Live Music, Broadway, Theatre, and Ideas at Purdue University
November 6, 2023
Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience Comes to Purdue on November 10
Johnny Cash is one of the most important, influential, and respected artists in the history of recorded music. From the monumental live prison albums to his extraordinary series of commentaries on the American spirit and human condition to a mesmerizing canon of gospel recordings to his remarkable and unprecedented late-life artistic triumphs of will and wisdom, his impact on our culture is profound and continuing.Fans of Johnny Cash can experience his music in a whole new way with Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience (Nov. 10, Loeb Playhouse). This multi-media performance uses state-of-the-art technology as well as a live band and on-screen narration from...
November 3, 2023
Breaking Boundaries: 50 Years of Musical Innovation with Kronos Quartet
Dive into the musical innovation of Kronos Quartet, celebrating 50 years of groundbreaking string quartet performances. Explore their diverse collaborations and pioneering compositions, and gain insights from founder David Harrington in an exclusive pre-show interview.For five decades, San Francisco's Kronos Quartet—comprising David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Paul Wiancko (cello)—has pushed the boundaries of what a string quartet can achieve. Founded in 1973, at a time when the string quartet...
November 1, 2023
Grandmaster Flash Comes to Purdue on November 4!
If it wasn’t for Grandmaster Flash, who knows what hip-hop would be like today? Emerging from the South Bronx in the early 1970s, Grandmaster Flash is inarguably one of Hip Hop’s original innovators.Bear witness to living music history when rap pioneer Grandmaster Flash honors 50 years of hip hop during his audiovisual lecture/demonstration at Purdue on November 4. If it wasn’t for Grandmaster Flash, who knows what hip-hop would be like today?...
October 30, 2023
Las Cafeteras Presents “Hasta La Muerte” at Purdue on November 3!
Hasta La Muerte is an enthralling new production rooted in the indigenous Mexican practice of celebrating Life and Death.Las Cafeteras has made a significant impact on the music scene, captivating audiences with their exciting and contagious live performances. Their unique blend of genres and their dynamic sound and energy has earned them worldwide recognition. Hailing from the eastern...
October 27, 2023
Circa Presents “Humans 2.0” at Purdue on October 28!
Circa’s new show “Humans 2.0” consists of tightly woven choreography of bodies where physical limits are pushed to the extreme.Circa Contemporary Circus stands as a globally renowned performance company. Since its establishment in 2004 in Brisbane, Australia, the company has traversed the globe, captivating audiences in over 40 countries, totaling more than 1.5 million enthusiastic spectators. Their productions have...
October 26, 2023
Mean Girls Comes to Purdue on October 26!
Mean Girls made its Broadway debut in 2018 and has been wowing audiences ever since. With a book by Tina Fey, music by Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, this production successfully captures the essence of the film while adding a fresh, musical spin to the story.Watch out Purdue, the Plastics are coming! Mean Girls made its Broadway debut in 2018 and has been wowing audiences ever since. With a book by Tina Fey, music by Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, this production successfully...