With over 50 shows to choose from, there is something for everyone during our 2017-18 season! And now, you can get early access to the best seats at the best price with a Create Your Own subscription package. All you have to do is choose 3, 5 or 7 shows that you want to see. The more you buy, the more you save!
Here are a just a few of the great shows coming this season...
Blues legends Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ are uniting for a historic cross-generational collaboration to kick off our new season. TajMo marks the convergence of these two talented and unique American artists. The partnership brings out the best in both artists—merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant music that’s firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure.
Rodgers & Hamerstein’s The King and I will take the stage later in October. This breathtakingly exquisite Broadway musical tells the story of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the 1860s. The plot follows the experiences of Anna and her relationship with the King that is marked by conflict, cultural barriers and a deep love to which neither can admit.
Jake Shimabukuro returns to the WAC on Oct. 18 to demonstrate his rich and varied catalog that perfectly captures the diverse moods of the ukulele. Remembered for his unique arrangements of popular songs like Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsady,” this highly acclaimed artist continues to prove that an instrument is limited only by the imagination and creativity of the person playing it.
Then, kick off the new year in style with At This Performance™. This critically acclaimed celebration of Broadway standbys and understudies gives some of New York’s finest musical performers their chance in the spotlight. No longer “waiting in the wings,” they take their well-deserved place center stage.
Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director Stephen DeAngelis, the performers will showcase their great talents and versatility, share backstage behind-the-scenes anecdotes about their experiences, and conduct an enlightening Q&A session with the audience in an evening created exclusively for WAC. You'll want to secure your seat for what will be a “can’t miss event” for theatrical audiences and entertainment industry insiders in this rare opportunity to see the Broadway stars of tomorrow, today.
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original story book heroines have come back to life to set the record straight in Disenchanted. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you. What you thought about princesses will never be the same!
While these shows are impressive in their own right, they barely scratch the surface of a season that is packed with music, comedy, Broadway and memorable arts experiences for the whole family!
For access to the best seats at the best price, visit waltonartscenter.org/cyo and select the shows YOU want to see before single tickets go on sale in August! Or, call our Box Office at 479.443.5600.