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October 2017

Oct. 1: Wild Kratts Live!

October 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wild Kratts brothers

1 and 4:30 p.m. Morrison Center. Wild Kratts Live! is presented by the 2017-2018 Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise Season. Tickets start at just $22.50. Wild Kratts Live! is an all new theatrical stage show based the #1 animated television series Wild Kratts. Martin and Christ Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated Wild Kratts step out live on stage to engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story. Discounted student tickets are available at the Morrison Center Box Office for…

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Oct. 6: The Morrison Center Presents Michael Carbonaro

October 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Magician, Michael Carbonaro

7:30 p.m. Morrison Center. Tickets start at $49.50. Presented by Outback Concerts. From his hit television series "The Carbonaro Effect" on truTV, magician Michael Carbonaro brings his signature blend of bizarre antics, audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and mind-blowing magic, live on stage. For more information, please visit mc.boisestate.edu.

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November 2017

Nov. 3: LED – Waters Into Wilderness

November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LED Waters Into Wilderness

8 p.m. Morrison Center. LED is returning to the Morrison Center for the one-night-only premiere of their newest evening-length production: Waters Into Wilderness. For the past two years, LED has dazzled Boise audiences with their unique blend of athletic, contemporary dance, live original music, and film. Tickets start at $39.50 (ticketing fees not included). For more information, please visit http://www.morrisoncenter.com/.

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Nov. 8: Writing for Publication and Performance

November 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

6-7:30 p.m. Student Union Building, Bergquist Lounge. Panel features four published authors from genres including creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and Young Adult fiction. The panelists will share their experiences and offer publication advice for aspiring writers. Authors include: Bruce Ballenger, Phil Atlakson, Clyde Moneyhun, and Buffy Naillon.

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December 2017

Dec. 8-9: ‘Slice of Life’ Student Dance Concert

December 8, 2017 - December 9, 2017
$5 – $8
Dancers posed on steps

Times listed below. Peterson Theatre in the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. The Boise State Department of Theatre Arts presents "Slice of Life," a dance concert of all original student choreography. Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Tickets at the door: $8 general and $5 students/seniors.

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Dec. 8: The Story Collider, Stories About Science

December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Philosophy Talk – Meghan Sullivan

Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Student Union Building, Lookout Room. The Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering and the Discovery Center of Idaho present: the Story Collider, a nationally traveling live show and podcast featuring all kinds of storytellers. Five brave students will take the stage to tell their true, personal stories. No lectures, no slides, no props. Ranging from the intellectual to outrageous, from funny to profound, they’ll explore the deeply human side of engineering. The theme…

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Dec. 15: Ballet Idaho – The Nutcracker

December 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ballet Idaho - The Nutcracker

7:30 p.m. Morrison Center. Tickets start at $38 (ticketing fees not included). Presented by Ballet Idaho. Ballet Idaho continues the beloved holiday tradition of this timeless family classic, The Nutcracker. Join us as we celebrate the season in glittering fashion - a joyful and elegant holiday party for the children, magical and playful mice, Clara’s life-size Nutcracker doll’s transformation into the handsome prince, and a beautiful swirling snow scene. Over 100 children from the Ballet Idaho Academy will grace the stage…

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Dec. 16: Ballet Idaho – The Nutcracker

December 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ballet Idaho - The Nutcracker

2 and 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center. Tickets start at $38 (ticketing fees not included). Presented by Ballet Idaho. Ballet Idaho continues the beloved holiday tradition of this timeless family classic, The Nutcracker. Join us as we celebrate the season in glittering fashion - a joyful and elegant holiday party for the children, magical and playful mice, Clara’s life-size Nutcracker doll’s transformation into the handsome prince, and a beautiful swirling snow scene. Over 100 children from the Ballet Idaho Academy will grace…

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Dec. 17: Ballet Idaho – The Nutcracker

December 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ballet Idaho - The Nutcracker

Noon and 4 p.m. Morrison Center. Tickets start at $38 (ticketing fees not included). Presented by Ballet Idaho. Ballet Idaho continues the beloved holiday tradition of this timeless family classic, The Nutcracker. Join us as we celebrate the season in glittering fashion - a joyful and elegant holiday party for the children, magical and playful mice, Clara’s life-size Nutcracker doll’s transformation into the handsome prince, and a beautiful swirling snow scene. Over 100 children from the Ballet Idaho Academy will grace…

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January 2018

Jan. 30-Feb. 4: Morrison Center Presents “The Book of Mormon”

January 30 @ 12:00 am - February 4 @ 12:00 am

Morrison Center. The New York Times calls it “The best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning best musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across…

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February 2018

Feb. 9-10: Ballet Idaho Presents ‘Fleetwood Mac Collection’

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - February 10 @ 9:30 pm
Photo of ballet dancer in Fleetwood Mac Performance

7:30 p.m. Morrison Center. Presented by Ballet Idaho. The currently untitled Fleetwood Mac ballet joins two other ballets on the program. Agon, a collaboration between the composer Igor Stravinsky and the choreographer George Balanchine was new 60 years ago on Dec. 1 of this year. The New York Times has said of the ballet, “The combination of formality and intimacy has a charge both erotic and strenuous.” Also on the Fleetwood Mac Collection program is Raymonda’s Wedding, with choreography by Ballet Idaho artistic…

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March 2018

March 3-4: Morrison Center Presents ‘Kinky Boots’

