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Michael Cavanaugh - April 30 - 7:30 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2020

Greg Peters

Cavanaugh Productions

702-664-0007

greg@michaelcavanaugh.com

THE MUSIC OF BILLY JOEL & ELTON JOHN

STARRING MICHAEL CAVANAUGH

COMING TO TOPEKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER APRIL 30

Michael Cavanaugh, who was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in the hit Broadway Musical Movin’ Out, is coming to Topeka Performing Arts Center to perform The Music of Billy Joel & Elton John

Topeka, KS: Michael Cavanaugh, announced his performance of The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John is set to take place at the Topeka Performing Arts Center on April 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm. During the concert, the Topeka community will quickly understand why Reuters named Cavanaugh Entertainer of the year. He is set to perform the greatest hits of Sir Elton John and Billy Joel including “Piano Man,” “Movin’ Out,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man,” “Benny and the Jets,” and more.

Cavanaugh was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in the Broadway smash hit “Movin’ Out”. The show culminated in 2003 with both Grammy and Tony award nominations for Cavanaugh. Michael played over 2,500 performances on Broadway.

He currently tours performing this show at Performing Arts Centers across the United States. As well as four different symphony productions with Orchestras across the world. He has played with over 100 different Symphony Orchestra’s worldwide.

“The New Voice of the American Rock and Roll Songbook,” says Billboard Magazine. Broadway World referred to Cavanaugh as, “The New Piano Man.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 13 at the TPAC Box Office and Ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets and find out more about this event, visit TPAC’s website at www.topekaperformingarts.org/events

BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Holly Story - Apr. 8

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY NATIONAL TOUR 2020

Oh Boy! The ‘World’s Most Successful Rock & Roll Show” comes to TOPEKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Tour to make stop in Topeka Wednesday, April 8 – 7:30 pm

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 14 at 10 am at the Topeka Performing Arts Center box office or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

“THE AUDIENCE IS ELEVATED TO JOYFUL CHAOS”
Clive Barnes, New York Post

“TERRIFIC.......EVEN THE CHANDELIERS START TO SWING"
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

On the back of incredibly successful Tours in 2015, 2016 AND 2018, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story - the show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, and We Will Rock You is back by popular demand!

Now in it’s 30th Amazing year and seen by over 22 million music fans, the tour makes a stop in Topeka on April 8.

Loved by critics and audiences alike, Buddy tells the enduring tale of the musical icon’s meteoric rise to fame and his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of 22. In 18 short months the Texas-born boy revolutionized the face of contemporary music influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen.

Boasting a phenomenally multi-talented cast, together they present two terrific hours of music with over 20 of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Rave On.

With the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba completing a stellar musical line-up, Buddy is a not to be missed evening of feel good family entertainment

Buddy’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, says of the show: “When we opened the show we never imagined Buddy’s music and story would still be rocking stages and entertaining audiences around the world week-in week-out over 25 years later. I believe this is testament to a great show – the first of its kind – and to the enduring appeal of Buddy Holly and what he represents; a youthful energy, huge talent and creativity, combined with a determination to make a lasting impression in this world.”

Writer Alan Janes says “Audiences dance in the aisles every night to our enactment of the story of a young man whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period but whose music will be remembered forever”.

"FORGET ABOUT FEEL-GOOD. BUDDY IS FEEL-GREAT”
Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun

SENDS PEOPLE OUT OF THE THEATER ON AN UNSTOPPABLE HIGH....SENSATIONAL”
Steve Morse, The Boston Globe

“YOU'LL LIKELY NOT TO HAVE MORE FUN IN A THEATER THIS SEASON"

Ellen Sterling, BroadwayWorld.com

CHICAGO - April 3

Chicago In Concert At Topeka Performing Arts Center

The legendary rock and roll band, Chicago, will perform in concert on April 3rd at the Topeka Performing Arts Center.Showtime is 8 p.m.Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, November 1st at 10 a.m. at the venue box office or at ticketmaster.com.For more information, visit topekaperformingarts.org.

Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Chicago’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 2014.Robert Lamm and James Pankow have become inductees of the Songwriters hall of Fame in 2017.These legendary songwriters wrote mega-hits such as, “25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday In The park”, “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day”, “Make Me Smile”, and many others.

