Written by: Mary Adair Trumbly – Highlands PAC | Problem: 2021/07 – July

Men are from Mars / Women are from Venus: LIVE, scheduled for August 14, brings a dash of dashing fun to the Plateau; while Neil Zirconia offers A Beautiful Noise on September 17th. For tickets and more information, visit


The Highlands Performing Arts Center is open. We had two wonderful live concerts in June.

We are now preparing for our August and September concerts.

At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday August 14, it’s Comedy – Men are from Mars / Women are from Venus: LIVE. This off-Broadway hit comedy is a solo fusion of theater and stand-up, and is a light theatrical comedy based on The New York Times # 1 best-selling book of the past decade by John Gray. Moving quickly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples nudging each other all night long when they see each other on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and laughing like little children! When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are terribly hysterical. It’s a great recipe for a romantic date: a little storytelling mixed with a bit of comedy and a sprinkle of wise wisdom from the book. A delicious evening of entertainment!

September brings Retro Rock / Yacht Rock to PAC. On Friday September 17th, we are offering you a fabulous fake diamond: A tribute to Neil Diamond by Neil Zirconia. He will take you on an exciting journey into the past that only Neil himself can inspire. It will hold your attention with the stage presence and charisma that are pure Neil. Not to mention his unique baritone voice and singing abilities that sound so amazingly like Neil Diamond you won’t believe your ears. The resemblance is extraordinary. Neil Zirconia has perfected all the emotion, excitement and magic of Neil Diamond. People of all ages are touched by the power of his words and the beauty of his music.

More soon: Broadway by Bravo Amici, Sunday, September 26; and more Retro Rock by Fleetwood Mask on Friday October 1st.

Tickets are available online at – click on the red Performing Arts Center tab.

Cory E. Barnes

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