Upcoming Events
7 p.m.
6-7pm CTA make-up meeting for those who were not able to make the July meeting.
5 p.m.
Calling all Northern Kentucky Alumni. Plenty of street parking within a two-block area. Family members and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. You may bring canine friends as long as they are on a leash and under control.
6:30 p.m.
6:30-8:30 p.m.Avalon Wealth Advisory, Indianapolis, IN
7:30 p.m.
Doolin'Doolin’ is France’s premiere Celtic band whose name derives from the little village of musical fame in south-west Ireland. Born in 2005 from an encounter between six accomplished musicians, from its inception Doolin’ perfected a mixture of novel musical genres.
7:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
7:30 p.m.
The Doo Wop ProjectThe DOO WOP PROJECT is street corner singing for a whole new generation. Their show begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Throughout the show, DWP takes you on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons...all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse.
7:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
2:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
7:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
9 a.m.
Instructors from the Midwest Masonry Council will provide exhibits, and hands-on stations where students can experience laying brick and block and cut masonry flashing.
7:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
7:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
7:30 p.m.
The 5 BrownsThe 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound.
7:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
9:30 a.m.
Pre-game Tailgate/CharlieTownBall State vs. Indiana Football Game
7:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
7:30 p.m.
The East PointersThere’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original but traditional folk music the hippest, most vibrant thing going.
6 p.m.
Proud Past. Bright Future. The Ball State University Alumni Association invites you to join us for a celebration of Ball State’s Centennial.
7:30 p.m.
DSBSince 2009, DSB’s high-energy stage production and accurate recreations of Journey classics have made DSB the #1 Journey tribute show in the world. DSB has been highly revered as the “next best thing” to Journey. They have captured the lush and signature sound of renowned vocalist Steve Perry and Journey in their prime. Complete with a band of world-class musicians, DSB remains true to Journey’s musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep you believin’!
7:30 p.m.
Celebrate Family Weekend with a sampling of the School of Music's exceptional wind, orchestral, jazz, chamber, and choral ensembles. General Admission is $20, and all proceeds benefit School of Music student scholarships! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
8 a.m.
All DayMuncie, IN – Alumni Center
7:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
2:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
7:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
7:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
12 p.m.
AGC Chemicals ETFE | The Material Talks @ Lunch series is a set of informative sessions in which company representatives teach students and faculty about materials and products using case studies and recent projects.
6 p.m.
The Ball State University Alumni Association invites you to join us for a celebration of Ball State’s Centennial.
7:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
7:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
7:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
7:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
7:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
7:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
12 a.m.
Picnic at the Honors House and Football Game
12 a.m.
Football Game and Events
11:30 a.m.
Luncheon and program at the Honors House.
2:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
2:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
7:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
7:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
2:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
2:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
6 p.m.
The Ball State University Alumni Association invites you to join us for a celebration of Ball State’s Centennial.
7:30 p.m.
Kat EdmonsonCritically acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the United States, Europe and Japan, appeared in major motion pictures, performed on radio and television, and released three groundbreaking albums to date. The genre-defying artist recently appeared in Woody Allen’s film set in the 1930s, Café Society (2016), as a jazz singer, and is highlighted on the official soundtrack performing her version of “Mountain Greenery.”
5:30 p.m.
(please note this is meeting has been reschedule from the Oct. 23 date)Meeting – 5:30 – 7 p.m.Social – 7 – 8 p.m.Hoppy Gnome, Fort Wayne, IN
7:30 p.m.
Bumper JacksonsBumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America's story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78's, the Bumper Jacksons elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, playful style. The group began as a duo; a city-meets-country experiment between songstress Jess Eliot Myhre and banjo player Chris Ousley.
7:30 p.m.
Featuring a variety of works highlighting the wide array tap is utilized in dance. Be prepared to tap, tap, tap the night away!
7 p.m.
