2014-2015 Season

OGLE CENTER ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 SEASON OF ENTERTAINMENT

From Nashville to Broadway, New Orleans to New Jersey (Hoboken, that is), the Ogle Center is Southern Indiana's destination for variety in arts and entertainment

New Albany, Indiana – July 7 – The Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast, Southern Indiana's center for performing and visual arts, is excited to announce its lineup of events for the 2014-2015 season.

Subscription packages are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale September 1.

THE OGLE CENTER PRESENTS Series

Formerly known as the Different Drummer series, The Ogle Center Presents series offers six performances of music, comedy, and magic.

CHIPPER LOWELL: THE CHIPPER EXPERIENCE!: Where Comedy & Magic Collide
Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.
Critics and audiences alike have been raving about Chipper Lowell’s current touring show. One of the few live stage shows that’s edgy fun, surprising, and yet suitable for all ages. As seen on The Tonight Show, The Disney Channel, and the upcoming Masters of Illusion television series on the CW network. Witness bizarre and hilarious feats of hocus pocus, brain warps, dangerous juggling stunts, flying turtles, quirky inventions, cutting edge visual magic, razor-sharp adlibs, outrageous video clips, and tons of laugh-out-loud audience participation. This is NOT your grandfather’s magic show!

Says the Laughlin Entertainer Magazine: “Lowell hits audiences over the head with his wit, creative comedy, and trunks full of eclectic props. His shows are unique, refreshing and all original! — A carnival ride with surprising dips and turns. Easily & highly recommended!”

BRYAN ANTHONY: CELEBRATING SINATRA:
His Life in Music
Saturday, October 18, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.
2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra. Get a jump on the festivities when crooner, Bryan Anthony pays tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes.

Bryan Anthony isn’t worried about musical labels. Whether you call him a jazz singer with pop sensibilities or a pop vocalist steeped in jazz, he’s staked his artistic identity in the vast and beloved collection of songs that emanated from Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley in the first half of the 20th century. Much like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, popular artists who were inextricably linked to jazz while not belonging wholly to the scene, Anthony has honed an approach based upon jazz’s rhythmic fluidity but that doesn’t depart from the essential melodies.

“A tall, likeable guy with a huge satiny voice, he often attained a sexy, brash confidence and a plush romanticism that gave a hint of Ol' Blue Eyes.”
—Daniel Gewertz, Boston Herald

HOLIDAY POPS SPECTACULAR with
Tim King and the IU Southeast Music Department
Saturday, December 6, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 | 3 p.m.

The IU Southeast Music Department's Holiday Pops concerts with the IU Southeast Orchestra, Concert Band, Concert Choir and Community Chorus have become an annual tradition for many concert-goers in the area. This year's concerts will prove to be extra-special as they become part of the Ogle Center's new Ogle Center Presents series. Vocalist Tim King — no stranger to Kentuckiana audiences — will perform, and IU Southeast formally welcomes its new chancellor, Ray Wallace.

"Tim King is one of the most versatile singers working today. From Broadway to the American Popular Song, he can do it all."
Bob Bernhardt,
Principal Pops Conductor, The Louisville Orchestra

Valentine's Day with
THE HOT SARDINES
Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.
What could be better than treating your sweetheart to some nice Hot Sardines on Valentine's Day?

Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys frontwoman with a voice from another era, and you have the Hot Sardines. (We haven’t even told you about the tap dancer yet.)

The Sardine sound — wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around — is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz. (Literally — the band includes a tap dancer whose feet count as two members of the rhythm section). They manage to invoke the sounds of a near-century ago and stay resolutely in step with the current age. And while their roots run deep into jazz, that most American of genres, they’re intertwined with French influences via their frontwoman, who was born and raised in Paris (and writes songs in both languages).

The band was born when said Parisian (“Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol) met a stride piano player (bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo) at a jam session they found on Craigslist. Above a noodle shop on Manhattan’s 49th Street, they discovered a mutual love for songs from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s that no-one really plays anymore. Or if they play them, “they handle them with kid gloves, like pieces in a museum,” says Evan, underscoring a point the pair can’t stress enough: “This music isn’t historical artifact. It’s a living, breathing, always-evolving thing.”