On October 4th, Chicago celebrated the holidays this year with a new Christmas album, CHICAGO CHRISTMAS that spotlights the legendary group’s trademark sound on eight original songs, two yuletide favorites and one timeless classic that embraces the spirit of hope.Shortly after its release, Chicago Christmas went to #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Chart.After fifty-two years, Chicago is still earning historic chart achievements.Amazing!

Chicago’s lifetime achievements include to Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, Founding Artists of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities.Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold Singles.Twenty-five of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.

Chicago has toured every year since the beginning.The three original band members are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals and James Pankow on trombone.The band line-up also includes Wally Reyes, Jr. on drums, Keith Howland on guitar and vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboards and vocals, Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Neil Donell on vocals, Brett Simons on bass and Ramon “Ray” Yslas on percussion.2020 will mark the band’s 53rd consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!

The Illusionists - Live From Broadway - March 12

THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY

COMES TO TOPEKA ON MARCH 12, 2020

Tickets on-sale Friday, January 17 at 10 am

Blockbuster Theatrical Show Dazzles Sold-Out Audiences Worldwide

Topeka, KS – January 10, 2020 - On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play The Topeka Performing Arts Center in Topeka, Kansas on March 12, 2020 as part of its North American tour in 2020. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS will go on sale on Friday, January 17 at 10 am and are available at The Topeka Performing Arts Center at online at www.ticketmaster.com.All seating is reserved.Tickets range from $39 - $69.

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson.

Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

Creative Producer Simon Painter said, “We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to Topeka for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage.”

The 2020 tour will feature the following cast members:

The Trickster, David Williamson
David's irresistible mix of humor and skill has been a favorite with audiences around the world.He has consulted for illusionists David Copperfield's and David Blaine's TV specials. Most recently, David appeared on Masters Of Illusion and PAX TV's World Magic AwardsSpecial where he was awarded comedy magician of the year.

The Elusive, Valentin Azema

With a French touch, a bit of humor and a limitless passion for the art of magic, you will share with Valentin a one-of-a-kind experience of wonder and mystery.

The Daredevil, Jonathan Goodwin

British born Daredevil and Escape Artist Jonathan is widely considered one of the most creative, skilled, and frankly crazy stunt performers in the world; and has been described as “The world’s greatest theatrical daredevil”. Goodwin has been hanged, buried alive, hung by his toes from helicopters, burned at the stake, attacked by sharks, and bitten by rattlesnakes dodged arrows and climbed under moving cars.

The Mentalist, Chris Cox

He’s a multi-award winning 'mind reader who can't read minds’ and the star of the BBC’s Chris Cox’s Mind Boggling Magic & Killer Magic. He’s performed in three London West End seasons, a sell out run at Sydney Opera House and has been seen live by over 750,000 people. The UK’s Guardian Newspaper say he is “one of the most exciting entertainers in Britain”. Chris is far too modest to mention it though.

The Manipulator, Hyun Joon Kim

Hailing from Korea, Hyun Joon Kim is regarded as one of the most masterful sleight of hand artists in the world. He has mastered the art of manipulation with extreme discipline and highly skilled technique that leave both audiences and fellow magicians alike in awe.


ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

SIMON PAINTER (Creative Producer). A visionary creative and entrepreneur, Simon Painter is the most sought-after magic producer in the world. He began his career as a classical violinist, but soon transitioned from performing to producing with massive success. His first show Le Grand Cirque premiered at the Sydney Opera House, selling over 40,000 tickets in 10 days. Simon has now been at the forefront of the live entertainment industry for over a decade, having launched and managed major performance venues and produced such acclaimed productions as Cirque Le Noir, Cirque Paris, and Cirque Adrenaline. In collaboration with Tim Lawson, Simon created The Illusionists, which has become the world’s best-selling magic show of all time since its debut in 2012. Along with its sequels The Illusionists 2.0 - The Next Generation of Magic and The Illusionists - Turn of the Century, the franchise continues to smash records and tour internationally, including four performances on Broadway. Simon was also the creative force behind The Unbelievables, Now You See Me Live, and Circus 1903, which is making a triumphant return to London after a sell-out season at The Southbank Centre earlier this year. He continues to serve as President and Chief Executive Producer for The Works Entertainment, dreaming up ideas for innovative world-class spectacles on a daily basis.