Wynton Marsalis playing trumpetNow in its 15th season, the Arts Alive! Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. This Ball State Centennial event is comprised of two separate 75-minute performances. Series subscriptions available starting August 2 and individual tickets on sale starting August 21 through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Rodney CarringtonRodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer who recorded eight major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies. Rodney then released three new albums on his own record label called Laughter’s Good Records. An album of new songs and material entitled Laughter’s Good debuted at Number One on the Overall Comedy Charts. The same week, the re-release of Rodney Carrington Live debuted at Number Two on the Overall Comedy Charts. He then went back into the studio to record The Hits which also reached number one on the comedy charts. The album features a duet with Colt Ford.
9 p.m.
Wynton Marsalis playing trumpetNow in its 15th season, the Arts Alive! Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. This Ball State Centennial event is comprised of two separate 75-minute performances. Series subscriptions available starting August 2 and individual tickets on sale starting August 21 through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. This chilling mystery thriller by the author of ROSEMARY’S BABY explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder.
7:30 p.m.
When Peggy’s two adult children take her out for lunch, they quietly begin to take apart her life. The drinks come fast, the tempers peak, the food flies.
2 p.m.
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7:30 p.m.
AJ CroceFrom his debut as a jazz-influenced blues artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, A.J. Croce has traveled a circuitous musical road leading to his new studio album Twelve Tales and back again to his latest release celebrating 20 years of That’s Me in the Bar.
7:30 p.m.
Graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
7:30 p.m.
The Choir of ManThe Choir of Man is the runway hit of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 from the creative minds of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay – the team behind The Magnets! and the Soweto Gospel Choir. This show is 60 minutes of unadulterated entertainment that combines high energy dance, live music and foot-stomping choreography with the incredible talent of 9 ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock.
7:30 p.m.
John McEuenJohn McEuen brings with him 45+ years of worldwide performing with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Often referred to as 'the String Wizard', he weaves stories of his travels and family life (he has raised 7 kids), taking us through where his musical path has taken him.
1 p.m.
12-4pm CTLocation TBD
3 p.m.
U.S. Marine BandEstablished in 1798 by an Act of Congress signed by President John Adams, the United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. The band made its White House debut on New Year’s Day, 1801, and has performed at the inauguration of every President since Thomas Jefferson, who is credited with giving the band the title, “The President’s Own.”
7:30 p.m.
Graeme and AlexAward-winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Graeme James (New Zealand) teams up with American Idol finalist Alex Preston for a captivating folk performance. Each armed with a whole host of instruments including electric violin, guitar, bass, baritone ukulele, mandolin, harmonica and even beatboxing, this performance will astound audiences.
7:30 p.m.
Selected works from dance majors highlight the best in original dances that vary in style and form.
7:30 p.m.
Air SupplyGraham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing.
7:30 p.m.
Voces 8The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the group performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements; versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression is central to the ensemble’s performance ethos.
All Day Event
Ball State University Foundation Board of Directors and Committee Meetings at the Alumni Center.
All Day Event
Ball State University Foundation Board of Directors and Committee Meetings at the Alumni Center.
7:30 p.m.
Sidra Bell DanceIn MÖNSTER OUTSIDE, Sidra Bell has joined forces with innovative Swedish composer Per Störby and his critically acclaimed chamber ensemble New Tide Orquesta, and dynamic design team Amith Chandrashaker & Amy Rubin, to develop a flexibly voyeuristic discourse and commentary about the nature of outliers in contemporary society. This fine art piece marries dance theater, chamber music, projection mapping, vocal scoring, and scenic and lighting design. It locates and depicts aspects of human joy and despair via the experience of the “outsider". furiously dancing question marks, lost boys & girls, anti-climactic humans... 1000 tomorrows
7:30 p.m.
The age-old struggle between the merits of theatre versus film take center stage in this timeless classic that seems just as relevant today as it was over 80 years ago when the play was written in 1936. The hopes and ambitions of sixteen young actresses are explored in this story made famous on the big screen by Hollywood legends Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, and Ann Miller.
7:30 p.m.
This musical tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.
7:30 p.m.
