From eclectic magicians to country music superstars to a Charles Dickens classic, the 2022-23 season of the Rose-Hulman Performing Arts Series and student group performances offer entertainment for the whole family. Here’s a preview of what’s coming to the Hatfield Hall Theater stage this school year:
Carbonaro: Lying on stage
September 30, 2022, 7:30 p.m
The Performing Arts Series begins with the inaugural new show and theater tour by magician Michael Carbonaro. From his hit television series “The Carbonaro Effect” on truTV, Carbonaro conjures up an evening of incredible magic, hysterical jokes and wonder for audiences of all ages.
Postmodern Jukebox: Life in the Past Lane
October 11, 2022, 7:30 p.m
Postmodern Jukebox is a rock music collective founded by arranger and pianist Scott Bradlee in 2011. The group is known for reworking modern popular music in various vintage genres, especially early 20th century forms like swing and jazz. Postmodern Jukebox shows offer an unforgettable journey back in time.
Pink Drama Club Fall Drama: “Clue”
October 21 and 22, 7:30 p.m
October 23, 1:30 p.m
Was Miss Scarlett in the ballroom with the revolver? Or Mr. Green in the kitchen with a knife? Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount film that was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery.
November 4, 2022, 7:30 p.m
For more than a decade, The Modern Gentlemen have wowed audiences around the globe while touring with the iconic band The Four Seasons. This leading quartet of singers is a perfect blend of silky harmonies mixed with throwback nostalgia and modern style.
Rose-Hulman Music Ensembles Fall Concert
November 9, 2022, 7:30 p.m
Rose-Hulman Musical Ensembles Celebrates 20thth anniversary of their home at Hatfield Hall. This show features a variety of musical genres and styles. It’s free and open to the public (no tickets required; first-come, first-serve).
Swingles: Together for the holidays
December 7, 2022, 7:30 p.m
With a natural flair as entertainers, The Swingles have taken their stylish shows to venues and festival stages around the world. Their distinctive vocal prowess has seen The Swingles leap from genre to genre, recreating jazz, classical, folk, pop and world music from their ever-growing repertoire of arrangements alongside a rich body of new material original.
Rose-Hulman Musical Ensembles’ Holiday Pops Concert
December 11, 2022, 1:30 p.m
It’s the most wonderful time of the year with the Rose Holiday Pops Concert. The concert band, choir, symphonic and jazz ensemble will perform holiday classics to kick off the season. This event is free and open to the public (no tickets required; first come, first served).
Rose Drama Club Winter Play: “A Christmas Carol”
December 16 and 17, 2022, 7:30 p.m
December 18, 1:30 p.m
Charles Dickens’ holiday classic tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future. The Rose Drama Club production will put a modern twist on this popular production.
January 26, 2023, 7:30 p.m
Eclectic rock and country band The Mavericks is known for pushing musical boundaries with abandon. The group comes on stage after the debut no. 1 of the Billboard of their first all-Spanish album, “En Español”. While all 12 songs are in Spanish, as the title suggests, the collection represents a variety of musical styles and cultural traditions, from gentle boleros to brassy mariachi to reimagined Afro-Cuban classics.
The World of Musicals
February 5, 2023, 7:30 p.m
This concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble of multi-talented artists brilliantly performing classic hits, fused with soulful ballads, big screen anthems and iconic show tunes. From the best of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables to We Will Rock You, Sister Act and more, World of Musical offers an exciting musical concert theater experience that will leave audiences spellbound .
Engineers in Concert
February 10, 2023, 7:30 p.m
The entire Rose-Hulman community comes together to celebrate art, music and dance in this showcase of campus talent. Help celebrate the grand return of this campus-wide celebration of the arts. This event is free and open to the public (no tickets required; first come, first served).
Dublin Irish Dance – Wings: A celebration of Celtic dance
March 22, 2023, 7:30 p.m
Wings is a new Irish dance production created in Ireland by a critically acclaimed artistic team. Like no other show of its genre, the performance features superb Irish dancers and world champions alongside Ireland’s finest musical and vocal virtuosos. Complete with original music and choreography, this groundbreaking production will thrill audiences with its transformative emotional energy and imaginative design.
Rose Drama Club Spring Musical: “Frankenstein: A New Musical”
April 21 and 22, 7:30 p.m
April 23, 1:30 p.m
In his quest to discover the secret of life, brilliant young scientist Victor Frankenstein creates a man of his own design that turns out to be a hideous beast. This is not a “Hollywood monster”, but a man of flesh and blood, who, although terrible in appearance, becomes articulate, cunning and eager for revenge on the creator who abandoned him.
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
April 28, 2023, 7:30 p.m
Michael Cleveland’s musical passion began when he learned to play the violin at the age of four. When he was nine years old, Cleveland was invited to sit in with the legendary Bill Monroe at the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. Soon after, he brought his virtuoso style to the Grand Ole Opry as a guest of Alison Kraus and was himself selected for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Bluegrass Youth Allstars.
Rose Concert Band Spring concert
May 7, 2022, 1:30 p.m
Join the Rose-Hulman Concert Band for their spring concert complete with rousing marches and toe-tapping tunes. This event is free and open to the public (no tickets required; first come, first served).
Rose Symphony Spring Concert
May 14, 2022, 1:30 p.m
Comprised of students, faculty and members of the Rose-Hulman community, this talented group of musicians presents their annual spring concert. This event is free and open to the public (no tickets required; first come, first served).
Rose Jazz Ensemble and Choir Spring Concert
May 14, 2022, 5:30 p.m
Join the Rose Jazz Ensemble and Choir as they perform hits from various jazz styles and popular songs from yesterday and today. This event is free and open to the public (no tickets required; first come, first served).
Learn more about the upcoming season here.
Prices vary for each performance and concert of the Performing Arts Series and Drama Club. Tickets can be purchased at Hatfieldhall.com, by calling 812-877-8544, or by visiting the Hatfield Hall ticket desk Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every show.