Friends of the Auditorium is proud to announce the 2015-2016 Professional Season!
Monday, September 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Adults $22, Students $10
Paint jumps to life with amazing speed, unveiling larger-than-life art in just moments. A troupe of artists, singers, musicians, and dancers bursts onto stage, recreating your old favorites, from Lennon to Elvis, Hendrix to Journey. Artrageous! combines live painting, music, and dance in a spectacular performance as dazzling, unexpected, and paint-splattered as something from the Blue Man Group. Called “the BEST!” by Harrison Ford, Artrageous! is an entirely unique, unparalleled professional performance.
Sponsored by Clow Valve and FACE
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Adults $22, Students $10
A dynamic, exciting show saluting the music of The Eagles, Hotel California’s music transcends the boundaries of rock, R&B, and country. Each concert is a showcase of The Eagles mega-hits like “Take It Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California” and many more. The magic and mystique of this truly timeless music is as powerful as it is captivating. So join us now on a trip down a dark desert highway, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience the Grammy award winning sounds of Hotel California.
Sponsored by Musco Lighting
Million Dollar Quartet
Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Adults $37, Students $15
Million Dollar Quartet is the high voltage Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the phenomenal true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio for a monumental night of rock and roll that explodes off the stage, featuring 21 timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Fever,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council, the Crane Group, and General Mills Foundation.
Sponsored by Musco Lighting and C.L. Barnhouse. This program is possible with support from the Mahaska County Community Foundation.
Missoula Children’s Theatre: Aladdin
Auditions: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Performances: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Adults $10, Students $5
Calling all kids! Based on the famous Arabian Tales of Ali Baba, Scheherazade, and even Sinbad the Sailor, Aladdin journeys to find a magic lamp in a Cave of (not-so-great) Wonders. Along the way, Aladdin seeks answers and advice from wise Genies, a powerful Sultan, and his own Mother to find a way to meet the Princess. However, even with the lamp in hand, Aladdin will have to learn that it takes more than a wish to make a good impression. Full of memorable characters, from lost Penguins to talking Palm Trees, this adventure is worthy of 1001 laughs. Aladdin will come to life using children from the Oskaloosa community. Children ages 5 – 18 are invited to audition, rehearse, and perform in this adaptation.
Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank and Kiwanis Club of Oskaloosa
Peter Rabbit Tales
Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Adults $17, Students $7
“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter…” These famous opening lines enchanted young audiences for over one hundred years. Now see the magic on stage in a celebration of Beatrix Potter’s 150 birthday anniversary. When children go missing, Benjamin Bunny goes to his cousin Peter Rabbit for help. But Peter thinks he’s had quite enough of adventure, remembering his youthful escapades in Mr. McGregor’s garden. As the cousins reminisce about their past adventures, their friends – Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-duck, and Mrs. Titllemouse – gather to encourage Peter on one last quest. Using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery, and original music, the magical, marvelous world of Peter Rabbit comes alive on stage, perfect for families and young children.
Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Oskaloosa and Mahaska Health Partnership