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Photo by Phil Martin IN striving to identify what attributes separate the live theatrical experience apart from ﬁlm, There is uniqueness to the live theatrical experience. Each performance is novel, with singular timing, distinctive in the industry when Mickey Rooney appears on our stage. The 5 Browns will make a premiere in Indiana as a stage the realization of its three-dimensional interaction and audience response. full of grand pianos grace the space in nature came to mind. How interesting Patrons have the power to inﬂuence Pruis Hall. that “ﬂat screen” televisions are the the very aura of the moment. No two It is my fervent belief that what we rage when our lives are so much more performances are identical; each is offer contributes to the quality of life full than just a horizontal and vertical an original work of artistic expression. for our many patrons. An individual’s deﬁnition. There maybe something comforting perceptions of the world are ultimately In dance productions great effort is about watching a rerun. However the inﬂuenced by the depth, breadth and expended to provide side lighting. This excitement, vitality and spontaneous totality one’s life experience. I trust serves to enhance the visual experience, nature of live productions can not be that you will be impacted by a “real” accentuating the stage area and emulated. experience this coming season at Emens fostering a more full perception of depth. We continue to strive to present a Auditorium. That is one of the special characteristics diverse array of dynamic performance of live performance-it is actually three opportunities for our campus and dimensional. Live theater occupies space. community. This season attendees will It has actual depth. The action and have to opportunity to view exceptional emotion are in real time. The action is in ballroom dancing by professional Tango Robert Myers, Director, John R. Emens living color; not recorded. artists or see in person a living legend College-Community Auditorium 2 765•285•1539 / 877•99•EMENS email@example.com artist series show Tango Buenos Aires Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Monday. September 24 – 7:30PM Tango. The Argentine tango has a mixture of African and Spanish antecedents, and also a strong General Admission: $25 adult, $10 youth, $15 inﬂuence from the Argentine milonga which is sung by Gauchos, the Argentine “cowboys.” In its artist series subscribers, $20 Pick 4+, $5 BSU students beginnings, the tango was an ill-famed dance, being very fashionable in dance halls and cabarets, and also because the choreography called for the couple to hold each other very close. Tango choreography allows for a lot of creativity, requiring breaks in the rhythm and perfect coordination between the dancers. Tango Buenos Aires toured the United States for its ﬁrst Coast-to-Coast tour during the 1998-99 season to great critical and popular acclaim, appearing in cities including Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, New York, and Chicago. Neil Berg’s 100 Years 100 Years of Broadway recreates the ﬁnest moments from the greatest musicals of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Aida, Jesus of Broadway Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. 100 Years of Broadway is a jubilant revue of Broadway’s most Wednesday, September 26 – 7:30PM beloved songs, including treasures from Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Neil Berg is the composer/lyricist of the Reserved Seating: $45/38/30/28 adult, $25/20 hit off-Broadway musical The Prince and the Pauper, which ran for two years at the Lamb’s Theater youth, $39/34/26/23 Pick 4+, BSU students free in advance. in New York City. Two of Berg’s new musicals have been selected for the prestigious New York Musical Theater Festival: The Man Who Would Be King, a musical realization of Rudyard Kipling’s novella, and Tim and Scrooge, the sequel to A Christmas Carol. Pink Floyd Experience Without question Pink Floyd remains one of the most inﬂuential rock bands of all time. The Pink Floyd Experience (PFX) is much more than just a ﬂawless recreation of the legendary songs that Saturday, September 29 – 8PM spanned decades in their appeal. PFX echoes everything that made Pink Floyd one of rock & roll’s Reserved Seating: $25 adult, $10 youth, $15 greatest icons. It’s a celebration of the music, the themes and the innovation that this great band artist series subscribers & Pick 4+, $5 BSU students brought to fans around the world. It is Pink Floyd up close and personal without losing the scope and power of their performance. Imagine a 45-foot wall crumbling to the stage to reveal six musicians. Or have your hair literally swept up by the helicopter that introduces their next song. Hear the cash registers in “Money” or the clocks in “Time” run around the room in full quadraphonic sound. And not to leave the fans wanting for more, the show ﬁnishes with a 12-foot long pig blimp that ﬂies over the audience and balconies in ﬁnal homage to Pink Floyd’s most familiar image! There’s much, much more from the classic airplane crash to ﬂoating eyeballs in the crowd… but we better leave a few surprises for the actual show. Ron White Comedian Ron White is probably best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon. But in 2006, with two Grammy nominations, a new CD “You Can’t Fix Stupid” and DVD, his second one-hour special on Comedy Central and a New York Times best-selling book, Ron has