‘Celebrity Series’ at Library Theatre: something for everyone
The fourth season of the popular “Celebrity Series” at the Struthers Library Theatre promises something for everyone.
As promised, the Library Theatre has added a big-name act each year, the result being six blockbuster performances, three of them being household names and one an ascending star on the minds of most teens and tweens. They’ve booked stars from six different genres something for everyone in the family, but each with broad appeal.
Kicking off the season will be a great show for the whole family. On Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m., enjoy the thrilling and daring feats of the Golden Dragon Acrobats. The Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobats touring company of today. This family event will be sponsored by Superior Tire and Rubber Corp.
Continuing with incredible talent, on Oct. 25 at 8 p.m., the theater will present American Idol’s Season 11 finalist Colton Dixon. His powerful, unforgettable voice quickly earned him a loyal and enthusiastic fan base among the show’s 20 million viewers. A gifted showman and musician, Dixon is one of contemporary Christian music’s breakout success star stories of the year. His first original song, “Never Gone,” debuted at number one on the Christian Digital Songs and the Christian/Gospel Digital Songs charts. Other hits include “You Are,” “Everything” and Scars.”
Opening for Dixon will be Good Little Giants, a trio of talented musicians, Scott Phillips, Shane Maze and Kira Spencer, each lending unique style and experience. This concert will be sponsored by the DeFrees Family Memorial Fund.
On Nov. 9 at 8 p.m., laugh hysterically as you enjoy the humor of comedienne Jeanne Robertson. Many may have seen this Hall of Fame speaker being interviewed by CBS correspondent Morley Safer on “60 Minutes,” or watched one of the seven humor DVDs she has produced in the last 14 years, or heard her daily on Sirius/XM Radio’s Family Comedy Channels. She has been awarded every top honor in her profession including the top award in professional speaking “The Cavett Award.” A former Miss North Carolina, she speaks two languages fluently: English . . . and Southern. This fun event will be sponsored by Warren Holiday Inn and the Hampton Inn of Warren.
On Feb. 23 at 3 p.m., spend an unforgettable afternoon with Michael Bolton. This multi-Grammy award-winning musician with an iconic voice has sold more than 53 million records, including hits like “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “How am I Supposed to Live Without You,” “Time, Love and Tenderness,” “How Can We be Lovers,” “Georgia on my Mind” and many more. Bolton and his band will fill the stage with his singable, memorable hits to warm a cold winter afternoon. This stunning concert will be sponsored by Kwik Fill and Country Fair.
On March 15 at 8 p.m., we are honored to host country music legend Loretta Lynn. For 50 years, Loretta Lynn has fashioned a body of work as artistically and commercially successful, and culturally significant, as any female performer in the lexicon of American music. Miss Lynn is one of the classic singers of country music and firmly in residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Through the years, the coal miner’s daughter ruled the charts, racking up more than 70 hits as a solo artist and a duet partner. This classic concert will be sponsored by Northwest Savings Bank, Fox Excavating and Kinzua Wolf Run Marina/Docksider’s Restaurant.
The Celebrity Series will wrap up on May 31 at 8 p.m. with the legendary rock group Kansas. This progressive rock “garage band” from Topeka has produced eight gold albums, three six-time Platinum winning albums, one platinum live album, and a million-selling gold single, “Dust in the Wind.” In addition, the band is also known for iconic rock classic “Carry On Wayward Son” and hits such as “Point of Know Return,” “Hold On” and “Fight Fire with Fire.” Kansas’ appearance will be sponsored by Whirley Drinkworks.
Tickets are available both at the theater office and online. Online sales will incur a handling fee. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Tickets also may be mail-ordered on the phone during business hours; call 723-7231. Reservations are required for those with special needs who require handicapped seating or assisted listening devices; call the office for information.