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Avenue Q
AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.
Sat 10/25/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Avenue Q
Sun 10/26/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Avenue Q
Fri 10/31/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Avenue Q
Sat 11/1/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Avenue Q
Sun 11/2/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Avenue Q


Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro has transformed the ukulele into an instrument of incredible virtuosity, bringing astonishing technique and passionate energy to music from Hawaiian classics and rock tunes to original songs.
Tue 10/28/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Jake Shimabukuro


Mariachi Sol de Mexico

Under Maestro Jose Hernandez, Mariachi Sol de Mexico has become America’s premier mariachi ensemble, offering traditional mariachi sounds embellished with fresh contemporary passion and powerful new rhythms.
Thu 10/30/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Mariachi Sol de Mexico


Roy Orbison Returns
“Roy Orbison Returns” is a fully-scripted musical theater re-creation of Roy Orbison's 1980's concert era with costumes, lighting, staging and Orbison’s set list. Included in the ninety-minute shows are songs representative of thirty-plus years of musical history from his earliest Teen Kings rockabilly days through Doo-Wop and on through the sixties into the MTV era.
Fri 11/7/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Roy Orbison Returns


Avenue Winds
One of the most remarkable woodwind quintets comprised of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn.
Sat 11/8/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Avenue Winds


Pacific Chamber Symphony
Join us for a fantastical musical journey with The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas, Hungarian gypsy strains by Bella Bartok, and Christopher Caliendo’s The Hobbit: A Symphonic Portrait.
Sun 11/9/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Pacific Chamber Symphony


Kelly Corrigan
Family History – Can We Escape It? Kelly Corrigan, best selling author of “The Middle Place” and “Glitter and Glue,” examines the reasons why we choose the people we admire and how that changes over time.
Thu 11/13/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Kelly Corrigan


LUMA: Theater of Light

In a show that mesmerizes audiences worldwide, LUMA takes the childlike wonder of waving a sparkler against the night sky and explodes it into a spectacular and magical experience of color and movement.
Fri 11/14/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater LUMA: Theater of Light


The Manhattan Transfer

One of the most popular vocal groups of all time, the Grammy award-winning Manhattan Transfer has thrilled fans for decades with their sleek harmonies on such hits as “Route 66” and “Boy from New York City.”
Sun 11/16/14 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Manhattan Transfer


Preservation Hall & Toussaint

The heart, soul and spirit of New Orleans is lit with sultry rhythms and an irresistible beat in this electrifying musical collaboration uniting R&B legend Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Thu 11/20/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Preservation Hall & Toussaint


Abbey Road-Classic Albums Live

In an unforgettable concert experience, Classic Albums Live brings top musicians together to play “Abbey Road” note-for-note, cut-for-cut, exactly the way it sounded for the very first time back in 1969.
Fri 11/21/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Abbey Road-Classic Albums Live


Pacific Chamber Symphony
Celebrate the holidays with one of classical music’s most beloved traditions, as Pacific Chamber Symphony Director Lawrence Kohl brings us Handel’s Messiah - Not to be missed!
Sun 11/30/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Pacific Chamber Symphony


Andy McKee

Since his signature song “Drifting” became one of the first videos to go ultra-viral on YouTube, Andy McKee’s unique style and sound have made him a worldwide ambassador for a new era in acoustic virtuosity.
Fri 12/5/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Andy McKee


Musical Masterpieces
Livermore-Amador Symphony and new music director Lara Webber adventure together: Brahms Academic Festival Overture “boisterous student drinking songs”; Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suites paints the Norwegian sunrise, lost love & troll king; Dvorák’s sunniest Symphony #8.
Sat 12/6/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Musical Masterpieces


An Irish Christmas

All the joy, hope, laughter and spirit of the season come together in a night of storytelling, song and dance that celebrates age-old traditions and sparkles with life and a wee bit of Irish “magic.”

