Craterian Performances has announced its 2013-14 season with a lineup of 32 shows, including four musicals, stand-up comedian Jason Alexander of "Seinfeld" fame and 14 musical acts ranging from the Vienna Boys Choir to Lyle Lovett.
The year will also include local productions by the Teen Musical Theater of Oregon and Next Stage Repertory Company, the 11th annual GingerBread Jubilee and a free community event showcasing local music students.
The musicals to be presented at the 732-seat Craterian Theater at The Collier Center for the Performing Arts are "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash" on Oct.17, "MAMMA MIA!" on Jan. 21, a new "steam punk" production of "The Fantasticks" on Jan. 26 and "Hair" on April 23.
Alexander, best known as George Costanza on "Seinfeld," will perform on Nov. 13 with an act featuring stand-up comedy, music, audience participation and a "Seinfeld" Q & A session.
Other scheduled performances include:
Aug. 18 — Gospel Music Association Dove Award record setter Steven Curtis Chapman.
Sept. 19 — The Aaron Neville Duo (Neville accompanied by a pianist) revisits the doo-wop era.
Oct. 12 — The Broadway Dolls brings its "Best of Manhattan" concert, celebrating Broadway music, rock & roll, '60s girl groups and dance.
Oct. 24 — Rufus Wainwright, referred to by Elton John as "the greatest songwriter on the planet."
Oct. 27 — Bernadette Peters in "A Collier Center Celebration: Honoring James Morrison Collier." The star of stage and screen will perform some of her favorite musical numbers from throughout her career, accompanied by a nine-piece ensemble.
Nov. 1 — The Vienna Boys Choir performs everything from medieval to contemporary and experimental music.
Nov. 16 — The Pacific Mambo Orchestra's Latin big band tunes.
Nov. 19 — Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt perform an all-acoustic concert.
Jan. 13 — The Golden Dragon Acrobats return with Cirque Ziva.
Jan. 30 — "Classic Albums Live: Abbey Road" recreates every song note for note, cut for cut from the iconic Beatles album.
Feb. 1 — "Feet Don't Fail Me Now," a high-speed mix of beat-boxing, jazz/funk music and tap dancing.
Feb. 5 — Drum Tao's new production, "Phoenix Rising."
Feb. 8 — "Late Nite Catechism 3: 'Til Death Do Us Part," which will include Sister's unique version of "The Newlywed Game" played with audience members.
Feb. 14 — Comedian, actor, producer and game show host Drew Carey in a Valentine's Date Night for mature audiences.
Feb. 20 — Fireworks Ensemble's "American Tapestry" program.
March 26 — The Pink Floyd Experience.
April 4 — Taylor 2 brings the modern dance of choreographer Paul Taylor.
April 5 — Dove and Juno Award nominee Jim Witter and his band lead a musical tour of the 1970s.
April 10 — Kathy Mattea returns to the Craterian with songs from her Appalachian roots.
Contributing members to Craterian Performances may order tickets in advance of the general public, beginning Tuesday, June 4.
The Box Office opens for public sales on July 16. The Box Office is at 16 S. Bartlett St. in Medford and can be reached at 541-779-3000. Internet sales will begin July 23 at www.craterian.org.