Mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, a new work by Taiwan's Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, bluesman Dr. John and a '90s take on Shakespeare by the Acting Company are part of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts' characteristically eclectic sixth season, announced today.
The husband-and-wife team of Gorme open the 1997-98 season Aug. 15 and 16. Other highlights:
* The Pointer Sisters (Aug. 29-30).
* Judy Collins (Sept. 20).
* Penn & Teller (Sept. 26-27).
* The Harry James Orchestra leading a "Big Band Salute" (Jan. 9).
* Itzhak Perlman (Feb. 7).
* Tammy Wynette with Daryle Singletary (Feb. 27-28).
* Bela Fleck and the Flecktones with Stanley Jordan (May 22-23).
Cloud Gate's full-length "Songs of the Wanderers" (Feb. 18-21) will be a North American premiere. Other dance events include France's Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse (Feb. 10-12) in its first U.S. tour, Stars of the Kirov (Oct. 22-25) and Anjani's Kathak Dance of India (Sept. 13).