TOUR SPONSORED BY TOURISM IRELAND
Sun 12/7/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater An Irish Christmas


The Nutcracker
Experience the magic of the Nutcracker. This annual Tri-Valley holiday event continues to enchant audiences of all ages, bringing Tchaikovsky’s well-known music and ballet to life with all of its elegance and beauty. Thrill to a stage filled with one magical nutcracker, a swirl of lovely snowflakes, adorable mice, dancing soldiers and a glittering sugar plum fairy. For over 30 years, Valley Dance Theatre’s full production of The Nutcracker, accompanied by the Valley Dance Theatre Pit Orchestra has entertained families each holiday season. The elaborate sets, skilled dancers and beautiful costumes have established Valley Dance Theatre as the premier ballet company of the Tri-Valley.
Sat 12/13/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sat 12/13/14 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sun 12/14/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Fri 12/19/14 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sat 12/20/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sat 12/20/14 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sun 12/21/14 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker
Sun 12/21/14 7:00PM Bankhead Theater The Nutcracker


A Chanticleer Christmas

The Grammy Award-winning “orchestra of voices” returns in a beloved holiday tradition that celebrates the peaceful spirit and joy of the season with uplifting music from Gregorian chants to classic carols.
Tue 12/23/14 7:30PM Bankhead Theater A Chanticleer Christmas


Big Fat Year End Kiss Off XXII
22nd Annual Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show Promises to Mock, Scoff and Taunt with Taste The Major News Stories of 2014.
Fri 12/26/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Big Fat Year End Kiss Off XXII


Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks

An American original,Dan Hicks’ irresistible sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid-back vocalizing, and infamous on-stage withave made him one of the defining figures in American roots music.
Wed 12/31/14 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks


Tango Buenos Aires

Tracing the epic life of the most important woman in Argentinian history, Eva Perón, this sparkling and poignant production displays every aspect of the beautiful traditions of Argentine music and dance.
Wed 1/7/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Tango Buenos Aires


George Winston

The melodic “rural folk piano”music of Grammy Award-winning composer George Winstonconveysunforgettable musical enchantment, drawing from a wide range of styles to effortlessly translate mood and feeling.
Fri 1/9/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater George Winston


The Kingston Trio

Best known for their 1950’s hit “Tom Dooley” which launched folk music into mainstream popularity, the tight harmonies and smooth vocals of the legendary Kingston Trio have won audience’s hearts for decades.
Sat 1/10/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Kingston Trio


Les Miserables
Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child.
Sat 1/17/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Sun 1/18/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Fri 1/23/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Sat 1/24/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Sun 1/25/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Fri 1/30/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Sat 1/31/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables
Sat 1/31/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Les Miserables


Patrick Hunt
Getting to Know the Iceman: New Science on an Old Mummy -What was life like in the Neolithic Age? Dr. Patrick Hunt describes new research on the oldest mummy ever discovered. “Otzi,” found embedded in ice in the Oztal Alps, is over 5000 years old.
Thu 1/29/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Patrick Hunt


Russian National Ballet

In the grand classical ballet tradition, the extraordinary dancers of the Russian National Ballet stage Tchaikovsky’s famous“Swan Lake”in a magnificent production that is a pure delight for all ages.
Mon 2/2/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Russian National Ballet


An Evening with Molly Ringwald

Although best known for her acting career, Molly Ringwald was singing at the age of three with her jazz pianistfather, and now delights in sharing her own take on the music of the American Songbook era.
Thu 2/12/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater An Evening with Molly Ringwald


Ricky Nelson Remembered

Ricky Nelson was the original “Teen Idol” with such hit songs as “Hello Mary Lou” and “Travelin’ Man.” Nelson’s twin sons tell his story “from the inside” in a night filled with music, memories and laughter.
Fri 2/13/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Ricky Nelson Remembered


Cypress String Quartet
One of the leading lights of the vibrant Bay Area arts scene, the Cypress Quartet has achieved renown throughout the United States and Europe.
Sat 2/14/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Cypress String Quartet


