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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.

Home of Broadway in Akron Series and more. Follow us on Twitter!
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Operating as usual

05/08/2022
It's Official! The 2022-23 Broadway in Akron Series has been announced!
05/06/2022

It's Official! The 2022-23 Broadway in Akron Series has been announced!

Our 22 - 23 Broadway in Akron Series. ⭐

💙 Blue Man Group
❤️ Tootsie The Musical
💛 My Fair Lady on Broadway
🖤 Jesus Christ Superstar

Who's joining us for another season of fun?

#Akron #Broadway #BlueManGroup
#TootiseMusical #MyFairLady #JCS

We don't have wookies, droids or light sabers, but we MAY have FOUR golden tickets to give away. Like this post, like E....
05/04/2022

We don't have wookies, droids or light sabers, but we MAY have FOUR golden tickets to give away. Like this post, like E.J. Thomas Hall, and tell us your favorite Star Wars character for a chance to win four tickets to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory next Tuesday evening! (Winner will be drawn at 4 pm on Thursday May 5th.)

Nu Deco fuses innovative, genre-bending performances with the highest levels of musical artistry in fun, unforgettable c...
05/02/2022

Nu Deco fuses innovative, genre-bending performances with the highest levels of musical artistry in fun, unforgettable concerts – such as their presentations of works by Aretha Franklin, Queen, and Daft Punk – or their reimagining of the Four Seasons and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue.
Wednesday May, 4th at 7:30 presented by the Tuesday Musical Association.

https://www.akronconcertseries.org/nu-deco

E.J. was rocking and rolling last night to Motown with a Twist! Did you see the show? What hits are you humming today?
04/28/2022

E.J. was rocking and rolling last night to Motown with a Twist! Did you see the show? What hits are you humming today?

04/27/2022

They’re a “chamber orchestra for the 21st century” says the The New York Times. Boasting a list of collaborators unlike any orchestra anywhere, Nu Deco fuses innovative, genre-bending performances with the highest levels of musical artistry in fun, unforgettable concerts – such as their presentations of works by Aretha Franklin, Queen, and Daft Punk – or their reimagining of the Four Seasons and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue.
Wednesday May, 4th at 7:30 presented by the Tuesday Musical Association.

https://www.akronconcertseries.org/nu-deco

Yesterday we hosted the University of Akron Performing, Visual, and Cultural Arts Advancement Council reception in our F...
04/26/2022

Yesterday we hosted the University of Akron Performing, Visual, and Cultural Arts Advancement Council reception in our Flying Balcony. So great to have so many arts supporters in the hall!

04/22/2022

TONIGHT at EJ!!!! From the brilliant minds of Improv Legend Colin Mochrie and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand new, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, slide-splitting show where 20 volunteers are hypnotized on stage, whittled down to five of the best who do improv scenes with Colin Mochrie WHILE THEY ARE STILL UNDER HYPNOSIS. What can possibly go wrong? Come and see for yourself! 7:30 pm https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005B94A1DC8D6C

We're a week away from Motown with a Twist. It's a this or that showdown between The Temptations and The Supremes. What ...
04/20/2022

We're a week away from Motown with a Twist. It's a this or that showdown between The Temptations and The Supremes. What Motown group makes the cut? Comment with your choice below - will you be tempted by The Temptations or will The Supremes reign supreme? Comment below for a chance to win 2 (two) tickets to Motown with a Twist. https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005C23A59415C1

04/15/2022

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to be ONSTAGE with COLIN MOCHRIE…but you need to be hypnotized…WHO’S IN?

Comment below with "YES" for a chance to win a four pack of tickets to HPROV - and a chance to be one of the finalists placed under hypnosis and doing improvisational theatre onstage with Colin Mochrie. Winner will be selected Monday April 18 at 4 pm.

(per tour management finalists onstage with Colin and Assad must be fully vaccinated for Covid 19 and will need to bring proof of vaccination to be admitted onstage if chosen to participate in onstage activities. masks, vaccination status or testing status not required from general audience members, only onstage participants. )
https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005B94A1DC8D6C

Happy Birthday Vince Gill! Coming to EJ on Saturday August 20th!
04/13/2022

Happy Birthday Vince Gill! Coming to EJ on Saturday August 20th!

03/31/2022

The McCartney experience will be in Akron on Saturday, April 9th! Do you have your tickets yet? Tell us your favorite McCartney tune for a chance to win a four pack of seats to the show! (Winner will be drawn drawn 4/1 at 4 pm!) https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005B88084E6834

03/30/2022

330 DAY!

Comment below with your favorite local Akron business for a chance to win two tickets to HAIRSPRAY!