JERI SAGER:
Broadway by Jeri
Friday, March 6, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.

Jeri Sager is a veteran of Broadway and numerous national tours. She is best known for her portrayal of Grizabella in Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony® Award-winning musical.

Jeri was 12 years old when her love of singing, and her amazing voice, were first discovered. Ultimately, her profound love of performing led her to New York City. There she made her Broadway debut as Frumah-Sara in the Tony® Award-winning, 25th Anniversary production of Fiddler on the Roof.

Jeri has enjoyed critical acclaim for her portrayal of Fantine in Les Misérables, Eva Peron in Evita, and has performed with celebrated artists such as Bob Hope, Gregory Peck, Michael Crawford, Betty Buckley, Theodore Bikel, Bill Anderson, and John James. She has had the honor of performing for such dignitaries as President Jimmy Carter, President George W. Bush and Pope John Paul II.

THE VAN-DELLS
Friday, May 29, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.

The Van-Dells are "The Nation's #1 Rock & Roll Review." They have been entertaining audiences of all ages with their unique blend of comedy, costume changes, choreography and tight harmonies for close to 4 decades. The Van-Dells have been called "The Three Stooges set to music."

This fun, fast paced show begins in the 50’s and runs through the 60’s. Backed-up by a five piece band, the shows are broken into segments like a two act play. The Van-Dells begin their show representing the last graduating class of Van-Dell High School, which closed down in 1958. Dressed in letter sweaters, The Van-Dells combine comedy with songs from the Rock and Roll era of the 50's. In the second show they take the audience on a nostalgic trip through the "Glitter and Gold" period that made the 60's famous.

When The Van-Dells hit the stage, it is nonstop action from start to finish!

NASHVILLE NIGHTS Series

The Ogle Center is pleased to announce the return of the Nashville Nights series, bringing the best in country and bluegrass music.

DAILEY & VINCENT
Saturday, November 1, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.

Dailey & Vincent is one of the top Bluegrass bands in America. From the very beginning of their partnership in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as fresh voices in their genre. The concoction of their fantastically powerful vocal blends, 4 award-winning studio albums, and heavy touring schedules has gained them well-deserved attention from bluegrass, country, and gospel critics and fans alike. Dailey & Vincent has been recognized as 3-time IBMA Entertainer of The Year, 3-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, 2-time Grammy nominee, and Dove Award winners. Equally at home with material from any of the aforementioned genres, Jamie and Darrin continue to expand on the possibilities of what kinds of music can become “Dailey & Vincent" music.

The duo’s two most recent albums, Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers and The Gospel Side of Dailey and Vincent, both garnered Grammy nominations, but each had a very specific focus. With Brothers Of The Highway, Dailey & Vincent made a conscious attempt to take stock of their careers so far, a sort of look “Back To The Future,” heeding the admonition of their friend and mentor Ricky Skaggs, who advised them “you can’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.”

BALSAM RANGE
Friday, January 23, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.

From deep in the Appalachians where the Great Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge comes the Balsam Range band, creatively blending Bluegrass, Folk, Gospel and Jazz into a new American acoustic music experience.

It has been said that the loudest word in the world is your name, because it is who you are. A lot of people who live in western North Carolina claim the antiquated names of the peaks and valleys and the lakes and rivers of this beautiful part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Such is the name Balsam Range to a group of five outstanding acoustic musicians and singers from Haywood County, North Carolina. For their band name, they thoughtfully and respectfully adopted the name of a majestic range of mountains that surround part of their home county, where the Smokies meet the Blue Ridge.

