At Stephens Auditorium, The Nutcracker Ballet, has become an annual holiday tradition for many families. Now in its 33rd year, this classic fairy tale showcases the sensational talent of over 200 dancers from local dance studios for three performances, December 14-15, 2013. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of bringing this whimsical, enchanting… Read more »
As we look out of our offices and see construction workers transforming our courtyard, it’s fun to think about all the history in between our inception and now. Enjoy this ‘blast from the past’ from music and theatre professor, Jeff Prater. This Iowa State University newsletter from March-April 1969 announces the opening act for Stephens… Read more »
On Saturday, Aug. 3, Iowa Public Radio’s Jacqueline Halbloom met with our General Manager, Mark North, and our Outreach Coordinator, Sara Compton, to talk about what we can expect from our upcoming Performing Arts Series and Youth Matinee Series. Listen: You can find the rest of the program at Iowa Public Radio’s website. Audio… Read more »
Where will the Big Yellow School Bus grants take you this year? Big Yellow School Bus Grants help underwrite field trips for preK-12 schools to attend arts events and applications are now available! We hope you’ll join us at Stephens Auditorium for our Youth Matinee Series or bring students to a Performing Arts Series production…. Read more »
We’re honored to have been named “Best Venue” in Story County for 2013 by the readers of The Ames Tribune. The hospitable, can-do ISU Center staff are always ready to do what it takes to ensure unique, successful events, and Story County Best Of voters say …what’s not to love? The Ames Tribune Be sure… Read more »
The California & Montreal Guitar Trios played a stunning performance to end their tour and our 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series: View More Photos Check out photos from our other events!
Our donors and staff had the chance to hang out with the members of Arrival after the show. Here’s some shots from the meet-and-greet: View More Photos Check out photos from our other events!
On Saturday, Apr. 6 at 11am, Iowa Public Radio’s Jacqueline Halbloom will be showcasing a number of artists performing in Iowa throughout the month. Of those featured, California Guitar Trio’s Paul Richards will be phoning in for an interview about the collaboration between his group and the Montreal Guitar Trio. We’ll delve with guitarist Paul… Read more »
The Iowa State Center welcomes two masterful guitar trios to the stage at Stephens Auditorium on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm. The California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio feature six astonishing guitar virtuosos representing four different countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and the United States). Together, they fuse more than 40 years of combined performing… Read more »
Arrival from Sweden is the world’s premiere ABBA tribute band. On Wednesday, April 3 at Stephens Auditorium, you can experience what it was like to see the group in concert with the staging, harmonies, and costumes that capture the spirit of the original ABBA. ABBA, Sweden’s biggest music export ever, sold over 370 million records… Read more »