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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Memphis Jookin': The Show Starring Lil Buck

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Fri, Mar 10, 2023 at 8pm

Renowned dance artist and choreographer Lil Buck's ode to his hometown of Memphis and to the international phenomenon known as Memphis Jookin’.  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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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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Argus Quartet and Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti
ahupuaʻa

Sat, Mar 25, 2023 at 8pm

The Argus Quartet perform ahupua‘a, a new string quartet co-commissioned by the Carpenter Center by violist and composer Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti. 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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President’s Party with Bill Nye

Sat, Apr 1, 2023 - 6:00-7:30pm

The ultimate party at the Carpenter Center, the President’s Party is an all-inclusive evening that also includes VIP seats to Bill Nye’s performance following the party. More.

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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. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lucie Arnaz, Golden Dragon Acrobats, and Ray on My Mind will not be performing as part of our season.

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