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NEW SHOWS!
Tickets
Now
On Sale!
Lisa Lampanelli:
Fat Girl
Interrupted
Friday and Saturday,
March 7 and 8
John Legend:
The All of Me Tour
Tuesday, April 1
See page 7!
See page 5!
See page 9!
Thursday, May 1
See page 10!
Rodney
Carrington:
Laughter’s
Good
Sunday, May 4
See page 11!
Dana Carvey
Saturday, May 31
See page 11!
NEW SHOWS
Sunday, April 13
Straight
No Chaser:
Under the
Influence Tour
Cesar Millan
Live!
Members Christina and Stephen
Miller, and friends Kristine and Mark
Tietsort, enjoying a pre-show Club.
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SPRING EVENTS: March 4 – May 31
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Tuesday, March 4 at 8pm
With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, Ladysmith
Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a
cappella singing. The group catapulted to worldwide fame as part
of Paul Simon’s “Graceland,” and continue to thrill audiences around
the world with strong, proud melodies, harmonized in layers of call
and response. In 2014, Ladysmith Black Mambazo celebrates over
fifty years of joyous and uplifting music with a new show of songs
from their long, illustrious career including selections from their
recent, Grammy-nominated recording, “Songs from a Zulu Farm,” as
well as their new 2014 CD release.
$39/$29
PERFORMANCES
Ailey II
Troy Powell, Artistic Director
Wednesday, March 5 at 8pm
Pre-show discussion at 7pm
Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy
of the most talented young dancers with the passion and creative
vision of today’s outstanding emerging choreographers. Under
the artistic direction of Troy Powell, the Ailey spirit shines as this
critically-acclaimed company presents an exhilarating and diverse
repertory of timeless classics and thrilling new works.
$45/$25
Lisa Lampanelli’s One-Woman Theatrical
Show “Fat Girl Interrupted”
Friday & Saturday, March 7 & 8 at 7:30pm and 10pm
Performed in the East Auditorium
Lisa Lampanelli makes a departure from her signature “insult”
comedy with the developmental production of her one-woman
theatrical show, “Fat Girl Interrupted.” In her first theatrical
production, Lisa will reveal the woman behind the comic, and
her struggle with food, men and body image, showing a side to
Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean that few would guess exists.
Official U.S. Tour Sponsor:
4 SHOWS!
PHOTO: DAN DION
TYLER BROWN. PHOTO: EDUARDO PATINO.
$35/$30 - C ONTAINS ADU LT C O N TE N T
2013-2014 SEASON | Enrich. Educate. Entertain.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
with Wynton Marsalis
Sunday, March 9 at 8pm
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is comprised of 15 of
jazz music’s leading soloists, and led by Wynton Marsalis, the
internationally acclaimed trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and
educator. Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes
original compositions, as well as the masterworks of Ellington,
Mingus, Coltrane, and other jazz greats, Wynton Marsalis and the
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform the full vigor and vision of
America’s music.
$89/$69/$49
PERFORMANCES
GENEROUS SUPPORT PROVIDED BY DRU AND HEIDI ARGUE
Jim Henson’s Sid the
Science Kid – Live!
BASED ON THE PBS KIDS TV SERIES
PRESENTED BY MILLS ENTERTAINMENT
Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30pm
Sid the Science Kid – Live! stars Sid, an “inquisitive youngster”
who uses comedy to tackle questions kids have about basic
scientific principles and why things work the way they do. Join
Sid, May, Gabriela, and Gerald as they discover the excitement
and curiosities of the world with you!
$21 Adults/$16 Children
ADDITIONAL GENEROUS SUPPORT
PROVIDED BY EXCHANGE BANK
THE WORLD FAMOUS
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Saturday, March 15 at 3pm
Pre-show discussion at 2pm
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after
big band in the world today and tours the globe paying homage
to its namesake bandleader. The 18-member orchestra, including
the Moonlight Serenaders vocal group, will perform Glenn Miller’s
greatest hits including “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,”
“Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and many other big band favorites from
the World War II era.
