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A New Way to Wharton

[email protected] is a group for young professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s looking to experience all that Wharton Center has to offer.

Featuring a special series of performances, each event is accompanied by VIP access to pre or post show parties with food, drinks, prizes and fun, plus the chance to meet the artists and more.  

Benefits of Nex[email protected]

Access. Attend VIP events, meet the artists, get a behind-the-scenes look at shows, and enjoy one-of-a-kind social opportunities. For instance, we transformed a lounge into an Irish pub, had summer tent parties, took everyone back to school on a party bus for Matilda, and personally met some amazing artists. You’ll also enjoy great food and more.

Meet. Come on your own, along with friends, on a date, in a group, however you like. You’ll be meeting new people in a fun, hip new atmosphere all while enjoying a great night out.

Connect. Engage with Wharton Center in a unique way, get to know more about the shows and connect with peers.


2020-2021 Season

[email protected] season packages are now on sale. Five incredible performances at our exclusive discount that you’re sure to love at special rate.

Pictured (L-R): Danielle Wade (Cady Heron), Megan Masako Haley (Gretchen Wieners), Mariah Rose Faith (Regina George), and Jonalyn Saxer (Karen Smith) in the National Touring Company of Mean Girls. © 2019 Joan Marcus.

Mean Girls

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | $78

“By far the funniest musical of the year!” –Chicago Tribune 

Direct from Broadway, Mean Girls is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock), composer Jeff Richmond (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). 

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | $50

Praised by The New York Times as “one of the most profound choreographers of his modern dance generation,” Ronald K. Brown blends African, modern, ballet and social dance styles to tell stories that illuminate the human experience and acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. 
 

Second City performing An Imperfect Union

The Second City Hits Home

Thursday, May 20, 2021 | $42

Doing what they do best, The Second City finds laughs in everything from your city’s history, events and hot-button issues to headlines from your hometown newspaper and mixes these with a generous portion of classic Chicago-style sketch and improv.

The Moth Mainstage

The Moth Mainstage

Thursday, June 10, 2021 | $55

True stories, told live and without notes. The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection.

Caroline Bowman (Elsa) in Frozen North American Tour. Photo by Deen van Meer. © Disney.

Disney’s Frozen

Thursday, July 9, 2021 | $79

From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America, and the critics rave, “It’s simply magical!” (LA Daily News). Frozen features the songs you love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. 

For more information contact Ryonn Clute at (517) 884-3117 or [email protected].

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Purchased a [email protected] season package? For questions regarding your order contact the Ticket Office at 1-800-WHARTON.

All prices include a $3.50 per ticket facility fee. Some limitations apply.

Based on availability, individual ticket purchases cannot be guaranteed.

[email protected] is generously supported by: MSU Federal Credit Union; and PNC Bank.

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