Purdue Convocations announces its 2014-15 season

May 22, 2014  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Convocations' 2014-15 season, will feature more than 30 events, including an array of Broadway musicals, lectures, plays and concerts.

Season highlights include Broadway shows such as "Mamma Mia!," "Beauty and the Beast," "Sister Act," "Peter and the Starcatcher" as well as Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider, and Brian Greene.

The 2014-15 season also features a wide range in programming including: an opening night dance party featuring Buenos Aires sensation La Yegros; 3 Stories High: A Downtown Theatre Collection; Fieldwork: Jayme Stone with "The Lomax Project" Residency; Chris Potter Underground; The Klezmatics' "Happy Joyous Hanukkah" and several notable lectures.

In addition to scheduled public performances, thousands of students from preschool through high school also will attend a series of matinees and artist-in-residence activities that will be brought to schools during the 2014-15 season. These events are open to all schools, and a complete list can be found at www.convocations.org.

Ticket order forms, complete ticket pricing information, and details on all performances are available at http://www.convocations.org, in the 2014-15 Convocations brochure or by calling 765-494-9712. Tickets can also be ordered at the campus box offices, by phone at 765-494-3933, or online at www.convocations.org/tickets.

Buying schedule

May 22 through June 13: Friends of Convocations Presale. Friends of Convocations are seated before the general public with the priority points system. Orders must be received by June 13 for both PICK5 and single tickets. Not a Friend of Convocations? Visit convocations.org/donate to join today or call 765-494-9712.

July 1-11: PICK 5 Presale. Buy five shows or more and save an average of 15 percent off single ticket prices. If you're not a Friend of Convocations, you can place your PICK 5 order beginning at 10 a.m. on July 1.

July 14 at 10 a.m.: All tickets go on sale. If you're not a Friend of Convocations or a PICK 5 buyer, you can place your single ticket order beginning at 10 a.m. on July 14. Discounted tickets also are available for groups of 10 or more.

The Purdue Convocations 2014-15 season schedule includes:

* Opening Night Dance Party with La Yegros. Friday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., Four Point By Sheraton Ballroom, Tickets: $15-20 / General Admission

* If/Then: Decoding our Future. Brian Greene. Thursday, Nov. 6, Loeb Playhouse. General admission seating, free admission. Presented by Purdue Convocations, Office of the Provost, Office of the System Chief Information Officer, College of Engineering, College of Science, Discovery Lecture Series, College of Liberal Arts and Purdue Libraries Distinguished Lecture Series.

* The Presidential Lecture Series - Dawn or Doom: The New Technology Explosion
James Barrat, Thursday, Sept. 18, Loeb Playhouse. free admission.

* Yo-Yo Ma, cello, Kathryn Stott, piano, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., Loeb Playhouse (This rescheduled performance is sold out).

* Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio. Saturday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., Carnahan Hall, Tickets: $15-20 and general admission seating.

* MAMMA MIA! Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Elliott Hall of Music, Tickets: $22-52.

* David Dorfman Dance. Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $22-32.

* Donald Sinta Quartet. Thursday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $15.

* If/Then: Decoding our Future. Dawn or Doom: The New Technology Explosion
Brian Greene. Thursday, Nov. 6, Loeb Playhouse, general admission seating, free admission. Presented by Purdue Convocations, the Office of the Provost, Office of the System Chief Information Officer, College of Engineering, College of Science, The Discovery Lecture Series, The College of Liberal Arts and The Purdue Libraries Distinguished Lecture Series.

* Béla Fleck, banjo, Brooklyn Rider, string quartet. Friday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m., Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $22-32.

* The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. Sunday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $10-15.

* The Klezmatics. "Happy Joyous Hanukkah." Saturday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m., Loeb Playhouse, Tickets: $20-28.

* Chris Potter Underground. Friday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m., Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $19-26.

* Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $22-52.

* If/Then: Decoding our Future. ETHEL's Documerica. Saturday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m., Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $18-24. Presented by Purdue Convocations, the Office of the Provost, Office of the System Chief Information Officer, College of Engineering, College of Science, Discovery Lecture Series, College of Liberal Arts and the Purdue Libraries Distinguished Lecture Series.

* 3 Stories High: A Downtown Theatre Collection. Wednesday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Feb. 1.

The Cardinals: Stan's Café, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 29, 7:45 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 30, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m, Long Center. Tickets: $15-20.

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer. Thursday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 30, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, January 31, noon and 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 1, noon. Lafayette Theater. Tickets: $15-20.

No Place To Go: Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra. Thursday, Jan. 29, 9:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 31, 9:30 p.m., Carnahan Hall. Tickets: $15-20.

* The Presidential Lecture Series. Harlan Coben. Wednesday, Sept. 4, Fowler Hall. Free Admission, no ticket required.

* Popovich Pet Comedy Theater. Sunday, Feb. 8, 3 p.m. Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $12-20.

* Trio Voce. Thursday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $18-24.

* The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare. Sunday, Feb. 22, 3 p.m., Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $10-15.

* Compagnie Käfig, "Correria and Agwa." Thursday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $22-32.

* Sister Act. Friday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $22-52.

* Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Jeremy Denk, piano. Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m., Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $22-45.

* Fieldwork: Jayme Stone with The Lomax Project Residency, Public Talk. Friday, March 27, 7 p.m., Tippecanoe Arts Federation Grand Hall. Free admission.

* Fieldwork: Jayme Stone with The Lomax Project Residence, Community Musician Workshop "Collaboratory." Friday, March 27, 8:15 p.m., Tippecanoe Arts Federation Grand Hall. Free admission.

* Fieldwork: Jayme Stone with The Lomax Project Residency, Community Field Recording Open House, Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Location TBD. Free admission.

* Fieldwork: Jayme Stone with The Lomax Project Residency, Concert. Saturday, March 28, 8 p.m., Lafayette Theater. Tickets: $19-25.

* Dublin Guitar Quartet. Friday, April 10, 8 p.m., Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $15.

* TEDxPurdueU. Saturday, April 11, Loeb Playhouse. Tickets: $15-25. Purdue Convocations is among the sponsors of TEDxPurdueU.

* Peter and the Starcatcher. Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m., Elliott Hall of Music. Tickets: $22-52.

Sources: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-5045, aeeddy@purdue.edu

Todd Wetzel, Purdue Convocations director, 765-494-9712, tewetzel@purdue.edu 

Note to Journalists: Publication-quality photographs are available by contacting Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-5045, aeeddy@purdue.edu

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