Performing Artists Series

Subscriptions to the Performing Artists Series offer reserved seating and cost savings on some of Stocker’s most exciting events. Make it an evening out with the purchase of tickets to Dinner Before the Show, provided in partnership with the office of Conferencing and Dining Services, Executive Chef Chase Wilcox. The Performing Artists Series also offers valet parking for $5/car. Self-parking is free.

All Performing Artists Series (PAS) events are in the Hoke Theatre. Single tickets for the PAS events are $40 for Orchestra seats and $33 for Mezzanine seats.

Dinner Before the Show ($30 per person, per show) and Valet Parking ($5 per car, per show) are on sale now with the show tickets. Dinner Before the Show tickets must be purchased at least one week prior to the event. Valet parking tickets can either be purchased in advance or you can drive up and pay the valets in person on the night of the event.

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Dinner Before the Show

Stocker Arts Center, in partnership with the office of Conferencing and Dining Services, Executive Chef Chase Wilcox, is offering dinner prior to the Performing Artists Series Shows. The dinners are usually held in the Norton Culinary Arts Center right next to Stocker Arts Center (though the dinner for “Route 66” on February 22, 2017, will be held in Spitzer Conference Center Room 114). Once you come in to either the Norton Culinary Arts Center or Spitzer Conference Center, you don’t have to go back outside in the weather to get to Stocker – there is easy interior passage from each of those buildings to Stocker! Dinner tickets are $30 per person and seatings are at either 5:45pm or 6:15pm. The dinner tickets for all of the shows are on sale now. More information is available at on the PAS page. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early!

Dinner Before the Show Menu

For “Fame – The Musical” on November 7, 2016 (in the Norton Culinary Arts Center) and “Route 66 – A Musical Comedy Revue” (in Spitzer Conference Center, Room 114).


Roasted beet salad with goat cheese, candied walnuts, and Dijon vinaigrette

Romaine salad with sugar sweet tomatoes, grape tomatoes, haricot verts, roasted potato and red peppers with basil balsamic vinaigrette


Pan seared scallops over saffron risotto with charred red pepper sauce and asparagus

Chicken “Scaloppini style” with wild rice tri color carrots and savory broth

Grilled marinated flank steak with Duchesse potatoes, green beans and demi-glace

Fresh vegetable stir fry with rice


Apple Mascarpone torte

Chocolate lava cake

Menus for the final two shows of the season will be posted after “Route 66” is off sale.

Valet Parking

At the same price since 2008 when we started offering the service!

We’re again offering MVP Valet parking on a prepaid basis for $5/per car (not including tip). You can pre-purchase Valet tickets up to 1 week prior to the performance – or when you buy your subscription! The prepaid Valet tickets indicate which show they are good for, so just bring the ticket with you when you come to that show. No worries about the weather, how crowded the lots will be or how far away you’ll have to park! You can pre-purchase Valet parking for 1 show for $5 – or for all 6 shows for only $30. Or, you can decide at the last moment to let the MVP Valets park your car – they will accept cash payment the day of the show. You can also still choose to park your car and take advantage of our free parking. It’s up to you!

Why Subscribe?

  • To see great shows!
  • To assure the best seats for each event you attend!
  • To pay the same price you’ve been paying since the 2012-2013 season!
  • To save money – the more shows you see, the more you save!
  • To get to buy Dinner Before the Show tickets first!
  • To take advantage of our free parking or pre-buying MVP valet parking services!
  • To enjoy once-in-a-lifetime live performances close to home!!


If you purchase a Pick 4 or 3 show series, you receive the best seats available in the area you choose (Orchestra or Mezzanine) at the time of your purchase.

Ticket Prices

Pick 4 subscription:

Orchestra – $130.00/each
Mezzanine – $106.00/each

Pick 3 subscription:

Orchestra – $98.00/each
Mezzanine – $80.00/each

Single Tickets: