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BE PART OF IT ALL!


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Lyle Lovett and his Large Band Gaelic Storm An Evening with Garrison Keillor Under the Streetlamp Taylor 2 Ben Sollee Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live Josh Turner The Second City Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas Straight No Chaser Christmas Million Dollar Quartet Wild Kratts Live! Carrie Newcomer Gregory Porter Alton Brown Live The Hot Sardines Kodo Anything Goes Mike Daisey, “Life During Wartime” Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond Audra McDonald Kronos Quartet Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Pilobolus David Sedaris Australian Chamber Orchestra with Martin Fröst, clarinet Rosanne Cash Lexington Children’s Theatre

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Great performances, the flexibility to build a subscription of the shows you want to see, more opportunities to get close to the artists you love, and build memories you’ll never forget… there are so many reasons this is the season to Be Part of it All! at the EKU Center for the Arts! The best moments in life usually don’t involve things. It’s the experiences we share with loved ones, family, friends, and the community that stay with us and become the benchmarks of time well spent. Your experience is important to us! And we want you to Be Part of it All! There are some fun ways we’re bringing the arts closer to you than ever before in the EKU Center’s 2014/15 season. A few things you’ll want to look for this year: • • • • •

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New discounts! Whether you’re a senior, active and retired military, a student, or youth, the performing arts are for everyone. Find a price that fits your place in life. A new seating chart that brings new seating options at every price point. …plus a new series where your seats are on stage with the artist! Learn more about the performance you’re seeing with fun and informative pre-show activities at many events throughout the year. Show your love of the performing arts by supporting the EKU Center. Your annual contributions allow the EKU Center to continue to bring the best artists to Central Kentucky while keeping our ticket prices low and providing arts education programs in the community. Your support also improves your experience by providing benefits including preferred parking, advance notification of added performances, early ticket buying opportunities, and much more. Improved ADA access. Buy your accessible seating online 24/7 and select seats from a widerranging selection of accessible seats. Have a special need? Let our box office know and we’ll be glad to help you! Feel refreshed! Purchase a spill-proof EKU Center cup in the lobby and then relax and enjoy the drink you’ve purchased at our concession stand in the comfort of your seat during the performance.

And we haven’t even talked about the shows! There’s so much to enjoy this year. Laugh along with Garrison Keillor, David Sedaris, and The Second City! Enjoy Broadway’s best with Million Dollar Quartet, Anything Goes, five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, and Under the Streetlamp, the enormously popular show that spun off from the original Jersey Boys. Rock out with an Irish pub band, be blown away by a group of Japanese drummers, and feel mesmerized by a one-ofa-kind chamber orchestra from Down Under. And there’s so much more! Country superstar Josh Turner, the hilarious kitchen antics of Alton Brown, Gregory Porter’s smooth vocals, and a trio of Christmas performances guaranteed to make your season bright. Yes, it’s time to Be Part of it All! There’s a great year ahead at the EKU Center! See you at the show!

2014/15 Season media partners Joel Aalberts Executive Director EKU Center for the Arts

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Lyle Lovett Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums and four Grammy Awards. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Performing his witty, lyrical songs such as “She’s No Lady,” “If I Had a Boat,” and “Natural Forces,” don’t miss your chance to experience one of the most infectious and fascinating artists in popular music.

............. “Lyle Lovett & his Large Band deliver perfection.” -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Adult

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“[Gaelic Storm plays with the] energy and force of a tornado.”

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.............. -The Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts

Gaelic Storm Gaelic Storm rocketed to fame as the “party band” in the blockbuster film Titanic. Their dynamic stage show features rousing, upbeat vocals, wildly energetic dance tunes, haunting ballads, and infectious, madcap humor. A rollicking good time, Gaelic Storm is sure to kick up a rumpus!

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Garrison Keillor Garrison Keillor is America’s favorite storyteller. Returning to the EKU Center by popular demand, the charming, witty, and always entertaining writer will have you wrapped around his finger with his touching anecdotes, comic monologues, and thoughtprovoking observations. You’ll never forget his tales of Lake Wobegon and so much more.

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“With exceptional style and remarkable confidence, [Streetlamp] goes down as smoothly as a perfectly dry martini...”