03/28/2022

We're a week away! We have a backstage wishlist setlist we're working on and we need your opinion. "Mr. Blue Sky" vs. "Telephone Line" tell us your choice for a chance to win two seats to the show. Winner will be drawn Wednesday March 30 at 12pm. https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005B7ED59351BF

Timeline photos
03/17/2022

Timeline photos

Happy #StPatricksDay, Zips! 🍀 Today, we're feeling luckier than ever to have such amazing students, staff, and faculty that continue to make UA so great. 💛

👉 Did you know that a part of Akron was once known as "Old Dublin"? Read more on the Irish history of North Akron in an article from WKSU: http://ow.ly/7mU550IkWMz

Scooby, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred, Velma? Who's your favorite Scooby-Doo mystery solver? Comment below with your favorite cha...
03/14/2022

Scooby, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred, Velma? Who's your favorite Scooby-Doo mystery solver? Comment below with your favorite character for a chance to win two (2) FRONT ROW(!!!) seats to Scooby Doo and the lost city of Gold on Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Winner will be drawn on Wednesday March 16th at 3pm. #scoobysnacks #scoobyinakron

Congratulations ZIPS Basketball! Making the 330 proud!
03/13/2022

Congratulations ZIPS Basketball! Making the 330 proud!

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Akron, OH
44325

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Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

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What's your splurge? Mine is definitely live theater! My son and one of his friends are seeing Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Chocolate 🍫 tonight at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron. Has anyone else seen it? Playhouse Square
Have you seen what is coming to E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron for the 2022-2023 season?
Life is better with Nu Deco Ensemble in it! At the Tuesday Musical season finale for 2022. Post concert reception with the musicians and bubbly! The def best was the #daftpunk tribute! Check them out on YouTube. At E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron. The new season lineup for 2022-23 was announced. Go to tuesdaymusical.org. #tuesdaymusical #akronmusic #miamisound
Re-imagine J.S. Bach to The Beach Boys, then stay to party with the musicians! Join us on Wednesday, May 4, with Miami's sizzling Nu Deco Ensemble's classical takes on Queen, Bill Withers, Daft Punk, Bach, Bizet, The Beach Boys, and more. Then, during the post-concert reception, join the musicians in EJ’s lobby to celebrate the finale of Tuesday Musical’s 2021-22 Akron Concert Series and preview next season. It's all happening at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron. Tickets start at $19 at tuesdaymusical.org.
Watch UA Nuance preview their headlining song from tomorrow night’s concert: “Kiss ‘Em Goodbye” for a faculty reception today. The concert is 4/23 at 7:30 PM at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission.
Text 'MOTOWN' to the WAKR Studio Line at 330-370-1590 for a chance to win a pair of tickets to go see Motown with a Twist on Wednesday, April 27th at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron!
What are you up to this weekend, Cleveland? ✨ Here’s what we’re most excited for: 🩰Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Playhouse Square ✂️Bee Crafty at Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market 🎸Big Thief at The Agora 🎤Bill Burr at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse 🌱Garlic Mustard Pull at Brecksville Reservation Cleveland Metroparks ✨Improv Under Hypnosis at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron ✒️Lakefront Cleveland Poetry Festival at Literary Cleveland 🎶Record Store Day at Mahall's 🍁 Geauga County Maple Festival at Chardon Square 💡Wonder: Canton Light Festival at Downtown Canton 🖊️Becky Boban 📸 Photo Courtesy Visit Canton Read More:
Text 'EVIL' to the WAKR Studio Line at 330-370-1590 for a chance to win a pair of tickets to go see Evil Woman, The ELO Experience on April 6th at 7:30pm at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron!
Text 'EVIL' to the WAKR Studio Line at 330-370-1590 for a chance to win a pair of tickets to go see Evil Woman, The ELO Experience on April 6th at 7:30pm at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron!
Text 'EVIL' to the WAKR Studio Line at 330-370-1590 for a chance to win a pair of tickets to go see Evil Woman, The ELO Experience on April 6th at 7:30pm at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron!
What are you up to this weekend, Cleveland? ✨ Here’s what we’re most excited for: 👠 Cinderella at Near West Theatre 🎵Disney’s High School Musical at Beck Center for the Arts ✨Justin Willman: Magic for Humans in Person at Playhouse Square 🎭 Much Ado About Nothing at Great Lakes Theater 🏡 Nari Home Improvement Show at Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland 🤣 Paula Poundstone at Playhouse Square 🎵Pretty Woman: The Musical at Playhouse Square 🐕 Scooby Doo Live! at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron 🎹 Symphonic Mozart at The Cleveland Orchestra Mandel Concert Hall 🎶 The Sonder Bombs Clothbound Record Release Show at Mahall's 🖊️Becky Boban 📸 Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade Read More:
NEXT WEEK! The tour continues! 🥳 Marion, IL - March 22 @ Marion Cultural and Civic Center Akron, OH - March 24 @ E.J. Thomas Hall University of Akron Saginaw, MI - March 25 @ The Temple Theatre Van Wert, OH - March 26 @ Niswonger Performing Arts Center Waukegan, IL - March 27 @ Genesee Theatre Laval, QC - April 24 @ Place Bell Tickets available here: https://scoobylivetour.com/tickets More dates to be announced soon!