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for new experiences...


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2016-2017 season.

Three amazing venues. Three distinct experiences.

Emens Auditorium is located in the heart of the campus on Riverside Avenue. The auditorium seats 3,309 and hosts a variety of performing arts events throughout the season.

Pruis Hall is situated just off of Woodworth Drive next to Bracken Library. This 640-seat venue provides an intimate setting for musical performances and is used to host a variety of special events throughout the school year.

Sursa Hall is located in the Music Instruction Building at the intersection of Riverside and McKinley. The hall seats 600 and features a world-class pipe organ built by the Goulding & Wood Company.

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Socks in the Frying Pan Havana Cuba All-Stars Women of the World Michael Carbonaro

Tzu-Yin Huang Enra Hot Sardines Legends in Concert Hypnotic Brass

Rhonda Vincent Jeremy Camp Jerusalem Quartet Ustad Shafaat Khan Men are from Mars Underwater Bubble Show

The Ten Tenors Cathie Ryan

Building for New Experiences… …still the shows will go on! What an exciting time it is here at Emens Auditorium! Changes are taking shape. A major renovation is underway as we strive to create a user friendly place that better serves the needs of our patrons. Yet before the new space can be erected, we must endure a certain degree of tearing down the former framework. Breaking down components of the old configuration precedes the incorporation of a new construct. This entire process has provided much material for reflection. The demolition currently taking place brings to mind the term “deconstruction.” Deconstruction: a theory used in the study of literature or philosophy which says that a piece of writing does not have just one meaning and that the meaning depends on the reader. Let me suggest that it is reasonable to assert the same state about other arts experiences as well. There is “What art offers is space room for individuality in interpretation of performances, along with the clear intent of certain breathing room for the performer or creative originator such as the spirit.” - John Updike a composer, choreographer or playwright. As a presenter of arts performances, I want attendees to be liberated from the notion that there is only one right perception and be encouraged to engage in new arts encounters with latitude for personalized interpretation.


Another chain of thought as I contemplate this capital project is the impression that people don’t create things in a vacuum. We are all in a way “building upon” some foundation. Building blocks are dependent upon the previous layer for stability. History provides context for the future. This leads me to wonder how previous programming consciously or intuitively influences our curatorial process for the upcoming season. That is probably more than enough esoteric stream of thought. More importantly, we want to encourage one and all to be part of this transition and continue to attend attractions in the coming months. The staff at the auditorium will endeavor to make your experience here worthwhile. Let it suffice to say that I hope that you will find in the following pages enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring performances that will form memorable moments for you.

Robert Myers, Director, John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium





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Turtle Island Quartet The Four Freshmen Once: The Musical John McCutcheon


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GuGu Drum Mamma Mia!

Rodney Marsalis Run Boy Run Get the Led Out

STOMP Dimensions in Jazz Sharon Shannon Taj Express Beehive

Jive Aces University Singers Chanticleer The Wailin’ Jennys Cirque Mechanics


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#BuildingNewExperiences Since opening in 1964, the John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium on Ball State’s campus has served as a preeminent community and university main stage, where world-class artists, entertainers and lectures perform and live events, such as graduations, concerts, recitals, occur. Improvements will enhance the Emens experience for future audiences. We would like to thank those who aided in the funding of these enhancements with gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, who recognize the importance of having a facility such as Emens Auditorium in Delaware County. Renovations include: • • • • •

A more expansive main lobby with additional features Increased vestibule and indoor box office queuing area Convenient restrooms on the first floor A new family restroom Second floor hospitality and office space

Thank you for your patience during this time of renovation. Please review the map to the right regarding alternate entrances and temporary box office relocation. 4

Temporary Box Office The Emens Box Office will also be temporarily relocated across the street to the Sursa Hall box office. On the night of events, box office staff will be available at the MU and AC entrances two hours prior to each performance to assist with will call and additional event sales.

Alternate Entrance Locations The Emens main lobby and front entrance will be closed for construction of our lobby expansion project. During this time however, Emens will be using two alternate entrance locations indicated on the map below as the ‘Hargreaves Music Entrance’ (MU) and ‘Arts & Communications Entrance’ (AC).

