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at F L O R I D A S TAT E UNIVERSIT Y

2021–22 SE A S O N


THANK YOU TO OUR 2021-22

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Welcome Back to Campus!

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elcome back to Florida State University’s campus! We are excited to present a robust 2021-22 Season lineup that represents a wide breadth of the performing arts. You’ll see a mix of new and familiar artists this coming season. With sponsor, member, donor and patron support, Opening Nights overcame numerous challenges to successfully present 14 live performances last season. You made the difference in keeping the performing arts alive in our community. Thank you. Now, together let’s celebrate life returning to a sense of normalcy by ushering in a full-season of live performances on Florida State’s campus.

Michael Blachly Director, Opening Nights at Florida State University Cover: Pilobolus

How To Buy ONLINE OpeningNights.fsu.edu

BY PHONE 850.644.7670 Call the Opening Nights Ticket Office Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be two on-sale windows. Fall tickets for performances August to January will go on sale to the public August 2. Spring tickets for performances February to May will go on sale to the public December 13.

For more ticket information, visit OpeningNights.fsu.edu/tickets.

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Performances from August to January

SPONSORS – July 9

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS – July 26

PRODUCER’S CIRCLE MEMBERS – July 15

DEBUT MEMBERS – July 28

PARTNER MEMBERS – July 19

SOLO MEMBERS – July 30

FRIEND MEMBERS – July 22

GENERAL ON-SALE – August 2

SPRING ON-SALE

Performances from February to May

SPONSORS – November 15

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS – December 6

PRODUCER’S CIRCLE MEMBERS – November 22

DEBUT MEMBERS – December 8

PARTNER MEMBERS – November 29

SOLO MEMBERS – December 10

FRIEND MEMBERS – December 2

GENERAL ON-SALE – December 13

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One Night of Queen Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24 This group recreates the look, sound and showmanship of rock icon Freddie Mercury. Fans of Queen will delight in this note-for-note experience of mega-hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We are the Champions,” “Killer Queen,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Radio GaGa,” “Under Pressure,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and many others. Enjoy the passion of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. One Night of Queen will rock you!

SPONSORED BY

RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $45 | $30 • GENRE TRIBUTE, ROCK & ROLL

Chris Botti THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 For over two decades, master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple gold and platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist. His mesmerizing performances with a stunning array of legends such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma and Frank Sinatra have cemented his place as one of the most brilliant and inspiring forces of the contemporary music scene.

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RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $75 | $60 • GENRE JAZZ, CROSSOVER, INSTRUMENTAL OPENINGNIGH T S .F SU.ED U | 5


Dance Theatre of Harlem THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Photo by Rachel Neville

A leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, The Dance Theatre of Harlem tours nationally and internationally, presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The 17-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture.

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RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $60 | $45 • GENRE DANCE, CLASSICAL

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

Up, Up and Away! The Concert MONDAY, OCTOBER 4 Enjoy this intimate evening with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., the voices, original stars and lead singers of the legendary group The 5th Dimension. McCoo and Davis launched champagne and pop-soul classics, including “Up, Up and Away,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” “Worst That Could Happen,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” “Sweet Blindness,” “Wedding Bell Blues” and “One Less Bell to Answer.” After leaving The 5th Dimension, Marilyn and Billy recorded “You Don’t Have to be a Star (to Be in My Show),” a chart-topping No. 1 hit. In this exciting new show, the duo highlights their background in jazz, blues, R&B and gospel.

RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $50 | $35 • GENRE POP, JAZZ, BLUES, R&B, GOSPEL 6 | 202 1– 2 2 OPENING NIGH T S


Chris Hillman Trio Time Between: An Evening of Stories and Songs featuring Herb Pedersen & John Jorgenson

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Country Rock pioneer Chris Hillman has been making music for six decades. Through his work and co-founding of notable bands such as The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas and The Desert Rose Band, Hillman has carved a permanent niche in the history of contemporary American music. Joined by the founding members of The Desert Rose Band, Herb Pedersen and John Jorgenson, this acoustic performance highlights the trio’s remarkable talent.

OPPERMAN MUSIC HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $40 • GENRE FOLK-ROCK, SINGER-SONGWRITER

Photo by Nathan Johnson

Pandora Presents

Disney Princess The Concert

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Be our guest as Broadway’s Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine and Anna celebrate all the Disney princesses in an unforgettable evening of songs, animation and stories! Tony®-nominee Susan Egan, two-time Tony-nominee Laura Osnes, GRAMMY®nominee Courtney Reed, and rising star Aisha Jackson join forces in this concert of a lifetime. These acclaimed Broadway stars sing your favorite Disney princess songs and share their exclusive, hilarious and heartfelt behind-the-scenes stories. We invite you to become part of our world … dress up in your best royal attire and get ready for an unforgettable evening at Disney Princess — The Concert, presented by Pandora Jewelry.

