Welcome to San Jose, home of the HP Pavilion, The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, including the Ballet and Broadway San Jose.
Support San Jose State University and visit the SJSU Event Center and the Spartan Stadium.
Enjoy art and cultural entertainment as well as sports, and concerts and you’re sure to keep busy in the San Jose area!
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Welcome to San Francisco, home to only the greatest traveling Broadway shows, opera, concerts and more! With countless venues all over the Bay Area, you’re sure to find a show worth attending.
The Orpheum Theatre, now a San Francisco Historical Landmark, is one and only. With its rustic, carved doors and high ceilings you’ll be left in awe. Built in 1926, it’s 12th century Spanish influence shines through. The Orpheum goes back to featuring vaudeville, silent films, motion pictures, musical comedy and more. Get San Francisco theater tickets here.
Wells Fargo Center (PA)
The Wells Fargo Center (Spectrum II (prior to construction), formerly the CoreStates Center, First Union Center and Wachovia Center) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
It is the home arena of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League, and the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. The Center was completed in 1996 to replace the Spectrum as the home arena of the Flyers, 76ers and Wings, on the former site of John F. Kennedy Stadium (originally Philadelphia Municipal Stadium) at a cost of $210 million, largely privately financed (though the city and state helped to pay for the local infrastructure).
The Wells Fargo Center lies at the southwest corner of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, which includes Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park and Xfinity Live!.
On August 12, 1996, a private concert by Ray Charles was the first event at the Center, with a crowd of nearly 12,000. Each spectator was given a commemorative key acknowledging they helped “open the arena”. The inaugural concert, on September 2, 1996, featured Oasis, with The Manic Street Preachers and The Screaming Trees, before an estimated crowd of 12,000. The Center has since held other concerts by many famous artists.
Gammage Auditorium ASU
Grady Gammage Auditorium is considered to be the last public commission of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Groundbreaking took place and construction on the building began on May 23, 1962. It took 25 months to complete. The built-on-time, under-budget building opened in 1964 with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy.
The auditorium is named for Dr. Grady Gammage, President of Arizona State University (ASU) from 1933 to 1959. The auditorium is located on the main campus of Arizona State University in Tempe at the crossroads of Mill avenue and Apache Boulevard. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
The structure measures 300 feet (91 m) long by 250 feet (76 m) wide by 80 feet (24 m) high. Fifty concrete columns support the round roof with its pattern of interlocking circles. Twin “flying buttress” pedestrian ramps extending 200 feet (61 m) from the north and east sides of the structure connect the building to the parking lot. The auditorium seats a total of 3,017 people on its main floor, grand tier and balcony. The stage can be adapted for grand opera, Broadway musicals, dramatic productions, solo productions, organ recitals and lectures.
Wharton Center for Performing Arts
The Wharton Center for Performing Arts is located in East Lansing, Michigan, USA, on the campus of Michigan State University.
The Center is named for former MSU president, Clifton R. Wharton, Jr..A little more than a year and a half ago (May 19, 2008) ground was broken on the first major expansion and renovation to Michigan State University’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts, since opening its doors in 1982. The 24,000-square-foot (2,200 m2) addition (another 9,000 square of existing space was renovated) has dramatically – and quite literally – changed the face of Wharton Center with a striking four-story glass and brick façade; an expanded front lobby, box office and gift shop; and family restrooms and additional women’s restrooms. The new addition also includes two new multi-purpose spaces to accommodate educational programs presented by the MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center and also serve as reception space and a designated donor lounge in conjunction with public performances presented by Wharton Center. Consolidated administrative offices for the Wharton Center staff were also part of the expansion. “The project allows us to enhance the ‘Wharton Experience’ for patrons and performers with more space and more amenities,” said Mike Brand, Wharton Center’s executive director. “The initial response has been overwhelmingly positive.” Additionally, a new crew room, restrooms, dressing rooms, and other enhancements help address touring production issues backstage. “Previously, when we’d present a mega-hit like Disney’s THE LION KING, the show barely fit,” said Diane Baribeau, Wharton Center’s general manager. “The new spaces and enhancements help solidify our reputation among producers and performers, as well as with our patrons.” Of the $18.5 million cost for improvements, $7.5 million came from the university while $11 million is to be raised from private donations. To date, $7 million has been gifted from individuals and businesses to support the project, which reopened its doors on October 10, 2009. “This project wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of our university leadership, MSU alumni, and the greater community,” Brand said. “Although we still have dollars to raise, we understand the economic challenges people are having. We’re confident that, when things turn around, the community will step forward.”
