The McCartney Years
Jun
2
7:30 pm19:30

The McCartney Years

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM   Show at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices: $38.50, $28.50, $18.50

Hailed by the original Beatles promoter as ‘THE BEST ON THE SCENE’, The McCartney Years is a period-true, technically stunning and explosive live concert show that performs the music of Paul McCartney spanning two decades from The Beatles to Wings.

Songs include hits like Hey Jude, Jet, Let It Be, Band On The Run, The Long And Winding Road, Live And Let Die, Lady Madonna and many, many more, plus some of the deep cuts that McCartney wrote during the 1960’s and 1970’s; all performed to their original arrangements by a band that has entertained audiences worldwide and even has a personal accolade from former Wings Guitarist Denny Laine.


Guaranteed that you will jump out of your seat to clap, sing and dance to the music by one of the most prolific artists of all time in this authentic, timeless live concert experience!

Frankie Valli
Jun
3
7:30 pm19:30

Frankie Valli

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM   Show at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices: $133.00, $99.00, $69.00, $49.00

Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four
Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. With the play in its seventh blockbuster year on Broadway, and five other casts performing Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London, the real Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Seasons’ first hit “Sherry,” Frankie is touring England, Australia and New Zealand in 2012, inaddition to keeping up his busy schedule in the U.S.

The current excitement prompted Frankie to salute the decade that made him a star with his first new studio album in 15 years. In Romancing The ’60s, he put his own stamp on some of his favorite ’60s songs, the ones he always wanted to record but somehow got away. Produced by Bob Gaudio, an original member of the Four Seasons and Frankie’s long-time partner, the set includes unforgettable new versions of such gems as “Spanish Harlem,” “Call Me” and “Take Good Care of My Baby.” And the album features a guest appearance by four young stars of Jersey Boys, providing background vocals for—what else?—“On Broadway.” Launched amid Jersey Boy-mania, Romancing The ’60s has become the latest classic in Frankie Valli’s half-century of recording.
 

The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel
Jun
30
7:30 pm19:30

The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM   Show at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices: $79.00, $39.00, $29.00, $15.00

See for yourself in theYouTube clip of Marc Martel sitting in with the Queen Extravaganza on American Idol bringing down the house. This is the man that’s bringing his Queen band to The Santander Performing Arts Center.

It’s simple: Queen’s Roger Taylor (drummer) and Brian May (guitarist) handpicked singer Marc Martel to take on the lead vocals for their Queen tribute band known as Queen Extravaganza. If that isn’t a personal endorsement for this amazing artist, then we’re not sure what is. Marc not only sounds dead-on like Freddie Mercury, but he embodies the heart-and-soul Freddie poured into every song he performed. Marc now bring his tribute band, The Ultimate Queen Celebration to the Santander PAC for an evening you’ll be talking about long after the lights go down. It’s 23 songs that these legendary artists made famous including “Radio Gaga,” “Tie Your Mother Down,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and more. Pull out those vinyl albums, warm up that singing voice and get ready to rock with the greatest Freddie Mercury voice on the planet. It’s one night only. It’s The Ultimate Queen Celebration.

Doors at 6:30pm  Show at 7:30pm

 

Meek Mill & Yo Gotti - Against All Odds Tour
Jul
15
7:00 pm19:00

Meek Mill & Yo Gotti - Against All Odds Tour

  • Santander Arena

Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of rap’s few voices for the everyman, Meek Mill’s most recent and critically acclaimed project “DC4” follows his RIAA gold-certified sophomore album DREAMS WORTH MORE THAN MONEY. Debuting at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Albums,” “Top Rap Albums,” and “Top R&B/Hip-Hop” charts, DREAMS WORTH MORE THAN MONEY also spawned 2 platinum-certified singles.  In addition, the album also won the award for “Top Rap Album” at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

Memphis rapper and CMG mogul Yo Gotti released his latest album White Friday this year, and in 2016 achieved the #4 spot on the Billboard Top 200 with The Art of Hustle. His hit song “Down in the DM,” is a platinum-selling success and rose to #1 on Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay charts in 2016.