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Under the Streetlamp Under the Streetlamp exudes the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, as these former leading cast members of the musical Jersey Boys deliver an evening of unforgettable entertainment. You’ll hear Doo-Wop, Motown, old time rock ‘n roll and all your favorite songs from The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Four Seasons and other classic hits from the American radio songbook.

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“Taylor 2 is a kind of miracle... All the dancers are considerable talents [who] unite fearlessness with skill.”

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Taylor 2 The repertory ensemble for the renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company, Taylor 2 features dancers who have a distinctive ability to convey the athleticism, humor, and emotional depth of Taylor’s work. Touring extensively and engaging audiences with a wide range of educational and outreach programming, they will precede this performance with two days of outreach and residency work across the region.

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“Fusing unique instrumentation with a soulful and sometimes playful voice, Ben Sollee defies convention. His Kentucky roots shine.”

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Ben Sollee Lexington native Ben Sollee was weaned on vintage soul, a musical disposition still clearly heard in his rough, smooth, smoky vocals. With cello in hand he engages his legion of fans to rediscover the connections between music, art, film, dance, their community, and personal relationships. An intimate concert set entirely on the EKU Center stage, you can sit back and enjoy a drink with one of the country’s most impressive singer-songwriters. $20 General Admission

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presented by Nationwide Insurance Through his nationally syndicated television show, “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild,” and hundreds of appearances on programs including “The Tonight Show” and “Good Morning America,” animal expert Jack Hanna has become a household name. Jungle Jack’s live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world. Committed to the preservation of animals and their dwindling habitats, he educates and inspires, and his interaction with kids is priceless. For the whole family!

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Ariat Presents

Josh Turner Known for his soulful baritone, confident songwriting, and positive philosophy on life, Josh Turner is loved by fans and critics alike. Turner has topped the Country charts with hits including: “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Would You Go with Me,” “Your Man,” and “Time is Love.” With more than five million albums sold and earning a coveted membership in the Grand Ole Opry by age 30, Turner is turning heads and carving out his legacy as one of the top country voices of his generation.

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“A temple of satire.”

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The Second City Celebrating 55 years of cutting edge satire, Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theater comes to the EKU Center with “The Best of The Second City.” Featuring some of the best sketches and songs in Second City history, you’ll see some of the moments that launched the careers of John Belushi, Steve Carrell, Tina Fey, and Stephen Colbert, as well as a selection of The Second City’s trademark improvisation.

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“Rudolph achieves soaring liftoff!”

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The beloved stop-motion classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster to saving Christmas, join Rudolph and his friends Clarice, Hermey the Elf, and Yukon Cornelius as their adventures teach us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the little misfit in all of us.

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Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain. Scenic and puppet designs by Brandon Kirkham. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” animated television special adapted from a story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks, music and lyrics by Johnny Marks. All elements © and ™ under license to Character Arts, LLC.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy The band that kicked off the modern swing revival, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy injects some sizzle into your holiday season. Whether reworking yuletide classics like “Blue Christmas” and “Jingle Bells,” or rewriting the holiday songbook with tunes like “Mr. Heatmiser” and “Rock-A-Billy Christmas,” anything Big Bad Voodoo Daddy plays is guaranteed to be cool enough to keep a snowman from melting.

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“The very first note sent wild cheers and whistles bouncing off the walls!”

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Straight No Chaser One of the world’s premier a cappella groups, Straight No Chaser rose to national attention as a YouTube phenomenon for their hilarious and brilliantly performed version of “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Originally formed while the members were students together at Indiana University, the group has reassembled and reemerged as a phenomenon. With a massive fanbase and two unforgettable holiday releases, seeing them live may feel like a Christmas miracle.

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“A dazzling, raucous spectacle that sounds like a million bucks!”

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ROADWAY MUSICAL B G IN N IN -W D R A W A THE TONY ®

ING TRUE STORY Y IF R T C LE E E H T Y INSPIRED B Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. Features the timeless hits “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

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Join Martin and Chris Kratt, the real-life stars of PBS’s Emmy-nominated “Wild Kratts,” for an all new theatrical stage show based on the hit animated series. The brothers step out live on stage to engage the audience in a classic “Creature adventure.” Using their worldwide network of Wild Kratts kids and their Creature Power Suits the Kratts tap into the powers of some of their favorite animals to save the day. Educational and a whole lot of fun, this is a show perfect for the whole family!