established himself as a star in his own right. From January 2000 through March 2003, Friday, October 12 – 8PM Ron performed in the highly-acclaimed “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” a show that played to sold-out Reserved Seating: $39.75 adult, $29.75 BSU audiences in over 90 cities and grossed over $15 million. Ron’s second and current one-hour special, students w/ID “You Can’t Fix Stupid” was ﬁlmed in January 2006 at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, TX. The special aired on Comedy Central to 4.5 million viewers to make it the 3rd largest audience in Comedy Central’s history and the #1 show in prime time on basic cable. The comedy CD of the same name was released on February 7, 2006 by Image Entertainment and premiered at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200, ranked #1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts for nine consecutive weeks and has been nominated for a 2007 Grammy Award. [Tickets for this event go on sale Friday, August 24 at 10AM. This show contains material of an adult nature.] artist series subscriber discount group discount family-friendly show pick 4+ discount Mickey Rooney Super Scientiﬁc Circus Joe Bonamassa Let’s Put on a Show Monday, October 29 – 7PM Tuesday, October 30 – 7:30PM Thursday, October 25 – 7:30PM General Admission: $10 ADV/$13 DOOR adult, General Admission: $20 ADV/$25 DOOR adults, $5 $5 youth, $8 ADV/$13 DOOR artist series subscribers & youth & BSU students, $15 ADV/$25 DOOR artist series Reserved Seating: $20 adult, $5 youth, $18 Pick 4+, $5 BSU students subscribers and pick 4+ artist series subscribers & Pick 4+, $5 BSU students The Super Scientiﬁc Circus starring Mr. Fish and Joe Bonamassa is a virtuoso blues-rock guitarist, With more than 200 ﬁlms, an Honorary Oscar Trent the Mime, proves that science can be fun singer-songwriter and a chart-topping Billboard for Lifetime Achievement and two Golden and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by artist. Joe got his start at the age of 12 when Globe awards, Mickey Rooney has had a truly the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish B.B. King invited him to serve as his opening legendary career. “Let’s Put On a Show!” is uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, act on the road. Soon after, Joe began opening an autobiographical musical, highlighted with bubbles, beachballs, bull whips, and magic to for other acts including George Thorogood, ﬁlm clips, humor and anecdotal memories that introduce the principles of friction, inertia, Peter Frampton, Joe Cocker and Gregg Allman. enjoyed a successful run Off-Broadway in New centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, Bonamassa organically fuses rock and roll York. Mickey is excited to share the stage with air pressure, and ultraviolet light. The program inﬂuences and contemporary sensibilities with his wife of more than 29 years, the singer/ is designed to help students understand that his unshakable blues roots creating a rich actress Jan Rooney. Drawing on a rich 80-plus science can be appreciated in everything we modern hybrid all its own. His muscular fusion year career, the musical numbers are broad see and do. Featuring circus skills, magic tricks, of righteous playing and keenly etched vocals ranged and are taken from Mickey’s ﬁlms, some comedy and mime the program illustrates has never been more seamless than on his original tunes and Jan’s vast repertoire, including fundamental scientiﬁc concepts. Learn why latest solo album, You & Me. Joe is an artist her tribute to Patsy Cline. Additionally the show bubbles are always round, how to put a needle deeply committed to supporting his blues roots features a moving tribute to Mickey’s famous through a balloon, why a whip cracks and much through the Blues In The Schools program and co-star from his days at MGM, Judy Garland. The more. has helped bring the program into more than a show also features an on stage trio. hundred schools across the country. 4 765•285•1539 / 877•99•EMENS firstname.lastname@example.org artist series show A Year with Frog and Toad Friday, November 9 – 7PM General Admission: $15 adult, $10 youth, $13.50 artist series subscribers & Pick 4+, $5 BSU students A hit on Broadway, A Year With Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards®— including Best Musical. Now, for the ﬁrst time, an all-new production will tour across North America. Arnold Lobel’s beloved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale’s musical A Year With Frog and Toad. Developed by Mr. Lobel’s daughter, Adrianne Lobel, the stage musical remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-ﬁlled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special. artist series subscriber discount group discount family-friendly show pick 4+ discount Photo by Phil Martin Peter Pan Thursday, November 15 – 7:30PM Reserved Seating: $48/40/35/32 adult, $25/20 youth, $43/36/31/29 Pick 4+, BSU students free in advance Finally! A musical the entire family can crow about! Don’t miss a beat of this fun-ﬁlled musical adventure; complete with lost boys, high-stepping pirates, the delightfully dangerous Captain Hook and the perennial charm of the boy who won’t grow up—Peter Pan! A classic tale of youth, joy and freedom — all captured in a lavish new production of this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Fly with Peter to the “second star to the right” and join the zany antics and the wistful wonderment of Neverland. It’s a magical journey you — and your family—will never forget. 