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RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:00 P.M. • $65 | $50 • GENRE FAMILY, MUSICAL THEATRE, VOCAL OPENINGNIGH T S .F SU.ED U | 7


Patti LaBelle THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11 The soulful songbird known as Patti LaBelle has become known for belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets. She has created the unique platform of versatility for which she is known and revered. Throughout her 50-plus year career, Patti has become world-renowned as an entertainer. Come see the incomparable force that is Patti LaBelle and the voice that launched a dynamic career!

SPONSORED BY RON SACHS & GAY WEBSTER-SACHS

RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $90 | $75 • GENRE R&B, VOCAL

Sons of Mystro

Holiday Show

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9

Photo by David I. Muir

Bringing all the holiday classics to life via violin with a fun reggae twist, this dynamic sibling duo uses violins to blend more than 10 different genres of popular music for a unique instrumental experience. Mentored by genre-breaking violin/ viola group Black Violin, Sons of Mystro put on a lively show that will have you dancing in your seat. Brothers Malcolm and Umoja will interpret holiday hits, reggae classics, American pop songs and their own creations using their violins accompanied by a DJ & a drummer.

OPPERMAN MUSIC HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $40 • GENRE HOLIDAY, REGGAE, INSTRUMENTAL, CROSSOVER 8 | 202 1– 2 2 OPENING NIGH T S


The World of Musicals MONDAY, JANUARY 10 This captivating production is an emotional journey through the great world of musicals that will leave you spellbound. Featuring beautiful and emotional ballads from Evita, Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera along with upbeat favorites from Dirty Dancing and Mamma Mia, this show has something for everyone. Great for the entire family, the show pairs new favorites alongside classics from the Golden Age of American Musical Theatre. Join The World of Musicals for a chance to see all the hits in one show!

RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $45 | $30 • GENRE MUSICAL THEATRE, VOCAL

Ledisi Sings Nina SATURDAY, JANUARY 15 Join the powerhouse vocalist and 2021 GRAMMY® winner Ledisi as she celebrates the songs of the legendary singer, songwriter and activist Nina Simone. This concert is a beautifully orchestrated mixture of classical, jazz and rhythm and blues sounds, with a riveting narrative focused on the musical bond between an artist influenced by a legend from the past. Ledisi returns to her jazz roots while performing classics honoring one of her greatest inspirations — the fabulous Nina Simone. Performances include “My Baby Just Cares for Me,” “Four Women,” “I Put a Spell on You” and “Trouble in Mind.”

RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $50 | $35 • GENRE JAZZ, TRIBUTE OPENINGNIGH T S .F SU.ED U | 9


Charlie Albright MONDAY, JANUARY 24 Hailed as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation” with a “dazzling natural keyboard affinity” by the Washington Post, American pianist, composer and improviser Charlie Albright has been praised for his “jawdropping technique and virtuosity meshed with a distinctive musicality” by The New York Times. Charlie Albright breaks the “classical” rules of music by connecting with audiences. Through his music, speaking and unique improvisations, he crosses all genres ... and makes it fun.

RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $40 | $25 • GENRE CLASSICAL, INSTRUMENTAL, PIANO

Robin Spielberg From the Heart — Give My Regards to Broadway FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4

SPONSORED BY

Photo by Larry Kosson

Steinway artist Robin Spielberg toasts Broadway and popular romantic songs in this enchanting evening of piano music. Known for her expressive touch at the piano, melodic original compositions and unique arrangements, Robin will perform gorgeous solo piano arrangements featuring musical gems from West Side Story, Man of La Mancha, and Annie as well as romantic hits made famous by Adele, Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Crowded House, Joni Mitchell and more.

TURNER AUDITORIUM • 7:30 P.M. • $40 • GENRE CLASSICAL, INSTRUMENTAL, PIANO 10 | 202 1– 2 2 OPENING NIGH T S


Mutts Gone Nuts SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance that leaves audiences howling for more! From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. Deemed “a must see” by The Washington Post, these dogs are sure to steal your heart and then your socks!

