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Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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February 2017

America’s Hometown Band’s 29th Anniversary Concert

February 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Muncie area families are invited to get out and enjoy a FREE celebration concert of the band's 29th anniversary. This lively musical outing ranges from an energetic full-band arrangement of Scarborough Fair - to an amazing xylophone duet called Xylophonia featuring two local area High School Music Directors - to the timeless appeal of Gershwin tunes from the American opera Porgy & Bess. AND -starting at 3 pm, there are free refreshments in AC Rm.114 (first door on the right…

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The Illusionists: Live from Broadway

February 20, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 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 mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.  The Illusionists - Live from Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.  This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. The Illusionists - Live from Broadway is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace…

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Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin

February 24, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical,  Get The Led Out  (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear…

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March 2017

STOMP

March 2, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show…

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Dimensions in Jazz Festival

March 4, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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High School jazz bands from around the region come to the Ball State University campus for a day of jazz band and combo competitions, as well as clinics. The daytime portion of the festival is free and open to the public.

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Sharon Shannon

March 16, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips....literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap. Sharon has recorded and toured with a who's who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine ,Steve Earle, The RTE…

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Taj Express: Bollywood Musical Revue

March 21, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and…

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Beehive: The 60’s Musical Sensation

March 28, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Beehive the 60's Musical - The titles say it all: "Downtown," "To Sir With Love," "It's My Party," "Where the Boys Are," "Respect." It's "Beehive The 60's Musical," Audiences around the world are cheering this exciting and colorful salute to the women who made the music of the 1960s so special - Lesley Gore, Janis Joplin, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and so many more! With 40 beloved hits, the show takes you on a journey through song, documenting the dramatic…

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April 2017

University Singers 53rd Annual Spectacular

April 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Celebrate 53 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. The ensemble is under the direction of Alan Alder. Reserved Seat Ticket Price is $15; Students with ID/Faculty/Seniors $10; Group Rate is $8 (Please note, all seats are Reserved and not General Admission). Tickets go on sale August 15, 2016 through the Emens Auditorium Box Office. For ticket information contact:…

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University Singers 53rd Annual Spectacular

April 8, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on April 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Celebrate 53 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. The ensemble is under the direction of Alan Alder. Reserved Seat Ticket Price is $15; Students with ID/Faculty/Seniors $10; Group Rate is $8 (Please note, all seats are Reserved and not General Admission). Tickets go on sale August 15, 2016 through the Emens Auditorium Box Office. For ticket information contact:…

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Jesse McCartney in Concert

April 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Jesse McCartney (April 9, 1987) is an American singer, songwriter and actor who began his career performing in local community theatre at age seven. As a child, Jesse launched his career on Broadway appearing in the musicals The King and I and A Christmas Carol. From the ages of 11 to 13, McCartney simultaneously acted on ABC's All My Children and recorded with the group Dream Street, whose debut album went gold. Continuing with his career in music, McCartney released…

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Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk

April 25, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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From the inventive Cirque Mechanics comes Pedal Punk, a Steampunk inspired acrobatic whirlwind where cycling is the escape from technology obsessed society.  In Pedal Punk we experience the excitement, artistry and thrill that occurs when a zany bike shop mechanic interacts with cyclists and bikes and repairs more than broken pieces.  He creates wondrous machines that come to live and inspires the cyclist in all of us to unite with our inner Pedal Punk. Creative Director Chris Lashua spent most…

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May 2017

GuGu Drum Group of Shanghai

May 1, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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This award winning and top rated drum group from Shanghai offers a theatrical drum drama depicting historical and culturally significant drum compositions that present profound insight into unity, human evolution, awareness, wisdom, social commitment, and communication through percussive movements. Director Yang Xiaodong and his authentic ancient drum movements as well as the actual ancient drums themselves represent a powerful lineage of drum movements dating back to the times of the Emperors of Chinese Dynasties with a contemporary approach to a…

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Mamma Mia!