NoelNOËL, set in modern day London, tells a heartwarming tale of a little girl (Noël), who is preparing for her starring role in a school Christmas play when her mother suddenly disappears. To avoid being taken into care, Noël keeps her mother’s disappearance a secret and embarks alone on a quest to find her. Along the way, she befriends a diverse group of homeless characters, who have themselves lost their way in life; Duchess, a lady with a mysterious past; Edgar, a disabled veteran and Nick, a curmudgeon who has lost his faith in humanity.
7:30 p.m.
Mannheim SteamrollerMANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!
5:30 p.m.
5:30-7:30pmRock Bottom, Downtown ChicagoThe chapter moved this event date up to coincide with the Indiana Society of Chicago Foundation Gala the next day.
7:30 p.m.
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker provides the setting for a new collaboration between the Department of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. With live music by the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, performers will tell the story of Clara, the Mouse King, and the Nutcracker Prince. Join us for this unique and unforgettable kickoff to the holiday season.
7:30 p.m.
Dailey and VincentGrand Ole Opry Members, Five-time GRAMMY® award winners individually, three-time GRAMMY® award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners), Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music.
7:30 p.m.
YukoYuko Mabuchi started playing classical piano at age of 4, in her hometown of Fukui, Japan. As a teenager she was fascinated by American R&B, Hip-Hop and Blues and after hearing the music of Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock she fell in love with Jazz. After high school she entered the AN Music School in Kyoto to study jazz piano under Kunihiro Kameda. After graduating from the conservatory, she began performing locally as a soloist, and as a member of a local jazz trio.
7:30 p.m.
JourneyFifth​ ​House​ ​Ensemble,​ ​composer​ ​Austin​ ​Wintory,​ ​and​ ​arranger​ ​Patrick​ ​O'Malley​ ​team​ ​up​ ​to​ ​create​ ​an​ ​original,​ ​interactive arrangement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Grammy-nominated​ ​score​ ​to​ ​Journey​ ​for​ ​the​ ​ensemble's​ ​full​ ​instrumentation,​ ​with​ ​added​ ​percussion and​ ​harp.​ ​
7:30 p.m.
RentIn 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.
7 p.m.
Winnie-the-Pooh would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood such as Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey keeps getting him into trouble. A.A. Milne's wit and special understanding of young people make this a play that the whole family will enjoy!
7:30 p.m.
Todd MosbyThis 6 member ensemble has toured from New York to San Francisco. A genre-defying folk, jazz, world fusion ensemble, this super group includes grammy nominated and winning performers delivering an acoustic instrumental mix with virtuoso flair. Outreach is available at all levels.

7:30 p.m.
This full-evening one-act play proves to be anything but boring as Mildred and Anna, confined to the psychiatric ward of a general hospital, confront each other, an infuriatingly silent new roommate, the emptiness of an institutional Sunday, and the pain that has brought both of them here.
7:30 p.m.
As Judy London nears the end of her career as a Professor of Home Economics, an encounter with one of her former “practice babies” leads her to question her life’s journey and the sacrifices she’s made along the way. Loosely based on Ball State’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences former operation of “practice houses,” BORROWED BABIES explores the ever-evolving role of women and mothers in American society over the last sixty years.
7:30 p.m.
Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A multi- ethnic Latin pop songstress, Chavez is a nine- time Austin Music Award winner -- including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted. Her independent album topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a national feature on NPR's All Things Considered, and has been hailed by The Boston Globe, USA Today, Texas Monthly and the Austin Chronicle. Her band’s Tiny Desk concert made NPR’s top 15 of 2015.
7:30 p.m.
Jersey BoysThey were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.
7:30 p.m.
Seamus EganIt’s hard to think of an artist in traditional Irish music more influential than Seamus Egan. From his beginnings as a teen prodigy, to his groundbreaking solo work with Shanachie Records, to his founding of Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, to his current work as one of the leading composers and interpreters of the tradition, Egan has inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped define the sound of Irish music today.
7:30 p.m.
Get the Led OutFrom the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed.
2 p.m.
Mutts Gone NutsExpect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere 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 4 legged performers. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks!
7:30 p.m.
Something RottenSOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).
7:30 p.m.
Snapshots is the story of three women from their teens to their middle years, each journeying both together and alone. Through their search for identity, they encounter bumps and detours along the way.