SPONSORED BY

RON SACHS & GAY WEBSTER-SACHS

TURNER AUDITORIUM • 2:00 P.M. • $25 • GENRE FAMILY

Life & Music of George Michael TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 This immersive concert-style show chronicles the amazing journey George Michael had with music and his fans. The show captures the performance and sound of George Michael with staging and lighting while telling his story through early music hits from Wham! and his illustrious solo career. The show will have fans on their feet dancing and singing along to blockbuster hits including “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go,” “Freedom,” “Faith,” “Careless Whisper,” “Father Figure” and many more.

RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $45 | $30 • GENRE POP, TRIBUTE OPENINGNIGH T S .F SU.ED U | 11


Photo by Rebecca Reid

The King’s Singers WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Initially founded in 1968 by six choral scholars from King’s College, the vocal make-up of the group has not changed over the course of their five-decade-long career. The King’s Singers have been welcomed on the world’s greatest stages, such as London’s Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall. Today, the group is still charged by the same lifeblood — one that radiates the joy singing brings every day and gives life to audiences with their virtuosity and vision for an exciting musical future.

SPONSORED BY

HERB & MARY JERVIS RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $50 | $35 • GENRE A CAPPELLA, VOCAL

Colson Whitehead THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Photo by Chris Close

Colson Whitehead has made a name for himself as a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author. Whitehead’s 2016 novel, The Underground Railroad, won not only a Pulitzer Prize but also the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Fiction and was No. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list. His most recent work from 2019, The Nickel Boys, was one of TIME Magazine’s 10 best fiction books of the decade, winner of the Kirkus Prize, was longlisted for the National Book Award and earned Colson his second Pulitzer Prize. His other popular titles include: John Henry Days, The Colossus of New York, Apex Hides the Hurt, Sag Harbor, Zone One and The Noble Hustle.

SPONSORED BY

BERNADETTE & ROGER LUCA

RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $40 | $25 • GENRE AUTHOR, SPOKEN WORD 1 2 | 202 1– 2 2 OPENING NIGH T S


A Tribute to Aretha Franklin The Queen of Soul SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 With a legendary career spanning generations and a multitude of genres, Aretha Franklin earned her title, “The Queen of Soul.” Musician, vocalist and composer Damien Sneed toured along with Aretha, developing a strong mentee relationship with the soul legend. In A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul, Sneed pays homage to the monarch herself with fresh renditions of her most cherished hits including “Respect,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Precious Memories,” “Think,” “Until You Come Back To Me,” “Natural Woman” and others. Backed by an accomplished cast of jazz, gospel, and soul musicians and vocalists, Sneed’s multi-media tribute is a tender and spiritual reflection upon the life of an iconic industry titan. Joining Sneed will be four-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Karen Clark Sheard.

SPONSORED BY

TAYLOR/BLACKBURN FAMILY

RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $50 | $35 • GENRE R&B, TRIBUTE

Pilobolus BIG FIVE-OH! MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 For this 50th anniversary celebration, Pilobolus questions its own “givens,” turns its traditions sideways, and brings its past into the future. As fresh and vibrant as ever, Pilobolus — that feisty arts organism — puts the “Oh!” in BIG FIVE OH!, and continues to morph its way thrillingly into audiences’ hearts and minds. The celebration includes signature works from vintage classics to their trendsetting innovative work in shadow.

TAYLOR/BLACKBURN FAMILY

Photo by J. Sohn

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RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $60 | $45 • GENRE DANCE OPENINGNIGH T S .F SU.ED U | 13


Meklit TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 An Ethio American vocalist, songwriter and composer, Meklit is known for her electric stage presence and innovative, deeply personal Ethio-Jazz songs. She writes music steeped in traditional Ethiopian rhythms blended with poetic lyrics. Her floating melodies and dancing grooves draw on a combination of sources, such as East African music, Nina Simone and Joni Mitchell. In this performance, Meklit’s signature jazzy rhythms will be on display alongside her longstanding quintet of bass, drums, percussion and tenor saxophone.

Photo by John Nilsen

SPONSORED BY

FSU License Plate

OPPERMAN MUSIC HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $40 • GENRE JAZZ, WORLD MUSIC, VOCAL

An Evening with Itzhak Perlman A Collaboration with the Florida State University College of Music

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

Photo by masterclass.com

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman is beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent. Having performed with every major orchestra and at venerable concert halls around the globe, Perlman has been honored by three U.S. Presidents for his contributions to the arts and advocating for individuals with special needs. In 2008, Perlman was honored with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award.

SPONSORED BY

LOUISE IRELAND HUMPHREY EXCELLENCE FUND

RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $75 | $60 • GENRE CLASSICAL, INSTRUMENTAL, VIOLIN 14 | 202 1– 2 2 OPENING NIGH T S


Jay Leno DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED Acclaimed late-night TV show host, admired standup comedian, best-selling children’s book author, TV and movie voice-over-artist and pioneering car builder — it’s no wonder that Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” He dominated the past two decades of late-night television with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leno has received many honors, including Emmy, People’s Choice, and TV Guide awards, the Hasty Pudding Award at Harvard University, The Mark Twain Prize and a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

SPONSORED BY

RON SACHS & GAY WEBSTER-SACHS

RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $110 | $95 | $80 • GENRE COMEDY

Photo by Allison Burke

George Hinchliffe’s

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain TUESDAY, MARCH 29 The Ukulele Orchestra is an all-singing, allstrumming group that has been performing for over 35 years using only a handful of ukuleles. They maintain that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation as long as it is played on a ukulele! Millions have enthused over the years about the fact that the Orchestra tears the house down with a lively, touching, catchy, emotive and foot-stomping show, threaded with humor and wit. The Ukulele Orchestra transcends differences between a serious concert and entertainment.

GOODWOOD MUSEUM & GARDENS • TIME TBA • $50 • GENRE INSTRUMENTAL, VOCAL OPENINGNIGH T S .F SU.ED U | 15


The Price is ™ Right Live SUNDAY, APRIL 3 The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” to win. Prizes include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games just like on the longest running and most popular game show — including Plinko™, Cliffhangers™, The Big Wheel™ and even the fabulous Showcase. If you’re a fan of The Price Is Right™ on TV, you’ll no doubt love this exciting, live (non-televised), on-stage version of the show!

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DONALD L. TUCKER CIVIC CENTER • 3:00 P.M. • $55 | $40 • GENRE FAMILY, GAME SHOW

PRISM

A Collaboration with the Florida State University College of Music

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 Packed with performances ranging from small ensembles to the world-renowned Marching Chiefs, PRISM is a yearly favorite. The program showcases the immense talent boasted by the students and faculty of Florida State University’s College of Music. Known for blending traditional fare with more recognizable popular tunes, PRISM is a gem for music lovers of all kinds. This remarkable and lively performance migrates around the venue with each changing ensemble, creating a one-of-a-kind experience based on your location. Come experience the energy and passion of Florida State’s music program first-hand in this unforgettable performance!

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DONALD L. TUCKER CIVIC CENTER • 2:00 P.M. • $45 | $30 • GENRE CLASSICAL, JAZZ, INSTRUMENTAL, POP 16 | 202 1– 2 2 OPENING NIGH T S


Photo by FSU Photography Services

Lana Shuttleworth Chain of Parks Art Festival Presenting Artist THURSDAY, APRIL 21 In this presentation, “’Re-‘… A Prefix for Art and Life,” artist Lana Shuttleworth will discuss the pioneering creativity in her work that leads to a transformative journey from reclamation to rediscovery. From gutter to gallery, Shuttleworth’s work ignites a desire to recover and resee beauty around us by reusing, recycling and revising new ways to reduce waste. Shuttleworth’s art will be featured in LeMoyne’s exhibit “Recycled Beauty” from April 21–May 28 in honor of Earth Day.

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KELLY & LAURIE DOZIER ENDOWMENT FUND

FSU ALUMNI CENTER BALLROOM • 6:30 P.M. • $25 • GENRE SPOKEN WORD, VISUAL ARTS

Tartan Terrors THURSDAY, APRIL 28 With an arsenal featuring classic bagpipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, audiences will understand why Dig This Magazine declares the Tartan Terrors “one act to keep an eye on!” The Tartan Terrors use their sonic blitz to underscore award-winning Step and Highland Dancers and internationally recognized comedic performers alike. The Terrors have performed on four different continents, in some of the most prestigious festivals, highland games and theaters of North America.

OPPERMAN MUSIC HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $40 • GENRE CONTEMPORARY CELTIC, WORLD MUSIC, ROCK OPENINGNIGH T S .F SU.ED U | 1 7


Dala THURSDAY, MAY 12 “What beautiful flights of melody and harmony ...” - Dennis O’Toole, The Peterborough Examiner Winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala bring a fresh brand of acoustic pop music to the world. Drawing upon influences like The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Dala writes songs that are both catchy and insightful. The sheer joy with which they perform is infectious, turning first-time listeners into instant fans.