May 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back…

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June 2017

Yamaha Young Performing Artists

June 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Many things set the Music for All Summer Symposium apart and one of those is the nightly concert series. Each evening features artists and groups presenting a variety of musical performance genres. Music for All is proud to open its Summer Symposium Concert Series with the Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) in concert! The YYPA program recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz, and contemporary music. Winners of the competition perform in concert at the Summer Symposium,…

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Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

June 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Many things set the Music for All Summer Symposium apart and one of those is the nightly concert series. Each evening features artists and groups presenting a variety of musical performance genres. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass (RMPBB) is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. The RMPBB is a family-owned and operated business that had its beginnings on the streets of New…

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U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors

June 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The Jazz Ambassadors—America’s Big Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form: jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group’s creative talent and gifted soloists. Their diverse repertoire includes big band, swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic…

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Black Violin

June 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW this year to SRO crowds. “Black Violin works hard, but makes it all look like play… Sometimes they play with the intense seriousness of orchestral soloists; at others…

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August 2017

Boosie Concert

August 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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September 2017

Recycled Precussion: HIJINX!

September 15, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Recycled Percussion

Recycled Percussion has been an unstoppable international phenomenon since 1995 performing more than 4500 shows in 15 countries. Finalists on America’s Got Talent, they have had appearances on Carson Daly, The Today Show, China’s Got Talent, and the Latin Grammy’s. This is not just another drumming show, it is a fully produced, non-stop event that has been voted National Act of the Year a record breaking six times. With their own headline show in Las Vegas since 2010, they are…

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Diversity Research Symposium: Creating Brave Spaces for Inclusion, Equity and Justice

September 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Feminist, writer and activist Angela Davis will speak at the ninth annual Diversity Research Symposium: Creating Brave Spaces for Inclusion, Equity and Justice at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 in John R. Emens Auditorium. Davis’ talk will kick off the relaunch of the African American studies minor program at Ball State and will open conversation about “Institutional Racism in the Penal & Criminal Justice System.” In addition to her activist background, Davis is a distinguished professor in the Departments of…

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Hotel California

September 30, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Hotel California

When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. It’s been a journey they could never have imagined back in 1986, but their dedication, unique musical gifts, and an obsessive commitment to doing this legendary music true justice…

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October 2017

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

October 6, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Simon and Garfunkel Story

Touring for the first time ever in North America, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ is a critically acclaimed concert style theatrical experience about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state of the art video projection, incredible lighting, and a full live band ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ is a moving and powerful concert featuring all the hits such as “Mrs. Robinson”, “Bridge Over Troubled…

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ARTRAGEOUS! THE INTERACTIVE ART AND MUSIC EXPERIENCE

October 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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A long time ago (1980’s) in a land far away (Vancouver, Canada) a troupe of misfits decided they wanted to see the world. Together they started the “All and Everything Theater”, a non-profit Children’s Theater focusing on Children’s Entertainment, Street Theater and Life-sized Bunraku Puppetry. In the late 80’s on Christmas Day, their theater building (which they built from the ground up), with all their props and puppets, burnt to the ground. Instead of packing it in, they created a…

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KINKY BOOTS: BROADWAY’S HUGE-HEARTED HIT!

October 23, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony®winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the…

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November 2017

TRAVIS WALL’S SHAPING SOUND: AFTER THE CURTAIN

November 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Under the Artistic Direction of Emmy Award Winner, TRAVIS WALL, and co-created with NICK LAZZARINI, TEDDY FORANCE and KYLE ROBINSON, SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers. In After the Curtain, these visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breath-taking…

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1964 THE BEATLES TRIBUTE

November 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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"1964"  focuses on the quintessential moment in history, when The Beatles actually played before a LIVE audience. The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960's, but now only a  precious few remain who actually saw them LIVE. Who actually felt the "mania" that brought them to world acclaim. Today, all that remains are a few scant memories and some captured images in pictures and on poor quality film and video. "1964" meticulously re-creates the "MAGIC" of those LIVE Beatles'…

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David Crowder

November 4, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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3X Grammy nominee, Crowder has been embraced for his lyrically powerful, musically elaborate, and unpredictable songs. 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 numerous K-LOVE Fan Award Nominations. American Prodigal, the awaited Grammy nominated follow-up album, landed at No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel Album Chart, No. 3…

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Justin Moore: Hell On A Highway

