2023-2024 Season Highlights

The State Ballet Theatre of the Ukraine performs The Nutcracker at the Luhrs Center in Shippensburg, PA

The state-of-the-art H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on the campus of Shippensburg University recently kicked off its 2023-2024 season. 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. And, with great acoustics, free and ample parking, and easy accessibility, you can be guaranteed a fun-filled evening.

If you didn't make it to the opening performance, there's still so much more to experience -- with more than 20 events scheduled between now and April 2024. See the highlights below or check the Luhrs Center website (luhrscenter.com) for a complete list of performances for its 2023-2024 season 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.

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Brit Floyd: Celebrating 50 Years of The Dark Side of the Moon (November 1, 2023)

Widely regarded as the world’s greatest rock tribute show, Brit Floyd faithfully recreates the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Pink Floyd tour, complete with a stunning light show, iconic circular screen, lasers, inflatables, and theatrics. Brit Floyd returns to Luhrs Center with a brand-new production celebrating 50 years of the ground-breaking and iconic musical masterpiece The Dark Side of the Moon.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker (November 5, 2023)

 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!

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Cirque Musica Holiday Wonderland (December 12, 2023)

Cirque Musica: Holiday Wonderland is an all-new musical journey that will transport audiences to a magical land far away for a fun-filled, unforgettable holiday-themed show experience. Featuring the talented cast of Cirque Musica, spectators will be dazzled by the acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hi-jinks, and holiday cheer. 

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The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston (January 12, 2024)

Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed stage show described as “mind-blowingly spot on.” Belinda Davids’ breathtaking vocals take you on a heartfelt journey through Houston’s greatest hits. With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists, and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and visual and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.

Luhrs CenterOn Your Feet: The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan (February 20, 2024)

ON YOUR FEET is an inspiring true story about heart, heritage, and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Now their story is an all-new exhilarating original musical winning the hearts of critics and audiences alike.

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.