Whether itâs country music, rock ânâ roll oldies, holiday classics or the best of Broadway, the upcoming 2017-18 season at the State Theatre in Uniontown has a little bit for everyone.
âEvery year, we look for shows that we feel would draw in a lot of people â shows that speak to the current audience, and perhaps reach out to people who donât regularly attend theater,â said Erica Miller with the State Theatre.
This year, the season opens with a performance by Darlene Love at 8 p.m., Oct. 7. Miller said itâs an interesting show to present because while people might not know her name, they would likely recognize her voice.
âShe wasnât always credited for her work,â Miller said, noting that Love was contracted under Phil Spector for a time. She went on to record her own music, as well as star on Broadway.
David Letterman fans likely know Love from her annual holiday performance on the show with âChristmas (Baby Please Come Home.)â
The show, sponsored in memory of Retta Semans, an active member of the Uniontown community who died in 2014, will feature Loveâs hits from her early days through todayâs tunes.
To enhance the upcoming show, the theater will also show the documentary film â20 Feet From Stardomâ at 7 p.m., Sept. 29, which highlights a number of background vocalists, including Love, and their journey through fame.
âItâs not every day you have the chance to see someone of this caliber in Uniontown,â Miller said.
The season continues with âRave On! The Buddy Holly Experienceâ at 8 p.m., Nov. 17.
Sponsored in part by The Producersâ Unit, the show follows the man that âchanged the world of music.â
âThereâs so many oldies music fans in the area, and you canât love oldies music without loving Buddy…