November 9, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Justin Moore

An Arkansas native, Justin Moore spent three yeas putting together his fourth studio album, 'Kinda Don't Care.' The project is full of new music and earned the singer his third consecutive No. 1 album debut. With 16 tracks on the delux version, 'Kinda Don't Care' provides a stellar set list for Moore's live shows which also feature No. 1 hits like 'Point At You' and 'Lettin' The Night Roll.' Tickets go on sale Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m. Questions? Call…

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ELF: THE MUSICAL

November 14, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern…

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Community Arts Expo

November 15, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Experiencing creative expression enriches our lives and community by empowering each to share their voice and enabling us to experience the voice of others. Come see all our hometown has to offer in the fine/performing arts and creative expression at the newly renovated John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium public open house. Light refreshments and live music provided by Emens Auditorium and the Ball State School of Music. Complimentary shuttle service will be available from Muncie's Northside Middle School east parking…

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JANET’S PLANET

November 17, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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BLAST OFF with JANET'S PLANET! Explore the wonders of the solar system by traveling at the "speed of thought" in this interactive performance that takes families and young audiences on a virtual tour across the universe. Based on the educational television show that airs on 144 public television stations nationwide, Janet's Planet fans are in for a real treat as they see the galaxy from Janet's futuristic Mission Control.  The live show engages and challenges young minds while inspiring STEAM…

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December 2017

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

December 15, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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From its formation in 2003, Ernie Haase has built Signature Sound into one of the most popular and beloved quartets in all of Southern Gospel music. The group has traveled all over the world, offering energy, excitement and encouragement through its powerful brand of gospel music. EHSS continues to gain fans all around the globe with its unique performances and unmistakable four-part harmonies. EHSS is one of the most celebrated quartets in Southern Gospel History mentioned with the same "trailblazing"…

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January 2018

AMAZING GRACE: A NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL

January 23, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Amazing Grace is a new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change. John Newton, a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, he finds himself torn between following in the footsteps…

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February 2018

ANNIE MOSES BAND

February 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Warner Classics artist, the Annie Moses Band, has been inspiring and entertaining audiences for over a decade, bringing their distinctive style of music across the US and around the world. A captivating blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is a talented ensemble of songwriters, singers, musicians, and siblings combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship. The Band's innovative sound has delighted audiences in record breaking numbers of airings on PBS and on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall…

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Travis Tritt

February 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt. Experience this rare opportunity featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are the subject of the spotlight. An up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences. Performing some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” and “Best of Intentions;” the Grand Ole Opry member…

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Astronaut, Wendy Lawrence

February 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Wendy Lawrence (Captain, US Navy, Retired) is an engineer, pilot (helicopter), and a former NASA Astronaut. She flew on four space shuttle missions: STS-67, STS-86, STS-91 and STS-114. After graduation from the US Naval Academy with a Masters of Science degree in Ocean Engineering, Lawrence became a Naval Aviator and logged more than 1,500 hours of flight time in six different types of helicopters while making more than 800 shipboard landings. Lawrence also earned a Master’s of Science Degree in…

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RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA

February 27, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own…

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March 2018

Rhythm of the Dance

March 10, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, the show is a thousand year old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show. Rhythm of the…

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Moscow Festival Ballet

March 20, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet. Leading dancers from across the Russia have forged under Radchenko’s direction an exciting new company staging new productions of timeless classics such as Giselle, Don Quixote,…

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April 2018

An Evening with Andre Bomanis

April 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Mr. Bormanis is a writer, science consultant, and producer for Star Trek, The Orville, Mars and Cosmos. The lecture is free and open to the public, with no tickets required. The presentation will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in-person. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to ask Mr. Bormanis questions during a Q&A following the event. The presentation will be appropriate for all ages. Attend virtually: For those unable to attend in-person, we will be live-streaming the…

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THE MODERN GENTLEMEN

April 13, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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An all-star vocal group originally brought together by the legendary Frankie Valli!  With the stylings of classic vocal groups like The Four Freshmen and The Hi-Lo’s, they blend today's sound of a Michael Bublé times four to create the ultimate vocal experience for all ages! Individually, The Modern Gentlemen were all successful, in-demand singers prior to joining The Four Seasons.  For over 14 years now (long before JERSEY BOYS became a worldwide sensation), they’ve been "the real guys" wowing audiences…

