E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron

E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall is owned and operated by The University of Akron for use by students and faculty of The University and by community and civic organizations active in the performing arts.

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Our hearts are full of gratitude for our audience members, volunteers and performers. Thank you for making E.J. Thomas P...
11/25/2021

Our hearts are full of gratitude for our audience members, volunteers and performers. Thank you for making E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall a truly special home for the Akron arts community!

Our hearts are full of gratitude for our audience members, volunteers and performers. Thank you for making E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall a truly special home for the Akron arts community!

Merry Christmas Darling?What's your favorite Carpenter's Song? Comment below for a chance to win two orchestra tickets t...
11/23/2021

Merry Christmas Darling?
What's your favorite Carpenter's Song? Comment below for a chance to win two orchestra tickets to "A Carpenter's Christmas "starring Helen Welch. Winner will be announced on Friday 11/26 at 10am. https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005AE9BC392CDB?fbclid=IwAR1gsNgcKQr26G8l5FgGWJLlL6ij5tvL9TDt2P0DOF8KrUXTt2PCODfBaQk

Merry Christmas Darling?
What's your favorite Carpenter's Song? Comment below for a chance to win two orchestra tickets to "A Carpenter's Christmas "starring Helen Welch. Winner will be announced on Friday 11/26 at 10am. https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005AE9BC392CDB?fbclid=IwAR1gsNgcKQr26G8l5FgGWJLlL6ij5tvL9TDt2P0DOF8KrUXTt2PCODfBaQk

JUST ANNOUNCED: Jazz vocalist Diane Schuur 3/18/22 at 7:30 pm. Presale begins 11/24 at 10 am with the code SCHUUR. Don't...
11/22/2021

JUST ANNOUNCED: Jazz vocalist Diane Schuur 3/18/22 at 7:30 pm. Presale begins 11/24 at 10 am with the code SCHUUR. Don't miss this hot night of cool jazz.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Jazz vocalist Diane Schuur 3/18/22 at 7:30 pm. Presale begins 11/24 at 10 am with the code SCHUUR. Don't miss this hot night of cool jazz.

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! The Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly Rock 'n' Roll Dream Tour by Base Hologram. Coming to EJ Thomas Ha...
11/22/2021

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! The Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly Rock 'n' Roll Dream Tour by Base Hologram. Coming to EJ Thomas Hall on February 22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Venue presale begins November 23 at 10 am with the password HOLO.

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! The Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly Rock 'n' Roll Dream Tour by Base Hologram. Coming to EJ Thomas Hall on February 22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Venue presale begins November 23 at 10 am with the password HOLO.

Come on Baby! Let's do the twist! Presale tickets to Chubby Checker are now available! Join Chubby for a night of rock &...
11/18/2021
Chubby Checker: King of The Twist Tickets Feb 05, 2022 Akron, OH | Ticketmaster

Come on Baby! Let's do the twist!
Presale tickets to Chubby Checker are now available! Join Chubby for a night of rock & roll classics at EJ Thomas Hall on February 5, 2022. Use the code THETWIST for exclusive presale access. https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005B7091C91571

Buy Chubby Checker: King of The Twist tickets at the E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron in Akron, OH for Feb 05, 2022 at Ticketmaster.

11/18/2021

Picture it! Miami 1985...Looking for a great holiday gift? Tickets to "That Golden Girls Show" on February 16, 2022 would be the perfect present for the Golden Girls fan in your life. Presale is open now at Ticketmaster.
Use the presale code ROSE for access to the best seats! https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005B70DBF94BB3

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!That Golden Girls Show February 16 at 7:30 p.m.‘That Golden Girls Show!’ is a brand-new show that ...
11/15/2021
That Golden Girls Show

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!
That Golden Girls Show
February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
‘That Golden Girls Show!’ is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments – with puppets!
Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, s*x, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down.
Presale begins 11/18/21 at 10 am and Public On Sale is 11/19/21 at 10 am.

Picture it! Miami, 1985… ‘That Golden Girls Show!’ is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments – with puppets! G...

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!The King of the Twist, CHUBBY CHECKER live at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Saturday FEBRUAR...
11/15/2021

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!
The King of the Twist, CHUBBY CHECKER live at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Saturday FEBRUARY 5th!
Presale starts Wednesday 11/17 at 10am. General on sale Fri. 11/19 at 10am. https://calendar.uakron.edu/ej/event/18183-1

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!
The King of the Twist, CHUBBY CHECKER live at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Saturday FEBRUARY 5th!
Presale starts Wednesday 11/17 at 10am. General on sale Fri. 11/19 at 10am. https://calendar.uakron.edu/ej/event/18183-1

The land of the free because of the brave. Thank you Veterans and all those who serve.
11/11/2021

The land of the free because of the brave. Thank you Veterans and all those who serve.