Bring It! Live
Jul
18
7:30 pm19:30

Bring It! Live

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM Show at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices: $103.75, $53.75, $46.75, $36.75

After a massive sold-out 2016 summer tour, Lifetime®’s hit series Bring It! is back by overwhelming demand, and set to take the stage in Reading.  Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime’s hit series Bring It! return to the live stage July 18, 2017 at Santander Performing Arts Center as part of the “Bring It! Live” 2017 summer tour.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 17 at 10am and can be purchased at online at Ticketmaster.com or in person at the VF Outlet Box Office at the Santander Arena. Tickets start at $32.75 (plus applicable service charges) with pricing subject to change. VIP packages include an add-on photo opportunity with Miss D and the Dolls (available to all price levels), or a deluxe option, which includes premium seating, a souvenir tour program and a photo opportunity. Add-on VIP packages can only be purchased if accompanied by a valid ticket to the live performance. Limited supplies are available.

In 2016, the elite world of hip-hop majorette competition was brought to the main stage with an inimitable energy that took the country by storm. Audiences across the nation were enamored by the fierce, original, high-octane performances that brought motivation, inspiration and formation.  With hotter-than-ever, never-before-seen performances on deck for the 2017 tour, there has never been a better time for Bring It! fans.     

New episodes of Bring It!  can be seen on Lifetime Fridays at 9/8c or anytime on mylifetime.com.   

“Bring It! Live” is produced by Mills Entertainment, the leading producer and promoter of branded live entertainment. 

Johnny Mathis
Jul
20
6:30 pm18:30

Johnny Mathis

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM Show at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices: $129.50, $89.50, $59.50, $49.50

Celebrating his 61st year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records longest-signed artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories -- from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history. Come hear why Johnny will always be the Voice of Romance!

Donny & Marie Osmond
Aug
22
7:30 pm19:30

Donny & Marie Osmond

  • Santander Arena

Doors at 6:30PM     Show at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices: $99.50, $75.50, $45.50

With one sibling being a little bit country and the other being a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, Donny and Marie Osmond have entertained audiences around the world since they were young children. The timeless duo has recorded multiple albums, toured the world and hosted their famed 1970’s television variety show, “Donny & Marie.”

In his five decades of entertainment, Donny has been a singer, actor, triple-threat television series host (talk show, game show and variety show), best-selling author, commercial spokesman, motivational speaker, and racecar driver. Throughout his career, Donny has earned 33 gold records and sold roughly 120 million albums.

Donny has entertained an array of audiences in recent years. In 2007 he starred on Broadway as Gaston in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” hosted two television series on British network television, served as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and performed at the “Concert for Diana,” celebrating what would have been the 46th birthday of the Princess of Wales. In 2009 he was crowned the Season 9 champion of “Dancing with the Stars” and starred in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Marie has spent five decades in the entertainment business as a successful singer, talk show host, dancer, actress, author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and public speaker. Her debut single “Paper Roses” reached the No. 1 spot on two Billboard charts in 1973, a feat that placed her among an elite class of musical royalty. Since then, she has garnered two Grammy nominations, a CMA Vocal Duo of the Year award, numerous Billboard chart-topping singles and albums and written three New York Times Bestselling books.

Scorpions & Megadeth - Crazy World Tour
Sep
14
7:00 pm19:00

Scorpions & Megadeth - Crazy World Tour

  • Santander Arena

Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM

Ticket Prices: $89.50, $69.50, $54.50, $44.50

Since performing a handful of festivals and concerts last year in the U.S., the band will return to North America for a month-long run of dates.

"When our album Crazy World was released back in '91, right at the end of the cold war, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more peaceful future. Now 26 years later, things are getting more crazy every other day. After all these years, 'Crazy World' is still a good motto for our upcoming world tour. We are very much looking forward to seeing all of you out there," states Klaus Meine.

Nicky Jam with Plan B
Sep
15
9:30 am09:30

Nicky Jam with Plan B

  • Santander Arena

Doors at 7PM  Show at 8PM

Puerto Rican singer and the biggest Latin urban act, Nicky Jam, returns to the most important stages in the United States to globally continue leaving landmarks with his impressive show, "El Ganador", which has generated unforgettable experiences to thousands of fans with a flawless production.

PJ Masks Live!
Sep
20
6:30 pm18:30

PJ Masks Live!

Doors at 2PM   1st Show at 3PM

Doors at 5PM    2nd Show at 6PM

Ticket Prices: $103.50, $53.50, $43.50, $33.50

The live show is based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity.

PJ Masks, the hit series, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.

YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman
Sep
29
6:30 pm18:30

YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM Show at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices: $139.50, $89.50, $69.50, $49.50

Rock icons Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are proud to announce that effective immediately, they will officially be known as ‘YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman’, which is the name they will be touring under in North America during the latter half of 2017.“It's very simple,’ explains band founder and vocalist Jon Anderson. “The fans want it, we want it and it's our right to use the name. YES music is in our DNA!”