6 765•285•1539 / 877•99•EMENS email@example.com artist series show Photo by Joan Marcus Hairspray St. Petersburg Ballet Movin’ Out Monday, December 3 – 7:30PM Theatre—Romeo & Juliet Thursday, January 24 – 7:30PM Reserved Seating: $49/42/38/35 adult, $25/20 Tuesday, January 15 – 7:30PM Reserved Seating: $49/42/38/35 adult, $25/20 youth, $44/38/34/30 Pick 4+, BSU students free in youth, $44/38/34/30 Pick 4+, BSU students free in advance Reserved Seating: $25 adult, $5 youth & BSU advance students, $20 artist series subscribers & Pick 4+ Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical- Five-time Grammy winner Billy Joel and The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre was founded comedy phenomenon takes you back to 1962 legendary director/choreographer Twyla Tharp as the ﬁrst Theatre of Ballet in Russia in 1966. Baltimore, as 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad sets have joined forces to create the spectacular new The company is currently led by Yuri Petukhov, a out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular musical Time Magazine declares “The #1 show prize-winning choreographer and balletmaster. show. Can a big girl with big dreams — and even of the year!” The New York Times calls Movin’ The company constantly extends its sphere of bigger hair! — change the world… and still have Out “a shimmering portrait of an American activity. Its creativity has developed over the time to win the boy she loves? This mega-hit is generation. These tornado driven dancers and years and the mastery of the high traditions of piled bouffant-high with laughter and romance — rock musicians propel the audience into delirious Russian Ballet is being passed on to a younger and enough deliriously tuneful new songs to ﬁll ovations.” Movin’ Out brings 24 Billy Joel classics generation of artists. The Theatre’s repertoire a nonstop platter-party. It’s the winner of eight to electrifying new life as it tells the story of consists of both classical and modern ballet 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. As ﬁve life-long friends over two turbulent decades. performances. Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, The New York Times says, “If life were everything It all adds up to one unforgettable Broadway Romeo and Juliet, comes to life in a three-act it should be, it would be more like Hairspray. It’s musical. ballet with music by Sergei Prokoﬁev and irresistible!” choreography by Serge Vikulov. artist series subscriber discount group discount family-friendly show pick 4+ discount Inspired by America— Supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Inspired by America is a ground- breaking program that fuses live chamber music performed by the critcally-acclaimed Cypress The Cypress String Quartet String Quartet with an original ﬁlm based on Dr. Jacob Needleman’s best-selling book, The American Thursday, January 31 – 7:30PM Soul. The ﬁlm features American masterpieces of art, landscapes, narration, news footage, readings and other images and forms of music reﬂecting the depth and diversity of the American story. General Admission: Free event funded by the Marie The Cypress String Quartet has performed to critical acclaim at prominent venues worldwide. The Smith Gray Lecture Fund. quartet members blend outstanding performance with innovative programming and exemplary leadership in education and outreach and bring concert audiences to their feet around the world. Evita Winner of seven Tony Awards®, Evita brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator, Juan Peron. Blessed with charisma, Eva Peron captivated Tuesday, February 12 – 7:30PM a nation by championing the working class. This exuberant production creates a gripping theatrical Reserved Seating: $49/42/38/35 adult, $25/20 experience and features Andrew Lloyd Webber’s compelling Latin, pop and jazz inﬂuenced score. youth, $44/38/34/30 Pick 4+, BSU students free in One of the most popular collaborations between Webber and Tim Rice, this legendary musical advance features the memorable song “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.” Peking Acrobats Hailing from the People’s Republic of China, The Peking Acrobats® have for decades been diplomats of their spirited culture. Since 1958, this elite group has toured the world over, leaving audiences Thursday, February 21 – 7PM spellbound by the graceful presentation of their ancient folk art, acrobatics. Carefully selected from General Admission: $20 adult, $10 youth, $15 the ﬁnest acrobat schools in China, these gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists and tumblers transform 2000- artist series subscribers & Pick 4+, $5 BSU students year-old athletic disciplines into an all-ages kaleidoscope of entertainment and wonder. The troupe remains the largest of its kind and performs under the direction and choreography of the Hai Family, known the world over for more than three generations of Chinese acrobatics. Moby Dick Rehearsed Only a fool — or perhaps a genius — would adapt one of the greatest American novels for the stage. Orson Welles was a bit of both. Theater enthusiasts will love what Orson Welles has created out of Wednesday, March 19 – 7:30PM that most famous tale, Moby Dick. The Acting Company’s production transforms Orson Welles’ play General Admission: $20 adult, $10 youth, $15 into deeply affecting theater. Director Casey Biggs and a team of extremely talented actors and artist series subscribers & Pick 4+, $5 BSU students designers create a mesmerizing theatrical tour-de-force that should be seen by young audiences and avid theatergoers alike. 