New Performances Added in 2014

Lisa Lampanelli, Straight No Chaser, Rodney Carrington and Dana Carvey added to 2013-14 season

Tickets on sale Friday, January 31, 2014

SANTA ROSA, CA (January 10, 2014) – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts announced four new performances to be presented as part of the current season: Santa Rosa audiences will be among the first to see comedian Lisa Lampanellis developmental theatrical production “Fat Girl Interrupted” on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8; a cappella sensation Straight No Chaser performs on Thursday, May 1; multi-talented comedian and singer Rodney Carrington on Sunday, May 4; and comedian Dana Carvey on Saturday, May 31.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 31 at noon and may be purchased online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by calling 707.546.3600 and in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa.

On Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Lisa Lampanelli makes a departure from her signature “insult” comedy with four performances of her one-woman developmental production, “Fat Girl Interrupted.”  Directed by Tony Award-winner John Rando (“Urinetown: The Musical” and “The Wedding Singer,” among others), Lampanelli’s first theatrical production will reveal the woman behind the comic and her struggle with food, men and body image, showing a side to Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean that few would guess exists.  Santa Rosa audiences will be among the first to see this new production.

Celebrating the release of their latest album, Under the Influence, and on the heels of a sold out 2012 performance at the Center, acclaimed a cappella group Straight No Chaser will present their unforgettable live act on Thursday, May 1 at 8 p.m. The group puts their distinctive spin on a selection of the contemporary and classic favorites, including songs by Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Dolly Parton, Rob Thomas, Seal, Jason Mraz, and more.

On Sunday, May 4 at 8 p.m., multitalented comedian, actor, writer, and singer Rodney Carrington will present his show “Laughter’s Good,” a unique blend of music and dialogue that create an unforgettable night of stand-up comedy. The month of May continues with more laughter on Saturday, May 31 at 8 p.m. as Emmy Award-winning comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Dana Carvey returns to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts bringing his uncanny comedic impersonations and comedic characters to the stage!

Tickets are $35 and $30 for Lisa Lampanelli, $52 and $42 for Straight No Chaser, $49 and $35 for Rodney Carrington and $65 and $55 for Dana Carvey. Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, January 31 at noon and may be purchased online at wellsfargocenterarts.org by calling 707.546.3600, and in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa.

About Wells Fargo Center for the Arts A 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and events center, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular civic events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California’s top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 100 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving 30,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 1,000 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission – to enrich, educate, and entertain.  wellsfargocenterarts.org

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