WCMA unveils Packard season

Staff report


The Warren Civic Music Association’s 2017-18 season will include some classical voices, early rock ’n’ roll music and Roy Firestone’s one-man show. Acts include George Dyer, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, GENTRI, One Night in Memphis and the Doo Wop Project.

All performances take place in Packard Music Hall and start at 8 p.m., with open seating.

Season tickets are on sale for $92 for adults ($102 after May 31) and $40 for youths ($45 after May 31). Call 330-399-4885 or go to WarrenCivicMusic.com. Single-event tickets go on sale at a later date.

Here is the schedule:

Sept. 19: George Dyer, a tenor who mixes opera, Broadway, pop, gospel and country in his show. Dyer and his band are regulars at Branson.

Oct. 17: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. The Solid Gold Anniversary Tour of the multiplatinum recording artist, whose songs include “Lady Willpower,” “This Girl Is a Woman Now” and “Over You.”

Nov. 9: Roy Firestone, the former ESPN sportscaster, interviewer, actor and author. His one-man show mixes humor, singing, impressions and inspiring stories.

Dec. 13: GENTRI, the “Gentlemen’s Trio.” This act of classically trained tenors have pioneered a sound they call “cinematic pop.”

March 22, 2018: One Night in Memphis. The concert version of Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet” hearkens back to Dec. 4, 1956, when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis gathered for an impromptu jam session.

April 25, 2018: The Doo Wop Project, featuring stars of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” and “Motown: The Musical.”

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