1. Buddy Guy
If you’re a big rock ‘n’ roll fan, you need to see Buddy Guy perform. Not only was he a major influence on multiple rock artists, but he has also won a plethora of accolades for his blues and rock music, including seven Grammy Awards for multiple blues albums and rock performances. Considering his prominence in the rock and blues industry, and that he’s now 81 years old, his performance at Reynolds Performance Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students and faculty to appreciate his influential music. Buddy Guy will perform at Reynolds at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20.
“Chicago” is predicted to be such a big hit that Reynolds Performance Hall has reserved two nights for the show. “Chicago” is the longest-running American musical to ever be on Broadway. The musical has won six Tony Awards, two Oliver Awards and a Grammy Award. In the musical, protagonist Roxie Hart is sent to prison for killing a man who tried to “walk out” on her. While in prison, Hart meets a Vaudeville star named Velma Kelly, and both vie for the same lawyer, Billy Flynn, to help them get out. “Chicago” will arrive at Reynolds at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27.
3. The New Chinese Acrobats
Reynolds Performance Hall hosts an acrobatic show every year; however, the New Chinese Acrobats will deliver a show unlike any past acrobatic performances. The New Chinese Acrobats will provide a unique show experience with new and original costume designs based on traditional Chinese clothing. The acrobats will offer a modern take on ancient Chinese tradition. The New Chinese Acrobats is not a typical acrobatics show and will perform at Reynolds at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21.
4. “Something Rotten!”
“Something Rotten!” is one of the newest Broadway shows to come to Reynolds Performance Hall, having just come off Broadway in 2017. It’s set in 1595 where two brothers, Nick and Nigel, want to write a play that competes with their main rival, William Shakespeare. When a fortune teller says the future of theater will require singing, dancing and acting all at once, the two brothers set out to write the first-ever musical. “Something Rotten!” derives its humor from self-references and the suspense, “Something Rotten!” will come to Reynolds at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2019.
5. “Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure”
The dinosaurs will be roaming the Earth and Reynolds Performance Hall in a deep sea adventure. The performance will take a look at the deep oceans where prehistoric marine reptiles lived in the beginning formations of the Earth. The show will utilize live actors, puppets and modern technology to put the lives of these prehistoric reptiles on display. The show will also be using science to describe these creatures and inform the audience. This adventure will show at Reynolds at 6 p.m. April 28, 2019.
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