June 18 – OXFORD – The Oxford Performing Arts Center has announced the performances that are now scheduled for the Autumn 2022 concert season.
The official announcement was made during a “revelation” gala held at the Center on Friday evening.
The RMC Health System concert series opens with 60s rock legends Gary Puckett and the Union Gap on September 9.
Legendary rhythm and blues singer Patti LaBelle will follow with her unique vocal styles to town on October 9
Grand Ole Opry member Crystal Gayle will perform her country classics on the OPAC stage on October 2 as she opens the Webb Concrete and Building Materials Classic Country Series.
A Country Music Christmas will be performed by top 40 artists Phil Vassar and Deana Carter on December 18.
The Noble Bank and Trust Broadway series kicks off Oct. 21 with the musical “Legally Blonde,” which follows a woman’s transformation proving she can be “both blonde and the smartest person in the room.”
The Lerner and Lowe classic ‘My Fair Lady’ will feature the story of Professor Henry Higgins and his efforts to introduce working-class florist Eliza Doolittle into high society. The timeless story and tunes will premiere at OPAC on December 12.
The Atlanta Pops Orchestra, under the direction of maestro Jason Altieri, returns to its home of OPAC under the auspices of the Bernardi Pops series.
“Sounds of the Night” on October 20 will celebrate the sounds of Halloween.
The Pops will have a “Swinging Christmas Time” on December 16 as they salute the music of Jazz and Big Bands.
The Potts Arts Discovery Series will present two shows for children.
“Lightwire’s The Tortoise and the Hare: The Next Generation” brings Aesop’s classic fable to the stage on October 7.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” will come to life when performed by a live cast on November 21.
The Legends concert series kicks off September 16 with “Winter Dance Party,” the official live recreation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s latest tour.
“RESPECT,” billed as “the ultimate tribute to the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin,” will bring the legendary artist’s songs to life on November 18.
Cellist Gasbriel Martins will bring his mastery of the classics on November 1 as part of the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama Chamber Music Series.
“Christmas with Frisson,” a holiday performance by a group often called “the smallest orchestra in the world,” concludes the Chamber series on December 1.
The season is also filled with what the OPAC calls “Extras” and will include stars such as Lee Greenwood, Brett Michaels, Little River Band and Billy Ray Cyrus.
More details and ticket information are available online at oxfordpac.org.