September at PAC

On Saturday, September 16, Taylor 2 returns to the Highlands Performing Arts Center.

Taylor 2 is part of the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Company. Paul Taylor was a principal dancer with Martha Graham and George Balanchine, and still creates two new works a year.  The Taylor 2 company was created several years ago as an outreach program to be able to bring professional dance to communities with smaller stages.  

Dance Master Ruthie Andrien will conduct a Master Class for our area high school dance students at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 16.  It’s presented by Sandy Cohn and Ruth Gershon, Ruth and Tom Claiborne, Geri and Wade Coleman, and Cathy and Michael Crosby.

Broadway comes to the stage with The Doo Wop Project on Saturday, September 23.  The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Featuring current and former stars of Broadway’s smash hits “Jersey Boys,” “Motown: The Musical,” and “Memphis.”  They bring unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate – and in some cases entirely reimagine – some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history. It’s an electrifying and off-the-charts energetic performance.  It’s presented by Geri and Wade Coleman, Nancy and Lyle Nichols, Nancy and John Ludwig, and Fran and Bill Mathews.

All Beatles fans need to be here on Saturday, September 30.  The Billy McGuigen Band presents “Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience.”  McGuigon developed the live request format for “Yesterday and Today,” complete with the requirement that all the band members memorize and be able to play on a second’s notice all 200+ songs in the
Beatles anthology. 

“But it’s not your typical request show. Along with a request, we ask for the reason behind it and we chat a little with the person who made it, which makes the show interesting and interactive,” McGuigon says.

No wigs or accents here, the show incorporates a 1960s style set and modern day lighting scheme to create an extraordinary theatrical concert feel.  It’s paresented by Jane Webb and David LaCagnina and Amy and Cecil Conlee.

Tickets are available online at or by calling (828) 526-9047.  Highlands PAC, 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands.