The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts   

We often go to CPAA for entertainment!   

Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts

CPAC is local to us, about 4 miles away, so we go there quite often.  This season (2008) we have seen the following events:

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Osmond Brothers (10/10/2008)

Osmond Brothers

The Osmond Brothers has thrilled millions with a colorful discography and lively performances that embrace Barbershop music, Pop, Rock, and Country. The group’s hit singles such as One Bad Apple, Down By the Lazy River, and Love Me for a Reason sparked an international “Osmond-mania” phenomenon. With 77 million albums sold, more than 30 Gold records, and a People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Musical Group,” this band of brothers – which features Jay, Jimmy, Merrill, and Wayne – continues to appeal to fans of all ages and walks of life.

The Osmond Brothers have been performing in front of world-wide audiences for 50 years. They have practically lived on a stage, thrilling many millions of people with their brand of entertainment!

The Osmonds perform all styles of music from barbershop, pop, rock, country, and jazz! Their close harmonies cannot be matched by any other group. They have sold millions of albums and have several gold and platinum records to their credit. They have broken records for sell out performances once held by the Beatles and Elvis, and won numerous awards including the People's Choice Award, and Best Vocal Group and Best Show in Branson Missouri. They have a huge loyal fanbase from all over the world who have followed the Osmonds from the very beginning!

Debbie Reynolds and Simply Ballroom (10/4/2008)

Simply Ballroom

Simply Ballroom is an exuberant spectacle of song, dance, glitzy costumes, colorful choreography, and showmanship. Dancers twirl, glide, and dazzle with the fancy steps of the Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, and more. Singing and dancing icon Debbie Reynolds stars.

Reynolds introduces the dances, gives audience a little background on how the dance originated and then sings as the dancing begins. The cast from around the world has competed in and won numerous ballroom competitions. They are masters at their craft, with unflagging energy, varied techniques and showmanship. Don’t miss this high energy show!

Experience the passion and energy of the world’s top-ranked competitive dancers as they transform art to life. Simply Ballroom features 10 of the worlds champion competitive ballroom dancers from across the globe. In addition to the dances, each couples' unique skills in a specific genre of ballroom dance will be highlighted in this internationally acclaimed new show.

The world of ballroom dancing is enjoying a popularity that has never been seen before! With an international cast of dancing champions, Simply Ballroom features a nonstop exhibition of a variety of ballroom styles, including waltz, rumba, tango, cha-cha, paso doble, American jive and more.

 

America (8/17/2008)

America, the bandThe Grammy award-winning band America has gained generations of fans with a timeless sound that integrates Folk, Pop, and Rock. In 1972, the group’s A Horse With No Name ruled music charts, making America a household name.

More Top 40 hits ensued, including I Need You, Lonely People, You Can Do Magic, and Tin Man. With 2000’s Highway: 30 Years of America box set and 2007’s Here & Now album, America confirmed its enduring appeal.

These guys were great entertainers and played music that everybody enjoyed. It was a super evening!

A Tribute To Benny Goodman (8/24/2008)

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Tribute to Benny Goodman featuring The Terry Myers Orchestra (August 24)

In a warm salute to the legendary King of Swing, accomplished clarinetist Terry Myers and his first-class orchestra perform the timeless tunes – Moonglow, One O’Clock Jump, Stompin’ at the Savoy, and The Very Thought of You – that made Benny Goodman a household name during the Big Band and Swing era.

Since its inception in 1990, The Terry Myers Orchestra has entertained crowds across the nation with its enthusiastic and joyful performances.  He lived up to the billing as we darned near jumped out of our seats and toes were tapping all around us!  The orchestra has some amazing musicians!  Sing Sing Sing had everybody whopping it up!