Gogue Performing Arts Center announces opening season performances


Gogue Performing Arts Center announces opening season performances

Cat Bobo
Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

Auburn University’s Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center hosted an announcement event on Wednesday evening revealing the upcoming performances coming to Auburn starting fall 2019. 

The $70 million venue is bringing Broadway musicals such as “Rent” and “Waitress” to the stage, celebrity concerts including The Beach Boys and The Gatlin Brothers, and mesmerizing acrobatic marvels including Cirque Mechanics. There will be more than 27 headlining acts coming to the stage for the 2019-20 season.

The GPAC’s long-awaited inaugural season will feature nine series brought to you by Auburn-Opelika Tourism: Americana roots, Broadway, celebrity concerts, chamber arts, dance, family-friendly performances, global stage, jazz, and vocal songbook.

The 2019-2020 season will kick off with Renee Fleming on September 25 as part of the Vocal Songbook series. Other popular names coming to Auburn’s stage include The Allman Betts Band, Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, DIAVOLO, Acrobuffos, Postmodern Jukebox, Wynton Marsalis, Terrance Simien, and more.

Tickets will be available for purchase starting May 15, 2019, and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Learn more about the Gogue Performing Arts Center by visiting goguecenter.auburn.edu.  



Sept. 25: Reneé Fleming (Vocal Songbook)
Sept. 27: An Evening with Sutton Foster (Celebrity Concerts)
Sept. 29: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox (Vocal Songbook)
Oct. 3: DIAVOLO: Architecture in Motion (Dance)
Oct. 12: The Gatlin Brothers (Celebrity Concerts)
Oct. 18: The State of Jazz featuring Kandace Springs, James Carter Organ Trio and James Francies (Jazz)
Oct. 30-31: Cirque Mechanics (Family)
Nov. 1: Allman Betts Band (Americana Roots)
Nov. 21: Béla Fleck and The Flecktones (Americana Roots)
Dec. 3: Montrose Trio (Chamber Arts)
Dec. 4-5: "Escape to Margaritaville" (Broadway)
Dec. 17: VOCES8 (Vocal Songbook)
Jan. 17: "Dino-Light" by Lightwire Theater (Family)
Jan. 31: Dorrance Dance (Dance)
Feb. 13: The Beach Boys (Celebrity Concerts)
Feb. 18-19: "Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour" (Broadway)
Feb. 21: Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience (Global Stage)
Feb. 25-26: "Waitress" (Broadway)
March 1: Pablo Sáinz Villegas: Americana Trio (Global Stage)
March 3: Matt Haimovitz and Simone Dinnerstein (Chamber Arts)
March 20: Sierra Hull Band (Americana Roots)
March 24: Dover Quartet and Bridget Kibbey (Chamber Arts)
March 26: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Jazz)
April 7: Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martinez Duo (Jazz)
April 18: Camille A. Brown and Dancers (Dance)
April 21: Zakir Hussain and Friends featuring Kala Ramnath and Jayanthi Kumaresh (Global Stage)
May 8: "Air Play" by Acrobuffos (Family)



The Gogue Performing Arts Center, named after former Auburn University President Jay Gogue and his wife Susie, began construction in August 2017 with the completion date set for August 2019. Gogue, a graduate of Auburn University, was president of the university for 10 years from 2007 until his retirement in 2017.

The project cost 69.6 million dollars and was built by Rabren General Contractors. Rabren has constructed several other buildings on campus including current construction on the Leach Science Center Addition, Graduate Business Building, and Engineering Student Achievement Center.


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