HENDERSON, Ky. -- The Henderson Area Arts Alliance announced the 2019-20 season of events at a special Sneak Preview event on May 13. Fulfilling the arts organization’s mission to provide quality arts experience to all, the selections include a range of musical performers, a Tony-award winning musical, award-winning dance troupe, and a famed Chicago comedy touring group.
Season tickets and options for flexible Pick 3 ticket packages are on sale now for current season ticket holders. New season ticket package sales begin June 17. Single tickets will go on sale July 8 at haaa.org.
"We're thrilled to announce the new season and hope you will join us as we celebrate the arts. The season is diverse, inspiring, and promises to be the best yet. We encourage our patrons to renew or purchase tickets early to ensure they have the best seats at the best discount. Thank you to all our sponsors and patrons who came to the wonderful Sneak Preview event!" said Executive Director Alex Caudill.
THE 2019-20 HAAA SEASON OF EVENTS:
Wynonna & The Big Noise Fri. Sept. 20 | 7:30 p.m. Five-time GRAMMY winner and Kentucky native, Wynonna Judd, will bring her unmistakable country music, storytelling and sound to Henderson with Wynonna & The Big Noise.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern JukeboxFri. October 18 | 7:30 p.m. Imagine marrying the 21st century party vibe of Miley Cyrus or the minimalist angst of Radiohead with the crackly warmth of a vintage 78 or the plunger-muted barrelhouse howl of a forgotten Kansas City jazzman.
The Second City’s Greatest Hits Fri. Nov. 15 | 7:30 p.m. The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December of 1959, and a comedy revolution began. We’re excited to welcome the renowned improv comedy group to the Preston Arts Center stage again!
CimorelliSat. Dec. 14 | 7:30 p.m. This group from California first gained popularity on YouTube singing cover music. Now composing and writing their own songs, Cimorelli is made up of six sisters & has over 1 billion YouTube views & 2.5 million Facebook fans. Enjoy this fun show featuring holiday hits!
Aquila Theatre Presents 1984 Fri. Feb 21 | 7:30 p.m. 75 years after publishing; Aquila Theatre brings George Orwell’s cautionary novel to the Preston Arts Center stage.
Dance Kaleidoscope Presents Music Men Sat. March 28 | 7:30 p.m. Dance Kaleidoscope’s Music Men features inventive choreography set to the music of Elton John, Prince, and others.
The Color Purple, The MusicalThurs. April 30 | 7 p.m. This 2016 Tony award-winner, based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Alice Walker, follows the journey of Celie, an African-American woman in the American South from the early to mid-20th century.
During Monday's event David Dixon and Donald Wathen were both awarded HAAA's 2019 Outstanding Service Award, and the following organizations were presented with grants from HAAA:
Bluegrass in the Park - $1,500
Henderson Society of Art - $1,300
O.V.A.L. Art of Recycling - $500
O.V.A.L. Native American School Program - $1,000
Preston Arts Center National Geographic Exhibit - $1,000
Sandy Lee Songfest - $2,500
School of Fine Arts - $1,000
W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival - $3,000
Women's Honor Court - $200