Tickets to all Marshall Artists Series events go on sale Monday, August 18 @ Noon Call 304-696-6656

by Angela Jones, Marshall Artists Series
HUNTINGTON, WV The wait is over!  Individual tickets to all 2014-2015 Marshall Artists Series events will go on sale to the public on Monday, August 18th at noon. The series promises a memorable season, with a host of household names.  The electrifying schedule includes such names as Jay Leno, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Kathy Mattea, Beauty & The Beast, and Phillip Phillips to name just a few. Get you tickets now!

“We are presenting a series of icons in our 78th season,” says Penny Watkins, Executive Director for the Marshall Artists Series. “From TV icon Jay Leno, to music icons Frankie Valli, American Idol’s Phillip Phillips and WV music icon Kathy Mattea.”  “From Broadway icons “Beauty & The Beast”, “Elf,” and Cole Porter’s classic “Anything Goes,” to the beloved holiday icon “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” on its 50th Anniversary.”  “From “Dancing Pros Live” to opera’s iconic “La Bohème”, to one of the world’s finest orchestras, and WV’s own iconic radio show, “Mountain Stage,” The Marshall Artists Series has something for everyone to enjoy.”

St. Mary’s Medical Center, HIMG, CSX, Steptoe & Johnson, Nelson Mullins, and AEP present Jay Leno. Theacclaimed late-night TV show host, admired stand-up comedian, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist, will bring the laughs to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 7:30 PM.  Jay Leno’s late night TV domination included more than two decades of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Under his helm, the show was honored by the Television Academy with an Emmy for “Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series.” The show was also awarded “Favorite Late Night Show” by TV Guide. Leno was recently installed in the Television Academy’s Broadcast Hall of Fame. This show is also sponsored by Brickstreet Insurance, Ransbottom Law Office, First State Bank, KEE 100, WTCR, WSAZ, HERALD-DISPATCH, and Marshall University. Ticket prices are $85.00/ $60.00.

Cabell Huntington Hospital presentsFrankie Valli & The Four Seasons In Concert The legendary “Jersey Boys” bring their hits to the stage of the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Thanks to the explosive success of the Tony®-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, their classic songs such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are popular all over again. With the musical in its 7th blockbuster year on Broadway, the brand new feature film, and five other casts performing Jersey Boys nightly from Las Vegas to London, the real Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have had 71 chart topping hits (including 40 in the Top 40, 19 in the Top 10 and eight Number 1’s). The show is also sponsored by Farrell White and Legg, Radiology Inc., Marshall Health, Hilliard Lyons, Neighborgall Construction, Air Systems, Inc., Boggs Roofing, Oldies 97.1, WVHU, WSAZ, HERALD-DISPATCH, and Marshall University. Ticket prices are $125.00/ $85.00/ $60.00/ $45.00.

Marshall University Student Affairs and The Campus Activity Board presents singer-songwriter and American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips, who will rock the stage of the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Monday, November 3, 2014, at 7:30 PM.  In 2012, Phillip Phillips was crowned winner of the eleventh season of American Idol. His breakthrough single "Home" reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, spent 12 weeks at the top of the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, and it was certified quintuple-platinum in the United States. His follow-up single "Gone, Gone, Gone" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts for multiple weeks, and it was certified platinum. Phillips’s recently released sophomore album “Behind The Light” finds the 23-year-old Georgia native offering up songs marked by a more ambitious and refined sensibility, but still powered by the earthy authenticity that’s long shaped his sound. Lead single “Raging Fire,” is an epic and urgent love song that debuted in the Billboard Hot 100 and quickly earned raves for Phillips’s stirring vocal delivery and thrilling guitar work. The show is also sponsored City National Bank, Frontier Communications, WV Lottery, River Cities Anesthesia, Dr. Jeff and Mrs. Brooke Leaberry, M.L. Nichols, Inc., David & Kim Robinson, Oldies 97.1, KEE 100, WSAZ, HERALD-DISPATCH, and Marshall University. Ticket prices are $78.00/ $60.00.

Dancing Pros Live The world’s finest dancers battle it out live on stage and the audience picks the winnerat the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at 7:30 PM.  This exciting show is hosted by Alan Thicke, and was created by Dancing With The Stars pros - Edyta Sliwinska, Chelsie Hightower and Alec Mazo.  Pro dancers from Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and competitions around the globe will dance off against each other in an exciting competition. Using electronic voting remotes, each member of the audience will get a chance to vote for their favorite couple. The show will dazzle everyone with an amazing celebrity and pro cast, a glamorous set, fantastic costumes, video packages, group numbers, and of course, unbelievable dance moves.  The show is sponsored by First Sentry Bank, Huddleston Bolen, Natural Resource Partners, KEE 100, WSAZ, HERALD-DISPATCH, and Marshall University. Ticket prices are $85.00/ $70.00/ $60.00/ $54.00.


Bring on the holiday cheer,  as Elf-The Broadway Musical comes to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Based on the hit movie “Elf,” Elf - The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf. The show is sponsored by Dr. Christopher & Mrs. Tammy Hugh, Dr & Mrs. Stanley Tao, KEE 100, Oldies 97.1, WSAZ, HERALD-DISPATCH, and Marshall University. Ticket prices are $85.00/ $70.00/ $60.00/ $54.00.