$45/$30
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Peter Pan
PRESENTED BY THEATREWORKSUSA
Friday, March 28 at 6:30pm
Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan tells the story of the
“boy who never grew up.” When Peter whisks Wendy, John, and
Michael away to Neverland, they face the villainous pirate Captain
Hook, who’ll stop at nothing to defeat Peter and his crew of Lost
Boys. It will take faith, hope, and a pinch of fairy dust to bring
everyone safely home.
$17 Adults/$12 Children
ADDITIONAL GENEROUS SUPPORT
PROVIDED BY EXCHANGE BANK
An Evening with John Legend:
The All of Me Tour
Tuesday, April 1 at 8pm
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PERFORMANCES
Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist John Legend brings his 2014
North American tour to Santa Rosa! Featuring John in an intimate
and acoustic setting, highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment as
well as a string quartet, the tour comes in support of Legend’s highly
acclaimed fourth studio album Love In the Future which continues to
gain momentum on the Billboard 200 Chart and currently sits in the
top 10 on the R&B Album Chart. Produced by Legend and longtime
collaborators Kanye West and Dave Tozer, the albums smash single
“All of Me,” was recently certified Gold sales status.
$90/$75/$55
A Conversation with Ina Garten,
the Barefoot Contessa
Moderated by Tori Ritchie
Wednesday, April 2 at 8pm
Ina Garten, the celebrated specialty food
store maven and bestselling cookbook
Tired of
author, was once a nuclear budget
standing in line?
analyst at President Carter’s White
House. Garten left Washington,
Become a member, skip the
D.C. in 1978 to buy a 400 sq. ft.
concessions line, and get access to
store called Barefoot Contessa
in the Hamptons. Since then, she has gone on to write a number of phenomenally successful
“The Club,” serving complimentary
cookbooks, including The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. Her TV show, “Barefoot Contessa,” is
drinks and snacks before the
one of the highest rated shows on Food Network. Onstage, Ina Garten delivers a charming
insider’s view of her world and the pleasures of good food, cooked with love and passion.
show and during intermission.
Enjoy an interactive Q&A with Ina after the show.
See page 4 for more details.
$65/$45
PART OF THE BELLWETHER FARMS CULINARY SERIES
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Cesar Millan Live!
Sunday, April 13 at 8pm
Cesar Millan returns to Santa Rosa after a SOLD OUT appearance
in 2013 with his LIVE stage show. The star of Nat Geo WILD’s
“Leader of the Pack” will reveal the secrets of happier, healthier
relationships between humans and their canine companions in his
exciting live show. Joined by his famous four-legged companion,
Junior, Cesar will share his philosophies and methods, present
examples via live demonstrations with multiple dogs, and lead an
audience Q&A.
$69/$59/$49
Aimee Mann & Billy Collins: An Evening
of Acoustic Music and Spoken Word
“[Aimee Mann is] one of the finest
songwriters of her generation.”
T H E N E W YO R K T I M E S
“Billy Collins writes lovely poems...
Gently and consistently startling,
more serious than they seem.”
JOHN UPDIKE
Oscar-nominated songwriter and indie music star Aimee Mann
always provides her fans with well-crafted music and lyrics that
reflect her wry worldview. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins sees
his poetry as “a form of travel writing” and considers humor “a door
into the serious”—a door that thousands of readers have opened
with amazement and delight. The two met at a 2011 White House
event honoring the art of American poetry and now come together
for an evening celebrating the perspective and reflection that comes
from a writer’s eye.
$45/$30
2013-2014 SEASON | Enrich. Educate. Entertain.
PERFORMANCES
Friday, April 18 at 8pm
Return of the Classical Mystery Tour:
A Tribute to the Beatles
MICHAEL BERKOWITZ, POPS CONDUCTOR
Sunday, April 27 at 3pm
Pre-concert discussion with Maestro Berkowitz at 2pm
“Never has the music of the Beatles sounded as good as
this night with the live orchestra” - Newport News
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ U.S. breakthrough
tour with this nationally-acclaimed tribute band featuring original
members of the Broadway sensation “Beatlemania.” Together with
the Santa Rosa Symphony, they’ll perform your favorite Beatles
tunes exactly as they were written.
