PROVO -- Tony Award-winning singer and actor Mandy Patinkin headlines a new season of performing arts events at Brigham Young University.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2012-2013 season, which also features fiddler Natalie MacMaster, Scotland's Puppet State Theatre, the Beijing Dance Academy and -- for a touch of Disney child's play -- Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve.
Most of the shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. in assorted venues at the university, 150 E. Bulldog Blvd. (1230 North).
* "Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual," popular songs, Broadway classics and old favorites, Aug. 31.
* Scotland's Puppet State Theatre presenting "The Man Who Planted Trees," Sept. 27-28.
* Beijing Dance Academy, program of contemporary dance, Oct. 3.
* Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company, six-person ensemble showcasing athleticism, emotion and humor, Oct. 4.
* Tenebrae, London-based chamber choir founded by Nigel Short, former member of The King's Singers, Nov. 1.
* Violinist Hilary Hahn, with Utah Symphony, Nov. 15.
* Aulos Ensemble, one of the first American "original instrument" ensembles, Feb. 8.
* Utah Symphony, program of selections from "Faust," "Appalachian Spring" and "An American in Paris," March 7.
* Aquila Theatre Company of New York City performs "Cyrano de Bergerac," March 12.
* Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of India presents "Samhara," March 14.
* Natalie MacMaster, appearing with BYU Folk Music Ensemble, March 19.
* Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve, Disney Channel artists present kid-friendly hip-hop tunes about the ABCs, counting and learning to be polite, May 4.
Season tickets are available on a create-your-own package basis, ranging from a minimum of six events to the entire lineup. The price will vary according to shows selected; tickets for individual events range from $6 to $55.
Single tickets for Patinkin's show are $25-$55 and will be available July 20. Tickets for other individual performers will be available approximately four weeks before each show date.
For more information, call 801-422-4322 or visit www.byuarts.com.