The definitive line-up of the greatest progressive rock band ever – Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman – together again LIVE!

Shopkins Live!
Sep
30
4:00 pm16:00

Shopkins Live!

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 3:00PM   Show at 4:00PM

Ticket Prices: $100.00, $47.50, $37.50

Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”. Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap! But wait!!

 No event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help – the show must go on! Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming, and state of the art projections, this is one theatrical you don’t want to miss!

Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Oct
1
7:30 pm19:30

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM Show at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices: $39, $29

It’s The Red Hot Chilli PIPERS – (NOT the Peppers!) -- a 9-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers -- who have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing to Melbourne and everywhere in between with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless.  The band has four music degrees from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and all the pipers and drummers have played at the top level in bagpiping.

Since they walked away with the top prize on the primetime TV talent show, “When Will I Be Famous” in the U.K. in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven't stopped for a breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes!  Formed in 2002, The Chillis have fast become a global phenomenon, taking their signature 'Bagrock' sound to the masses with their unique fusion of rocked up Bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres.  Their trademarked sound is a unique fusion of traditional pipe tunes – like “The Flowers of Scotland”, “The Hills of Argyll”, and “Amazing Grace” (done Chilli-style, of course!) -- and contemporary anthems like Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, “Clocks” by Coldplay, “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol, “Let Me Entertain You” by Robbie Williams, and a fantastic rock medley of “Deep Purple”, “Smoke on the Water”, and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”.

MercyMe
Oct
7
7:00 pm19:00

MercyMe

  • The Reading Eagle Theater at the Santander Arena

Doors at 6:00PM Show at 7:00PM

Ticket Prices: $65, $55, $42, $32 and $22

MercyMe is hitting the road this fall to promote the release of their recent ninth studio album Lifer. Joining the band on the road for their fall tour are industry mainstay Unspoken and newcomer Ryan Stevenson.

"For me personally, I sing about being new every night on tour and I don't always feel so new," singer Bart Millard of MercyMe explains. "So the album title LIFER and the theme of the record is all about reminding ourselves and others about the victory we have in the end through Christ. We are all in this for life - even on the days when we don't feel like doing any of it. We want these songs to be a morale boost to remind people of who they are and what Christ has done."

ZZ Top
Oct
29
7:30 pm19:30

ZZ Top

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM  Show at 7:30PM

ZZ TOP a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard -- but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after more than 45 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio.  “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.”  With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. ZZ TOP is the same but always changing.

Love On The Floor
Nov
16
7:30 pm19:30

Love On The Floor

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Professional dancer and television host Cheryl Burke today is launching a 30-city tour titled, LOVE ON THE FLOOR. The live dance show kicks off its national tour of intimate performing arts theaters across the country October 17 at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts in Palm Desert, California, and runs through November 19 with the show’s final performance in Englewood, New Jersey, at the Bergen Performing Arts Center. 

LOVE ON THE FLOOR, a highly creative dance show in four acts, will feature Burke, a two-time “Dancing With The Stars” Mirror Ball champion and Emmy-nominated choreographer.  Burke starred for 19 seasons on the top rated ABC program. In addition, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, the 2014 Olympic Gold Medal winning Ice Dance duo will star alongside Burke on the tour.  Davis was the Mirror Ball winner for Season 18 of “Dancing With The Stars” with White placing fourth in the same season. Davis and White made history by becoming the first American team to win an Olympic Gold Medal in Ice Dancing when they struck gold in Sochi.

The Illusionists Present : Adam Trent
Nov
17
7:30 pm19:30

The Illusionists Present : Adam Trent

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Direct from Broadway, ADAM TRENT, the break out star of the world’s best selling magic show The Illusionists, brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to this 90-minute spectacle.  Produced by the same creative team behind The Illusionists brand, ADAM TRENT’s production is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music perfect for the entire family.  Don’t miss the next generation of magic!

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Nov
30
7:30 pm19:30

A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Emmy® and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over fifty years ago. Now the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play , save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

Mannheim Steamroller
Dec
8
7:00 pm19:00

Mannheim Steamroller

  • Reading Eagle Theater at the Santander Arena

Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller and the industry’s largest independent record label, American Gramaphone, announced that his annual Christmas concert tour will begin on November 13th, 2017. Two traveling ensembles will hold performances in cities across the country.

Grammy Award® winner Davis will direct and co-produce Tour performances with MagicSpace Entertainment.  The show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and multimedia effects in an intimate setting. 

