Bill Nye the Science Guy, internationally acclaimed physicist Michio Kaku and comedian Sal Vulcano headline the Hanover Enrichment Series’ 2016-17 season. The series, presented by Tricia and Will Hagenah with additional support from German American Bank, will also include an array of performances by Hanover’s theatre department and chorale and music ensembles, as well as diverse art exhibitions.

Vulcano, perhaps best-known for his work on truTV’s hidden-camera prank show, “Impractical Jokers,” will perform his stand-up routine Friday, Oct. 28, in Collier Arena. He will be joined by national-touring comedians Dan Soder and Chris DiStefano.

Nye, world-renowned scientist, author and media personality, will appear Friday, Nov. 18, in Collier Arena. Nye, on a national tour to speak about climate change, science, and space exploration, returns to campus after a standing-room-only appearance in 2009.

Kaku, one of the world’s most prominent figures in science, will speak Friday, March 10, in Collier Arena. He is a global authority on Einstein’s unified field theory and the prediction of trends affecting business, commerce, and finance based on scientific research.

General admission tickets to see Vulcano, Nye or Kaku cost $10 each. Tickets for students and children high-school age and younger are free. Admission is free for those with a Hanover ID card. All tickets must be reserved at hanover.edu/arts.

The Hanover College Theatre Department will present three main-stage works during the coming academic year. All productions will be presented, free of charge, on campus at the 100-seat venue, The Other Place.

Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame” will be staged Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1. William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” will be presented Nov. 16-17 and 19-20. Tennessee Williams’ “Night of the Iguana” will be performed Feb. 9-12.
In addition to the three full-length plays, the College’s annual offering of student-created 10-minute plays will take the stage March 23-26.

All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Hanover’s instrumental ensembles, under the direction of David Mruzek, will offer five public concerts.

The College’s Orchestra and Jazz Band’s fall concert will be Wednesday, Nov. 16, with a 7:30 p.m. performance in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts.

The Concert Band will make its first appearance of the season Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall.

To promote the holiday spirit, Dinnertime Christmas Carols will be performed Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m., in the J. Graham Brown Campus Center.

Hanover’s Orchestra and Jazz Band will present a spring concert Wednesday, April 5. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall.

The Concert Band will perform Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall.

Hanover’s chorale ensembles, under the direction of Madlen Batchvarova, will offer campus three performances during the year.

The Hanover College Choir and Chamber Singers’ fall concert will be Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall.

The Hanover College Choir, along with the Madison-Ohio Valley Community Chorus and the Louisville Festival Orchestra, will present Handel’s "Messiah," Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. in the recital hall.

The Hanover College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers’ spring concert is slated for Saturday, April 1, at 2 p.m. in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall.

The Griener Art Gallery, located in Lynn Center for Fine Arts, will host exhibitions by professional artists, as well as works by Hanover students and alumni.

The current works of Jonpaul Smith will be on display Sept. 9-Oct. 1. Smith, a 2002 Hanover graduate, also studied at the University of Cincinnati. More on Smith at jonpaulcsmith.com.

“Common Threads: The Art of Denise Furnish, Ehren Reed and Penny Sisto” will be presented Oct. 7–Nov. 11. The exhibit features fiber art in unique way, connecting the material to the human experience.

Koichi Yamamoto will present an artist talk and workshop, Saturday, Nov. 12. Yamamoto, who has exhibited internationally, combines traditional and contemporary techniques in printmaking. More at yamamotoprintmaking.com.

Andrew Cozzens blends natural and synthetic processes to create his works, which display Jan. 16–Feb. 10. More at andrewcozzens.com.

The efforts of Hanover’s senior studio art students will be shown March 24–April 14.
“Creating Reality,” showcasing the works of Julie Baldyga and Dorothy Hawkins, will run May 1-26. Baldyga, who works primarily in oil pastel and soft sculpture, creates unique scenes of heaven. Hawkins uses photography to depict an elaborate world with dolls in narrative scenes.

The President Honors the Arts will be held Thursday, April 13. The annual event, set to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall, features performances and works from College’s top students in music, theater, creative writing, art and art history.

Admission to Hanover’s chorale and instrumental performances, as well as President Honors the Arts, is free for all ages.

Hanover Enrichment Series

Presented by Tricia and Will Hagenah with support from German American Bank
EventDate/TimeVenue
Art Exhibit: Jonpaul SmithSept. 9-Oct. 1Griener Art Gallery, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Art Exhibit: “Common Threads: The Art of Denise Furnish, Ehren Reed and Penny Sisto”Oct. 7–Nov. 11Griener Art Gallery, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Theatre Department: Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame”Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.The Other Place
Sal Vulcano & Friends - comediansFriday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.Collier Arena
Hanover College Choir and Chamber Singers Fall ConcertSunday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Koichi Yamamoto Art WorkshopSaturday, Nov. 12Griener Art Gallery, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Orchestra and Jazz Band Fall ConcertWednesday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Concert Band Fall ConcertThursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Theatre Department: William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”Nov. 16-17, 19-20, 7:30 p.m.The Other Place
Bill Nye the Science GuyFriday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.Collier Arena
Hanover College Instrumental Ensemble Dinnertime Christmas CarolsWednesday, Nov. 30, 5 p.m.J. Graham Brown Campus Center
Handel’s "Messiah" - Hanover College Choir, Madison-Ohio Valley Community Chorus & Louisville Festival OrchestraSunday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Art Exhibit: Andrew CozzensJan. 16–Feb. 10Griener Art Gallery, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Theatre Department: Tennessee Williams’ “Night of the Iguana”Feb. 9-12, 7:30 p.m.The Other Place
Michio Kaku – world-renowned physicistFriday, March 10, 7 p.m.Collier Arena
Theatre Department: Ten-Minute PlaysMarch 23-26, 7:30 p.m.The Other Place
Senior Art ExhibitionMarch 24–April 14Griener Art Gallery, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Hanover College Choir and Chamber Singers Spring ConcertSaturday, April 1, 2 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Orchestra and Jazz Band Spring ConcertWednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Concert BandThursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
President Honors the ArtsThursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts
Art Exhibit: “Creating Reality: The works of Julie Baldyga and Dorothy Hawkins”May 1-26Griener Art Gallery, Lynn Center for Fine Arts