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Clay Center announces spring 2013 performance schedule

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The Clay Center has announced the lineup for its 2013 spring performance season.

Headliners this year are blues performers Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, as well as country singer and American Idol alum Scotty McCreery. Classic theatre, comedy and a meet-and-greet with animal trainer Jack Hanna complete the lineup.

The spring Clay Center Presents Season includes:

Walnut Street Theatre: Around the World in 80 Days: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17

– Hold on to the edge of your seat as you join Phileas Fogg and his trusty valet as they

race against time in this suspenseful journey. It's a whirlwind adventure full of daring encounters and exotic lands intertwined with villainy, secret plots and a damsel in


 Kenny Rogers: 7:30 p.m. March 6

– He's an entertainment icon,universally recognized for crossover hits in both country and pop music. Don't miss your chance to hear timeless classics from this Grammy Award-winning legend including "The Gambler," "Lady" and "We've Got Tonight."

Ben Williams & Sound Effect: 8 p.m.  March 23

– An electric and acoustic bass player with enormous talent, he's quickly taken the jazz world by storm. This versatile musician combines jazz, R&B, hip-hop and classical in a performance guaranteed to be phenomenal.

The Capitol Steps: 7:30 p.m.  April 7

Don't miss the side-splitting political comedy, song parodies and hilarious skits performed by "the only group in America that attempts to be funnier than Congress." Returning to the Clay Center stage, they bring their latest show "Take the Money and Run — for President."

Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live presented by Nationwide Insurance: 8 p.m.  April 19 

– Get ready for an action-packed adventure with America's favorite zookeeper. Fall in love with Hanna's exotic, endearing animal friends and learn something new from the fascinating stories and footage of his travels around the world.

 Scotty McCreery: 8 p.m.  Feb. 23

– This history-making American Idol winner captured the hearts of millions with his deep baritone voice and pure country style. Hear hits like "The Trouble with Girls" and "I Love You This Big" and see why he was recently named Billboard magazine's No.1 new country artist.

Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24

– Feel the electric blues pulse through your body in a special performance by these two musical giants. Chicago's blues king, Buddy Guy, and young music sensation Jonny Lang heat up the stage with their distinct vocal styles and Grammy Award-winning guitar riffs.

Only season ticket holders have the exclusive opportunity to buy tickets for special headliner events Scotty McCreery and Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang before single tickets go on sale to the general public. Subscriptions to the five-show season can be purchased for $89.25. Subscribers can take advantage of other benefits, including advanced priority notice and the chance to buy tickets for performances added to the season before they go on sale to the general public, as well as priority renewal for the fall 2013 season.

 The spring 2013 performance season is sponsored by Huntington Bank and Frost Brown Todd Attorneys.

 Ticket Information:

Season ticket packages are on sale now. Current season ticket holders have until 5 p.m. Jan.  20 to  renew and receive seating priority.

Single tickets for all Clay Center Presents spring 2013 performances will go on sale at 10 a.m., Feb. 2.

In person: Box office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By phone: Call 304-561-3570 during regular box office hours.

Online: Visit to submit an online order form.