8 765•285•1539 / 877•99•EMENS firstname.lastname@example.org artist series show artist series subscriber discount group discount family-friendly show pick 4+ discount Photo by Kevin Sprague Dimensions in Jazz 2008 Koresh Dance Little Women— Saturday, March 8 – 7:30PM Saturday, April 12 – 7:30PM The Broadway Musical General Admission: $5 adult, BSU students free in General Admission: $25 adult, $10 youth, $15 Wednesday, April 16 – 7:30PM advance artist series subscribers, $20 Pick 4+, $5 BSU students Reserved Seating: $48/40/35/32 adult, $25/20 The “Big Band” concept continues at Ball State Renowned for their powerful stage presence youth, $43/36/31/27 Pick 4+, BSU students free in University with Mark Buselli, Ball State’s new and high-energy style, Philadelphia’s Koresh advance Director of Jazz Studies in the School of Music, Dance Company has been hailed as an Join the remarkable March sisters —Jo, Meg, leading this year’s Art of Jazz series, Dimensions extraordinary and vital force in the local Beth and Amy — as one of America’s most in Jazz and the High School Jazz Band Festival and national dance scene. Founded in 1991 beloved books soars to the stage in Little in which hundreds of mid-west high school jazz by Israeli born choreographer and artistic Women—The Broadway Musical. This dazzling bands have performed. Competition winners director Ronen Koresh, this troupe presents new musical, based on Louisa May Alcott’s play on the evening concert where the Ball its audiences with an exciting and emotional timeless tale about the power of family, State Jazz Ensembles have appeared with guest blend of ballet, modern and jazz, molded into friendship and romance, is capturing the hearts jazz performers from throughout the world. a style of choreography that is both eloquent of a new generation and captivating audiences This season’s Dimensions in Jazz guest will give and explosive. There is something for everyone of all ages! Don’t miss the show New York workshops for visiting jazz bands members in Koresh’s exhilarating performances. The Newsday calls a “richly sentimental favorite with during the 35th annual High School Jazz Band company’s critically-acclaimed work attracts family-friendly appeal.” Festival and will appear in evening concert as increasing audiences across the nation, and well. Koresh’s reputation for passion and outstanding technique regularly results in sold-out performances. Photo by Joan Marcus 10 765•285•1539 / 877•99•EMENS email@example.com artist series show 44th Annual University Singers Spectacular Friday, April 4 – 7:30PM Saturday, April 5 – 7:30PM Reserved Seating & General Admission: $15 adult (RS), $10 (GA), BSU students free in advance. Ball State University Singers, a world-traveling group known as Indiana’s Ofﬁcial Goodwill Ambassadors, presents the 44th annual Spectacular. The group’s winning persona, fast- paced delivery, and high-energy show concept is a terriﬁc night of family-fun entertainment. A little bit country… a little bit rock and roll… a little bit Hollywood… University Singers sparkles and shines from overture to encore! artist series subscriber discount group discount family-friendly show pick 4+ discount Barrage Friday, April 18 – 7:30PM General Admission: $20 adult, $10 youth, $15 artist series subscribers & Pick 4+, $5 BSU students Barrage is a high-octane ﬁddle-fest that features an international, multi-talented cast performing an eclectic mix of music, song and dance. Barrage has entertained millions of people around the globe. Barrage performances offer a diverse fusion of cultures, musical styles and incredible performance vitality. The music of Barrage continues to evolve — combining contemporary world music inﬂuences, layered vocal arrangements and pulsating modern beats and rhythms. The young hip cast delivers the show with amazing energy and musical virtuosity that will take your breath away. Dinosaur Rock! Saturday, May 17 – 1PM General Admission: $10 ADV/$13 DOOR adult, $5 youth & BSU students, $8 ADV/$13 DOOR artist series subscribers/Pick 4+ The show that started it all for DinoRock Productions is returning by popular demand. Now that the children who grew up loving Dinosaur Rock! are in college and beyond, the Dinorockers have decided it’s time to introduce a new generation to Stella Stegosaurus, Danny Diplodocus and his mom Dinah, the Hadrosaur from Hackensack, Tyrannosaurus rex… rex… rex, the Leapin’ Lizards and a surprise eleventh hour ceratopsian in the original DinoRock fossil fantasy. An eccentric, yodeling paleontologist, always excited about dinosaurs, has found a way to bring them back to life. Award- winning songs, lovable characters, audience participation, all the hallmarks of DinoRock’s repertoire are there with the return of Dinosaur Rock! When Professor Jones visits the Natural History Museum and runs into his old friend The Dinosaur Lady, the bones come together. Photo by Freddie Lieberman Dinosaur Rock! premiered at The Smithsonian Institution’s Discovery Theatre in 1984. 