Be Purdue Convocations’ guest for the 2014-15 season

News 18 This Morning interview with Todd Wetzel

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Purdue Convocations promises a diverse array of shows and events for the 2014-15 concert season. It offers something new as well as some crowd favorites.

“‘Mamma Mia!’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ are smash engagements, so we’re bringing them back by popular demand. Audiences are thrilled to have those shows in the lineup, and we are too,” said Convocations director Todd Wetzel when he appeared on News 18 This Morning.

New to the market is “Sister Act,” a musical based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg.

Wetzel also said one of the shows this season is a Broadway stage play, “Peter and the Starcatcher” which is a prequel to “Peter Pan.”

Purdue Convocations will also present some lecture series such as the three-part “If/Then: Deciding Our Future” series.

“We’ve created this platform that essentially raises the questions about the decisions we make and the questions that loom ahead of us. ‘If/Then’ has three different parts. One of course is a visit by the world renowned astrophysicist Brian Greene, so it will be terrific to have him on campus in a large-scale public lecture,” described Wetzel.

The second part focuses on the long-reaching impact of artificial intelligence on day-to-day living and the future, while the conclusion of the series examines environmental issues through the context of music and projected images.

Tickets for Friends of Convocations are available from now until June 3. If you’d like to become a Friend, call Convocations staff at 765-494-9712.

Purdue Convocations is also offering a Pick 5 program, where you can purchase tickets to five events or more and save up to 15 percent off most performances. That presale lasts from July 1 to July 11.

Tickets can be purchased online, at the Stewart Center box office Monday through Friday or at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW.

You can get information on all of the scheduled events on the Convocations website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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