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Dance, comedy, musical performances highlight month at Cerritos Center

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The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive in Cerritos, has announced an eclectic array of performances for Nov., offering diverse musical, dance and comedy shows. Ticket prices range from $21 to $70 and may be purchased by calling (800) 300-4345.
Sunday, Nov. 1 at 3pm
Three-time Grammy-winning ensemble the San Francisco Girls Chorus was founded in 1978 and has circled the globe setting an international standard of excellence for vocal music performance. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas called the ensemble “a treasure, whose training, musicality and vibrant spirit are evident.” The chorus will present a program celebrating 1,000 years of music with jazz standards, American classics, and works by composers Hildegard von Bingen, Johannes Brahms, and Gustav Holst.November shows at Cerritos Center

Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 8pm
Grammy nominee Jim Brickman revolutionized the Adult Contemporary music realm with his romantic pop-style piano playing. His vast library of hits— including chart-toppers Valentine, The Gift, Love of My Life, Destiny, and Simple Things— has earned him six gold and platinum albums, a host of awards, and critical acclaim.

Friday, Nov. 6 at 8pm
Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni follows the exploits of the infamous womanizer Don Juan and his dramatic downfall when he refuses a chance to repent. Colorful costumes, a full orchestra, and a chorus remind audiences why Don Giovanni has been an Opera favorite for centuries. The production will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3pm
Take fun, comedy, and music. Mix them all up and you have ! That’s Italian! The Big Band musical extravaganza whips up a winning recipe of humor and camaraderie, served by Sinatra-era entertainers, including singer Julius LaRosa, Dean Martin’s singer-actress daughter Deana Martin, accordionist Dick Contino, and vocalist-pianist Frankie Randall. The performance also will feature The Harry James Tribute Band conducted by Jack Poster.

Friday, Nov. 13 at 8pm
Liss Fain Dance has earned a reputation for its dynamic pieces uniting modern dance and ballet. Founded in 2000, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie’s mission is to produce, perform, and promote original dance pieces.

Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3pm
In the ’20s, bandleader Guy Lombardo soared to prominence with a distinctive sound that blended lively Jazz with soothing dance music. The signature sound that made the Lombardo Orchestra one of the most listened to, talked about, and imitated bands of all time endures today with Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians, which has performed in more than 32 countries. The orchestra delights audiences with favorite tunes such as “Auld Lang Syne” and “Boo-Hoo.”

Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30pm
American-Israeli pianist Pnina Becher‘s talent has won the hearts of fans and critics worldwide in rousing solo performances and with first-class orchestras around the globe. Her sold-out concerts and memorable appearance at the prominent Melbourne International Arts Festival have cemented her influence and standing in music. The New York Times raved about her first album, J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations, calling it “a compelling listen.”

Friday, Nov. 20 at 8pm
Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, Nov. 22 at 3pm
Based on the hit movie, the musical The Wedding Singer features a wannabe rock star who has made a name for himself as New Jersey’s favorite wedding-reception entertainer. However, after he is left at the altar, the depressed Robbie casts a damper on every event until he meets a sweet waitress, Julia, who inspires him to move on. Unfortunately, she is engaged to be married and Robbie must now pull off the performance of his life to win her over.

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Dance, comedy, musical performances highlight month at Cerritos Center