The Chandler Center for the Arts is recognized by the East Valley Tribune and its readers as the best place to see a performance. When you see the lineup in January, it is easy to see why. If you are visiting Chandler for work or pleasure, be sure to take in a show while you are here. There is something for every taste.
For those who love dance, be sure to see Desert Dance Theatre’s Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman on Sunday, January 15, 7 p.m. The performance “beautifully tells the story of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad.” There is a special guest performance by jazz vocalist Dennis Rowland, Phoenix-area resident and voice of the Count Basie Orchestra for more than a decade.
If you live for The King (and we mean Elvis), see a new twist on the music that defined the start of Rock n’ Roll on Sunday, January 22, 3 p.m. The King: The Music of Elvis includes performances of his greatest hits, including, “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Love Me Tender,” and “Hound Dog.” Did we mention this is with a twelve-piece orchestra? Make no mistake this is not another Elvis impersonator show, but performances by four Broadway and cabaret singers who make some of the world’s most well-known music shimmer and shine in a new way.
Maybe you are like Marie and a little bit country? The Roots and Boots Tour on Friday, January 27, 7:30 p.m., is for you. It is three stars on one stage – Pam Tillis, Sammy Kerhaw and Collin Raye. Between the three of them, there are numerous accolades, accomplishments and country hits that are timeless. It is the perfect opportunity to wear those new boots or western shirt you got while you’ve been in Arizona.
If you are moved by amazing rhythms and bold beats, Drumline Live is the show that is calling your name. This show brings the flare and explosive energy of the Black College and University marching band tradition to the stage. We dare you to sit still in your seat at this show on Saturday, January 28, 8 p.m.
For those who are more classically inclined, experience the Chandler Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, January 29, 3 p.m. The winter concert includes Brahms and Tchaikovsky with “Jupiter” and “Mars” from The Planets by Holst.
For more information on shows and concerts at Chandler Center for the Arts, go to chandlercenter.org or call the box office at (480) 782-2680.