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Performing Arts Series Bringing Audience-Friendly Shows on Hatfield Hall

August 29, 2014

San Jose Taiko

East Meets West Culture: San Jose Taiko will use the distinctive voice of the taiko art form to create new dimensions in Asian American music.

Rose-Hulman’s Hatfield Hall Theater is the place for audiences to see entertaining groups, young and talented performers, and dazzling theatrical shows for the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series.

Audiences can also enjoy the following shows, including two Drama Club productions:

JOHNATHAN RUDY, September 28—The Alfred R. Schmidt Concert presents Rudy, a first place and Audience Prize winner at the American Guild of Organists’ 2014 National Young Artists Competition, the guild’s premiere young organist contest. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

SAN JOSE TAIKO, October 6—Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, this group expresses the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko art form as they create new dimensions in Asian American movement and music. Colorful costumes accentuate the dazzling show.

‘CINDERELLA THE ENCHANTED EDITION,’ October 24-26/31-November 1—The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance.   

TONS O’ FUN, November 15 –- Original REO Speedwagon lead singer Terry Luttrell is backed by a full blown horn section. They play a variety of music focusing on the horn-driven style of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s like Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Delbert McClinton, Huey Lewis, and Chicago.

DAILEY & VINCENT, December 11—Get into the holiday spirit with these young but seasoned veterans of bluegrass, traditional country, and gospel performances. The pair has received numerous awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and has planted their own flag deeply into the soul of American music. This special show will highlight the best songs of the holiday season.

RUSSIAN BALLET’S ‘THE SLEEPING BEAUTY’, January 7—Considered the finest achievement of the classical ballet, this show features soaring leaps, daring lifts, and elegant movements imbedded in this beloved fairy tale that appeals to adults and children.

STREET CORNER SYMPHONY, February 21—The six members of this a cappell group from Nashville, Tennessee came to international notoriety in 2010 by finishing second on NBC’s The Sing-Off. It has a unique, laid-back-yet-dynamic style.

MUMMENSCHANZ, March 16—Witty, weird, and timeless creatures perform unique stories, without sound or music, in a visually stunning, family-friendly spectacle sparks the imagination, transcends cultural barriers, and dazzles the eye.

‘LES MISERABLES’, April 25-26/May 1-2—This is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and features one of the most memorable musical scores of all time.

MICHAEL KELSEY, May 15—This rhythmic, inspired guitarist and performance artist uses every inch of his guitar to blend many musical genres with fervor and grace.

Tickets are available by calling or the Hatfield Hall Ticket Office at 812-877-8544 or visiting www.hatfieldhall.com. The ticket office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and two hours before each event.