Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Our 2022-2023 season is on sale!

New to our season lineup are Lorna Luft: A Garland Musical CelebrationSuperstars of Magic, and Supreme Reflections: A Tribute to Diana Ross and The SupremesDue to unforeseen circumstances, Lucie Arnaz, Golden Dragon Acrobats, and Ray on My Mind will not be performing as part of our season. Tickets to Symphonic Jazz Orchestra's Arts for Life performance will be available later this August.


Lorna Luft in a black top against an orange background.

Lorna Luft: A Garland Musical Celebration

Wed/Thu, Sep 21-22, 2022 at 7pm

Take a trip down memory lane with Judy Garland’s daughter, Lorna Luft, as she leads us through a celebration of her mom’s career on the year of her 100th birthday. More.

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Al Franken in a dark blazer and white shirt, wearing glasses and looking at the camera against a gray background.

An Evening with Al Franken

Sat, Sep 24, 2022 at 8pm

Al Franken brings comedy and insight to important issues facing the country, from the Supreme Court to the state of our democracy, voicing his ideas with his trademark intelligence and humor. More.

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Cirque Mechanics: Zephyr—A Whirlwind of Circus

Sat, Oct 1, 2022 at 8pm

Cirque Mechanics’ ingenious contraptions, exhilarating acrobatics, and emotive storytelling captures all the excitement of modern circus. More.

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The five members of The Doo Wop Project posing outside in a street scene.

The Doo Wop Project

Sun, Oct 2, 2022 at 2pm

Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, The Doo Wop Project reimagines some of the greatest music in American history. More.

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Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the '70s

Wed/Thu Nov 2-3, 2022 at 7pm

Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway performs favorites by Carole King, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, the Carpenters, and more in this feel-good trip through the decade of melody. More.

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A member of the dance troupe with elaborate face paint and costume for Dia de los Muertos.

Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar: Ofrenda: A Día de los Muertos Celebration

Sat, Nov 5, 2022 at 8pm

Celebrate one of Mexico’s most beloved holidays, Día de Los Muertos, with the nation’s premier Mexican folk dance company and the musicians of Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar. More.

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Marc Maron on stage, holding a microphone and looking at the audience.

Marc Maron: This May Be The Last Time

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 at 8pm

In an evening filled with candor and laughter, Maron riffs on his eventful personal life and the more peculiar side of happenings in our world.  More.

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Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience

Sun, Nov 13, 2022 at 2pm & 6pm

These canine daredevils return with their doggone amazing tricks. All former rescues, the adorable animal athletes are some of the most talented dogs in the world! More.

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The Queen's Cartoonists: A Cartoon, Comedy, Holiday Hurrah!

Sun, Nov 20, 2022 at 2pm

Join us for a holiday treat packed with singing, comedy, and instrumental pandemonium as The Queen’s Cartoonists pay playful homage to two of America’s great art forms, jazz and cartoons. More.

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Capitol Comedy

Sat, Jan 21, 2023 at 8pm

Political satire and musical comedy return in this lively musical program skewing both sides of the aisle! From the White House to Congress, everyone is fair game! More.

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Superstars of Magic

Sat, Jan 28, 2023 at 8pm

Superstars of Magic brings together five award-winning Las Vegas illusionists for a thoroughly entertaining evening of magic, comedy and variety! More.

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A member of the troupe caught in mid flip, a football goal in the distance.

Cirque FLIP Fabrique: Muse

Sat, Feb 4, 2023 at 8pm

In this all-new, high-energy production, the acrobats of FLIP Fabrique tackle gender archetypes circus-style in a dazzling, gravity-defying performance sure to inspire and amaze!  More.

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Marshall Charloff as Prince, with his band behind him on stage.

The Purple Xperience: A Prince Tribute

Fri, Mar 3, 2023 at 8pm

From “Little Red Corvette” to “Purple Rain,” Charloff’s uncanny channeling of Prince’s magic—from his inimitable appearance, to his thrilling vocal imitation, to his electrifying mastery of the guitar and piano—will have you partying like it’s 1999! More.

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An Evening with Tig Notaro

Sat, Mar 11, 2023 at 8pm

Recognized for her courage, frankness and wit, comedian, writer, and actor Tig Notaro brings deadpan delivery to an evening of uniquely hilarious comedy, ranging from life’s realities to the absurd. More.

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Members in '60s and '70s fashion singing into microphones.

Yesterday Once More: Celebrating the Music of ABBA, the Carpenters, the 5th Dimension, The Mamas & The Papas

Sun, Mar 12, 2023 at 2pm

From ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” to the Carpenters’“Close to You,” enjoy the non-stop hits of the ‘60s and ‘70s from this dynamic foursome! More.

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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana - De la Frontera

Sat, Mar 18, 2023 at 8pm

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana returns with their new evening-length work exploring the depths of human connection and unity through the art and vitality of flamenco. More.

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Meow Meow

Wed/Thu Mar 22-23, 2023 at 7pm

International siren and comedienne-extraordinaire Meow Meow mixes up a glorious cocktail of the subversive and the sublime in this hilarious night of wickedly divine comedy and exquisite music. More.

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An Evening with Bill Nye The Science Guy

Sat, Apr 1, 2023 at 8pm

Best known for his Emmy-winning run as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” Nye brings his love of science and flair for comedy to this appearance. More.

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The members of the Supremes Reflections.

Supreme Reflections: A Tribute to Diana Ross and The Supremes

Sun, Apr 2, 2023 at 2pm

A loving tribute to the timeless music of the world's most popular and beloved female vocal group—Diana Ross & The Supremes! More.

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Terron Brooks - The Soul of Broadway, Unplugged

Wed/Thu, May 10-11, 2023 at 7pm

Terron Brooks reinterprets favorite classic and contemporary Broadway songs in this journey of love, loss, and the hope of a new tomorrow. It’s an evening that reimagines Broadway’s best! More.

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All programs, performers, prices, dates, and times are subject to change.