Now meet the band, Balsam Range. Tim Surrett delivers lead and harmony singing, plays bass most of the time, and will occasionally move his talents to the resonator guitar. Buddy Melton is one of the most gifted tenor voices in bluegrass and Americana today, and his stellar fiddle playing supports the band’s programs equally. Caleb Smith's unique guitar style pairs perfectly with his energetic power singing. Darren Nicholson is one of the most gifted mandolin players and harmony singers ever to come from the Southern Mountains. Marc Pruett plays traditional three finger banjo in intuitive and powerful ways that blend and compliment the influences in the band of jazz and bluegrass, country and gospel, and swing and old-time, adding a credible entertainment experience of over 40 years to this fresh, unique Southern band…Balsam Range.

THE BOXCARS
Friday, April 24, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand!

It’s difficult to name a band that is more all-around talented than The Boxcars. Band members have numerous IBMA and Grammy Awards and have shared the stage with most of the top names in bluegrass. Their first two releases as a group helped earn them two consecutive IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year awards. Their latest album, It’s Just a Road, is sure to attract the same level of attention, if not more.

Without a list or a plan, Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, John Bowman, Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon met in the studio and created the new album in less than four days. The Boxcars walked out of that studio with twelve dynamic tracks executed with the characteristic emotion, precision, and cleverness that fans have come to expect from The Boxcars.

The reigning IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year displays their versatility with a variety of elements that include Swing, Old Time, Gospel and quite possibly the finest Bluegrass heard anywhere.

THE LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA AT THE OGLE CENTER

The Ogle Center welcomes the Louisville Orchestra, new music director, Teddy Abrams, and principal pops conductor, Bob Bernhardt for four Music Without Borders concerts.

Louisville OrchestraStravinsky's The Firebird
Friday, October 24, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.
Teddy Abrams, conductor

Schubert and Mendelssohn
Saturday, November 22, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.
Teddy Abrams, conductor

Home for the Holidays
Sunday, November 30, 2014 | 3 p.m.
Bob Bernhardt, conductor

"AMADEUS"
Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.
Bob Bernhardt, conductor

THE IU SOUTHEAST THEATRE SERIES

The IU Southeast Theatre produces high-quality theatrical productions, and this year will welcome very special guest star, Lee Meriwether (Miss America, 1955; Catwoman in "Batman") to the Robinson Theater stage.

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
OCTOBER 30, 2014 • 8 p.m.
NOVEMBER 1, 2014 • 8 p.m.
NOVEMBER 2, 2014 • 2:30 p.m.
NOVEMBER 6, 2014 • 8 p.m.
NOVEMBER 7, 2014 • 8 p.m.
NOVEMBER 8, 2014 • 8 p.m.
NOVEMBER 9, 2014 • 2:30 p.m.
NOTE: No performance on Friday evening, October 31.
ROBINSON THEATER

Music by Mary Rodgers • Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
Directed by Jim Hesselman
With special guest star, Lee Meriwether

If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans.

This family-friendly show will be made all the more enchanting by our special guest star, Lee Meriwether. Known, among other things, as Miss America 1955, or Catwoman in Batman: The Movie (1966), or as Betty Jones in the long-running television series, Barnaby Jones, Ms. Meriwether will perform the role of Queen Aggravain.

ANGELS IN AMERICA
Part I: Millennium Approaches
APRIL 7, 2015 • 8 p.m.
APRIL 8, 2015 • 8 p.m.
APRIL 9, 2015 • 8 p.m.
APRIL 10, 2015 • 8 p.m.
APRIL 11, 2015 • 2:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.
APRIL 12, 2015 • 2:30 p.m.
ROBINSON THEATER

By Tony Kushner
Directed by Jim Hesselman


The year is 1985: Ronald Reagan has just been reelected to a second term, and the deadly AIDS epidemic is at its height in New York City. Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning epic historical drama captures the lives of the HIV-positive Prior; Louis, his lover; Joe, a closeted, gay Mormon; his Valium-addicted wife Harper; Roy Cohn, a notorious lawyer from the McCarthy hearings who is dying of AIDS; Belize, his African American nurse; Hannah, Joe's mother from Utah; and the Angel, a terrifyingly beautiful herald of the apocalypse. As these characters discover, confront, and seduce each other during a time of death, hypocrisy, and tumultuous change, Kushner summons a restless pastiche of the historical and the supernatural, the theological and the political.

