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Lesher Center Tickets: Must-See Spring Performances

Smuin Ballet Presents "Tupelo Tornado"

Experience Smuin Contemporary Ballet's electrifying new piece, "Tupelo Tornado," inspired by the life and music of Elvis Presley, May 24-25 in Walnut Creek. The world premiere from superstar choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, closes the company’s 30th Anniversary Season with a vibrant dance set to the iconic tunes of the King of Rock & Roll. Also on the bill is Amy Seiwert’s Broken Open, set to a lush score, and Michael Smuin’s Starshadows, exploring the beauty of intimate relationships.


Center Rep’s Cabaret

Dive into the dazzling nightclub scene of 1920s Berlin with Center Rep's production of the Tony Award-winning musical, "Cabaret," running from May 26 to June 23. This celebrated Broadway hit revives the provocative and tumultuous era before the rise of the Nazi Party. with exciting choreography and a memorable score.


Re-Discovering Native America: Bedford Gallery

Through a stunning photographic series and a selection of 3D works by acclaimed Native American artists, Bedford Gallery’s current exhibition highlights the vibrant narratives and transformative changes happening within Indigenous communities across the country. Don't miss the chance to experience the richness of Native American cultures. Through June 23.


Diablo Ballet’s Firebird

Choreographed by Brian Enos, Diablo Ballet’s captivating performance of Russian folk tale, The Firebird, lights up the stage May 17-18. The dance program also features "4 in the Morning" by renowned choreographer Val Caniparoli, and Gerald Arpino's beloved "Pas de Deux from Light Rain," staged by Tom Mossbrucker. The show marks a spectacular culmination of the company’s 30th Anniversary Season.

Comedy: Scared Scriptless 

Get ready for a night of laughter and spontaneity with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" fame at the Lesher Center June 28-29. During this interactive, unpredictable comedic show, these improv talents craft original scenes and songs based on audience suggestions. Don’t be surprised if you’re invited to join them on stage!


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