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Friday January 16, 2015  
7:30 pm Blue Man Group
Experience the Phenomenon – Blue Man Group returns to Wharton Center! Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “Blue Man Group is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!” People of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else, and is guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget. Performance times vary by day; see whartoncenter.com for details. Tickets from $39 (more)

Wharton Center (750 E. Shaw Lane East Lansing, MI)
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Friday January 23, 2015  
7:30 pm Harlem Globetrotters 2015 World Tour
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family – creating memories that will last a lifetime. The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to beat the Globetrotters. The Generals, the last team to beat the Globetrotters, are now coached by a former member of that 1971 team. They are on a mission and will do whatever it takes to win, with a new strategy that’s sure to give the Globetrotters a run for their money. Tickets starting at $21.50, available at breslincenter.com or through the Wharton Center Ticket Office. (more)

Breslin Center (534 Birch Rd. East Lansing, MI)
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Tuesday January 27, 2015  
7:30 pm Pippin
Join us for this magical, unforgettable production The New York Times declared Astonishing! A Pippin for the 21st Century. Pippin is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. It won the Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival! With a beloved score by Tony® nominee Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Times vary by show date Tickets from $34 (more)

Wharton Center (750 E Shaw Lane East Lansing, MI)
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Friday January 30, 2015  
7:30 pm Master Harold...and the Boys
With the metallic clink of a coin in a jukebox and the scratch of a needle on a record, the character Willie utters the conclusive words to his friend, Sam, “Let’s dream.” And so they do. Caught up in a whirlwind of post-World War II traumas and the suffocating tensions of racism in 1950s apartheid South Africa, the three actors of this masterpiece by Athol Fugard bang and clash against their fluctuating society in this tale of hope and escapism. $30 (more)

Wharton Center (750 E Shaw Lane East Lansing, MI)
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Sunday February 8, 2015  
7:00 pm The Hot Sardines
The Hot Sardines have a unique musical recipe: hot jazz and sultry standards from the ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, sprinkled with rich New Orleans sounds, a dash of ‘40s Paris flavor, infused with vibrant musical surprises that captivate audiences. Steeped in salty stride piano and the music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller used to make, The Hot Sardines make straight-up, foot-stomping jazz. Show is approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. All tickets $38 (more)

Wharton Center for Performing Arts (750 E. Shaw Lane East Lansing, MI)
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Wednesday February 11, 2015  
7:30 pm Walnut Street Theatre
‘‘Mr. Mamet has written – in gentle ridicule; in jokes, broad and tiny; and in comedy, high and low – a love letter to the theatre. It is quite a feat, and he has pulled it off.’’ –The New Yorker A funny, touching, behind-the-scenes peek at actors battling to share the spotlight and a dressing room, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre follows older, experienced Robert and newcomer John. Tickets: $40 (more)

Wharton Center (750 E Shaw Lane East Lansing, MI)
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