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“She writes and sings about what is most personal to her and in doing so she speaks to the wider world.”

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Carrie Newcomer Carrie Newcomer’s distinctive voice fits the depth, humor, and gravity of the stories she tells through song. Over the course of her career she has become a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice and interfaith dialogue. Her ability for sharp observation of the world led the Dallas Morning News to rave, “She’s the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, ‘that is so true.’” $20 General Admission

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Jazz and soul singer Gregory Porter had a breakout year in 2012. His album Be Good topped many “Best of” lists, was named iTunes’ Jazz Album of the Year, and was nominated for a Grammy. With one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today, Porter conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song. The New York Times writes: “Gregory Porter has most of what you want in a male jazz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn’t know you wanted.”

............. “One of the most accomplished jazz singer-songwriters to emerge in decades.” -Jazzwise

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“He’s part Mr. Wizard, part Dr. Evil and part Gallagher.”

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Alton Brown Live In the late 1990s Alton Brown reinvented the food show with his award-winning “Good Eats.” Now with this live, traveling, foodie, comedy, quiz, lecture, puppet, talk, science, storytelling, and music show he’s reinventing the live, traveling, foodie, comedy... well, you get the point. Audiences are sure to be amazed, amused, edified and perhaps a little bit terrified. (Be sure to request a seat in the “poncho zone.”)

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“...one of the best jazz bands in NY today.”

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The Hot Sardines The Hot Sardines play “hot jazz” as it was in the era when live music was king... with a little glamour, a little grit, and a lot of passion. Even while giving voice to the history-defining jazz of the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, the Hot Sardines’ vibrant performances bridge generations and captivate 21st century audiences. Vanity Fair applauds their “unique repertoire, and a sound and style that are distinctly their own.” $20 General Admission

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Kodo Performing on the larger-than-life taiko drum, the Kodo drummers reinterpret traditional Japanese arts with astounding energy and athleticism. Infusing rhythms and movements from across the globe, Kodo creates an exhilarating performance for audiences of all ages. “Superlatives don’t really exist to convey the primal power and bravura beauty of Kodo” (Chicago Tribune).

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“Pure magic!”

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ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of Anything Goes, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Peppering this Cole Porter firstclass comedy are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

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EKU Foundation Board

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World Premiere Event

Mike Daisey Groundbreaking author, actor, and monologist Mike Daisey’s new work, “Life During Wartime” was inspired by his father, a veterans’ counselor, and focuses on the lives of veterans after they come home, and the changing face of our military. A captivating piece by an artist The New York Times calls “one of the finest solo performers of his generation.”

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“...the most dynamic performer in Celtic music today...”

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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, will electrify with a fusion of French, Celtic and Cajun styles. MacMaster has collaborated and performed with Alison Krauss, The Chieftans, Paul Simon, Pavarotti, and Yo-Yo Ma, while Donnell gained a reputation as the spirited and athletic leader of Leahy, the Ontario-based, eight-piece family band that wowed EKU Center audiences in 2012.

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“Absolutely thrilling... a defining voice of our time.�

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Audra McDonald Five time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both singer and actress. McDonald is blessed with a luminous soprano and an incomparable gift for dramatic truth-telling. Joined by a small ensemble, the Broadway legend will perform an intimate evening of favorite showtunes, classic songs from the movies, and original pieces from her Grammy-winning solo recordings.

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“The best thing about Kronos is their unflagging curiosity about the world.”

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Kronos Quartet An unforgettable night of music with America’s preeminent chamber quartet, the program features “World War I Chronicles,” a new work for string quartet commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of WWI. A remarkable multimedia performance event featuring a video component, documentary audio, and never-before-seen archival footage from the era.

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“Rave On! is the best Buddy Holly show out there.”

