Iowa State Center announces next year’s performance lineup

Comedian Bill Cosby will perform at Stephens Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2013 as part of the Iowa State Centers Performing Arts Series.

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Comedian Bill Cosby will perform at Stephens Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2013 as part of the Iowa State Center’s Performing Arts Series.

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Iowa State Center announced their lineup for next year’s performances on May 1, 2013.

The season begins at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2013, with a performance given by comedian Bill Cosby. The remaining performances for the 2013-2014 season are as follows:

Memphis – Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

The Broadway show is set in the underground dance clubs in Memphis, Tenn., during the 1950s. The musical tells a tale of fame and forbidden love.

Masters of the Fiddle – Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

A combination of music, dance and song with French, Celtic, Cajun and American Bluegrass styles of music

Estonian National Symphony – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Under the direction of Neeme Jarvi, the professional orchestra and Grammy-nominated symphony play songs ranging from baroque to contemporary.

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013

Using only ukuleles and their voices, these eight musicians cover songs from artists like Nirvana, Elton John, Steppenwolf and more.

Cinderella (Moscow Festival Ballet) – 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

The Moscow Festival Ballet with beautiful costumes and bright scenery brings the fairytale of Cinderella to life for audiences of all ages.

The Addams Family – Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Wednesday Addams falls in love with a young man from a respectable family. The “normal” boyfriend and his parents are in for a surprise when they dine with the host’s family.

Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn & Del McCoury Band – Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

The Grammy-nominated bands will perform a mix of traditional and original bluegrass style songs.

The Ten Tenors on Broadway – Thursday, March 13, 2014

Performing Broadway’s greatest hits, the Australian singers merge rock and classical music to create their trademark sound.

Australian Chamber Orchestra – Monday, March 24, 2014

Under the direction of Richard Tognetti and joined by pianist Olli Mustonen, the ensemble will play works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Containing 15 jazz soloists and ensemble players, the band will play a variety of historic compositions, Lincoln Center-commissioned works and everything in between.

Beauty & The Beast – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014

Based off the original Disney classic film, the classic story follows the love story between Belle and the Beast.

Bring It On! The Musical – Friday, April 25, 2014

With new characters and a different sound the musical, inspired by the original Bring it On films, tells the story of the thrill of extreme competition.

Mamma Mia! – Sunday, May 4, 2014

A daughter’s quest to find her father on the eve of her wedding brings three men from her mother’s past to an island they visited in their youth. The songs are based on the world-famous pop group ABBA.

All of the shows start at 7:30 p.m. unless specified.

Tickets for the shows go on sale for renewing and new donors and subscribers May 1, 2013. Public tickets go on sale Sept. 9, 2013.

Tickets can be bought at the Iowa State Center Ticket Office, which is located at the north entrances of Stephens Auditorium at the corner of Lincoln Way and Beach Avenue. They are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.