12 765•285•1539 / 877•99•EMENS firstname.lastname@example.org artist series show speakers Greening of the Campus VII: Freshman Connections Presents James McBride Michael Shuman Eban Goodstein Tuesday, September 25 – 7:30PM General Admission: Free Event Thursday, September 6 at 7 p.m. Friday, September 7 at 7 p.m. General Admission: Free Event (public welcome) General Admission: Free Event (public welcome) James McBride, author of the Freshman Attorney and economist Michael Shuman, vice Eban Goodstein, project director of Focus Connections common president for enterprise development for the the Nation and professor of economics at reader for 2007, The Training & Development Corporation (TDC) of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Color of Water: A Bucksport, Maine, presents “The Small-Mart presents “Seen ‘An Inconvenient Truth’? What Black Man’s Tribute Revolution: The Growing Power of Campus Next? Focus the Nation on Global Warming to His White Mother, Economies.” Shuman has written, co-written, Solutions.” Focus the Nation: Global Warming was born in 1957 and or edited six books, including Going Local: Solutions for America is an unprecedented raised in Brooklyn Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global educational initiative involving more than a New York’s Red Hook Age. He has written more than 100 articles thousand colleges, universities, high schools, projects. The 8th on community economics, federalism, foreign middle schools, faith groups, of 12 children, he policy, and philanthropy civic organizations, and received his B.A., from Oberlin College, a MS.J in for periodicals like The businesses. Goodstein’s Journalism from Columbia University and is an Washington Post, The current research focuses accomplished writer, composer, and saxophonist. Weekly Standard, Foreign on the economics of As a writer, he is known for the work he Policy, Parade, The global climate change. produced in his eight years at The Boston Globe. New York Times, The He is the author of He has also written for People Magazine, The Nation, and Chronicle on the college textbook Washington Post, Essence, Rolling Stone and The Philanthropy. He has appeared on Economics and the Environment as well New York Times. As a composer, he has written the Lehrer News Hour and NPR’s Talk as The Trade-Off Myth: Fact and Fiction songs for Anita Baker and Grover Washington, of the Nation, and he is a periodic commentator About Jobs and the Environment and Fighting Jr., Purafe, Gary Burton, the Silver Burdell on NPR’s All Things Considered. In recent years for Love in the Century of Extinction: How music textbook series, and even for the PBS Shuman has been promoting the concepts in Passion and Politics Can Change the Future. He television character “Barney.” James served as Going Local through a variety of projects, and also is on the editorial board of Environment, musical director of the acclaimed Billie Holiday he serves as senior editor for a forthcoming Workplace, and Employment and the steering musical Lady Day, and wrote the scores for the Encyclopedia of Community. committee of the Center for the Applied Study musicals All Roads Lead Home and Harlem Kids of Economics and the Environment. Symphony. artist series subscriber discount group discount family-friendly show pick 4+ discount Photo by Andrew Southam 14 765•285•1539 / 877•99•EMENS email@example.com artist series show pruis sursa Emens Auditorium presents these events at Pruis Hall and Sursa Hall Chapter 6 Chapter 6 is a professional, a cappella ensemble from Illinois. Chapter 6 tours the U.S. and Canada, performing in a wide variety of venues. Their comedy-infused blend of pop, jazz, gospel and Pruis Hall • Tuesday, September 11 – 7:30PM rock, brings spontaneous bursts of laughter and applause throughout the show. High-energy General Admission: $19 adult, $5 youth & BSU performances feature diverse repertoire ranging from freshly-arranged swing standards and pop/ students, $15 artist series subscribers & Pick 4+ rock covers, to signature pieces such as “Ode To Krispy Kreme,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and crowd favorite, Chapter 6’s tribute to “The Wizard Of Oz.” In addition to exceptional musicianship, audiences experience Chapter 6’s contagious energy and spirit as they share great music, harmony, and the message of God’s hope and love. The group’s versatility and appeal knows no bounds, capturing audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Time for Three Back for an encore performance, Time for Three is a young, dynamic trio of classically-trained string musicians. Time for Three is a charismatic ensemble that transcends traditional performance Pruis Hall • Tuesday, February 19 – 7:30PM genres and draws on its reputation for having limitless enthusiasm and no musical boundaries. Time General Admission: $20 adult, $5 youth & BSU for Three’s founding members, violinists Zachary DePue and Nicolas Kendall and double bassist students, $15 artist series subscribers & Pick 4+ Ranaan Meyer, came together while enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music. The three share an understanding of the musical language of the Hungarian and Spanish gypsies, and Ranaan brought with him a deep understanding of jazz and improvisation, ingredients that greatly affected the musical tastes of the other two musicians. Though still in their late twenties, Time for Three has performed with many of the world’s preeminent conductors and orchestras, and continues to win over widely diverse audiences across America. The 5 Browns Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra and Desirae, otherwise known as The 5 Browns, bring together ﬁve distinctive and discriminating keyboard talents, honed at Julliard School, where for ﬁve consecutive Pruis Hall • Thursday, February 28 – 7:30PM years they