Pacific Chamber Symphony
Join us for the tender, lyrical tones of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. The passion is expressed in Piazzolla’s Harp Tango Concerto and the program concludes with Brahms Serenade for full orchestra.
Sun 2/15/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Pacific Chamber Symphony


Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
In his relaxed and intimate performances, world-renowned guitarist Ottmar Liebert melds rich and sensual sounds from jazz, pop and world music genres into his own innovative, nouveau flamenco style.
Wed 2/18/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra


The Music of ABBA

Disco back to the days of fringe, satin and rhinestones when The Music of ABBA (Arrival from Sweden)delivers high energy, pitch-perfect renditions of such hits as “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me.”
Fri 2/20/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Music of ABBA


Young Love
Livermore-Amador Symphony celebrates youth and romance: our young musician competition winners, Rossini’s Barber of Seville - excitement of forbidden love, Respighi’s (secret love) La Boutique Fantasque, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet - tragic love.
Sat 2/21/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Young Love


The Intergalactic Nemesis

A retro radio show and comic book magic merge in one-of-a-kind live theater as three actors, one Foley artist, a pianist and thousands of hand-drawn images take audiences on a thrilling graphic novel adventure.
Sat 2/28/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Intergalactic Nemesis


Cirque Zuma Zuma

With the high-energy acrobatics that took them to the finals of America’s Got Talent, Cirque Zuma Zuma combines dramatic cirque theatrics with all the mysticism, magic and music of the African culture.
Thu 3/5/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Cirque Zuma Zuma


Riders in the Sky

For three decades, Riders In The Sky have kept alive the musical flame passed on by Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, revitalizing the genre by branding it with their own wacky humor and way-out Western wit.
Fri 3/6/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Riders in the Sky


Official Blues Brothers Revue

The infectious humor, music and mayhem of the legendary Blues Brothers take the stage whenWayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood don the trademark hat and sunglasses for a guaranteed night of fun.
Sat 3/7/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Official Blues Brothers Revue


Lucia di Lammermoor Gala

The Opening Night Gala for Lucia will be held March 14 at Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard, conveniently located in downtown Livermore.
Sat 3/14/15 4:00PM Bankhead Theater Lucia di Lammermoor Gala


Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor is a tragic story that serves as a protest against deceitful tactics and a practice of forced marriage that is unfortunately still current in some parts of the world. Lucia is a beautiful young woman deeply in love with a young man from a family hated by her villainous brother.
Sat 3/14/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Lucia di Lammermoor
Sun 3/15/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Lucia di Lammermoor
Sat 3/21/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Lucia di Lammermoor
Sun 3/22/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Lucia di Lammermoor


Women of Ireland

The vibrant traditions of Ireland’s rich culture fill the stage in a showcase of Celtic music, Irish song and world champion dance that sweeps audiences on an exhilarating trip to the Emerald Isle.
Wed 3/25/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Women of Ireland


The Second City on Tour

Legendary Chicago comedy group The Second City puts a hometown twist on the latest headlines and hot button issues in hilarious sketches, songs and improv that guarantee a laugh-out-loud local hit.
Thu 3/26/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater The Second City on Tour


Led Zeppelin Live Experience
Experience The Ultimate Rock Tribute To Led Zeppelin In This Live Musical Performance Starring 'Zeppelin Live,' (Formerly 'Heartbreaker') The West Coast's Most Spectacular Led Zeppelin Tribute Show.
Fri 3/27/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Led Zeppelin Live Experience


Stanislav Khristenko
Cleveland International Piano Competition gold medal winner, Stanislav Khristenko. The young Ukrainian-born pianist has appeared with many top symphony orchestras and has been a soloist in the world’s most famed performance halls.
Sat 3/28/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Stanislav Khristenko


Jan & Dean's Beach Party

In a lively night of rock and roll fun, Jan & Dean’s hits such as “Barbara Ann,” “Little Old Lady from Pasadena” and “Dead Man’s Curve” take everyone to “Surf City” for a classic California beach party.
Fri 4/3/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Jan & Dean's Beach Party


Fantastic Flute!
Past San Francisco Symphony soloist, Pleasanton native Annie Wu, now 18, performs Devienne’s elegant Flute Concerto #7. Also enjoy an evening with Copland’s serene “Our Town” and Brahms’ jovial Serenade #1.
Sat 4/11/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Fantastic Flute!


