If you’ve ever heard of the Wharton Center, you probably know that the theater tends to outdo itself every season. This year is no different, as the Wharton Center offers a wide variety of musical styles with the shows that have been selected for the 2018-2019 season.
The Wharton Center’s Broadway season offers up old favorites including Fiddler on the Roof, as well as newer hits like Disney’s Anastasia. There will also be School of Rock, based on the movie featuring Jack Black, as well as Miss Saigon, which follows an epic love story of an Asian woman searching for the American G.I. she fell in love with.
Those who loved Phantom of the Opera will surely love the spellbinding follow-up, Love Never Dies. And perhaps the most anticipated musical of the Wharton Center’s Broadway season is Hamilton, which has been talked about by musical theater lovers everywhere since the first performance back in 2015.
For those who appreciate classical music, the Wharton Center’s classical season kicks off in October with Renée Fleming, followed by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. In January, the National Symphony of Romania will take the stage, and Yefim Bronfman comes to the Wharton Center in April.
If experiencing other cultures and worldviews through lectures is more your thing, then the Wharton Center offers three to choose from in 2018-2019. The three lecturers for the season are Ron Suskind, Nontombi Naomi Tutu and Joy-Ann Reid, who all offer up stories of different life experiences.
Similar to the 2017-2018 season, the Wharton Center will offer two Sensory-Friendly performances for those that experience sensory overload. It’s part of the family series, which is something the Wharton Center plans to include each year so that more people will be able to feel comfortable while also enjoying shows that the Wharton Center puts on. The two sensory-friendly performances of the 2018-2019 season are Rosie Revere, etc. and Junie B. Jones.
Here’s the full line-up:
MSU FEDERAL CREDIT UNION BROADWAY AT WHARTON CENTER:
School of Rock, September 18-23, 2018
Love Never Dies, October 9-14, 2018
Fiddler on the Roof, December 4-9, 2018
Anastasia, January 15-20, 2019
Miss Saigon, March 12-17, 2019
Hamilton, May 14-June 2, 2019
CLASSICAL AT WHARTON CENTER:
Renée Fleming, October 16, 2018
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, October 30, 2018
National Symphony of Romania, January 13, 2019
Yefim Bronfman, April 2, 2019
DANCE AT WHARTON CENTER:
MOMIX: Opus Cactus, October 21, 2018
Jessica Lang Dance, January 24, 2019
VARIETY AT WHARTON CENTER:
The Dustbowl Revival, November 1, 2018
Steve Martin and Martin Short, November 4, 2018
Broadway’s Next H!t Musical, November 16, 2018
Soweto Gospel Choir, November 18, 2018
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, December 21, 2018
Best of Bernstein’s Broadway, February 16, 2019
Regina Carter: Simply Ella, February 22, 2019
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, March 19, 2019
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour, March 24, 2019
The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6, April 10, 2019
THE ILLUMINATE SERIES AT WHARTON CENTER:
Theatre of War – Promethea in Prison, February 27, 2019
I and You, March 22 & March 24, 2019
The Other Mozart, March 27, 2019
WORLD VIEW LECTURE SERIES:
Ron Suskind, October 1, 2018
Nontombi Naomi Tutu, November 5, 2018
Joy-Ann Reid, March 18, 2019
ACT ONE FAMILY SERIES:
Rosie Revere, Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect and Ada Twist, Scientist, December 8, 2018
Sensory-Friendly Performance, December 9, 2018
The Magic School Bus, January 26, 2019
The One and Only Ivan, February 2, 2019
Junie B. Jones, April 27, 2019
Sensory-Friendly Performance, April 28, 2019