Four exciting performances have been added to the roster of the McCallum Theatre’s 2021-2022 Grand Reopening season, including The Doo Wop Project, legendary ladies of Broadway and rock, Bernadette Peters and Melissa Etheridge, and the international sensation of Celtic Thunder.
Tickets for these added performances go on sale on Thursday, October 7 at 9am and may be purchased by telephone at 760-340-2787 or online at www.mccallumtheatre.com.
“We are excited to welcome audiences back to the McCallum and happy to expand our schedule of great performances,” said Jamie Grant, President & CEO of the McCallum. “Our loyal patrons have told us they cannot wait to return to the McCallum. We are thrilled to raise the curtain after much too long an intermission and add these outstanding artists to an already exciting season featuring a host of McCallum favorites.”
The added shows include:
The Doo Wop Project
Wed, January 19, 7pm
The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning: tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. In their epic shows The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a journey featuring foundational tunes from the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through the vocal artistry of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to DooWopified versions of modern hits from Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, and Sam Smith. Featuring stars from the Broadway hits Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical, and A Bronx Tale, The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate—and in some cases entirely reimagine—the greatest music in American pop and rock history.
Tue, February 1, 7pm
Bernadette Peters, Broadway’s brightest star, in an evening of song from the Broadway shows she’s received accolades for, as well as from all her Grammy Award winning and nominated albums including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, among others. A glamorous evening as only Bernadette Peters can do.
Tue & Wed, March 29 & 30, 7pm
Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double platinum. Etheridge’s popularity built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy” for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am, featuring the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought her a second Grammy Etheridge is also an Oscar winner for Best Original Song in 2007. Join Melissa Etheridge for an evening of unforgettable songs and new music from her forthcoming album The Medicine Show out April 12th.
Fri, April 8, 8pm
Celtic Thunder is an Irish singing group and stage show known for its eclectic, theatrical style show. They debuted in August 2007 at The Helix in Dublin. Accompanied by the Celtic Concert Orchestra, Celtic Thunder has become a household name all around the world, with recent ventures into Australia & South Africa. With the airing of their first PBS special in 2008, Celtic Thunder consistently remains one of the most popular musical shows for stations throughout the US. Celtic Thunder live shows are known for dramatic effects via lighting and choreography as well as realistic Irish stage sets with authentic Irish instruments. The performances have dramatic solos, compelling ensembles, and comedic acts.
“We are grateful to report that ticket sales for the 2021-2022 Grand Reopening season have been among the strongest in the Theatre’s history,” said Grant, “and several shows are well on their way to selling out. We encourage everyone to plan ahead and purchase their tickets early to avoid disappointment.”
Among the other highlights of the 2021-2022 McCallum Grand Reopening season include Broadway performances (Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof, Jersey Boys and Beautiful, The Carole King Musical); the return of the National Geographic Live series, extraordinary tributes to Steve & Eydie, Ray Charles, The Highwaymen, as well as the return of the popular Palm Springs Legends show, international visitors Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Teatro Lirico d’ Europa (The Barber of Seville), Forever Tango, Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, and Australian singing siren Meow Meow, along with a variety of favorites including: The Lettermen, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., Pink Martini, Judy Collins, Jay Leno, Michael Feinstein, Linda Eder, The TEN Tenors and many more.
Tickets may be purchased by calling (760) 340-2787 or at the Theatre’s secure website at www.mccallumtheatre.com. Box Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm