Live Music, Broadway, Theatre, and Ideas at Purdue University
February 19, 2024
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System Comes to Purdue
When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, the young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system.Embark on an enchanting journey with TheaterWorksUSA's family musical, The Magic School Bus: Lost In The Solar System, at Loeb Playhouse on February 25th! When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day...
February 12, 2024
Meet violinist Melissa White & pianist Pallavi Mahidhara ahead of their February 23 performance
Melissa White, acclaimed violinist and Joyce C. Willis Artist in Residence with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, showcases her expressive playing and diverse engagements. With the Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet, she promotes diversity in classical music. Meanwhile, pianist Pallavi Mahidhara, known for international acclaim and advocacy for mental health, collaborates with White and hosts “The Conscious Artist” podcast, exploring the intersection of music, mindfulness, and wellness.Violinist Melissa White and pianist Pallavi Mahidhara perform at Loeb Playhouse on February 23, 2024, bringing their incredible talent and musicianship to Purdue. Melissa White, a highly praised American violinist, is the 2023-2024 Joyce C. Willis Artist in Residence with...
February 1, 2024
Counterpoint Comes to Purdue on February 8
Counterpoint is a collaboration in which this duo explores the dichotomy of their different perspectives and artistic practices, expanding their individual expressive capacity through a collective experience.Pianist Conrad Tao and dancer/choreographer Caleb Teicher put their brilliant minds together to create Counterpoint, a new sonic and visual take on the iconic masterworks of Bach, Mozart, Brahms, and Gershwin. They bring this incredible new show to Loeb Playhouse...
January 24, 2024
Actors From The London Stage Present A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Purdue
A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the intertwining plotlines of love, mistaken identity, and magical mischief. Set in the enchanting realm of Athens and the mystical forest inhabited by fairies, the play unfolds with the escapades of four young lovers, a group of bumbling amateur actors, and the mischievous fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania.Actors From The London stage recreate William Shakespeare’s iconic masterwork, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at Purdue University on February 2 and February 3 at 8pm in Fowler Hall. Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) was founded in 1975 at the...
December 18, 2023
Cast announcement for Hairspray, North American tour stops at Purdue February 10
Principal cast will feature Greg Kalafatas as “Edna Turnblad,” Caroline Eiseman as “Tracy Turnblad,” and Deidre Lang as “Motormouth Maybelle.” This new North American tour, helmed by original director Jack O’Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, will play February 10, 2024 in West Lafayette at Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music.Cast announcement for Hairspray, North American tour stops at Purdue February 10Principal cast will feature Greg Kalafatas as “Edna Turnblad,” Caroline Eiseman as “Tracy Turnblad,” and Deidre Lang as “Motormouth Maybelle”BUY TICKETS HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award®-winning musical comedy phenomenon, is...
December 11, 2023
Beyond the Spotlight: A Conversation with Lakecia Benjamin
Educator Judd Danby talks with GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin about her musical roots, pursuing mentors, her album Phoenix, and overcoming fears. Lakecia headlines Purdue’s 2024 Jazz Fest on Jan. 19, 2024.Judd Danby, a Lafayette-based composer, jazz pianist, and music theory teacher chats with GRAMMY-nominated alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin about her rise to the top of the jazz scene and her upcoming performance headlining Purdue University's 2024 Jazz Fest on January...