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Vilar Performing Arts Center announces additional shows, ticket packs

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BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center continues to roll out additional headliners coming this winter to Beaver Creek, including Patti LaBelle and Matthew Morrison. Morrison was a recent addition to the Broadway series, while LaBelle will join the concert series.

New additions

• Matthew Morrison, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 — Morrison is a versatile actor who is recognized for his work on stage and onscreen. He has been nominated for Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards and most recently starred as J.M Barrie in the Harvey Weinstein Broadway musical "Finding Neverland." Morrison received two Drama Desk nominations for his role and won the category of Favorite Actor in a Musical in the broadway.com Audience Awards.

In 2015, Morrison wrapped the final season of Fox's musical comedy series "Glee," where he starred as the director of the glee club Will Schuester. The show received the Golden Globe award for Best Television Series: Comedy or Musical in 2010 and 2011.

Morrison studied musical theater at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He made his debut on Broadway in "Footloose," but his big break came when he was cast as heartthrob Link Larkin in the hit "Hairspray." Morrison was later nominated for a Tony Award for his role in "The Light in the Piazza" and received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for "10 Million Miles." He also starred in the Tony-winning revival of "South Pacific" at Lincoln Center Theater in New York.

• Patti LaBelle, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19 — As time continues to evolve, LaBelle's name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class, as she belts out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets. In 2009, she reunited with Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx for the first time in 30 years for the critically acclaimed Labelle reunion album, "Back to Now."

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The same motivation that had her blossom from a choir member to lead vocalist for Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles and later Labelle to a solo artist is the same energy that keeps her fire burning at the age of 63.

"I do what I feel God has given me the energy to do, so I just go out there and I do it. … With a voice or without, I've got to get on that stage," she said.

Ticket packages

The Vilar Center also is offering a number of packages and promotions for the 2017 winter season. The offers and promotions apply to the VPAC's previously announced Dance, Classical, Broadway, Family, Concert and Comedy series. The full lineup of winter events is now on sale, with shows kicking off Dec. 17 and going through April.

The VPAC Winter 5 Pack is a combo package available for $125. Patrons may choose five out of the following 10 shows and receive a free drink from the lower lobby bar at each show. Performances available in this package include the Takacs Quartet (Jan. 12), The Good Lovelies (Jan. 13), Faure Quartet (Feb. 6), Second City (Feb. 10), Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (Feb. 22) Apollo's Fire (March 2), Noam Pikelny (March 9), Cirque Montage (March 16), Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix (March 30-31) and Che Malambo (April 12). This limited-time package is available by calling 970-845-8497.

Comedy lovers can purchase the Comedy 4 Pack for $190 (a savings of $69). The package — available online or over the phone — includes tickets to see television host and character actor Joel McHale (Feb. 4), improv aficionados Second City (Feb. 10) and NPR game show favorite Paula Poundstone (Feb. 16), as well as "Saturday Night Live" pioneer Kevin Nealon (Feb. 26).

The Locals Jam Pack is available for $100 and gets patrons into concerts with some of Americana's brightest rising stars. Shows included in the package are Canadian roots trio The Good Lovelies (Jan. 13), up-and-coming guitarist Brett Dennen (Jan. 20), soul singer Martin Sexton (Feb. 3) and award-winning banjoist Noam Pikelny (March 9).

A number of promotions are also available for the VPAC Winter Classical Series. Purchase tickets to four or more performances in the Classical Series to receive 20 percent off.

This limited-time offer is only available by calling 970-845-8497 and must be purchased by Jan. 1. Patrons who book tickets to any Classical Series performance online may use offer code VPACTOTE and receive one specialty logoed tote bag. Tote bags are available for pickup at the VPAC Box Office upon completion of purchase. Offer valid while supplies last.

Finally, patrons who purchase three tickets to any one Dance Series performance (Aspen Santa Fe Ballet on Feb. 22, Complexions on March 25 or Che Malambo on April 12) will receive a fourth ticket free. To take advantage of this limited-time offer, tickets must be booked by calling 970-845-8497 and must be purchased by Feb. 1.

Purchase tickets

Tickets for Matthew Morrison, Patti LaBelle and the rest of the 2016-17 winter season, including the ticket packs mentioned in this article, are on sale now at the Vilar Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 970-845-8497 or at http://www.vilarpac.org, unless otherwise noted. The Vilar Performing Arts Center is located at 68 Avondale Lane in Beaver Creek Village.