Ray Wylie Hubbard
Sponsored by: Don Ringler Autos group
January 10, 2015
Ray Wylie Hubbard started his musical journey as a folk singer in his native Oklahoma before falling in with the wild and wooly cosmic/outlaw Texas country scene. Hubbard is the kind scrapper poet with the devil-may-care wherewithal to write both “lay down a groove like a monkey gettin’ off” and “shakes the mortal coil round my amaranthine soul” into the same song – and the lethal charm and chops to pull it off.
Pre-Show Dinner for Ray Wylie Hubbard Concert
Chop Salad Roasted Pork Loin with wild rice blend, green beans and served with a Cherry Sauce Cheesecake $14
Enjoy great food in a CAC ballroom from 6-7pm by The Great American Grill at the Hilton Garden Inn
January 17, 2015
The Central Texas Orchestral Society presents the Friction Quartet, Saturday at 7:30 pm in the CAC's Mayborn Auditorium. Meet and greet the artists at 6:30 in Strasburger Hall. Also, the FQ will give the Marty Lundgren Master Class to area string students at 11 am the following Monday, Jan. 19.
Junie B. Jones
Sponsored by: H-E-B Tournament of Champions
January 24, 2015
HEB Tournament of Champions presents the Theatreworks USA production of Junie B. Jones.
Hooray, hooray! TheatreworksUSA is making a musical (that is a play all jumbled together with singing and dancing, I believe). And what do you know! It's all about me, Junie B. Jones! (The B stands for Beatrice, only I do not like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all.)
This is the bestest musical ever, I tell you! It's got loads of funny songs, and it's based on a bunch of books this lady, Barbara Park, wrote about me and the things I do in first grade.
Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) In first grade, I meet new friends (like Herb and José, but not that tattle-tale May). But my new teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks I might need glasses!Junie B., Boss of Lunch I get to help my friend, the cafeteria lady! And I get to wear a real actual hair net too! Who knows.... Maybe someday I'll be the boss of the whole lunch operation!
Junie B., One-Man Band The whole entire first grade is having a kickball tournament! Only, when I practice my kicking, I stub my piggy toe so badly I can't play. But my friend Sheldon can't play either, so maybe we can do a half-time show instead!
Whew! I'm glad I can write everything down in my Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal! And you know what? I think I might like first grade after all!
Love, (but not the mushy kind)
Sponsored by:Texas Commission on Arts
February 7, 2015
Austin’s Guy Forsyth has long enjoyed praise for his dazzling live shows and rich Americana roots sound. Forsyth (vocals, acoustic, electric & slide guitar, harmonica, ukulele, singing saw) will perform with his band. This talented artist blends blues, rock, R& B, folk, jazz and pop. Guy is not only a musician but an entertainer onstage where each show is full of musical surprises.
Love n' Laughter Comedy Show
Presented by: Apex Entertainment
February 14, 2015
Presented by Apex Entertainment, the Love 'n Laugh Comedy Show will get you laughing with headliner, Darren Carter. Hosted by Terry Gross. Carter has performed on the Tonight Show, Comedy Centeral, BET and Showtime. Houston native, Eddy B will also be on stage with his rule changing comedy. Doors open at 6pm, Show begins at 8pm.
Pre-show Dinner $14 - Choice of baked chicken or pork chop, choice of two sides - mashed potatoes, cabbage, green beans, or corn, house salad, dinner roll, and choice of cheese cake or chocolate cake. Dinner is served between 6:30-7:30pm
The Magic Flute
Presented by: UMHB Deptartment of Music
February 20, 7:30pm
February 22, 2:30pm
The Magic Flute, an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart premiered in Vienna in 1791. The Magic Flute is a Singspiel which is a popular form using singing and spoken dialogue. The story deals essentially with a power struggle between two mighty adversaries: The Queen of the Night and Sarastro. The conflict is centered between the custody and education of the Queen’s daughter, Princess Pamina. The story line consists of battles between the representatives of virtue and the forces of evil.
