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  • Friday Mar 02 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PM
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    $95 Adults
    $80 Seniors
    $80 Students
    $54 Children

    Premier Arts 2018 Season Tickets

    Featuring the following events:

    Bye Bye Birdie (March 2-4)
    Sister Act (May 11-13)
    The Little Mermaid (July 13-15)
    Amazing Grace (Oct. 12-14)
    White Christmas (Dec. 14-16)

  • Friday Mar 02 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PM
    Saturday Mar 03 Doors open 2:00PM Show starts 3:00PM
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    Sunday Mar 04 Doors open 2:00PM Show starts 3:00PM
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    $21 Adults
    $18 Seniors
    $18 Students
    $12 Children

    Bye Bye Birdie

    The year is 1958, and the much-adored rock-and-roll idol -- Conrad Birdie -- has been drafted into the US army. His songwriter and agent, Albert, and Albert’s secretary and some-time girlfriend Rosie, hatch a plan for a farewell performance to take place on The Ed Sullivan Show, which they hope will help sell Birdie's new song "One Last Kiss," and ultimately save Almaelou records from going under. To cap off the performance, Birdie will actually give 'one last kiss' to Kim MacAfee, an avid member of the Conrad Birdie fan club from Sweet Apple, Ohio. When Albert and Rosie head to Sweet Apple to prepare for Birdie’s arrival, things start to unravel. Kim's father is star-struck at the thought of being on The Ed Sullivan Show with his daughter, and Kim's new steady, Hugo gets jealous at the thought of Kim kissing Conrad on national television.

    The 3:00 Saturday performance features an all-youth cast.

    Join us as we band together for the flood victims of our community this weekend. We will be collecting non-perishable food items in the lobby of the Lerner Theatre this weekend for our production of Bye Bye Birdie. The items will be donated to those affected by the flooding. Premier Arts staff and board will match all food items that are donated. Together, we can show our community what it means to be Elkhart Strong.

  • Friday Mar 09 Doors open 7:00PM Show starts 8:00PM
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    Blackberry Smoke

    Blackberry Smoke has never been a band that stands still. Whether pursuing the dream by logging hundreds of thousands of miles on America’s highways and abroad or relentlessly exploring the many facets of its most unique art form, the Atlanta quintet is always on the move.

    The songs on Blackberry Smoke’s sixth album, Like an Arrow, due released October 14, show just how far this authentic American rock band has come as the accomplished group of musicians tackles a diverse set of new ideas, sounds and territories, long after most bands with half the success might have settled into a well-worn groove. Like An Arrow continues the trend of sonic exploration established on the Blackberry Smoke’s previous two releases, 2012’s The Whippoorwill and 2015’s chart-topping Holding All the Roses. It kicks off with the band’s heaviest song to date and explores British rock before moving on to musical stops in places like Macon, Woodstock, Muscle Shoals and Tulsa as Starr and his buddies follow the ramblin’ examples of timeless, authentic acts like The Allman Brothers Band, JJ Cale, The Band and others who define rock ‘n’ roll in all its many facets.

    The quintet’s blue-collar work ethic, road-dog attitude – the band averages 250 shows a year – and willingness to jam all night long have left Blackberry Smoke with a grassroots fan base that continues to grow show by show.

    With Special Guest Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. After carving out a fervent fan base and drawing widespread critical applause with their heady, high-voltage brand of guitar-driven rock, shooting from both hip and heart, Nashville’s Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown find themselves at the epicenter of an advanced rock ‘n’ roll adventure that continues to take them around the world, appearing at some of the biggest venues along the way. Starting with a guest spot on AC/DC’s ‘Rock or Bust’ World Tour in 2016, the quartet have continued to share events and stages with some of rock’s most legendary names, including Guns N’ Roses, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Aerosmith, Deep Purple and ZZ Top.

  • Saturday Mar 10 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PM
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    Pink Droyd

    For over 4 decades the amazing music and live concerts of Pink Floyd have entertained and mesmerized audiences around the world. Their live performances were both aurally astounding and visually brilliant. Today Pink Droyd, a tribute to Pink Floyd, brings the look, feel, and sound of those shows to audiences, both young and old, around the country. Their show is both accurate to the Pink Floyd music and visually stunning with their robotic, intelligent light show, digital video accompaniment (including the Pink Floyd traditional circular video screen), and amazing laser show.

