R&B legend Dionne Warwick to open 75th MSU Lyceum Series

Contact: Carl Smith

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State’s Lyceum Series will begin its 75th year of shows with a performance by legendary R&B singer Dionne Warwick.

Dionne Warwick (Photo submitted)

The performance, scheduled for Sept. 29, begins a five-show season featuring a variety of acts, from theater and dance troupes to a brass band. Each show will be held at 7 p.m. at Lee Hall’s historic Bettersworth Auditorium.

Warwick, a six-time Grammy Award winner and the 2019 recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, is one of the most-charted singers of all time. A Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, three of her songs — “Walk on By,” “Alfie” and “Don’t Make Me Over” — were also inducted into the organization’s hall of fame.

Other Lyceum events this fall and in 2023 include:

—Oct. 11, The Silhouettes, a shadow-dance company that was first runner-up on “America’s Got Talent” season six and Golden Buzzer winners on “America’s Got Talent: The Championships” in 2020. For more information, visit www.thesilhouettes.com .

—Feb. 9, The Acting Company’s “Romeo and Juliet,” a performance of the William Shakespeare classic as interpreted by the famous New York City-based troupe. For more information, visit www.theactingcompany.org.

—Feb. 28, Cirque Mechanics’ “Zephyr,” a tale about the choices humans have made regarding Earth and its resources delivered by performers who utilize original contraptions and high-level acrobatics in their storytelling. For more information, visit www.cirquemechanics.com.

—April 4, Boston Brass, a group that performs a variety of musical styles, from classical arrangements to jazz standards. For more information, visit www.bostonbrass.com.

The renewal period for season ticket holders is open now through July 8, and new season tickets will go on sale July 11. Miniseries tickets will be available Aug. 1-19, and individual event tickets go on sale Aug. 22.

For the Warwick show, tickets per seat in the main front seating area are $65, $55 in the main back area, $45 in the first balcony and $35 in the second balcony.

General public season tickets are $150 per person and $135 for MSU employees and senior citizens; miniseason tickets are $75 per person and $65 for employees and senior citizens; and individual tickets to events other than the Warwick performance are $30 per person, $25 for MSU employees and senior citizens, and $10 for children.

MSU students may attend each performance other than the Warwick show for free.

The Lyceum Series is MSU’s longest running performing arts series and is a key part of the university’s continued commitment to the arts. For more information about the 2022-2023 season and tickets, visit www.lyceum.msstate.edu.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

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