2018–19 Live on Pratt Series Presented by InFirst Bank

Posted on 7/30/2018 9:44:45 AM

Laugh, dance, sing along, and more with this season’s event lineup coming to the Toretti Auditorium for LIVE on Pratt, presented by InFirst Bank. The season will bring a wide genre of shows in an intimate, small theater setting. The nine-show series features legendary musical acts, comedy, and, of course, favorite off-Broadway musicals.

The Three Stooges Live on Stage!

The Three Stooges Live on Stage! is a revival of the iconic live Three Stooges stage show that played the legendary MGM Grand in Las Vegas from 1994 through 1996. This reprise boasts the best Three Stooges impersonators and is the only official show authorized, cleared, and licensed from the family estates of Howard, Fine, and DeRita. This show features the actual grandson of Curly Howard! Join the Three Stooges as they kick off the LIVE on Pratt series on Friday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Yakov Smirnoff

Stand-up comedian Yakov Smirnoff will take the stage on Saturday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m. A mainstay on the entertainment scene since the late 1970’s, Yakov Smirnoff has co-starred in movies with Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Jack Nicholson. Yakov has also given command performances at the White House for several presidents and honored guests. Yakov is best known for starring in the sitcom What a Country!

Heart by Heart

As the original rhythm section for the American rock band Heart, bassist Steve Fossen and drummer Michael Derosier are the powerful driving engine behind the band’s classic hits like “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” “Crazy On You,” “Magic Man,” “Even It Up,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Heartless,” “Kick It Out”—and the list goes on. Now Fossen and Derosier are back together with Heart by Heart, a new band dedicated to performing the legendary music of Heart in the most genuine way possible. Heart by Heart will rock the stage on Saturday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Firefall

Don’t miss out on seeing the ’80s platinum band Firefall on Friday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. For founder Jock Bartley, Firefall is a 40-year labor of love. Their layered harmonies backed by driving rhythms transcended many genres from rock to country to AC and brought the band platinum and gold success with such hits as “You Are the Woman,” “Strange Way,” and “Just Remember I Love You.”

Chinese Warriors of Peking

The whole family will be enthralled by the high-intensity martial arts and breathtaking acrobatics of the Chinese Warriors of Peking. Set during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) in the ancient capital Peking, this amazing performance reenacts the annual royal Martial Arts tournament where the country’s finest warriors demonstrate their impressive skills and acrobats entertain the crowds with gravity-defying feats. Experience the talented martial artists and acrobats on Thursday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m.

The Official Blues Brothers Revue

The Official Blues Brothers Revue duo, comprised of Kieron (Elwood Blues) Lafferty and Wayne (Jake Blues) Catania, were hand-picked by Dan Aykroyd; the wife of the late John Belushi, Judith Belushi Pisano; and the original Blues Brothers musical director, Paul Shaffer, to carry the torch first lit by the iconic duo of Aykroyd and Belushi on Saturday Night Live in 1978 and later immortalized in the eponymous blockbuster 1980 film directed by John Landis. Judy Belushi, referring to the duo as anything but an imitation of the original act said, “Kieron and Wayne are not imitators—they live the music and embody the characters.” The Official Blues Brothers Revue will raise the roof of the Toretti Auditorium on Friday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Forbidden Broadway

From Annie to Phantom to Wicked, Forbidden Broadway is a fall-down funny, satirical roast of over 30 Broadway hits featuring outrageous costumes, silly spoofs of the songs you know by heart, and madcap impressions by a stellar cast. Newer spoofs include Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, and Once. It’s never been more fun poking fun at your favorite musicals and stars! A New York sensation for 35 years, the talented quartet of comic chameleons throw out pointed parodies at a dizzying pace. Whether you are a seasoned theater-goer or new to it all, the Tony Award-winning Forbidden Broadway is your one-stop ticket to non-stop laughs. It will leave you begging for more on Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m.

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and Im in Therapy

The three-time award-winning My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and Im in Therapy is now one of the longest running one-man comedy shows in history that has been seen by almost a million people. One part lasagna, one part kreplach, two parts Prozac. You don’t have to be Italian or Jewish to love this show. All you need to know is what it’s like to leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache. You’ll be laughing so hard you will leave the building in tears on Sunday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Menopause the Musical

It’s back by popular demand! Menopause the Musical is a hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 15 years. Set in a department store, four women—with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra on sale—come to find they have more to share than ever imagined. The cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats, and chocolate binges. With three special performances in Indiana on Saturday, April 6, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 7, at 2:30 p.m.

Season subscription packages for LIVE on Pratt are now on sale and can be purchased at the KCAC Box Office. 4Pak subscriptions begin at $80, and purchasers will receive special perks, including reserved parking and discount ticket offers to other events at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Single-show tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks. Choose your favorite four shows and purchase a 4 Pak subscription today!