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IU Auditorium asking for show suggestions for 2021-22 season in new survey

Kennedy Caughell, Kathryn Boswell, James Michael Lambert and James Gish perform onstage in "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical." The IU Auditorium's survey for next year's musicals includes "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical" as well as "Waitress."
Kennedy Caughell, Kathryn Boswell, James Michael Lambert and James Gish perform onstage in "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical." The IU Auditorium's survey for next year's musicals includes "Beautiful — The Carole King Musical" as well as "Waitress."

The IU Auditorium is conducting a survey asking participants to help select the shows that will run during its 2021-22 season. The confidential survey is open through 11:59 p.m. Friday, and those who complete it are automatically entered to win a $100 food credit and overnight stay at French Lick Resort, according to a Friday press email. 

The survey offers 57 options for plays, musicals, talks and concerts that the auditorium will consider scheduling for the upcoming season. The survey’s instructions ask participants to select the productions they would likely purchase tickets for. 

According to a separate press email from Tuesday, the events being voted on are expected to have in-person audiences per President McRobbie’s announcement that fall classes will all be in person. 

“As we look to the future, you continue to remain our top priority,” the press email reads. “Though we expect that some of our public health policies may need to remain in place, we are optimistic that we will be able to host you in our venue for a full season of events beginning this fall.”

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Other productions available to vote for in the survey include Broadway musical “Waitress,” “RAIN — A Tribute to the Beatles” and “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical.” All three productions had originally been scheduled for the 2019-2020 season but were postponed indefinitely by the auditorium in January due to health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. This followed a previous postponement of the same shows in March 2020 after IU suspended in-person classes. 

Unable to continue with its planned lineup of shows, IU Auditorium has instead spent the past year presenting live-streamed events and making recordings of some past performances available online. It also began its Open Air Venues program at the beginning of fall semester, providing clubs and organizations with outdoor performance and meeting spaces. 

More information on future IU Auditorium events can be found on its website

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