TIM LAWSON (Executive Producer) is VP of The Works Entertainment and CEO of TML Enterprises, servicing over 400 cities and 45 countries with first-class musicals and family entertainment. Theatrical credits include Sweet Charity, Buddy – The Musical, Jolson, Spirit of the Dance, Oh! What A Night, Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol, It’s A Dad Thing!, Shout! The Musical, Jekyll and Hyde, The Rocky Horror Show narrated by Richard O’Brien, the Helpmann Award winning and London Palladium production of A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a new production of Fiddler on the Roof with Anthony Warlow, The Wedding Singer and the upcoming tour of A Streetcar Named Desire. Alongside partner Simon Painter for The Works, they have created, produced and presented many brands that play simultaneously and break box office records around the world including The Illusionists which has broken 4 house records in Broadway and 2 in London; Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Magic which returns to London later in the year following an extensive international tour; Le Noir; Cirque Adrenaline; Cirque Paris; Now You See Me; and their newest production Stratosphere, which premieres this December at The Sydney Opera House.

MAGICSPACE ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard and Steve Boulay and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 35 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in the world, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces and presents more than 350 events worldwide per year. Recent Broadway credits include The Illusionists—Witness the Impossible (Broadway and West End), The Illusionists—Live on Broadway, The Illusionists—Turn of the Century, Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas, American Idiot, Rain—A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway and Alton Brown Live—Eat Your Science on Broadway. National tour credits include The Illusionists—Live From Broadway, A Magical Cirque Christmas, The Bachelor Live on Stage, Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage starring in Mythbusters—Unleashed, Alton Brown Live, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, Donny & Marie Christmas, Rain—A Tribute to the Beatles, The Magic of David Copperfield, Circus 1903—The Golden Age of Circus, Brain Candy Live starring Adam Savage and Michael Stevens, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line and national concert tours by Janet Jackson, Cher and Fleetwood Mac to name just a few. Touring museum exhibitions produced include Jurassic World: The Exhibition, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition, Titanic: The Exhibition, Diana—A Celebration, St. Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes exhibition. MagicSpace Entertainment has an office in Park City, UT. www.magicspace.net

THE WORKS ENTERTAINMENT (Producer), recently acquired by Cirque du Soleil, creates and presents the work of Simon Painter and Tim Lawson across an ever-expanding network of more than 450 cities in 45 countries. Their shows have broken box office records countless times in numerous territories, including Sydney (The Sydney Opera House), Broadway (twice at the Marquis, Neil Simon and Palace Theatres), Mexico (Auditorio Nacional) and London (Shaftesbury Theatre). Their first production, Le Grand Cirque debuted at the Sydney Opera House and became the biggest-selling show at the iconic venue, leading to multiple international productions. Their success was repeated over the following years with Aerial Dreams and Cirque Adrenaline which premiered at the Sydney Opera House and toured internationally. Recognizing the opportunity in the market for a high-quality touring magic show, the company created a production showcasing seven of the world’s best magicians. The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible quickly became the most successful group magic show in the world, with multiple productions playing simultaneously throughout the world and spawning TV specials on ITV UK and NBC. Following this unprecedented success, The Works Entertainment developed two sequels: The Illusionists 2.0 — The Next Generation of Magic and The Illusionists 1903 — Turn of The Century. Their other international touring shows include Le Noir —The Dark Side of Cirque, Cirque Adrenaline, A Magical Cirque Christmas, The Unbelievables, Lionsgate’s Now You See Me and Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus which will return to the Southbank Centre this year.

ABOUT Topeka Performing Arts Center

The Topeka Performing Arts Center is a non-profit organization that offers the best in live performance and arts education, managed by VenuWorks. Since 1991, TPAC has annually offered a full calendar of professional and community performing arts for all audiences, including touring concerts and Broadway shows, youth arts education programming, and support of community arts organizations. www.topekaperformingarts.org.

