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The Carson Center

Performances

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  • Show Date 
    Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 6:30pm

Andy Nelson, Head Distiller and Vice President of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Nashville, will be the featured guest at the 13th annual Carson Center Distiller’s Dinner on Saturday, October 28. The entire event takes place on stage in the beautiful Carson Center main theatre – with live music by The Eddy Grove Trio.   Reservations are required.  An “early bird” rate for tickets and tables of 8 is available until September 29.

The event starts with a reception with appetizers and...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 7:15pm
VIP packages:  Information will be available after June 1, 2017 on https://www.thebeachboys.com/tour 

You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold.  But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys.  To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions.  But its...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Grammy™ -nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, movie actor, author, and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and American Red Cross. Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits and sold more than 10 million albums. His hit songs include “Jesus and Jones.” “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone” (with Blake Shelton), and “Just Fishin’,” and many more.  In his 2007...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 3:00pm

Grants were povided by the Ronald McDonald House Charities Tri-State and the Downtown Paducah Kiwanis Club.

The beloved Newbery Honor book about a resourceful boy named Elmer comes delightfully to life in this charming tale about compassion, courage and friendship. Join Elmer as he sets off on a daring adventure to rescue a baby dragon who's being held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island. With pluck and ingenuity Elmer makes his way to the Island, outwits the wild animals...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:00pm

The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group who began singing 35 years ago are based out of Hendersonville, TN. The vocalists are mother Lily Isaacs, and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many...

  • Show Date 
    Monday, November 13, 2017 - 7:30pm

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

Rodney Carrington has been making audiences laugh for almost twenty years with his unique brand of stand-up comedy. The country singer-songwriter has recorded eight major label comedy albums which have sold more than two million copies … two of which have been certified Gold. His most recent special ‘Laughter’s Good’ is now available on Netflix.

Rodney Carrington started his own record label “Laughter’s Good” and released two albums under the new label in October 2014. Rodney re-...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:30pm

Join the PSO in honoring our armed forces through a night of inspiring, patriotic music. Be sure to join us for the Red, White & Blue BASH before the concert to celebrate our heroes! 

Raffaele Ponti, conductor

featuring:
JOHN WILLIAMS Summon the Heroes
AARON COPLAND An Outdoor Overture
VINCENT PERSICHETTI A Lincoln Address (feat. Richard Abraham, narrator)
JOHN WILLIAMS Hymn to the Fallen
and more!

Tickets must be purchased at the Paducah...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 7:30pm

Every year, a man with a white beard goes city to city giving the gift of Christmas joy, and his name is… William Lee Golden (were you expecting someone else?). For 27 years now, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys have been a part of their fans' holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour. This year, the award-winning group will play to packed houses across America during the 2016 Christmas Celebration tour, which will take the group to two-dozen cities in 16 states,...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:30pm

Country singer Martina McBride got her start opening for Garth Brooks in the 1990s and quickly became one of the most successful female country singers of all time. She started with a more traditionalist approach and later moving into pop-friendly territory. The year 2017 marks 25 years since Ms. McBride first broke onto the scene with "The Time Has Come."  This singer remains one of country music’s most respected vocalists, with a range that continues to amaze fans and other artists. She...

  • Show Date 
    Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Sound of Music is part of the 17-18 Broadway Series. Tickets are only available as part of a Broadway Series Subscription at this time.  Click to Subscribe.

“Sparkling, fresh and lively.” – Los Angeles Times

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Paducah. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:30pm

A Charlie Brown Christmas is part of the 17-18 US Bank Family Series. Tickets are only available as part of a Series Subscription at this time. Click to Subscribe.  

A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Emmy® and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over fifty years ago. Now the classic animated...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 7:30pm

Join the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and choruses as they celebrate the holiday season. This year-after-year sellout is a staple in the community, and for many, no Christmas would be complete without it. Experience this memorable concert for yourself!

Season ticketholders get early access to additional tickets on October 9 (call 270-444-0065 to order). Tickets available online October 17. 

Tickets must be purchased at the Paducah Symphony Orchestra office, by phone, or online. ...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life. Gather the family and see why the press is raving “Knock Out!” – New York Times “Christmas Cheer!” – LA Times. Get the best seats today and memories for a lifetime...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 7:15pm

Cabaret is part of the 17-18 Broadway Series. Tickets are only available as part of a Broadway Series Subscription at this time.  Click to Subscribe.

Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award®-winning production, SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL’S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET comes to Paducah.

Welcome to the infamous Kit...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:30pm

Skatetacular is part of the 17-18 US Bank Family Series. Tickets are only available as part of a Series Subscription at this time. Click to Subscribe.  

