||Major international acts on tap for 2005-06 season
at College's Norton Center
RELEASED: Aug. 11, 2005
DANVILLE, KYDavid Copperfield, AbbaThe Musical, and Garrison Keillor are among the headline acts for the upcoming 31st anniversary season at Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts. The program schedule also includes three Broadway shows, the best in international classical music and dance performances, and concerts by some of the world's leading performers.
Subscription tickets to the Center's three series as well as single tickets for two special events are now on sale through the Norton Center box office.
"From the beginning, our purpose was to create a world-class arts center for the students of Centre College and the community," says Managing Director George Foreman. The performances we're presenting this year show we remain committed to bringing the highest quality performances, which keep us one of the most recognized art centers in the country. We are truly Kentucky's home to the stars!"
An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. David Copperfield treats the audience to an evening of wonders that will never be forgotten. Tuesday, March 14.
Perennial holiday favorite The Nutcracker, presented by the Moscow Classical Ballet. Monday, Dec. 5.
Newlin Hall Series:
Thoroughly Modern Millie, the Broadway production of the high-spirited musical romp that had all of New York dancing the Charleston, opening Tuesday, Oct. 4.
The Ten Tenors have appeared alongside such artists as Rod Stewart, Andrea Boccelli and Willie Nelson and present a fusion of artistry, musicianship and comedy. Thursday, Nov. 3.
Netherlands Chamber Choir, one of the world's finest a cappella ensembles. Sunday, Nov. 6.
Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra, America's favorite orchestra presents a holiday concert (its only Kentucky performance) on Friday, Dec. 2.
An Evening with Garrison Keillor. America's favorite storyteller presents the latest news from Lake Wobegon, "where the women are strong, the men are good looking, and all the children are above average." Also appearing: Leon Redbone. Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Die Fledermaus, the most popular of all operettas, performed by the Hilikon Opera, on Monday, Feb. 27.
Sir James Galway returns with his wife, flutist Lady Jeanne Galway, and the Polish Chamber Orchestra. Tuesday, March 7.
The Kirov Orchestra, the resident orchestra of St. Petersburg's Marinsky Theatre, one of the most distinguished musical institutions in Russia. Maestro Valery Gergiev conducts in a program commemorating the 100th anniversary of Dmitri Shostakovich. Wednesday, March 15.
One of the most cherished ballet classics comes to life as the Tchaikovsky Ballet and Orchestra present Sleeping Beauty, Wednesday, March 29.
Show Biz Series:
Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing. Violinist/composer/fiddler O'Connor, a protégé of Parisian jazz icon Stephane Grappelli, brings his "brilliantly original" stylings to Newlin Hall, Wednesday, Oct. 5.
The Coasters, Drifters, and the Platters perform their memorable hits ("Only You," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "Save the Last Dance for Me"). Saturday, Oct. 8, shows at 6 and 9 p.m.
Direct from Sweden, the officially sanctioned ABBA tribute group will have the audience on its feet dancing to "Waterloo," "Dancing Queen" and other unforgettable hits. Friday, Oct. 14.
Leahy, an eight-member brother and sister act, a whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, dance and vocals, augmented by keyboards and percussion that leaves audiences breathless. Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Second City. Bill Murray, John Belushi, and Martin Short got their start with the legendary comedy troupe. The latest version appears, Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 17-19.
Melissa Manchester, the first artist ever to have two movie themes nominated for Academy Awards in the same year, sings "You Should Hear How She Talks About You." Saturday, Jan. 28.
The Harlem Gospel Choir has recorded with many leading recording artists including U2, the Chieftains and Diana Ross. Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Menopause The Musical. Loud, bawdy and wickedly satiric, but also an affirming celebration of lifeat least of that part of life experienced by women of a certain age. Tuesday-Sunday, April 4-8, presented in cooperation with the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation.
Will Rogers Follies, Tony Award-winning musical, Tuesday, May 9.
Musica da Camera (chamber music series)
Netherlands Chamber Choir, Sunday, Nov. 6.
Red Priest, an ensemble that has redefined the art of Baroque music, Tuesday, Jan. 10.
Ensemble Corund, a 12-member a cappella ensemble praised by the Washington Post for its "lovely sound, striking polish and flexibility, and imaginative programming." Tuesday, March 28.
Emerson String Quartet, a Norton Center favorite and four-time Grammy winner, Monday, April 24.
Subscriptions for the Newlin Hall Series, the Show Biz Series, and the Musica da Camera Series, as well as single tickets for the special events, are now on sale.
For more information, call the Norton Center box office at (859) 236-4692 or toll free 1-877- HIT-SHOW (448-7469).
Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Current Season Calendar (Click here)
Special Events: Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, and
The Charlie Daniels Band
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