    Pink Droyd brings to life the music of Pink Floyd by including theatrical performances of some of Pink Floyd’s most memorable songs. From building The Wall to visiting The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Droyd spans the Pink Floyd catalog including the most memorable hits and some beloved obscure tracks.

    With a combined Pink Floyd tribute band experience of over 50 years this all-star cast brings the music and experience of Pink Floyd to audiences at a time when the appreciation of Pink Floyd has never been greater!

    Donations are being accepted on behalf of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana to assist with the flood victims of Elkhart County. Needed items include canned meat and fish, peanut butter, grape jelly, low sodium canned vegetables, low sugar/light syrup canned fruit, canned soups, stews, chili, chowders, boxed meals, shelf stable low fat and powdered milk, canned beans, boxed cereals, healthy snacks, low fat pudding packs, starches, baking products, and condiments. Receive a discount of 25% off your tickets purchased when providing a donation (in person at the Box Office only).

  • Sunday Mar 11 Doors open 6:00PM Show starts 7:00PM
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    Addison Agen

    Adam Levine, Maroon 5 frontman and longtime coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” has described her as a unicorn, a mythical creature.

    But Addison Agen is nothing if not an atypically grounded, humble and levelheaded 16 year old.

    After finishing in second place on Season 13 of “The Voice,” Addison is ready to take what Levine described as “one of the most special gifts that I've ever had the pleasure of working with” and share it with the world.

    From an early age, Addison had a unique perspective on the power of music.

    Her mother, Kristine Agen, is a music therapist and worship leader who ministers to many people in need in northeast Indiana.

    Addison recalls accompanying her mom to nursing and hospice homes.

    “She works with people right up until their deaths,” she said. “I was with her for one of those times. There were two people in adjacent rooms who were about to die. She left me in one room and she went to the other. And I sang ‘Amazing Grace’ all by myself. I was five years old.”

    Watching her mom use music to heal, Addison came to the early conclusion that music was too important to be relegated to the background.

    Agen played her first piano recital at 2 and braved her first open mic night at 9. She performed regularly with her family’s band and was the first artist to appear on a small stage that her father, Morrison Agen, constructed in his Fort Wayne record store, Neat Neat Neat.

    All the while, she felt that she was receiving divinely inspired messages about music.

    “All those things in my life were God showing me, ‘Hey, this is actually important,’” Addison says. “‘Look at this example. And this one too. And this is what you’ll be doing.’”

    Addison says Levine, her coach on “The Voice,” was a good match for her during Season 13 because he was much more concerned with the substance of performances than such trappings as make-up and hairstyling.

    “That’s when I knew, ‘This is my dude,’” she says. “’He doesn’t care what I look like. Only what the music is saying.’”

    Levine has committed himself to helping her get her career launched, Addison says.
    “He has 11 million followers on Instagram,” she says. “And he’s willing to put all his effort and time into me. He is been a huge influence. I want to give back as much as he has.”

    Addison wants to create music for everyone, not just for a specific demographic.

    “I never want it to be specific to one generation,” she says. “That’s not how I grew up. Music wasn’t classified by age. I want all ages to connect with my music.”

    When reporters write and talk about Addison, they tend to focus on her age.

    But Morrison Agen, Addison’s father, says her uniqueness resides elsewhere.

    “It’s entirely beyond that,” he says. “Its really about her authenticity. Every time she opens her mouth, every time she writes a song, it is entirely and completely her.”

    Addison insists that she feels no fear about the adventures that await her.

    “I am just excited for the future,” she says. “Coming out of ‘The Voice,’ the biggest thing I learned is that I have so much more to learn.”

    Addison says she is ready to learn.

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  • Tuesday Mar 13 Doors open 1:00PM Show starts 2:00PM
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    In the Mood

    Complete with the String of Pearls Orchestra and the IN THE MOOD Singers & Dancers, IN THE MOOD, a 1940s musical revue creates a nostalgic atmosphere that transports the audience back in time – a time when everyone was singing and dancing to the same kind of music.

    IN THE MOOD aspires to promote the memory of this most significant time in American history and continues to inspire audiences of all generations. For over 2 hours this big retro event will hold your audience enthralled with its singers, dancers and period costumes, fine orchestral arrangements for your symphony, vocalists delivering songs from the 30s and 40s, choreographed dance routines and shear American pizzazz!