The land of the free because of the brave. Thank you Veterans and all those who serve.

Light up your holidays with this popular and dazzling family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a whimsica...
11/08/2021

Light up your holidays with this popular and dazzling family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family! https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005AFBD40552F5

Light up your holidays with this popular and dazzling family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family! https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005AFBD40552F5

The Akron Symphony Orchestra will once again fill the hall with music this week and we are not the only people excited t...
11/07/2021
Spouses among Akron Symphony musicians anticipating long-awaited return

The Akron Symphony Orchestra will once again fill the hall with music this week and we are not the only people excited to welcome them back!

Akron Symphony Orchestra musicians Matt and Laura Dudack look forward to playing in first full orchestra concert back at E.J. Thomas Hall in 20 months.

You left us a LOT of toilet paper but the E.J. Thomas auditorium was back to sparkling in no time thanks to a great (spe...
11/02/2021

You left us a LOT of toilet paper but the E.J. Thomas auditorium was back to sparkling in no time thanks to a great (specially hired) cleaning crew. Enjoy these shots from The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Spectacular!

Photos: Keli Schimelpfenig, E.J. Thomas Hall Marketing Manager

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! - THE MASKED SINGER NATIONAL TOUR 2022 - at E.J. Thomas Hall on June 9th , 2022.Featuring celebri...
11/01/2021

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! - THE MASKED SINGER NATIONAL TOUR 2022 - at E.J. Thomas Hall on June 9th , 2022.
Featuring celebrity guest hosts from the TV show (to be announced at a later date), as well as one local celebrity who will perform in a top-secret disguise. The audience will attempt to decipher the clues to guess the identity until the local celebrity is unmasked at the end of the night. Tickets on sale Wednesday November 3 at 8 p.m.

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! - THE MASKED SINGER NATIONAL TOUR 2022 - at E.J. Thomas Hall on June 9th , 2022.
Featuring celebrity guest hosts from the TV show (to be announced at a later date), as well as one local celebrity who will perform in a top-secret disguise. The audience will attempt to decipher the clues to guess the identity until the local celebrity is unmasked at the end of the night. Tickets on sale Wednesday November 3 at 8 p.m.

Happy Halloween from all the pumpkins at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall!
10/31/2021

Happy Halloween from all the pumpkins at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall!

Happy Halloween from all the pumpkins at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall!

JUST ANNOUNCED! Belinda Davis in The Greatest Love of All is coming to E.J. on Sunday, January 30th! Tickets go on Sale ...
10/29/2021

JUST ANNOUNCED! Belinda Davis in The Greatest Love of All is coming to E.J. on Sunday, January 30th! Tickets go on Sale Monday (11/1/) at 12 p.m.

JUST ANNOUNCED! Belinda Davis in The Greatest Love of All is coming to E.J. on Sunday, January 30th! Tickets go on Sale Monday (11/1/) at 12 p.m.

E.J. Thomas Hall is decked in pink this month for breast cancer awareness. #mammogramsmatter #getscreened
10/25/2021

E.J. Thomas Hall is decked in pink this month for breast cancer awareness. #mammogramsmatter #getscreened

E.J. Thomas Hall is decked in pink this month for breast cancer awareness. #mammogramsmatter #getscreened

The meet and greet (VIP ticket that was purchased separately) with Barry Bostwick will begin at 6:45 p.m. this evening. ...
10/22/2021

The meet and greet (VIP ticket that was purchased separately) with Barry Bostwick will begin at 6:45 p.m. this evening. While the VIP ticket lists the movie pre-show activities start time of 8 pm, the meet and greet will begin at 6:45 p.m. An usher will direct you to the meeting area when you arrive.

The meet and greet (VIP ticket that was purchased separately) with Barry Bostwick will begin at 6:45 p.m. this evening. While the VIP ticket lists the movie pre-show activities start time of 8 pm, the meet and greet will begin at 6:45 p.m. An usher will direct you to the meeting area when you arrive.

A few things to know for the Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Tour Spectacular! •Prop bags with interactive it...
10/21/2021

A few things to know for the Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Tour Spectacular!

•Prop bags with interactive items will be on sale in the lobby.

•Masks are required in all university buildings. Rocky Horror Picture Show masks will be on sale in the lobby.

•The costume contest judges will be roaming the lobbies beginning 7- 7:30 pm - lobby doors will open at 6:45 pm. Costumes do not need to be RHPS themed.

