WICKENBURG, AZ – Tickets for the 2012-2013 Season at the Webb Center will be going on sale to the general public next Wednesday, September 12 at 9:00 am. Currently in its twelfth season, the Webb Center features a wide variety of performing arts genres, including: dance, Broadway, theatre, western, country, bluegrass, classical, jazz, and folk music.
The season will open on Friday, November 2 with FREE contemporary dance featuring Stephen Petronio Dance, premiering an original piece created in Wickenburg.
“Once again the Webb Center is offering something for everyone,” stated Cathy Weiss, Director of the Webb Center. “We are thrilled to be presenting a combination of brand-new and returning artistic companies this year, such as the innovative Joe Goode Performance Group, developing a new contemporary dance in Wickenburg; and the American Place Theatre’s stage adaptation of the Vietnam War novel The Things They Carried, in our intimate 600-seat venue.”
Unique to this season is the International Series, featuring artists from around the world, including The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi’s rhythmic energy; the Russian National Ballet performing the classic Swan Lake; the Jesse Cook Quintet blazing with energy and Latin influenced music; the stirring music and colorful ceremony of The Black Watch and the Band of the Scots Guards; and Latin Grammy Award-winning Lila Downs.
Country and Western fans will enjoy the Riders in the Sky’s traditional Western music, joined onstage by actor Wilford Brimley; classic country performer Moe Bandy teams up with the “Queen of Bluegrass,” Rhonda Vincent; and Marty Stuart returns with his unique blend of honky-tonk and country music.
Broadway fans will be delighted by the return of Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway in the spring; Wickenburg’s own Caroline Markham will be performing her favorite show tunes, arias and standards; and Tom Wopat and John Schneider sing Broadway, country and pop in The Return of the Dukes.
Capitol Steps will cause side-splitting laughter with fresh, up-to-the-minute musical parodies and dramatic satire, while comedienne Jeanne Robertson will share hilarious stories based on life with her husband “Left Brain.”
Holiday shows include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, infusing the season with their Big Band Swing sound; and in December, The Canadian Tenors return to the Webb Center stage with original and inspirational touch to new and classic Christmas carols.
Those who prefer classical, jazz and standards will enjoy the musical offerings of Sinatra & Basie Live at the Sands, featuring the original Big Band arrangements with a 16 piece orchestra and outstanding vocalist. For one night only, piano virtuosos Alpin Hong and Michael Kaeshammer are teaming up, performing a blend of classical music with jazz, boogie-woogie and standards.
Rounding out the Webb Center’s season are two of the Director’s Choice recommendations: the Canadian acoustic duo Dala creates beautiful harmonies with folk classics and original songs; and National Geographic Live! Sam Abell: A Photographic Life, showcases Abell’s travels around the world through photos and film.
Call the Webb Center’s Box Office at (928)684-6624 to purchase a membership and order tickets early or visit www.delewebbcenter.org for a full schedule of events, information on artists, and to watch video previews.