BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek recently announced two new shows to its winter season. Randy Newman and MarchFourth Marching Band join the lineup of concerts, Broadway musicals, dance, classical/opera, comedy and family shows comprising the venue’s 16th winter season.
MarchFourth Marching Band will take the stage at the Vilar Center on Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are priced at $26/$30. Far from a marching band in any traditional sense, this 20-person ensemble takes you on a musical journey, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers.
In addition, Newman will return to the Vilar Center this winter season, performing March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are also on sale for this performance, priced at $35/$88. With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Newman has created musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. In addition to his acclaimed solo recordings — such as “12 Songs,” “Sail Away,” “Good Old Boys” and “Harps and Angels” — and regular international touring, Newman composes and scores for films, including “The Natural,” “Awakenings,” “Ragtime,” all three “Toy Story” pictures, “Seabiscuit,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “A Bug’s Life” and, most recently, Disney/Pixar’s “Monsters University,” the prequel to “Monsters Inc.” (which he also scored). Newman’s many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys, two Academy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.
‘Something for everyone’
“Whether it’s brand new music that we are hosting for the first time, as is the case with MarchFourth Marching Band, or a classic artist we’re welcoming back to our hall, the Vilar Center’s lineup offers something for everyone, and the exciting opportunity to experience these artists in an intimate and acoustically superior setting,” said Kris Sabel, executive director for the Vilar Performing Arts Center. “We hope our fans are as excited as we are about these two new additions and hope to see our familiar faces along with some new ones as we embark on our first performances of the season.”
The Vilar Performing Arts Center welcomes 45 shows priced below $50 this season, along with special package offers for its VPAC 4-Pack, and Broadway “Pick Three” and “Pick Four” packages. Individual tickets to all shows are also now on sale. Details and tickets are available online at vilarpac.org, by phone at 970-845-TIXS or in person at the VPAC Box Office in Beaver Creek.