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.............. -Tommy Allsup, Buddy Holly’s lead guitarist

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Rave On! Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience reinvents the ordinary tribute show with an electrifying, highenergy, rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza featuring America’s premier Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan! A rock ‘n’ roll tour-de-force including such hits as “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Oh Boy,” and, of course, “Rave On.”

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“...we’re being given a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe.”

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.............. -The New York Times

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Notable for their appearances on “Oprah,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and at the Oscars, Pilobolus thrills audiences with ingenious choreography, zesty humor, daring physicality, and raw athleticism. Equal part dancers, acrobats, mimes, and theater artists, the troupe creates human sculptures that defy both gravity and logic. This is serious fun!

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“Sedaris ain’t the preeminent humorist of his generation by accident.”

.............. -Entertainment Weekly

David Sedaris With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris comes to the EKU Center riding a wave of success borne on his most recent collection of essays, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. The author of the bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Engulfed in Flames presents a one-night-only event featuring new readings of his work and a book signing.

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“If there’s a better chamber orchestra in the world today, I haven’t heard it.”

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Under the direction of Artistic Director and Lead Violinist Richard Tognetti, the Australian Chamber Orchestra has become a one of the most energetic and sought after chamber groups of this era. They are joined by the celebrated Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst, who The New York Times says exhibits “a musicianship unsurpassed by any clarinetist—perhaps any instrumentalist—in memory.”

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Rosanne Cash Hailing from the first family of American music, Rosanne Cash is a sublime singer and gifted songwriter whose unique talents garnered her 11 number-one singles and piles of critical acclaim. She’ll perform an evening of all of her favorite songs, including her chart-topping hits of the ‘80s and selections from The River & The Thread, which critics are calling “among her finest work in a 35-year career, assured and at ease, and one of 2014’s first great albums” (Boston Globe). Cash will prove to you she is a legend in her own right.

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Rapunzel By Mike Kenny Rapunzel lives with her loving, yet very overprotective, Nan, after her mother left across the big sea. Year after year, Nan builds their tower higher and higher to protect them from the disgraceful, scary world. Every year, Rapunzel’s hair grows longer, and so does her curiosity about the world outside. It isn’t until Rafi, a local boy, comes by and befriends Rapunzel that she finally gets the courage to be free. Age Recommendation: 4 yrs+, Grades PreK+

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Curricular Ties: Folktales, Growing Up and Self Discovery, Friendship

Señora Tortuga By Roxanne Schroeder-Arce A celebration of the assimilation of two cultures and languages, this English/ Spanish bilingual play uses the wisdom tales of the Mexican culture to give hope to a family faced with too much reality. Young Pedro and his family make their home in a barn on the Mexican border. Pedro complains of having nothing and brings his mother many headaches. On one occasion, she invites a hungry woman to share the family dinner. But this Señora returns time and again to eat and tell fantastical stories of the enchanted serpent and Cucuy of Mexican legend, filling Pedro’s nights with heroic, yet frightening dreams. Surprisingly, Pedro is learning from these wisdom tales, but his mother is suspicious of the Señora until it is revealed that Señora Tortuga holds the thread that ties their past dreams to their future.

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Age Recommendation: 4 yrs+, Grades PreK+ Curricular Ties: Mexican Culture, Folktales, Generosity

A Thousand Cranes By Kathryn Schultz Miller Hiroshima-born Sadako faces the battle of her life when she is told that she has leukemia, the “atom bomb disease.” Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes. According to the legend, if a person folds 1,000 cranes the gods will grant them a wish. Will Sadako finish making the cranes in time to have her health restored? Based on a true story, A Thousand Cranes celebrates the extraordinary courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan. Age Recommendation: 8 yrs+, Grades 3rd+ Curricular Ties: World War II History, Japanese Culture, Folktales

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Pre-Show Activities Sponsored by:

LaFontaine Preparatory School


Can’t decide? Broadway’s Best Anything Goes Million Dollar Quartet Audra McDonald Under the Streetlamp Mike Daisey

Other Arts Opportunities

Perfect Discoveries Alton Brown Ben Sollee Carrie Newcomer The Hot Sardines Kronos Quartet Pilobolus

The EKU School of Music performs numerous concerts at the EKU Center each season. Their upcoming EKU Center schedule follows. Visit www.music.eku.edu for a full list of the department’s ensemble and faculty recitals.

