2022-2023 Season Highlights
The state-of-the-art H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on the campus of Shippensburg University kicked off its 2022-23 season with One Night of Queen, a performance filled stage theatrics, showmanship, and the music of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Queen!
If you didn't make it to the opening performance, there's still so much more to experience -- with more than 25 events scheduled between now and April 2023. Here are some highlights:
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute (Friday, October 28, 2022)
With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude,” the Emmy Award Winning Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. heir incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles' ever-changing career.
The Nutcracker (Tuesday, November 8, 2022)
A magical classic for all ages. The internationally acclaimed State Ballet Theater of Ukraine presents a sparkling production of the world’s favorite masterpiece of classical ballet. The entire family will love young Clara’s magical journey as she is transported to the realm of the Sugar Plum Fairy with her own handsome prince, meeting whimsical and captivating characters along the way. The beautiful costumes, spectacular sets, and enchanting choreography to Tchaikovsky’s beloved musical score will create an unforgettable memory for you and your loved ones this holiday season!
Martina McBride: The Joy of Christmas (Friday, December 2, 2022)
Multiple Grammy® nominee Martina McBride has sold over 23 million albums, including 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. She has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and won three Academy of Country Music for Top Female Vocalist.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis (Sunday, December 11, 2022)
The Ultimate Holiday Tradition! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 35 years! The show features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics and a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series, introducing the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. Experience the magic as the season's spirit comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.
America (Thursday, January 12, 2023)
America, the perennial classic-rock favorite, is celebrating its 52nd anniversary with powerful live performances. America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single, "A Horse with No Name."
Anastasia (Wednesday, February 8, 2023)
From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute (Friday, March 3, 2022)
One of the genre's most sought-after and highly regarded tribute bands, Rumours transports audiences to the height of Fleetwood Mac’s amazing success! Lead singer Mekenzie Jackson, in the part of Stevie Nicks, duplicates the iconic singer’s voice so well that she and the sensational musicians of Rumours effortlessly recreate those magical moments that Fleetwood Mac fans cherish and can now relive again!
Travis Tritt (Saturday, April 1, 2023)
Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist Travis Tritt. This show, which will include Tritt’s band, will allow attendees to hear some of the performer’s biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive,” and “Best of Intentions.”
Bringing a wide range of cultural programming to the Cumberland Valley for over ten years, the Luhrs Center offers a rich variety of performances that include something for everyone's taste – comedy, country, pop, hip hop, ballet, family, Motown, rock, and more. The 1,500-seat theatre with no obstructed views ensures that all guests will enjoy the performance. Add to that great acoustics, free and ample parking, and easy accessibility, you can be guaranteed a fun-filled evening.
Check the Luhrs Center website (luhrscenter.com) for a complete list of performances for its 2022-23 season. Stay up-to-date on show announcements and special offers throughout the season by signing up for the Center's email newsletter on its website.
Make It a Weekend
Before the show, grab a casual dinner at Appalachian Brewing Company. After the show, enjoy drinks and dessert at Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar. Spend the night in one of Shippensburg’s comfortable hotels and awaken refreshed and ready to explore all the things there are to see and do in Shippensburg and the Cumberland Valley area.