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STUNT DOG EXPERIENCE (2:00PM) & (7:00PM)

April 13, 2018 - April 14, 2018
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Chris Perondi is the Stunt Dog Guy and his famous stunt dogs are out of this world! Director Chris Perondi has been entertaining audiences of all sizes since 1999. He has produced over 9,000 shows in his career. Over 4,500 have been stage shows for performing arts theaters and for major theme parks such as: Silver Dollar City in Branson-MO, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge-TN, Stone Mountain Georgia, Worlds of Fun in Kansas City-MO, Valleyfair Theme Park, Long Island Wildlife Park,…

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Roots & Boots Tour Featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron TIppin, Collin Raye

April 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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3 voices that defined 90’s country – touring together on stage for an acoustic evening of stories and songs! Combined over 40 Top 10 radio smash hits and 25 million albums sold! Featuring songs such as "Love me," "Kiss This," and "She Don't Know She's Beautiful." For more information call the Emens box office at 765-285-1539. Join the conversation! Follow and tag @EmensAuditorium on social media!

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PETER PAN: A 3-D STAGE SPECTACULAR

April 24, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Never Never Land has never been so real! Jaw-dropping acts with actors, singers, dancers, and acrobats to tell the story of the boy who never grew up. Based on the story by James M. Barrie, and brought to you by creator Hanoch Rosen. 30 performers—including actors from the London stage, dancers, singers and former Cirque du Soleil acrobats Special effects: Holograms, video-mapping, huge L.E.D. screens Breathtaking flying sequences combined with video rides on a huge panoramic screen The audience will…

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Muncie Symphony Orchestra Season Finale

April 28, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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(Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30 pm) Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54             Robert Schumann I. Allegro affettuoso Phillip Shou, piano 2017 MSO Young Artist Competition Gold Medalist INTERMISSION Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan)              Gustav Mahler I. Langsam, schleppend, Immer sher germachlich II. Kraftig bewegt, doch micht zu schnelll, Recht gemachlich, Trio III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen, Sehr einfach und schlicht wie ein, Wieder etwas bwegter, wie im Anfang IV. Sturmisch ewegt – Energisch Order…

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The First 30 Years: Our Parade of Stars

April 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Enjoy the music of America's Hometown Band inside Emens Auditorium. Admission and parking is free.

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June 2018

Yamaha Young Performing Artists Concert

June 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Music for All’s goal as a part of the Muncie community is to drive engagement and community connectivity that provide positively life-changing experiences to the members of Muncie and Delaware County. World-class artists and events perform in concert nightly for the Summer Concert Series. As part of this commitment, Music for All is providing up to 200 tickets per night to the Muncie community for the Summer Concert Series, Monday-Thursday, through community, youth, and arts organizations.

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Boston Brass

June 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Music for All’s goal as a part of the Muncie community is to drive engagement and community connectivity that provide positively life-changing experiences to the members of Muncie and Delaware County. World-class artists and events perform in concert nightly for the Summer Concert Series. As part of this commitment, Music for All is providing up to 200 tickets per night to the Muncie community for the Summer Concert Series, Monday-Thursday, through community, youth, and arts organizations.

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US Army Field Band Concert

June 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus in Muncie, Indiana as they tell the story of America's Army. Together, the Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus offer one of the most diverse programs by any concert ensemble, featuring marches and patriotic favorites, orchestral masterworks, new works for band, a cappella vocal arrangements, Broadway musicals, opera, and much more. This concert is free and open to the public.

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September 2018

Ball State University Centennial Kickoff

September 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Ball State's official kickoff to celebrate our Centennial will be Sept. 6, 2018 at Emens Auditorium. Doors open and the red carpet preshow begins at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. the student-produced Centennial documentary, "From Normal to Extraordinary: Ball State's First Century," premieres with live accompaniment by the Ball State Symphony Orchestra. After the film, the celebration continues outside with live music, food trucks and giveaways on Riverside Avenue. Our Centennial Celebration recognizes the enduring values our University is committed to—excellence, integrity, social responsibility, respect, and…

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Community Arts Expo

September 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Come see all our hometown has to offer in the fine/performing arts and creative expression! The Arts Expo will include live performances by several of the exhibiting artists as well as refreshments and door prizes. The Expo is free and open to the public. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, please register at bsu.edu/artsexpo.

