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Beaver Creek’s Vilar Performing Arts Center announces winter season lineup

Vilar Center winter lineup

Dec. 13-15: Friends Of The Dance With The Vail Valley Dance Academy Present: “The Nutcracker,” $37

Dec. 21: Christmas Celebration featuring Handel’s Messiah with the Boulder Philharmonic, $15 student/$60 adult

Dec. 22: Burt Bacharach, 7:30 p.m., $105/$135

Dec. 23: Nebraska Theater Caravan’s “A Christmas Carol,” $35 child and $30/$55 adult

Dec. 26: George Winston, $38

Dec. 28 and 29: Cirque Mechanics: Birdhouse Factory, $45 child And $30/$65 adult

Dec. 30: Neil Berg’s 100 Years Of Broadway, $35/$78

Jan. 2: Purely Patsy, $35

Jan. 3: Under A Blood Red Sky: The U2 Tribute, $28 advance/$33 day of show

Jan. 7: Takács Quartet, $45

Jan. 8: Danielle Ate The Sandwich, $22

Jan. 15: Paula Cole, $35

Jan. 16: Wanda Sykes, $40/$98

Jan. 19: Alonzo King Lines Ballet, $30/$58

Jan. 20: Blue Sky Riders (Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr), $30/$68

Jan. 22: Jaimee Paul, $25

Jan. 28: Man Of La Mancha, $40/$78/$98

Jan. 29: Susan Werner, $20

Feb. 1: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, $35/$88

Feb. 3: Mamma Mia!, $40/$98/$118

Feb. 6: Keller Williams, $38

Feb. 7: Joyce Didonato, $150

Feb. 9: Parsons Dance, $30/$58

Feb. 11: Los Lonely Boys, $30/$53

Feb. 12: Verdi’s Rigoletto presented by Teatro Lirico D’europa, $35/$75

Feb. 13: Tenors and Divas presented by Teatro Lirico D’europa, $25 student and $30/$50 adults

Feb. 16: Celtic Nights: The Emigrant’s Bridge, $42

Feb. 19: Minetti Quartett, $35

Feb. 20: Boz Scaggs, $115/ $135

Feb. 25: Tao: Phoenix Rising, $35 child and $35/$78 adult

Feb. 26: The Ten Tenors: Broadway’s Greatest Hits, $35/$78

Feb. 27: An Evening Of Keb’ Mo’ Acoustic, $30/$68

March 5: The Wailers: 30th Anniversary Of Legend Tour, $48

March 6: Haifa Symphony Orchestra Of Israel, $30/$65

March 7: Rick Springfield Stripped Down: An Intimate Solo Performance Of Music & Storytelling, $35/$88

March 14: One Night Of Queen, $30/$65

March 16: Jim Gaffigan, $30/ $59.50

March 18: Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo, $30/$58

March 20: Aaron Neville Duo, $35/$88

March 21: The Midtown Men featuring the four stars of “Jersey Boys,” $35/$78

March 24: Rhapsody In Blue: Lasser, Debussy, Gershwin, with rhe Boulder Philharmonic, $30/$55

March 27: Mike Super Magic & Illusion, $42 Adult/ $28 Child

March 28: Los Lobos Disconnected: 40Th Anniversary Tour, $30/$58

April 2: Andy Gross’ Mindboggling Variety Show, $42 adult/$28 child

April 3: Chris Botti, $40/$98

For tickets and times, visit or call 970-845-TIXS.

The Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek on Friday announced its 16th winter season, continuing its tradition of best-in-class entertainment including concerts, Broadway musicals, dance, classical/opera, comedy and family shows.

Among this year’s highlights, the Vilar Center will kick things off with a variety of holiday programming to include classical traditions such as Nebraska Theater Caravan’s “A Christmas Carol” and A Christmas Celebration featuring Handel’s “Messiah” with the Boulder Philharmonic and Chorus. The venue will also welcome one of popular music’s most successful and honored songwriters — Burt Bacharach — and Grammy-winning pianist George Winston.

Other big concert names on the series include: U2 tribute band Under a Blood Red Sky, Colorado favorite Keller Williams and top-selling jazz instrumentalist Chris Botti. VPACE also is bringing back some of its most popular performers, including An Acoustic Evening with Keb’ Mo’, Rick Springfield “Stripped Down,” Los Lonely Boys, The Wailers and Boz Scaggs.

“Announcing the series is an exciting time of year for us, and 2013-14 is no exception,” said Kris Sabel, VPAC’s executive director. “We have a lot of great shows lined up for this season, from now through early April and in every category of entertainment. We look forward to welcoming familiar faces as well as some new ones this winter up in Beaver Creek.”

This season, VPAC will host Cirque with Cirque Mechanics in December, followed by Mike Super’s Magic and Illusion Show and Andy Gross’ “Mindboggling Variety Show.” The center also will welcome comedians Wanda Sykes, Jim Gaffigan and Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood.

“Ticket cost is a challenge that some of our local fans have mentioned in the past, and we have therefore decided to introduce a new pricing structure this season,” Sabel said. “Given the level of performers we book and the fact that we only have a little over 500 seats, it can be difficult to get our prices low, even to break even. However, we’re introducing a significantly lower price for a limited number of seats to our higher-ticketed shows that will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s a way for us to reward our local fans who act quickly and buy their seats early. We hope the community responds positively and takes advantage of this great opportunity.”

Beyond concerts, comedy and family entertainment, VPAC continues its classical and dance tradition with international opera star Joyce DiDonato and the internationally renowned Haifa Symphony Orchestra, direct from Israel. In addition to its more traditional dance shows, with Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Parsons Dance, VPAC brings to its stage this season Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all-male drag ballet company as technically talented as they are hilarious and entertaining.

In addition to the limited number of tickets available at higher priced shows this season, there are several additional shows priced below $50 this season. Details on these and all other performances are available online at, by phone at (970) 845-TIXS or in person at the Vilar Center Box Office in Beaver Creek.