Friends of Convocations Priority Points Presale* Extended to October 24!

*Friends of Convocations members are seated before the general public using the Priority Points system. Donations of $50 or more qualify for priority seating and other perks, and provide crucial support for performances, education, outreach and special programs. Patrons may add a gift with their ticket order to immediately receive the Priority Points seating benefits or visit Friends of Convocations presale orders must be received by October 24, 2021, 11:59pm for both PICK5 discounted subscriptions and single show tickets. If you have questions about your order, please call the campus box office at 765-494-3933. If you have questions about your Friends of Convos membership, please email or call 765-494-9712 to speak to a development team member.

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August 2021

Protect Purdue Policies
Mon, Aug 16, 2021 - Tue, May 31, 2022

Here you will find important information about how Purdue Convocations is creating a safe, enjoyable environment for the performing arts at Purdue. As this environment is ever-evolving, please check Protect Purdue, our events pages, and our social media channels for the most up-to-date information before you join us for our events.

October 2021

King Lear
Wed, Oct 27 - Thu, Oct 28
Fowler Hall

In a contemporary update of Shakespeare’s gripping familial tragedy, the legendary Sir Ian McKellen delivers a masterful turn as the aging king seized by madness. 

November 2021

Gus Dapperton
Fri, Nov 12 / 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Student Presale / Friday, September 24 / 10am
General Public On Sale / Wednesday, September 29 / 10am
Student tickets just $15!

War Horse
Wed, Nov 17 / 7:30 pm
Fowler Hall

Based on the 1982 novel of the same name, War Horse is a powerful epic set during World War I.

December 2021

A FREE Convos gift to you for the holidays! Performed from their studio in Chicago and streamed to your home, this unique twist on the Charles Dickens classic features an original musical score, dramatic lighting, and over 100 paper puppets. Grab a hot cocoa and curl up to this new holiday classic.

January 2022

Joshua Redman Quartet
Fri, Jan 21, 2022 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Joshua Redman has forged a saxophone sound that is provocative, forward-looking, & hard-swinging. Redman’s Grammy-nominated quartet generates a tight and joyous onstage alchemy that will serve as an amazing kick-off to the 2022 Purdue Jazz Festival.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story
Wed, Jan 26, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel created timeless hits like “Mrs. Robinson” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Now, The Simon & Garfunkel Story presents a multimedia experience with rare photos, video, and a live band performing their classic songs.

Geneva Lewis
Sun, Jan 30, 2022 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Violinist Geneva Lewis made her professional debut at just 11 years old for the Pasadena Symphony. At Purdue, she will revel in the impressionism of Debussy’s Violin Sonata and the romantic power of Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D minor.

February 2022

Thu, Feb 3, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Named after the Icelandic word for darkness, Dökk by the Italian studio fuse*, combines technological data and the human body to create an emotional, vivid, and one-of-a-kind performance through stunning 3-D projection.

Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei
Sat, Feb 5, 2022 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Returning to Purdue after her 2019 performance, banjoist Abigail Washburn will introduce us to Wu Fei, a prodigy on the Chinese guzheng. This multilingual collaboration of global folk magnifies the beauty of experiences that transcend traditions.

Emmet Cohen Trio
Sat, Feb 12, 2022 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Live streamed to audiences in 2021, Live from Emmet’s Place provided front row seats in jazz pianist Emmet Cohen’s apartment. Now, Purdue welcomes Cohen’s Trio, along with the Live From Emmet’s Place All-Stars, for a real time, in-person performance.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Thu, Feb 17, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Roald Dahl’s beloved sugar-slinging CEO Willy Wonka comes to life in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This new musical follows the classic tale of a young boy and the mixed bag of meeting his candy-making hero.

Sat, Feb 19, 2022 / 12:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Modern Renaissance, presented by TEDxPurdueU in a series of 18 minute-long talks, will explore the dynamics of our social, cultural, and political world post-pandemic, and how science, art, history, and social justice will reemerge in its wake

Sonia De Los Santos
Sat, Feb 26, 2022
Wells Community Cultural Center

Mexican singer-songwriter Sonia De Los Santos will showcase new songs from her 2021 album, Esperanza, which is Spanish for something we can always use more of - hope.

March 2022

The Great Gatsby
Wed, Mar 2, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby remains a vivid account of how, in the absence of true equality, pursuing the “American dream” can lead to devastating effects. Known for their powerful immersion in classic texts, Aquila Theatre brings a relevant reimagination of this classic in which Gatsby is a man of color, setting the stage for themes of class, racism and discrimination to play vividly inside the meaning of the American Dream.

Thu, Mar 3, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Aquila Theatre makes the relevance of political ambition and power-mongering surprisingly fresh with their creative vision of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This electric rendition is keenly aware that a certain sound and fury persists.

Beatrice Rana
Sun, Mar 6, 2022 / 3:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Italian pianist Beatrice Rana has earned the Silver Prize at the Van Cliburn competition, headlined Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and venues worldwide. Rana’s performance at Purdue will include four scherzos by Chopin, etudes by Debussy, and more.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Thu, Mar 10, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Carole King penned a slew of 1960s hits, including “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” for Aretha Franklin. This song and many more fuel Beautiful: The Carole King Musical that will make you “Feel the Earth Move.”

April 2022

Tabea Debus, recorder
Sat, Apr 2, 2022 / 8:00 pm
Duncan Hall

In an exclusive salon engagement, Tabea Debus (recorder) and Alon Sariel (lute), will present Ohrwurm, the German for “earworm.” Debus explores the 15th century origins of the recorder to present in a journey to fill your ears with music to remember.

Thu, Apr 7, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Meet Jenna, a waitress who discovers she can create her own recipe for happiness. Waitress is the Tony®-nominated musical featuring original music by Sara Bareilles. Don’t miss the show New York Magazine called “sweet, sassy and passionate.”

Silkroad presents: Home Within
Sat, Apr 9, 2022 / 8:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse

Home Within by Silkroad melds clarinet, cello, voice, and oud with real-time imagery into an audiovisual meditation on loss, longing and the tragedy of the Syrian conflict—haunted, yet hopeful that those who still seek home will soon discover it.

Jersey Boys
Tue, Apr 19, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Elliott Hall of Music

Don’t miss Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys—the behind the scenes true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Convos End of Season Bash
Thu, Apr 28, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms

Dance to the Afrobeat and jùjú rhythms of Super Yamba Band. Led by African guitar virtuoso Kaleta, who has worked with Fela Kuti, Lauryn Hill, & King Sunny Ade, this party will fuel your shuffling feet and build momentum into the next Convos season!

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