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – The MusicalThe original television classic comes to life!  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, fifty years later, something magical is happening as the beloved classic soars off the screen and onto the stage of the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 7:30 PM. Join us in celebrating Rudolph’s fifty years on television, and come see all of your favorite characters as they come to life in the all new Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. The show is sponsored by the Touma Foundation, Northwestern Mutual of WV, Oldies 97.1, WTCR, HERALD-DISPATCH, WSAZ, and Marshall University. Ticket prices are $58.00/ $40.00/ $25.00.

Reynolds and Associates, American Babbitt Bearing, Prichard Electric, Chapman Printing, welcome two-time Grammy® Award-winner and two-time Country Music Association “Female Vocalist of the Year,” West Virginia’s own, Kathy Mattea, as she brings the sounds of the holiday season home to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The South Charleston, WV, native won a Grammy® for “Good News,” her first collection of Christmas songs, and followed up with the critically acclaimed “Joy for Christmas Day.” With close to thirty Top 40 country hits, Mattea’s beautiful voice, hailed by USA Today as “a voice as cozy as a crackling fire and a favorite quilt” —is the perfect match for her holiday tunes, which are a blend of old favorites and new songs in various musical styles. According to Mattea, her holiday concerts are “more about the spiritual side of Christmas, and not so much about the holiday.” The result is a concert that focuses on the reverence and joy of the Christmas celebration. The show is also sponsored by ZMM Architects, WTCR, WSAZ, HERALD-DISPATCH, and Marshall University. Ticket prices are $59.50/ $40.00.

For the first time in Marshall Artists Series history, Puccini’s La Bohème will be staged at theKeith-Albee Performing Arts Center.La Bohème will be presented byTeatro Lirico D’Europa (making an encore appearance from last season’s presentation of Carmen) with a full orchestra—on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Puccini’s tour de force is known for its lush melodies, and characters that touch the very heart of our humanity. It’s the romantic, yet poignant, story of the poet Rodolfo, the beautiful Mimi, and their friends, set in the garrets of 1830 Paris and the raucous streets of the Latin QuarterLa Bohème will be performed in Italian with English supertitles. The show is sponsored by Community Trust Bank, RBC Wealth Management, WKEE, WVHU, HERALD-DISPATCH, and Marshall University. Ticket prices are $58.00/ $40.00/ $25.00.

Laissez les bons temps rouler, or rather, Let the good times roll, as the iconic WV radio programMountain Stage brings a Mardi Gras Celebration to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 7 PM. Larry Groce, host and artistic director of Mountain Stage, will bring some New Orleans flavor to town just in time for Fat Tuesday. Recorded in front of a live audience, Mountain Stage features performances from seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk and blues to indie rock, synth pop, world music, and beyond. Artists appearing will be announced at a later date. The show is sponsored by Reger Funeral Home, Trifecta Productions, KEE 100, Oldies 97.1, WSAZ, HERALD-DISPATCH, and Marshall University. All tickets are priced at $25.00.

All aboard for the saucy and splendid production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes,setting sail for Huntington on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.  Anything Goes is the winner of three Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival and Choreography!  One of the greatest musicals in theater history, this first-class musical comedy was hailed by The New York Times as “MUSICAL-COMEDY JOY” and USA TODAY calls it “GLORIOUS and EXUBERANT!”  Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.”  Don’t miss what the Associated Press exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!” The show is sponsored by Chase Bank, Oldies 97.1, WVHU, WSAZ, HERALD-DISPATCH, and Marshall University. Ticket prices are $85.00/ $70.00/ $60.00/ $54.00.

Direct from Broadway, the most beautiful love story ever told comes to life! Disney’s Beauty & The Beast comes to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Based on the Academy Award®-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of millions worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. This is the classic story of Belle, a young woman, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, he will be transformed to his former self... But time is running out.  Don’t miss the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! The show is sponsored by J.H. Fletcher, Jeff & Amber Biederman, Kendall York Dentistry, Dutch Miller Kia, Rick & Susan Stoler, KEE 100, Oldies 97.1, WSAZ, HERALD-DISPATCH, and Marshall University. Ticket prices are $85.00/ $70.00/ $60.00/ $54.00.

WV Higher Ed. Policy Commission, WV Dept. of Education, and Cabell County Commission present the BBC Concert Orchestra, under the command of Maestro Keith Lockhart (Conductor of The Boston Pops). The program will feature works by Ravel, Walton, Vaughn Williams and Britten on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Keith-Albee performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Founded in 1952, BBC Concert Orchestra are a magnetic force in classical music, and are considered to be one of the world’s finest orchestras, having performed at the Royal Festival Hall, the Proms in London, and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert.The show will also feature young American piano sensation, Charlie Albright. The show isalso sponsored by Earleen and Robert Agee, Edward Tucker Architects, Huntington Federal, WV Dept. of Education & The Arts – Kay Goodwin, Secretary, Rahall Transportation Institute, Marshal Slater Insurance, Dr. Stephen Nicholas, WVHU, Oldies 97.1, HERALD-DISPATCH, WSAZ, and Marshall University. Ticket prices are $65.00/ $45.00.

Individual tickets go on sale, Monday August 18th, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

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

Season Ticket Packages are still available. Call the Marshall Artists Series for more information at 304.696.3326.

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