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New Year, New Entertainment

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Thursday, 02 January 2020 9:00 AM

Happy New Year, Ball State! We are bringing you some awesome shows on this cold month to satisfy your entertainment needs!

The Wonder Bread Years
Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall

A fresh and funny salute to Americana, The Wonder Bread Years Starring Pat Hazel (former Seinfeld writer) is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country are enjoying a show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire Wagon, The Wonder Bread Years is a comic bullseye for Baby Boomers everywhere.

Ball State Faculty/Staff: BOGO free
Students: $5
Adults: $19.50 in advance

Criss Angel Raw- The Mindfreak Unplugged
Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Criss Angel RAW - The Mindfreak Unplugged is a theatrical experience unlike any seen before; bringing Angel’s famous sleight of hand street magic, mentalism, and even some of his most iconic illusions to life - all performed in an intimate, raw setting. This extraordinary evening of magic unplugged features Criss and some of his amazing friends with a stripped-down purity that’s in-your-face and guaranteed to blow your mind. Experience Criss Angel like never before!

Adults: $45.50-$99.50
Students: $40.50-$60.50

Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers
Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Organized in 1979, the Shanghai Ballet is one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, bringing the unique glamour of Chinese dance to the international stage. The Shanghai Ballet is active in cooperation and artistic exchange with artists and companies both at home and abroad. In the words of a critic, “The Shanghai Ballet is as elegant as the delicate porcelain imported from China.”

Ball State Faculty/Staff: BOGO free
Students: $5
Adults: $30

Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

It’s 1945. As America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, struggles to rebuild the life he left behind. BANDSTAND is “both a peppy celebration of can-do spirit and a more somber exploration of what American servicemen experienced when they marched home from World War II. It’s a great argument for why theater can sometimes tell a story more boldly and more viscerally” (The New York Times). “The show defies you not to be moved” (Time Out New York).

Adults: $32-$52
Youth: $16-$21
Students: Free (in advance) / $10 (at the door)

Discounts cannot be combined and must be redeemed at the Emens box office with a valid Ball State ID.
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