CLEMSON — November at Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts is highlighted by comedy and music. Tickets and information are available at or by calling the box office at 864-656-7787 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Image Credit: Julie McClelland

The Complete History of America (Abridged): Election Edition
Tuesday, November 1 · 7:30 p.m.
Boni Belle Brooks Series
$25 adults/$10 students

Who will be our next president? Donald Trump? Hillary Clinton? The Reduced Shakespeare Company provides historical context that is guaranteed to confuse any American voter just in time for the 2016 presidential election. In 90 minutes, the “bad boys of abridgment” go from Christopher Columbus to Neil Armstrong, from George Washington to Barack Obama in a roller coaster ride through American history. This play contains adult language and situations.


Clemson University DrumlineCU Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band, & Drumline
Thursday, November 3 · 8 p.m.
Performing Arts Musical Ensembles
$8 adults/$5 students

This one-of-a-kind percussion extravaganza features Clemson’s top marching, concert, and world percussion ensembles sharing the stage in a celebration of percussion.


“Almost, Maine”Almost, Maine
Monday-Saturday, November 14-19 · 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 20 · 3 p.m.
Clemson Players
$12 adults/$6 students

All is not what it seems on a cold winter night in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways in John Cariani’s play.


CU Symphony OrchestraCU Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, November 15 · 8 p.m.
$8 adults/$5 students

Join the musicians for “Make Gentle the Life of This World,” a moving work for orchestra that features a recording of Robert Kennedy’s speech on the death of Martin Luther King Jr. The concert also features the winner of the annual Concerto/Aria Competition.


CU Jazz Ensemble Photo - Christopher Sloan

Image Credit: Christopher Sloan

CU Jazz Ensemble
Thursday, November 17 · 8 p.m
$5 adults/FREE for students

Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece is set against a background of romance and mystery. This hilarious story of identical twins and mistaken identity, set in the mystical world of Illyria, explores the universal themes of love and all its ambiguous effects on human behavior.



CU Symphonic BandCU Symphonic Band - French Horns
Monday, November 21 · 8 p.m.
$5 adults/FREE for students

Join the Symphonic Band, the best wind and percussion players in a concert featuring music from Ottorino Respighi’s “The Pines of Rome,” as well as exciting contemporary music.


CU Men’s & Women’s ChoirsCU Women's and Men's Choirs
Thursday, December 1 · 7:30 p.m.
$8 adults/$5 students

The Men’s and Women’s Choirs perform repertoire from a variety of stylistic periods.


The King’s Singers
King's SingersDelores St. Clair Wright Christmas Show
Friday, December 2 · 7:30 p.m.
Boni Belle Brooks Series
$30 adults/$15 students

Double Grammy Award-winning artists The King’s Singers from the United Kingdom are acclaimed worldwide for their virtuosity and life-affirming energy and charm. Don’t miss this opportunity to usher in the holiday spirit with glorious renditions of Christmas music by the best in vocal ensemble performance.