Media Release, Clovis Community College:
Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series announced the 2023-24 season lineup at a Kickoff Open House event on Friday, August 25 at the historic Norman & Vi Petty Performing Arts Center (Mesa Theater).
The season will see six new acts come to Clovis, with one returning group and a community theater rendition of A Christmas Carol from the CCC Cultural Arts Players.
“We’re back! From an ABBA tribute to a Yale acapella group with Motown in between, we are bringing back popular favorites and so many new performances,” said CCC Cultural Arts Series Director Christy Mendoza.
The FABBA Show- Tribute to ABBA, will kick off the season on September 23 at 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. Featuring a high-energy, full-of-fun, and internationally acclaimed cast that will take you on a glittery, sparkling, and truly magical journey back to the disco and the 70s, The FABBA Show will provide a night out to remember.
On October 19, the Villalobos Brothers will perform at 7 p.m. at Marshall. Their original compositions and arrangements masterfully fuse and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music.
The Anderson Quartet (formerly D’DAT) comes to the Norman & Vi Petty Performing Arts Center on November 11 at 7 p.m. Through the support of visionary multi-cultural Jazz fusion drummers and bassists, Anderson builds safe havens for Navajo (Diné) melodies to converse with various styles and pathways for expression.
The CCC Cultural Arts Players present A Christmas Carol at Marshall Auditorium with 7 p.m. shows from December 13-15 and a 3 p.m. matinee on December 16. Members of the community are encouraged to participate as auditions are set to be held at the Norman & Vi Petty Performing Arts Center on Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. and September 9 at 3 p.m.
The spring slate of shows starts up after the holidays on January 30 with Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience at the Norman & Vi Petty Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. This show will take the audience on a multicultural tour of the world by creating a hypnotic blend of New Orleans funk-reggae-flavored- world-blues-American zydeco roots music.
On February 13, the Masters of Soul return to Clovis for a 7 p.m. performance at Marshall Auditorium. The show features stylishly costumed and fully choreographed tributes to both male and female Motown groups such as The Temptations, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder and many more.
The Doox of Yale, an all-gender tenor/bass acapella group, will bring everything from pop hits to soulful showstoppers, rock ballads to jazz standards, to Marshall Auditorium on March 14 at 7 p.m.
The series wraps up on April 6 at 7 p.m. at Marshall with the Mark Nizer 4D Theater. Audience members will experience a new 4D world of lasers, music, and popping depth of color during a show that is perfect for all ages.
Season tickets are available for purchase now. As a season ticket holder, patrons will receive a ticket and priority seating to all eight shows this season plus five bonus tickets to any performance at Marshall Auditorium and two bonus tickets to A Christmas Carol, as well as additional tickets to other shows at 25% off the general admission price.
Tickets are now on sale for The FABBA Show and can be purchased at the CCC Cashiers’ window on campus (cash, check, credit card) or by calling 575-769-4031. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office (cash or check only) the night of the show.
Sponsorships are also available for the season and offer business owners and individuals valuable exposure and contact with Series patrons while making a viable contribution to the arts. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to Natalie Daggett at 575-769-4115.
For more information contact Nicolle Holcomb, Director of Communication and Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clovis Community College (CCC) provides high-quality education and training that improves the lives of all students and ignites economic vitality in the Eastern New Mexico Region. CCC offers over 66 associate degree and certificate programs, community development, and customized business training and adult education in face-to-face or online format. Whether the courses are on campus or online, they are taught by dedicated and qualified faculty.