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series 2018/19

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t o t h e 2 0 1 8 / 1 9 B r o adway S e r i e s There’s no better place to experience the thrill of Broadway than the EKU Center. Our state-of-theart 2,000-seat venue boasts outstanding acoustics, unobstructed sight lines, ample parking, and all the amenities of a world-class performing arts center. This season ADVENTURE AWAITS you with five extraordinary musical theater productions... Take a fabulously fun trip to Harvard Law with Elle Woods in LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL. This sassy stage version of the beloved movie will have you in stitches, and rushing home to practice your ‘bend and snap.’ Discover the magic of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA. A new take on the classic fairy tale, this lush production is sure to entertain audiences of all ages with jaw-dropping transformations, an incredible orchestra, and some surprising new twists. Get your coconuts ready! Those silly English Knnnnnnnn-ighuts from MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT will be questing for the Holy Grail at the EKU Center. This hilarious production has it all: flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers. Join Maria and the von Trapp Family in a brand new production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC. We bet you can already sing most of the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award winning songs! And for the holidays, we invite you to experience the touching, redemptive journey of Ebenezer Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Find out why audiences everywhere cherish this lavish Christmastime production. So, what are you waiting for? Your ADVENTURE AWAITS at EKU Center! Skip Daugherty Executive Director EKU Center for the Arts

F e b r ua r y 7, 2 0 1 9 7 : 3 0 P M Fabulously fun and award-winning Legally Blonde - The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and still the smartest person in the room. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. Legally Blonde - The Musical warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be way too much fun and hilarious to boot. $35 / $45 / $55 / $75 / 859.622.7469


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March 3, 2019 7:30 PM Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more—plus some surprising new twists! Discover Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes. $39.50 / $55 / $65 / $80 / 859.622.7469


April 10, 2019 7:30 PM The Tony-winning Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, brings its search for the Holy Grail to the EKU Center. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. With a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy-winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up SPAMALOT! $39.50 / $55 / $65 / $80 / 859.622.7469


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M ay 2 , 2 0 1 9 7 : 3 0 P M The hills are alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to the EKU Center. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. $49 / $59 / $79 / $89 / 859.622.7469


D e c e mb e r 4 , 2 0 1 8 7 : 3 0 P M This celebrated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL is rich with enchanting ensemble music, alive with color and movement, and tells the magical tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim in a way people of all ages enjoy. Throughout this classic story are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday favorites, inlcuding “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Wassail Wassail,” “Good Christian Men Rejoice,” “Away In A Manger,” “Greensleeves,” and many more. Featuring a cast of 24 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences everywhere cherish this sumptuous holiday production. $35 / $45 / $55 / 859.622.7469


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Box Office Information T i ck e t s : e kuc e nt e r . c o m / 8 5 9 . 6 2 2 . 74 6 9 TICKET FEES - Tickets purchased online and by phone are subject to a convenience fee per ticket. No convenience fees are charged when purchasing tickets in person at the EKU Center box office. A $3.50 order fee will be assessed on all orders, regardless of purchase method. REFUND POLICY - All ticket sales are final and may not be refunded or exchanged, unless an event is canceled or a date changed. TICKETS PURCHASED BY THIRD PARTIES - Etix is the only official ticket provider of the EKU Center. Other websites and phone services are operated by third party, unauthorized ticket resellers who charge substantially more than the face value of the tickets, for tickets that may even be stolen or counterfeit. To guarantee entrance to a performance, always purchase tickets through,, or by calling 859.622.7469. CHILDREN, FAMILIES & INFANTS - Due to fire code, all patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for entry. This includes infants. Our box office staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding child-appropriate performances. DOORS & SEATING - Lobby doors and box office open approximately 90 minutes prior to the announced show time. The Grand Hall doors open 45 minutes prior to most performances. Latecomers will be admitted at the discretion of management during an appropriate pause in the program. TICKET MAILING & WILL CALL - Ticket orders received less than 10 days before the performance will be emailed or held at will call. Please arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to the start time of the performance to pick up will call tickets. Tickets will only be released to the patron who ordered the tickets unless prior notice is given to the box office of your designee. Photo ID may be required. LOST OR MISPLACED TICKETS - If you can’t find your tickets, visit or call the box office at 859.622.7469 for a reprint. Picture ID may be required. RETURNED CHECKS - Checks returned for insufficient funds will have a $25 service fee. PAYMENT OPTIONS - MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Cash, Checks

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EKU Center 2018-19 Broadway Series  

With this lineup of blockbuster hits and Tony Award-winning shows, you'll want to grab seats before they're gone!

EKU Center 2018-19 Broadway Series  

With this lineup of blockbuster hits and Tony Award-winning shows, you'll want to grab seats before they're gone!