The Centre | Evansville, Indianahttp://centre.evansvillegis.comThe Centre Upcoming Eventsen-us© The Centre 2017Friday, May 26, 20175 The Centre | Evansville, Indiana http://centre.evansvillegis.com http://centre.evansvillegis.com/i/logob.png Whether you are planning that special banquet event, wedding reception, corporate meeting, trade show, or convention, you can feel confident that the Evansville Auditorium and Convention Centre, known as "The Centre", is the perfect gathering place. Dirty Dancing http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=788 http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=788 DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences. Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking and adventurous theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life! Wednesday, May 24, 2017 http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=788 The Wizard of Oz http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=787 http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=787 There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Evansville! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=787 Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=786 http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=786 Now in its 27th amazing year, the "World's Most Successful Rock 'n' Roll Musical" continues to thrill audiences around the world. Viewed by more than 22 million people worldwide, Buddy opened in London's West End in 1989, and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore; winning numerous awards along the way. Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, That'll Be The Day, Not Fade Away, Oh Boy, Ritchie Valens' La Bamba, The Big Bopper's Chantilly Lace and many more! This show is just Peggy Sue-perb. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=786 Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=785 http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=785 THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Evansville. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=785 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=784 http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=784 First airing in 1964, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER has become a beloved Christmas classic – capturing the hearts and wonder of generations of fans. Now, something magical is happening as the beloved classic soars off the screen and onto the stage. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, the Misfit Toys and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Beloved heartwarming memories which last a lifetime are just waiting to be made. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 http://centre.evansvillegis.com/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=784