March 3 @ 8:00 am - March 4 @ 5:00 pm
Photo from Broadway's 'Kinky Boots'

Morrison Center. Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business…

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March 8-18: Boise State Theatre and Music Departments present “Sweeney Todd”

March 8 @ 8:00 am - March 18 @ 5:00 pm
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's…

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March 11: Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s “Around the World in 80 Days”

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Photo of actors from Idaho Shakespeare Festival's "Around the World in 80 Days"

2 p.m. Morrison Center. Admission is free, no ticket required. Presented by Idaho Theater for Youth and the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation. “You don’t always get to have your say, but you have to tell yourself that it’s okay, because something good is gonna happen today.” Join the Morrison Center for a World Premiere Musical written just for Idaho Theater for Youth! An updated version of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, this musical takes you on a whirlwind tour of the…

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March 15: Dancing with the Stars Live! – Light Up The Night

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Promotional photo for Dancing with the Stars Live! Light Up The Night

8 p.m. Morrison Center. Presented by AEG Presents. Following the success of "Dancing with the Stars:Live! - Hot Summer Nights" and the 25th Season of Dancing with the Stars, America's favorite dance show, produced by BBCWP, is going back on tour across America this winter. This all-new production showcases every style of dance seen on ABC'S hit show produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, from sizzling salsas to elegant waltzes and high energy group numbers, plus original pieces choreographed by Emmy© winning…

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March 17: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Photo of performers holding penguin puppets in Mr. Popper's Penguins.

2 p.m. Morrison Center. The Velma V. Morrison Center presents Mr. Popper's Penguins. Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater's popular book is the perfect family treat. Recommended for ages four and above. Tickets are $10. For…

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March 20-21: Morrison Center Presents – Shen Yun

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - March 21 @ 9:30 pm
2018 Shen Yun Reviving 5000 Years of Civilization

7:30 p.m. Morrison Center. Presented by San Francisco Falun Buddha Study Association. Shen Yun is dedicated to reviving 5,000 years of divinely inspired civilization by bringing its profound spirit to life on stage with unrivaled artistic mastery. Yun combines ancient legends with technological innovations, historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops and classical Chinese dance with expressive storytelling, to share diverse ethnic and folk traditions. Children under four years of age will not be admitted. Tickets start at $86 (ticketing…

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April 2018

April 3-5: Morrison Center presents “A Chorus Line”

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - April 5 @ 9:30 pm
A Chorus Line

7:30 p.m. April 3, 4, and 5. Morrison Center. Presented by the 2017-2018 Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise Season. A Chorus Line is musical theatre in its most pure form!  Its celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage has earned the show unanimous praise as one of the true masterpieces of live theater. The iconographic stories - simultaneously touching, funny and inspiring - will haunt you long after you leave the theater.  A Chorus Line, with…

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April 11: Ethos Project Symposium

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ethos Project Symposium

6-8:00 p.m. Student Union Building, Simplot Ballroom. The Ethos Project empowers undergraduate students to see the importance of their voices as change-makers on campus and in the local community. This year, seven undergraduate students will share their stories and present their innovative, research-based advocacy work. The event will also feature Francisco Salinas as the respondent. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit: http://ethosprojectboise.com

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April 13: Backstage with the Artist

April 13 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

11:45 a.m. Simplot Performing Arts Center, 516 S. 9th Street.There will be an artist's talk with cellist Zuill Bailey as well as a discussion with a panel of Hemingway scholars including professor Clyde Moneyhun, professor Cheryl Hindrichs, Dr. Stacey Guill, lecturer Ruth Salter, and graduate student Tucker Grimshaw. The talk is free and open to the public.

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April 16: Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Photo of band 'Rain' during their "Tribute to The Beatles"

7:30 p.m. Morrison Center. Presented by the 2017-2018 Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise Season. Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, Rain will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular in addition to all your early favorites! This mind blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next…

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April 20-21: Ballet Idaho – Swan Lake

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - April 21 @ 9:30 pm
Ballet Idaho - Swan Lake

7:30 p.m. both nights. Morrison Center. There is an additional performance at 2 p.m. on April 21. Presented by Ballet Idaho. Peter Anastos' staging of Swan Lake is one of the glories of Ballet Idaho. True love triumphs over evil in this powerful story set to Tchaikovsky's memorable score. With stunning costumes and sets by David Walker, this spectacular production will captivate and enthrall you. Ballet Idaho is proud to close out its 2017/18 season with the world's most famous ballet.…

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April 26: Letters From Anne and Martin

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speakers on stage

7 p.m. Morrison Center. The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, home of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial presented "Letters From Anne" with music from Steve Eaton. Made possible with funding from the Morrison Center Endowment Foundations, we're drawing from the stories in the Memorial to share a larger, personal story with students and the broader community. The courage and eloquence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank is interwoven in a unique productions called “Letters from…

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May 2018

May 11 and 12: Morrison Center presents “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - May 12 @ 10:00 pm
Photo of a piano graphic that says "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" with Best Musical Tony Award Winner written on the side

8 p.m. Morrison Center. Presented by the 2017-2018 Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise Season. Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award® for best musical —A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder! Advisory: Adult Language - PG13. A Gentleman's Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by…

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June 2018

June 12-14: Morrison Center presents “Jersey Boys”

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - June 14 @ 9:30 pm
Photo of three singers in "Jersey Boys"

7:30 p.m. June 12, 13, and 14. Presented by the 2017-2018 Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise Season. “Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented…

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