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The Carson Center


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  • Show Date 
    Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs—with cars, hats, a moonlit boat ride, and even a wild game of ball—as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudeville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs! 

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 7:15pm

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.

Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, January 26, 2018 - 7:15pm

Walker McGuire will open for Lee Brice - Click for details. 

Lee Brice is a craftsman, the kind whose boundless desire to hone his skills and relentless pursuit of perfection are matched only by his humility about the entire process. His latest album, ‘I Don't Dance,’ is a showcase for his painstaking approach to writing and recording, with his distinctive fingerprints...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, February 9, 2018 - 7:30pm

Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country. With 300,000,000 video views online and over 100 sold-out concerts every year, his Jackwagon Crew has grown into a revolution of multi-generational proportions.

Tim’s gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine. His act is 1...

  • Show Date 
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 7:15am

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth.  THE ILLUSIONISTS – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.  This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion,...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 7:30pm

Maestro Raffaele Ponti conducts the scores from your favorite films in a concert the whole family will enjoy. Revel in the music from cinema classics including Star Wars, Apollo 13, Shindler’s List, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more! 

Raffaele Ponti, conductor

JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars (Main Theme)
HANS ZIMMER Gladiator: Music from the Movie
KLAUS BADELT Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
and much more!...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 3:30pm
  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage in Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! See your favorite shoppies in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more!  All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”. Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get...

  • Show Date 
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:15pm

“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30!  JERSEY BOYS features their...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

Created by famed dance company Pilobolus, Shadowland is a first-of-its-kind performance combining legendary modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia, merging front-of-screen choreography with projected images and moving screens of different sizes and shapes.  Shadowland tells the story of a teenage girl, longing for her independence, with nowhere for her thoughts to go but to her dreams.  She sleeps, only to wake to something incredible lurking behind her bedroom wall – her...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, March 9, 2018 - 6:00pm


Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both tales feature endearing rabbit characters, and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery never fail to infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of security. Mermaid’s staged adaptation will bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 7:30pm

Music from well-known ballet The Firebird headlines an evening filled with unique works, as well as a performance by acclaimed guest violist Michael Klotz. 

Raffaele Ponti, conductor
Michael Klotz, viola

MAURICE RAVEL Ma Mere l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite)
MAX BRUCH Romance, op.85, F major
HUGO WOLF Italian Serenade
ANTON BRUCKNER Overture, G minor

Tickets must be purchased at the Paducah Symphony Orchestra office, by...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 6:00pm


This new original musical is based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion, and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change. John Newton, a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Get ready to “Party for a Purpose” at the Carson Center’s big annual fundraising event March 22.  Save money by taking advantage of the Early Bird discount through March 1.   Sooner the better on getting your table or tickets because this fun event usually sells out. This party takes place throughout the Carson Center.   Enjoy mixing and mingling with friends old and new as you enjoy a silent auction, live auction, food from 14 caterers, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drinks.  All these...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, March 23, 2018 - 7:30pm

More than 27 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock influenced artist continues to display strong sales activity, sell-out shows, and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. Continuously performing shows and withholding a heavy appearance schedule, Tritt is proving to be unstoppable.

The highly abbreviated Tritt timeline started when the young Marietta, Georgia native incorporated his lifelong influences of Southern rock, blues and...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 3:00pm

The apostle Paul is under house arrest in Rome and faces almost certain death. A new servant girl has been appointed to assist to him, but something in her past presents the apostle with a major and unexpected challenge.  Paul discovers that the girl’s mother was one of the early believers at a time when he was known as Saul, whose sole mission was to destroy the early church. Because her mother died when she was a girl, the servant girl was unsure of many things her mother believed. In a...

  • Show Date 
    Friday, March 30, 2018 - 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.

Multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® winning group Casting Crowns will hit the road again this spring to extend it0s hugely successful "The Very Next Thing" Tour, featuring special guests, I AM THEY. “The Very Next Thing” Tour hit 80 major markets during its recent Fall 2016/Spring 2017 runs, resulting in...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 3:00pm

Jeff Allen combines clean, hilarious humor with inspiration like no other comedian working today. He performs on television and radio, in night clubs and large churches, and as a keynote speaker for corporations.  

Jeff Allen has been doing comedy for four decades and his work has been seen on every cable comedy show in the U.S. including Comedy Central's Premium Blend and VHl's Standup Spotlight. His one-hour special, Happy Wife, Happy Life®aired on the Odyssey Channel, Family Net...

  • Show Date 
    Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Season concludes with music from the only film score ever composed by Leonard Bernstein, that of the acclaimed On the Waterfront, followed by an awe-inspiring performance of William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, featuring 200 voices on stage with the orchestra.

Raffaele Ponti, conductor
Corey Crider, baritone
Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and invited choirs

JACQUES OFFENBACH Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture
LEONARD BERNSTEIN On the Waterfront:...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 3:00pm

Celebrating Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, Celtic Woman combines finest musical talent with epic stage productions to present a unique, inspiring live experience. From the debut, Celtic Woman has touched the hearts of a huge global audience. Now, with Homecoming, Celtic Woman brings the next chapter of an extraordinary musical journey. It’s a universal celebration of life. It’s traditional, it’s contemporary. It’s yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Continuing its remarkable...

  • Show Date 
    Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:00pm


Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn't sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow's day of work? A world...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 6:00pm


There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Paducah! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.

A spectacular...

  • Show Date 
    Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:00pm

With over 330,000 Facebook followers and fans around the world, Guy Penrod is one of the most in-demand touring artists in Christian music. His DVD, The Best of Guy Penrod is certified platinum by the RIAA. A vocal powerhouse, Penrod travels throughout the U.S. and abroad in addition to making multiple media appearances including radio’s “The Mike Huckabee Show,” RFD-TV’s top-rated “Larry’s Country Diner” and one of North America’s most popular Christian television programs “100 Huntley...

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