Individual tickets to all Marshall Artists Series events go on sale Monday, Aug. 22nd at 10 a.m.

by Angela Jones, Marshall Artists Series

Scene from In the Heights
Scene from In the Heights
HUNTINGTON, WV- The wait is over! Individual tickets to all Marshall Artists Series 2011-2012 events will go on sale Monday, August 22nd at 10 a.m.!  From musical powerhouses Elvis Costello, Michael McDonald and Glen Campbell, to Tony-Award winning Broadway musicals full of toe—tapping tunes,
Broadcasting legend Larry King, and a homecoming event like no other, the Marshall Artists Series has prepared a fantastic season with events for everyone! Get your tickets now!

Grammy Award Winner Cee Lo Green – From his recent stint as a coach on NBC’s The Voice, to having one of the most successful radio hits of the 21st century, “Forget You”, the name Cee Lo Green seems to be on the lips of everyone these days. Here’s your chance to see what everyone is talking about. On Thursday, September 8, 2011, at 7:00 PM, Cee Lo Green will be live on stage at Harris Riverfront Park in downtown Huntington. Cee Lo co-wrote and sang the biggest song of 2006 with Gnarls Barkley -“Crazy” and he has performed with legendary musicians such as Carlos Santana, written songs for The Black Eyed Peas, as well as helping write and produce The Pussycat Dolls’ song “Don’tcha”. He also produced OutKast’s debut album Southernplayalisticadilacmuzik. So really, who is Cee Lo Green?  He is a performer; he is an entertainer, a Grammy Award-winner. This man is pure talent and an act that will be sure to leave you speechless. Tickets are: $40.

Looming Tower author discusses the 9/11 Attacks Ten years after they devastated America
Looming Tower author discusses the 9/11 Attacks Ten years after they devastated America
Pulitzer Prize Winner Lawrence Wright - The Looming Tower:  Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Spend an enlightening evening with author, screenwriter, playwright and staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, Lawrence Wright, as he makes his way to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 29, 2011, at 7:30 PM. An acknowledged expert on Al Qaeda, his most recent book, The Looming Tower:  Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, became an international best-seller.  It has been translated into twenty-five languages and garnered many awards including the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.  Wright is the co-writer of the film, The Siege, starring Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, and Annette Bening.  In 2006, Wright premiered his one-man play, My Trip to Al-Qaeda, his gripping and highly personal narrative about Al-Qaeda’s rise to power, it played to sold out audiences for a 6 weeks in an off-Broadway run.  It is now being made into a documentary film, directed by Academy Award-winning Documentarian Alex Gibney.  Tickets are $35.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello is known as much for his quirky lyrics full of word plays, as for his unique music, instrumentation and vocal style. On his first trip to WV, Costello makes his way to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 7:30 PM. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Elvis Costello is perhaps best known for his performances with The Attractions, The Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve. He is also well known for his collaborations with Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, The Brodsky Quartet, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, guitarist Bill Frisell, composer Roy Nathanson, record producer & songwriter T Bone Burnett, and Allen Toussaint. Perhaps his most successful collaboration is Costello’s marriage to jazz singer Diana Krall, with whom he has two sons.  Elvis Costello and The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.  He was also awarded ASCAP’s prestigious Founder’s Award and has received numerous Grammy nominations during his career. Tickets are $71, $45 and $36.

Jungle Jack Hanna: Into the Wild Live! – Back by popular demand, America’s Favorite Zookeeper Jungle Jack Hanna will bring his infectious energy and animal buddies to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at 7:00 PM.  Hanna has made countless television appearances on shows such as Good Morning America, CNN’s Larry King Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Late Show with David Letterman. He is perhaps best known for of his nationally syndicated television programs, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures and most recently Jack Hanna’s: Into the WildInto the Wild in its first season alone won an Emmy® for “Outstanding Children’s Series”. This event promises to be fun for the whole family. Tickets are: $25-adults / $15 youth.

World Music Cabaret – Spend an intimate evening under the stars at your table on the stage of the Keith-Albee as it becomes The World Stage on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 7:30 PM as Marshall University celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with musicians from Paraguay and Argentina. The evening’s artists include world-renowned guitarists, Berta Rojas and Quique Sinesi.  Known for her flawless technique and innate musicality, Berta Rojas ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists. Her warmth and heart-touching musical artistry delight audiences wherever she performs. A recent visitor to Huntington as a member of Pablo Ziegler’s Trio last year, Quique Sinesi is considered one of the most important guitarists in Argentina for his personal style, using a seven-string Spanish guitar, Piccolo, Acoustic and Charango. His music is based in elements of tango and folklore from his country, incorporating elements of jazz, improvisation, classical and world music. You may reserve a table for four or you may purchase individual seats at a table. Tickets are: $45 or Table of 4 $225 (includes beverages and appetizer for 4).