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Artist Series Subscription Artist Series events indicated with a green throughout the brochure. Reserve your seats for the Artist Series at Emens Auditorium and save up to $40 off single-admission prices. As a subscriber, you will receive same-seat placement for each show on the series and discounts on nearly every additional Emens sponsored event.

Customize your own Pick 4+ Package Pick 4+ events indicated with a red throughout the brochure. Interested in attending multiple events? Select four or more Emens sponsored events to receive a package discount. Use the Pick 4+ column on the order form to indicate your choices. Tickets must be purchased on the same order. Additional tickets purchased at a later date will be at the single-admission price.


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Michael Carbonaro...LIVE! September 16 - 7:30 p.m. Michael Carbonaro has performed over five hundred comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit TV series, The Carbonaro Effect, on truTV. You will not just “sit back, relax, and enjoy the show,” Carbonaro Live! is jam-packed with audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and a whirlwind of mind-blowing magic performed live. See for yourself why The New York Times calls Michael’s blend of magic and bizarre antics, “Genial and witty...utterly convincing.”

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Enra: A Fusion of Live Dance and Cinema October 13 - 7:30 p.m.



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Legends in Concert: World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show

‘Enra’ is a visual dance performance troupe from Japan performing stunningly unique animation-based digital performances. The images used in the performances are not attuned to the dancers, but interactively staged in a way never imagined before. The members of Enra are experts in genres including martial arts, gymnastics, ballet, animation dance, juggling and street dance.

Jeremy Camp I Will Follow Tour

October 25 - 7:30 p.m.

November 4 - 7:30 p.m.

With tribute artists like Prince, Cher, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, The Blues Brothers and Bruce Springsteen, Legends in Concert is one of the longest-running shows in Las Vegas history, and after 32 years is still voted #1 tribute show in the city. The internationally acclaimed and award-winning production is known as the pioneer of live tribute shows, and possesses the greatest collection of live tribute artists in the world. These incredible tribute artists have pitch perfect live vocals, signature choreography, and stunningly similar appearances to the legends they portray.

While he feels like he’s “just beginning,” contemporary Christian musician, Jeremy Camp has 12 years of accolades and accomplishments as a songwriter and recording artist, including four million albums sold, four RIAA Gold albums, a multi-platinum DVD, three American Music Award nominations and a GRAMMY nomination. He’s been a part of more than 25 tours (headlining 18 of those) in the U.S. and has performed in more than 32 countries. Jeremy describes himself as “a minister who happens to play music as a way to minister.”

See order form for pricing and details or contact us at bsu.edu/emens or 765.285.1539.


Underwater Bubble Show November 22 - 7:00 p.m.

The well-balanced blend of drama, mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art and magic, with the amazing beauty of soap bubbles make “B” unique and perfect for any audience. Inspired by the famous Canadian troupe “Cirque du Soleil”, the show is rich in various stage effects using the latest laser technologies, snow cannons, soap bubble tornadoes, theatrical fog, gigantic smoke rings, smoke-filled soap bubble machines, optical illusions and many other surprises.

The Ten Tenors:

Home for the Holidays December 7 - 7:30 p.m. Returning to Muncie with their Home for the Holidays Tour, The Ten Tenors will perform beloved Christmas melodies from classic to modern. Undoubtedly one of Australia’s most successful touring entertainment groups of all time, they have had more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm and vocal power. The Ten Tenors have cemented their place as one of the worlds most loved classically based contemporary music groups.


America’s Hometown Band: Christmas Date/Time - To Be Announced Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with this year’s production program of our America’s Hometown Band, led by Roger McConnell. This year’s performance will highlight the Jazz Band and feature special guest and Wizard of the Xylophone, David Robbins. The Band includes a roster of BSU and East Central Indiana connected performers, and will play in the comfortable and warm festive holiday setting of Emens Auditorium.

Once: The Musical

Once: The Musical January 26 - 6:00 p.m.

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass February 2 - 7:30 p.m.

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/ musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go.

A Marie Smith Gray Presentation The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. A veritable “dream team” of virtuoso brass players, associate artists have appeared on the world’s most prominent stages and performed with such groups as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and many more.

See order form for pricing and details or contact us at bsu.edu/emens or 765.285.1539.




March 2 - 7:30 p.m. STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.


Get The Led Out:

Taj Express:

The American Led Zeppelin

Bollywood Musical Revue

February 24 - 7:30 p.m.

