CEDAR FALLS — Lily Tomlin, Straight No Chaser and the Minnesota Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” are making encore performances at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center during the 2017-2018 Artist Series.

The season also includes such shows as “RENT,” “Jersey Boys,” “Dirty Dancing” and “The Price is Right Live!” Performances by Black Violin, REO Speedwagon, the Minetti Quartet and “Riverdance — The 20th Anniversary World Tour” are part of the lineup.

Tickets go on sale June 12. Early ticket options are available by joining Friends of the Gallagher. More information can be found at gbpac.com/Friends. Tickets can be purchased at any UNItix location, at www.gbpac.com or by calling 273-4849. The performing arts center is located on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

Here is the entire season:

REO Speedwagon, Sept. 14

The rock band has sold more than 40 million records and has 13 top 40 hits.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, Oct. 5

The English ensemble is one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras.

Lily Tomlin, Oct. 6

The celebrated comedian and award-winning actress has created a lifetime of memorable characters.

Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, Oct. 13

They are considered one of the best acrobatic troupes in China.

<&rule>“The Simon & Garfunkel Story,” Oct. 20

The concert-style theatrical performance traces the successful duo.

<&rule>“Dirty Dancing,” Nov. 4

Nobody puts Baby in the corner in this stage version of the movie.

<&rule>Minnesota Ballet Presents: “The Nutcracker,” Nov. 17-19

The lush and magical holiday favorite rings in the holiday season.

<&rule>Straight No Chaser, Dec. 3

Singing a capella, this all-male group thrills audiences.

<&rule>Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy Present “A Celtic Family Christmas,” Dec. 17

The powerhouse fiddle-playing couple share the season with their family.

<&rule>Beers To You and Gourmet Too, Jan. 28

Raise a glass at this perennially popular Friends’ fundraiser.

<&rule>The Price is Right Live!, Feb. 1

Spin the wheel for this stage take on the classic TV show.

<&rule>Gobsmacked, Feb. 3

A capella beatboxers entertain with music from doo-wop to drum and bass.

<&rule>Daniel Tiger’s “Neighborhood Live,” Feb. 11

The popular kids’ TV show is presented live on stage.

<&rule>“RENT,” Feb. 12 and 13

This Tony-winning rock musical is a modern classic.

<&rule>Minetti Quartet, Feb. 20

Critics call the foursome “an Austrian sensation.”

<&rule> “Jersey Boys,” Feb. 23 and 24.

Audiences rave over the behind-the-scenes musical about Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.

<&rule>“Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour,” March 2-3

The international Irish dance troupe is back and in top form.

<&rule>“Circus 1903 – The Golden Age,” March 11

Experience the circus with realistic puppets in place of animals.

<&rule>“Mercy Killers,” March 24

When a man’s wife becomes ill, he’s thrust into today’s health care system.

<&rule>“Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic,” April 8

A cinematic shadow play, “Feathers” captivates the crowd.

<&rule>2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Silver Medalist, April 10

Audiences will hear the newly crowned silver medalist.

<&rule>“The Kite Runner,” April 27

The stage show is based on the best-selling book.

<&rule>Black Violin, May 2

Hear the stereotype-defying, hip-hop violin duo.

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