Tickets are sold through UMHB. Prices are $15/adults and $5/seniors/students/children.
You may also purchase tickets at the ticket window 1 hour prior to performance.
Buy Tickets or call 295.4686
Vienna Boys Choir
February 28, 2015
The famed Vienna Boys Choir in concert Saturday evening 7:30 pm February 28 in the CAC's Mayborn Auditorium, presented by the Central Texas Orchestral Society. Meet and greet the artists at 6:30 pm in Strasburger Hall.
Buy Tickets - SOLD OUT
Les Miserables, a Concert Production
March 6, 2015
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways.
This a concert production of the musical performed by the Waco Civic Theatre.
Band of Heathens
March 14, 2015
Formed in Austin, Texas, the Band of Heathens became a band totally by accident. Songwriters Colin Brooks, Gordy Quist, and Ed Jurdi were all doing regular sets at Momo's in Austin when they began sitting in with each other, eventually making the whole thing one big show that they called the Good Time Supper Club, which was essentially three singer/songwriters in the round backed by a solid rhythm section of John Chipman on drums and Seth Whitney on bass.
Pre-show dinner, 6-7pm provided by the Hilton Garden Inn, Great American Grill. Spinach salad with fresh mushrooms, crisp onions and shaved Swiss cheese and balsamic dressing, Herb chicken with roasted artichoke hearts and lemon butter, Rice pilaf, Pan roasted squash, peppers and onions, Chocolate mousse cups with fresh berries, $14. Complimentary Real Ale Beer will be available prior to the concert and during dinner.
Sponsored by: The Contemporaries
Join us at the annual Contemporaries Fundraiser, Havana Nights, benefiting the Cultural Activities Center. Experience Cuban inspired cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live music, a variety show, dancing, cabanas and a complimentary tropical bar.
There are several sponsorships to choose from - call the CAC 773.9926 for more information.
Sponsored by: Brockway, Gersbach, Franklin & Niemeier, P.C.
Marcia Ball is a woman with a reputation. The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter is famed worldwide for igniting a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls on stage. Ball's groove-laden New Orleans boogie and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world.
76th Annual Lion's Follies
Sponsored by: Lions International
Friday, April 17 - 7:00pm - all tickets $10
Saturday, April 18 - 2:00pm - all tickets $5
Saturday, April 18 - 7:00pm - all tickets $10
Come be entertained at the 76th Annual Lions Follies. There will be live and silent auction items, including autographed items and gifts promoting the generous sponsors. Tickets are available at the CAC, Paper Graphics Printing, Temple Veterinary Hospital, and Laura White Interior Design. Please bring old eyeglasses and hearing aids to donate them to those that need them.
Sponsored by: Temple Bottling Company
Saturday, May 2
Ben Kweller is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who writes folk, country, and rock music while mixing a ballad in from time to time. Kweller began his solo career in 2001 after the breakup of his band Radish. He has five solo albums with the most recently being Go Fly a Kite. Kweller plays many festivals to include ACL, Fayetteville Folk Festival, and the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music.
Pre-show dinner: Food Truck Event with In Hog Heaven. They will be serving prior to the show and during intermission.
Friday, May 22
WORLD PREMIERE — A thirty minute short film from award-winning local filmmakers Jared Smith and Spencer Mathesen. The film was funded by members of Central Texas community, and was shot in Bell County and the surrounding areas. Starring Vincent Hooper, Natalie Pavelek and Ellary Dahl, Green Skies is a personal exploration of relationships in the modern age.
Event hosted by Chris Greene. Special musical guest — Mikah Young. Q&A Panel with the cast and crew following the screening.
June 6, 2015
Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell from the “Gourds” musical journey. Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. It’s a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. All styles of American music are likely to be touched on, squeezed on, kissed on by this world class band featuring Winfield Cheek on Keyboards, Keith Langford on Drums, Jeff Brown on Bass and the Tijuana Train Wreck Horns.
