By Emily Claffy
“Rock of Ages,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20
Five-time 2009 Tony nominee will rock you to the core with music from Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and more. The story takes place in 1987, on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles where a small-town girl and a big city rocker fall in love to the sounds of the ’80s. “Rock of Ages” contains adult language and material.
“Stomp,” 7 p.m. Oct. 7
“Stomp” is back in Bakersfield with updated content and two new routines. The eight-member troupe will keep you captivated with their use of unconventional instruments such as tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans during their percussive routines. This internationally acclaimed show is one you won’t want to miss!
“Cirque Dreams Holidaze,” 8 p.m. Nov. 24
Craving a holiday experience to tantalize and amaze you? Look no further! Neil Goldberg, creator of the Broadway hit “Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy” is at it again with “Cirque Dreams Holidaze.” The international cast is sure to entertain with balancing acts, dancing and acrobatic feats all while elaborately dressed as holiday character favorites.
“Straight No Chaser,” 8 p.m. Dec. 1
Formed more than a dozen years ago at Indiana University, this male a cappella group will delight you with an act to remember. “Straight No Chaser” is a group unlike any other of their kind and has reassembled to enlighten the music lover in us all.
“Shrek the Musical,” 7:30 p.m. March 11
Based on the DreamWorks film, “Shrek the Musical” brings your favorite characters to the stage. Shrek and Donkey will keep you laughing on their quest to rescue Princess Fiona and return her to Lord Farquaad, a journey that unfolds quite different than how Shrek imagined. Watch the story come to life with theatrical dancing and 19 new songs.
“West Side Story,” 7:30 p.m. April 4
The American musical theater classic of 1957, will be brought back to life as the Jets and Sharks battle again. Watch as Tony and Maria fight for their love while dealing with the prejudice of friends and family. Bernstein and Sondheim’s score features favorites such as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”
“Elvis Lives!,” 7:30 p.m. May 1
If you’re a fan of the king of rock ’n’ roll, this is the show for you. Watch the man who popularized the rock genre that scared parents and enticed fans during the ’50s in a multi-media and live musical tribute to Elvis’ life. The show features finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises, worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest as well as a tribute to Ann-Margret fans