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Muncie Symphony Orchestra: Art Still Heard – Klezmer Now

September 29, 2018 @ 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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Art through the ages can still be heard through the music of Beethoven, Greenman, and Mussorgsky. The lush sounds of Beethoven paint a sad story, while the world premiere of Steven Greenman’s Klezmer Violin Concerto blends traditional Klezmer music into a live orchestral performance. One doesn’t have to imagine Moussorgsky’s vision, as Viktor Hartman’s art along with contemporary images will be projected in Emens Auditorium during Pictures at an Exhibition. Call 765.285.1539 or visit MuncieSymphony.org for more information. Youth (K-12)…

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October 2018

Muncie Symphony Orchestra: Symphonic Halloween

October 27, 2018 @ 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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Symphonic Halloween will stir feelings of anticipation as classical favorites, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, fill Emens Auditorium with spooky sounds. Don’t miss the 2018 Young Artist Competition winners, pianist Sage Hamm and violinist Abigail Ko, as they perform with the orchestra. Call 765.285.1539 or visit MuncieSymphony.org for more information Youth (K-12) $5; Ball State students FREE in advance with ID/$10 at door; Adults, $25 - $35

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November 2018

Sidra Bell Dance: MÖNSTER OUTSIDE

November 9, 2018 @ 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 MÖNSTER OUTSIDE, Sidra Bell has joined forces with innovative Swedish composer Per Störby and his critically acclaimed chamber ensemble New Tide Orquesta, and dynamic design team Amith Chandrashaker & Amy Rubin, to develop a flexibly voyeuristic discourse and commentary about the nature of outliers in contemporary society. This fine art piece marries dance theater, chamber music, projection mapping, vocal scoring, and scenic and lighting design. It locates and depicts aspects of human joy and despair via the experience of…

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NOEL The Musical

November 20, 2018 @ 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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NOËL, set in modern day London, tells a heartwarming tale of a little girl (Noël), who is preparing for her starring role in a school Christmas play when her mother suddenly disappears. To avoid being taken into care, Noël keeps her mother’s disappearance a secret and embarks alone on a quest to find her. Along the way, she befriends a diverse group of homeless characters, who have themselves lost their way in life; Duchess, a lady with a mysterious past;…

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

November 29, 2018 @ 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 ULTIMATE HOLIDAY TRADITION! MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years!   Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes…

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December 2018

Muncie Symphony Orchestra: Fisher/Shafer Holiday Pops

December 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Rejoice in the sounds of the season with holiday favorites and movie music from Elf and It’s a Wonderful Life. Celebrate with an afternoon filled with holiday classics with guest artists West View Elementary Children’s Choir and Ball State University Singers. Enjoy the quintessential festivity of chestnuts roasting on an open fire and hot cider, and before the concert bring the family for free activities. And don’t forget to get your family photo with Santa! Call 765.285.1539 or visit MuncieSymphony.org…

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America’s Hometown Band Christmas

December 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 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 Free Holiday Gift for Hometown Families! Muncie' s own Hometown singing star  - Jennie DeVoe -  is bringing her music home for the Holidays this year.  She is being hosted by Muncie's own America's Hometown Band,  together on stage at the Ball State University Emens Auditorium. Get your Free Admission tickets through the Emens Box Office -- 765-284-1539. Open M-F, 10 am-5 pm. Free Parking in BSU carparks.