7:30 p.m.
Molly TuttleA virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. She began performing on stage when she was 11, and recorded her first album, The Old Apple Tree, at age 13. Since then, she’s appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, was featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine, won first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest, and, last fall, received a Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in the instrumentalist category.
7:30 p.m.
Experience the future of dance during this showcase of original dance.
7:30 p.m.
The ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own, Gypsy is one of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century. Set in 1920s America when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show features Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Johnna Tavianini in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Gypsy is a fitting finale to the illustrious career of George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre Beth Turcotte who will retire in May of 2019.
7:30 p.m.
Ryan and RyanRyan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience. With remarkable credits as solo performers, Donald and Barron combine efforts to amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old.
7:30 p.m.
Sound of MusicTHE 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 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,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
7:30 p.m.
Celebrate 55 fabulous years of the University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Set on the cusp of the United States discovering its cultural, scientific and religious identity after the Civil War, and inspired by the true story of the Cardiff Giant, THE GIANTMAKER follows George Hull and his efforts to pull a fast one on a preacher. With the attention, George manages to settle grievances at the expense of the public, fleece honest businessmen, and involve many of the notable minds of his time.
12 a.m.
Luncheon and picturesPerformancePost Performance PartyMore details coming soon
7:30 p.m.
Celebrate 55 fabulous years of the University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Bella GaiaBella Gaia (Beautiful Earth) is an unprecedented audio-visual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time-lapse nature photography, and live world music and dance on stage. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space, director-composer Kenji Williams' award-winning Bella Gaia successfully simulates the Overview Effect from space flight, by using NASA supercomputer data-visualizations with an "iridescent landscape of gossamer melodies and labyrinthine rhythms" (Nooga.com) to explore the relationship between humans and nature through time and space.
3 p.m.
In celebration of Ball State’s Centennial, the School of Music presents its debut concert at the Hilbert Circle Theatre featuring its outstanding students, conductors, soloists, and ensembles. Tickets will be available through the Hilbert Circle Theatre box office on a date to be announced.
7:30 p.m.
After an 8-week long residency at Ball State during the spring semester, Israeli dancer, choreographer and video artist Noa Shadur’s choreography will be premiered with Ball State dance majors. Shadur’s previous work has been presented in festivals in Israel, American Dance Festival, ArtEZ Institute for the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands, among others.
7:30 p.m.
Martini PopTop 40 Swingers! Imagine four Manhattan Transfer style vocalists doing swing versions of your favorite top 40 hits, and you’ve got Martini Pop! Whether a sophisticated cocktail hour, or an all-out dance party, this cool, stylish group complete with small jazz combo, or full big band is always a surprise hit with their fun retro versions of radio hits like: “Umbrella” (Rhianna), “We Are Young” (Fun), “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Gotye), “Rumor Has It” (Adele), and classics like “The Way You Look Tonight” (Michael Buble) and “Come Fly with Me” (Sinatra).
7:30 p.m.
Matt BeilisNew Yorker Matt Beilis was born with his distinct voice. Some would say it’s unconventional, which would fit the personality of this singer/songwriter/pianist. Matt traded in his Ivy League education-along with a lucrative finance career--for a gig in a piano store, betting that his artistic talents would propel him beyond the comfort that his academic achievements all but guaranteed.
7:30 p.m.
A celebration of the relationship between dance and design, Full Circle Dance showcases how design can drastically change the feeling and world of a piece. With a first act that lacks design elements and a second act that features the same works with new life created by our designers, FULL CIRCLE DANCE will illustrate the collaboration between dance and design.
7:30 p.m.
Susan WernerSusan Werner has done it again; the woman NPR named "Empress of the Unexpected" has brought forth another unique concept album with a national tour to match. Her hew EP, An American In Havana, is a collection of original songs inspired by Werner's recent travels to Cuba. The recording features performances and arrangements by legendary Cuban percussionist Marya Casales (Dizzy Gilespie, Tito Puente, Regina Carter), along with Werner's trademark songcraft and wry, poetic lyrics.