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Hatfield Hall to Get Community in Holiday Spirit with Special Show

November 27, 2013

November 25 2013

Carrying On Musical Heritage: Von Trapp is the granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music.

Rose-Hulman’s Hatfield Hall will usher in the holiday season with The Sound of Christmas, featuring Elisabeth von Trapp and the Carolian Brass, on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music, Elisabeth carries on the legacy of the internationally renowned Trapp Family Singers and their Christmas concerts.

Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth joined her siblings at the age of 16 in performing at weddings, gospel meetings, and town halls throughout the state. Since then, she has performed around the globe, from European cathedrals to the Kennedy Center and the White House. She has released five albums, and been featured on National Public Radio, BBC-Radio, Japanese National Radio, and CNN Spanish Radio.

Elisabeth will be joined on stage by the majestic sounds of the Carolian Brass Quintet, an ensemble composed of some of the most talented musicians in the world. Qunitet members have played with prestigious orchestras from the Americas to Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Limited tickets remain for this popular holiday show.

“Our holiday shows are always popular, so tickets sell pretty quickly,” says Performing Arts Coordinator Bunny Nash. “This show is a great way to kick off the holiday season.”

Dazzling Puppetry Shows Featured in Family Series Events

Dino Light

Shedding Light On The Past: Corbian Visual Arts and Dance creates electroluminescent creatures in the popular DiNO-Light show. The group dazzled the crowd and judges last year on the America’s Got Talent television show.

Hatfield Hall’s Performing Arts Series brings high-quality entertainment to the Wabash Valley at affordable prices. This holiday season, the venue is offering Family 4-Packs to its upcoming Family Series shows, Lightwire Theater’s DINO-Light and Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo, for only $30.

Fresh off their appearance on America’s Got Talent, last year’s Lightwire Theater performance at Hatfield Hall sold out well in advance. This season, the imaginative puppeteers return with DiNO-Light, created by Corbian Visual Arts and Dance. Electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in a poignant original tale for all ages.

Australia’s Erth Visual and Physical group captivates audiences of all ages with its Dinosaur Zoo interactive show. Human-powered puppetry brings realistic creatures to life as the inhabitants of a prehistoric zoo, from insects to a T. Rex.

“We feel that it’s important to keep our family shows affordable,” Nash says. “In Chicago, tickets for Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo are priced at over $30 each. We’re offering our family 4-packs for $30. It’s a great deal for parents or grandparents, and a great way to give a gift that leaves less clutter and more memories.”

Tickets for The Sound of Christmas with Elisabeth von Trapp and the Carolian Brass are $23 to $27 for adults and $15 for students. Family 4-Packs for Lightwire Theater’s DINO-Light and Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo include two adult tickets and two student tickets. Additional adult tickets for the Family Series shows are available for $10. Student tickets are $5.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Hatfield Hall ticket desk at 812-877-8544 or at The ticket desk is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased two hours before each event, if still available.

Complete season information, including artist video clips, is available at Find exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and more at

Upcoming Performing Arts Series Shows

The Sound of Christmas
Featuring Elisabeth von Trapp & The Carolian Brass
Tuesday, December 3 - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets:  Adults, $23 to $27; Students, $15

Lightwire Theater - DINO-Light
Monday, February 17 - 7 p.m.
Tickets: Adults, $10; Student, $5

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo
Sunday, March 9 – 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets: Adults, $10; Students, $5