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The Nutcracker in Emens Auditorium

December 8, 2018 @ 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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Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker provides the setting for a new collaboration between the Department of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. With live music by the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, performers will tell the story of Clara, the Mouse King, and the Nutcracker Prince. Join us for this unique and unforgettable kickoff to the holiday season. Tickets are available by calling Emens Box Office at 765-285-1539

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Angelin Chang in Concert: A Teachers College Centennial

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join the Centennial Celebration of Ball State Teachers College with a special performance by Burris Laboratory School's own world renowned pianist, Angelin Chang. 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Emens Auditorium Internationally ac­claimed pianist Angelin Chang is the first American female, and the first pianist of Asian heritage, awarded the GRAMMY for Best Instrumental Soloist with orchestra. She is recognized for her sense of poetry and technical brilliance. A Muncie native, she attended Bur­ris Laboratory School and earned a…

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January 2019

Dailey & Vincent

January 9, 2019 @ 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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Grand Ole Opry Members, Five-time GRAMMY® award winners individually, three-time GRAMMY® award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners), Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music. Now on Season 3…

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Journey LIVE, Fifth House Ensemble

January 25, 2019 @ 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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Fifth House Ensemble, composer Austin Wintory, and arranger Patrick O'Malley team up to create an original, interactive arrangement of the Grammy-nominated score to Journey for the ensemble's full instrumentation, with added percussion and harp. Mirroring the breathtaking synergy between score and action in this transformative video game experience, this arrangement is constructed in short trigger points that allow the ensemble to be responsive to the actions of a live game player in real time. In live performance, players join the…

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RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

January 27, 2019 @ 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 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling…

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February 2019

Jersey Boys

February 22, 2019 @ 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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They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical…

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Muncie Symphony Orchestra: Hey Mavis

February 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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American-Folk band, Hey Mavis’, newest work is a book/CD of original songs and illustrations based on stories of the Ohio and Erie Canal. Families will be tapping their toes and delving into the heart of music and the stories of the Midwest with great symphonic accompaniment. Come early to view the beautiful artwork on display in the lobby that will enhance the concert experience. Call 765.285.1539 or visit MuncieSymphony.org for more information Youth (K-12) $5; Ball State students FREE in…

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Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin

February 28, 2019 @ 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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From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear…

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March 2019

Mutts Gone Nuts

March 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4 legged performers. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks! Disorderly duo, Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches…

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Mutts Gone Nuts

March 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4 legged performers. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks! Disorderly duo, Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches…

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Something Rotten!

March 14, 2019 @ 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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SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is…

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Muncie Symphony Orchestra: Symmography

March 23, 2019 @ 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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Be the first to hear all three medal winners of the 2018 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, held only once every four years with competitors from around the world. This special evening will start with a side-by-side performance with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana. Listen to the accomplishments of these talented young musicians as they take the stage with a professional orchestra for a special evening. Call 765.285.1539 or visit MuncieSymphony.org for more information. Youth…

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The Sound of Music (Touring)

March 31, 2019 @ 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 SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®–winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound…

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April 2019

Bella Gaia

April 12, 2019 @ 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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Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth) is an unprecedented audio-visual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time-lapse nature photography, and live world music and dance on stage. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space, director-composer Kenji Williams' award-winning Bella Gaia successfully simulates the Overview Effect from space flight, by using NASA supercomputer data-visualizations with an "iridescent landscape of gossamer melodies and labyrinthine rhythms" (Nooga.com) to explore the relationship between humans and nature…

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“Our Stars in the Spotlight” Free, Public Concert from America’s Hometown Band

April 14, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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It's all about celebrating some of the very best about Muncie. In honor of AHB's 31st year of providing free public music in Muncie, this event opens the 2019 season by presenting outstanding local soloists and conductors in concert at Emens, including three world-premiere pieces of music. Star soloists are Phil Cooley, Lisa Kozenko, Rachel Eldridge, Patrick Stauffer, and George Wolfe. Guest conductor is Caroline Hand.

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Peter Bielagus, America’s Financial Educator

April 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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For over a decade now, Peter Bielagus (pronounced Bill-a-gus) has been educating Americans about their personal finances. A former fee only financial advisor, Peter now travels the globe delivering keynotes and workshops at colleges, corporations, independent schools and to all branches of the United States Military. He has spoken in Europe, Japan, South Korea, Central America, the Middle East, and in 49 of the 50 U.S. States. (Missing Alaska.) He has even delivered talks on military ships at sea. Peter…

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Martini Pop

April 23, 2019 @ 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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Top 40 Swingers! Imagine four Manhattan Transfer style vocalists doing swing versions of your favorite top 40 hits, and you’ve got Martini Pop! Whether a sophisticated cocktail hour, or an all-out dance party, this cool, stylish group complete with small jazz combo, or full big band is always a surprise hit with their fun retro versions of radio hits like: “Umbrella” (Rhianna), “We Are Young” (Fun), “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Gotye), “Rumor Has It” (Adele), and classics like…