studied simultaneously. Their irresistible story has been seen on Oprah, 60 Minutes and General Admission: $20 Adult, $5 Youth & BSU Good Morning America. Critics and concertgoers alike agree that The 5 Browns’ fresh approach students, $15 Artist Series Subscribers, $15 Pick 4+ brings newcomers to the classical music genre, but they also hail the pianists’ playing as “nothing less than wondrous,” while offering “an accessible and exhilarating journey into the world of classic music.” The concert will be classical in nature, but not quite like you’ve ever heard it before. Their fresh energy and sound is opening the doors to classical music for wider and younger audiences. Burning River Brass One of the most respected brass ensembles in the country, Burning River Brass has been dazzling audiences since 1996. Composed of 12 of the ﬁnest brass and percussion players, Burning River Sursa Hall • Thursday, November 8 – 8PM Brass strives to present a variety of music that audiences ﬁnd entertaining and that the ensemble Reserved Seating: $25 adult, $5 youth & BSU enjoys playing. The ensemble’s repertoire includes fresh arrangements of classic literature as well students, $20 artist series subscribers & Pick 4+ as original works written speciﬁcally for the group. The ensemble is consistently applauded for the infectious joy with which it performs. Burning River Brass has been heard on NPR’s Performance Today and Sunday Baroque as well as radio stations throughout the United States and abroad. artist series subscriber discount group discount family-friendly show pick 4+ discount sursa hall arts alive series at The Berlin Philharmonic Chanticleer Jackie Allen Wind Quintet Tuesday, November 6 – 8PM Tuesday, March 4 – 8PM Thursday, October 4 – 8PM Reserved Seating: $35 adults Reserved Seating: $35 adults Reserved Seating: $35 adults “America’s favorite choral ensemble” “There’s only one way to describe it: Wow.” New Yorker Magazine Jazz Times “It is rare to hear man perfectly integrated with music…It was a concert not to be forgotten.” “luxurious perfection” Los Angeles Times “Utterly distinctive…gorgeous” Billboard Washington Post “Precise, pure and deeply felt singing.” “A sparkling performance” Los Angeles Times “Superb…pure-toned instrumental textures, The New York Times smoothly blended ensemble and sterling musicianship…marvelous.” Chicago Tribune # LOWER LEVEL UPPER LEVEL Order Sursa Hall Tickets Now! 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Admission _____ @ $25 _____ @ $10 _____ @ $15 _____ @ $20 _____ @ $5 ________ 100 Years of Broadway* Sept. 26 Gold Circle Please Call _____ @ $25 • Please Call _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 1 _____ @ $38 _____ @ $25 • _____ @ $34 _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 2 & 3 _____ @ $30 _____ @ $20 • _____ @ $26 _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 4 _____ @ $28 _____ @ $20 • _____ @ $23 _____ @ $0 ________ Pink Floyd Experience*** Sept. 29 Reserved Seating _____ @ $25 _____ @ $10 _____ @ $15 _____ @ $15 _____ @ $5 ________ Ron White Oct. 12 Reserved Seating _____ @ $39.75 • • • _____ @ $29.75 ________ Mickey Rooney** Oct. 25 Reserved Seating _____ @ $20 _____ @ $5 _____ @ $18 _____ @ $18 _____ @ $5 ________ Super Scientiﬁc Circus Oct. 29 Gen. Admission _____ @ $10 _____ @ $5 _____ @ $8 _____ @ $8 _____ @ $5 ________ ($13 Door) ($13 Door) ($13 Door) Joe Bonamassa Oct. 30 Gen. Admission _____ @ $20 _____ @ $5 _____ @ $15 _____ @ $15 _____ @ $5 ________ ($25 Door) ($25 Door) ($25 Door) A Year with Frog & Toad Nov. 9 Gen. Admission _____ @ $15 _____ @ $10 _____ @ $13.50 _____ @ $13.50 _____ @ $5 ________ Peter Pan* Nov. 15 Gold Circle Please Call _____ @ $25 • Please Call _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 1 _____ @ $40 _____ @ $25 • _____ @ $36 _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 2 & 3 _____ @ $35 _____ @ $20 • _____ @ $31 _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 4 _____ @ $32 _____ @ $20 • _____ @ $29 _____ @ $0 ________ Hairspray* Dec. 3 Gold Circle Please Call _____ @ $25 • Please Call _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 1 _____ @ $42 _____ @ $25 • _____ @ $38 _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 2 & 3 _____ @ $38 _____ @ $20 • _____ @ $34 _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 4 _____ @ $35 _____ @ $20 • _____ @ $30 _____ @ $0 ________ St. Petersburg Ballet Jan. 15 Reserved Seating _____ @ $25 _____ @ $5 _____ @ $20 _____ @ $20 _____ @ $5 ________ Theatre—Romeo & Juliet** Movin’ Out* Jan. 24 Gold Circle Please Call _____ @ $25 • Please Call _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 1 _____ @ $42 _____ @ $25 • _____ @ $38 _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 2 & 3 _____ @ $38 _____ @ $20 • _____ @ $34 _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 4 _____ @ $35 _____ @ $20 • _____ @ $30 _____ @ $0 ________ Evita* Feb. 12 Gold Circle Please Call _____ @ $25 • Please Call _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 1 _____ @ $42 _____ @ $25 • _____ @ $38 _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 2 & 3 _____ @ $38 _____ @ $20 • _____ @ $34 _____ @ $0 ________ Zone 4 _____ @ $35 _____ @ $20 • _____ @ $30 _____ @ $0 ________ Peking Acrobats** Feb. 21 Gen. Admission _____ @ $20 _____ @ $10 _____ @ $15 _____ @ $15 _____ @ $5 ________ ◆ Dimensions in Jazz 2008 March 8 Gen. Admission _____ @ $5 • • • _____ @ $0 ________ Enter Page Subtotal Here (Continued on Back) ________ General Youth