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Wharton Center's 2011-2012 Season Ticket Packages Now Available

Source: Bob Hoffman, Public Relations Manager, Wharton Center
 
Wharton Center announces the 2011-2012 season and the best way to take advantage of it is by becoming a subscriber. Subscribers get the most benefits including the biggest discounts since opening our doors 30 years ago. Subscribers have access to the best seats in the house before they go on sale to the general public. The more you choose, the more you save - up to 20% off public ticket prices! In addition, subscribers receive special offers throughout the season and can take advantage of special incentives including a patron discount card for great offers at local retailers and restaurants. If there was ever a time to renew your subscription or subscribe for the first time, that time is now!
 
Wharton Center's 2011-2012 season offers the best of touring Broadway, and superstars and rising stars of performing arts. The highlights of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series include MEMPHIS, 2010 winner of the coveted Tony Award for Best New Musical. The season also includes three Wharton Center premieres: the Tony Award-nominated new musical ROCK OF AGES, the smash hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and the musical comedy everyone is talking about, THE ADDAMS FAMILY.  Returning are three acclaimed Broadway power houses: the timeless and mesmerizing WEST SIDE STORY, a brand new 25th anniversary production of the Broadway classic LES MISÉRABLES, and the show that broke Wharton Center box office records and swept up an amazing 35 major awards including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED.
 
The 2011-2012 season wouldn't be complete without a line-up of world-renowned performing artists such as the incomparable TONY BENNETT, one of the best big bands in the world today JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS, and the return of the popular ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET with a newly commissioned work, Moulin Rouge - The Ballet.  Joining this stellar line-up is the ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS WITH JOSHUA BELL; and the world-renowned VIENNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performing with the world's most sought-after trio, the Grammy-nominated EROICA TRIO. 
 
That's not all. Wharton Center is pleased to announce the return of its World View Lecture Series. The MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity will present an amazing selection of theatre and educational opportunities for the entire family. Plus, there is a host of other superstars in all the performing arts genres including jazz, classical and world music, dance, variety, and much more.
 
Several season packages are available. To become an MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center subscriber, you must purchase all five Broadway selections at a savings of up to 20% off: West Side Story, Rock of Ages, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family and Memphis.  In addition, you can save up to 20% off Les Misérables by adding it to your order. On top of that, you can also receive 20% off any Performing Arts Series events you include, and 10% off additional tickets purchased throughout the season (limitations apply).
 
To become a Performing Arts Series Subscriber, order at least four shows from the selection and receive 10% off.  Add more shows and receive 20% off. That's not all. You can also save up to 20% off all Broadway Series performances and Les Misérables. Plus save 10% off additional Broadway and Performing Arts Series tickets you purchase throughout the season (limitation apply).
 
Subscribers also save by purchasing five or more events from the Act One Family Series.  Or maybe you are interested in the World View Lecture Series, which subscribers can purchase for only $40. That's 33% off per events as a series package.
 
Individual tickets (non-subscribers; non-group) to most shows will go on sale at a date to be announced in early fall. Wharton Center eClub members are eligible for pre-sales before shows go on sale to the public.
 
Subscriber orders are processed according to our priority system, which is based on years of subscription and/or donation level. DON'T WAIT; TURN IN YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TODAY!
              
 
The following is categorical listing of the 2011-2012 Wharton Center season.
 
MSU FEDERAL CREDIT UNION BROADWAY AT WHARTON CENTER:
 
            West Side Story                                                            November 8-13, 2011
            Rock of Ages                                                                December 13-18, 2011
            Million Dollar Quartet                                                 January 10-15, 2012
            The Addams Family: A New Musical                          January 31-February 5, 2012
            Memphis: A New Musical                                            March 27-April 1, 2012
          
SPECIALS
           
            Les Misérables                                                             April 3-8, 2012
            Wicked                                                                        June 27-July 8, 2012 *(Extended run)
                                                                                               
PERFORMING ARTS SERIES INCLUDES:
 
THEATRE
 
            Aquila Theatre: Macbeth                                          Friday, February 24, 2012
            Aquila Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest      Saturday, February 25, 2012
 
FARM BUREAU INSURANCE  CLASSICS
 
            Vienna Symphony Orchestra                                    Sunday, November 6, 2011
                        with the Eroica Trio
            Empire Brass Presents The Sound of Christmas        Thursday, December 1, 2011
                        featuring Elisabeth von Trapp                                    
            Christina & Michelle Naughton, Piano                       Friday, March 16, 2012
            Sharon Isbin, Guitar                                                  Sunday, March 18, 2012
            Academy of St. Martin in the Fields                           Saturday, April 21, 2012
                         with Joshua Bell, Director and Violin
          
FARM BUREAU INSURANCE  DANCE
 
            Compañia Flamenca José Porcel: Gypsy Fire             Tuesday, November 15, 2011
            Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake                           Friday, January 20, 2012
            Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo                     Saturday, February 18, 2012
            Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet:                                Wednesday, March 14, 2012
                                    Moulin Rouge-The Ballet       
 
MSU FEDERAL CREDIT UNION JAZZ AT WHARTON CENTER
 
            Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra                                 Thursday, September 22, 2011
                        with Wynton Marsalis                                                
            Tony Bennett                                                             Friday, October 28, 2011
            Simone                                                                      Thursday, February 16, 2012
            Steve Lippia & His Big Band: Simply Sinatra              Thursday, April 19, 2012
 
WORLD MUSIC & DANCE
            The National Acrobats of                                            Thursday, October 27, 2011
                        The People's Republic of China                                                        
            Yamato- The Drummers of Japan                                Friday, November 4, 2011
            Riverdance                                                                  Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2012
 
ACCIDENT FUND INSURANCE OF AMERICA VARIETY:
 
            Nellie McKay                                                             Saturday, November 19, 2011
            Franc D'Ambrosio: Christmas in NY                            Sunday, December 4, 2011
           
 
WORLDVIEW LECTURE
 
            Robert Sternberg                                                        Wednesday, November 16, 2011
            Steve Curwood                                                           Monday, February 27, 2012
            Doug Stanton                                                              Monday, March 19, 2012
          
MSU FEDERAL CREDIT UNION INSTITUTE FOR ART & CREATIVITY:
           
ACT ONE FAMILY SERIES
           
            ImaginOcean featuring Jelly Fish Jive Productions      Sunday, October 23, 2011
            Butterfly:  The Story of A Life Cycle                         Sunday, November 6, 2011   
                                    Featuring The Hudson Vagabond Puppets
            Skippyjon Jones; Featuring TheatreworksUSA          Saturday, December 10, 2011
            Are You My Mother?                                               Sunday, January 29, 2012
                                    Featuring Arts Power Touring Company
            Seussical; Featuring TheatreworksUSA                      Saturday, February 11, 2012
            Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre                            Sunday, April 15, 2012
            Motown In Motion                                                     Sunday, May 20, 2012
                        Featuring The Eisenhower Dance Ensemble