•Why come in costume? Because you have a chance to win $100 cash, and two tickets to ANY upcoming 2021-22 season show. Along with getting your picture taken onstage with BARRY BOSTWICK. AND a pair of UNDERWEAR signed by Barry himself!

•Our cash only bar and concessions will be open and ready to serve.

now, LET'S DO THE TIME WARP.....AGAIN!

Tuesday Musical Association kicks off the 2021-22 Season tonight with Voces8. Part of the School of Music’s Kulas Concer...
10/19/2021
VOCES8 - Performances - Details - Tuesday Musical Association

Tuesday Musical Association kicks off the 2021-22 Season tonight with Voces8. Part of the School of Music’s Kulas Concert Series, generously supported by the Cleveland-Based Kulas Foundation, in collaboration with Tuesday Musical Association.
British a ca****la ensemble VOCES8’s “Choral Dances” program spans Bach to Irving Berlin. Free for all students. For tickets visit https://www.tuesdaymusical.org/performances/details/voces8/3566/

VOCES8

It's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW 45th Anniversary Spectacular! week at E.J. Thomas Hall! Barry Bostwick (the original Brad...
10/18/2021

It's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW 45th Anniversary Spectacular! week at E.J. Thomas Hall! Barry Bostwick (the original Brad Majors) will be here live in person FRIDAY NIGHT (Oct. 22nd) to host the movie along with a shadow cast of characters and AUDIENCE PARTIC...PATION! Props bags and Rocky masks will be on sale in the lobby and come in costume for the COSTUME CONTEST hosted by Barry before the movie screening. We have a limited number of $20 orchestra seats available in the link below in the comments. Post your favorite picture of you in costume (from any time or place) in our comments below for a chance to win 2 seats to the show. Winners will be drawn daily!

Voces8 will be taking the E.J. Stage next Tuesday with the Tuesday Musical Association series opening convert.Our 2021-2...
10/13/2021

Voces8 will be taking the E.J. Stage next Tuesday with the Tuesday Musical Association series opening convert.

Our 2021-22 Akron Concert Series: fabulous musical experiences you won't find anywhere else! All tickets now on sale at tuesdaymusical.org.

Voces8 will be taking the E.J. Stage next Tuesday with the Tuesday Musical Association series opening convert.

Our 2021-22 Akron Concert Series: fabulous musical experiences you won't find anywhere else! All tickets now on sale at tuesdaymusical.org.

ORDER UP! The pie is in the house! We still have a few limited seats left at the diner for you tonight and tomorrow!#Wai...
10/08/2021

ORDER UP! The pie is in the house! We still have a few limited seats left at the diner for you tonight and tomorrow!

#WaitressOnTour #waitressmusical #WAITRESS

ORDER UP! The pie is in the house! We still have a few limited seats left at the diner for you tonight and tomorrow!

#WaitressOnTour #waitressmusical #WAITRESS

We're a little over two weeks away until Barry Bostwick and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Spectacular!...
10/06/2021
‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ star to host film screening in Akron

We're a little over two weeks away until Barry Bostwick and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Spectacular!" comes to E.J. We're giving away a four pack of orchestra seats and all you have to do is tell us your favorite character from the show. Comment below with your favorite cast member and you'll be entered! Tickets will be drawn randomly on Wednesday the 13th. Good luck!

The event, set for Friday, Oct. 22, will mark the 45th birthday of “Rocky Horror Picture Show."

It's a BIG week at E.J. with both Theresa Caputo the Long Island Medium Live! on Thursday night and The Waitress Tour op...
10/04/2021

It's a BIG week at E.J. with both Theresa Caputo the Long Island Medium Live! on Thursday night and The Waitress Tour opening our 2021-2022 Broadway in Akron series on Friday! It's not too late to get tickets for performances!

It's a BIG week at E.J. with both Theresa Caputo the Long Island Medium Live! on Thursday night and The Waitress Tour opening our 2021-2022 Broadway in Akron series on Friday! It's not too late to get tickets for performances!

Theresa Caputo will be in Akron next Thursday at E.J. Thomas Hall and is giving away a pair of seats to one very lucky f...
09/30/2021

Theresa Caputo will be in Akron next Thursday at E.J. Thomas Hall and is giving away a pair of seats to one very lucky first responder. Tag a health care worker, police or fire person for a chance for them to win 2 free tickets to see Theresa in person! Tickets will be drawn at random on Tuesday, October 5th. (No limits on entries but each tag must be for different individuals.)