$80/$61/$50/$37
PERFORMANCES
SPONSORED BY EVELYN TRUMAN
ADDITIONAL GENEROUS SUPPORT BY FREEMAN TOYOTA LEXUS
Straight No Chaser:
Under the Influence Tour
Thursday, May 1 at 8pm
Straight No Chaser returns to Santa Rosa after their SOLD OUT
appearance in 2012. Performing on the heels of the release
of their fourth album, “Under The Influence,” they have built a
reputation as an unforgettable live act, and as a group setting
itself apart from other a cappella acts with its contemporary
repertoire and dynamic approach.
$52/$42
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,
No Good, Very Bad Day
PRESENTED BY TWO BEANS PRODUCTIONS
Saturday, May 3 at 3pm
Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair, trips on a skateboard,
and accidentally drops his sweater in the sink – all before
breakfast! Alexander can already tell it’s going to be a terrible,
horrible, no good, very bad day! Laugh and sing along with
Alexander’s misadventures in this hilarious musical.
$17 Adults/$12 Children
ADDITIONAL GENEROUS SUPPORT PROVIDED BY EXCHANGE BANK
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Rodney
Carrington:
Laughter’s Good
Sunday, May 4 at 8pm
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Rodney Carrington is a multitalented
for more details.
comedian, actor and writer whose
comedy albums have sold over 3 million
copies. Rodney also starred in his own TV
sitcom “Rodney,” which ran for two seasons on
ABC. He co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the
feature film Beer for My Horses.
$49/$35
CO N TA I N S M ATU R E CO N TE N T
Mario Cantone Live!
PERFORMANCES
Friday, May 9 at 8pm
Best known as Charlotte’s flamboyant wedding planner in the “Sex
in the City” series, celebrated comedian and actor Mario Cantone
brings his high energy comedy cabaret to Santa Rosa! Cantone
has appeared on Broadway, “The Today Show,” Comedy Central,
and as a guest host on “The View.” Backed by a quartet, you won’t
want to miss his spot-on celebrity impersonations and hilarious
musical impressions.
$65/$45
C ONTAINS MAT U R E C ON TE N T
Dana Carvey
Saturday, May 31 at 8pm
Emmy Award-winning comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum
Dana Carvey returns to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts bringing
his uncanny comedic impersonations and comedic characters
to the stage!
$65/$55
CO N TA I N S M ATU R E CO N TE N T
2013-2014 SEASON | Enrich. Educate. Entertain.
family
Entertainment that’s
perfect for the whole family!
fun
s e r i e s
Be sure to join us
Stuart Little
Presented by Dallas Children’s Theatre
for post-show
autograph sessions
Friday, February 21 at 6:30pm
with the cast!
All the charm, wisdom, and joy of E.B. White’s classic
book are brought to life as the mild-mannered Stuart Little
encounters adventures and misadventures, while discovering
the true meaning of family, loyalty and friendship.
Jim Henson’s Sid the
Science Kid — Live!
Presented by Mills Entertainment
Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30pm
Based on the PBS Kids TV series, join Sid, May, Gabriela and
Gerald as they use comedy and curiosity to tackle questions
kids have about the world around them!
Peter Pan
Presented by TheatreworksUSA
Friday, March 28 at 6:30pm
Peter, Wendy, John, and Michael will use faith, hope, and a pinch
of fairy dust to face the villainous pirate Captain Hook, who’ll
stop at nothing to defeat Peter and his crew of Lost Boys.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,
No Good, Very Bad Day
Presented by Two Beans Productions
Saturday, May 3 at 3pm
Laugh and sing along with Alexander’s misadventures in this
hilarious musical, and discover along with Alexander that
sometimes, everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
FREE FUN WITH ART!
Additional generous
support provided by:
Join us in the lobby one hour prior to each performance for free arts and crafts
tailored to fit each performance. We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity!
Watch for our 2014-15 Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series announcement coming in April!
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REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 7!
New Song Music Camp
July 28 – August 1, 2014 · 9am – 3pm
For students entering 3rd – 6th grades
Explore the world of music in new ways. This week-long camp
emphasizes creativity and cooperation, while campers learn
about and experiment with music. Participants will explore music
through hands-on experience with a wide variety of traditional and
percussion instruments. During the week, campers will make an
instrument to take home, cut an original CD recording, sing, play,
and receive a t-shirt as a souvenir!
