IU Auditorium Announces 2019-2020 Season

Apr 18 / 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Ind – Subscriptions and pre-orders are available now for the Indiana University Auditorium 2019­–2020 which season launches this October with a special lineup celebrating IU’s Bicentennial year. The season features award-winning Broadway hits, two Friday night Homecoming shows, contemporary and classical musical acts, dance, and more. 

The 2019–2020 season has something for everyone, with shows that have been audience favorites through the years, new productions never before seen in Bloomington, and an array of connections Indiana University has worldwide with the best in arts and entertainment.


For the first time ever, IU Auditorium will present two week-long Broadway runs in the same season with Tony Award-winning musicals The Book of Mormon and Les Misérables. Other Broadway hits on the schedule include the Bloomington premieres of The Color Purple,Waitress, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical


Other can’t-miss performances include The Daily Show host Trevor Noah performing two Friday night Homecoming weekend shows, fan favorite STOMP, a performance of remarkable dance by Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Company, music by the Minnesota Orchestra, and much more.


Threaded throughout the season are numerous ties to IU and the IU Auditorium stage. The first performance of the season features IU graduate Edgar Meyer along with longtime collaborated Béla Fleckand Zakir Hussain; Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance Visiting Scholar and IU alumna Harriet Leve is co-producer of both STOMP and Beautifuland Carole King herself performed at the Auditorium in 1976. The time-honored annual holiday shows will return again next season with performances by the IU-born a cappella group Straight No Chaser, IU alum Dennis James, and the IU Singing Hoosiers.


“We at IU Auditorium are thrilled to present the 2019–2020 season as part of Indiana University’s Bicentennial celebration,” said IU Auditorium Executive Director Doug Booher. “This milestone season is packed with something for everybody including four Bloomington Broadway premieres, an IU Auditorium co-commissioned work from legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones, and the return of some familiar favorites. We are also excited to present two Friday night performances by Trevor Noah that harkens back to the earlier traditions of Homecoming when IU welcomed legendary comedians such as Red Skelton, Bob Newhart, and Bob Hope. And once again, we will continue to expand our efforts to connect visiting artists to our local community.”


To get the best possible seats, patrons may become IU Auditorium subscribers by choosing five or more season events. They can purchase these using a variety of payment options, including payroll deduction for IU employees and bursar billing for IU students. Subscribing at this time allows patrons to get the best seats available before tickets go on sale to the general public on August 20 for The Book of Mormon and August 30 for all remaining shows. In addition, subscriptions and pre-orders will be able to take advantage of an up 15% savings on most show titles. More information can be found at IUauditorium.com or by calling (812) 855-1103. The priority date for subscriptions to the 2019­–2020 season is Friday, July 19.

The IU Auditorium 2019-2020 season is presented with support from season partners Curry Auto Center, The Herald-Times, B97, IU Residential Programs and Services, World Arts, Inc., and the Cook Family of Companies.


To see the complete list of events for the 2019–2020 season, visit IUauditorium.com. Tickets are available online 24/7 at IUauditorium.com or in person at the IU Auditorium box office, open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


2019–2020 IU Auditorium Season


Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer - October 5


Trevor Noah - October 11 (2 shows)


Dennis James Hosts Halloween - October 24


The Book of Mormon - October 29 - November 3


STOMP - November 14


Chimes of Christmas - December 7 (2 shows)


Straight No Chaser - December 13


The Minnesota Orchestra - January 22


Les Misérables - February 4 - 9


Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company - February 22


The Color Purple - February 24 & 25


Ladysmith Black Mambazo - March 10


Waitress - March 31 & April 1


Beautiful - The Carole King Story - April 17 - 19