In addition to being a holiday tradition for many families, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour regularly attracts repeat attendance from multi-generational guests. and is one of the longest running tours in the music industry.

“Our first Christmas tour was 33 years ago in 1974 when we played in five cities.  Currently, we play an average of 75 cities each year and it is a real privilege to continue sharing the holiday spirit through our performances,” said Chip Davis.  

Cesar Millan
Feb
22
7:30 pm19:30

Cesar Millan

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM Show at 7:30PM

Cesar Millan, original host of the "Dog Whisperer" series and star of the brand new "Cesar Millan's Dog Nation" series on Nat Geo WILD, will reveal the secrets of happier, healthier relationships between humans and their beloved canines in his exciting live show that has delighted audiences all over the world. Cesar will share his training secrets in his funny and entertaining way. Audiences will have to opportunity to see Cesar in action as he demonstrates his incredible training techniques with multiple dogs from local rescues, live on stage!

From his years of experience, Cesar will show that for a transformation to take place in a dog, the real transformation quite often needs to take place in their human companion first. You’ll be amazed and inspired by the simplicity with which Cesar’s Way can bring harmony and balance into your and your dog’s lives

Erth's Dino Zoo
Mar
10
10:30 am10:30

Erth's Dino Zoo

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 1:00PM Show at 2:00PM

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of life-like dinosaurs puppets presented in an entertaining and educational live theatrical performance created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia.


Daniel O'Donnell
May
21
7:30 pm19:30

Daniel O'Donnell

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM   Show at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices: $85 (GA Floor), $75, $65, $55

Daniel burst into superstardom in the USA back in 2002 with his first ever PBS special – The Daniel O’Donnell Show. That began a special relationship between Daniel and PBS and since then, he has recorded a further twelve specials, with ‘Stand Beside Me’ being his thirteenth one in 2013.  Stand beside Me is a concert celebration of Irish, country, gospel, rock, movie and long-time Daniel O’Donnell favourites. The title ‘Stand Beside Me’ is not only a popular song among concert goers, but also reflects Daniel’s belief that fans throughout his more than 10 years on PBS have brought him to where he is today, standing beside him making his career a success and he will be forever grateful to them.

The Irish singer made record-breaking chart history earlier this year by becoming the first recording artist in the history of the UK Artist Album Chart to have charted at least one new album every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 29 year span, surpassing everyone from Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Madonna and Irish strongholds U2.  Along with this, Daniel makes regular appearances in the Billboard World Music Chart. 

In total, Daniel has now reached the UK Artist Albums Chart with more than 35 albums and has now amassed THIRTY Top 30 albums over the course of his career.

Over his long and continuingly successful career Daniel has received many accolades including an honorary MBE from Queen Elizabeth, an appearance on Top of the Pops, his life celebrated on This Is Your Life and multiple Entertainer of the Year/Person of the Year Awards in Ireland and the UK to add to his record breaking chart appearances. 

The Backlot Project Presents:  A Hilarious LIVE Conversation with Mel Brooks and Screening of Blazing Saddles
May
20
7:30 pm19:30

The Backlot Project Presents: A Hilarious LIVE Conversation with Mel Brooks and Screening of Blazing Saddles

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM Show at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices: $129.00, $93.50, $83.50

Join the incomparable Mel Brooks live on stage for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles on Saturday, May 20 at the Santander Performing Arts Center. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself.

Mel Brooks, director, producer, writer and actor, is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major entertainment prizes – a Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Your Show of Shows and together with Buck Henry creating the long-running TV series “Get Smart.” He then teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform the Grammy-winning “2000 Year Old Man” comedy albums and books. Brooks won his first Oscar in 1964 for writing and narrating the animated short The Critic and his second for the screenplay of his first feature film, The Producers in 1968. Many hit comedy films followed including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. His film company, Brooksfilms Limited, also produced critically-acclaimed films such as The Elephant Man, The Fly, Frances, My Favorite Year and 84 Charing Cross Road.

For three successive seasons, 1997-1999 Mel Brooks won Emmy Awards for his role as “Uncle Phil” on the hit sitcom “Mad About You.” Brooks received three 2001 Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards for The Producers: the New Mel Brooks Musical, which ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2006. The Producers still holds the record for the most Tony Awards ever won by a Broadway musical. He followed that success with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, which ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009 and both musicals continue to be performed and enjoyed by audiences all over the world.

