2016-2017 Season

The Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast, southern Indiana's center for performing and visual arts, is excited to announce its lineup of entertainment for the 2015-2016 season, its 20th season of offering professional arts experiences to our community.

Over 50 performances will take place in the Ogle Center's three different venues (Richard K. Stem Concert Hall, Millicent and Norman Stiefler Recital Hall, and the Robinson Theater), including the Ogle Center’s signature series of shows on its The Ogle Center Presents series, as well as performances by the Louisville Orchestra, concerts and recitals by faculty and students of the IU Southeast Music Department, plays and musicals presented by the IU Southeast Theatre Department, arts and educational performances presented free of charge to area school children on the Ogle Center’s Children & Family Series, and special additional performances, lectures, and speakers throughout the academic year.

Subscription packages are now on sale. Non-subscription single tickets for events will go on sale September 1. To purchase subscriptions or for more information, call the Ogle Center ticket office at (812) 941-2525 or visit oglecenter.com.

THE OGLE CENTER PRESENTS Series
An eight-show series offering a variety of entertainment. From Broadway to bluegrass, from hot New Orleans jazz with a decidedly New York and Parisian flair to authentic, traditional Irish jigs and reels, from a new take on magic shows to contemporary dance celebrating one of Indiana’s most-revered songwriters, there’s something for everyone at the Ogle Center.

The shows in The Ogle Center Presents series are available in three different package options: The Series 8-Pack, containing all eight shows in the series, the Series Lite 6-Pack, containing six of the eight shows of the series, and the Pick-4, where subscribers can choose which four shows on the series they wish to see.

DANCE KALEIDOSCOPE presents COLE!
An Indiana Bicentennial Event
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 | 7:30 P.M.
Included with SERIES 8-PACK and SERIES LITE 6-PACK | Available as a PICK-4 selection

To celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial, Dance Kaleidoscope presents COLE!, a lively two-act modern dance piece set to the most popular songs by Indiana’s own Cole Porter. Act One (Ole King Cole) sparkles with nostalgia, using vintage LPs by original artists from the 1920s and 30s. Songs include “Let’s Do It” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Act Two (Cole Soul) uses modern recordings of Porter’s songs and the energy and costumes are current and gritty. Songs include “Don’t Fence Me In” and “Miss Otis Regrets.”

THE HOT SARDINES
Back by popular demand — hot New Orleans Jazz (by way of Paris and New York)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 | 7:30 P.M.
Included with SERIES 8-PACK and SERIES LITE 6-PACK | Available as a PICK-4 selection

In the hands of The Hot Sardines, music made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era, effortlessly channeling New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. Bandleader Evan Palazzo and singer Elizabeth Bougerol met in 2007 and the pair bonded over their love for Fats Waller, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday.

RIDERS IN THE SKY:
CHRISTMAS THE COWBOY WAY

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 | 7:30 P.M.
Included with SERIES 8-PACK and SERIES LITE 6-PACK | Available as a PICK-4 selection

Hear the Christmas Yodel resounding! It’s a great big western ho-ho-ho from “America’s Favorite Cowboys,” Riders In The Sky! Those wacky, four-part harmonizing cowboys have spruced up the bunkhouse, donned their sequined yuletide outfits, and loosed their vivid imaginations to create a holiday musical fantasy for Saddle Pals of all ages. Christmas The Cowboy Way will feature their unique brand of cowboy humor sprinkled with a dash of holiday spice. So put on your merry cheer and saddle up and ride! You’re invited to spend a holiday evening Christmas The Cowboy Way!

NEIL BERG’S 101 YEARS OF BROADWAY
Featuring five of Broadway’s finest singers
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 | 7:30 P.M.
Included with SERIES 8-PACK | Available as a PICK-4 selection

101 Years of Broadway is a sprawling revue of American musical treasures from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Webber — including dazzling tributes to Rodgers and Hart, Kander and Ebb, Lerner and Lowe, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, and Oscar Hammerstein. 101 Years of Broadway is an unforgettable evening of music that “will keep Broadway buffs in a state of bliss for weeks to come.”

RUN BOY RUN
Five-piece band from Tucson blends bluegrass, folk, and “old-timey American”
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 | 7:30 P.M.
Included with SERIES 8-PACK | Available as a PICK-4 selection

The unique sound of Run Boy Run is rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South. Three strong female voices weave a tapestry of sound, and the award-winning fiddlers cut a path for a tightly formed rhythmic front. Every arrangement is — at its core — captivating. Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, says “When I hear Run Boy Run, it all comes back to me, why I started doing that show back then. I hope they go on forever.”

ALTAN
Internationally acclaimed traditional Irish band
THURSDAY, MARCH 2 | 7:30 P.M.
Included with SERIES 8-PACK and SERIES LITE 6-PACK | Available as a PICK-4 selection

No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. With award-winning recordings ranging from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs to hard hitting reels and jigs, and with heartwarming, dynamic live performances, Altan has moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle, and has an unwavering commitment to bring the beauty of traditional music to contemporary audiences.

ADAM TRENT
Magician reinvented
THURSDAY, MARCH 30 | 7:30 P.M.
Included with SERIES 8-PACK and SERIES LITE 6-PACK | Available as a PICK-4 selection

What comes to mind when you think of a “Magician?” Is it a penguin-suited guy making awkward dance movements, telling stale jokes, pretending to torture women in wooden boxes? This has been a sobering reality of people’s stereotype of magicians. Perhaps a good refresh is needed. Prepare to feel very different than you expected to after a “Magic Show.” “Thrilling, surprising, funny, and extremely entertaining” (Theatre Guide). “The next big thing in magic” (Yahoo! Entertainment).

LET’S HANG ON!
America’s #1 Frankie Valli Tribute Show!
SATURDAY, MAY 20 | 3:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
Included with SERIES 8-PACK and SERIES LITE 6-PACK | Available as a PICK-4 selection

Let’s Hang On! is a group of entertainers who are preserving the music and style of the iconic group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Respectfully paying tribute to all the classic “Seasons” details, Let’s Hang On! also pays tribute to the Broadway show, The Jersey Boys. Let’s Hang On! captures the trademark vocal virtuosity, tight harmonies, and crisp choreography that made The Four Seasons one of the greatest vocal groups of all time. If you liked Jersey Boys, you’ll love Let’s Hang On!

SPECIAL A LA CARTE ADD-ONS
The following special, à la carte add-on shows are not part of our regular series packages, but may be added to a season subscription order, giving subscribers the opportunity to purchase tickets for these shows before the general public single ticket on-sale date.

RYAN & RYAN
Father & Son Piano Duo
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 | 7:30 P.M.
A LA CARTE ADD-ON — Not included with any series package but may be added to a subscription order

$20 adults | $10 students

HOLIDAY POPS SPECTACULAR
Annual IU Southeast Holiday Pops Concerts
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 | 7:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 | 3:00 P.M.

A LA CARTE ADD-ON — Not included with any series package but may be added to a subscription order

Special subscriber price: $17 | $10 students
Non-subscriber price: $18 in advance, $20 at the door;

MELISSA COMBS: WHEN WILL I BE LOVED
Valentine’s Date Night Tribute to Linda Ronstad
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 | 7:30 P.M.
A LA CARTE ADD-ON — Not included with any series package but may be added to a subscription order

$20 adults | $10 students

Performances by the Louisville Orchestra, the Ogle Center's Children & Family Series, IU Southeast Music Department, and IU Southeast Theatre Department will be announced later this summer.

All programs, dates, times, and prices are subject to change. For the most current information, contact the Ogle Center ticket office at (812) 941-2525 or visit oglecenter.com.

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