March 21 - 7:30 p.m.

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it back to the concert stage. Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” this concert offers a strong focus on the early years, including a special acoustic set with favorites such as “Tangerine” and “Battle of Evermore” being performed in its original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis.

Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation will take audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music.

Beehive: The 60’s Musical Sensation March 28 - 7:30 p.m. Beehive the 60’s Musical – The titles say it all: “Downtown,” “To Sir With Love,” “It’s My Party,” “Where the Boys Are,” “Respect.” Audiences around the world are cheering this exciting and colorful salute to the women who made the music of the 1960s so special- Lesley Gore, Janis Joplin, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and so many more! With 40 beloved hits, the show takes you on a journey through song, documenting the dramatic changes that America underwent during the 60’s. See order form for pricing and details or contact us at bsu.edu/emens or 765.285.1539.


53rd Annual University Singers Spectacular

Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk

April 7 & 8 - 7:30 p.m.

April 25 - 7:30 p.m.

Now entering their 53nd season, the University Singers continue to blaze new trails in entertainment and leadership development. Over the years, the group has performed at two presidential inaugurations, two world’s fairs, and has been named the best collegiate entertainment group in the United States twice.

From the inventive Cirque Mechanics comes Pedal Punk, a Steampunk inspired acrobatic whirlwind where cycling is the escape from technology obsessed society. Experience the excitement, artistry and thrill that occurs when a zany bike shop mechanic interacts with cyclists and bikes and repairs more than broken pieces. Creating wondrous machines that come to life and inspiring the cyclist in all of us to unite with our inner Pedal Punk.

GuGu Drum Group of Shanghai May 1 - 7:30 p.m. This award winning and top rated drum group from Shanghai offers a theatrical drum drama depicting historical and culturally significant drum compositions that present profound insight into unity, human evolution, awareness, wisdom, social commitment, and communication through percussive movements. The authentic ancient drum movements as well as the actual ancient drums themselves represent a powerful lineage dating back to the times of the Emperors of Chinese Dynasties with a contemporary approach to a moving presentation.









Mamma Mia!: The Farewell Tour



May 3 - 7:30 p.m.



Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at Mamma Mia! See order form for pricing and details or contact us at bsu.edu/emens or 765.285.1539.



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The Hot Sardines October 20 - 7:30 p.m.

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Take a blustery brass line-up, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys front woman with a voice from another era, and you have the Hot Sardines. (We haven’t even told you about the tap dancer yet.) Forbes Magazine calls them “one of the best jazz bands in NYC today.” Even while giving voice to the history-defining jazz of the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s, the Hot Sardines’ vibrant performances bridge generations and captivate the 21st century audiences.

Socks in the Frying Pan September 1 - 7:30 p.m. Socks in the Frying Pan is a multi-award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. Their dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and their onstage wit has captured and captivated audiences the world around. One of the most sought after groups in Irish music today, the worldwide ‘Sock Invasion’ continues!

The Havana Cuba All-Stars: The Asere Friendship Tour September 8 - 7:30 p.m. Comprised of Cuba’s greatest and most prominent musicians, The Havana Cuba All-Stars is devoted to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music with inventive songwriting and a fresh sound. Drawing their inspiration from traditional Cuban Son, The Havana Cuba All-Stars have created and maintained the songs and music of the rich culture of the Cuban people in the program, “Cuban Nights.”

Women of the World September 15 - 7:30 p.m.

Boston-based international ensemble, Women of the World, perform original and folk music from around the world, with a contemporary twist. Ayumi Ueda, a Berklee College of Music alumna from Japan, created a multicultural ensemble that not only crossed boundaries musically, but one that has committed to the ongoing practice of peace in their daily interactions. Ayumi joins forces with likeminded vocal artists, Giorgia Renosto from Italy, Annette Philip from India, and Débòrah Pierre from USA/Haiti to manifest this vision. See order form for pricing and details or contact us at bsu.edu/emens or 765.285.1539.


Rhonda Vincent and The Rage

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage

October 27 - 7:30 p.m.

November 3 - 7:30 p.m.

After beginning their musical career at the ages of four and five, these seven blood brothers toured the United States with original jazz compositions written by their father, jazz trumpeter/band leader Kelan Phil Cohran. The brothers, known today as The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble took this jazz influence and combined it with the music of their generation (hip-hop, rock, reggae, etc.) to find their own unique brass sound.

