Secure your tickets to see Yo-Yo Ma, Jane Lynch and more at the Norton Center

Published 9:30 am Saturday, September 4, 2021


Press release

A chart-busting number of subscribers have paved the way for a robust single ticket sale at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts.

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On Monday, Sept. 6 at 9 a.m., regular-priced single tickets will be available to the public for the 2021-22 Performing Arts Season. It’s the 48th year in the Norton Center’s illustrious history, one that will bring stars like Yo-Yo Ma, Jane Lynch, and the Vienna Boys Choir to the Newlin Hall stage.

“We have a great lineup of performers this year,” Norton Center Executive Director Steve Hoffman said. “Yo-Yo Ma returns to the Norton Center with Kathryn Stott for a rare cello recital, we have a superstar list of Broadway performances and Disney Princesses, and we start the season off with a blockbuster comedic duo starring Jane Lynch from NBC’s ‘Glee’ and Kate Flannery from NBC’s ‘The Office.’”

Don’t wait to purchase tickets to Norton Center events — each performance has a limited number of $19 tickets available. If you find yourself interested in three or more shows this season, you can save up to 25% by purchasing a subscription package.

“We’ve seen a great number of community members become subscribers by buying tickets to multiple shows already,” Hoffman said. “That is the best way to get everything that the Norton Center has to offer, from discounts to exclusive benefits. We understand that flexibility is a must in today’s world and a subscription gives you the most options for your purchase.”

The TasteMAKER Series is back after a successful 2019-2020 introduction, bringing all of the benefits of a standard subscription to a uniquely curated package of six shows that comes with a 25% discount and other perks.

A full list of performances can be found below.

“We’re so excited to open our doors for performances again,” Hoffman said. “We’re following the Centre College guidelines, which can be found at Our staff is happy to assist or answer any questions about our upcoming performances.”

The Norton Center office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can call the Box Office at 859-236-4692 or 877-HIT-SHOW. You can also purchase tickets to individual shows or become a subscriber online at

2021/2022 Norton Center Performing Arts Season

• Fall visual art exhibition: Sheldon Tapley, Painter and Draftsman

• Saturday, Oct. 9: Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery sponsored by Farmers National Bank

• Friday, Nov. 5: Fifth House Ensemble: Journey LIVE, sponsored by Panasonic

• Friday, Nov. 19: Dirk Powell & Friends featuring Nokosee Fields

• Spring visual art exhibition: Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin, in partnership with Centre College’s Religion Program

• Monday, Jan. 10: MOMIX sponsored by Sodexo

• Saturday, Feb. 12: Matthew Whitaker

• Saturday, Feb. 19: Vienna Boys Choir sponsored by the Stafford Memorial Fund

• Thursday, March 3: Velocity Irish Dance sponsored by Alltech and Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

• Friday, March 11: Pirates of Penzance, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

• Wednesday, March 16: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical sponsored by G&J Pepsi

• Saturday, March 26: Invoke

• Saturday, April 9: Disney Princess: The Concert sponsored by Toyota on Nicholasville

• Monday, April 11: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical sponsored by Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda

• Thursday, April 21: Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott sponsored by the Joe A. and Cecil Dulin Wallace Fund

• Friday, April 29: The Queen’s Cartoonists

• Saturday, May 14: Kat Edmonson

About the Norton Center

With an annual visitation reaching over 50,000, Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts is home to a world-class annual performing arts series of professional touring artists. Site of both the 2000 and 2012 Vice Presidential Debates, the Center serves as a college and community showplace for such top national—and international—acts as Dolly Parton, Yo-Yo Ma, ZZ Top, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; along with Broadway musicals, international dance and theatre companies, and a lineup of award-winning culturally and ethnically diverse global artists. Since its opening in 1973, the internationally recognized performing arts center has helped make Danville, Kentucky a “powerhouse palace of culture” (Louisville Courier Journal).

Great performances are just the beginning of the Norton Center experience. The non-profit educational arts organization provides opportunities for Centre students—and the entire community—to creatively explore the complexities and connectedness of the human story while engaging directly with touring and local artists through jam sessions, panel discussions, workshops, masterclasses, and social events every season. In addition to the performing arts, the Norton Center boasts an expansive display of visual art and sculpture year-round, along with a rotating schedule of special exhibitions.