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The Carson Center

Performances

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  • Show Date 
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 7:30pm

Tickets are not sold at the Carson Center Box Office until the night of the show.  Contact the Paducah Symphony Orchestra to purchase tickets in advance or click the Buy Now link.

Join the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and choruses as they celebrate the holiday season. This year-after-year sellout is a staple in the community, and for many, no Christmas would be complete without it. Experience this memorable concert for yourself! 

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! “Knock Out!” Raves the New York Times. Enchant the whole family with larger than life magical props, a 60 foot growing Christmas tree and spectacular Russian-made costumes and sets.  A must-see event, witness the world’s best dancers on stage in your city! Get your tickets before they sell out at www.nutcracker.com

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  • Show Date 
    Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

It was Jackie Evancho’s love of the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” that stirred the passion within her to begin singing and posting videos to YouTube. Not long after gaining a degree of notoriety for those videos, Jackie decided to submit her rendition of “Panis Angelicus” to a special YouTube episode during the 5th season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” variety show. The response was overwhelming and earned her the opportunity to perform in front of the...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

The musical Pippin tells the story of a young man at a crossroads in his life. Does he follow in the footsteps of his father, one of the most powerful men in the land? Or does he strike out on his own, to find his own “corner of the sky?”  Pippin is a play within a play. The story is told by a traveling troupe of actors and acrobats (called “Players”), directed by the mysterious Leading Player. Like a vaudeville act, the Players both act out the roles of the story and speak directly to the...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:15pm

The legacy began some 41 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and halted for a decade by the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks on with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlock, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.

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  • Show Date 
    Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Arnold Lobel's treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure. Based on Lobel's well-loved books and featuring a “hummable” score by Robert and Willie Reale – this whimsical production follows two friends -- the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad  -- through four fun-filled seasons. Waking  from hibernation in the Spring – Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:30pm

Promoting awareness on recycling, anti-bullying, and “going green,” Vocal Trash is sweeping the globe with its green-minded ensemble. Described as “Glee Meets Stomp,” this group is on a relentless pursuit to bring individuals together, using the universal language of song and dance. Using recycled instruments and industrial reclaimed percussion, Vocal Trash energizes audiences, leaving a lasting impression with a kick of urban flair. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this unique, re-purposed...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 7:30pm

Tickets are not sold at the Carson Center Box Office until the night of the show.  Contact the Paducah Symphony Orchestra to purchase tickets in advance or click the Buy Now link.

Danzón No. 2 by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez warms things up with its energetic and nostalgic rhythms and melodies. Internationally known flute virtuoso Eugenia Zukerman joins the Paducah Symphony Orchestra in both the Danzón and Jacques Ibert’s Flute Concerto, a favorite among...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.”  Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her...

  • Show Date 
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:15pm
Tickets will go on sale to Carson Center Members on Wednesday, December 14th.  Click to Become a Member.

Michael Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide, continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and theater...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm

This is the musical tale, based on the popular book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But, when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.  This delightful stage adaptation from Vital...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

This concert is a rental and tickets are not being processed through our box office.  Please click the Buy Now link to purchase tickets directly from the presenter.

The Most-Awarded Female Vocalist in Gospel Music History and Christian Music Icon Sandi Patty  announces dates for the final leg of her Forever Grateful: The Farewell Tour, marking the final chance for fans that are traveling from all over the country to see Sandi perform on tour. Celebrating her latest album, Forever...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 7:30pm

Tickets are not sold at the Carson Center Box Office until the night of the show.  Contact the Paducah Symphony Orchestra to purchase tickets in advance or click the Buy Now link.

Always inspired by his travels, German composer Felix Mendelssohn gives us his 3rd Symphony, widely known as the “Scottish” Symphony as it was driven by his love for the British Isles. Next, revel in what are arguably classical music’s most recognizable opening bars—those of...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

Attention Odd Squad fans! Things are about to get very odd in YOUR town, and Ms. O needs YOU to help solve the case. ODD SQUAD LIVE! is springing into action on stage in this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure where kids get to participate in solving a seriously strange case. When agents Orion and Oleanna get turned into grown-ups by villains, it’s up to the kids in the audience to use their math skills and help the agents decode, decipher and unravel clues. With a little help from Ms....

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:15pm

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song.  Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

Plan now to “party for a purpose” at the Carson Center’s major annual fundraising event on Thursday, March 30, 2017.    Known for years as the Wine Tasting and Auction, the event is now called the Party for a Purpose.  This party offers wine tastings, silent auction, live auction, food from 14 caterers, gourmet coffee and tea, and soft drinks.  These activities will take place throughout the Carson Center in a festive atmosphere created by more than 400 guests (including you, we hope!). The...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

GRAMMY® winner Jason Crabb is well known as one of the most compelling voices in any genre of music. With his power, range, and passion, he has moved easily among musical styles including gospel, country, pop and southern gospel. With his Reunion Records debut, Whatever The Road, fans of that incredible talent will gain a deeper understanding of the heart behind the voice. In recording his fifth solo album, Crabb poured himself into his songwriting and the payoff is his most personal album...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tickets are only available as part of the First Stages Subscription at this time.  Click to subscribe. 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear and other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle brings together old favorites and new friends. The hour-long stage adaptation of three beloved children’s books by Mr. Carle showcases the imaginative blend of innovative puppetry and striking scenic effects that has won...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:30pm

Tickets are not sold at the Carson Center Box Office until the night of the show.  Contact the Paducah Symphony Orchestra to purchase tickets in advance or click the Buy Now link.

Agony, burden, love and loss: these are the emotions that drive the work that marked a turning point in Brahms’ career. Powerful and most unique, A German Requiem stands firmly on its own. This performance will feature the PSO Chorus as well as invited choirs from the area,...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 3:00pm

Randall Atcheson is the epitome of a musical Renaissance man.  His gift of communicating the beauty of music in various forms has led to a decidedly versatile career as a much-sought-after artist in the classics as well as in pop and the sacred repertoire.  This versatility was evidenced early in life when he was recognized as a prodigy on both piano and organ.  He entered Samford University at age 12 and later was accepted at The Juilliard School where he became the only student in the...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • Show Date 
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Tickets are only available as part of the First Stages Subscription at this time.  Click to subscribe.

On a mission to rescue Mayor Goodway and win the race, Ryder and his canine super-hero friends use their unique skills and teamwork to make several heroic rescues as they race to the finish line. First-ever Paw Patrol Live tour! 

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