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Straight No Chaser: ONE SHOT TOUR

April 25, 2019 @ 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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Straight No Chaser has had an amazing decade. Ten years after turning a collegiate hobby into a recording career that has taken them around the world on tour, the acapella group tells its story through music on ONE SHOT. From an undergraduate singing group at Indiana University to a beloved Atlantic Records act with a devoted international fanbase. Along the way, Straight No Chaser has sold more than 1.6 million albums in the U.S. and amassed more than 100 million…

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June 2019

Yamaha Young Performing Artists Concert

June 24, 2019 @ 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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Music for All is proud to open its Summer Symposium Concert Series with the Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) in concert! The YYPA program recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz, and contemporary music. Winners of the competition perform in concert at the Summer Symposium, with guest Yamaha Performing Artists.

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United States Army Jazz Ambassadors Concert

June 25, 2019 @ 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 Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America’s greatest original art form, jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors’ diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors. The Jazz Ambassadors’s rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned…

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Grace Kelly

June 26, 2019 @ 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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As a songwriter, Kelly has won multiple ASCAP Composer Awards, Boston Music Awards, and International Songwriting Awards, including placing second in the 2017 International Songwriting Competition (Adult Contemporary category). Her original composition “Blues for Harry Bosch” was recorded by the legendary vocal group Manhattan Transfer on their album “The Junction.” As a saxophonist, she was the winner of the 64th Annual 2016 Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll in the category “Rising Star – Alto Saxophone,” voted #4 Alto saxophonist in 2016…

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Ahn Trio

June 27, 2019 @ 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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Hailed as “exacting and exciting musicians” by the LA Times, the three sisters of the Ahn Trio (Lucia on the piano, Angella on the violin, and Maria on the cello) have earned a distinguished reputation for embracing 21st century classical music with their unique style and innovative collaborations.

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September 2019

Terry Fator: It Starts Tonight

September 13, 2019 @ 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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It’s a long journey from Corsicana Texas to the Las Vegas stage, but Terry Fator made it to the top as the headliner at the Mirage Hotel in Vegas for the past 10 years. Terry can impersonate over 100 voices with favorites being Karen Carpenter, Elton John, Garth Brooks, Justin Timberlake, Elvis, Meghan Trainor and Bruno Mars. His cast of characters includes: Winston the Impersonating Turtle; the World’s Greatest Elvis Impersonator; Elton John; Vicki the Cougar; President Donald Trump and…

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Dennis DeYoung – The Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour

September 20, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Hometown Holiday Tradition – America’s Hometown Band

December 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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For this 2019 holiday season, America’s Hometown Band (AHB) is giving FREE to its fellow Muncie citizens - and their friends and family - a program of much-loved, traditional Christmas music on Sunday, December 8 th, 4:00 pm, as announced by the band’s Musical Director Roger McConnell. Featured performers during this holiday music evening include America's Hometown Singers Jodi Cotton and Mona Dale; sterling saxophone soloist George Wolfe; and the mighty AHB percussion section during Polar Express. Plus, enjoy a…

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January 2020

Criss Angel RAW – The Mindfreak Unplugged

January 18 @ 7:30 pm
Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, 1800 W. Riverside Ave. Riverside & McKinley
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic for over a decade, but even with his incomparable success, Criss’ passion is to constantly create and bring his magic revolution to fans everywhere. Criss Angel RAW - The Mindfreak Unplugged is a theatrical experience unlike any seen before; bringing Angel’s famous sleight of hand street magic, mentalism, and even some of his most iconic illusions to life - all performed in an intimate, raw setting. This extraordinary evening of magic unplugged features Criss…

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Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers

January 24 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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

The Price is Right Live

March 14 @ 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 Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games just like on television's longest running and most popular game show…from Plinko™ to Cliffhangers™ to The Big Wheel™ and even the fabulous Showcase. Playing to near sold-out audiences for more than 14 years, the Price Is Right Live™ has…

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