ABOUT VenuWorks

VenuWorks provides customized management solutions for arenas, stadiums, theatres and convention centers throughout the country with services that include operations, catering, concessions, along with the booking and marketing of sports and entertainment events.www.venuworks.com

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http://www.theillusionistslive.com/

Follow The Illusionists on Twitter, Instagram, and THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY

COMES TO TOPEKA ON MARCH 12, 2020

Tickets on-sale Friday, January 17 at 10 am

Blockbuster Theatrical Show Dazzles Sold-Out Audiences Worldwide

Topeka, KS – January 10, 2020 - On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play The Topeka Performing Arts Center in Topeka, Kansas on March 12, 2020 as part of its North American tour in 2020. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS will go on sale on Friday, January 17 at 10 am and are available at The Topeka Performing Arts Center at online at www.ticketmaster.com.All seating is reserved.Tickets range from $39 - $69.

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson.

Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

Creative Producer Simon Painter said, “We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to Topeka for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage.”

The 2020 tour will feature the following cast members:

The Trickster, David Williamson
David's irresistible mix of humor and skill has been a favorite with audiences around the world.He has consulted for illusionists David Copperfield's and David Blaine's TV specials. Most recently, David appeared on Masters Of Illusion and PAX TV's World Magic AwardsSpecial where he was awarded comedy magician of the year.

The Elusive, Valentin Azema

With a French touch, a bit of humor and a limitless passion for the art of magic, you will share with Valentin a one-of-a-kind experience of wonder and mystery.

The Daredevil, Jonathan Goodwin

British born Daredevil and Escape Artist Jonathan is widely considered one of the most creative, skilled, and frankly crazy stunt performers in the world; and has been described as “The world’s greatest theatrical daredevil”. Goodwin has been hanged, buried alive, hung by his toes from helicopters, burned at the stake, attacked by sharks, and bitten by rattlesnakes dodged arrows and climbed under moving cars.

The Mentalist, Chris Cox

He’s a multi-award winning 'mind reader who can't read minds’ and the star of the BBC’s Chris Cox’s Mind Boggling Magic & Killer Magic. He’s performed in three London West End seasons, a sell out run at Sydney Opera House and has been seen live by over 750,000 people. The UK’s Guardian Newspaper say he is “one of the most exciting entertainers in Britain”. Chris is far too modest to mention it though.

The Manipulator, Hyun Joon Kim

Hailing from Korea, Hyun Joon Kim is regarded as one of the most masterful sleight of hand artists in the world. He has mastered the art of manipulation with extreme discipline and highly skilled technique that leave both audiences and fellow magicians alike in awe.


ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

SIMON PAINTER (Creative Producer). A visionary creative and entrepreneur, Simon Painter is the most sought-after magic producer in the world. He began his career as a classical violinist, but soon transitioned from performing to producing with massive success. His first show Le Grand Cirque premiered at the Sydney Opera House, selling over 40,000 tickets in 10 days. Simon has now been at the forefront of the live entertainment industry for over a decade, having launched and managed major performance venues and produced such acclaimed productions as Cirque Le Noir, Cirque Paris, and Cirque Adrenaline. In collaboration with Tim Lawson, Simon created The Illusionists, which has become the world’s best-selling magic show of all time since its debut in 2012. Along with its sequels The Illusionists 2.0 - The Next Generation of Magic and The Illusionists - Turn of the Century, the franchise continues to smash records and tour internationally, including four performances on Broadway. Simon was also the creative force behind The Unbelievables, Now You See Me Live, and Circus 1903, which is making a triumphant return to London after a sell-out season at The Southbank Centre earlier this year. He continues to serve as President and Chief Executive Producer for The Works Entertainment, dreaming up ideas for innovative world-class spectacles on a daily basis.

