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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

October 2021

Forever Young

October 28 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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FOREVER YOUNG follows one unforgettable group of friends as they discover the greatest hits of all time! Set in a music-filled suburban basement, this unbelievable heartfelt true story is guaranteed to take you back to the first time you pushed play, tuned in, and set the needle down. Featuring songs by; Billy Joel, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Huey Lewis & The News, Styx, Queen, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Brooks & Dunn, The Black Crows, Bon Jovi, and…

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November 2021

Crowder: The Milk & Honey Tour

November 11 @ 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 3 Million records sold and 3 GRAMMY® Nominations. Crowder’s first solo album, Neon Steeple, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, was named iTunes 2014 Christian Album of the Year, garnered multiple radio hits, two GRAMMY® nominations, a Grand Ole Opry debut, a Dove Award, and multiple nods and numerous K-LOVE Fan Award Nominations. American Prodigal, the awaited GRAMMY® nominated follow-up album released in 2016, landing at No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel Album Chart, No. 3…

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THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS

November 13 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Nominated 51 times and awarded five Academy Awards, John Williams is responsible for some of the most beloved movie scores of all time. The concert features music from Superman, Jurassic Park, Far and Away, E.T.: Adventures on Earth, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Schindler’s List, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Star Wars.

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze

November 23 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the stage in this popular and dazzling family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family! The one and only Cirque Dreams Holidaze has been hailed by the New York Daily News as “A delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load. ”It’s a show everyone will enjoy,” raved BroadwayWorld of the sold-out performances that “dazzled...at…

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December 2021

HOLIDAY POPS

December 4 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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There’s no better way to begin the Christmas Season than with a yuletide Christmas celebration featuring children’s, high school, and adult choirs; dancing elves; a special guest host and Santa himself! Selections will include How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Snowman, The Polar Express, Home Alone and more.

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January 2022

The World of Musicals

January 29, 2022 @ 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 World of Musicals brings the very best of musical theatre to life. This captivating production is an emotional journey through the great world of musicals that will leave the audience spell-bound. With beautiful and emotional ballads from Evita, Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera along with great up-beat favorites from Dirty Dancing, We Will Rock You and Mamma Mia, there is something in this show for everyone. Highlights from the newest musicals such as Rocky and Sister Act II will also be featured along with the classics from Golden Age of American…

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February 2022

That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody

February 10, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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‘That Golden Girls Show!’ is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments - with puppets! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. From Sophia’s get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose’s tales from St Olaf, Blanche’s insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, and Dorothy’s daily struggle to make sense of her life. Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for…

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Waitress

February 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize…

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MUNCIE SYMPHONY: A NEW WORLD

February 26, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Matthew Kraemer will conduct the MSO in a dynamic program capturing the American spirit. William Grant Still’s “Festive Overture,” Copland’s “Variation on a Shaker Melody,” Torke’s “Sky Violin Concerto,” and Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9” (From the New World) will provide a wonderfully satisfying performance for all who attend.

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March 2022

An American in Paris: A New Musical

March 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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ROMANCE! ADVENTURE! GERSHWIN! WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? Inspired by the Academy Award winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS transports the audience to post-war Paris, where romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. In this poignant production, Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love.  Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly liberated Paris to try and make his mark as a…

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The Crossroads Project: Rising Tide

March 31, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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ROB DAVIES & THE FRY STREET QUARTET Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project is a riveting theater piece on global sustainability, the most pressing issue of our time. Grounded in science, elevated by art, igniting response. The program features climate physicist and communicator Dr. Robert Davies, with the exceptional Fry Street Quartet, works from painter Rebecca Allan, environmental photographer Garth Lenz and American composer Laura Kaminsky. A superb blend of emotion, information and high production value graphics. Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project…

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April 2022

Carbonaro: Lies on Stage

April 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Best known as the star and executive producer of the hit series, THE CARBONARO EFFECT on truTV, Michael Carbonaro has also made frequent television appearances in shows such as Happily Divorced, 30 Rock, Grey’s Anatomy, and CSI Miami. A performing magician since his youth, Carbonaro went on to study experimental theater at New York University with aspirations of entertaining audiences through a variety of theatrical mediums, including hidden-camera magic, which he later showcased frequently on “The Tonight Show with Jay…

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University Singers 58th Spectacular

April 8, 2022 - April 9, 2022
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Celebrate 58 fabulous years with the Ball State University Singers, Indiana's Official Goodwill Ambassadors! Since 1964 the University Singers have been recognized as one of America’s top collegiate entertainment organizations. You won't want to miss this gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza! Tickets General Public: $20 Students/Faculty/Seniors: $15 Groups (12+): $10 April 8, 2022 at 7:30pm April 9, 2022 at 7:30pm ??????????????

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Hairspray

April 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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“If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It’s irresistible!” – The New York Times  You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning…

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Madagascar: The Musical

April 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar. This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no choice but to "Move It, Move It!"! Emens Box Office 1800…

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MUNCIE SYMPHONY: GLORIOUS GERSHWIN

April 30, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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An award-winning pianist who grew up in Indianapolis, Richard Glazier plays and reminisces about his friendship with Ira Gershwin, using rare footage and humorous anecdotes. Included are classic songs like “The Man I Love” and “Embraceable You,” and instrumental masterpieces like “Strike Up the Band,” “Concerto in F,” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”

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