Michigan State University's Wharton Center Releases 2014-2015 Season
Wharton Center announces the 2014-2015 Season, and the best way to take advantage of it is by becoming a subscriber. Subscribers get the most benefits, including huge discounts and access to the best seats in the house before they go on sale to the general public. The more you choose, the more you save - up to 30% off public ticket prices! In addition, subscribers receive special offers throughout the season and can take advantage of special incentives, including a patron discount card for great offers at local retailers and restaurants.
Wharton Center's 2014-2015 Season engages all audiences: everyone from the loyal season subscriber to the newer patron looking for hip and innovative works. The MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series includes: ONCE, winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical. ANNIE, the world's best-loved musical, returns! Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of Annie will be a brand-new incarnation of the iconic original. PIPPIN, winner of the 2013 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA returns to Wharton Center as part of a brand-new North American tour. KINKY BOOTS, winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, will lift your sprits to new high- heeled heights! Wharton Center's special events include: BLUE MAN GROUP, who are best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts combining comedy, music, and technology, and I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE, a brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! Whether young or old, everybody really does love Lucy!
The 2014-2015 Season wouldn't be complete without a lineup of world-renowned performing artists such as the dynamic and vivacious ARTURO SANDOVAL, who is considered the most extraordinary Cuban trumpeter of our time. A few days later, professional dancers from Dancing With the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and international dance champions all compete against each other in DANCING PROS: LIVE. Hosted by Alan Thicke, this is an unforgettable audience-participation show. Speaking of dance...if you love classical ballet, you'll love MOSCOW CITY BALLET: SWAN LAKE. This remarkable ensemble, considered one of Russia's most successful and popular companies, brings to life one of the most famous ballets of all time. Fans of NPR's This American Life will love IRA GLASS: THREE ACTS, TWO DANCER, ONE RADIO HOST, a quirky, multi-media show combining two art forms that have no business being together: dance and radio. Another NPR favorite, celebrated humorist and bestselling author DAVID SEDARIS, returns for an evening of captivating conversation and social satire. 2CELLOS is breaking down boundaries between genres, from classical and film music to pop and rock. These two international YouTube sensations are classically trained, award-winning cellists who present a unique concert...not your typical cello recital!
As a not-for-profit organization that is part of Michigan State University's Department of Outreach and Engagement, we at Wharton Center believe strongly in lifelong learning and engagement between the audience and the artists. This season, we continue to engage audiences with the popular Spotlight Dinners, Insight Previews and After Chats. Each of our Spotlight Dinners has sold out, so reserve your seats early. The Insight Previews and After Chats require no reservation, but be sure to mark them on your calendar. The MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center includes many professional development seminars on arts education and creativity, including the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Professional Development Series; the summer Broadway Musical workshop series, Take It From The Top; the Young Playwrights Festival writing competition; Act One School and Family Series performances; on-site college classes and other interactive programs.
Several season packages are available. To become a MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center subscriber, you must purchase all five Broadway selections -ONCE, ANNIE, PIPPIN, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and KINKY BOOTS - at a savings of up to 30% off. In addition, you can save up to 20% off I LOVE LUCY and 20% off BLUE MAN GROUP by adding those Special Events to your order. On top of that, you can also receive 30% off any Performing Arts Series events you include in your order, and 10% off additional tickets purchased throughout the season (limitations apply).
To become a Performing Arts Series Subscriber, order at least five shows from the vast selection of theatre, classical music, dance, jazz, and variety and receive 30% off, or select at least four shows and receive a 10% discount. That's not all: you can also save up to 30% off all Broadway Series performances and Special Events when added to your order. Plus save 10% off additional Broadway and Performing Arts Series tickets you purchase throughout the season (limitations apply).
Subscribers also save by purchasing five or more events from the Act One Family Series. Or maybe you are interested in the World View Lecture Series, which subscribers can purchase for only $30...just $10 per event when you purchase the whole series.
Individual tickets (non-subscribers; non-group) to most shows will go on sale at a date to be announced in early fall. Wharton Center eClub members are eligible for pre-sales before shows go on sale to the public.
Subscriber orders are processed according to our priority system, which is based on years of subscription and/or donation level.
Visit www.whartoncenter.com for more information.