Chesapeake College’s TPAC Launches New Season

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The Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College is launching its 2015-2016 season with two exciting shows in November.

The season begins Wednesday, Nov. 11 when the U.S. Air Force Band takes the stage to perform an eclectic mix of jazz, popular and patriotic music. Showtime is 7 pm, and tickets are FREE and available at the door.

On Saturday, Nov. 21 ventriloquist Sylvia Fletcher provides a comedy entertainment experience like no other. Fletcher dazzles with lively characters, inanimate objects and voice illusions. The popular performer will offer a children’s performance at 1 p.m., with a puppet-making workshop at 2 p.m. Show and workshop tickets are $20. Show-only tickets to the children’s performance are $15. At 7:30 p.m., Fletcher will give a performance for adults. The evening show tickets are $20.

Celebrate the holiday season with “Sleigh Ride Around the World” on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Experience traditions from around the globe through dance, stories and melodies. Enjoy a buffet dinner before the show at 6 p.m. in the TPAC lobby. Dinner and show tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children. For the show only, tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children.

Actress and historian Leslie McCurdy brings “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman” to Wye Mills on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. The performance takes the audience through Tubman’s childhood, solo escape from slavery, and courageous work with the Underground Railroad. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.

Master Illusionist Lyn Dillies brings her captivating all-ages show to TPAC on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. The popular Murder Mystery Theatre returns on Saturday, March 19 with a wedding- themed whodunit. Enjoy a buffet dinner and be part of the mystery for $45. The event begins at 6 p.m.

The Peake Players will present the beloved musical “Gypsy” on April 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on April 17.

Additional Family Series shows will be featured in the spring including “Peter Rabbit Tales” on April 22 and “Chicken Dance” on May 13.

For tickets and more information, please call the TPAC Box Office at 410-827-5867.

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