Arts & Entertainment at Marshall University
Since 1936

Season Schedule


Leslie Jones Special Comedy Event

Wednesday September 20th

Leslie Jones is one of the stars of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot for Sony Studios, opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon -- the film was released in theaters worldwide July 2016. In 2014, Leslie was hired by SNL as a writer and quickly gained popularity after a memorable on-air appearance during the show's "Weekend Update:" segment.

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Stephen Stills & Judy Collins

Monday October 2nd

Fans of super group Crosby, Stills & Nash certainly know the band’s classic hit “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” written by the talented Stephen Stills and inspired by Judy Collins. This evening of iconic music will include warm, intimate stories from their personal journeys, including how they helped build the Laurel Canyon musical mecca that launched the careers of artists such as Joni Mitchell & Linda Ronstadt.

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Maren Morris CMA's New Artist of The Year

Thursday October 12th

Maren Morris is a singer and song-writer whose music bridges the gap between country, classic rock, and hip-hop-influenced pop, and has enjoyed success both as a tunesmith and as a performer.

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Kinky Boots A funny, heartwarming new musical about being true to yourself.

Thursday October 26th

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s hugehearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

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John Mulaney Kid Gorgeous

Wednesday November 1st

Emmy Award® winning writer and come-dian, John Mulaney began writing at “Saturday Night Live” in 2008 where he appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent and co-created characters such as “Stefon” with Bill Hader. He most recently starred in the Broadway hit, “Oh, Hello on Broadway” alongside Nick Kroll.

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An Acoustic Evening With Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

Monday November 6th

Two veteran singer/songwriters join forces for a unique and intimate acoustic performance and deliver one of the most compelling and spontaneous concerts on the road.

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A Night With Janis Joplin

Tuesday November 14th

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock ’n’ roll. The unmistakable voice, laced with raw emotion and Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. You are invited to share an evening with the woman and her influences in the hit Broadway musical A Night with Janis Joplin.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE!

Tuesday December 5th

Christmas time is here! Tis the season for Charlie Brown, Snoopy and all of the Peanuts gang to bring the holiday season back to life. Discover the real meaning of Christmas in this musical adaptation of the classic animated television special that is fun for the whole family.

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Sleeping Beauty

Tuesday January 23rd

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky completed work on the score for “Sleeping Beauty” in 1889. It was the second of his three ballets, the first of which was “Swan Lake,” composed in 1876. He was commissioned by the director of Russia’s Imperial Theatre to create the score for his third ballet, “The Nutcracker,” following the success of “Sleep-ing Beauty.”

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Yonder Mountain String Band

Saturday February 10th

Yonder Mountain String Band’s first new album in two years, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit’s most surprising, creative, and yes, energetic studio excursion to date. Songs like “Chasing My Tail” and “Alison” are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production, and the modernist power that has made Yonder one of the most popular live bands of their generation. Melding sophisticated songcraft, irrepressible spirit, and remarkable instrumental ability, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is a testament to Yonder Mountain String Band’s organic, dynamic, and intensely personal brand of contemporary bluegrass-fueled Americana. “I think this is our best album yet,” says Adam Aijala, guitarist. Yonder founding members Aijala, banjo player Dave Johnston, and bassist Ben Kaufmann reconfigured Yonder Mountain String Band as a traditional bluegrass instrumental five-piece in 2014 with the recruitment of new players Allie Kral (violin) and Jacob Jolliff (mandolin). The reconstituted group debuted with 2015’s acclaimed BLACK SHEEP, but truly gelled as they toured, the new players’ personalities seamlessly blending and elevating the intrinsically tight Yonder sound. Yonder made certain to show off the current roster’s growing strength with the 2017 release of MOUNTAIN TRACKS: VOLUME 6, the first installment in their hugely popular live recording series since 2008.

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Chicago 20 Years On Broadway

Monday February 12th

There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history.

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Amazing Grace

Tuesday February 20th

Direct from Broadway, AMAZING GRACE THE MUSICAL is based on the true story behind the beloved song. A tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, the show follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change that gave birth to the abolitionist movement.

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Five For Fighting with String Quartet

Thursday March 8th

Chart-topping singer/songwriter John Ondrasik burst on the scene some 15 years ago with his GRAMMY® nominated hit ‘Superman (It’s Not Easy),’ and has been a mainstay on mainstream radio ever since.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Tuesday April 3rd

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest outdoor recreation film festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every November in Banff, Alberta, Canada, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in around 450 communities and 40 countries. Within the United States, not all 50 states are chosen. The stops are chosen based on a market for outdoor recreation in the area.

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Uncorked!

Saturday April 28th

SAVE THE DATE Saturday April 28, 2018
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center

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