In 2009 Mel Brooks received The Kennedy Center Honors, recognizing a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture. His recent projects include the Emmy nominated HBO comedy specials “Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again,” and “Mel Brooks Strikes Back!” as well as a career retrospective DVD box set titled “The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection Of Unhinged Comedy.” In the spring of 2013 he was the subject of an Emmy Award-winning American Masters documentary on PBS called “Mel Brooks: Make A Noise” and was the 41st recipient of the AFI’s Life Achievement Award.

The Backlot Project is a celebration of pop culture, bringing stars of TV and film off the screen and into an exciting, intimate live setting just for fans.  Each interactive Backlot Project takes audiences behind the scenes as they engage in a tell-all conversation with the talents that brought their favorite on-screen moments to life.

Blackberry Smoke
May
13
7:30 pm19:30

Blackberry Smoke

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM Show at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices: $37.50 and $27.50

Blackberry Smoke has evolved from rough-edged club act to arena-ready rock 'n' roll juggernauts, while steadily extending and expanding the Southern rock tradition. Since the group’s formation in 2000, the band has never shied away from hard work, playing more than 250 shows a year and building an ever-expanding audience on the strength of its live shows. In addition to winning fans and friends throughout the United States, they've toured Europe multiple times and performed for the first time ever in Australia in 2016 to sold-out crowds.

Along the way, Blackberry Smoke has found time to record a handful of independent releases, including the albums Bad Luck Ain't No Crime, Little Piece of Dixie and The Whippoorwill, plus a pair of EPs, the concert DVD “Live at the Georgia Theatre,” the live CD/DVD set Leave A Scar and their latest project Holding All the Roses, the first album the band feels properly captured their musical essence. Additionally, the band has had songs featured in movie and video game soundtracks, including EA Sports’ Madden NFL 16, performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Conan and toured with and befriended idols such as The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones. 

RSO : The World of Shakespeare
Apr
29
7:30 pm19:30

RSO : The World of Shakespeare

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Ticket Prices: $80, $70, $60, $36, $20

Explore Shakespeare’s world with music inspired by “The Tempest” by Sibelius and featured in the film “Prospero’s Books” by Michael Nyman. The Reading Choral Society Women’s Chorus are featured in Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, evoking the spirit of magical possibilities. 

Outcry Tour - SOLD OUT
Apr
29
7:00 pm19:00

Outcry Tour - SOLD OUT

Doors at 6:00PM     Show at 7:00PM

OUTCRY is the lights and sounds of a movement. A gathering of worshipers. A reflection of the local church. Inspirational artists included on the tour are Jesus Culture, Elevation Worship, and speaker Steven Furtick.

The Price is Right Live
Apr
26
7:30 pm19:30

The Price is Right Live

  • Santander Arena

Doors at 6:30PM Show at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices: $100, $49.50, $39.50, $29.50

The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to "Come On Down" and play classic games from television's longest running and most popular game show.  Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations and possibly even a new car by playing favorites like Plinko™,  Cliffhangers™,  The Big Wheel™, and the fabulous Showcase.   
 
Playing to near sold out audiences for more than ten years, The Price Is Right Live™ has given away over 12 million dollars in cash and prizes to lucky audience members all across North America.

The Price is Right™ is the longest running game show in television history and loved by generations of viewers   This on-stage travelling version gives fans the chance to experience the same fun and winning excitement up close and in-person.

The Price Is Right is produced by FremantleMedia North America and licensed by FremantleMedia.

*Additional purchase not required for contestant registration.  Open to legal US residents, 18 years or older.  Ticket purchase will not increase your chances of being selected to play.  For complete rules & regulations, including eligibility requirements, visit or call the venue box office.  To enter theater to watch show, a ticket purchase is required.    

Golden Dragon Acrobats
Apr
21
7:30 pm19:30

Golden Dragon Acrobats

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM Show at 7:30PM

Ticket Prices: $34.50, $27.50, $21.50

Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today.

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway
Apr
10
7:30 pm19:30

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30PM     Show at 7:30PM

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.  THE ILLUSIONISTS – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.  This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and for the first time ever in history, a full view water torture escape. Performed by the acclaimed escapologist Andrew Basso, he will hold his breath for over 4 minutes whilst attempting to escape from his underwater cell. This group of world-class performers take their cue from the showmanship of the great illusionists of the past - such as Harry Houdini – and pair it with a new and updated contemporary aesthetic, whose set and costume design lend the genre a theatricality and artistry that has rarely been seen before.  

An Evening with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
Apr
8
7:30 pm19:30

An Evening with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 7:00PM     Show at 8:00PM

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin & Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin & Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! 

