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Jay Owenhouse: The Authentic Illusionist - Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 3:00pm

Jay Owenhouse, a legendary escape artists and one of the most awarded illusionists in history, appears in Evansville for one night only in “Dare to Believe!” an illusion spectacular. Jay has amazed millions on T.V. in “Masters of Illusions” and “Magic on the Edge.” The Salt Lake Tribune calls him “Simply Amazing!” and The Tokyo Times calls the elaborate production “Truly Magic, a Must See!” Jay welcomes you into his mysterious world of wonder and the impossible. You will experience a night of grand illusions with the most amazing magic in the world, Bengal tigers up close, dangerous escapes, and inspiring storytelling. Seeing Owenhouse live is an evening that will leave you breathless with a feeling of childhood wonder that “anything is possible!”

 

Straight No Chaser - Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30pm

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch.They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense... and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical - Thursday,December 7, 2017 at 7:30pm

First airing in 1964, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER has become a beloved Christmas classic – capturing the hearts and wonder of generations of fans. Now, something magical is happening as the beloved classic soars off the screen and onto the stage.  Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, the Misfit Toys and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.  It’s an adventure that 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. Beloved heartwarming memories which last a lifetime are just waiting to be made. 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. 

 

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music - Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:30pm

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Evansville. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

 

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story - Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3:00pm

Now in its 27th amazing year, the "World's Most Successful Rock 'n' Roll Musical" continues to thrill audiences around the world. Viewed by more than 22 million people worldwide, Buddy opened in London's West End in 1989, and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada,the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore; winning numerous awards along the way. Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, That'll Be The Day, Not Fade Away, Oh Boy, Ritchie Valens' La Bamba, The Big Bopper's Chantilly Lace and many more!This show is just Peggy Sue-perb.

 

Dirty Dancing - Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:30pm

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot! ”It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene,especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences. Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking and adventurous theatre sensation.You’ll have the time of your life!

 

The Wizard of Oz - Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30pm

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Evansville! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.