2018 – 2019 Touring Season
September 14, 2018 ♦ 7:30pm
Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical – complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. Broadway’s Next Hit Musical has been seen recently at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival, and at the New York Musical Theater Festival, among many others.
October 19th, 2018 ♦ 7:30pm
A moving tribute to the music and life to three time grammy award winner Karen Carpenter who is considered one of the best vocalists of all time. Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with the surprisingly deep material of her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of Carpenter, and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece backing band. Dedicated to re-creating the true sound of The Carpenters, Rock and her band showcase some of the most memorable songs of the 70s including “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” and of course “Close to You.”
November 16, 2018 ♦ 7:30pm
The World of Magic brings Las Vegas to Batavia, with ten of the largest and most spectacular illusions, normally not seen out of a Las Vegas stage. Be prepared to be wowed by David Thomas and his team of beautiful dancers with an evening you will never forget. Magic, stunning costumes, high end choreography, and hilarious comedy make this the best event for the entire family!
January 18, 2019 ♦ 7:30pm
Well-Strung an all male string quartet is coming back to the Batavia Fine Arts Centre! This season they are bringing their newest album on tour Popssicle. Well-Strung features classical musicians who put their own unique spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, and many others. This one of a kind concert will wow anyone with the extraordinary music that will be played. This is an unparalleled experience which is perfect for any music lover!
Jim Brickman: Share the Love
February 8, 2019 ♦ 7:30pm
Celebrate your Valentine’s day early with two time grammy nominated Jim Brickman when he returns to the Batavia Fine Arts Centre stage to perform his Valentine’s show Share the Love! Brickman’s distinctive piano style and captivating live performances have revolutionized the popularity of instrumental music, making him a driving force behind modern American music. Join us as as Jim shares his evening playing popular love songs like “Love of My Life.” “The Gift,” and “Valentine.” This fantastic show is for all ages, so bring your family, friends or that someone special to celebrate love.
March 15, 2019 ♦ 7:30pm
What you see as junk is what Recycled Percussion sees as instruments, join us and discover how ordinary objects can create some rocking music!
Since Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, the band has been unstoppable. Their junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on America’s Got Talent in 2009. Playing over 4,000 shows and over 400 corporate events in over 15 countries, the group has also done guest appearances on “Carson Daly”, “The Today Show”, “China’s Got Talent” and the Latin Grammy Awards. After being featured on the cover of “USA Today” and being voted National Act of the Year a record-breaking six times, the band gained world-wide recognition.
In 2010, they sealed the deal and became headliners in Las Vegas! Taking 2016 by storm, Recycled Percussion has elevated their energy level, created new performance elements and continues to bring junk rock music to the Las Vegas Strip nightly in the Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood. In 2018 Recycled Percussion will be traveling to Batavia, Illinois for a performance at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. Don’t miss out on this high energy show that’s fun for the whole family!
Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash
June 21, 2019 ♦ 7:30pm
Memphis is alive with a new genre of music – not quite rockabilly – not quite swing – the papers are calling it ROCK AND ROLL. As the ROCK AND ROLL phenomenon sweeps the nation, four men stand at the center of the swirling musical storm. In Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash, you’ll hear them all – plucked from the past and brought to stand before you, just as they did in 1956. You’ll hear: Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley!
Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash! Join us at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre for a rockin’ trip into the bowels of the south – an intimate musical session where the true spirit of rock lives again!