From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock-n-roll.
Knock-out dancers, bold music and commanding choreography are the hallmarks of this jazz-based contemporary company led by Artistic Director Frank Chaves. Founded in 1989 by four visionary dancers/choreographers, River North Dance Chicago has not only established itself as one of Chicago’s leading dance companies, but is now one of the America’s most popular repertory companies touring throughout the nation annually. From high drama to low comedy, from torch songs to lyrical love duets, and from abstract modernism to jazzy ballroom style – River North can do it all!
With his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jon Batiste transcends music genres and has ignited the NYC music scene. Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Bastiste comes from a renowned lineage of performers. He studied jazz and classical piano at The Juilliard School, is a “Movado Future Legend” award recipient, and, at 25, he has performed in over 40 countries, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the Concertgebouw collaborating with musicians from across the spectrum – Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Buffett, Harry Connick Jr., Roy Hargrove, Cassandra Wilson, Mark O’Connnor and Asher Roth.
THE TEN TENORS’ unique approach to opera has powered their rise to the top amidst incredible international success. As Australia’s rock stars of the opera, they bring rock and classical music together – sometimes kicking and screaming – with a sound uniquely their own. Expect the same contrast of raw power and soothing beauty in this special limited-run national tour to hear Broadway’s greatest hits sung by ten of Australia’s hottest tenors.
The weird and wonderful ADDAMS FAMILY comes devilishly, delightfully to life in this magnificently macabre new musical comedy featuring an original story that’s every father’s nightmare. Come meet Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley, and of course, Lurch in their darkly delirious, spectacularly spooky world! We’ll leave the lights off for you…
Announcing a great opportunity to help support East Alabama Arts and the Hudson Family Foundation!
East Alabama Arts has a limited quantity of excellent Rascal Flatts tickets for purchase in cooperation with the Hudson Family Foundation. You’re guaranteed a great night out with some of the world’s most sought-after country recording artists, and the Hudson Family Foundation is sharing a significant portion of those ticket sales to benefit East Alabama Arts. It’s a win-win for everyone and your support will help East Alabama Arts take its Adventure Series performing arts field trips for all area students to a whole new level!
East Alabama Arts’ Community Partners Network supports the work of The Arts Association of East Alabamathrough public/private partnerships and tax-deductible contributions of financial resources and in-kind services from corporations, small businesses, and individuals. Growing and competitive cities, towns, and metropolitan areas across the country are keenly aware that a community’s economic development initiatives are successful in direct proportion to the diversity and depth of its cultural values; the quality of its educational opportunities; the variety of its recreational choices; and the innovation and vitality of its arts and entertainment scene.
Join us for a performance in the the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts, an 1100 seat hall that has been host to none other than twenty-two international orchestras including The National Symphony Orchestra and the Alabama Symphony, fifty nationally touring Broadway productions including “Annie,” “In the Heights,” and “South Pacific“, nine performances of the New York City Opera National Company, twenty-one major ballet and dance companies including Paul Taylor Dance Company and David Parsons Dance, and twenty-one jazz celebrities and popular entertainers including Shirley Horn, John Pizarelli, Roseanne Cash, and The 5 Browns.
Online Ticket Sales are NOW OPEN for the 2013-2014 Performance Series