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Masterworks III: Bach & Beethoven

Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $15

For every adult ticket purchased, a youth ticket is $5




JBU is happy to welcome once again the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas to the stage of the Berry Performing Arts Center in a special concert.  Repertoire includes:

• Christopher Cerrone, High Windows

• Bach, Concerto for Two Violins

• Zsolt Eder and Miho Oda Sakon, violins

• Beethoven, Symphony No. 2

2018-2019 Season 


Ticket Pricing
Season Ticket Information
Purchasing Tickets

Stage Productions

Leaving Iowa

By Tim Clue and Spike Manton

Sept. 28, 29, & Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct, 6 at 1 p.m. 

A heartwarming combination of nostalgia and humor, tears and laughter, Leaving Iowa is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father's ashes to his childhood home, as requested. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don's memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found himself or herself driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of his or her youth.


Sense & SensibilitySense and Sensibility

By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen

Feb. 8, 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?


Hello, Dolly!

Book by Michael Stewart; Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman; Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder 

Oct. 25, 26, Nov. 1 & 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.

This blockbuster Broadway hit bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are sure to delight our audiences!


The Fantasticks

Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones; Music by Harvey Schmidt

March 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 p.m., and March 9 at 2 p.m.

The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. 



Artist Series

Christopher MacRae

Christopher MacRae, tenor

Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. 

Having been praised for “his musicality and dramatic portrayals” as well as possessing “a beautiful and sonorous tenor voice,” Christopher MacRae has appeared across Canada and the United States in a wide range of repertoire. We are pleased to host Dr. MacRae for the first time at JBU!




Jubilant Sykes, baritone

Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m.

Perhaps no vocalist of our time possesses a more exquisitely versatile instrument than the Grammy nominated baritone Jubilant Sykes. Mr. Sykes brings a new dimension to the traditional career of the classically trained vocalist by drawing on gospel and jazz influences to deliver performances in differing musical genres that often leave audiences and critics searching for new superlatives.  JBU is delighted to host Mr. Sykes again in this special performance!


Kwan Yi

Kwan Yi, piano

Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. 

Pianist Kwan Yi has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center, Chicago Symphony Center, Kravis Center of the Arts, Großer Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks, Auditorium du Louvre, Teatro Principal de Alicante, and Seoul Arts Center. We are excited for him to perform in the Berry Performing Arts Center!


Aaron StampflElena




Aaron Stampfl & Elena Cholakova, duo pianos

Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.

JBU is pleased to present Aaron Stampfl and Elena Cholakova in a unique recital on our two Steinway concert grands.  Both have earned their doctorate degrees at esteemed Northwestern University, and both have performed in prestigious concert halls.  Young, talented, vibrant: we are in for a treat!




Individual Ticket Prices

Stage Series performances:

Artist Series performances:

Adult — $16

Adult — $10

Discounted Adult — $ 14
(senior, JBU faculty/staff, JBU Alumni)

Discounted Adult — $ 10
(senior, JBU faculty/staff, JBU Alumni)

Student — $7

Student — $5

JBU Student — $3

JBU Student — FREE


Season Ticket Prices

This year, there are two options for season packages, offering great flexibility.   For events with multiple dates, you select the dates for your subscription. 

Season packages are priced as follows:

Package 1 
(All 4 Stage + all 4 Artist Series at over 20% savings)

Package 2 — (Choose any 5 of the 8 events)

Adult — $80

Adult — $60

Discounted Adult — $75
(senior, JBU faculty/staff, JBU Alumni)

Discounted Adult — $ 50
(senior, JBU faculty/staff, JBU Alumni)

Student — $35

Student — $30


How to Purchase Tickets


Online: Online ticket purchases for individual or season packages may be made here.

By Phone: Call the Box Office at (479) 524-7382. We will reserve the next best available seats in your name, and you may pay and pick them up at the box office one hour prior to the performance. Purchase tickets by cash, check, or credit card via this option. Seats are guaranteed until 15 minutes prior to the designated event's scheduled start, at which time JBU reserves the right to release any unclaimed seats for re-sale. Ticket-holding patrons should be seated at 15 minutes before event start time. 

At the Door: Tickets may be purchased at the box office immediately prior to the performance via cash, check, or credit card. We do not recommend this option because many performances are well-attended and we cannot guarantee seating.

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