Wharton Center ’s 2015 - 2016 season has nine Broadway blockbusters, a handful of superstars making their premiere at the Center and many brand -
new titles. Executive Director Mike Brand says, “It’s a magical season; really a Broadway bonanza that will satisfy the hunger our audiences have for the best shows on tour!”
By popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking week run in 2014 returns to East Lansing for a limited engagement
June 14 - 16, 2016.
This year’s MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway Series at Wharton Center features :
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, the Tony Award ® - winning musical that delights audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on a classic tale; DIRTY DANCING, an unprecedented live experience that explodes with heart - pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing; THE SOUND OF MUSIC, the spirited, romantic and 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; MOTOWN THE MUSICAL the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. ; MATILDA the Musical , winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards ® ; and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, one of the most romantic novels ever written, now Broadway’s most irresistible love story.
Wharton Center is also proud to announce special presentations of JERSEY BOYS , the behind - the - scenes Broadway musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour of the international Irish dance phenomenon.
The 2015 - 2016 season would not be complete without a lineup of world - renowned performing artists such as KRISTIN CHENOWETH , Emmy ®
and Tony Award ® - winning actress and singer; LANG LANG , the inspirational pianist who captivates audiences with his enthusiasm and passion ;
TWYLA THARP DANCE , celebrating 50 years of performances with their immaculate technique and joy; AN EVENING WITH SAVION GLOVER AND JACK DEJOHNETTE , a tour de force of percussion and rhythm exchanged between two greats; BOBBY MCFERRIN, the vocal virtuoso transcending
categorization; and DR. CLIFTON R. WHARTON, JR. in a special World View Lecture Series with MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon.
The best way to take advantage of the season is by becoming a Wharton Center subscriber. Subscribers get the most benefits, including huge discounts and access to the best seats 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.
MSU FEDERAL CREDIT UNION BROADWAY AT WHARTON CENTER:
Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s Cinderella September 22 - 27, 2015
Dirty Dancing November 10 - 15 , 2015
Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music February 9 - 14, 2016
Motown the Musical March 15 - 20 , 2016 Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical April 19 - 24 , 2016
The Bridges of Madison County May 19 - 22 , 2016
SPECIAL EVENTS :
Jersey Boys October 13 - 18, 2015 Riverdance – The 20 th Anniversary World Tour April 1 - 3 , 2016
The Book of Mormon June 14 - 19, 2016
Wharton Center’s Performing Arts Series includes:
CLASSICS AT WHARTON CENTER:
Lang Lang September 28 , 2015
An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth October 25, 2015