The EKU Center is also proud to support performing arts activities on campus and in our community...

October 7 - Symphonic Band Concert, 7:30 PM World’s Best Gaelic Storm Kodo Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Australian Chamber Orchestra Laugh it Up Garrison Keillor David Sedaris The Second City American Classics Lyle Lovett and his Large Band Josh Turner Audra McDonald Under the Streetlamp Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience Rosanne Cash Taylor 2 For the Whole Family Wild Kratts Live! Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Lexington Children’s Theater’s “Rapunzel” “Señora Tortuga” “A Thousand Cranes” Pitch Perfect Gregory Porter The Hot Sardines Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas Straight No Chaser Christmas Under the Streetlamp

November 20 - Symphonic Band Concert, 7:30 PM November 24 - Symphony Orchestra Concert, 7:30 PM February 21 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert, 6:30 PM March 15 - Symphony Orchestra, 3:00 PM April 28 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert, 7:30 PM EKU’s Dance Program offers a variety of programs for beginning and advanced dancers. Its Dance Theater program presents two main recitals: Nov. 12-15 & April 15-18. Visit www.dance.eku.edu for info. EKU Theatre presents four mainstage performances each season, including a spring musical. Production information and more details at www.theatre.eku.edu. The EKU Center is proud to support the Richmond Area Arts Council (RAAC). RAAC supports cultural development of the city of Richmond with a number of community performance and education programs. More info at www.artsinrichmond.org. Other Madison County arts groups: Berea Arena Theater www.bereaarenatheater.com Madison Community Band www.madisoncommunityband.org …as well as our area’s many exceptional galleries and museums.

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Your Season See five or more shows and save! Subscribing is an affordable and flexible way to experience even more of the programming that interests you at the EKU Center for the Arts. You can order as few as one ticket or as many tickets as you like for each show—just be sure to order five or more shows. The more you buy, the more you save.

Order tickets to 5 or more performances, save 10% Order tickets to 10 or more performances, save 15% Order tickets to 15 or more performances, save 20%

Subscriber discounts cannot by applied to previously purchased tickets. Discount prices do not apply until tickets have been purchased to at least five EKU Center shows. If total purchases to EKU Center events exceeds five shows over the course of a season, the discount will apply only to purchases made above the five-show threshold. Call the box office at 859.622.7469. Subscription savings apply only to non-discounted ticket prices. Seniors and Military should also use subscription prices when ordering tickets to five or more events. Subscriber discounts do not apply to selected events, but these events do count toward the number of shows ordered. Other Ways to Save • Senior: For individuals 65 years and older • Military: For active and retired members of the military. ID required. • Student/Youth: (20% discount) For students and school age patrons, kindergarten through college or adult in continuing education. Student ID may be required. • EKU Students: $15 Zone 3 tickets are only available for currently enrolled EKU Students. ID and a copy of your current class schedule will be required. Please note that for EKU Center performances a college student may bring one guest at the student rate. Bring a Group! Groups over 10 people receive 10% off and groups of 20 or more can receive 15% off single ticket prices to most EKU Center events. Contact our Box Office at 859.622.7469 to reserve seats for your group.

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Ticket mailing and Will Call All ticket orders received less than 10 days before the performance will be held at Will Call. Please arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the published start time of the performance. Picture ID is required and tickets will only be released to the patron who ordered the tickets unless prior notice is given to the Box Office of your designee. Ticket Exchanges Individual ticket buyers may exchange tickets for a $10 fee per order. Exchanged tickets must be received by the Box Office (by mail or in person) at least two business days prior to the performance. The value of the tickets may be applied to another EKU Center performance within the current season only; does not include special events. You may designate any unused credits as a tax-deductible contribution to the Center. Doors & Seating Lobby doors and Box Office open approximately 90 minutes prior to the announced show time. Box Office will remain open from 9:00 AM through show time on weekday performances. The Grand Hall doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. Latecomers will be admitted at the discretion of management during an appropriate pause in the program. Lost or Misplaced Tickets If you can’t find your tickets, call the Box Office at 859.622.7469 to have duplicate tickets waiting for you at Will Call. Duplicate tickets will not be mailed. Picture ID is required at pick up and tickets will only be released to the patron who ordered the tickets unless prior notice is given to the Box Office of your designee. Refunds