TIM LAWSON (Executive Producer) is VP of The Works Entertainment and CEO of TML Enterprises, servicing over 400 cities and 45 countries with first-class musicals and family entertainment. Theatrical credits include Sweet Charity, Buddy – The Musical, Jolson, Spirit of the Dance, Oh! What A Night, Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol, It’s A Dad Thing!, Shout! The Musical, Jekyll and Hyde, The Rocky Horror Show narrated by Richard O’Brien, the Helpmann Award winning and London Palladium production of A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a new production of Fiddler on the Roof with Anthony Warlow, The Wedding Singer and the upcoming tour of A Streetcar Named Desire. Alongside partner Simon Painter for The Works, they have created, produced and presented many brands that play simultaneously and break box office records around the world including The Illusionists which has broken 4 house records in Broadway and 2 in London; Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Magic which returns to London later in the year following an extensive international tour; Le Noir; Cirque Adrenaline; Cirque Paris; Now You See Me; and their newest production Stratosphere, which premieres this December at The Sydney Opera House.

MAGICSPACE ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard and Steve Boulay and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 35 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in the world, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces and presents more than 350 events worldwide per year. Recent Broadway credits include The Illusionists—Witness the Impossible (Broadway and West End), The Illusionists—Live on Broadway, The Illusionists—Turn of the Century, Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas, American Idiot, Rain—A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway and Alton Brown Live—Eat Your Science on Broadway. National tour credits include The Illusionists—Live From Broadway, A Magical Cirque Christmas, The Bachelor Live on Stage, Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage starring in Mythbusters—Unleashed, Alton Brown Live, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, Donny & Marie Christmas, Rain—A Tribute to the Beatles, The Magic of David Copperfield, Circus 1903—The Golden Age of Circus, Brain Candy Live starring Adam Savage and Michael Stevens, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line and national concert tours by Janet Jackson, Cher and Fleetwood Mac to name just a few. Touring museum exhibitions produced include Jurassic World: The Exhibition, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition, Titanic: The Exhibition, Diana—A Celebration, St. Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes exhibition. MagicSpace Entertainment has an office in Park City, UT. www.magicspace.net

THE WORKS ENTERTAINMENT (Producer), recently acquired by Cirque du Soleil, creates and presents the work of Simon Painter and Tim Lawson across an ever-expanding network of more than 450 cities in 45 countries. Their shows have broken box office records countless times in numerous territories, including Sydney (The Sydney Opera House), Broadway (twice at the Marquis, Neil Simon and Palace Theatres), Mexico (Auditorio Nacional) and London (Shaftesbury Theatre). Their first production, Le Grand Cirque debuted at the Sydney Opera House and became the biggest-selling show at the iconic venue, leading to multiple international productions. Their success was repeated over the following years with Aerial Dreams and Cirque Adrenaline which premiered at the Sydney Opera House and toured internationally. Recognizing the opportunity in the market for a high-quality touring magic show, the company created a production showcasing seven of the world’s best magicians. The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible quickly became the most successful group magic show in the world, with multiple productions playing simultaneously throughout the world and spawning TV specials on ITV UK and NBC. Following this unprecedented success, The Works Entertainment developed two sequels: The Illusionists 2.0 — The Next Generation of Magic and The Illusionists 1903 — Turn of The Century. Their other international touring shows include Le Noir —The Dark Side of Cirque, Cirque Adrenaline, A Magical Cirque Christmas, The Unbelievables, Lionsgate’s Now You See Me and Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus which will return to the Southbank Centre this year.

ABOUT Topeka Performing Arts Center

The Topeka Performing Arts Center is a non-profit organization that offers the best in live performance and arts education, managed by VenuWorks. Since 1991, TPAC has annually offered a full calendar of professional and community performing arts for all audiences, including touring concerts and Broadway shows, youth arts education programming, and support of community arts organizations. www.topekaperformingarts.org.

ABOUT VenuWorks

VenuWorks provides customized management solutions for arenas, stadiums, theatres and convention centers throughout the country with services that include operations, catering, concessions, along with the booking and marketing of sports and entertainment events.www.venuworks.com

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http://www.theillusionistslive.com/

Follow The Illusionists on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

Bill Engvall - Coming to TPAC January 11th

BILL ENGVALL AT THE TOPEKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ON JANUARY 11TH

Tickets Go On Sale Friday, October 18th at 10am

Topeka, KS —Grammy nominated blue collar comedian, Bill Engvall, will perform at the Topeka Performing Arts Center on January 11, 2020 at 7 P.M. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, October 18th at 10:00 A.M. Ticket prices are $29, $39, $59, & $99 plus fees and can be purchased at the Topeka Performing Arts Center box office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. “We are ecstatic that we were able to secure Bill Engvall, an “A List Comedian” for Topeka”, said Spencer Duncan, President of the Topeka Performing Arts Center Board of Trustees.

