Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Doudna

Pictured is Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, scheduled to perform Dec. 5 at the Doudna Fine Arts Center

CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University’s Doudna Fine Arts Center is launching its 10th performance season at the facility in Charleston. The new season features a wide array of concerts, dance performances, theater productions, comedy troupes and much more. Tickets are available now.

The 2017-18 lineup includes amazing instrumentalists, dazzling dance performers, a spellbinding entertainer who will amuse you and frighten you with his tales of the fantastic, a holiday party that will have everyone jumpin’ and jivin’, and much more, according to a press release.

“We’re really looking forward to offering our audience guests a fun and entertaining year,” said Dan Crews, programming director at the Doudna. “Sometime I don’t think people realize what a wonderful facility the Doudna is and that it’s located right in their backyard.”

Crews also emphasized that area residents don’t have to drive a great distance and spend a lot of money for arts entertainment; all they need to do is come to the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

In addition to the premier events, the Doudna also presents a wide array of talented student performers from Eastern’s music and theater departments. Over 100 concerts, recitals, productions and special events will be presented in the facility. For a complete list of performances, visit the Doudna website at www.eiu.edu/doudna.

The Doudna Fine Arts Center offers several discount options for those ordering tickets for the 10th season. Those patrons purchasing tickets totaling more then $101 will receive a 10 percent discount. Those who spend $201 will receive a 15 percent discount and those spending $301 will receive a 20 percent discount.

For details, contact the Doudna’s programming director Dan Crews at doudnatix@eiu.edu.

Tickets for the new season can be purchased online at www.eiu.edu/doudna or at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and one hour prior to each scheduled performance.

The Doudna Fine Arts Center has three world-class venues that offer comfortable seating. The center is located on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston at 1860 Seventh St. off of Garfield Street. For pictures and schedules, up-to-date announcements and news, along with special ticket offers, like the Doudna at www.facebook.com/thedoudna.

For Doudna reservations and information, or to arrange accommodations for those needing special assistance contact Doudna Fine Art Patron Services at 217-581-3110 or email doudnatix@eiu.edu. The Doudna Fine Arts Center offers free parking in lots adjacent to the center’s main entrance.

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