No previous musical experience is necessary.
$230 for the week
SUMMER CAMPS
Draw It! Paint It! Sculpt It!
Art Camp
July 7 –11, 2014 · 1 – 5pm
For students entering 4th – 7th grades
Experience life in the studio like Picasso and other great artists!
Explore creativity and express your inner artist by working with
2D and 3D media, including painting, drawing, printmaking and
sculpture. Campers complete a number of works of art during the
week, culminating with an art exhibit.
No previous art experience is necessary.
$150 for the week
Missoula Children’s Theatre
A FREE Weeklong Theatre Residency
June 23 – 28, 2014
The acclaimed Missoula Children’s Theatre and Wells Fargo Center
for the Arts welcome children entering 1st – 12th grades to audition
to take part in the upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. No
advance preparation or experience is necessary; enthusiasm and a
smile are the most important!
Auditions: Monday, June 23, 2014 · 10am to noon in the Lytton
Rancheria Grand Lobby (Applicants must participate in the entire
two hour audition.) Auditions begin promptly. Those selected must
be available each day, June 23 – 28, for rehearsals and performances.
2013-2014 SEASON | Enrich. Educate. Entertain.
Shows are added
throughout the year.
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2013-2014 Season at-a-Glance
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SEASON SPONSOR
FEBRUARY 2014
1
Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series: Stunt Dog Experience
9
Engelbert Humperdinck
11
Chicago
15
Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again
21
Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series: Stuart Little
23
Symphony Pops Series: Three Phantoms in Concert
PERFORMANCE LIST
MARCH 2014
4
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
5
Rodney Strong Vineyards Dance Series: Ailey II
7-8
Lisa Lampanelli: Fat Girl Interrupted
9
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
12
Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series: Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid – Live!
15
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
28
Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series: Peter Pan
APRIL 2014
1
An Evening with John Legend: The All of Me Tour
2
A Conversation with Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa
13
Cesar Millan Live!
18
Aimee Mann & Billy Collins: An Evening of Acoustic Music and Spoken Word
27
Symphony Pops Series: Return of the Classical Mystery Tour – A Tribute to the Beatles
M AY 2 0 1 4
1
Straight No Chaser: Under the Influence Tour
3
Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
4
Rodney Carrington: Laughter’s Good
9
Mario Cantone Live!
31
Dana Carvey
Our 2014-15 season
announcement
is coming in May.
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prior to the performance. Please present your current picture ID to
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be added to your order. For single ticket purchases, a 15% per
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online or by phone (except for Family Series shows, which have
a 10% fee). There are no added fees when purchasing single
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Venue Information
The Ruth Finley Person Theater is a 1600-seat venue where no
seat is more than 75 feet from the stage, creating an intimate
environment for you to enjoy your favorite performer.
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Patron & Member Services Office
50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Hours: 12 – 6pm daily
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Ticket Policies
Accessibility
All purchases are final. There are no refunds.
Accessible seating for patrons with mobility limitations are
located in several locations on the main floor of the theater.
Wheelchair accessible restrooms are also available on the main
floor level. Please contact the ticket office to purchase tickets, or
notify us of any special needs, so we can help make your experience
exceptional.
Ticket Limit
Limit of eight (8) tickets per performance per person (regardless
of the number of transactions). Ticket purchases are closely
monitored and any tickets purchased above the limit will be
voided without notice.
Refunds and Exchanges
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Assisted Listening Devices
ALDs are available at no cost to our patrons. Please notify the ticket
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2013-2014 SEASON | Enrich. Educate. Entertain.
PATRON
INFORMATION
Discounted tickets are available for children and students with
a valid student ID for select performances. When available, child
tickets may be purchased for children 12 years of age and younger.
Please contact the ticket office for more information.
50 Mark West Springs Road
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SIX NEW SHOWS
NOW ON SALE!
Lisa Lampanelli: Fat Girl Interrupted • March 7 – 8
John Legend: The All of Me Tour • April 1
Cesar Millan Live! • April 13
Straight No Chaser: Under the Influence Tour • May 1
Rodney Carrington: Laughter’s Good • May 4
Dana Carvey • May 31
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