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The Carson Center

Performances

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  • 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 2017 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

“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 Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by...

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

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 television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play , save a tree and uncover the true meaning...

  • 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 
    Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:15pm

The New York Times raved …“Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar or Bob Dylan’s lyrics.” Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and superb performances. 

This has been a banner season for Darlene. Her new cd, released via Sony/Columbia/Wicked Cool Records has been greeted with sensational critical reaction and numerous TV presentations. Produced...

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

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 Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to...

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

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

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 ORIGINAL live sung ice musical, featuring a one of a kind soundtrack from Mirror Mirror Music. Follow our cast as they dream through the seasons in search for eternal winter, but beware nothing is more powerful...

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

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1  

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 this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog...

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

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 

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 hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, January 26, 2018 - 7:15pm

Lee Brice is a craftsman, the kind whose boundless desire to hone his skills and relentless pursuit of perfection are matched only by his humility about the entire process. His latest album, ‘I Don't Dance,’ is a showcase for his painstaking approach to writing and recording, with his distinctive fingerprints clearly emblazoned on every element of the album.

Released Sept. 9, 2014, ‘I Don’t Dance’ debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #5 on the Billboard 200,...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, February 9, 2018 - 7:30pm

Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country. With 300,000,000 video views online and over 100 sold-out concerts every year, his Jackwagon Crew has grown into a revolution of multi-generational proportions.

Tim’s gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine. His act is 1...

  • 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.  

Individual Tickets go on sale Monday, December 18

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...

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

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

“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 Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records...

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

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1

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...

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

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 26  

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 rabbit characters, and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery never fail to infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of security. Mermaid’s staged adaptation will bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that...

  • 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

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

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 journey ignited a historic wave of change. John Newton, a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, March 23, 2018 - 7:30pm

TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC NOVEMBER 22.

More than 27 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock influenced artist continues to display strong sales activity, sell-out shows, and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. Continuously performing shows and withholding a heavy appearance schedule, Tritt is proving to be unstoppable.

The highly abbreviated Tritt timeline started when the young Marietta, Georgia...

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

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

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...

  • 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

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 23  

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 and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow's day of work? A world...

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

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 9 

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 beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.

A spectacular...

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

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

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...

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