Back on stage: Potter Center ’21-’22 season taking shape

July 12, 2021

Jackson College’s Potter Center is proud to announce that the shows will go on this coming 2021-22 season! And, with improvements to the Harold Sheffer Music Hall, audience members will enjoy an outstanding entertainment experience.

“We are excited as the painting continues inside the theatre, new seats are on the way, along with new carpet and a handrail down the center aisle,” said Cindy Allen, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “We are so thankful that the recent fire on the fourth floor of Potter Center, did not cause any damage to Music Hall or delay our renovations.  We can’t wait to welcome our patrons back and show off this beautifully renovated theatre.”

As construction work continues at the Potter Center, look for more information on ticket prices and availability soon.

This season’s schedule includes:

Le Cirque Esprit’s Spirit of the Machine

7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

Le Cirque Esprit brings its latest creation, Spirit of the Machine. The new show, featuring cirque by the Boston Circus Guild and live music by contemporary pioneers cordis, is based on the Greek mythological tale of Talos — “the first machine” — and was inspired by cordis’ epic multi-movement suite “The Only,” which features mechanical instruments such as a 1902 Victor Talking Machine, a large custom-made music box, and a pocket watch. It’s packed with breathtaking acrobatics and aerial acts paired with classic steampunk-era circus artistry. Great entertainment for the entire family!

Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold

2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021

It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – whatever happened to Magi’s Gold? (We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri – they were in a barn after all). Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by a choir as well as a gaggle of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you’ve ever seen.

Lightwire Theater Presents “A Very Electric Christmas”

3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021

People of all ages will be captivated by the dazzling visuals and unique cast of characters that magically appear out of the darkness. Follow the story of a young bird named Max and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole, his adventure begins! Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms and performing poinsettias light up the stage. Combining the arts of puppetry, theater and dance with the music of timeless holiday hits, this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope creates a truly one-of-a-kind, inspired and exhilarating holiday experience.

DRUMline Live

7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022

DRUMLine Live is an international tour based on the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band tradition. With riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, this stage show is a synchronized musical showcase of the HBCU experience. Incorporating original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of top 40 hits, performances range from colorful, choreographed routines to heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences. Don’t miss this exhilarating, family-friendly show!

Motones vs. Jerseys: The Ultimate 60’s Sing-Off

4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022

Motones vs. Jerseys is the ultimate 60’s sing-off where the audience chooses the winner! Which group will reign supreme? Featuring nearly 50 songs from beloved artists like Marvin Gaye, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, and many more. Join the Motones and the Jerseys for an evening of 60’s song, dance, and audience interaction. You’ll be glad you got a seat, but you won’t need to stay in it!

Peter Pan and Cinderella on Ice

7 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2022

Sit on the edge of your seats as professional champion ice skaters, Broadway level singers, and cirque performers captivate you in a world where magic is real. Welcome to The Spinning Tales of Peter Pan & Cinderella On Ice! – Where fairy tales and ice collide! Cinderella defeats the odds by jumping through obstacles to find her true love – a new twist on your average love story. Following the long-awaited true love’s kiss, pirates interrupt and Peter Pan is called for a nonstop adventure through Neverland.

The Ultimate ELO Experience – A New World Record

7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022

The brilliant arrangements and flawless musicianship and vocals of the 12 elite professional musicians are the hallmarks of this 50th anniversary tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. ELO’s fusion of Beatlesque-pop with classical arrangements rocketed the group to massive commercial success, generating numerous instantly recognizable chart-topping hits including Telephone Line, Evil Woman, Strange Magic, Mr. Blue Sky and Don’t Bring Me Down.

The Oak Ridge Boys 20/20 Tour

7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022

The Oak Ridge Boys’ sound is one of the most distinctive and recognizable in the music industry. The group’s four-part harmonies and upbeat songs have spawned dozens of country hits and a No. 2 pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, The Oak Ridge Boys bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.