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Emens Auditorium at Ball State University

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1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
877-99-EMENS http://cms.bsu.edu/web/emens

September 2019

Dennis DeYoung – The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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In 1977, history was made upon the release of THE GRAND ILLUSION album. DENNIS DEYOUNG AND THE MUSIC OF STYX celebrate that history by performing the album in its entirety plus all eight Top Ten hits LADY, BABE, COME SAIL AWAY, TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS, BEST OF TIMES, MR. ROBOTO plus classic rock anthems RENEGADE, BLUE COLLAR MAN, SUITE MADAME BLUE and many more.   DENNIS DEYOUNG is a founding member of STYX and the lead singer and…

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Homecoming with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra

September 21 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The Muncie Symphony Orchestra begins the season by bringing home Muncie-native and one of the first MSO Young Artist Competition winners, Angelin Chang. Dr. Chang is a Grammy award-winning classical pianist and the City of Muncie, Indiana Honorary Cultural Ambassador for Goodwill. Continuing to bring to Muncie an inclusive selection of repertoire, this performance will include Blue Cathedral by American composer and teacher Jennifer Higdon. Higdon has received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music and two Grammy Awards for Best…

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October 2019

Cirque Mechanics 42 Feet: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring of thrills, laughs and excitement. 42FT - A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The company dares us to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of this evolving art form. The shows' unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional, and its story full of the lore of the historic one-ring circus, create a welcoming place, like a big top, where…

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The Texas Tenors

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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With their Emmy Award winning PBS special now airing across the country, and Billboard chart topping albums, it's easy to see why The Texas Tenors are America's favorite new tenors. Since their whirlwind debut six years ago on NBC's America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and excited fans. They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world, including a 24-city tour in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, China and collaborations with some…

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Audience Choice Concert with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra

October 12 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Maya Kilburn, violin Young Artist Competition Steve Dingledine Senior Division Winner Ethan Murphy, cello Young Artist Competition Ladonna Dingledine Junior Division Winner You, our audience, had the opportunity to select the repertoire for this special concert. This concert will offer a four-course meal of great music which will be paired with delicious food from Vera Mae’s at a separate event. The 2019 MSO Young Artist Competition winners will whet your appetite with their selections! Contact: Jennifer Johnson, Executive Director JJohnson@MuncieSymphony.org 765-285-5531

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Whose Live Anyway?

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? with special guests Dave Foley and Drew Carey. WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key…

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL – The…

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November 2019

Bob Dylan & His Band

November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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More info to come... Reserved Seating Adults $89.50 $69.50 $59.50 BSU Students* $64.50 $44.50 $34.50 Tickets go on sale Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m.  *Quantities are limited of Ball State student tickets. Must be purchased at the Emens box office with a valid BSU ID. Not available online.  Ways to Purchase: Emens box office Charge-by-phone 800-745-3000 OR Online at Ticketmaster.com

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Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway's greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever! From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, up until MTV in the early '80s, Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music,…

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December 2019

Fisher – Shafer Holiday Pops concert by the Muncie Symphony Orchestra

December 7 @ 4:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Celebrate an afternoon filled with holiday classics featuring guest artists the Youth Symphony Orchestra of ECI and Ball State University Singers. We have an extra treat this year, actors from Muncie Civic Theatre will be on stage to perform as the orchestra delights the audience with music from Frozen Jr. And don’t forget to get your family photo with Santa! Contact: Jennifer Johnson, Executive Director JJohnson@MuncieSymphony.org 765-285-5531

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January 2020

Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers

January 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Organized in 1979, the Shanghai Ballet is one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, bringing the unique glamour of Chinese dance to the international stage. The White-Haired Girl, an award-winning classical Chinese ballet created in the 20th century, brought instant fame to the Company and helped establish its leading position in the ballet world. The Company has performed The White-Haired Girl in over 1,700 performances and was first introduced to North American audiences during its coast-to-coast tour in the fall of 2002. The…

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Bandstand: The Tony Winning Broadway Musical

January 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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WELCOME HOME THE SOLDIERS CAME HOME TO A NEW AMERICA AND MADE MUSIC THAT INSPIRED THE NATION. From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes a poignant and inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing. It’s 1945. As America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, struggles to rebuild the life he left behind. When NBC announces a national competition to find…

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February 2020

CLASSICAL KIDS LIVE – MOZART’S MAGNIFICENT VOYAGE with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra

February 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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This popular newcomer in the Classical Kids series features Mozart’s young son, Karl, who longs to be taken from his boarding school to spend more time with his famous father. An old traveling trunk serves as a magic chest that reveals an incredible journey back in time to Mozart’s childhood and into the fantastic world of Mozart’s great opera The Magic Flute. Along the way, Karl comes to understand Mozart’s extraordinary life as a traveling prodigy, his pressures from family…

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Finding Neverland: The Musical

February 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Originally directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother.…

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Blue Man Group – Speechless – New Tour

February 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Over 35 million people on our blue planet have experience the surprising and exciting show that is BLUE MAN GROUP. And now, the Blue Men return with a new touring show - BLUE MAN GROUP SPEECHLESS TOUR.  If you like normal, think again - 'cause SPEECHLESS is full of joy, art, music, and hilarious absurdity. Join us and experience a new blue. Ways to Purchase: Emens box office Charge-by-phone 800-745-3000 OR Online at Ticketmaster.com  

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March 2020

A Cappella Live!

March 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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A high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella, conceived and arranged by Deke Sharon, vocal producer of Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off, featuring four internationally recognized, award-winning, rising star ensembles. The past few years have been a Renaissance for a cappella - with a perfect storm of movies, television, youtube and radio - breathing new life and excitement into the world’s first musical form. However, as great as it is to see and hear a cappella on screens large and…

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April 2020

The Color Purple: The Musical

April 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times). With a soul-raising, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story…

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Children’s Cinderella

April 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The Panto Company USA present another favorite, "Cinderella!" This all new show has been re-written The Panto Company Usa way, full of fun, original music and a guaranteed great family time! Bullied by her two Ugly Sisters, Cinders' future looks bleak until her Fairy Godmother casts a spell and sends her to the ball. How will the Prince ever find her when she flees at midnight, leaving behind a single glass slipper? Let Buttons be your host for a slice…

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Steve Trash: Science of Ecology

April 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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What is the Water Cycle? What can be powered by the sun’s energy? Why is recycling smart? Learn the answers to these curriculum focused science questions in the Totally Rockin’ Environment Show: Steve Trash – Science of Ecology. Rockin’ Eco Hero – Steve Trash – is simply amazing! He’s magical, musical and totally hilarious! Kids love him because he’s funny, and teachers love him because he’s a fantastic educator. You’ll love him too! Grades K-6 ABOUT STEVE TRASH An award…

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