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Thursday, September 15, 2022 · 7:00pm · ESU’s Albert Taylor Hall

A troupe of multi-talented live performance artists, world-class singers, and recording artists, highly trained dancers, audience motivators and veteran musicians hailing from the high desert of New Mexico. Their high energy performance is a combination of ALL ARTS on ONE STAGE, combined with humor and interaction in a frenzy of movement and color!

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 · 7:00pm · Emporia Granada Theatre

A thrilling all-male group specializing in Malambo – a traditional Argentine folk dance of great virility and dexterity – seeks to take it beyond its limits with a modern, avant-garde approach, merging it with other dance styles like flamenco and urban percussion.

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Saturday, February 25th, 2023 · 3:00pm · ESU’s Albert Taylor Hall

Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family.

Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon…

From the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life, don’t miss this brand new spell-binding adventure, live on stage!

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Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 · 7:00pm · Emporia Granada Theatre

Gary Mullen and The Works perform One Night of Queen, a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sounds, pomp and showmanship of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. In 2000, Gary Mullen won “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, as Freddie Mercury, with the most votes ever cast in the shows history. Since 2002 Gary Mullen and The Works have played to sellout crowds in the UK, USA, Europe and New Zealand.

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Saturday, April 15, 2023 · 7:00pm · Emporia Granada Theatre

The jaw-dropping audio pyrotechnics that Naturally 7 put on display every night is absolutely mesmerizing! “This acapella group” so vastly underplays what they create onstage that they had to coin a phase – “Vocal Play” – to more accurately depict what they do. Naturally 7 is more than a tightly orchestrated collection of great singers. They transform their voices into actual human instruments, effortlessly producing music of any genre.

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Sunday, June 4th, 2023 · 6:00pm · William Lindsay White Civic Auditorium

All of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends from Madagascar are out of the zoo and onto the stage in Madagascar The Musical, a wild musical adventure based on the blockbuster DreamWorks film.

Join Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they escape from their home at New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

This celebration of friendship is brought vividly to life by imaginative sets and costumes, action packed adventure and spectacular new songs that will inspire you to move it, move it in the aisles.

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Individual with disabilities are encouraged to attend Emporia Arts Council sponsored events. If you require reasonable accommodations in order to attend an event please contact the Emporia Arts Center at (620) 343-6473 or send an email to

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