Brian Regan
Mar
30
7:30 pm19:30

Brian Regan

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors at 6:30pm  Show at 7:30pm

A regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Regan made history on September 26, 2015 with the live Comedy Central broadcast of Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall, the first-ever live broadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central’s history.  The special was critically-acclaimed with Vanity Fair calling Regan, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and is now available on CD, DVD or as an audio or video download.

ROCKTOPIA
Mar
29
7:30 pm19:30

ROCKTOPIA

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

ROCKTOPIA LIVE is a revolutionary performance celebrating the fusion of classical music with classic rock.  The live concert features five world-class vocalists, five top notch rock musicians, an orchestra and choir.  ROCKTOPIA LIVE delivers one-of-a-kind musical arrangements featuring the works of classical composers, rock bands and artists including Queen, Mozart, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Heart, Beethoven, Styx, Foreigner, Rachmaninoff, Pink Floyd, Copland, The Who and more.  Now a PBS special ROCKTOPIA LIVE IN BUDAPEST: A CLASSICAL (R)EVOLUTION.  

Support your local PBS station by pledging to receive the DVD and CD which features full length versions of these musical mash ups.

Harlem Globetrotters
Mar
26
2:00 pm14:00

Harlem Globetrotters

  • Santander Arena

New this season, for the first time ever, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line. The 4-point line will be located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line.

During their 2017 World Tour, the famed team will feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister and Ace Jackson*– the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.

Odd Squad
Mar
25
3:00 pm15:00

Odd Squad

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

Doors - 2:00PM      Show - 3:00PM

Attention Odd Squad fans! Things are about to get very odd in YOUR town, and Ms. O needs YOU to help solve the case. ODD SQUAD LIVE! is springing into action on stage in this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure where kids get to participate in solving a seriously strange case. When agents Orion and Oleanna get turned into grown-ups by villains, it’s up to the kids in the audience to use their math skills and help the agents decode, decipher and unravel clues. With a little help from Ms. O back at headquarters, the agents and audience members work together to save the day. Some lucky fans will even get to join the fun on stage and use amazing Odd Squad gadgets!

Odd Squad LIVE! is filled with the coolest new gadgets, funniest and quirkiest villainslike “Father Time” and “Lady Terrible,” and catchy hit songs from the Odd Squad-favorite band, Soundcheck. The stage show will feature Odd Squad “classic” tunes as well as all-new songs.

The side-splitting humor and oddly irresistible fun that earned the Odd Squad writing team a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series” will burst onto the stage in this wonderfully weird, hilarious and interactive live show that is not to be missed!

STOMP
Mar
24
7:30 pm19:30

STOMP

  • Santander Performing Arts Center

From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people.

Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP continues its phenomenal run with four global productions: the ongoing sell-out production at New York's Orpheum Theatre, a permanent London company, and North American and European tours. 

STOMP, an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards, and sell-out engagements, is the winner of an Olivier Award for Best Choreography (London's Tony Award), a New York Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatre Experience, and a Special Citation from Best Plays.

In addition to the stage shows, STOMP has been an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards, an Academy Award nomination, four Emmy nominations and one Emmy Award for their acclaimed HBO special Stomp Out Loud, noteworthy TV appearances including The London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, The Academy Awards (produced by Quincy Jones), Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and a series of award-winning international commercials.  

Garden Brothers Circus
Mar
23
4:30 pm16:30

Garden Brothers Circus

  • Santander Arena

GARDEN BROTHERS CIRCUS celebrates 100 years entertaining families throughout North America. Last chance to see Elephants live!
‘Motorcycle Madness’ has motorcycle daredevils somersaulting and spinning in a big Globe of Doom; Chinese Acrobats, the Human Slingshot, Racing Camels, crazy comedy with Circus Clowns, daring aerialists; cirque artists. Its 1½ hours of excitement and fun at GARDEN BROTHERS CIRCUS.

First one hundred adult tickets sold online are only $9.95 at www.GardenBrosCircus.com

 

Road to the Heavyweight Championship
Mar
17
6:30 pm18:30

Road to the Heavyweight Championship

  • Santander Arena

The road to the Heavyweight championship of the world continues on Friday, March 17th  at the Santander Arena as Reading’s own Travis “My Time”Kauffman takes on Philly’s knockout artist, Amir “Hardcore”Mansour.

Its a battle for Pennsylvania bragging rights. Tickets, go on sale on January 31st and begin at $20 and ringside are $150. And are available at the VF Outlet Box Office at the Santander Arena,  by phone 800.745.3000, or online at Ticketmaster.com