Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre has released its schedule for the remainder of 2015, with plenty of music and drama planned.
On Aug. 30, pianist Joe Bagg pays a visit for a pair of shows, at 3 and 7 p.m., as part of the Famous Jazz Artist Series.
Bagg will perform a solo piano recital. A fixture for many years on the Los Angeles jazz scene, he’s been described by the Los Angeles Times as “a masterful organist” and by Downbeat as “a highly refined player with a light touch who listens.”
Bagg also plays with Charlie Shoemake’s George Shearing Quintet tribute group.
Tickets for Bagg’s performances are $20 for one show or $30 for both.
Sept. 12 and 13 mark a weekend engagement for Cambria resident Helen Mandlin, a native New Yorker who has performed as a singer, dancer and actress since the age of 4.
Mandlin has recorded two CDs: “Love & Again” (jazz standards) and “The Long Drive,” where she shares musical duties with composer Melissa Shiflett and Nancy Montgomery.
A cabaret performer in the 1970s, she appeared in “Taking Off,” Milos Forman’s first English-language film.
Mandlin wrote and performs her solo act, “So Far: A Musical Memoir” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and 3 p.m. Sept. 13. Tickets are $20 for each performance, part of CCAT’s Cabar-Esque series.
Three Sopranos & a Piano
The Cabar-Esque series resumes the following weekend with four shows by Three Sopranos & a Piano, performing their new musical program, “Seasons.”
The musical group consists of sopranos Jan Callner, Melanie Gruber and Mary Schwalbe, accompanied by Karen Johnson on piano.
They’ve performed a variety of musical genres: classical, opera, musical theater and pop, tackling numbers from composers ranging from Mozart to Billy Joel.
Three Sopranos & a Piano will perform 7:30 p.m. shows Sept. 17, 18 and 19, with a 3 p.m. performance Sept. 20. Tickets are $20.
Vanya & Sonya & Marsha & Spike
CCAT presents the 2013 Tony Award-winning play “Vanya & Sonya & Marsha & Spike” Oct. 16 through Nov. 8, with 7:30 p.m. shows on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.
Nancy Green will direct the play, written by Christopher Durang as a humorous adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s works. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for Allied Arts members, $5 for students with IDs and $15 for groups of 10 or more.
It’s a Wonderful Life
A classic 1940s radio re-enactment of the classic holiday story will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and 3 p.m. Dec. 13.
Admission is free.
One performer who had been scheduled for a Cabar-Esque show won’t be making an appearance in Cambria, after all. Organizers said Robert Shields, one half of the famed mime duo Shields and Yarnell, canceled a scheduled Sept. 26 performance.
For information on any of the events at CCAT, call 927-5951 or 203-5072. Tickets are available at the Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or by calling 927-8190.
Tickets are also available through brownpapertickets.com (800-838-3006).