Photos Courtesy of Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA), a community theater and event space located in historic Old Town Peoria hosts two diverse shows in November.
Damon J. Bolling: “Taking the Wheel”
“Taking the Wheel” is a journey of love and determination through the decades. Damon J Bolling, in his first cabaret performance, will explore love, love lost, and finding love all over again through his favorite songs. An intimate evening of stories and music that capture what it means to find strength and hope from the heart. 7 p.m. showtime; Doors open at 6 p.m. The show also features pianist Joshua Condon.
For more than 30 years, Damon has been fortunate enough to grace the stage and screen. The recipient of three AriZoni Awards for theatre excellence, Damon has acted and directed with Valley theaters including Stray Cat Theatre, Theater Works, Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Fountain Hills Theatre, Desert Stages Theatre, Greasepaint Youth Theatre, and Desert Foothills Theatre. Always a proponent of social and cultural responsibility, Damon has been an advocate of storytelling through art by breaking down barriers and disrupting the status quo.
T.A. Burrows: “Retro Radio: 50s and 60s”
Remember the Fabulous 50s, and the Swingin’ 60s when rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and R&B hits filled the airwaves, and everyone tuned in to hear their favorite DJ broadcasting live from the hottest spot in town? Those memorable days make a triumphant return in Act Two Production’s “Retro Radio: The 50s & 60s.”
The show stars award-winning entertainer T.A. Burrows as everyone’s favorite DJ, “Great Dane Lane” and is presented as a “live broadcast” over fictional oldies station KDOG. Burrows not only hosts the fun-filled festivities, but he also uses his remarkable vocal talents to perform more than 20 classic hits in the style of the original artists.
You’ll hear stars like Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, Paul Anka, Gene Chandler, and Bobby Darin, along with groups such as the Beatles, the Monkees, the Four Tops, and more. Between the songs Burrows will keep you entertained with interesting music trivia, amusing DJ banter, and hilarious personal anecdotes. Featuring memorable songs and lots of laughs, “Retro Radio: The 50s & 60s” is a fabulous flashback to those wonderful days when radio was king, and the hits just kept on coming!