Comedy Central on Campus – A hilarious night of comedy is in store as four of the future stars of Comedy Central come to town Friday, October 14, 2011, at 8:00 PM at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.  This fifth annual Comedy Central college campus tour comes to Marshall University just in time for Homecoming. Featuring comedians Nick Vatterott, Sheng Wang, Rory Scovel and Jermaine Fowler, this is your chance to see the next big names in stand-up comedy. The show serves up four fresh comedians with delicious new jokes and a side of gut-busting laughter. Tickets are $25.

WV Ocar Winning Documentary Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock
WV Ocar Winning Documentary Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock
An Evening with Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock -Don’t miss West Virginia native and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock as he kicks off the Marshall Artists Series Fall International Film Festival, Sunday, October 16, 2011, at 5:30 PM in the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Spurlock will host a one-time screening of his recent Sundance Film Festival hit – Pom Wonderful Presents the Greatest Movie Ever Sold. The film examines the increased proliferation of branding and product placement in every aspect of our lives, while attempting to persuade big-name brands to sponsor his irreverent exposé. In this eye-opening documentary, viewers follow Spurlock as he convinces a variety of high-profile sponsors to let him pitch their products as "The Greatest," while still maintaining complete control over his creative vision -- an arrangement that's become increasingly rare in the high-stakes entertainment industry. After the screening, audience members will also have the opportunity to participate in a discussion with Spurlock himself. Tickets are: $35.

Scene from Young Frankenstein
Scene from Young Frankenstein
Chapman Printing, American Babbitt Bearing, Reynolds & Associates and Prichard Electric present Broadway’s Young Frankenstein — Three-time Tony® Award-winner Mel Brooks, along with his record-breaking team from The Producers have brought his smash hit movie, Young Frankenstein, to life as a hilarious Broadway musical.  You’ll have a monstrously good time Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 7:30 PM on the stage of the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center with this spectacular new production.
Musical "Young Frankenstein"
Musical "Young Frankenstein"
This show packs all your favorite moments from the film with new show-stopping numbers for the stage, including “Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz”. Young Frankenstein is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the classic Frankenstein legend.  Following the bright, young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to create a monster, it is only appropriate to assume that there will be complications—hilarious complications.  Tickets are: $58, $50, $45.

Cabell Huntington Hospital presents An Evening With Michael McDonald – The five-time Grammy® Award-winner will bring his signature blue-eyed soul to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Thursday, November 17, 2011, at 7:30 PM. From his early work with Steely Dan, through his years with the Doobie Brothers, and his incredible solo career, McDonald has been internationally recognized for his contributions to the music industry. He ushered in the Doobie Brothers’ most popular era with songs such as “Takin’ it to the Streets”, “What a Fool Believes”, and “Minute by Minute.” Michael McDonald’s solo hits include “I Keep Forgettin’,” and “On My Own” - his #1 hit duet with Patti LaBelle.  McDonald’s voice – that dark tone, the husky vibrato, the distinct falsetto – has made him the world’s most sought after session singer. He has lent his voice to records for celebrated artists such as: Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Kenny Loggins and Christopher Cross. Don’t miss your chance to see this musical superstar live. Tickets are: $59 and $40.

Michael McDonald is sponsored by: Verizon, BB & T, University Physicians and Surgeons, CSX, River Cities Anesthesia, Radiology, Inc., Engines Inc. of OH & WV, Cabell Huntington Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, WKEE, B-97, The Herald-Dispatch, Marshall University and the College of Fine Arts.

13 Most Beautiful…Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests – In the mid-1960s, legendary artist Andy Warhol shot over 500 screen tests in his New York City Studio. His subjects, both famous and anonymous, were filmed by Warhol on black and white 16 mm film, and they exemplify life in the New York City art scene in the 1960’s. Now, in its first commissioned piece, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, has sifted through the screen tests and chosen the 13 “most beautiful” screen tests and teamed up with indie music darlings, Dean Wareham & Britta Philips who composed the music for 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests. This multi-media event features video projections of the screen tests above the musicians performing live, and has traveled around the globe appearing at such prestigious venues as the world-famous Spoleto Festival.  Now it’s coming to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are: $35.

Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
St. Mary’s Medical Center & HIMG present Glen Campbell: The Goodbye Tour — The legendary pop & country music singer, guitarist, actor, and TV host,  Glen Campbell wants to say farewell to his legion of fans, and will make a stop in Huntington on his Goodbye Tour on Sunday December 11, 2011, at 3:00 PM in the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.  America’s “Rhinestone Cowboy”, will perform hits from his lengthy catalog including “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Southern Nights,“ and “Gentle on my Mind.” Don’t be surprised if Campbell also performs hits from his upcoming album “Ghost on the Canvas” which features collaborations with Paul Westerberg, Bob Pollard and Jakob Dylan and appearances by Chris Isaak, Dick Dale, Brian Setzer, Billy Corgan and many more.  During his 45 years in show business, Glen Campbell has released more than 70 albums, sold 45 million records and 1 Double Platinum album.  Of his 75 trips up the charts, 27 landed him in the Top 10.  Glen Campbell is an artist you won’t want to miss. Tickets are; $69, $40 and $25.

100 Years of Broadway— Is a musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows featuring a dazzling cast of Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star band. Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway recreates the biggest moments from the biggest Broadway shows of the past century, such as: The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Chicago, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. If you love Broadway musicals, then join us Sunday, January 29, 2012, at 3:00 PM in the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, as amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the smash hit shows they performed in, as well as many other notable Broadway tunes, along with special guest Tom Chapin. Tickets are: $52, $44 and $38.

Scene from In the Heights
Scene from In the Heights
Chesapeake Energy presents In The Heights – Direct from Broadway, this 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical comes to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at 7:30 PMIn The Heights is a moving, funny and uplifting new show about a community of hard-working immigrants seeking a better life and trying to find their place – their home – in their new country.  With a remarkable young cast, thrilling Tony Award-winning dancing and a dynamic Tony® Award-winning score, In The Heights is an exhilarating journey into a vibrant Manhattan community – a place where the coffee is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.  Experience this classic American story in the most joyous and exciting musical on Broadway. Tickets are: $58, $50 and $45.

Larry King (Coutesy CNN)
Larry King (Coutesy CNN)
Larry King: Standing Up – For 50 years, Larry King was the one asking all the questions. On Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 7:30 PM, Larry King turns the tables on himself at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in his first stage performance since completing his triumphant 25-year run on the award-winning CNN program “Larry King Live.” This new show, Larry King: Standing Up, features the Emmy®, Peabody and Cable ACE Award-winning broadcast icon as he gives fans a hilarious and insightful peek inside what makes the legend tick.  Starting with his life growing up as a street-smart boy from Brooklyn, to tales about his storied career as the greatest interviewer of all time, Larry King’s style and wit will give audiences a night to remember.  Also, at the end of the night, audience members will receive the rare opportunity to have their very own Q&A session with the star.  Tickets are: $57.50 and $35.


OH! What A Piano Can Do – Spend an intimate evening under the stars at your table on the Keith-Albee stage for Oh! What a Piano Can Do - another World Stage Cabaret event – starring Master Pianist, Duke Thompson. There will be two performances on Friday, April 13, 2012, at 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM on the stage of the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Duke will entertain and educate as he gives an up close and personal musical display of the power that the Marshall Artists Series’ newly restored Steinway possesses. Duke’s total mastery of the piano, combined with his stage presence, captivates his audience. From Bach to Billy Joel and The Who to the blues, Duke Thompson is unique! He offers a contemporary twist to a genre rooted in legendary pianists such as Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. You may reserve a table for four or you may purchase individual seats at a table. Tickets are: $45 or Table of 4 $225 (includes beverages and appetizer for 4).

Mountain Stage Salutes 75 Years of the Marshall Artists Series – Join Larry Groce, host and artistic director of the iconic WV radio program MOUNTAIN STAGE, as he helps salute the 75-year legacy that is The Marshall Artists Series. This spectacular event will take place at the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 29, 2012, at 7:00 PM. Mountain Stage is a two-hour music radio show produced by WV Public Broadcasting and distributed worldwide by National Public Radio (NPR) and the Voice of America’s satellite radio service.  The program showcases diverse music from traditional to modern.  It is recorded before a live audience, typically at the Culture Center Theatre in Charleston, West Virginia. The show is also recorded in other venues throughout the United States and Canada.  Artists appearing in this event will be announced at a later date. Tickets are: $35.

Individual tickets go on sale, Monday, August 22, 2011.

The Marshall Artists Series accepts all major credit cards. For tickets call the Marshall Artists Series box office at 304-696-6656. Order tickets online at Ticketmaster.com.  You may also visit our box office located in the Joan C. Edwards performing Arts Center on the campus of Marshall University.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday 12 p.m.. – 5 p.m.

Season ticket packages are also still available. Please call our administrative office for details at 304-696-3326.

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