The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center will be hosting several in-person performances in the coming months as it begins to re-open its doors.
“Like other theatres, the Luhrs Performing Arts Center was forced to close its doors to the public over the last 18 months due to the pandemic. This resulted in a number of shows being cancelled, but we were fortunately able to re-schedule them and are excited to provide a preview of those shows now.” Robin Dolbin, Interim Director of the Luhrs Center said.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be playing on Oct. 9. The band is an accomplished American roots band that has toured with Johnny Cash. They have been playing together since the late ’60s, their well-known hits including “Mr. Bojangles” and “Fishing in the Dark.”
The band also recently added a sixth member, “it’s like when you throw a couple of puppies into the pen with a bunch of old dogs, All of a sudden the old dogs start playing” says Jeff Hanna, longtime band member.
On Nov 17. The Luhrs Center will be hosting The State Ballet Theater of Ukraine’s presentation of “The Nutcracker.” It will feature Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s historic score with new choreography and productions by Andrey Litvinov.
The production faced many hardships and delays when it started production in Ukraine in late 2020 and is now touring the U.S and Canada from November through January.
The Luhrs Center is looking to give guests an unforgettable and immersive experience when coming to see “The Nutcracker”, Konstantin Pinchuk, theater artistic director and production designer, said.
The Luhrs Center requires all guests to wear masks and encourages them to get fully vaccinated for the health of themselves and others.
For more information like ticket prices and times visit www.luhrscenter.com or visit the box office on SU’s campus.