Blinn’s 2018-19 Performing Arts Series brings comedy, music, and a holiday classic to the O’Donnell Center

The Blinn College District is bringing comedy, music, and a holiday classic to Brenham during the 2018-19 Performing Arts Series.

The Blinn College District is bringing comedy, music, and a holiday classic to Brenham during the 2018-19 Performing Arts Series.

September 20, 2018

This season’s Series includes “Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience,” Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” “Second City: Made in America (Some Assembly Required),” and “The Doo Wop Project.”

Season tickets for the 2018-19 season are $125 for four shows. New season ticket purchasers can upgrade to premier season tickets for an additional $40.

Individual tickets are $35. Discounts are available for children ages 10 and under ($15), and groups of 10 or more ($30). Blinn employees can purchase tickets for $30 and Blinn student rush tickets are $10. Single reception tickets will be available up to five days prior to the event for $20.

The season schedule is subject to change. To purchase tickets, visit www.blinn.edu/performingartsseries or call 979-830-4024.

The season begins Sunday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. with “Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience.” Do you have a favorite Beatles song? Share that with the McGuigan brothers, and your song could be selected for the concert set list.

The Performing Arts Series continues Sunday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. with Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” With 26 beloved Christmas carols, a cast of 20, and beautiful sets and costumes, “A Christmas Carol” is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season without the big city traffic. Audience members are invited to participate in a toy drive accompanying the show that will benefit CASA for Kids of South Central Texas.

At 4 p.m. on Feb. 24, Blinn brings “Second City: Made in America (Some Assembly Required)” to Brenham audiences. The Second City celebrates what makes America tick in a hilarious revue that is always fast, fresh, and spectacularly funny. See the troupe that has launched the careers of comedy’s best and brightest, such as Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey.

The Performing Arts Series will conclude with “The Doo Wop Project” on Sunday, March 31, at 4 p.m. The stars from Broadway’s smash hits “Jersey Boys” and “Motown: The Musical” recreate ’50s and ’60s favorites and “re-doo” contemporary pop hits by stars like Jason Mraz, Adele, and Maroon 5.

In addition to providing incredible entertainment, Blinn’s Performing Arts Series also is a unique academic program. At Blinn, theatre students serve as the “local crew,” filling roles such as stagehand, deck electrician, followspot operator, wardrobe assistant, audio technician, and countless other stage-related jobs, and are responsible for running much of the show in partnership with tour artists and crew under the supervision of Blinn Technical Theatre Arts Director Kevin Patrick.

For more information about the Performing Arts Series, visit www.blinn.edu/performingartsseries.

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