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Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is a record-breaking live theater sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?,” and the heartstopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” You’ll have the time of your life!

Tuesday, Apr. 4 + Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017 • 7:30 pm

Unelectable You is a brand new interactive election year comedy revue created by writers from The Second City in partnership with Slate magazine. Whether your state is red or blue, Unelectable You mocks every vote, every candidate, and the whole political process in an up-to-the-minute political parody where the audience gets in on the act.

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 • 7:30 pm 1

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The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music, and song.

Tuesday, Mar. 21 + Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 • 7:30 pm

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The Broadway Musical ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic will make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 • 6:00 pm TM & © New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. Illustration by Hugh Syme

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WITH A SPECTACULARLY DIVERSE LINEUP AND ACTS TO KEEP YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT, THE EKU CENTER’S 2016-17 SEASON IS THE BEST PLACE TO WATCH & BE AMUSED, WATCH & BE AMAZED …

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JERRY SEINFELD America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, returns for one night only! Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2016.

Friday, July 8, 2016 • 7:00 pm Order your tickets today at EKUCenter.com

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THE PIANO GUYS The Piano Guys’ strikingly original self-made music videos have been seen over 500 million times on YouTube, powered by a highly original blend of classical and pop music, turning these four Utah dads into a worldwide phenomenon. The Guys’ endearing personalities, along with their obvious will to inspire young and old, keeps the fans coming back for more.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 • 7:30 pm

Emperor’s New Clothes: L E W I S B L A C K : The The Naked Truth Tour Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian Lewis Black is the king of the rant. Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include anything that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world. Mature content and language.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 • 7:30 pm 5

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PEPPA PIG LIVE! Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is an action packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life-size puppets and costume characters! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, and more in an all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games, and muddy puddles!

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 • 5:00 pm 6


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JOHN MELLENCAMP:

Plain Spoken Tour

“A triumphant, career-spanning show (Hollywood Reporter),” “superb performance... still full of fiery defiance (Boston Globe),” are just a couple of the vivid descriptions attributed to John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken Tour. On the strength of critical praise and high fan demand, the multiple Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is set to resume the renowned tour with support artist Carlene Carter, daughter of June Carter Cash.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 • 7:30 pm 7

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The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show from Plinko™, to Cliffhangers™, to The Big Wheel™, and even the fabulous Showcase.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 • 7:30 pm

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. US & Canada legal residents (excl. PR, & Quebec), 18+. Full rules, incl alt entry method, call/visit the box office. Void where prohibited. Price is Right Live™/© 2016 FremantleMedia. All Rights Reserved.

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Home for the Holidays

Join Australia’s rockstars of the opera, The TEN Tenors, as they amaze and enthrall with their unique selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites. With soaring versions of “Joy to the World,” “White Christmas,” “Amazing Grace,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Feliz Navidad,” and more. Home for the Holidays is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the season.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 • 7:30 pm

The beloved TV classic,“ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special as they come to life in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. It teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 • 7:00 pm 9

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“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.


AQUILA THEATRE: “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING” Spying, subterfuge, deception, false identities, slander, manipulation, and love all take part in this wonderfully entertaining battle of the sexes. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies, Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing is an exuberant, philosophical, and festive play The New York Times calls “Outstanding... almost unbearable fun.”

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 • 7:30 pm

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“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved stories collide in an unforgettable musical caper. Will anyone rescue the people of Who-ville who live on a speck of dust? Will Maysie return for her egg? It’s a rollicking crazy-quilt adventure in which the limitless imagination of Dr. Seuss comes to life.

Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017 • 3:00 pm 10


Don’t miss the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman. Back by popular demand!

Saturday, May 6, 2017 • 8:00pm

RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET: “SLEEPING BEAUTY” Direct from Moscow! An enchanted romantic fairy tale for all ages, the Russian National Ballet Theatre brings Sleeping Beauty to life through this ballet perfect for the entire family. With a timeless score by Tchaikovsky, the ballet captures the delight, fantasy, and drama of this cherished story. With its roots in the Bolshoi, the Russian National Ballet remains a standard bearer for the traditions and majesty of classic Russian ballet.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 • 3:00 pm 11

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Friends tickets on presale June 17

Showstopper Package tickets on sale June 17

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World Tour  (both dates)

 $ 133.75

Riverdance - The 20th Anniv.

 $ 177.00

ELF The Musical

 $ 225.00

Unelectable You  $ 278.00

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Dirty Dancing (both dates) PACKAGE PURCHASES SAVE YOU UP TO $50!

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Jerry Seinfeld

 $ 125.00   $ 85.00 

 $ 65.00 

Unelectable You

 $ 48.00 

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 $ 130.50  

 $ 75.00 

 $ 65.00 

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 $ 69.00

 $ 55.00

 $ 45.00

 $ 35.00

Peppa Pig Live!

 $ 57.00 

 $ 43.00 

 $ 35.00 

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John Mellencamp

 $ 122.50 

 $ 79.50 

 $ 59.50 

 $ 39.50 

ELF The Musical

 $ 79.00 

 $ 69.00 

 $ 49.00 

The Price Is Right Live™

 $ 40.00 

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 $ 35.00 

The TEN Tenors: “Home for the Holidays”

 $ 51.00 

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“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

 $ 49.00 

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The Piano Guys Lewis Black: “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

Aquila Theatre: “Much Ado about Nothing” Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour  (both dates)

 $ 85.00

Seussical Dirty Dancing (both dates) Russian National Ballet Theatre: “Sleeping Beauty” Celtic Woman

 $ 89.00

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Buy your tickets early! Reserve the best seats before everyone else.

Advance notice of upcoming shows and special events

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Meet & Greets with performers

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FRIENDS OF THE CENTER GIVING LEVELS

Friends tickets on presale June 17

CENTER CIRCLE Benefactor

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Supporter

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Producer

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Center for the Arts Decal & Magnet Exclusive Friends E-Newsletter Advance Notice of Upcoming Shows Recognition as a Friend of the Center Preferred Parking Pass Advance Ticket Purchasing Invitation to Opening & Closing Receptions Option to Reserve Preferred Seating Pre-Show and Intermission        Access to VIP Lounge* Center Circle Lapel Pin Exclusive Artist Meet & Greets** 2 Tickets to One Pre-Show Dinner* Dinner with Director & Performer** *Before Select Performances **Based on Availability

If you would like to decline your benefits or make your contribution anonymously, please contact us and we will be happy to accommodate your request.  Benefits are based on the fiscal year

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