ABOUT BILL ENGVALL: Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. Earlier this year, Bill lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over 9 million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012 he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT. Bill’s first album, Here’s Your Sign, is certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. His second album, Dorkfish, also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart, as did his subsequent comedy albums. Bill has written several books, including his 2007 autobiography Bill Engvall –Just A Guy.

A native of Galveston, Texas, Bill moved to Dallas and worked as a disc jockey with plans of

becoming a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, he tried his hand at stand-up comedy and

found that making people laugh was truly his forte. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles and went on to star in the Showtime special, A Pair of Joker’s, hosted A&E’s Evening at the Improv and appeared on The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman. In 1992, Bill won the

American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian.” He appeared in several episodes of Designing Women and co-starred in Delta and The Jeff Foxworthy Show. Bill resides in Southern California with his family. More information is available at www.billengvall.com

Jeff Dunham: Seriously!?

Tate Entertainment/ICON Concerts Presents

COMEDY ICON JEFF DUNHAM ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF HIS NEW

INTERNATIONAL TOUR: “JEFF DUNHAM: SERIOUSLY!?”

COMING TO TOPEKA NOV. 13 – 7 P.M. ~ TICKETS ON SALE AUG 5

PLUS: Premiering September 2019: Dunham’s new Netflix Originals stand-up special,

“JEFF DUNHAM: BESIDE HIMSELF”

Topeka, KS – For the past twelve years, Jeff Dunham and his somewhat-inappropriate-proteges, Peanut, Walter, José Jalapeño, Bubba J. and Achmed the Dead Terrorist, have filled arenas across the U.S. and the world with their multiple, blockbuster tours. This fall, Dunham and his cohorts will set out on their brand-new international tour, “JEFF DUNHAM: SERIOUSLY!?” Dunham and his guys will be hitting cities, crisscrossing North America, Canada, and, not long after that... the world!

In addition to Dunham’s new tour, the world-renowned performer’s new Netflix Originals stand-up special entitled “Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself” premieres this September. This will be Dunham’s second Netflix Originals special, and the eighth in his string of record-breaking stand-up television events. The impressive event was shot in front of 16,000 fans at the American Airlines Center in his hometown of Dallas, Texas, where Dunham introduced his new character, “Larry”, the personal advisor to the President, who has now earned his spot with the troop on the tour.

Dunham has built an entertainment empire over 30-plus years of non-stop touring and performance innovation. With 10 million followers on Facebook and 2 million YouTube subscribers, amassing well over a billion views, the comedian/ventriloquist has carved out his own unique space in the comedy world.His accomplishments have led to record-breaking viewership with his standup specials on Netflix, NBC, and Comedy Central.His astonishing arena packing power puts him on par with major music acts like Luke Bryan and Metallica.

Tickets are $62.50 with premium packages available. Fans can purchase their tickets in person at the Topeka Performing Arts Center box office, or by visiting topekaperformingarts.org.For info on the entire concert tour – go to www.jeffdunham.com

NEWSBOYS UNITED - November 1, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Friday, July 26, 2019

CONTACT: Larry Gawronski, 785-234-2787 x101, larryg@topekaperformingarts.org

Who:Newsboys United

Where: Topeka Performing Arts Center

When:Friday, November 1, 2019

Time:7:00pm

Tickets: $45, $35, $25

On Sale:Friday, August 2, 2019 at 12pm (noon)

Topeka, KS – Newsboys United will perform at the Topeka Performing Arts Center, managed by VenuWorks, in Topeka, KS on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7pm. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased in person at the Topeka Performing Arts Center Ticket Office or online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 2 at 12pm (noon).

