July 18, 2019 / Tickets on sale for 68th VU Alumni Community Series
VINCENNES, Ind. - Season tickets are now on sale for the Vincennes University Alumni Community Series 2019-2020 season.
The six-show series brings a wide range of quality entertainment to the stage of the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (EST).
Season tickets are on sale now with individual show tickets going on sale Aug. 1, 2019 on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Call the VU Alumni Office at 812-888-4354 or 800-945-ALUM to order tickets.
Sept. 13, 2019 ARTRAGEOUS
Oct. 11, 2019 FABULOUS EQUINOX ORCHESTRA
Nov. 9, 2019 Music of ABBA “Featuring ARRIVAL From Sweden”
Dec. 6, 2019 BRASS TRANSIT The Musical Legacy of Chicago
March 6, 2020 An evening with PAM TILLIS
April 17, 2020 From Broadway JERI SAGER
Visit alumni.vinu.edu/community series for show details and ticket information.
Kicking off our season on Sept. 13, 2019 will be “ARTRAGEOUS” an interactive Art and Music experience. Artrageous is a troupe of misfit artists, singers, dancers and musicians who started as friends doing street theatre in Vancouver. They take you on a visual journey of high energy performance of a combination of fine art, live music, singing, dancing, humor, and audience interaction all on one stage, so be prepared to be a part of the show. A frenzy of movement and color with a message of the arts being an internal and valuable part of human existence. Imagine witnessing the creativity of an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. Artrageous brings their passion for the arts to each theatre leaving their audiences of all ages smiling and singing and dancing along. The result … a uniquely entertaining, masterpiece show culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings.
Oct. 11, 2019, Meet your next two best friends – Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson, along with their fiery hot 17-piece big band! All across America, audiences have fallen in love with these two sophisticated Southern gentlemen and the high-energy show that is Davis & Johnson Present the FABULOUS EQUINOX ORCHESTRA. Along with the greatest songs, the best original arrangements and phenomenal musicianship, these two bring their rich friendship and charm to the stage. Fashioned in the style and swagger of the legendary entertainers lead by Frank Sinatra, Davis & Johnson are putting their own stamp on the Great American songbook, graced with a touch of Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more, offering a freshness and relevance that speaks to every soul. Today, the group continues to gain traction and find success as the first “southern big band”. Their diverse repertoire covers the songs and sounds from the classic Rat Pack style big-band, the smoky Cabaret style quintet, and the Funky Motown dance band with horns. This group does it all and pays homage to the culture that raised and inspired them.
Nov. 9, 2019, the Music of ABBA “Featuring ARRIVAL From Sweden”. The original ABBA is Sweden’s biggest music export ever, with almost 400 million records sold – and one of the greatest pop groups of all time, only compared with Elvis and the Beatles. ABBA started in 1971 and ended as a group in 1982. But with ARRIVAL from Sweden, the best ABBA show from the band’s homeland, their legacy will live forever. Featuring original ABBA musicians, a 12-piece band, top-notch vocals, and stunning costumes. ARRIVAL from Sweden bring to life all of the classic ABBA hits – “Dancing Queen,” “Mama Mia,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “SOS,” and “The Winner Takes It All” – the music, the passion and happiness will continue through their fantastic music, from generation to generation. ABBA is and will always be loved by the whole world. This band is hailed as the most authentic and greatest of all ABBA show bands ever! So pull out your spandex, pull up your platforms and prepare to dance the night away!
A Rockin’ Christmas with BRASS TRANSIT The Musical Legacy of Chicago returning on Dec. 6, 2019, is a dynamic, crowd-pleasing studio-tight powerhouse, and the world’s foremost Chicago tribute! Brass Transit will be taking songs from the Christmas albums of the group Chicago along with playing some of the hits of Chicago. Brass Transit goes far beyond just replicating the songs: they embody the music. Brass Transit was formed in 2008, its accomplished, award-winning roster intent on paying tribute to the decades-long, multiplatinum songbook of Chicago. The group will bring you back to the most memorable times of your life. Get ready to sing along!
March 6, 2020 will bring you PAM TILLIS, award winning country singer, songwriter and actress. A three-time CMA award winner, including the prestigious Female Vocalist of the Year award, two-time Grammy award winner and member of the Grand Ole Opry, Pam Tillis’ star continues to shine brightly in the third decade of her career and is currently touring extensively on her own as well as with her “Grits and Glamour” tour partner, country star, Lorrie Morgan. As the child of Country Music Royalty, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. Growing up, Pam was in a variety of bands, spanning from jazz and alternative country to top 40. She sang demos and lent her voice to many national jingles including Coke, Country Time Lemonade and a Coors Silver Bullet with country superstar, Alan Jackson. Though Pam has rolled easily with the tides and has drawn something from every new twist the ever-changing country music world has shown her, Pam Tillis has always insisted on writing and cutting songs that speak from the soul. Whether it’s on the elaborate stages of the Grand Ole Opry or in the intimate setting of Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, you will experience that feeling of delight that comes from Pam Tillis singing exactly what she is meant to sing at that moment.
JERI SAGER joins us on April 17, 2020. Jeri’s high energy and vocally exceptional celebration of Broadway. It’s the songs, the roles, and the stories she’s collected during her spectacular career as a Broadway Actress. Jeri will sing your absolute favorites from shows she’s starred in such as CATS playing Grazabella, EVITA, and LES MISERABLES; as well as some new songs to discover and love. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry; you’ll feel like you were there, or remember you were! It’s her tribute to the career she loves and all the passion it inspires. It’s a blast! Jeri is putting the BROAD back in Broadway and she’s not ashamed to admit it!
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