Poway Center for the Performing Arts

2021-2022 30th Anniversary Season
  • Friday September 17th, 2021 - Sunday May 22nd, 2022

Join us at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts for 13 stellar performances.  Subscribe and Save 20% off regularly priced tickets!

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Somos Amigos: Songs on Common Ground (VFT)


  • Wednesday September 1st, 2021 - Saturday October 30th, 2021

In Poway OnStage’s Virtual Field Trip, friendship is at the heart of this joyful collaboration between Mexican songstress, Sonia De Los Santos, and the Americana folk duo, The Okee Dokee. . .

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2021-2022 30th Anniversary Season


  • Friday September 17th, 2021 - Sunday May 22nd, 2022

Join us at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts for 13 stellar performances.  Subscribe and Save 20% off regularly priced tickets!

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Catapult Shadow Dance: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (VFT)


  • Friday October 1st, 2021 - Tuesday November 30th, 2021

In Poway OnStage’s Virtual Field Trip, CATAPULT SHADOW DANCE COMPANY will perform stories inspired by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and transport you into fantastical worlds made simply out of light and. . .

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Manhattan Transfer


  • Saturday November 6th, 2021 - 8pm

Known for their amazing harmony and versatility The Manhattan Transfer incorporate pop, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic and a cappella music into a mix that is all their own. Now the Grammy award-winning group return to Poway with hits like “Boy from New York City” and “Until I Met You (Corner Pocket).” They continue to delight fans young and old to this day with incredible musicianship and a heart-warming stage show.

This show made possible by Triune Nature, Inc.

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SCB Nutcracker Virtual Field Trip


  • Wednesday December 1st, 2021 - Saturday January 15th, 2022

In Poway OnStage’s Virtual Field Trip, Southern California Ballet will perform narrated show excerpts of “The Nutcracker”, and provide extension activities in movement, pantomime and costume design. Grades: 1 –. . .

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Dance to the Holidays!


  • Saturday December 4th, 2021 - 8pm

Dance to the Holidays! is a holiday spectacular for the whole family! Now in its third year of touring, Dance to the Holidays! features Celebrity Pros from Dancing with the Stars performing with finalists from So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, The Voice, and America’s Got Talent.  Enjoy all your favorite live talent-based reality TV shows up close and personal in an unforgettable show for Season!

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John Mayall and Walter Trout


  • Saturday December 11th, 2021 - 8pm

Often referred to as “The Godfather of British Blues,” John Mayall has an impressive musical career that spans more than 50 years.

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Naturally 7


  • Friday February 11th, 2022 - 8pm

No instruments – just voices! New York’s Naturally 7 are a music group with a distinctive a cappella style wherein each member “becomes an instrument,” using the human voice to create a specific sound. Naturally 7 have performed with Michael Bublé, Coldplay, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and Queen.  See them now before they move on to stadiums!

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Back to the Garden in “HELLO GOODBYE: 1969 from Abbey Road to Led Zeppelin”


  • Saturday February 26th, 2022 - 8pm

Back to the Garden in “HELLO GOODBYE: 1969 from Abbey Road to Led Zeppelin” Poway OnStage favorites, Back to the Garden (Beatles: Alone/Together, Sounds of the Laurel Canyon, Monterey ’67. . .

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A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul


  • Friday March 4th, 2022 - 8pm

Aretha Franklin is recognized as the most successful female recording artist in history, with 112 charted singles on Billboard, 18 Grammy Awards, and over 75 million records sold. Her legendary career rightfully earned her the title, “The Queen of Soul.”

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Poway Youth Theater Alice in Wonderland


  • Saturday March 12th, 2022 - 3PM
  • Saturday March 12th, 2022 - 7PM

For more than 20 years, Poway OnStage has partnered with the world-renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre to present its annual Musical Youth Theater Camp. Children K-12th grade will audition, rehearse and stage a full-scale musical performance in just six days!

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Velocity Irish Dance


  • Sunday April 3rd, 2022 - 7pm

Velocity Irish Dance Velocity Irish Dance is the next generation in Irish tap. Honoring past traditions yet transporting them feet-first into the 21st century, Velocity Irish Dance redefines the idea. . .

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Drum Tao


  • Saturday April 9th, 2022 - 8pm

DRUM TAO is where athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming. It is also the latest production from TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists who wowed Poway Audiences in 2018. Those who have seen or played Taiko are instantly mesmerized by its thunderous power.

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An Evening with Roger McGuinn


  • Friday April 22nd, 2022 - 8pm

As the leader of the influential ‘60s group, The Byrds, Roger McGuinn was on the leading edge of that era, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan.

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Lee Rocker (of the Stray Cats)


  • Saturday May 21st, 2022 - 8pm

From the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine, to appearing on Saturday Night Live, to headlining the 1983 US Festival and touring with the Rolling Stones, Lee Rocker has seen and done it all.

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Poway OnStage is a non-profit organization.

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