SHIPPENSBURG, PA (July 16, 2009) - The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University announces its 2009-2010 season schedule. Single tickets, season subscriptions and flex series tickets go on sale Monday, July 27, 2009 at 11 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Luhrs Center Box Office, calling 717.477.SHOW (7469) Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at

The 2009-2010 Luhrs Performing Arts Center Season boasts great entertainment including intimate solo artist performances, musicals, children's programming, orchestral concerts, comedy, and much more (see full schedule below).

The 2009-2010 Season begins with the winner of NBC's "Phenomenon", magician and illusionist Mike Super on September 12 and concludes in July 2010 with the Festival 2010 Celebration Series featuring star performances by world-renowned classical artists. This season's spectacular performances include: LOGGINS & MESSINA (Sept. 17), Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone (Oct. 1), FRANKIE VALLI & The Four Seasons (Oct. 8), AMERICA (Oct. 17), Kenny Rogers 2009 Christmas & Hits Tour (Dec. 6), Mardi Gras Mambo: The Neville Brothers with Dr. John & The Lower 9-11 (Feb. 11), The Pink Floyd Experience (Feb. 16), An Evening with George Benson (Apr. 9) and LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS (Jun. 5). Featured musicals this season include Jesus Christ Superstar Starring Ted Neeley (Feb. 21) and The Pirates of Penzance (Mar. 18). Children will love Junie B. Jones (Dec. 5) and Charlotte's Web (Feb. 13). Families will rave over YAMATO-The Drummers of Japan (Nov. 4) and The Peking Acrobats (Mar. 2). Comedy performances include Brian Regan (Nov. 6), Etta May and The Southern Fried Chicks (Mar. 27) and Diva Nation - Where Music, Laughter & Girlfriends Reign! (Apr. 22).

"Each season, we build the programming around the interests of the people in our region," said Dr. Leslie Folmer Clinton, Luhrs Center director. "We know there are a lot of people looking for great entertainment at reasonable prices. We add entertainment variety to ensure there's something for everyone."

"Access to the Luhrs Center is easy and the parking is plentiful. There's not a bad seat in the house and the acoustics are fantastic," said Dr. Clinton. "But please come and see for yourself," she added.

2009/10 H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center Season Schedule

The Luhrs Center 2009-2010 Season Tickets go on Sale July 27, 2009 at 11 a.m. Tickets can be ordered in person at the Luhrs Center Box office, by calling 717.477.SHOW, or online at

Ticket prices and additional information is available online at or by calling 717.477.SHOW.

Mike Super Magic & Illusion Saturday, September 12, 2009 7:30 PM Presented by APB

Dance Lessons - Beginner & Advanced Mondays, Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 19 & 26, 2009

LOGGINS & MESSINA Thursday, September 17, 2009 8 PM

Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone Thursday, October 1, 2009 8 PM

FRANKIE VALLI & The Four Seasons Thursday, October 8, 2009 8 PM

AMERICA Saturday, October 17, 2009 8 PM

Legends of Country Rock

POCO, Pure Prairie League, Firefall Friday, October 23, 2009 8 PM

YAMATO-The Drummers of Japan Wednesday, November 4, 2009 8 PM

World Tour 2009, Matsuri - "Fiesta!"

Brian Regan Friday, November 6, 2009 8 PM

The Ten Tenors Thursday, November 12, 2009 8 PM

SU Community Orchestra Fall Concert Sunday, November 22, 2009 3 PM

Junie B. Jones Saturday, December 5, 2009 11 AM & 2 PM

Kenny Rogers Sunday, December 6, 2009 7 PM

2009 Christmas & Hits Tour

Canadian Brass Christmas Thursday, December 10, 2009 8 PM

Aga-Boom-Theater of Physical Comedy Fri/Sat., January 29, 7 PM and January. 30, 2 & 7 PM Mardi Gras Mambo

The Neville Brothers with Dr. John & The Lower 9-11 Thursday, February 11, 2010 8 PM

Charlotte's Web Saturday, February 13, 2010 11 AM & 2 PM

Pink Floyd Experience Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8 PM

Jesus Christ Superstar Sunday, February 21, 2010 7 PM

Dr. Benjamin Carson - Lecture "Gifted Hands" Thursday, February 25, 2010 8 PM H.O.P.E. Diversity Scholarship Program

The Peking Acrobats Tuesday, March 2, 2010 8 PM

The Pirates of Penzance Thursday, March 18, 2010 7:30 PM

Leahy Tuesday, March 23, 2010 8 PM

Etta May and the Southern Fried Chicks Saturday, March 27, 2010 8 PM

Thank You, Gregory! Tuesday, April 6, 2010 8 PM a tribute to the legends of tap

Masquerade - Luhrs Circle of Friends Gala Friday, April 9, 2010 6 PM

An Evening with George Benson Friday, April 9, 2010 8 PM

SU Concert Band Spring Concert Sunday, April 11, 2010 3 PM

SU Community Orchestra Spring Concert Sunday, April 18, 2010 3 PM

Diva Nation Thursday, April 22, 2010 8 PM

Where Music, Laughter & Girlfriends Reign

LITTLE ANTHONY and THE IMPERIALS Saturday, June 5, 2010 8 PM

Festival 2010 Celebration Series

Concert I: Festival Chamber Orchestra Thursday, July 8, 2010 8 PM
Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg, violinist

Concert II: Festival Chamber Orchestra Thursday, July 15 2010 8 PM
Christopher Parkening, classical guitarist

Concert III: Festival Chamber Orchestra & Chorus Thursday, July 22, 2010 8 PM
Guest Artist to Be Announced

For tickets and information, call the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW(7469) or visit the Luhrs Center website at Groups of 20 or more receive a special discount (Call the box office for details and restrictions).

About the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
The mission of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is to support and enhance the University's role in academic and cultural enrichment for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Luhrs Center's 1,500-seat state-of-the-art Grove Theatre is where programs to educate, enlighten and entertain are presented. Benefits of the Center to the region include expanding opportunities to participate in a wide range of cultural programming including full-scale Broadway companies, musical groups, symphonies, dance troupes and internationally known speakers. In addition, it adds options for professional training programs, youth programs and senior citizen programs; attracts regional and national business conferences, professional meetings and planning sessions; and additional visitors to the area which will result in a positive impact on the local and regional economy.