World-class musicians, and an award winning voice seamlessly set the stage for a one-of-a-kind performance. It’s only when you see this artist, that you feel the energy and experience the excitement of her music, to truly know why she and her amazing band are the “Most Award Winning Band in Bluegrass Music History.” “We’re keeping the roots embedded within the perimeters of our songs, to create a balance of tradition mixed with a contemporary flare, and present our own unique brand of music,” Rhonda explains.


See order form for pricing and details or contact us at bsu.edu/emens or 765.285.1539.

Ustad Shafaat Khan

Men are from Mars,

Women are from Venus Live!

November 10 - 7:30 p.m.

November 18, 19 - 7:30 p.m.

World-renowned Indian classical musician, Ustad Shafaat Khan has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to have attained simultaneous excellence with the sitar, surbahar and tabla instruments. Performing at prestigious concert halls and festivals around the world, Khan has shared the stage with musicians such as Stevie Wonder Ray Charles. His unique concert presentations preserve the rich history of Indian classical/folk music with a multi-cultural fusion.

The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage.


Run Boy Run

Cathie Ryan: Winter’s Heart

The Four Freshmen January 19 - 7:30 p.m.

December 15 - 7:30 p.m. Irish Music Magazine hails singer songwriter Cathie Ryan as “one of the best we have.” For over two decades, including five critically acclaimed albums, countless musical collaborations, multiple awards, and world wide touring, Cathie Ryan has been in the vanguard of Irish music. She is blessed with a voice of luminous clarity, a gift for writing heart-stirring originals, and unearthing gems from the Irish and American traditions. “One of the leading voices in Celtic Music”— The L.A. Times


Singing with a harmony uniquely their own, The Four Freshmen have enamored listeners world-wide for 65 years, while gaining recognition as one of the most influential vocal groups of all time. Their tight-knit sound inspired The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, The Mamas & The Papas, Frankie Valli and the Manhattan Transfer. As four amazing musical talents, their youth and vitality add a modern twist of elegance to a time-honored sound.

See order form for pricing and details or contact us at bsu.edu/emens or 765.285.1539.

John McCutcheon

Run Boy Run

January 29 - 4:00 p.m.

February 9 - 7:30 p.m.

From such inauspicious beginnings, John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations.

Existing in the tension between tradition and frontier, Run Boy Run truly exceeds the sum of its parts as touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of the band’s unique sound. Winners of the 2011 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, Matt Rolland (fiddle, guitar), Grace Rolland (cello, vocals), Bekah Sandoval (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Jen Sandoval (mandolin, vocals), and Jesse Allen (bass) weave a spectacular tapestry of dynamic and beautiful music.



Sharon Shannon March 16 - 7:30 p.m. Sharon Shannon, accordionist from Ireland, has achieved legendary status throughout the world. Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap. She has entertained US Presidents Clinton and Obama and Irish Presidents Robinson and MacAleese.

Jive Aces April 6 - 7:30 p.m. Having become the first ever band to reach the semi finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and performances for both the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK’s top Jive & Swing band. They are renowned for their high-energy Jump Jive music and spectacular stage show.

Wailin’ Jennys April 20 - 7:30 p.m. The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse—three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. In 2004, The Wailin’ Jennys released their first full-length album 40 Days in the to great critical acclaim, and in 2005 it won them a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. Bolstered by their frequent appearances on Garrison Keillor’s public radio show A Prairie Home Companion, The Jennys exploded onto the roots music scene.


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Turtle Island Quartet January 17 - 7:30 p.m. Since its inception in 1985, the Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 GRAMMY® Awards for Best Classical Crossover category, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet aesthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined. Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed TIQ to be “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground – authentic and passionate – a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.”

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Jerusalem Quartet

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Tzu-Yin Huang October 6 - 7:30 p.m. Winner of the 12th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, Tzu-Yin Huang began playing the piano at the age of four in Taiwan. She also recently won the National Taiwan Normal University Piano Concerto Competition and the Yamaha Piano Competition. Huang has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UK), is a performing artist of Chamber Music Michigan, and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Michigan.