    The unique combination of the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra, the IN THE MOOD Singers and Dancers as choreographed by Broadway choreographer Alex Sanchez, will be the highlight of the season in a musically jam-packed performance. Treasures such as Swingin’ on a Star, Tuxedo Junction, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Sing Sing Sing, Chattanooga Choo Choo, I’ll Be Seeing You, La Vie En Rose, Take the A Train and The Last Time I Saw Paris are just a small part of a program that will leave you cheering.

    IN THE MOOD, a 1940s musical revue has been touring the world for almost a quarter century. Many of the music arrangements for the show were written by Hollywood arranger Vic Schoen (1916-2000). During his illustrious career, Vic furnished music for some of the most successful personalities in Hollywood, i.e. Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Danny Kaye, Ella Fitzgerlad, Rosemary Clooney, the Andrews Sisters and countless others too numerous to mention.

    Songs like Memories of You and All the Things You Are along with a special musical tribute to all veterans will have you saying Thanks for the Memory.

  • Saturday Mar 17 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PM
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    $80 VIP

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    3X GRAMMY® nominee Crowder has been embraced for his lyrically powerful and musically elaborate, unpredictable songs that have found themselves being sung everywhere from churches to clubs all across the country. Crowder’s first solo album, Neon Steeple, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, was named iTunes 2014 Christian Album of the Year, garnered multiple radio hits, two GRAMMY® nominations, a Grand Ole Opry debut, a Dove Award and multiple nods and numerous K-LOVE Fan Award Nominations. American Prodigal, the awaited GRAMMY® nominated follow-up album, became available in September of 2016 landing at No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel Album Chart, No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart, No. 5 on the Top Albums Billboard Chart and No. 12 on the Top 200 Billboard Chart. His newest release, birthed out of a history rich move to Atlanta, has already garnered two top 10 radio hits with the K-LOVE Fan Award nominated “My Victory,” and “Forgiven,” which is continuing to climb the charts. American Prodigal found Crowder performing at CMA Fest 2016 alongside a return to the Grand Ole Opry stage. As an active member of the Passion movement founded by Louie Giglio, Crowder participates in the impactful university student gatherings in the U.S. and around the world. A published author, Crowder has also penned two books including his acclaimed release, "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, but Nobody Wants to Die."

    Opening for Crowder is The Young Escape. Hailing from Southern California, The Young Escape (Capitol) deliver a fresh shot of EDM-infused Indie pop and the energetic live show to match. Comprised of siblings Ryan, McKenna, Kyrsten, and Luke Johns, the band's debut singles Good Life and Neverfade are an alchemy of modern pop sheen and sophisticated edge, carried to otherworldly heights by McKenna’s vocal.  With an average age of 18, TYE speak to the themes of insecurity, anxiety, and pressure facing every kid in the modern age with the hope and escape found in the kinetic spirit of youth at any age.

    $80 VIP tickets include an after show meet and greet

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  • Thursday Mar 22 Doors open 5:30PM Show starts 6:30PM
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    Human Rights: Henriette Ngenga

    As a young child, Henriette Ngenga knew only love and acceptance through her family and tight-knit community. Once she entered school, she quickly learned about the division of Rwandan citizens into two groups - Tutsi and Hutu - labels given by people of political power generations before her. The division of people in Rwanda, and the rise of political power by a Hutu majority, led to a mass genocide of over 1,000,000 Tutsi residents in 1994. A young, pregnant mother at the time, and labeled as a Tutsi, Henriette hid for days, and was brutally tortured, to protect her children. 

    Henriette now speaks throughout the country about her experience and human rights advocacy. Henriette’s key messages center on teaching children love and unity, that we are all responsible for one another, and the power of being Different Together. 

    4:00-6:00pm Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights | Photo Exhibit Public Exhibition
    4:30-5:30pm Meet and Greet with Henriette Nyirarukundo Ngenga
    6:30-7:30pm Discussion with Henriette Nyirarukundo Ngenga
    7:30-8:30pm Book Signing with Henriette Nyirarukundo Ngenga

    Throughout the evening:
    • Different Together, a comprehensive collection of student storytelling, writing, artwork, and photography that reflects upon the differences within our community while celebrating the opportunity to come together, will be available for purchase in the lobby. This book represents the work of Elkhart Central, Elkhart Memorial, and Elkhart Area Career Center students, with story submissions from students and the Elkhart community. Limited run of 100 copies will be available for purchase.
    • A stage performance portion of Different Together by ECS students will be part of the 6:30pm program.
    • Elkhart Central High School student art and sculptures based on the theme of Different Together. 
    • Local defender award presentations.