Join an all-star cast of world famous professional ice skaters, singers, dancers, and cirque acts as they glide across the stage in an ice experience like no other. Introducing Skateacular Dreams On Ice: the first ever ALL...

  • Show Date 
    Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Go, Dog. Go! is part of the 17-18 First Stages Series. Tickets are only available as part of a subscription at this time. Click to Subscribe.  

Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, a moonlit boat ride, and even a wild game of ball—as...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 7:15pm

Dirty Dancing is part of the 17-18 Broadway Series. Tickets are only available as part of a Broadway Series Subscription at this time. Click to Subscribe. 

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.

Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 7:30pm

Maestro Raffaele Ponti conducts the scores from your favorite films in a concert the whole family will enjoy. Revel in the music from cinema classics including Star Wars, Apollo 13, Shindler’s List, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more! 

Raffaele Ponti, conductor

featuring:
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars (Main Theme)
JAMES HORNER Apollo 13
HANS ZIMMER Gladiator: Music from the Movie
KLAUS BADELT Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
and much more!...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 3:30pm
  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

Shopkins Live! is part of the 17-18 First Stages Series. Tickets are only available as part of a subscription at this time. Click to Subscribe.  

The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage in Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! See your favorite shoppies in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette,...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:15pm

Jersey Boys is part of the 17-18 Broadway Series.  Tickets are only available as part of a Broadway Series Subscription at this time.  Click to Subscribe.

“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

Created by famed dance company Pilobolus, Shadowland is a first-of-its-kind performance combining legendary modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia, merging front-of-screen choreography with projected images and moving screens of different sizes and shapes.  Shadowland tells the story of a teenage girl, longing for her independence, with nowhere for her thoughts to go but to her dreams.  She sleeps, only to wake to something incredible lurking behind her bedroom wall – her...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, March 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny performance is part of the 17-18 First Stages Series. Tickets are only available as part of a subscription at this time. Click to Subscribe.  

Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both tales feature endearing...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 7:30pm

Music from well-known ballet The Firebird headlines an evening filled with unique works, as well as a performance by acclaimed guest violist Michael Klotz. 

Raffaele Ponti, conductor
Michael Klotz, viola

MAURICE RAVEL Ma Mere l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite)
MAX BRUCH Romance, op.85, F major
HUGO WOLF Italian Serenade
ANTON BRUCKNER Overture, G minor
IGOR STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite

Tickets must be purchased at the Paducah Symphony Orchestra office, by...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:00pm

Amazing Grace is part of the 17-18 Broadway Series.  Tickets are only available as part of a Broadway Series Subscription at this time.  Click to Subscribe.

This new original musical is based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion, and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 3:00pm

Jeff Allen combines clean, hilarious humor with inspiration like no other comedian working today. He performs on television and radio, in night clubs and large churches, and as a keynote speaker for corporations.  

Jeff Allen has been doing comedy for four decades and his work has been seen on every cable comedy show in the U.S. including Comedy Central's Premium Blend and VHl's Standup Spotlight. His one-hour special, Happy Wife, Happy Life®aired on the Odyssey Channel, Family Net...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Season concludes with music from the only film score ever composed by Leonard Bernstein, that of the acclaimed On the Waterfront, followed by an awe-inspiring performance of William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, featuring 200 voices on stage with the orchestra.

Raffaele Ponti, conductor
Corey Crider, baritone
Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and invited choirs

JACQUES OFFENBACH Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture
LEONARD BERNSTEIN On the Waterfront:...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 3:00pm

Celebrating Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, Celtic Woman combines finest musical talent with epic stage productions to present a unique, inspiring live experience. From the debut, Celtic Woman has touched the hearts of a huge global audience. Now, with Homecoming, Celtic Woman brings the next chapter of an extraordinary musical journey. It’s a universal celebration of life. It’s traditional, it’s contemporary. It’s yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Continuing its remarkable...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site is part of the 17-18 First Stages Series. Tickets are only available as part of a subscription at this time. Click to Subscribe.  

Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn't sleepy! Excavator...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Wizard of Oz is part of the 17-18 Broadway Series.  Tickets are only available as part of a Broadway Series Subscription at this time.  Click to Subscribe.

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Paducah! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:00pm

With over 330,000 Facebook followers and fans around the world, Guy Penrod is one of the most in-demand touring artists in Christian music. His DVD, The Best of Guy Penrod is certified platinum by the RIAA. A vocal powerhouse, Penrod travels throughout the U.S. and abroad in addition to making multiple media appearances including radio’s “The Mike Huckabee Show,” RFD-TV’s top-rated “Larry’s Country Diner” and one of North America’s most popular Christian television programs “100 Huntley...

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