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Jerusalem Quartet November 10 - 7:30 p.m. The Jerusalem Quartet, hailed by The Strad as “one of the young, yet great quartets of our time,” has won audiences the world over and has garnered international acclaim for its rare combination of passion and precision. Formed while students at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Dance, they found a quickly shared commitment to music that has not only endured, but has propelled them to the highest level of performance.

Chanticleer April 9 - 7:30 p.m. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 39th season in 2016-17. Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.


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Tickets may be purchased in person at the Emens box office, via mail using the order form, by phone at (800) 745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. 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 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and two hours prior to each performance. Summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information call (765) 285-1539 or toll-free at (877) 99-EMENS or visit bsu.edu/emens. All dates, times, prices and events are firm at the time of publication. Due to the nature of performing arts contractual agreements, program dates, times, and prices are subject to change and/or cancellation. Curtain Times: Curtain times vary. Please check your tickets for start times. Our staff makes every effort to open lobby doors at least thirty minutes prior to performances. 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. Restrooms: Facilities are located on the balcony and lower levels at Emens Auditorium. Restrooms are also located in the adjacent buildings, AC & MU.


Photo Credit Glenn Wood, Joan Marcus, Junichi Takahashi, Joe Sinnott, LeAnn Mueller, Irene Young, Sharp Images, Felix Broede, Jati Lindsay, Vanessa Briceno Scherzer. Refunds: 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, please 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 765.286.5347 for more information. Curtain Times: Curtain times vary. Please check your tickets for start times. Our staff makes every effort to open lobby doors at least thirty minutes prior to performances. Lost Tickets: Emens box office can reprint lost tickets for the original ticket purchaser. A $5 transaction fee will be assessed. Exchanges: Exchanges will be made for events bearing multiple performance times only. You may exchange one performance time for another performance time within the same event. Exchanges will be made for the original purchaser only and a $5 transaction fee will be assessed. Late Seating: According to artist contractual agreements, patrons who arrive late will be asked to wait in the lobby and will be seated at the first appropriate break in the program. We make every attempt to begin each performance on time. Special Accommodations: Please call the Emens box office to order tickets if you have special needs. Emens Auditorium is equipped with an accessible elevator for our mobilityimpaired patrons. Wheelchair accessible seating is located throughout the auditorium. Booster seats are available for children. For our hearing-impaired patrons we offer infrared listening systems at the box office. Please alert the box office as to any special needs at least two weeks prior to an event. Recording Devices, Cameras & Cell Phones: Due to contractual agreements and as a courtesy to those around you, use of electronic equipment is not permitted in the auditorium. Please be sure to silence cell phones.

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Parking: There are parking garages located behind Emens and across the street from the Auditorium behind the Music Instruction Building. As the Emens parking structure fills up quickly, we strongly recommend that you use the garage located behind the Music Instruction Building just off Ashland Avenue. Free shuttle service is available for all Artist Series events. Parking for shuttle service is located just off of McKinley Avenue and Gilbert Street in the yellow lots, as well as the garage. The shuttle runs one hour prior to each performance and resumes immediately following. Drop-off service is allowed for patrons unable to walk long distances. Handicap parking is located along the east drive adjacent to Emens and in the Emens and Ashland Avenue garages.

Temporary Box Office The Emens main lobby and front entrance will be closed for construction of our lobby expansion project. During this time however, Emens will using two alternate entrance locations indicated on the map below as the ‘Hargreaves Music Entrance’ (MU) and Arts & Communications Entrance’ (AC).

Alternate Entrance Locations The Emens main lobby and front entrance will be closed for construction of our lobby expansion project. During this time however, Emens will be using two alternate entrance locations indicated on the map below as the ‘Hargreaves Music Entrance’ (MU) and ‘Arts & Communications Entrance’ (AC).

If your seats are located in Sections A, B or C we recommend using the west ‘Hargreaves Music Entrance’ (MU) for your convenience.

If your seating location is in Sections C, D or E, the ‘Arts & Communication Entrance’ (AC) is available on the east side of the building.

We Love Groups! Impress your clients with something memorable. Give your employees a gift they can share with their families. An outing at Emens makes a fabulous employee appreciation banquet alternative. Rent the lounge for a pre-party function. Look for shows with group (12+) discounts on the order form. Please call the box office for more info at (765) 285-1539 or toll-free at (877) 99-EMENS.

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