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California Center for the Arts, Escondido Announces September Events

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escondidoCalifornia Center for the Arts, Escondido has announced its 2015-2016 season with a number of great events, starting this September.

The opening week of September 23-29 will showcase performances by the San Francisco Comedy Competition, Storm Large & Le Bonheur, Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, and The Time Jumpers with Vince Gill, Kenny Sears and Ranger Doug Green.

September 23, 2015

The highly-anticipated San Francisco Comedy Competition has been a longstanding launchpad for an array of comic superstars including Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Ellen DeGeneres, Louis C.K., and more. The showcase will feature ten semi-finalists who will each perform an 8-12 minute set, judged in part by the audience.

*The San Francisco Comedy Competition: Semi-Final Round takes place at the Center Theater on September 23, 2015 @ 7:30pm. More information can be found on its website.

September 24, 2015

Last year Pink Martini’s lead vocalist Storm Large performed a sold out show. This year, Large returns with her fearless band, Le Bonheur, to perform a broad range of rock anthems, Broadway tear-jerkers, tunes from the American songbook, and her own original material. Expect an unrestrained and impassioned exploration of love, desire, and truth in Large’s spellbinding performance, Songs of Seduction and Obsession.

*Storm Large & Le Bonheur perform at the Center Theater on September 24, 2015 @ 7:30pm. More information can be found on her website.

September 27, 2015

Dr. Seuss’ classic tale comes alive in this engaging stage adaptation of Cat in the Hat. The show is recommended for grades pre-K through 4th. You’ll recognize the rhyme and have a fun-filled time during this fast-paced play about a brother, a sister, and their unexpected visitor. The mischievous Cat in the Hat transforms a dull, rainy day into a madcap adventure that Sally and her brother will never forget, thanks to some tricks (and a fish) and Thing One and Thing Two. Arguably the most famous children’s book of all time, The Cat in the Hat is a non-stop ride of hilarity and laughter; everyone will leave smiling.

*The Cat in the Hat takes place at the Center Theater on September 27, 2015 @ 12:00pm & 3:00pm. More information can be found on its website.

September 29, 2015

Led by 20-time GRAMMY® winner and Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, The Time Jumpers bring together some of Nashville’s most gifted musicians. With a strong affinity for western swing, the ten-member group captures a poignant and exuberant side of country music.

*The Time Jumpers perform at the Concert Hall on September 29, 2015 @ 7:30pm. More information can be found on their website.



The California Center for the Arts, Escondido includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit

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