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Contains adult language and subject matter

THE IU SOUTHEAST MUSIC DEPARTMENT CONCERT SERIES

The IU Southeast Music Department presents concerts showcasing our students, faculty, and our university ensembles.

Unless otherwise noted, all Music Department concerts take place in the Richard K. Stem Concert Hall. Also unless otherwise notes, tickets to concert are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students. Subscription packages are available (see below for details).

All programs, dates, and times are subject to change. For the most up-to-date concert schedule, please visit www.ius.edu/music.

LOUISA WOODSON
Faculty Harp Recital
with guest artist
Ryan Gardner, trumpet
September 14 • 3 p.m.
Stiefler Recital Hall
Free Admission

A/TONAL
October 25 • 7:30 p.m.
Stiefler Recital Hall
Free Admission

COMMONWEALTH BRASS BAND
October 26 • 3 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall

IU SOUTHEAST CONCERT CHOIR & COMMUNITY CHORUS
November 9 • 3 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall

IU SOUTHEAST CONCERT BAND
November 21 • 7:30 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall

IU SOUTHEAST ORCHESTRA
November 23 • 3 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall

COMMONWEALTH BRASS BAND
December 3 • 7:30 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall

HOLIDAY POPS SPECTACULAR*
December 6 • 7:30 p.m.
December 7 • 3 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall
*NOTE: The HOLIDAY POPS concerts are part of the OGLE CENTER PRESENTS series for 2014-2015. Unlike prior years, there will be reserved seating for these concerts and no senior discounts. All other performances by the IU Southeast Music Department are general admission with no reserved seating.

LINDSEY GOODMAN, flutist
with ASS3MBLY
Part of IU Southeast Music Department's New Dynamic Records recording residency
January 17 • 7:30 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall
Free Admission

IU SOUTHEAST CONCERT BAND WINTER POPS
February 15 • 3 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall

NEW MILLENNIUM DUO
March 1 • 3 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall
Free Admission

CERUTI CHAMBER PLAYERS
March 15 • 3 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall
Free Admission

IU SOUTHEAST CONCERT CHOIR & COMMUNITY CHORUS
April 12 • 3 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall

COMMONWEALTH BRASS BAND
April 15 • 7:30 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall

IU SOUTHEAST CONCERT BAND
April 19 • 3 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall

IU SOUTHEAST GUITAR ENSEMBLE
April 24 • 7:30 p.m.
Stiefler Recital Hall
Free Admission

IU SOUTHEAST ORCHESTRA
April 26 • 3 p.m.
Richard K. Stem Concert Hall

SUMMER POPS CONCERT SERIES

COMMONWEALTH BRASS BAND
Friday, June 5 • 7 p.m.

IU SOUTHEAST CONCERT BAND
Friday, June 12 • 7 p.m.

IU SOUTHEAST ORCHESTRA
Friday, June 19 • 7 p.m.

All Summer Pops concerts take place in the new Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County Amphitheater at IU Southeast. Alternate rain location: Richard K. Stem Concert Hall in the Paul W. Ogle Cultural & Community Center.

SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES
The Music Department at IU Southeast now offers four subscription options. Subscribe to your favorite Music Department ensembles and save up to 30%!

CONCERT BAND SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE
November 21, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. February 15, 2015 • 3 p.m.
April 19, 2015 • 3 p.m.
June 12, 2015 • 7 p.m.

ORCHESTRA SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE
November 23, 2014 • 3 p.m.
April 26, 2015 • 3 p.m.
June 19, 2015 • 7 p.m.

COMMONWEALTH BRASS BAND SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE
October 26, 2014 •3 p.m.
December 3, 2014 • 7:30 p.m.
April 15, 2015 • 7:30 p.m.
June 5, 2015 • 7 p.m.

CHORAL SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE
November 9, 2014 • 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 12, 2015 • 3 p.m.

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