Theresa Caputo will be in Akron next Thursday at E.J. Thomas Hall and is giving away a pair of seats to one very lucky first responder. Tag a health care worker, police or fire person for a chance for them to win 2 free tickets to see Theresa in person! Tickets will be drawn at random on Tuesday, October 5th. (No limits on entries but each tag must be for different individuals.)

09/28/2021

We have a very special message from Barry Bostwick for all you Rocky Horror Picture Show Fans! October 22 is the big night so be sure to get your tickets early!

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The Dance Institute of The University of Akron will present the world premiere of The Akron Nutcracker in collaboration with Verb Ballets and the Akron Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 16 & 17 at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron. This twist on the traditional Nutcracker will recreate the sights and sounds of Akron. Learn more and purchase tickets: http://ow.ly/cHmA50GO9BK
Our first episode is live! We are reviewing Waitress, seen at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron as apart of the Broadway in Akron series. Listen now on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0BZ2z9DBImDWu7P7IFIaMf
I am a long-time fan of the Guess Who and received your announcement of booking the Guess Who. This is not the "Real" Guess Who. The bass player, Jim Kale, owns the name and tours with a bunch of musicians completely unrelated to the Burton Cummings-led band. Your patrons are being misled.
Voces8 made musical magic here this week! On Monday, the famed British vocal octet taught this fabulous masterclass for students at The University of Akron School of Music. On Tuesday, they shared their talents with students and teachers at Coventry High School and then thrilled the full-house audience for our season-opening concert at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron. Two UA choirs, under the direction of Professor Marie Bucoy-Calavan, joined VOICES8 on stage for two pieces. Judging from the applause and standing ovations, the audience loved every minute! Well-earned pizza and spumoni at Luigi's Restaurant ended the night!
From Bigfoot Bones to haunted Macarons, there's something fun for everyone downtown in the days leading up to Halloween. Here's a quick listing: Thursday, October 21 | 6:30 - 8 pm Akron Art Museum presents AAM After Work: Zombies & More Friday, October 22 8 pm at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron catch the Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Spectacular, with special guest Brad Majors himself, Barry Bostwick. 8 pm at the Akron Civic Theatre's Knight Stage, Millennial Theatre Project performs the Rocky Horror Show live! 8 - 11:30 pm is the V***n Vibes Costume Party at OH SNAP Photo Lab Saturday, October 23 9 am is the Gourdy's Pumpkin Run at Lock 3 4 - 11:30(ish) pm is Phantasy Fest in Locks 3 & 4, with Mythical Madness at the Curated Storefront exhibition Clayton Bailey: World of Wonders. 7 - 9 pm Spooky Macaron & Cocktail Flight at NOMZ, featuring Chef Gina's Bakeshop's macarons paired with NOMZ's Halloween cocktail flight 8 pm Millennial Theatre Project performs the Rocky Horror Show There's more. It's kind of scary, but fear not, it's all here: http://bit.ly/DAP_Calendar
It's my first time back at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron since my college graduation! Tonight my son and I along with some friends are going to see Waitress the Musical. Have you seen it before? I hear it's fabulous! I'm so glad that Playhouse Square brought it to town! #waitressmusical
Come see the hit Broadway musical Waitress On Tour at the E.J. Thomas Hall on October 9th! Waitress is the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. You won’t want to miss this one! 🥧
Thank you to Steve Sucato - International Arts Writer/Critic for this wonderful review of Monica Bill Barnes & Company "The Running Show" at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron! https://artsair.art/2021/09/28/dance-sports-tragedy-and-triumph-the-running-show-is-a-winner-review/
Tonight is the night! Come and see Monica Bill Barnes & Company and UA dancers perform The Running Show at E.J. Thomas Hall!
Looking for weekend plans? Monica Bill Barnes & Company will be at E.J. Thomas Hall this Saturday at 7:30pm accompanied by University of Akron dancers! This witty contemporary performance is not one to miss! Follow the link below for tickets. https://www.monicabillbarnes.com/new-events-2
Thanks so much to Monica Bill Barnes & Company for speaking with our dancers today. Your thoughts were so insightful and encouraging. We’re looking forward to seeing The Running Show at E.J. Thomas Hall this Saturday!
DANCECleveland Artistic Director, Sarah Sumbrum talks with Monica Bill Barnes & Robbie Saenz de Viteri about The Running Show. After a hiatus due to COVID, The Running Show is finally going to take the stage at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron on Sept 25th. See a snippet of the interview below, or become a DANCECleveland Subscriber at DANCECleveland.org and receive full-length interviews with all of our visiting dance companies ahead of each performance on our season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcgRUOBRCkI