ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the New Shanghai Circus has suspended its 2020 tour that includes a May 4 date at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. A future date for this performance will be announced when it is determined. All tickets that have been sold will be honored at the future date.
Woodbine Productions Proudly Announces its 2019-2020 Concert Series
A project of the SDSU Foundation, the Woodbine Productions concert series is underwritten by an anonymous benefactor. This sponsorship allows every dollar of every ticket sold to go directly to the Woodbine Music Scholarship Fund. Over the past ten years, the series has presented some of the world’s most talented artists to Brookings, including: Patti LuPone, Leslie Odom, Jr., Audra McDonald, Kristen Chenoweth, The Kings Singers, Post Modern Jukebox, Tine Thing Helseth, Doc Severinsen, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Frankie Avalon, Aaron Neville, The Tenors, The Midtown Men, The Dukes of Dixieland, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Mark O'Connor, Mandy Harvey, Home Free, Pentatonix, The Five Browns, Canadian Brass, Gavin Lee and Emily Harvey, Rhythmic Circus, The Peking Acrobats, Sir James Galway and John Tesh.
For more information, contact the SDSU Music Department at 605-688-5188
The Four Phantoms in Concert
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:30 p.m., Larson Memorial Concert Hall
This glorious show celebrates the legendary work of the many composers and artists who have made Broadway an American art form.
An extravagant celebration of the iconic music of Broadway and more, The Four Phantoms brings together four former Phantoms from the Tony Award-winning The Phantom of the Opera for an unforgettable evening of entertainment. The Four Phantoms features an extraordinary quartet of performers, including Brent Barrett, Ciarán Sheehan, Franc D’Ambrosio, and John Cudia, under the musical supervision of two-time Grammy Award-winner David Caddick and musical direction of Ryan Shirar.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Larson Memorial Concert Hall
Together for over 25 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – famously named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins – has appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. With sold-out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center, appearances with many of the country’s finest symphony orchestras, and television appearances ranging from Dancing with the Stars to Superbowl XXXIII, Bid Bad Voodoo Daddy continues it’s decades-long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music – America’s original musical art form – and bring joy to audiences around the world.
Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis
Sunday, December 8th, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Larson Memorial Concert Hall
It’s the most wonderful time of year! The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and music director Marcus Printup continue a beloved annual tradition with Big Band Holidays. Featuring soulful, big band versions of classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Joy to the World,” and “Brazilian Sleigh Ride,” Big Band Holidays is an uplifting holiday program that plays to sold-out audiences around the country every December.
Big Band Holidays is renowned for showcasing some of the most exciting and charismatic vocalists on the scene, with recent editions including Cécile McLorin Salvant, Gregory Porter, René Marie, Vuyo Sotashe, Veronica Swift, and Catherine Russell. This year the JLCO welcomes back an old favorite, the smooth-as-silk baritone vocalist Denzal Sinclaire. The band is also thrilled to present a Big Band Holidays first-timer: teenage phenomenon Alexis Morrast, first-place winner of the nationally broadcast Showtime at the Apollo.
Appealing to audiences of all ages, Big Band Holidays is a fun, one-of-a-kind holiday extravaganza that’s sure to brighten up your season.
The New Shanghai Circus - POSTPONED
Monday, May 4, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Proscenium Theatre
Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show. Fearless performers with boundless energy bring you more than two thousand years of Chinese circus traditions.
This modern day performance is enhanced by fabulous choreography, amazing lighting, enchanting scenery, and powerful music.
Audience members are enthralled by astounding contortionists, masterful acrobats and clever comedians. They see feats of incredible skill and imagination. They gasp at many of the gravity-defying feats and applaud at the super-human displays of power and extraordinary grace.