The Showtime Series is Back!
We are excited to bring this popular series of matinee performances back to the CCA. Purchase tickets to all of the shows in the series and save with one price. Spend your Sunday afternoon with us and celebrate legendary music with outstanding performances from regional entertainers.
The series includes Legendary Ladies of Soul (Jan 23), You've Got a Friend: Songs of Carole King and James Taylor (Feb 6) and Wonderful Crazy Night: A New Elton John Tribute (Mar 13)
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND: SONGS OF CAROLE KING AND JAMES TAYLOR
Local vocalists Kristen Drathman and Kyle Sorrel perform the songs of Carole King and James Taylor, two of the most celebrated and quintessential singer-songwriters of our time. From “Up on the Roof,” “Natural Woman,” and “You’ve Got a Friend” to "Fire and Rain'" and "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You," don’t miss an afternoon of beautiful, iconic music.
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About Kristen Drathman
Kristen is an Arizona native who has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Theater from Arizona State University (Cum Laude); Trained classically with renowned voice teacher Dr. Judith Cloud and has been honored to sing all over the world. The ’92 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and the Brooklyn Conservatory Summer Opera Festival are a few favorites. She has also performed with the Phoenix Symphony singing as the female soloist in A Salute to the Tony’s with Conductor Lawrence Golan. Kristen has performed in several of Phoenix Theatre’s productions including Swing!, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Cole!, I Love a Piano, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee to name just a few. Kristen has been teaching private voice and acting for over 20 years, with a studio of more than 50 students, ranging in age from 7-60. When not busy at “Play,” Kristen enjoys spending time with her sweet husband Lou and two sweet daughters - Shea and Emme.
About Kyle Sorrell
A singer/songwriter from Phoenix, Kyle currently performs as both a solo musician and with his band The Bonnie Boat at clubs, restaurants, and resorts across the valley. As an actor/musician Kyle and his guitar have appeared in numerous stage productions at The Phoenix Theatre Company (Once, Million Dollar Quartet, Mamma Mia, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Southwest Shakespeare Company (Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It), and Childsplay (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Wonderland: Alice's Rock and Roll Adventure). His award-winning original compositions have been featured at Childsplay, Southwest Shakespeare Company, and Black Theatre Troupe.
We've put together a Spotify Playlist to get attendees ready to enjoy the music of Carole King and James Taylor.