that scheduled tour dates will resume at the first of the year, stating, “Dusty’s well being is paramount.” The statement is in reference to Dusty Hill, the band’s bass-guitarist, who, earlier, took a mis-step on his tour bus and injured his hip, whose energies are now aimed at rehab in expectation of a a complete recovery

The band’s management is now booking and re-scheduling an extensive run of dates starting early next year. “We’re looking forward to getting out there and rockin’ it with Dusty in a big way…100%,” bandmates Billy F Gibbons and Frank Beard, commented. Dusty’s usual upbeat wit was very much in evidence as he added that he’d like to see Slim Harpo’s classic “Hip Shake” added to the band’s repertoire.

Ticket holders for tour dates this fall run should hold on to their tickets until the updated schedule is posted early next week.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Bill Cosby Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm
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Sesame Street Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:30 am & 6:30 pm
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