New Season Announced and Paramount to Shine in 2013-2014

Bill Blagg will bring magic to the Paramount stage twice on Dec. 28.

Today, Paramount President and CEO Tim Rater announced the addition of a diverse list of live music acts, nationally recognized comedy stars, a new slate of holiday shows, and spectacular family friendly performances guaranteed to entertain Paramount audiences year-round in 2013-14.

The Paramount’s 82nd season launches on Friday, August 23 at 5 p.m. with the annual Season Kick Off Party in the Paramount’s beautiful Grand Gallery, followed by the first concert of the new season, the Happy Together Tour. For only $10, Kick Off Party guests will enjoy delicious pre-show appetizers prepared by area restaurants and dining partners, a cash bar, and chances to win amazing prizes from 5 to 7 p.m. Following the party is the Happy Together Tour at 8 p.m., with a re-booted line-up for 2013 boasting some of the great pop and rock stars of the 1960’s:  The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie; Gary Puckett & Union Gap; Gary Lewis & The Playboys, and past members of Three Dog Night and Paul Revere & The Raiders.

Paramount’s 2013-14 season continues with Vegas comedian Terry Fator (October 12), Selected Shorts featuring Denis O’Hare, Kate Burton and Kirsten Vangsness (October 13), Momtourage starring Caroline Rhea, Carol Leifer and Kym Whitley (October 18), Larry The Cable Guy (October 19), Garrison Keillor (November 19), The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue (December 6-22, in the Copley Theatre), Ballet Folklorico (December 6), A Christmas Carol (December 7-9), Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis (December 14), Christmas with the Celts (December 18), magician Bill Blagg (December 28), two New Year’s Eve performances of Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel (December 31), a special Valentine’s Day performance by The Midtown Men (February 14), The Peking Acrobats (February 16), Voca People (April 19), 3 Redneck Tenors (May 16), The King, The Killer & Cash: A Tribute to Sun Studios starring members of Million Dollar Quartet, and Imagination Movers (May 17).

Stay tuned for more shows to be announced, including a full slate of children’s productions.

Current Paramount subscribers get first dibs on tickets and the best seats through Wednesday, August 7. On Friday, August 9 at 10 a.m., the Paramount General Season will go on sale to the public. If you are not already a subscriber, you can choose to become one at this time by purchasing a minimum of four shows (General Season and/or Broadway) and receive at least five percent off additional single tickets and the best remaining seats. To become a subscriber or to purchase single tickets to individual shows, please call the box office at 630.896.6666, stop by in person at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora, or go online at