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Chandler Center for the Arts plans exciting season

May 10th, 2018 development
Chandler Center for the Arts plans exciting season

By Michelle Mac Lennan, Contributor


Chandler Center for the Arts is proud to be the community’s place to experience music, dance, comedy, theater and arts.

We thrive on the everyday wonder of a child seeing a ballet for the first time, a family in awe as they watch an acrobat at the circus, the Chandler student performing on a stage with state-of-the art sound systems and the pure enjoyment a perfectly played guitar can bring to anyone who enters our world-class facility.

We are wrapping up a record-breaking season during which patrons who attended our sold-out shows received more than the opportunity to see outstanding performances. They made memories.

If you have not had the chance to experience Chandler Center for the Arts, our 29th season has a sensational lineup of entertainment that gives you the perfect reason to visit us.

We have mega-stars Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles), CMA and Grammy Award-winning country artist Travis Tritt and Shirley MacLaine, as well as the impeccable Pink Martini and the hilarious Les Ballets Trockaderos de Monte Carlo.  

Additional season highlights include back-by-popular-demand performances of Get The Led Out, Sons of Serendip and The Doo Wop Project, as well as audience favorites, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and Drumline Live Holiday Spectacular.

The Center’s annual signature event, Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus, presented by Steena Murray, will run Dec. 26, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019. The one-ring circus, led by sixth-generation performer Giovanni Zoppé, honors the best of the Old World Italian tradition – where you come as strangers but leave as family.

This highly entertaining family show features jaw-dropping acrobatic feats, canine capers, equestrian showmanship and audience participation.

This season, we are also putting a spotlight on performers who mirror our community’s diversity with singer/songwriter Raul Midón on his Bad Ass and Blind Tour, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy, the 19th annual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival and Lucia Micarelli.

We are certain to have something for everyone. And, we haven’t even mentioned our two outstanding art galleries that feature the work of new and established artists with rotating exhibitions throughout the year.

Does our new season make you excited too? Join us and save on your tickets by buying a Pick 5 Package. Buy five or more performances from the season to receive the best seats and $6 off the price of each ticket before these shows go on sale to the public. It’s easy to set up and it is all online!

Citizens have told us we are vital to creating a thriving arts community in our city. With the success we have experienced, it fills my heart with gratitude to know that our mission helps serve that goal.

Every ticket purchased, every donation made, enables us to serve thousands of children with visual and performing arts education.

Visit our website at or call our box office at 480-782-2680 for more information on the shows in our upcoming season, how to become a member with added benefits, and to choose your Pick 5 Package.

Thank you to the Chandler community for your support. You are helping us to become the best performing arts center in the state. I look forward to seeing you at the center soon.

– Michelle Mac Lennan is the general manager at Chandler Center for the Arts and president of the Chandler Cultural Foundation.