The Cowan Center new season hosts ton of concerts, family fun, and theatre musicals. From Rosanne Cash to Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” then The Doobie Brothers in concert, “Motown The Musical,” and “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” – there is something for all ages. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling (903)566-7424, or go to cowancenter.org.
“All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914”
Thursday, November 30th at 7:30pm
The Western Front, Christmas Eve, 1914. Out of the violence of the Great War’s trenches comes a silence, then a song as a young German soldier steps into no man’s land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words of the men who lived it. Cantus and Theater Latté Da present “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach. Member sales begin August 14th, and public sales begin October 30th. Tickets are $37-$57.
“Mr. Popper’s Penguins”
Friday, December 8th at 10am and 12:30pm
Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book (also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey) is the perfect family treat. Ticket orders accepted beginning August 21st. Tickets are $4.
The Doobie Brothers in Concert
Thursday, January 11th at 7:30pm
When considering the ultimate classic rock bands of the 1970s, The Doobie Brothers are at the top of everyone’s list with their mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll. With more than 48 million albums sold worldwide and four GRAMMY® Awards, their numerous chart-topping hits include “Black Water,” “China Grove,” “Listen to the Music,” and “Long Train Running.” In all, the band has tallied-up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits. Their latest album, Southbound, features new recordings of the band’s iconic hits, with country music’s biggest stars. Tickets are $57-$147.
Thursday, January 18th at 7:30pm
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on this classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs. Member sales begin August 14th, and public sales begin November 27th. Tickets are $37-$77.
“A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder”
Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30pm
Getting away with murder can be so much fun…and there’s no better proof than the hilarious hit show that won the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Musical—“A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder.” As one most gentlemanly NPR critic put it, “I’ve never laughed so hard at a Broadway musical!” “A Gentleman’s Guide” tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way… and be done in time for tea. This is for mature audiences. Member sales begin August 14th, and public sales begin January 8th. Tickets are $42-$67.
“Million Dollar Quartet”
Monday, February 12th at 7:30pm
“Million Dollar Quartet” is the smash hit Broadway musical, inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4th, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. “Million Dollar Quartet” timeless hits include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more. Member sales begin August 14th, and public sales begin January 22nd. Tickets are $32-$67.
“Bach To Bowie: Complexions”
Tuesday, February 27th at 7:30pm
Combining the best of athleticism, lyricism, technical training, and experience, “Complexions” awakens audiences to a new, exciting genre with their singular approach of reinventing dance through a groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, and cultures. This innovative dance company is at it again with their latest creation “Bach to Bowie.” The Bowie part of the evening is entitled “Star Dust” and will feature, as you might expect, daredevil dancing, a hip soundtrack, glam rock costumes, and innovative stagecraft. Member sales begin August 14th, and public sales begin January 29th. Tickets are $37-$62.
“Motown The Musical”
Tuesday, March 6th at 7:30pm
It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now a Broadway musical. “Motown The Musical” is the true American Dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many more. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit “Motown The Musical!” Member sales begin August 14th, and public sales begin February 5th. Tickets are $37-$67.
“Alice In Wonderland”
Friday, March 9th at 10am and 12:30pm
Finally, an Alice for our time! It’s a new take on a favorite classic. This all-new production finds a precocious girl, Alice, falling into a fantastic world of extravagant characters where little makes sense. To find her way, Alice charts a topsy-turvy course where every turn means a new adventure. This breathtaking 21st-century staging uses cameras, projections, and puppets to help tell the story of Alice’s journey through Wonderland. This is ideal for Grades 2-6. Ticket orders accepted beginning August 21st. Tickets are $4.
Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:30pm
Kimberly Guilfoyle joined FOX News Channel as a legal analyst in 2006, hosting the one-hour crime-based program, “The Lineup.” She currently co-hosts Fox’s primetime show “The Five” — a roundtable ensemble of FOX personalities who discuss, debate, and debunk news stories, controversies, and issues of the day. Guilfoyle also appears as a legal and political analyst on “Hannity,” and is part of a rotating panel on “Outnumbered.” Member sales begin August 14th, and public sales begin March 5th. A Dinner and Post-Lecture Reception will be held, sponsored by Austin Bank. Tickets are $17-$37.
“The Wizard of Oz”
Saturday, April 21st at 7:30pm
There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, “The Wizard of Oz” twists its way into the Cowan Center! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto, and their friends the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs. Member sales begin August 14th, and public sales begin March 26th. Tickets are $37-$72.
Celtic Woman in Concert
Thursday, May 10th at 7:30pm
They’ve sold more than ten million albums and three million tickets. Now, the global phenomenon known as Celtic Woman is set to embark on another world tour, which will include a stop in Tyler. It all started on a winter Dublin night in 2004. The idea was conceived to create a musical ensemble featuring a selection of exceptional classically and traditionally trained Irish female musicians. Member sales begin August 14th, and public sales begin April 9th. Tickets are $42-$77.
The Cowan Center is located at 3900 University Blvd. on the University of Texas at Tyler campus.
Tickets are available at the box office, by calling (903)566-7424, or go to cowancenter.org.The box office is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and is located adjacent to the Vaughn entrance of the Cowan Center.
Memberships forms can be sent by mail to UT Tyler Cowan Center 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120 Tyler, TX 75799 or by fax to (903)566-7134.