Mark Nizer: Live in 3D

Mark Nizer’s outrageous antics and expert juggling have been described as “nothing less than brilliant.” With a unique live 3D twist, he makes the impossible not just possible, but a spellbinding reality.
Sun 4/12/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Mark Nizer: Live in 3D


Arlo Guthrie

Born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other, Arlo Guthrie has carried on his family’s musical legacy, entertaining generations with his timeless songs and natural gifts as a storyteller.
Tue 4/14/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Arlo Guthrie


John Mather
The Story of our Universe: Beginning to End- Nobel Laureate and Astrophysicist, Dr. John C. Mather will explore the whole history of our universe, beginning with cosmic Inflation and a series of cosmic instabilities, leading to formation of stars, galaxies, and planets.
Thu 4/16/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater John Mather


A Salute to The Eagles

Hotel California faithfully reproduces the vocal harmonies and classic rock sound that put The Eagles in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with such megahits as “Take it Easy,” Lyin’ Eyes,” and “Best of My Love.
Sat 4/18/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater A Salute to The Eagles


Pacific Chamber Symphony
Appetizer: Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s hidden gem, Symphony No 1, “The Four Ages of Man”. Main Course: Felix Mendelsohn’s Italian Symphony, featuring PCS principle trumpet soloist, Ron Blais.
Sun 4/19/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater Pacific Chamber Symphony


Dark Side of the Moon Tribute

Classic Albums Live recreates Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking album in perfect detail, from the clock intro of “Time” to the haunting vocals of “Great Gig in the Sky,” in an unforgettable live concert experience.
Sat 4/25/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Dark Side of the Moon Tribute


The Capitol Steps

Capitol Steps returns with their unique and razor-sharp political satire, a bipartisan skewering of both sides of the Hill that spins off the latest headlines and keeps audiences laughing in the aisles.
Fri 5/1/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The Capitol Steps


Duo Rendezvous
Spend an intimate evening savoring the music of two of Canada’s leading performers: violinist Jasper Wood and guitarist Daniel Bolshoy.
Sat 5/2/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Duo Rendezvous


Simply Sinatra

Combining his own talent for musical interpretation with a natural sound and easy charm reminiscent of the young Sinatra, Steve Lippia deliversa night of beloved songs from hot swing tunes to lush ballads.
Thu 5/7/15 7:30PM Bankhead Theater Simply Sinatra


Almost Elton John

Multi-talented Craig A. Meyer delivers a one-of-a-kind tribute to living legend Sir Elton Johnin a spectacular musical journey of chart-topping hits thatwill have everyone remembering when rock was young!
Fri 5/8/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Almost Elton John


Best of Doo Wop

In a toe-tapping, finger-snapping blast from the past, stars of the Doo Wop era reunite in a showcase of such timeless, chart-topping hits as “Little Darlin’” “Image of a Girl” and “Come Go With Me.”
Fri 5/15/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Best of Doo Wop


Beethoven and the Red Violin
Celebrated violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn joins Livermore-Amador Symphony to perform Beethoven’s extraordinary violin concerto on her legendary 1720 “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius. Also savor the talents of Russian masters Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise and Borodin’s soulful Symphony #3.
Sat 5/16/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Beethoven and the Red Violin


Hot Club of Cow Town

Hot Club of Cowtown puts a unique and joyful take on Western swing, inspired by the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, and the swing style of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.
Fri 6/12/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater Hot Club of Cow Town


The King and I
East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives.
Sat 7/18/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Sun 7/19/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Fri 7/24/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Sat 7/25/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Sun 7/26/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Fri 7/31/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Sat 8/1/15 8:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I
Sun 8/2/15 2:00PM Bankhead Theater The King and I