Saurday, July 11, 2015
Sponsored by HEB Tournament of Champions
Just a Bill, Conjunction Junction, and Unpack Your Adjectives are just a few of the classics you will here in this youth production. Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. is one of musical theatre's brightest and most innovative shows. Based on the Emmy Award winning 1970's educational cartoon series, Schoolhouse uses a wide array of musical styles to teach grammar, math, science, history, and political science.
July 18, 2015
Suzanna Choffel has an unique sound that mixes R&B, reggae, pop, and jazz. She’s “equal parts Beat poetry, smoky soul grooves and indie-pop eccentricity.” She’s “graceful” and yet, as Rolling Stone asserts, possessing “all the vibe in the world.” Her first album, Shudders & Rings, won accolades. Choffel landed a spot on NBC’s popular primetime singing competition The Voice in 2012, wowing the judges and earning singular praise from Rolling Stone as “the only artist you’d want to listen to a complete album from.”
Stars over Broadway
August 22, 2015
September 5, 2015
Two Tons of Steel music brings high energy with a touch of county meets punk flare to stage. They have been named "Band of the Year" on 12 separate occasions and "Album of the Year" for its self-titled debut. Two Tons Of Steel, Kevin Geil, Jake “Sidecar” Marchese on Upright Bass, Brian Duarte on Lead Guitar and Paul Ward on Drums continues to push the line between country and punk with its “Unraveled” produced by Lloyd Maines in 2013.
Presented by Central Texas Orchestral Society
Sunday, Sept 27, 2015
Clancy Newman, cello; Igor Begelman, clarinet; Michelle Schumann,piano.
Virtuoso cellist and virtuoso clarinetist unite with piano to perform works based on pop
music of different eras, including their own!
Will Sexton credits range from work with Waylon Jennings and Stephen Stills to Joe Ely and Bill Carter. Sexton’s own sheer talent placed him on stage with local legends before he’d lived out his first decade at the early age of 16. Sexton's lyrics blend the sounds of rock, pop and folk.
Sponsored in part by Art Works National Endowment for the Arts
Gurf Morlix can write, sing, produce, and play nearly every instrument (mostly stringed) and has a bottomless (albeit muddy) range of American musical idioms from which to draw." Through more than four decades of professional music endeavors, Morlix has distinguished himself with his innate musicality, exquisite taste, keen creative instincts, and well-honed ear for not only songwriting but also the elements that bring songs to their fullest fruition. Tempting as it may be, don't just judge Gurf Morlix by the company he keeps, with musical artists like Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard, IanMcLagan, Patty Griffin, Robert Earl Keen, Michael Penn, Buddy Miller, Mary Gauthier, Tom Russell, Jim Lauderdale and Slaid Cleaves, to name but a few.
Saturday, November 21
Chisholm Trail Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will give you plenty of reasons to "Celebrate!" during their annual show on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Central Texas' award-winning a cappella ensemble features 4-part harmony with toe-tapping appeal. Get your tickets now for this prime event. $20, all reserved seating.
December 5 - 7:00 pm
December 6 - 2:00 pm
The Nutcracker being performed by the Newcomb School of Ballet is always a treat. This holiday, treat your family to The Nutcracker, a shimmering, glittering spectacle of holiday cheer. Follow Clara on her journey in this unforgettable classic. You’ll see a Christmas tree that grows to magnificent heights, dancing dolls, and lots of beautiful snow. With music by Tchaikovsky and stunning sets this production has something to delight every member of the family.
Sponsored by: Carwyn Smith & John Guthrie of Subway Temple/Belton
and in part by: Art Works National Endowment for the Arts
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Dale Watson has an unique country baritone that makes his rockabilly and hillbilly originals stand out as instant classics. The maverick of country music brings the ultimate “honky-tonk” to every stage, toe-tapping, and dancing are allowed if you feel the urge.