    This evening’s events are sponsored by Alpha Graphics, Community Foundation of Elkhart County, City of Elkhart, Elkhart Education Foundation, Elkhart Public Library, Five Star Life, Goshen College, Intercultural Relations Group, Old National Bank, and Premier Arts. 

    This event is free and open to the public. Tickets available at the Lerner Box Office.

  • Friday Mar 23 Doors open 7:00PM Show starts 8:00PM
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    Gary Allan

    With the allure of a modern-day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way. Allan re-signed with Universal Music Group Nashville in 2016, the label home for the entirety of his twenty-year career. He is currently finishing up work for his upcoming EMI Nashville release. His last album, SET YOU FREE, topped the Billboard 200 (Pop Chart), a career first for Allan. The album also made its debut at the top of the Billboard Country Album chart (for the fourth time in a row), and produced his fifth #1 country radio chart topper with “Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain.” The California native released his first album, Used Heart for Sale, in 1996 and since then has released eight additional studio albums selling over 7 million albums, been certified platinum on three back-to-back albums, and been certified gold five times. Allan has five #1 hits at country radio, fourteen Top 10 hits to his credit and amassed over 270 million total streams. He’s described as “dark and dreamy” in Entertainment Weekly, “soulful and rough around the edges” in Playboy and deemed a “maverick” by Rolling Stone. He sells out venues as a headliner from NY to LA, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live with Kelly and Michael and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He has also landed on the covers of Country Weekly, Pollstar and People magazine.

    Hits: Watching Airplanes, Man To Man, Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain), Nothing On But The Radio, Best I Ever Had, Tough Little Boys, Right Where I Need To Be, and Life Ain’t Always Beautiful.

    Opening for Gary Allen is Dillon Carmichael.

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  • Sunday Mar 25 Doors open 1:00PM Show starts 2:00PM
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    Silent Movie: The Freshman

    (1925) Harold Lloyd's biggest hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the everyman at his eager best as a new college student. Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman's plans inevitably go awry. But he gets a chance to prove his mettle in one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. This crowd-pleaser is a gleeful showcase for Lloyd's slapstick brilliance and charm. Featuring organist Clark Wilson. Sponsored by the Murphey Family.

  • Sunday Mar 25 Doors open 1:00PM Show starts 2:00PM
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    $35 Adults
    $27 Children

    2018 Kimball Organ Series

    An organ concert and silent movie experience sponsored by the Murphey Family. Featuring Silent Movie: The Freshman (3/25), Mother's Day Out Organ Concert (5/20), Silent Movie: Steamboat Bill Jr. (9/13), and a Trick or Treat Sing-Along Concert (10/29).

  • Wednesday Mar 28 Doors open 10:00AM Show starts 11:00AM
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    Lunchtime Live! Free Concert featuring HiFi2WiFi

    HiFi2WiFi started their journey in 2006. Matt Kennedy (Guitar and Vocals) met Tim Gardner (Lead Singer/Drums and Lead Vocals) and the two quickly became friends. They decided to form a band, but not just a regular bar band. They searched out and found Josef Szaday (Bass Guitar) and with a keyboardist and sax player on board, they started rehearsing and playing gigs around South Bend/Mishawaka and Southwestern Michigan.

    After a few years playing around and developing their own sound, a few personnel changes were in order. Joe, Matt and Tim knew the direction that their sound was taking them. Three musicians that shared a love of bringing live music to the people. Melding a love of playing live music, creating new music and re imagining old and new favorites a new band emerged in 2010, and with a new band, a new name was needed and HiFi2WiFi was officially born.

    With the addition of Bill Cover(Auxiliary/Latin Percussion) HiFi2WiFi found what they needed. Although Bill doesn't play every gig with the rest of the group, his influence is still felt when the trio grooves. The group has played from Chicago to Detroit and regularly perform in Goshen, Mishawaka and South Bend Indiana as well as St. Joseph and Kalamazoo Michigan.

    HiFi2WiFi fuses Classic Jazz with R&B, Rock with Soul, Pop with Funk, what we call grown up music.

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