The upcoming slate of shows from the Turlock Community Theatre is hoping to tickle people’s funny bones and get their toes tapping.
The 2014-15 season at TCT will feature six performances highlighting comedy and country music.
“We really tried to put together a season of big stars and great performances in both country music and comedy, two genres of entertainment that most of our patrons consider to be at the top of their preferences, said Kit Casey, TCT’s managing director. “And, of course, we will continue to add additional shows in all genres of performance art throughout the season as they become available to us.”
The first show of the season will be the national tour of NBC’s Emmy-nominated comedy series, “Last Comic Standing.” The show, set for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, will feature some of the reality competition show’s finalists, along with the winner. The show is currently airing on NBC and a winner has yet to be chosen. Ticket prices for the show range from $29 to $39.
The first concert of the season will feature country star Trace Adkins. The Grammy-nominated musician and “Celebrity Apprentice” winner will be performing some of his greatest hits, which includes songs such as “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” and “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” Adkins will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 and tickets range from $56 to $77.
The sounds of country will fill the theatre again on Oct. 5 when Scotty McCreery comes to town. “American Idol” fans will remember McCreery and his deep baritone voice as the season 10 winner of the singing competition show. Since his win, he’s seen his album sales top 1.6 million and has earned several best new artist awards. McCreery will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Tickets range from $55 to $69.
The fourth show in the season series will be the season two winner of “America’s Got Talent,” Terry Fator. He will be bringing his unique brand of entertainment that combines singing, comedy, and celebrity impressions to the stage in Turlock at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Tickets range from $65 to $125.
Comedian Mike Birbiglia will be returning to Turlock at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 for another night of laughs. This time around Birbiglia will be performing his one man show “Thank God for Jokes,” which includes tales of his New Jersey arrest, dealing with a tyrannical director and an encounter with zombie rodents. Tickets range from $29 to $39.
Rounding out the season will be comedy legend Bill Cosby. One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books such as “Fatherhood.” Cosby will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 2015. Tickets range from $65 to $85.
Season tickets are on sale now and individual show tickets will be on sale beginning Aug. 8. Prices for season tickets range from $169 to $434, depending on what level of seating chosen, and whether or not the purchase is for the full season of six shows or a partial season, which consists of a choice of four or five shows. Season ticket patrons will also have the opportunity to purchase their same seats for any additional shows added throughout the season, prior to them being put on sale to the general public.
For more information on purchasing season tickets or individual show tickets please call the Turlock Community Theatre Box Office at 668-1169, or visit the website at www.turlocktheatre.org.