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Due to the nature of the performing arts, programs and artists are subject to change. Refunds are given only in the case of an event cancellation or date change. Handling and web sale fees are not refundable. All refunds must be transacted no later than two business days prior to the rescheduled performance date. *Purchases on a credit card will be refunded to the original card when refund is requested by patron. Purchases that were made by cash or check must be handled manually and could require a couple of weeks to process. Eastern Kentucky University will mail a check to the purchaser once the refund is processed. Returned Checks Checks returned for insufficient funds will have a $25 service fee. Ticket Donations/Unused Tickets If you are unable to attend a performance, you may return your ticket(s) two business days prior to the performance for a tax-deductible contribution to the EKU Center. Tickets that are returned after that time or after the performance ends are not eligible for exchanges or donation. Internet Fees All orders include a $5.50 per order handling fee. There is no order fee charged when purchasing tickets at an EKU Center Box Office location. Children and Families All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for entry. Our Box Office staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding child-appropriate performances. Payment Options MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Cash, Checks

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become a friend Invest in the future • Cultivate the arts • Educate the next generation As an arts supporter, you recognize the importance of the arts to the vitality of our community. We invite you to support the efforts of Eastern Kentucky’s favorite arts and entertainment destination by becoming a member of Friends of the EKU Center for the Arts. Your membership will • Help keep ticket prices affordable for the EKU Center’s world class visiting artist performances • Touch the lives of thousands of area school children each year by supporting our K-12 student matinee series • Bring EKU Center touring artists to area schools, college classrooms, and throughout the community through our educational outreach programs • Support providing performing arts experiences for audiences that cannot otherwise afford them Friends membership provides these fantastic benefits:

Supporter: $50 and up Subscription to the Friends newsletter

Friend: $100 - $249 Subscription to the Friends newsletter Free EKU Center Spill Proof Cup (to bring concession drinks into the theater with you) Recognition listing in lobby during shows

Contributor: $250 - $499 Subscription to the Friends newsletter Free EKU Center Spill Proof Cup (to bring concession drinks into the theater with you) Recognition listing in lobby during shows Preferred parking Advance notice and ticket purchasing opportunities

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Patron: $500 - $999 Subscription to the Friends newsletter Free EKU Center Spill Proof Cup (to bring concession drinks into the theater with you) Recognition listing in lobby during shows Preferred parking Advance notice and ticket purchasing opportunities Invitation to exclusive artist meet-and-greet receptions*

Benefactor: $1,000-$2,499 Subscription to the Friends newsletter Free EKU Center Spill Proof Cup (to bring concession drinks into the theater with you) Recognition listing in lobby during shows Preferred parking Advance notice and ticket purchasing opportunities Invitation to artist meet-and-greet receptions* Named sponsorship of an EKU Center preshow presentation *subject to availability

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Patron Assistance Services The EKU Center for the Arts is committed to making its performances accessible to our entire community. Should any of our patrons have special requests for accessibility not addressed below, please contact our Box Office at 859.622.7469. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. •

Wheelchair and companion seating is available for all performances in all price ranges. Call our Box Office at 859.622.7469 with any accessible seating questions or for assistance with your order. Wheelchair and companion seating can also be ordered online at EKUCenter.com.

Easy access to your seats – If you are concerned about climbing the stairs, don’t be! Accessible entrances with elevator access are available at the main entrance and Black Box entrances to the theater. Ushers will also be available to assist you before, during, or after performances.

Sign Language Interpretation is available for persons with hearing impairments. A minimum 10 business days’ notice is required to provide signers for your convenience. Please alert the Box Office of any needs you may have for this service.

Large print playbills are available at all performances.

Eku Center Souvenir Cups The EKU Center for the Arts now allows beverages inside the theaters during performances… but only if you have the cup! Get in on the fun by purchasing a spill-proof souvenir cup (pictured) for only $3. Bring it back each time you come! * Bottled water and souvenir cups are allowed in theaters. No other food or drink is permitted.


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