Poway OnStage’s Professional Performance Series returns for its delayed 30th anniversary season in September.

The Poway Center for the Performing Arts has remained dark since its closure in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Now, the nonprofit organization Poway OnStage is gearing up for a season of music, theater and dance.

“Launching a season is always an exciting time for us,” said Michael Rennie, Poway OnStage president and CEO. “But to do so after more than a year of isolation feels miraculous. … After the year we’ve all had, we are eager to remind the world of what this beautiful venue is truly capable of: fostering community and hosting world-class talent.”

Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, Aug. 7. Members of Poway OnStage’s eClub will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the public sale date. Purchase tickets by calling 858-748-0505 or at powayonstage.org. There is a $9 handling and facilities restoration fee added to each ticket. This includes a $5 handling fee and a $4 facilities fee added in 2019 to assist the City of Poway with PCPA upkeep and maintenance, Rennie said.

The new season begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 with Grammy Award-winning country western trio The Gatlin Brothers. Larry, Steve and Rudy Gatlin’s songs have been recorded by Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Jones and Johnny Mathis, Rennie said. He added the show “promises to be a country music extravaganza celebrating the talents of one of America’s most beloved country western bands.” Tickets range from $45 to $65 for adults; $38 to $55 for seniors ages 65 and up, students and active military; and $23 to $33 for children ages 12 and under.

Catapult Shadow Dance Company

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The Catapult Shadow Dance Company will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. A finalist from “America’s Got Talent” season 8, the dance company performs behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes. The dancers transform their bodies into shapes like a mountain, an elephant, a dragon and a helicopter, Rennie said. Tickets range from $20 to $40 for adults; $17 to $34 for seniors ages 65 and up, students and active military; and $10 to $20 for children ages 12 and under.

“America’s Got Talent” finalist Tape Face will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. Tape Face is a “delightful, wry, multi-layered and hilarious character” created by New Zealand performer Sam Wills, Rennie said. He will perform a comedy show including aspects of silent film, mime, magic, puppetry, Motown and more. Tickets range from $30 to $50 for adults; $26 to $43 for seniors ages 65 and up, students and active military; and $15 to $25 for children ages 12 and under.

Jazz vocalists The Manhattan Transfer will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. The group is known for its harmony and versatility, incorporating pop, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic and acapella music, Rennie said. Tickets range from $55 to $75 for adults; $47 to $64 for seniors ages 65 and up, students and active military; and $28 to $38 for children ages 12 and under.

The show “Dancing to the Holidays!” returns for a third year at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. The show features dancers from “Dancing With the Stars” performing with finalists from “So You Think You Can Dance,” “American Idol,” “The Voice” and “America’s Got Talent,” Rennie said. Tickets range from $45 to $75 for adults; $38 to $64 for seniors ages 65 and up, students and active military; and $28 to $38 for children ages 12 and under.

Legendary blues musicians John Mayall and Walter Trout will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Mayall and Trout will deliver solo and dual performances in this special production, Rennie said. Tickets range from $45 to $70 for adults; $38 to $60 for seniors ages 65 and up, students and active military; and $23 to $35 for children ages 12 and under.

Acapella group Naturally 7 will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. The group has a distinctive acapella style where each member vocally becomes an instrument, Rennie said. Naturally 7 has performed with artists like Michael Bublé, Coldplay, Quincy Jones and Queen. Tickets range from $20 to $40 for adults; $17 to $34 for seniors ages 65 and up, students and active military; and $10 to $20 for children ages 12 and under.

Take a trip back to 1969 with Back to the Garden Band performing “Hello Goodbye – 1969 from Abbey Road to Led Zeppelin” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. The concert celebrates the final year of the legendary musical decade of the 1960s, from the debuts of Led Zeppelin and Santana to the start of the Beatles’ goodbye, Rennie said. Tickets range from $30 to $60 for adults; $26 to $51 for seniors ages 65 and up, students and active military; and $15 to $30 for children ages 12 and under.

Damien Sneed will present “A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul” at 8 p.m. Friday, March 4. Sneed is a musician, vocalist and composer who was personally mentored by Franklin, Rennie said. The tribute will pay homage to Franklin, including her hits like “Respect,” “Think” and “Natural Woman.” Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Karen Clark Sheard is also part of the tribute. Tickets range from $45 to $70 for adults; $38 to $60 for seniors ages 65 and up, students and active military; and $23 to $35 for children ages 12 and under.

Poway Youth Theater presents “Alice in Wonderland” at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Poway OnStage has partnered with the world-renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre for more than 20 years to presents its annual Musical Youth Theater Camp, Rennie said. Children in kindergarten through high school will audition, rehearse and stage a full-scale musical performance in six days. Auditions and participation are free and open to the public. Tickets for the performances are $15 for adults, $5 for children. A $5 handling fee will be added to each ticket in place of the usual $9 fee.

Velocity Irish Dance will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 3. Known as the next generation in Irish tap, the group honors traditions while transporting them into the modern era, said Rennie. The group is led by James Devine, Guinness World Record holder for “The Fastest Feet in the World,” and five-time World Champion Irish dancer David Geaney. Tickets range from $35 to $65 for adults; $30 to $55 for seniors ages 65 and up, students and active military; and $18 to $33 for children ages 12 and under.

Internationally acclaimed percussion group Tao returns to the PCPA with “Drum Tao 2022” at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9. The group previously performed at the PCPA audience in 2018. Tao combines contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals with explosive Taiko drumming, Rennie said. Tickets for range from $45 to $70 for adults; $38 to $64 for seniors ages 65 and up, students and active military; and $23 to $38 for children ages 12 and under.

Folk rock legend Roger McGuinn presents “An Evening with Roger McGuinn” at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22. McGuinn was the leader of the influential 1960s group The Byrds and is known for his songs like “Eight Miles High,” “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” Rennie said. Tickets range from $40 to $60 for adults; $34 to $51 for seniors ages 65 and up, students and active military; and $20 to $30 for children ages 12 and under.

The final show of the season will be Lee Rocker of The Stray Cats, performing at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21. The Grammy Award nominated group is known for its hit songs “Stray Cat Strut,” “Sexy and Seventeen” and “Rock this Town.” Rocker has toured and performed with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell and John Fogerty, Rennie said. His concert will include sharing colorful stories about his days on the road and in the music business from the past 40 years. Tickets range from $30 to $55 for adults; $26 to $47 for seniors ages 65 and up, students and active military; and $15 to $28 for children ages 12 and under.