Ticket sales begin for Lyceum Series events

Advance tickets now are available for Mississippi State's 2013-14 Lyceum Series.

With the university's longest running entertainment program set to get under way in mid-September, admissions may be purchased for all six, or individually selected, performances.

Gretchen Parlato, an award-winning jazz vocalist soon to join the faculty at New York's Manhattan School of Music, will inaugurate the season Sept. 19. As with all but the final Lyceum event this year, her performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium.

Because of continuing renovations to Lee Hall, seating for all shows again will be general admission only. For seating details, as well as ticket-purchase links and other information, visit www.lyceum.msstate.edu or telephone the Center for Student Activities at 662-325-2930.

Season-ticket renewals may be completed through July 26, with new season-ticket holders to begin their purchases July 29-Aug. 9. Regular, senior-citizen discount and MSU employee season ticket purchases may be made at Colvard Student Union Suite 314 or by telephoning the number listed above.

All individual tickets for the six performances go on sale Aug. 12.

Free (with identification) MSU student tickets are available prior to each event.

In addition to Parlato, this year's performers include:

--Nov. 5, the Portland Cello Project, a collective group presenting mixed genres that often blurs musical lines and perceptions;

--Dec. 4, a Christmas show featuring the Irish Tenors to help set the mood for the holiday season;

--Feb. 20, the American Shakespeare Center cast returns, this time with its rendition of William Shakespeare's "Othello";

--Feb. 27, Koresh, a Philadelphia, Pa.-based contemporary dance company that also will hold public workshops in addition to their performance; and

--April 6, the Montana Repertory's presentation of "The Miracle Worker," an inspiring story of Alabama native Helen Keller. This special Sunday performance begins at 6 p.m.

Additional information on the individual shows is available at www.lyceum.msstate.edu/#!screening-room.

Sammy McDavid | University Relations

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