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Experience a wide variety of entertainment at the Lerner! You can easily buy tickets online for any of our upcoming shows.

For more information, please call the Box Office at (574) 293-4469 or (800) 294-8223

  • Saturday Nov 01 Doors open 6:00PM Show starts 7:00PM
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    Eligible for Gateway Mile
    Loyalty Card discount.

    Horns of Plenty!

    Horns of Plenty! The first in our 2015 Elkhart Jazz Festival preview series brings fan favorite Tim Cunningham and soul singer Ty Causey to the Lerner stage. Tolson Center and the Elkhart Education Foundation will use the proceeds from the concert to provide student enrichment programs in the area. Cunningham, the evening's headliner, passed up an NFL contract to focus entirely on developing his smooth, sultry and funky style. For nearly two decades, he's been a recording artist performing around the globe. His last appearance in Elkhart was 2012 - he'll be returning June 19-21, 2015, to perform at the 28th annual Elkhart Jazz Festival. Watch for ticket information. Causey, a native of Fort Wayne, possesses "abundant sex appeal, smooth vocal easy and poetic mastery," according to Also a songwriter and producer, Causey brings passion to all his work. He has shared the stage with Babyface, After 7, Boney James and Chico Debarge. Eligible for the Gateway Mile Loyalty Card discount.

  • Sunday Nov 02 Doors open 2:30PM Show starts 3:30PM
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    3rd Annual Choral Tapestry

    Fairfield High School presents the 3rd Annual Choral Tapestry with participating high schools Concord, Fairfield, Northridge, Goshen, Northwood, Memorial, and Garrett. Pre-Sale Tickets are available through the school of your choice until October 10th at a $15.00 each. After October 10th, ticket sales are available through the Box Office only at $18.00 each.

  • Sunday Nov 09 Doors open 3:00PM Show starts 4:00PM
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    An Evening of Gershwin with Leon Bates (Performance Only)

    Leon Bates presents a scholarship benefit concert of Gershwin's repertoire, featuring "Rhapsody in Blue" with the IUSB Philharmonic and members of the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds from the concert will provide scholarships for Elkhart students to study the arts at IU South Bend.

  • Sunday Nov 09 Doors open 3:00PM Show starts 4:00PM
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    An Evening of Gershwin with Leon Bates (Performance and Reception)

    Leon Bates presents a scholarship benefit concert of Gershwin's repertoire, featuring "Rhapsody in Blue" with the IUSB Philharmonic and members of the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds from the concert will provide scholarships for Elkhart students to study the arts at IU South Bend. $50 tickets include a post-concert reception.

  • Friday Nov 14 Doors open 6:00PM Show starts 7:00PM
    General Admission

    Tickets available
    through PulseFM

    The Polar Express

    FREE movie, open to the public! Tickets are only available through PulseFM. Faith Mission is requesting pillows and blankets for this year's collection for "The Polar Express". We are once again expecting a very cold winter and the Faith Mission of Elkhart needs your help! For more info visit:

  • Friday Nov 14 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PM
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    A Wreath for All Seasons and More 2014

    Dinner/dance, online and silent auction, cash bar, and live entertainment by the Jim Pickley Trio Plus One. Tickets $50 per person. Advanced Reservations Required. All proceeds benefit the Elkhart County Symphony.

  • Sunday Nov 16 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PM
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    An Intimate Evening with Clint Black

    Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of country music's brightest stars. His many talents have helped shape his long career, as Black has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music industry. To date, Black has written, recorded, and released more than 100 songs with twenty-two number one hits, and has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. Black's continued success can be attributed in part to his deep sense of country music history and his humble gratitude in being an important part of it.

  • Wednesday Nov 19 Doors open 5:30PM Show starts 6:30PM
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    $15 Adults
    $12 Students

    The Magical Pied Piper of Hamelin

    There is trouble in Hamelin Town! The village is overrun with rats who eat the cheese, the meat and the butter, and even make nests in the baker's pies. Even the famous Kitty Cat Patrol headed by Police Sergeant Thomas Katz cannot cope with the problem. So the mayor offers a great reward for anyone who can rid Hamelin of its rodents. Then Peter (who is in love with the mayor's daughter) receives a magical pipe from Fairy Bibblethwaite. He leads all of the rats from Hamelin and returns for his reward. The Mayor withdraws the reward, however, so Peter again plays his magical pipe, this time leading the children from Hamelin. The town relents; Peter receives his reward and marries the daughter of the mayor And they all live happily ever after.