Artist Series Pick 4 + BSU Total Public (18 & under) Subscribers Choices Here Students Moby Dick Rehearsed** March 19 Gen. Admission _____ @ $20 _____ @ $10 _____ @ $15 _____ @ $15 _____ @ $5 ________ ◆ 44 Annual University th April 4 Reserved Seating ___ @ $15 • • • ___ @ $15 ________ Singers Spectacular Gen. Admission ___ @ $10 • • • ___ @ $0 ________ April 5 Reserved Seating ___ @ $15 • • • ___ @ $15 ________ Gen. Admission ___ @ $10 • • • ___ @ $0 ________ Koresh Dance* April 12 Gen. Admission ___ @ $25 ___ @ $10 ___ @ $15 ___ @ $20 ___ @ $5 ________ Little Women the April 16 Gold Circle Please Call ___ @ $25 • Please Call ___ @ $0 ________ Broadway Musical* Zone 1 ___ @ $40 ___ @ $25 • ___ @ $36 ___ @ $0 ________ Zone 2 & 3 ___ @ $35 ___ @ $20 • ___ @ $31 ___ @ $0 ________ Zone 4 ___ @ $32 ___ @ $20 • ___ @ $27 ___ @ $0 ________ Barrage** April 18 Gen. Admission ___ @ $20 ___ @ $10 ___ @ $15 ___ @ $15 ___ @ $5 ________ Dinosaur Rock! May 17 Gen. Admission ___ @ $10 ___ @ $5 ___ @ $8 ___ @ $8 ___ @ $5 ________ ($13 Door) ($13 Door) ($13 Door) Appearing at Pruis Hall Chapter 6** Sept. 11 Gen. Admission ___ @ $19 ___ @ $5 ___ @ $15 ___ @ $15 ___ @ $5 ________ Time for Three** Feb. 19 Gen. Admission ___ @ $20 ___ @ $5 ___ @ $15 ___ @ $15 ___ @ $5 ________ The 5 Browns** Feb. 28 Gen. Admission ___ @ $20 ___ @ $5 ___ @ $15 ___ @ $15 ___ @ $5 ________ Appearing at Sursa Hall ■ Burning River Brass Nov. 8 Reserved Seating ___ @ $25 ___ @ $5 ___ @ $20 ___ @ $20 ___ @ $5 ________ Artist Series Event If you have a group of 20 or more and would like to order group tickets, please Enter Page Subtotal Here ________ call the box ofﬁce at (765) 285-1539 or toll-free at (877) 99-EMENS for assistance. ■ Please see Sursa Hall * Groups of 20 or more receive $10 off the adult single admission ticket price[s] Seating Chart on p. 16 ** Groups of 20 or more receive $5 off the adult single admission ticket price[s] ◆ School of Music Event *** Groups of 20 or more receive $18 single admission adult ticket 1. Enter the subtotal from the bottom of page 17: 2. Enter the subtotal from this page: 3. Add the one-time handling and postage fee: $4 $4 4. I want to help support the arts at Emens. Please accept my tax-deductible gift. (Make donation checks payable to the Emens Performance Fund.) 5. Add lines 1-4 here to calculate total amount due: Name Select Payment Method: Address ❏ Check (make payable to Ball State University) City, State, Zip ❏ Visa ❏ Mastercard ❏ Discover Daytime Phone Card Number Evening Phone Expiration Date Email Authorized Signature Send completed form to: Emens Auditorium, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306 You may also purchase tickets at the Emens box ofﬁce, charge by-phone at (765) 644-3131, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.Ticketmaster.com or 18 www.bsu.edu/emens. All ticket sales are subject to availability, all sales are ﬁnal. If the number of seats/price level indicated on order form are unavailable, best available seats will be substituted. Emens Auditorium For your convenience, this calendar is perforated so that you may remove it and post it in a handy place. calendar September 6&7 Thurs., Fri. 7PM Greening of the Campus VII 11 Tuesday 7:30PM Chapter 6 ◆ 15 Saturday 7:30PM Muncie Symphony Orchestra — Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves 24 Monday 7:30PM Tango Buenos Aires 25 Tuesday 7:30PM Freshman Connections Presentation — Author James McBride 26 Wednesday 7:30PM 100 Years of Broadway 29 Saturday 8PM Pink Floyd Experience October 4 Thursday 8PM The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet ( ■ Arts Alive Series) 12 Friday 8PM Ron White 25 Thursday 7:30PM Mickey Rooney Let’s Put On a Show 29 Monday 7PM Super Scientiﬁc Circus 30 Tuesday 7:30PM Joe Bonamassa November 3 Saturday 7:30PM Muncie Symphony Orchestra — Classical Mystery Tour (Fisher-Shafer Pops Concert) 6 Tuesday 8PM Chanticleer ( ■ Arts Alive Series) 8 Thursday 7:30PM Burning River Brass ( ■ Emens presents at Sursa Hall) 9 Friday 7PM A Year with Frog & Toad 15 Thursday 7:30PM Peter Pan December 1 Saturday 4PM Muncie Symphony Orchestra — Symphony of Toys 3 Monday 7:30PM Hairspray January 15 Tuesday 7:30PM St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre — Romeo & Juliet 24 Thursday 7:30PM Movin’ Out 31 Thursday 7:30PM Inspired by America featuring the Cypress String Quartet (Free Event) February 12 Tuesday 7:30PM Evita 16 Saturday 7:30PM Muncie Symphony Orchestra — Nothing But Love 19 Tuesday 7:30PM Time for Three ◆ 21 Thursday 7PM Peking Acrobats 28 Thursday 7:30PM The 5 Browns ◆ March 4 Tuesday 8PM Jackie Allen, jazz singer ( ■ Arts Alive Series) 8 Saturday 7:30PM Dimensions in Jazz 2008 19 Wednesday 7:30PM The Acting Company — Moby Dick Rehearsed 29 Saturday 7:30PM Muncie Symphony Orchestra — Bohemian Rhapsody April 4&5 Fri., Sat. 7:30PM 44th Annual University Singers Spectacular 12 Saturday 7:30PM Koresh Dance 16 Wednesday 7:30PM Little Women the Broadway Musical 18 Friday 7:30PM Barrage Artist Series Event 26 Saturday 7:30PM Muncie Symphony Orchestra —The Resurrection ■Performance in Sursa Hall May 17 Saturday 1PM Dinosaur Rock! ◆ Performance in Pruis Hall info Photo by Phil Martin HELPFUL Tickets: Unless otherwise noted, all events go on sale Friday, August 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Emens box ofﬁce, via phone (765) 644-3131, online at www. ticketmaster.com, or via mail using the order form on pages 17-18. Box Ofﬁce Policies: Orders processed less than seven days prior