On Nov. 1, the Lakeland Community Concert Association will welcome traveling musical troupe “Purduettes” to the Rodeheaver Auditorium.
Founded in 1942, the original Purduettes heartily fulfilled previously-booked appearances of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club when the onset of World War II depleted the Glee Club’s roster. Since then the Purduettes have continued performing for community, university, corporate, business, private, government, alumni, arts and school events throughout the state of Indiana and beyond.
Maintaining a high level of academic achievement, the women of the Purduettes pursue excellence on and off the stage, employing a leadership honorary and a mentor program to help further the development and lives of each individual, while involving Purdue alumnae and community leaders through the outreach efforts of the program.
Directed by Jeff Vallier, the Purduettes provide energetic and quality entertainment suitable for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, all the while connecting the university to alumni, friends and communities worldwide.
The all-female ensemble will perform songs from a variety of genres, including but not limited to jazz, country, and pop. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets will be available at the door for $20 each. Students under 18 will be allowed free entry if accompanied by a paying adult. Questions may be directed to (574) 453-2177.