JCCC’s Carlsen Center announces 30th Anniversary season performances

Johnson County Community College's Carlsen Center announced performances for the upcoming 2020-2021 season, though tickets will go on sale at a later date. Photo via Carlsen Center website. 

The Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College’s performing arts venue, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

General Manager Emily Behrmann on Monday announced the upcoming Carlsen Center Presents 2020-2021 season, which is an annual series of about 25 events with nationally and internationally known performances, according to a press release. This season’s lineup includes jazz musicians, dance performances, holiday musicals and more.

“It may seem strange to get the word out about the 30th Anniversary season now, as our campus is shut down due to COVID-19,” Behrmann said in the release. “During this challenging time, we are working remotely, staying positive and strong, doing our part to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Though we won’t put events on sale until later, we wanted everyone to know we’re thinking about the future.”

A photo of the interior of the Carlsen Center, located at at 12345 College Boulevard. Photo credit FHKE. Used under a Creative Commons license.

The season runs from mid-September to early May. Below is a short list of events to expect:

  • Sept. 18 and 19: New Dance Partners
  • Oct. 6: Get the Led Out, a Led Zeppelin tribute
  • Nov. 20: A Night with Jon, Efren and Jon – Napoleon Dynamite (a film screening, panel with three actors)
  • Dec. 12: Fiesta Navidad, with Mariachi Los Camperos
  • Jan. 24: Winterlude, a local jazz performance featuring Sons of Brasil
  • Feb. 13 and 14: South Pacific, a Broadway tour
  • March 12: The Texas Tenors
  • April 18: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
  • May 1 and 2: Rent, a Broadway tour

A full list of performances can be found on the Carlsen Center Presents 30th Anniversary Season website, here.

Tickets will go on sale at a later date and they are offering season ticket package deals:

  • Five or more events are 10% off
  • Eight or more events are 15% off
  • Those who donate at least $50 to the Friends of Carlsen Center receive an additional 5% discount off of the above packages. To become a “friend,” visit this website.