Celebrating 45 years, Emporia Arts Center’s 20/21 Performing Arts Season explores a diverse spectrum of world class performances.
Huge thanks to ESB Financial for generously supporting the Emporia Arts Center this season as our Major Presenting Sponsor. Their gifts and passion for arts vitality in our community makes these performances possible!
We hope to see you at the fantastic shows we have planned for 2020-2021!
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Maureen McGovern – September 24, 2020
Maureen’s concerts offer fresh insight into trademark tunes, showcasing her skillful play on rhythm, meter and her beautifully extended phrasing. Between songs she offers introspections and humor about love, life, and her own experiences through a very long and winding career.
Dallas String Quartet – October 17, 2020
Dallas String Quartet(DSQ) is a fusion of classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electric strings. The first thing concertgoers will notice when the musicians take the stage is that, despite the name, there will actually be six people on stage. The traditional intimate string quartet is joined by two power house accompanists.
The Greatest Love of All – February 1, 2021
Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed stage show. With the accompaniment of a five-piece live band, two backing vocalists and four choreographed dancers, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to the voice and spirit of one of the world’s most revered singers.
DRUMLine Live- February 3, 2021
DRUMLine Live is a show-stopping attraction created by the musical team behind the hit Twentieth Century Fox movies “Drumline” and “Drumline: A New Beat”. With riveting rhythms, bold beats, and ear grabbing energy, DRUMLine Live is a high-octane musical ride that will touch every emotion in your body.
Velocity- March 30, 2021
Velocity is led by Guinness World Record holder for The Fastest Feet in the World, James Devine, and five-time World Champion Irish dancer, David Geaney. The groups characteristic choreography traces the evolution of Irish dance in a performance that is expressive and edgy.
Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll – April 28, 2021
From the progenitors or Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and 70s, up until MTV in the early ‘80s, Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll tells the story of music. You’ll be amazed by the performer’s tributes to iconic stars and groups like Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, Fleetwood Mac, and many more.
Missoula Children’s Theatre – Summer 2021
The Missoula Children’s Theatre Tour Project champions the development of lifeskills through participation in the performing arts. After a week of auditions, rehearsals, and theatrical fun, over 70 local youth will come together to perform a full-scale original musical production for the public.