  • Friday Nov 21 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PM
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    $12 Advanced
    $15 At Door

    Warren Miller's "No Turning Back"

    This fall, Warren Miller releases its 65th ski film, No Turning Back. The newest installment pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead us to every end of the winter world-and this year is no different. From beneath the blankets of powder in Niseko, Japan to the top of Greece's Mount Olympus, the French Alps, and the Mom & Pop hills of Montana, each location is sure to provide nothing but stoke. Watch Olympian Ted Ligety shred the World Cup in Colorado, Ingrid Backstrom and Jess McMillan push the boundaries of the Alaskan Chugach, and JT Holmes and Ulie Kestenholz take flight high above the Swiss Alps. Revel in the celebration for this year's winter season and remember, this time there's No Turning Back. Find shows, get tickets and more at

  • Saturday Nov 29 Doors open 1:00PM Show starts 2:00PM
    Doors open 6:00PM Show starts 7:00PM
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    $20 Adults
    $10 Children

    Eligible for Loyalty Card discount

    Contemporary Nutcracker 2014

    The Conservatory of Dance is thrilled to once again present the Contemporary Nutcracker in the breathtaking Lerner Theater. What images come to mind when you think of the Nutcracker? Swaying ball gowns that glide at the foot of a decked-out evergreen? Heaps of brightly wrapped boxes with shimmering bows? A girl traveling through a magic world of sweets and a handsome prince to accompany her? The Conservatory of Dance invites you to view this classic Christmas tale from a unique perspective. Imagine a different picture-one that we face every day: busy streets bustling with shoppers talking on their cell phones, joggers hurrying from one place to the next, and, in the midst of the chaos, a girl left homeless and destitute on the bitter winter streets. She cries out for compassion and love but is met with indifferent, wintry glares. This is the opening of The Contemporary Nutcracker as choreographed by Gregory Hancock; the story follows Klara in her magical pursuit of a family and, in doing so, helps to show the true meaning of Christmas. The holiday season is not only about the shopping, or the food, or the gifts-it is about loving our neighbors (even those who seem far from us) and realizing that every human on this earth makes up a piece of a puzzle that works towards a whole. The Contemporary Nutcracker is about unity and love both within families and around the world. Be a part of this incredible adventure at the Lerner Theater in Elkhart. This emotional experience will influence you to love your neighbors and to understand the true meaning of the holidays because, in the end, "only kindness matters". Performance duration is anticipated at 105 minutes. Eligible for Loyalty Card discount.

  • Sunday Nov 30 Doors open 2:00PM Show starts 3:00PM
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    $17 Advanced Adult
    $12 Advanced Sen/Stud
    Advanced prices available
    through November 29th

    $20 Adult
    $15 Senior/Student
    Buy 2 Adults at $20 each,
    receive a student ticket free.

    Christopher's Christmas

    Patchwork Dance Company will celebrate its original story in dance, "Christopher's Christmas" in both South Bend and Elkhart. Public performances will be presented at The Lerner Theatre in Elkhart on Sunday, November 30 at 3:00 p.m. and at O'Laughlin Auditorium at Saint Mary's College on Friday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. The production will also include community outreach through two days of special abridged daytime versions for area students. A cast of more than 100 will bring the story to life as Christopher Mouse tries to rekindle the special feeling of Christmas in the heart of his cynical Great Uncle. Colorful sets and costumes, lively dancing and music all combine to make this a holiday favorite enjoyed for over thirty years. Updated sets, costumes and choreography as well as an addition to the Alley Scene, all bring new sparkle to this annual favorite. New choreography, Waifs, a contemporary dance choreographed by resident Patchwork choreographer Jenn Wolfe, will be added to the production this year. This touching dance will enhance the discovery of the true meaning of Christmas by Great Uncle Mouse. Karen Stump of Union, Michigan is continuing in her original role as Great Uncle Mouse, the cranky but lovable target of Christopher's efforts. "Christopher's Christmas" has become a tradition that begins the holiday season for so many in the Michiana community that we feel that responsibility along with the excitement of presenting this production," says artistic director, Debbie Werbrouck. The production process begins with summer auditions and casting and continues with costume fittings and rehearsals through fall. "We always have new cast members who are taken under the wings of those with experience. It's not unusual to see performers who began at a very young age and continue to participate as adults. We have had second and even third generation participation."

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