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Chicago, Dwight Yoakam, ‘Mamma Mia,’ among highlights of upcoming EKU Center season

Weird Al, Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Adamms Family’ among performances

RICHMOND, Ky. (June 18, 2013) — Performances by Chicago, Dwight Yoakam and LeAnn Rimes, as well as stage productions of “Rock of Ages,” “Mamma Mia” and “The Addams Family” are among the highlights of the 2013-14 season at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts.

Chicago will play at the EKU Center on Sept. 18.
Chicago will play at the EKU Center on Sept. 18.

The schedule for the center’s third season also includes concerts by “Weird Al” Yankovic, Rockapella and Jim Brickman. Other musicals on tap include “Man of La Mancha” “A Christmas Carol” and “Flashdance the Musical.”

The EKU Center lineup also features musical tributes to Pink Floyd, Queen, the Bee Gees and The Beatles (“Rain”).

Rounding out the 2013-14 season will be: The Spencers Theatre of Illusion, Cirque Eloize Cirkopolis, Dinosaur Train Live, Irish Chamber Orchestra, ballet performances of “The Nutcracker” and “Swan Lake,” Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre, Sid the Science Kid Live, Golden Dragon Acrobats, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” “Hamlet,” and Handel’s “Messiah,” performed by the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.

“We’re very excited about this year’s lineup,” said Jill Price, interim director of the center. “There’s truly something for all interests and ages, and we look forward to welcoming guests from throughout Kentucky and beyond for what we believe is our best season yet.”

Last season, approximately 35,000 guests (not counting school showings and other special events) attended EKU Center for the Arts programs.

In addition to individual event tickets, five different ticket packages are available, including packages devoted to Broadway, families, children and the rock music shows. The packages offer up to a 20-percent discount over individual event ticket purchases. Those who purchase the Signature Series (every show) receive preferred seating, free parking and a 50 percent supper club discount (on a space-available basis). Costs for the Signature Series range from $1,012.70 to $1,283.90.

A complimentary shuttle bus service to and from the Alumni Coliseum lot (across the Eastern Bypass from EKU Center) is available for all events.

Subscription (package) tickets will go on sale Wednesday, June 19. Individual event tickets are on sale now.

To see a complete description of events, season packages and associated costs, visit ekucenter.com. For more information about the 2013-14 ticket season, call 859-622-SHOW or 1-855-EKU-SHOW (358-7469).

Patrons can also enjoy a pre-event meal at the EKU Supper Club prior to select performances. Seating is limited, and reservations must be made in advance.

Details about programming specifically for school audiences will be announced later.

The EKU Center for the Arts is located just off Exit 87 of I-75, across the Eastern Bypass from the university’s Alumni Coliseum.