DTE Energy Amphitheater
Originally built by the Nederlander Organization in the early 1970s, the DTE Energy Music Theatre is a 15,274-seat amphitheater located in Clarkston, Michigan. It was originally known as the Pine Knob Music Theatre, due to its proximity to the nearby Pine Knob ski area and golf course.
The name was changed in 2002 when DTE Energy (the parent company of Detroit Edison) purchased the naming rights to the amphitheater in a ten-year, $10 million deal. Despite this change, many people still continue to call the venue “Pine Knob”, “The Knob”, or “The Hill”. The amphitheater is currently owned by Palace Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Detroit Pistons, The Palace Of Auburn Hills and the Meadow Brook Music Festival. Annually, the music theater has consistently ranked among the top-selling outdoor concert venues in the nation.
Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
North Carolina has a new live entertainment theater like no other. Specifically designed to present the biggest shows on tour, DPAC, the Durham Performing Arts Center puts you close to the stage and allows you to experience live performances in an entirely new way.
- Spectacular Sightlines
- State of-the-Art Sound
- 10 Minutes from RDU
- Easy Freeway Access
- Convenient Parking
From Broadway to Concerts, Comedy to Family Shows…there’s Something for Everyone at DPAC. Located in the American Tobacco Historic District next to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Completed in 1981, the Bass Concert Hall is a flagship theater for Texas Performing Arts. Texas Performing Arts center is the largest in Austin, with seating for 2,900. The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Concert Hall boasts a vast stage, an orchestra pit capable of holding 100 musicians, dressing rooms to accommodate more than 100 performers, computerized lighting, advanced sound and rigging systems, and a mammoth backstage area complete with workshops for carpentry, costumes, painting, metalwork and props.
Ranking among the finest performance spaces in the country both in size and accouterments, it is no wonder that Bass Hall attracts the world’s greatest performers and full-scale productions.
The North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (also NC Blumenthal Center and NCBPAC) is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It opened in 1992 and is named in honor of the people of the state of North Carolina and the Blumenthal Foundation, the largest private donor to the capital campaign. The idea for the center dates back to the late 1970s. Momentum for the project grew in the 1980s resulting in a $15 million allocation from the state of North Carolina, approval of a $15 million bond by the citizens of Charlotte and an additional $32 million contributed by individuals, corporations and foundations. In 1987 the Belk Brothers donated a valuable piece of land as the site of the new theatre complex. Total construction cost for the Blumenthal Center was over $62 million.
Blumenthal Center guests can disembark at the Charlotte Transportation Center/Arena Station on E. Trade Street, only a block from Founders Hall and the Belk Theater and Booth Playhouse. Guests attending shows at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre will enjoy similar easy access from the Seventh Street Station.
Carlisle Floyd (born June 11, 1926, in Latta, South Carolina) is an American opera composer. The son of a Methodist minister, he based many of his works on themes from the South. His best known opera, Susannah (1955), is based on a story from the Apocrypha, transferred to contemporary, rural Tennessee, and is set in a Southern dialect.
- Slow Dusk, opera in one act
Libretto by the composer.
May 2, 1949, Augustana College, Syracuse, New York
- The Fugitives
Libretto by the composer.
1951, Tallahassee, Florida
- Susannah, musical drama in two acts
Libretto by the composer after the apocryphal Biblical Book of Susannah.
composed 1953-54; premiere February 24, 1955, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
- Wuthering Heights
Libretto by the composer after the novel of Emily Brontë.
1958, Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, New Mexico; also revised version 1959, New York City Opera
- The Sojourner and Mollie Sinclair
Libretto by the composer.
1964, Raleigh, North Carolina
[composed for television]
- Markheim, opera in one act
Libretto by the composer after the story by Robert Louis Stevenson.
March 31, 1966, New Orleans Opera, New Orleans, Louisiana, Norman Treigle
- Of Mice and Men
Libretto by the composer after the novel by John Steinbeck.
January 22, 1970, Moore Theater, Seattle, Washington
- Flower and Hawk, melodrama
Libretto by the composer.
May 16, 1972, Jacksonville, Florida
- Bilby’s Doll
Libretto by the composer.
- Willie Stark
Libretto by the composer after the novel All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren.
April 24, 1981, Houston Grand Opera, Houston, Texas
- Cold Sassy Tree, a musical play in three acts
Libretto by the composer after the novel by Olive Ann Burns.
April 14, 2000, Houston Grand Opera, Houston, Texas, Patricia Racette
Awards and nominations