September 21, 2019 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

"Thank You for the Music"
Marleena Barber

10 years ago Marleena created a one-woman show, "Thank You for the Music," through which she had the privilege to share her story and connect with audiences in various parts of the country. Taking time to reflect and celebrate the journey her little show and Marleena have been on, she is excited to share an updated version to reflect the last 10 years.

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September 28, 2019 Saturday  3:00 & 7:30 p.m.

The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts presents

"Los Empeños de una Casa"

Presented En Español

Bilingual Foundation of the Arts returns to the Shannon Center with their Spanish-language production of this classic Baroque comedy of errors. This famous play was written by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, a Mexican Nun who was considered the last major poet of the Baroque period, and was a pioneer in the fight for women to receive an education.

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October 5, 2019 Saturday 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

Eric Lee & Mailani

Eric Lee has been in the music business for nearly twenty-five years with over 15 music recordings to his credit as either a solo artist or as a member of a group. His recordings and original compositions have earned him multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, along with being a finalist nominee for almost every category over the course of his career.

Mailani started getting Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards in middle school culminating in her 2010 award for Female Vocalist of the Year for her self titled album

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October 24-26, 2019 Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
October 26 & 27, 2019 Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm

Whittier College Theatre Arts presents
"The Crucible"
byArthur Miller
Directed by Jennifer Holmes

Written in 1953 as an allegory for McCarthyism, this award-winning play is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692/93.

In the Robinson Theatre.

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November 2, 2019 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

February 16, 2020 Sunday 2:00 p.m.

The Felici Piano Trio

Since its founding in 1994, the Felici Piano Trio has not only been committed to artistic excellence, but equally dedicated to develop the appreciation and love of music in the audiences of today and tomorrow. Come be a part of the exciting chamber music experience created by the trio.

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November 7, 2019 Thursday 7:00 p.m.

Whittier College Department of Modern Languages presents
"La Chute d'après Albert Camus"

Performed in French

AWitness to the traumatizing sight of a young woman throwing herself off a bridge in Paris, Jean-Baptiste Clamence confesses to a stranger in a bar how his inaction and passivity in that tragic moment continue to haunt him. He desperately tries to purge himself of his past faults and acts as "judge-penitent" of his own condition. In a choreographed dialogue, a dancer incarnates the ghostly female presence and other characters in the story. This drama and dance adaptation of fictional work La Chute (1956) by Albert Camus, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, brings to life and gives shape to the themes of guilt, self-esteem, freedom, and responsibility. Adaptation and mise-en-scène by André Nerman, Choregraphy by Nicola Ayoub. Performed by Nicola Ayoub and André Nerman.

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November 9, 2019 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

David Wilcox

David Wilcox is a true American treasure. He has sold over 750,000 discs and has been writing songs for 30 years. He is known for his open tuning acoustic guitar, sawed-off capos, storytelling wit, and insightful metaphors. His songs are a strong elixir. Music distilled. David Wilcox believes that the right song at the right time changes people’s lives.

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November 16, 2019 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Dave Alvin

with special guest

Chuck Prophet

The Shannon Center is excited to see the return of Dave Alvin to our stage for a special night of acoustic music. We're looking forward to a great night of music, both old and new

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December 4, 2019 Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

Enceladus Theatre Company presents
"It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"

The wildly popular, classic holiday film "It’s a Wonderful Life" has been adapted into a quick-paced and entertaining live performance radio play. Come join this annual holiday tradition!

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December 7, 2019 Saturday 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

'Ukulele Friends Kanikapila!

featuring Bryan Tolentino, Herb Ohta Jr., Pomaika'i Lyman and Halehaku Seabury

Bryan Tolentino, Herb Ohta Jr., Pomaika'i Lyman, and Halehaku Seabury bring their special 'ukulele kanikapila to the Shannon Center. Hearing these masters together on the same stage, you will get to experience the blending of their unique personalities and playing styles into a joyous 'ukulele concert filled with fun, virtuosity, and most importantly, aloha.

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December 14, 2019 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Danza Floricanto presents Navidad en Whittier

Celebrate the season as one of the top Folkorico companies in the United States brings the traditional dances of Mexico to the stage of the Shannon Center. Follow folklorico dance through the different areas and times in Mexico from Azteca dancers to contemporary. Featuring live Mariachi music.

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December 20, 2019 Friday 7:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Holiday Slack Key Show
Jim "Kimo" West
with special guests

Continue celebrating the season island style with slack key guitarist (and Weird Al Yankovic guitarist) Jim "Kimo" West. This concert is sure to bring some peace and aloha to the busy days, so take some time to give yourself the break we all know you deserve!

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January 11, 2020 Saturday 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

The Makaha Sons Featuring Jerome Koko

For 40 years, the Makaha Sons have committed themselves to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian music throughout Hawai‘i and around the globe. In 1976 the Makaha Sons of Ni‘ihau began its professional career with five members as an opening act in a small nightclub known as “Uptown Yokos.”. After the passing of John Koko in 2012 and the retirement of Louis “Moon” Kauakahi in 2014, the group has started afresh.

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January 25, 2020 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with George Winston

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander.

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February 1, 2020 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Terry Riley with Gyan Riley


In 1964, California composer, Terry Riley, launched what came to be known as the Minimalist movement, with his revolutionary classic “In C”. This ground-breaking work provided a fresh concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns “In C” has changed the course of 20th Century music. The composition’s influence is heard in the work of prominent modern composers, including Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams, and in the Rock music of The Who, The Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream, and Curved Air.

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February 8, 2020 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Scott Ainslie & Reggie Harris

Scott Ainslie has studied with elder musicians on both sides of the color line – in the Old-Time Southern Appalachian fiddle and banjo traditions, as well as Black Gospel and Blues. He plays this music with affection, authority, and power.

Armed with a variety of instruments – vintage guitars, a fretless gourd banjo, a one-string, homemade diddley bow (aka cigar box guitar) and carefully chosen historical personal anecdotes of his encounters with senior musicians across the South – Ainslie brings the history, roots music, and sounds of America alive


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March 14, 2020 Saturday 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.


The Hawaiian word waipuna, translates into “spring water”, an essential resource for supporting life, the very definition of wealth. Just like the refreshing spring water that continually bubbles forth from the ground, the Hawaiian music group, Waipuna, who burst upon the music scene in 2008, has sustained a steady pulse of creative energy.

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April 18, 2020 Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Sierra Hull

"Hull's arrangements and playing feel nimble and capricious, animating her introspection with fine-grained melodic details and pinprick exactness."

Sierra Hull’s positively stellar career started early. That is, if you consider a Grand Ole Opry debut at age 10 to be early. She played the Kennedy Center at 16 and the next year became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music and played the White House at 20 years old.

She is frequently guesting with friends and legends, joining such icons as the Indigo Girls, Garth Brooks, and Gillian Welch, and performing at the Country Music Awards with Skaggs, Brad Paisley, and Marty Stuart.


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Aloha Concert Series

Robert Cazimero & Halau Na Kamalei

 Saturday, May 23, 2020

2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

Robert and the gentleman of Halau Na Kamalei return, along with the ladies of the Royal Dance Company.

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