We are still knee-deep in winter, but it’s not too early to plan your summer!
Saugatuck Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce the 2020 Summer Comedy & Performance Season, which includes the hilarious Paula Poundstone, the always relatable Capitol Steps, a deeply moving, personal and communal evening with “PostSecrets” Frank Warren, and, just added, platinum hit-makers Orleans!
Beginning Friday, January 31st at 10:00 am you have the opportunity to grab your tickets when all 3 performances go on sale. Tickets to Orleans will go on sale in early-February.
ORLEANS | MAY 23
$57 Advance | $60 Day of the Show | Tickets on sale Feb 11
Since its humble beginnings in Woodstock NY and throughout countless worldwide tours, Orleans has set standards respected by other musicians. In 2020, Orleans will continue to meet and exceed those standards at every show, to the delight of audiences everywhere.
In 2020, platinum hit-makers ORLEANS will celebrate 48 years of live performances. Praised by their peers for their songwriting skills, instrumental prowess and classic trademark harmonies, their iconic radio hits, including “Still The One”, “Dance With Me” and “Love Takes Time,” still resonate with audiences of all ages thanks to continued airplay on Classic Rock radio, television, film and streaming services. ORLEANS has produced a body of work spanning 16 albums and several DVDs. They continue to be in great demand domestically and internationally for live shows, as they have been for nearly 5 decades.
Tickets will be available at the box office, by phone at 269-857-2399 or online beginning at 10:00 am on February 11.
THE CAPITOL STEPS | JULY 6
$44 Advance | $47 Day of the Show
The Capitol Steps, a Washington DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate Staffers, will present a show based on songs from their current album “The Lyin’ Kings”.
What better time to see The Capitol Steps, the group that put the “mock” in “democracy” than now, with election season approaching? Don’t miss songs about the Democratic primary candidates (“76 Unknowns”) and the newest late-night thoughts from President Trump (“Tweet It”). No one knows what the next election will bring, but whether it’s Joe Biden, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Beto O’Rourke, The Capitol Steps can tell you what rhymes with it! Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican (or somewhere in-between), if you’ve ever wanted to see Donald Trump sing a rock song, Bernie Sanders sing a show tune, and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless…this is the show for you!
Tickets are available at the box office, by phone at 269-857-2399 or online at sc4a.org/capitol-steps2020/
PAULA POUNDSTONE | JULY 23
$46 Advance | $49 Day of the Show
From the #1 rated NPR show, “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”, Paula Poundstone returns to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 23.
Paula Poundstone is a humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. Paula’s stand-up credentials are endless: Cats, Cops and Stuff; Goes to Harvard; Look What the Cat Dragged In; and numerous television appearances including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Last Call with Carson Daly, Late Show with David Letterman and HBO specials.
Paula can be heard on the big screen as “Forgetter Paula” in Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. She has also starred in her own series on both HBO and ABC, is included on Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comics of All Time and won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. In February 2019, Paula’s stand-up special, Cats, Cops and Stuff was named by TIME Magazine and Tig Notaro as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.
Tickets are available at the box office, by phone at 269-857-2399 or online at sc4a.org/paula-poundstone/
Frank Warren PostSecret Live! | JULY 28
$60 VIP | $26 Live Event
15 years and 1 million secrets….
Join Frank Warren for a special evening of secrets and stories from his internationally acclaimed PostSecret project.
A growing collection of more than 1 million secrets, mailed anonymously on hand-made postcards, PostSecret Live! features some of the funniest, most touching, most revealing secrets from the project. Warren also shares extraordinary behind the scenes stories of interactions with secret-sharers and the “PostSecret family” that has evolved through the years.
Guests at the event will have an opportunity to share their own never-before-told secrets as Frank helps curate stories and conversation. As Frank says, “secrets are powerful, vulnerable, and the currency of intimacy.”
Don’t miss this deeply moving, deeply personal, deeply communal PostSecret event in our intimate 400-seat theater!
And if you’re a Frank fan, be sure to join us at the VIP pre-reception in our gallery — where you’ll be surrounded by our exhibition featuring hundreds of PostSecret cards — to meet him, share your story or have Frank sign your PostSecret book.
Frank Warren has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Canadian Broadcasting and the BBC to talk about the six PostSecret books and the emotional PostSecret events held around the world.
The award-winning PostSecret website has received more than 825 million views and has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. The SCA’s PostSecret exhibition — a Michigan debut — runs June 5 through September 5.
Tickets are available at the box office, by phone at 269-857-2399 or online at sc4a.org/postsecret-live/
2020 Platinum Performance Sponsors: George Stoutin of Edward Jones, Michelle & Bob Fish, Baird downtown Holland, Hoffman Jewelers of East Grand Rapids, Dr. Stelios Dokianakis of Holland Doctors of Audiology, Laura & Melanie Durham of Mill Pond Realty, Inc., Jim Sellman
Tickets are available at the box office, by phone at 269-857-2399 or online at www.sc4a.org.
We’re so grateful for our 2020 Visionary Partners who have invested in SCA programming.
Perrigo | Skip Schipper | Jeff Antaya & Peter Rosenfeld | G. Thomas Boylan | Andy Knight & Beau Gratzer | Jim Sellman & David Balas | Bud Baty & Max Matteson
And our 2020 Community Partners
Mary Kay & Mark Baker | Mark Davis & Nate Keag | Stelios & Leslie Dokianakis | Laura & Melanie Durham of Mill Pond Realty, Inc. | Bob & Michelle Fish | Richard Heriford & Guy Ballard | Michael Hoffman & Michael Doriean | Steve Kiss | Kirbie Petersen & Brian Stephens | Travis & Sandra Randolph | Patsy & Randy Ramsey | George Stoutin & David Heilman | Keith Walker | Sharrie & Wayne Wellman