OPPERMAN MUSIC HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $40 • GENRE FOLK, POP, VOCAL

Little River Band FRIDAY, MAY 27 This chart-topping, multi-platinum-album band continues to deliver high-quality, memorable shows led by 41-year Little River Band lead vocalist and bass player Wayne Nelson. This live concert showcases the band’s pristine harmony vocals known worldwide and delivers nostalgic memories of their greatest hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s, yet offers a fresh presentation of the band’s signature songs. Fans are in for a treat and can expect to hear nostalgic tunes such as “Cool Change,” “Reminiscing,” “Lady” or “The Night Owls.” Join us for a night of fantastic music, memories and fun!

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TAYLOR/BLACKBURN FAMILY RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL • 7:30 P.M. • $60 | $45 • GENRE POP, ROCK 18 | 202 1– 2 2 OPENING NIGH T S


Charitable Giving Opening Nights Distinguished Artists Fund: Ensure an outstanding 25th season by contributing to help bring the world’s most distinguished artists to our stages for our silver anniversary.

Opening Nights In Class Fund: Help enhance our educational performances and workshops to college and K-12 students in the Big Bend area to inspire the next generation of arts enthusiasts.

give.fsu.edu/openingnights St. Paul & The Broken Bones, 2019, Photo by FSU Photography Services

2021– 22 TICKET WINDOWS Be sure to get your tickets early. To become a member, visit OpeningNights.fsu.edu

FALL ON-SALE

SPRING ON-SALE

SPONSORS – July 9

SPONSORS – November 15

PRODUCER’S CIRCLE MEMBERS – July 15

PRODUCER’S CIRCLE MEMBERS – November 22

PARTNER MEMBERS – July 19

PARTNER MEMBERS – November 29

FRIEND MEMBERS – July 22

FRIEND MEMBERS – December 2

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS – July 26

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS – December 6

DEBUT MEMBERS – July 28

DEBUT MEMBERS – December 8

SOLO MEMBERS – July 30

SOLO MEMBERS – December 10

GENERAL ON-SALE – August 2

GENERAL ON-SALE – December 13

Performances from August to January

Performances from February to May

We look forward to a great season! OPENINGNIGH T S .F SU.ED U | 19


Opening Nights at Florida State University 816 South Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

DATES , TIMES AND PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

2021–22 SEASON CALENDAR

Tallahassee, FL 32301

AUGUST

FEBRUARY CONTINUED

5

Mutts Gone Nuts

8

Life and Music of George Michael

9

The King’s Singers

10

Colson Whitehead

12

A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

OCTOBER

14

Pilobolus BIG FIVE-OH!

4

Meklit

24

One Night of Queen

tribute, rock & roll

Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works

SEPTEMBER 2

Chris Botti

30

jazz, crossover, instrumental

Dance Theatre of Harlem dance, classical

family

pop, tribute

vocal, a cappella

author, spoken word R&B, tribute dance

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. Up, Up and Away! The Concert

22

12

Chris Hillman Trio

MARCH

pop, jazz, blues, R&B, gospel folk-rock, singer-songwriter

NOVEMBER 4

Disney Princess: The Concert

11

Patti LaBelle

family, vocal, musical theatre R&B, vocal

2

jazz, world music, vocal

An Evening with Itzhak Perlman classical, instrumental, violin

TBA Jay Leno

comedy

29

George Hinchliffe’s

instrumental, vocal

of Great Britain

Ukulele Orchestra

DECEMBER

APRIL

9

3

The Price is Right Live™

10

PRISM

21

Lana Shuttleworth: Chain of Parks Art Festival Presenting Artist Tartan Terrors

Sons of Mystro Holiday Show holiday, reggae, instrumental, crossover

JANUARY

family, game show

classical, jazz, instrumental, pop

10

The World of Musicals

15

Ledisi Sings Nina

28

24

Charlie Albright

MAY

musical theatre, vocal jazz, tribute

classical, instrumental, piano

spoken word, visual arts

world music, contemporary Celtic, rock

FEBRUARY

12

Dala

4

27

Little River Band

Robin Spielberg

classical, instrumental, piano

folk, pop, vocal pop, rock

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2021-22 Season Brochure  

Opening Nights will present 29 live performances this year, bringing a full season of world-class talent back to campus. The 2021-2022 seaso...

2021-22 Season Brochure  

Opening Nights will present 29 live performances this year, bringing a full season of world-class talent back to campus. The 2021-2022 seaso...

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