Wabash Valley College and the Wabash Valley Arts Council are pleased to announce another year of outstanding entertainment in the Brubeck Arts Center Theatre. Opening this season’s Series is Emi Sunshine with a show at 1:30 P.M. on Sunday, September 22. The exceptional talents of critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy, Emi Sunshine, have captured the nation’s attention. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed by outlets such as Billboard and Rolling Stone. She has already graced some of the most prestigious stages….from the Today Show to the Grand Ole Opry (over a dozen times) and most recently, Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey. Additionally, Emi Sunshine stars in and performs three songs in her latest film appearance on “The King,” alongside such celebrities as Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, and Alec Baldwin. The film was released at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and premiered at Cannes Film Festival, where Emi performed. Emi is a talented storyteller, and her music has been described as an “old-timey,” unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country … with a sprinkle of Blues. Tickets are $10. Patron Passes will be honored.

Legends of Yesterday: Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly & The Beatles will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, October 17. Their tours have encompassed five continents, and they have also performed with several renowned Symphonies, most notably the Boston Pops. The multi-talented Legends of Yesterday Band has been performing their tribute to the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly & the Beatles since 1986.

Hank and my Honky Tonk Heroes, a nostalgic look at Hank Williams and his influence on country music, is amazing, and will be presented on the Brubeck Theatre stage for a 7:30 p.m. performance on Thursday, October 24. Jason Petty, in an award-winning performance , brings Hank’s music back to life

in this insightful, energetic show. Petty starred in this Off Broadway show for three years and won an Obie Award for his performance. This show is a MUST-SEE for all country music fans!

A Community Theatre Production, “Dashing Through The Snow,” will entertain audiences with 7:30 p.m. performances on December 5 & 6, and a 1:30 show on December 8. It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. This family-friendly Jones-Hope-Wooten Christmas comedy is being directed by Sue Schriber.

An Irish Christmas, featuring the WVC Community Choir, Irish Traditional Musicians, and Vocalist Lee Wenger, will be presented at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 15. This a Christmas Concert Showcase that the entire family will want to attend.

All Kinds of People, a Community Theatre Production, will be presented in 7:30 p.m. performances on March 26 & 27, and at 1:30 p.m. on March 29. Throughout a career that spanned four decades, Oscar Hammerstein II used the theatre to promote human understanding. He continually tackled themes of racism and cultural bias, changing the very course of musical theatre in the process. All Kinds of People is a musical revue that addresses the dangers of prejudice, the importance of tolerance, and the empowerment of self-esteem. These issues are considered through many songs from several beloved musicals. Sue Schriber is the Director of this production.

Closer to You: The Music of the Carpenters Featuring Lisa Rock will be presented in a 7:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, April 18. Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. The Carpenters’ beautiful memorable love songs topped the Billboard charts with more than a dozen number one hits. Now singer Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band are bringing the music of the Carpenters back to the stage with their renditions of the Carpenters’ classics.

Patron Passes are now on sale for $40 and are available at siglerd@iecc.edu, or by calling 618-263-5124.

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