Season of Incredible Performances Coming to Hatfield Hall

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Buddy Guy performs.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Blues legend Buddy Guy kicks off the 2018-19 Performing Arts Series with a show Sept. 15 in the Hatfield Hall Theater.

Hatfield Hall is preparing for one of its most impressive Rose-Hulman Performing Arts Series seasons, starting with a rock ‘n’ roll legend followed by a social media sensation, and an award-winning bluegrass group.

Taking the theater stage also will be a crowd-pleasing musical/dance show from New York City, a dazzling acrobatic group that mixes in amazing mechanics, one of the world’s most talented ballet troupes, and also the pleasing sounds of brass, baroque and doo-wop music.

“We are excited to present our best season yet,” says Dan Tryon, Hatfield Hall’s manager. “There is something for everyone to come, enjoy and expand their arts horizon.”

All shows start at 7:30 p.m. in the theater on campus.

The 2018-19 Performing Arts Series features:

Buddy Guy, Sept. 15 – This Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and Blues legend is ranked No. 23 on Billboard magazine’s list of the all-time top 100 guitarists. His slashing electric guitar riffs have inspired mega-stars such as Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. Tickets: $42 adults; $37 under 18 years old.

Postmodern Jukebox, October 20 – Featuring a raft of American Idol stars, this group recasts contemporary hits by such stars as Katy Perry, The Strokes and Lady Gaga into vintage styles covering jazz, ragtime and swing from the early 20th century. Millions of people have viewed Postmodern Jukebox’s YouTube videos and follow the group on social media – redefining the music industry, one viral hit at a time. $42 adults; $37 under 18.

Flatt Lonesome, Nov. 9 – With its rich, soulful country and bluegrass sound, this group has been earning awards and attracting new fans since its formation in 2011. Twice named the International Bluegrass Vocal Group of the Year, Flatt Lonesome’s six musicians perform original songs, as well as country, bluegrass and roots classics. $25 adults; $19 under 18.

Canadian Brass, Dec. 7 – Kicking off the holiday season, Canadian Brass fills shows with its hallmarks of entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and fun. These musicians serve up lively dialogue and theatrical effects, along with beautiful musical performances. $35 adult, $10 under 18.

The Russian National Ballet Presents: Sleeping Beauty, Jan. 15 – Russia’s finest dancers, the music of Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Marius Petipa come together to tell one of the world’s best-loved fairytales. The show has beautiful music, artful dancers, exquisite costumes and colorful scenery. $35 adult, $29 Under 18.

STOMP, Feb. 20 – Athletic and artistic New York City performers make music with everything from brooms and Zippo lighters to sheet metal and newspapers. There’s also high-energy dance, original choreography and frequent humor. $42 adult, $37 under 18.

Cirque Mechanics, March 7 – World-class acrobats combine their talents with music and mechanics through large-scale apparatus for a stage presentation filled with thrills, laughs and excitement. $35 adults, $29 under 18.

Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, April 26 – The Al Schmidt Concert Series brings one of Early Music magazine’s top 25 ensembles. This orchestra will transport you to another time, as talented musicians perform the rich sounds of the 17th and 18th centuries on exquisite period instruments. $20 adults, $15 under 18.

The Doo Wop Project, May 10 – Stars from Broadway hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical combine to trace the evolution of doo-wop music from five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to today’s biggest hits. The journey will include music from the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos, along with “DooWopified” versions of modern hits by Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. $35 adults, $29 under 18.

Tickets for any or all shows can be purchased by visiting hatfieldhall.com, calling 812-877-8544 or visiting the Hatfield Hall ticket desk Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets also will be on sale one hour before each show, if seats are still available. Save 10 percent by purchasing tickets to five or more shows, or 20 percent by purchasing tickets for 10 or more events.

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2018-19 ROSE-HULMAN PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

At Hatfield Hall Theater; 7:30 p.m.

Buddy Guy, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018

Postmodern Jukebox, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

Flatt Lonesome, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

Canadian Brass, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

Russian National Ballet – Sleeping Beauty, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

STOMP, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019

Cirque Mechanics, Thursday, March 7, 2019

Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Friday, April 26, 2019

The Doo Wop Project, Friday, May 10, 2019

Purchase tickets at hatfieldhall.com; by calling 812-877-8544 or visiting the Hatfield Hall ticket desk Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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