Started in 1999, the DeWitt Performing Arts Series is funded through the Richmond Community College Foundation by funds donated from the family of the late Carrie B. DeWitt.
Each season the series features six to seven nationally recognized touring performances being featured on the stage of the Cole Auditorium from the fall of the year and running until Spring. Season ticket sales begin in late summer. Individual show tickets are available until the night of the performances. Click here for more information about purchasing tickets.
Click here for Youtube videos about this year’s shows.
Click on the title of each show for more details about the performances.
Delbert McClinton – photo – artist website – video
Monday, September 30, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
No one genre can properly describe his style of music. McClinton’s music can be labeled as country, rock, rhythm and blues.
Capitol Steps – artist website – video
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
They put the MOCK in Democracy! Equally offending both the left and right sides of the political spectrum, the Steps cover the “low-lights” of Washington with their song parodies and comedic skits.
American Big Band “Home for the Holidays” – photo – photo2 – video
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – 7:30 p.m.
Kick off December and the Christmas season at the Cole. Not only will this show kick off the holiday season, it will swing, dance, and shake it off. Show features an eleven-piece on-stage band and eight dances.
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra – photo – photo2 – photo3 – artist website – video
Thursday, January 16, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.
This nineteen-piece big band is sure to get you “In The Mood” when it takes the audience on a “Sentimental Journey” to a time when big bands where king and music was swing!
Man of La Mancha – Play Bill
Monday, February 24, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.
Featuring twenty memorable songs, including “The Impossible Dream”, Man of La Mancha is the Broadway musical interpretation of the world’s first modern novel, Don Quoxite of La Mancha.
Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway – photo – artist website – Play Bill
Thursday, March 27, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.
Musical review of Broadway’s most celebrated shows. Features songs from a range of classic to modern songs sung by the actors who performed them on Broadway and on tour. Show is a follow-up to 100 Years of Broadway that was present at Cole in January 2012.
David Cassidy in Concert – photo – video – artist website – New Release - Play Bill
Monday, April 28, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.
Labeled by many of the original “teen idol,” Cassidy career was launched by the role of Keith Partridge on “The Partridge Family.”
Season Ticket Information: Purchasing season tickets for the DeWitt Series has numerous benefits including:
Season ticket prices range from $100.00 to$130.00 depending on the seating section. Contact the Cole Box Office for information about purchasing season tickets.
When available, single-show tickets are sold for $25.00-$40.00. Please call for specific show pricing. Calling the box office well in advance of the show will increase changes of securing tickets. Tickets are often available on the day of the performance.
Waiting list: Because of our typically sold out seasons, the Cole maintains a waiting list of patrons that have an interest in season tickets for the next season. Each year prior to the start of the season, these patrons receive a brochure with information about the coming season and seats that are available to purchase. If the tickets that are available are not purchased by the patron on the waiting list, the patron is removed from the waiting list. The waiting list is cleared out each year and the names are NOT automatically carried forward to the next season. The patron will need to contact the Cole office each year to re-activate their waiting list request.