to a performance will be held at the box ofﬁce. Hours: The Emens Auditorium box ofﬁce is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and two hours prior to each performance. Summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information call (765) 285-1539, toll-free (877) 99-EMENS or visit www.bsu.edu/emens. Tickets for children: Regardless of age, everyone in attendance must have a ticket, sit in a seat, and be able to sit quietly throughout the performance. Not all performances are appropriate for children. If you are unsure, ask a box ofﬁce representative prior to purchasing if the event is appropriate for your child. Out of respect to all patrons, we discourage bringing infants to any performance. Refunds: Due to the nature of the performing arts, programs are subject to change. Refunds are given only in the case of event cancellation or date change. Refunds are made to the original purchaser only. Handling fees are not refundable. If you ﬁnd you are unable to attend an event consider the following options: (1) Share your tickets with a friend or co-worker, (2) Give your tickets to the Muncie Center for the Arts for distribution among those who are less fortunate and would otherwise be unable to attend. Send your tickets to, Muncie Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 64, Muncie, IN, 47308 or call 20 765.286.5347 for more information. 765•285•1539 / 877•99•EMENS firstname.lastname@example.org Exchanges: Exchanges will be made for events distances. Handicap parking spaces are located Library bearing multiple performance times only. You on the east drive adjacent to Emens and in the P parking lot Pruis Hall G may exchange one performance time for Emens parking garage. another performance time within the same G garage Emens Restrooms: Facilities are located in the balcony event. Exchanges will be made for the original shuttle stop and lower levels. Restrooms are also located purchaser only and a $5 transaction fee will be in the adjacent buildings and are accessible at assessed. intermission only. Riverside Ave. Music Instruction Building (Sursa Hall Events) Lost Tickets: Emens box ofﬁce can reprint lost McKinley Ave. Recording Devices, Cameras and Cell Phones: tickets for the original ticket purchaser. A $5 G Due to contractual agreements and as a Ashland Ave. transaction fee will be assessed. University Ave. courtesy to those around you, use of electronic Curtain Times: Curtain times vary. Please check equipment is not permitted in the auditorium. Student your tickets for start times. Our staff makes Please be sure to silence cell phones and pagers P Center P every effort to open lobby doors at 30 minutes prior to the start of performances. prior to each performance. Martin St. Changes: All dates, times and events are ﬁrm G Late Seating: According to artist contractual at the time of publication, but are subject to Gilbert Ave. agreements, patrons who arrive late may be change/and or cancellation. P asked to wait in the lobby and will be seated at the ﬁrst appropriate break in the program. We We Love Groups! There’s no better make every attempt to begin each performance way to reward or thank clients or employees Special thanks to our media partners on time. or to spend an evening with a group or civic organization, than with a group outing at Emens Special Accommodations: Please call the Auditorium. Enjoy top-quality entertainment Emens box ofﬁce to order tickets if you have at reasonable prices with our group discounts. special needs. Emens Auditorium is equipped Group discounts are available for groups of 20 with an accessible elevator for our mobility- or more and can save patrons up to 20% off impaired patrons. Wheelchair accessible seating the single admission adult price. Impress clients is located throughout the auditorium. Booster with something special and memorable. Give seats are available for children at the box ofﬁce. your employees a gift they can share with their For our hearing-impaired patrons we offer family. An outing at Emens makes a fabulous infrared listening systems at the box ofﬁce. employee appreciation banquet alternative. Please alert the box ofﬁce as to any special Rent the lounge for a pre-party function. Look needs at least two weeks prior to an event. for shows with group discounts throughout the Parking: There are parking garages located brochure. Please call the box ofﬁce for more behind Emens, south of Emens behind the information at (765) 285-1539 or toll-free at gift certiﬁcates. You never have to worry about Music Instruction Building, and near the L.A. (877) 99-EMENS. size or style when you give Emens Auditorium Pittenger Student Center at the corner of Gilbert gift certiﬁcates. Gift certiﬁcates can be used & McKinley. There may be a nominal fee for Give the Gift of Performance! to purchase tickets for any performance on sale parking in these structures. Free shuttle service Looking for a unique alternative to the everyday at the Emens box ofﬁce. There’s no more ideal is available for all Artist Series events. Shuttles restaurant and movie gift certiﬁcate? Looking way to reward or thank business clients and run one hour prior to a performance and for really special gift for a client or co-worker, employees than with a gift they can’t wait to resume immediately following. Drop-off service but aren’t sure quite what they like? Give the exchange. Gift certiﬁcates are available at our is allowed for patrons unable to walk long gift of performance with Emens Auditorium box ofﬁce.