Friday, November 2, 2012

Cerritos Center announces holiday season

This season, indulge in the gift of live theater at
the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA). Round up the family
and friends for holiday fun because there’s something for everyone in
our December lineup! Also, spread festive cheer with CCPA gift
certificates, which are available in any denomination and never expire.
The certificates can be shipped to the recipient in festive-themed
envelopes, free of charge. To buy, call (562) 467-8818 or go to Stop by the CCPA and check out these
memorable shows:

Sol de México de José Hernández,
Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, and
Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company
SAT, DEC 1, 2012, 8:00 PM
Arena Configuration: $85/$75/$60/$45/$30

Merry-Achi Christmas returns to the Cerritos Center for the Performing
Arts in a colorful and traditional Mexican holiday celebration full of
seasonal songs, dance, and festive merriment. Headlining the exciting
extravaganza is the nation’s premier Sol de México de José Hernández
Mariachi, which is joined by America’s first all-female Mariachi –
Reyna de Los Angeles – and the captivating Grandeza Mexicana Folk
Ballet Company.

Manhattan Transfer Holiday
WED, DEC 5, 2012, 8:00 PM
Arena Configuration: $80/$70/$60/$50/$35

Join The Manhattan Transfer for a night of holiday tunes. The iconic
group made history in 1981 when it became the first band to win Grammy
Awards in two different categories in the same year. Its Top 10 single
Boy From New York City won the Pop category and Until I Met You
(Corner Pocket) was honored for “Best Jazz Performance.” In all, the
band has collected a total of eight Grammys – for hits such as
Birdland, Route 66, Why Not!, Brasil, and Sassy.

Justin Young Opening the
LeAnn Rimes Holiday Concert
FRI, DEC 7, 2012, 8:00 PM
Arena Configuration: $80/$70/$60/$50/$30

With more than 37 million albums sold, Country singer LeAnn Rimes has
won two Grammy Awards and numerous Billboard and Academy of Country
Music Award honors. Rimes’ career is packed with a multitude of Top 10
singles, including Can’t Fight the Moonlight, which went No. One in 11
countries, and How Do I Live, which is the second longest charting song
ever on Billboard’s “Hot 100.” Rimes delivers her all-time hits
and seasonal favorites in this concert opened by guitarist-vocalist
Justin Young.

Colors of
With Peabo Bryson, James Ingram,
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., and Stephanie Mills
SUN, DEC 9, 2012, 7:00 PM
Arena Configuration: $100/$90/$75/$60/$50

Now in its 20th year, the spirited Colors of Christmas extravaganza has
continued to enchant audiences at the Cerritos Center for the Performing
Arts. The popular annual tradition returns with Grammy winner Peabo
Bryson heading a sterling cast of performers. Bryson; Soul-Pop singer
James Ingram; Grammy-winning power couple Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis,
Jr.; and singing sensation Stephanie Mills deliver a program filled with
holiday cheer and seasonal favorites.

Phil Perry Opening for
The O’Jays
SAT, DEC 15, 2012, 8:00 PM
Arena Configuration: $95/$85/$75/$60/$50

R&B singer Phil Perry made his mark on music charts with the solo hits
Love Don’t Love Nobody; One Heart, One Love; Call Me; Amazing Love;
and Forever. Perry opens the show for The O’Jays, who put the
“Philly Soul” sound on the map. The O’Jays’ string of hits
– including Back Stabbers, Love Train, For the Love of Money, I
Love Music, and Use Ta Be My Girl – earned the band a Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame induction in 2005. The band will perform its hit songs and
holiday tunes.

The Irish Tenors Holiday and
THU, DEC 20, 2012, 8:00 PM
Arena Configuration: $90/$75/$60/$45/$35

One of the most successful Irish touring acts of the last 20 years, The
Irish Tenors thrills old fans and wins new ones with its euphoric
harmonies, lush orchestration, and unscripted humor. Accompanied by an
orchestra, the Celtic music kings will perform their traditional
repertoire, Irish favorites, and seasonal classics.

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012
Featuring David Benoit, Sheila E., and Javier Colon and Introducing
Margo Rey
FRI, DEC 21, 2012, 8:00 PM
Arena Configuration: $95/$85/$75/$60/$50
SAT, DEC 22, 2012, 8:00 PM
Arena Configuration: $95/$85/$75/$60/$50

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012, a cherished holiday tradition
marking its 15th anniversary, is an uplifting, high-energy show the
entire family will love. Joining multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist
extraordinaire Dave Koz is Grammy-nominated pianist-composer David
Benoit, drummer-vocalist Sheila E., and NBC’s The Voice winner Javier
Colon. The show also introduces singer-songwriter Margo Rey.

Cirque D’Or Performed by Golden Dragon Acrobats
Sponsored by EverTrust Bank
FRI, DEC 28, 2012, 8:00 PM
SAT, DEC 29, 2012, 2:00 PM
SUN, DEC 30, 2012, 2:00 PM
Lyric Configuration: $55/$50/$40/$30/$20
Buy three tickets to a single performance and get one free
(This offer is not valid online and cannot be applied to previous

Award-winning acrobats scale poles, spin umbrellas with their feet, and
build human pyramids on moving bicycles in the spell-binding Cirque
D’Or. A riveting extravaganza of traditional dance, spectacular
costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and breathtaking contortions,
the theatrical production has been nominated for Drama Desk Awards for
“Best Choreography” and “Most Unique Theatrical Experience.”

For tickets or more information on any of these shows, call (562)
467-8818, or go to

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