Since arriving on the scene in 1985 in their native Australia, the Newsboys have taken Christian music by storm. Nearly three decades later, the iconic band is an undisputed industry leader, garnering six gold albums; 8 million units in career sales; 33 #1 singles; multiple GRAMMY® and American Music Award nominations; and signature hits ranging from “He Reigns” and “Born Again” to their recent 15-week chart-topper, “We Believe.” Expanding their reach into film, the band appeared in the 2014 Pure Flix hit, “God’s Not Dead,” inspired by their song of the same name.

By popular demand, the “Greatness Of Our God” Tour will once again bring together former members Peter Furler and Phil Joel with Newsboys’ Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein, and Jody Davisthe. The tour will also feature GRAMMY®-nominated Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson, along with acclaimed singer/songwriter Adam Agee and a special guest appearance by former dcTalk member and singer/songwriter Kevin Max.

VIP Ticket Information

Two VIP ticket packages will be available for purchase. For $100 per package (show ticket not included), your Platinum VIP package will include an exclusive photo with the Newsboys, early entrance one hour before general doors, pre-show Q&A with the Newsboys, souvenir tour laminate and poster, and exclusive VIP location for buying tour merchandise. A limited quantity of Platinum VIP packages are available. For $25 per package (show ticket not included), your Gold VIP package includes an exclusive pre-show Q&A with the Newsboys, early entrance one hour before general doors, souvenir tour laminate and poster, and exclusive VIP location for buying tour merchandise.


About the Topeka Performing Arts Center

The Topeka Performing Arts Center is a non-profit organization that offers the best in live performance and arts education, managed by VenuWorks. Since 1991, TPAC has annually offered a full calendar of professional and community performing arts for all audiences, including touring concerts and Broadway shows, youth arts education programming, and support of community arts organizations. www.topekaperformingarts.org.

About VenuWorks

VenuWorks provides customized management solutions for arenas, stadiums, theatres and convention centers throughout the country with services that include operations, catering, concessions, along with the booking and marketing of sports and entertainment events. www.venuworks.com

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Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus

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MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS- LIVE!

PLAYS THE TOPEKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Saturday, October 12, 2019

THE NEW YORK TIMES says a “First-person, funny domestic tales and retro stand-up comedy based on The New York Times best-seller.”

Topeka, KS – The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.This show will play The Topeka Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 12, 2019.Tickets go on sale Friday, July 26th, 2019. For tickets or more information, visit www.TopekaPerformingArts.org.

Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE! is more than just the book.

After beginning in Paris in 2007, Men are From Mars–Women are From Venus LIVE! has been seen by more than one million people around Europe. It debuted in the United States in February 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina and will be playing to audiences around the United States and Canada throughout the year.

This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!

When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. It's a great recipe for a night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. A delicious evening of entertainment!

Since being published in 1992, John Gray’s “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” exploring the differences between the sexes, has sold in excess of 50 million copies, been translated into 40 different languages and is one of the most recognizable titles in the world. Gray has written 17 books and become one of the most trusted relationship authors today, appearing on the national lecture circuit and on such TV shows as “Good Morning America,” “Oprah” and “Larry King Live.”

Producer, St. Louis based Emery Entertainment has produced or promoted thousands of events around the globe, including superstar attractions Blue Man Group, David Copperfield and James Taylor.

The talented team assembled for this production continues with the award-winning playwright Eric Coble, direction by Broadway veteran Mindy Cooper, and animation & video production by the talented animators at Bazillion Productions.

Menopause The Musical!

NATIONAL TOUR OF MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® PLAYS TOPEKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

October 6, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Tickets On Sale Now!

Topeka, KS (7/26/19) – GFour Productions, winners of 56 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards®, are proudly bringing the international hit show Menopause The Musical® to CITY and will play the TOPEKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (TPAC) for 1 Matinee performance on October 6, 2019. Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Tickets are on sale now at the TPAC Box office or online at www.topekaperformingarts.org.

Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Now celebrating 18 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a "grassroots" movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.

Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing similarities among one another, the cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.”

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

Menopause The Musical® is now in its 18th year and 14th as the longest-running musical in Las Vegas history, performing nightly at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Seen by more than 15 million, it has played every state in the continental U.S. and more than 500 cities worldwide, and has been translated into nine languages. For more information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com.

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