Norton Center announces lineup

Published 8:17 pm Thursday, June 6, 2019


Press release

Centre College’s NortonCenter for the Arts announced its new season of live performances this week. Along with a boldly diverse lineup of internationally-acclaimed artists, patrons can expect new adventurous events and series subscription options with deeper discounts and more flexibility.

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“The Norton Center has always been a community gathering place,” said Steve Hoffman, Norton Center executive director. “It’s a beautiful, exciting destination for people to socialize and connect with new friends and neighbors.”

Norton said the new season was designed to celebrate the community. “

Lyle Lovett will be performing in October.
(Photo contributed)

It’s a nod to our rich history and the patrons, sponsors, students, staff and businesses who have made the Norton Center what it is today — a vibrant example of community creativity and collaboration.”

The season kicks off on Sept. 29, with the star-studded “It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – A Tribute to the Beatles White Album,” performed by Todd Rundgren; Christopher Cross; Micky Dolenz of The Monkees; Jason Scheff of Chicago; and Joey Molland of Badfinger.

Singer-storyteller Lyle Lovett returns on Oct. 9, followed by the multi-mega-million-selling rock band, Styx on Oct. 12.

Aquila Theatre brings George Orwell’s cautionary tale, “1984,” to the stage on Oct. 26. On Jan. 26, one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, the Shanghai Ballet, showcases the glamour of Chinese dance in their storybook performance of “The Butterfly Lovers.”

The Chieftains say their Irish goodbyes on Feb. 15, and the national touring Broadway musical, “Finding Neverland” debuts on Feb. 19.

On May 10, celebrate Mother’s Day with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as they perform Mozart’s “Paris” with renowned French Conductor Louis Langrée.

“We can’t wait to bring these remarkable artists to Danville,” Hoffman said. “I encourage everyone who enjoys live entertainment to act early and take advantage of the deep ticket discounts we offer through our subscription program.”

New subscription offerings

Series subscribers can save up to 25%, along with getting the best seat selection before tickets go on sale to the general public. Subscribers get first access to artist meet-and-greets, special discounts throughout the season and concierge services.

A new series, called the Tastemaker, offers subscribers six pre-selected performances which are paired with “lively event socials.” There’s also a Create-Your-Own Series, which offers discounts when patrons purchase tickets to three or more shows.

“Our community is full of adventurous risk-takers who seek out exciting new arts experiences,” Hoffman said. “These vibrant ‘tastemakers’ inspired us to curate a special series featuring six thrilling artists from around the world, paired with samplings of our area’s finest spirits, freshest foods and most colorful characters.”

Norton Center for the Arts full season lineup

• It Was Fifty Years Ago Today — A Tribute to the Beatles White Album, Sept. 29

• Russian Renaissance, Oct. 1

• Lyle Lovett, Oct 9

• Styx, Oct. 12

• Aquila Theatre: George Orwell’s 1984, Oct. 26

Styx will be in Concert in October. (Photo contributed)

• Hawktail, Nov. 23

• Under the Streetlamp: Hip for the Holidays, Dec. 6

• Shakura S’Aida with special guest Chuck Campbell, Jan. 17:

• Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers, Jan. 26:

• The Tap Pack, Feb. 5

• The Chieftains, Feb. 15

• Finding Neverland, Feb. 19

• Cirque FLIP Fabrique: BLIZZARD, Feb. 26

• The McGill/McHale Trio, March 3

• Che Malambo, March 10

• Kat Edmonson, March 14

• Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, March 10

For more information on each show or tickets, visit or call (859) 236-4692.