Disco and pet rocks … This is the ‘70s
FOLOSM — Following the successful run of This is the ‘60s last season at the Harris Center/Three Stages, This Is The ‘70s picks up where last season’s show left off. The decade that brought us waterbeds, leisure suits and pet rocks also spawned one of the most diverse periods in music history in the 20th Century.
More than a stage show, and much more than a concert, the ‘70s return — live and on stage. The show is a total immersion into the pop culture of the period, including vintage TV commercials, retro dance numbers, period fashion, animated graphics of the era, rare historic newsreel footage ranging from Watergate to Apollo 13 to Saturday Night Fever and note-for-note live music renditions of the greatest hits of the decade.
With thirty songs from a soundtrack that united a generation, This is the ‘70s features the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Doobie Brothers, Peter Frampton, Carly Simon, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, The Band, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Journey, Michael Jackson, Yes, Bee Gees, Boston, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Heart, The Guess Who, Badfinger and many more. Performed live with no pre-recorded samples, the two-hour show features the skill and versatility of eight seasoned performers.
The unique show design is the brainchild of Lyric Media President and producer/director Jim Duffy, a veteran documentary filmmaker, author and musician who has created programming for Discovery Networks and other national media outlets.
“I combined the two elements I love most: music and storytelling,” explained Duffy. “Just like our This Is The ‘60s show, This Is The ’70s takes the audience on a journey — one that’s designed to entertain, educate, and stimulate.”
This is the ‘70s will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, and 2 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. Tickets are $35 to $49 with premium seats available for $55 and $59. There is a 10 percent discount on Sunday night single tickets. Purchase tickets online at harriscenter.net or from Harris Center ticket office at (916) 608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, facing East Bidwell Street.