History

"Bringing the Best in the World of Entertainment to the Campus and the Community"

The Westminster Celebrity Series started as part of an Artist-Lecture series and has developed over the years into its present format and identity. Many great performers have graced the stage of Orr Auditorium since the inception of the program in 1967.

2013–2014


  • Air Supply
  • The Tenors: Lead with Your Heart
  • Under the Streetlamp
  • Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
  • Broadway by Jeri
  • Jim Brickman: The Love Tour
  • Junie B. Jones

 

2012–2013


  • The Midtown Men: 4 Stars from the Original Cast of Jersey Boys!
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Straight No Chaser
  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Chorus Line
  • Yesterday Once More: A Musical Tribute to the Carpenters Produced by Jim Brickman
  • The Velveteen Rabbit

 

2011–2012


  • An Evening with Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood
  • Debby Boone: Reflections of Rosemary
  • John Tesh: Big Band Christmas
  • The Texas Tenors
  • Ricky Nelson Remembered
  • The Golden Dragon Acrobats

 

2010–2011


  • The Oakridge Boys
  • Amy Grant
  • Jim Brickman: Christmas
  • Franc D'Ambrosio: Broadway
  • 1964...The Tribute
  • Strega Nona the Musical

 

2009–2010


  • The Lettermen
  • An Evening with Paul Anka
  • The Ten Tenors Christmas Show
  • StepCrew
  • Abbamania/Stayin' Alive
  • The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon

 

2008–2009


  • Neil Sedaka
  • Altar Boyz
  • The Spirit of Christmas
  • Vicki Lawrence: A Two Woman Show
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • Magic Tree House

 

2007–2008


  • Wayne Newton
  • Mac Frampton & The Hollywood Hills Orchestra
  • "Arthur Tricks the Tooth Fairy"
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert
  • War Bonds - The Letters and Songs of World War II
  • Marie Osmond - "The Magic of Christmas"
  • The Lowe Family
  • "Evita"

 

2006–2007


  • Michael Feinstein & Linda Eder
  • "Rhythm of the Dance"
  • "Christmas in Vienna"
  • Dorothy the Dinosaur's Dance Party
  • Bobby Vinton
  • Three Phantoms in Concert
  • Wonderful Town

 

2005–2006


  • "42nd Street"
  • Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
  • BLAST
  • The Spirit of Christmas
  • A Broadway Celebration
  • The Ten Tenors
  • Special Show: In the Mood

 

2004–2005


  • The Ten Tenors
  • "Crazy for You"
  • Mendelssohn Choir
  • John Pizzarelli and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra
  • Over the Rainbow with Faith Prince and Tom Wopat
  • Chrystal Gayle
  • Ben Vereen

 

2003–2004


  • Tony Danza
  • Leahy
  • Bob New Hart
  • Don McLean Christmas Show
  • Linda Eder
  • Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain
  • "Sound of Music"
  • Special Shows: "CATS" and In the Mood
  • Family Shows: Caillou and Tom Chapin

 

2002–2003


  • 5th Dimension
  • South Pacific
  • Anne Murray
  • Georgian State Dance
  • Glen Campbell
  • Youngstown Symphony Orchestra "A Grand Night for Singing"
  • Roger Williams
  • Special Show: Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris and Friends
  • Family Show: Tom Chapin

 

2001–2002


  • Jack Jones
  • My Fair Lady
  • Craig Schulman on Broadway with Youngstown Symphony Orchestra
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Curtain Up Strike Up the Band
  • Our Sinatra
  • Special Show: "The River City Brass Band "Christmas Bells are Ringing"

 

2000–2001


  • Melissa Manchester
  • Paul Anka
  • An Evening with Tony Orlando
  • Lee Greenwood
  • Sandy Duncan
  • Maureen McGovern & John Pizzarelli
  • The Lettermen
  • Special Show: The Glenn Miller Orchestra

 

1999–2000


  • Debbie Reynolds
  • "Annie"
  • Mark Russell
  • River City Brass Band
  • The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Burt Bacharach
  • Triple Gold
  • Special Show: Harvey Korman & Tim Conway

 

1998–1999


  • Spirit of The Dance
  • The Temptations
  • Neil Sedaka
  • Sandi Patty Christmas Show
  • The Oak Ridge Boys
  • Rich Little
  • Smokey Joe's CafĂ©
  • Special Show: "Grease"

 

1997–1998


  • Tommy Tune & The Manhattan Rhythm Kings
  • "Carousel"
  • The Coasters, Drifters, and Platters
  • Judy Collins Christmas Show
  • The Youngstown Symphony "The Met to Broadway"
  • Paul Anka
  • "Joseph & His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
  • Special Show: Bill Cosby

 

1996–1997


  • Betty Buckley
  • Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme
  • "42nd Street"
  • Tom Wopat and the Moffats
  • The Youngstown Symphony Valentine's Day Concert
  • "Annie Get Your Gun"
  • Marvin Hamlisch

 

1995–1996


  • The Youngstown Symphony "Stars of Broadway"
  • "Crazy For You"
  • Landsberg & Yount (pianists)
  • "A Christmas Carol"
  • "The Will Rogers Follies"
  • The Lettermen
  • Regis Philbin

 

1994–1995


  • Chita Rivera
  • "The Secret Garden"
  • Ben Vereen
  • Christmas With The Mantovani Orchestra
  • Keith Brion and the New Sousa Band
  • "Guys and Dolls"
  • Victor Borge

 

1993–1994


  • "Oklahoma"
  • Maureen McGovern
  • The Flying Karamazov Brothers
  • Rosemary Clooney's White Christmas Party
  • The Jack Daniels Silver Cornet Band
  • Roy Clark
  • Mark Russell

 

1992–1993


  • "Fiddler on the Roof"
  • "429 Miles off Broadway"
  • Tony Bennett
  • The Glenn Miller Christmas Show
  • "Peter Pan"
  • The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • The Peking Acrobats

 

1991–1992


  • Mark Russell
  • "Side By Side By Sondheim"
  • "Annie"
  • "Yuletime Celebration"
  • "Barnum"
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Hal Linden

 

1990–1991


  • Mel Torme & George Shearing
  • The Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • The Mozart Orchestra of Hamburg
  • "A Christmas Carol"
  • TheTamburitzans
  • The Mendelssohn Choir
  • "South Pacific"

 

1989–1990


  • Peter Samuelson-Magician
  • The New Grass Revival
  • "My Fair Lady"
  • The Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • "Absent Friends"
  • Leon Bates, pianist
  • Pittsburgh Dance Alloy
  • River City Brass Band
  • The Four Freshman