Our Mainstage Series brings you some of the best artists in music, dance, and theater from around the globe. Each season showcases a variety of acts from diverse genres. Musical offerings have included everything from bluegrass to big band, Celtic, string ensembles, jazz, and soul. World-class performers from Broadway and beyond have brought everything from show tunes to ballet to our Mainstage audiences.
“GO DADDY-O!” The kings of swing made famous with their notable singles, “Go Daddy-O”, “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight”, and “Mr. Pinstripe Suit” are known for their swinging styles of the 40s and 50s complete with Rat Pack lingo and zoot suits. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s fusion of classic American sounds from the jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band traditions makes for an irresistible celebration.
2015 Grammy nominee for country album of the year, Lee Ann Womack wants something far more radical: to be real. Strip it all away, get to the core of life, love and raw emotion – and you find songs that distill it all to the stopping power of a hollow point bullet.
The largest touring illusion show in the United States, carrying over 30,000 pounds of equipment, and is 3 times larger than any other touring illusion show. Nelson Illusions features the largest illusion ever seen: the 21-foot-long Drill of Death which goes through a woman and lifts her 18 feet in the air. Nelson Illusions is a one-of-a-kind theatrical spectacle that combines rare & original illusions from around the world with award-winning, jaw-dropping magic. The show features four Master Magicians, each >
This Grammy nominated six-piece bluegrass band hails from Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 2004, the band has since gained a level of notability by playing on the Grand Ole Opry and in bluegrass festivals around the country. In 2005, the band won the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year Award, as well as the Song of the Year award for “Me and John and Paul”. In 2006 and 2007, they won the IBMA Entertainer of the Year.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.
As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice.
Since appearing on NBC’s The Sing Off, VoicePlay has taken the timeless sound of vocal music and turned it completely on its head. Re-imagined as a full stage show, amazing, humorous, and vertigo-inducing harmonies pepper VoicePlay’s music-without-music sound as it ping-pongs between eras and styles, channeling the breadth of the musical landscape and lacing it with inventive and often hilarious on-stage theatrics.
This favorite of the Bob and Tom Radio Show and regular of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, ABC, CBS, and FOX. This master comedian has a unique style where jokes are clean, ridiculous and designed to do nothing other than make people LAUGH!
Direct from Russia, the Moscow Festival Ballet once again brings its world-class talent to Hatfield Hall, this time with a double dose of classical dance. First, Bizet’s emotional score is paired with Toni Pimble’s choreography in Carmen. Then, Shakespeare’s iconic Romeo and Juliet comes to life in dance. Ballet buffs won’t want to miss this special performance. This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the >
This show is unlike anything you’ve ever seen – an African-style Cirque du Soleil combining the mysticism and magic of the African continent with the excitement of theatrical cirque. Uniquely talented artists from across 16 African nations are accompanied by live musicians. This colorfully costumed troupe is a visual spectacle of non-stop action including South African vocalists, gumboot dancers and contortionists, Zimbabwean percussionists, Egyptian limbo dancers, Gabonese tumblers, and amazing pole acts.