Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts announces its 2019/2020 season of live performances today. Along with a boldly diverse lineup of internationally acclaimed artists, patrons can expect new adventurous events and series subscription options with deeper discounts and more flexibility.
“The Norton Center has always been a community gathering place,” said Steve Hoffman, Norton Center executive director. “It’s a beautiful, exciting destination for people to socialize and connect with new friends and neighbors.”
“We designed the new 2019/2020 Season as a celebration of this community. It’s a nod to our rich history and the patrons, sponsors, students, staff and businesses who have made the Norton Center what it is today—a vibrant example of community creativity and collaboration.”
The season kicks off on September 29, with the star-studded It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – A Tribute to the Beatles White Album, performed by Todd Rundgren; Christopher Cross; Micky Dolenz, of The Monkees; Jason Scheff, of Chicago; and Joey Molland, of Badfinger.
Singer-storyteller Lyle Lovett returns on October 9, followed by the multimegamillion-selling rock band, Styx on October 12. Aquila Theatre brings George Orwell’s cautionary tale, 1984, to the stage on October 26. On January 26, one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, the Shanghai Ballet, showcases the glamour of Chinese dance in their storybook performance of The Butterfly Lovers.
The Chieftains say their Irish goodbyes on February 15, and the national touring Broadway musical, Finding Neverland debuts on February 19. On May 10, celebrate Mother’s Day with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as they perform Mozart’s Paris with renowned French Conductor Louis Langrée.
“We can’t wait to bring these remarkable artists to Danville,” Hoffman said. “I encourage everyone who enjoys live entertainment to act early and take advantage of the deep ticket discounts we offer through our subscription program.”
“Series subscribers receive the best ticket prices of the season – saving up to 25 percent – along with the best seat selection before tickets go on sale to the general public. They also get first access to artist meet and greets, special discounts throughout the season, and exceptional concierge services.”
This season, subscribers are encouraged to try the adventurous new TasteMAKER SERIES, with six pre-selected performances paired with lively event socials, or the flexible CREATE-YOUR-OWN (CYO) SERIES, with the opportunity to save when you purchase three or more shows.
“Our community is full of adventurous risk-takers who seek out exciting new arts experiences,” Hoffman said. “These vibrant ‘tastemakers’ inspired us to curate a special series featuring six thrilling artists from around the world, paired with samplings of our area’s finest spirits, freshest foods, and most colorful characters.”
The TasteMAKER SERIES subscription includes a 25 percent discount on performances by the electrifying Russian folk ensemble, Russian Renaissance; acoustic bluegrass super-group, Hawktail; Canadian blues singer, Shakura S’Aida; aerialist sensations, Cirque FLIP Fabrique; Argentine-based percussive dance troupe, Che Malambo; and jazz vocalist, Kat Edmonson. Each performance in this series will be paired with a pre- or post-show social event featuring local foods, spirits, and special guests. TasteMAKER SERIES subscribers receive complimentary admission to each social event. Non-subscriber TasteMAKER Social tickets will be available for $15, beginning August 19.
The CREATE-YOUR-OWN (CYO) SERIES subscription allows patrons to save up to 25 percent, while choosing three or more shows from the full 2019/2020 Season. The CYO 10+ Show package includes a saving of 25 percent on ten or more shows. The CYO 6-9 Show package offers a 20 percent savings when six to nine shows are selected. In addition, a flexible CYO 3-5 Show package has been introduced with a 10 percent savings on three to five shows.
TasteMAKER SERIES and CYO SERIES subscriptions to the 2019/2020 Norton Center Season are on sale now. Full priced tickets to individual shows go on sale to the public on August 19, 2019.
2019/2020 Norton Center Season
Sept. 29: It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – A Tribute to the Beatles White Album, Newlin Hall, sponsored by G&J Pepsi
Oct. 1: Russian Renaissance, Weisiger Theatre, sponsored by Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda
Oct. 9: Lyle Lovett, Newlin Hall
Oct. 12: Styx, Newlin Hall, sponsored by Farmers National Bank
Oct. 26: Aquila Theatre: George Orwell’s 1984, Newlin Hall
Nov. 23: Hawktail, Weisiger Theatre, sponsored by Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda
Dec. 6: Under the Streetlamp: Hip for the Holidays, Newlin Hall
Jan. 17: Shakura S’Aida with special guest Chuck Campbell, Weisiger Theatre, sponsored by Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda
Jan. 26: Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers, Newlin Hall
Feb. 5: The Tap Pack, Newlin Hall
Feb. 15: The Chieftains, Newlin Hall
Feb. 19: Finding Neverland, Newlin Hall, sponsored by Community Trust Bank
Feb. 26: Cirque FLIP Fabrique: BLIZZARD, Newlin Hall, sponsored by Sodexo
March 3: The McGill/McHale Trio, Weisiger Theatre, sponsored by Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda, Humana Visiting Lecture, and Centre College Diversity Office
March 10: Che Malambo, Newlin Hall
March 14: Kat Edmonson, Weisiger Theatre, sponsored by Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda
May 10: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Newlin Hall
About Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts
The Norton Center is home to an annual performing arts season of professional touring presentations. It is also the primary venue on campus for music and theatrical productions, lectures, other convocations and live student entertainment. The Norton Center has two venues: the 1,470-seat Newlin Hall, known for its acoustics, and the warm and intimate 367-seat Weisiger Theatre. The Norton Center also boasts a large art collection with many of the works on display in the Grand Foyer and throughout campus.
For more information, contact the box office at 859-236-4692 or toll free at 1-877-HIT-SHOW (448-7469). To buy tickets online, request a brochure, or for additional information on other performing artists, please visit NortonCenter.com. For insider information and updates from our performers this season, follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/NortonCenterKY), become a fan of the Norton Center on Facebook (facebook.com/NortonCenter), or find the Center on Instagram (nortoncenterky).
Visit www.nortoncenter.com to review the full 2019/2020 Season and download a subscription order form or call 877-HIT-SHOW and speak with a Norton Center box office team member.